3 BR - 2 BRs sleep 2, 3rd sleeps 1, 1 full bath.
Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner
About Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner
Mary Lou was born and raised in Yosemite Valley, and knows the Park extremely well. Cliff is a retired aerospace project manager. Mary Lou and Cliff were married in Yosemite in 1966. They retired to the property in 1997. The property the cottage is on was bought by Mary Lou's parents in 1959. Mary Lou and Cliff took over the property in 1989, and planted the first 5 acres of the vineyard in 1992. They retired to the property in 1997, and built a house in the middle of the vineyard. They have used the cottage as a guest house every since. Now they have decided to share this special place with others. They sell all of their grapes, except enough to make a couple barrels each year.
Why Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner chose Mariposa
We have spent weekends and vacations in this cottage since we were married. Mary Lou's parents built a house on the adjoining property and retired there in 1971. All four of our children first stayed in it when they are 6 to 8 weeks of age. It was a very special place to visit Grandma and Grandpa. When Mary Lou's parents had the property, they raised a few head of cattle, so the grandchildren got to help with the roundup and branding. Now they help us make our wine, including stomping the grapes! Our Grands think that is great fun.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Charming 1893 cottage
Mary Lou and Cliff are so welcoming. We felt comfortable and knew we picked the perfect place to stay. The cottage is a comfortable spot to rest and enjoy their beautiful vineyard and the Illuminance night sky. It is close to Yosemite and all the area has to offer. Highly recommend.
We loved being in wine country on an actual vineyard. Beautiful scenery and a lovely house. The house even came with a very friendly visiting kitty.
Thanks for your review. We do have barn cats that are not allowed in our house or the cottage. One of the cats p, Iris, does like to visit our guests, but will leave you alone if you shoo her away.
A little slice of heaven...
We booked this cottage as our base for visiting Yosemite, and are we glad we did!
Mary Lou met us on arrival with a plate of homemade scones and a bottle of delicious red wine from their own vineyard, and was such a welcoming host. The cottage itself is exactly as described, and is the most tranquil place I have ever had the pleasure of staying at.
The morning sunrise on the porch, just beautiful, and the Milky Way in the night sky, simply stunning....I never want to leave!
Mariposa is an excellent base for Yosemite, with a great food market (Pioneer) and plenty of places to eat.
We highly recommend this cottage and hope to be back ourselves one day. Thank you Mary Lou and Cliff for sharing your home with us.
We are glad you were able to enjoy the Milky Way and the sun rise. The Milky Way is indeed an amazing site to see. We hope you are able to return. Have a great trip!
We stayed here a couple of nights using it as a gateway to our visit to Yosemite. The accommodations were great the only downfall for us is not getting to stay in this lovely home a little while longer. I would have loved to spend another day here just relaxing on property.
If we are ever this way again we would definitely stay here. My son is in the Navy and was with us and he's even talking about staying here himself with some friends.
We are so glad you enjoyed staying in the Cottage. Thanks for the review!
Home away from home
We try to visit the "cottage" as often as possible. We really feel at home there and better given the location, sites and peace and quiet.
Cliff and Mary Lou are the best hosts!
We always enjoy having you stay. You are a special family.
Loved the house. Enjoyed the property. Serene, private and comfortable. If we ever come to the area again, we will definitely look to stay here first. Our four-night stay went way too fast.
Thanks for your comments. We hope you will stay with us again.