Wonderful secluded location, owners are kind and genuine
Submitted: September 10, 2011
Stayed: February 2011
This was the perfect vacation week for me, as I was severely burned out at work and needed to unplug and escape. I brought my dog and made the drive from San Jose, and was kindly greeted upon my arrival. I got a quick tour of the cottage and had a very friendly conversation with Eric, who found the balance of both making himself available for me if I needed anything, and giving me my space to make sure I enjoyed my private time.
I was encouraged to enjoy the entire property, and I did. There is a lot of land for roaming (perfect for walking off-leash with my 15 pound buddy), and there were plenty of pleasant morning walks while breathing in the fresh mountain air. There's a small restaurant down the street where I was able to get some food to go, and a small market where I picked up a few snacks. Donna and Eric also offered me use of their Yosemite pass if I wanted to visit the park, and said they'd be happy to set up a campfire for me if I wanted to sit outside at night.
Being a night owl (I tend to get to work around 10 or 10:30am and work past midnight), it was amazing how quickly my biological clock adjusted to something much more normal and human while I was out there. The first night, I walked my dog around 7pm, went to sleep around 10 or 11 and woke up at 7 completely refreshed. I read and wrote a lot, cooked a little, got a lot of fresh air, and really got to take my time recharging my batteries.
The time I spent up there meant a lot to me. Not just the seclusion, but the great life advice I got from Eric in our occasional chats throughout the week. I've emailed Donna recently and am hoping to go back some time during the holidays with my dog and my girlfriend. Can't wait to return.
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