Starlit evenings perfect for romance. A dance floor. Stargaze from the deck. Look, there’s Orion! Folks love the privacy, quiet … no traffic noise. And breathing pure air and drinking sweet, non-chlorinated water. The chalet is a comfortable base from which adventurous families launch serious explorations of Yosemite and the Sierra. Days begin with animated fly-ins of wild doves, stellar jays, dark-eyed juncos, grosbeaks, and hummingbirds who come to enjoy birdseed on the deck. Guests watch happily from comfortable chairs in the Great Room. Squirrels join the party. Sometimes, wild turkeys and grey foxes. Deer cross the meadow. After Mother Nature’s morning shock and awe, the bell sounds; time to peek through another window at one of America’s richest historical periods and head for Gold Country Mariposa to enjoy the California Mining and Mineral Museum or the History Museum, visit one of our state’s oldest newspapers and tour California’s oldest active courthouse. History is alive in Mariposa!