Highland House Bed & Breakfast
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHighland House Bed & Breakfast Mariposa
In the middle of the forest we found this B&B. It's a quite and beautiful place with very good breakfast. The owner was very helpful.
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... What a unique place!
After crossing (and surviving) Death Valley we had a brief stop at a place called Zabriskie Point which is a lake bed that dried up 5 million years ago, leaving a unique 'Badlands' landscape. It was absolutely roasting hot and dry when we got out of the car.
The temperature must have been well over 100F (38C). In fact, nearby ...
... unless there was something we really needed. There was simply no space for extras in our backpacks!
Fuelled up on delicious bagels, we hit the road again for a long four hour stint inland. The journey felt long, but some of the views were truly beautiful and the tunes were great (Chris' epic Californian themed playlist!)
We eventually made a final stop at Mariposa, a tiny, old village which claims to have California's oldest saloons. It was a speedy leg ...
... running out of fuel. We stay in a B&B called Restful Nest. The property is owned by Lois & John who are very friendly hosts. They provide a wonderful breakfast for us the next morning.
One of the highlights of staying here is seeing Hummingbirds - amazing tiny birds that flap their wings a million miles an hour & can hover in the one place. They are quite mesmerising.
We are all very tired & happily sleep.
We were woken up at about 1am from the sounds of screams and yells outside,
brushing it aside because we thought it was nothing, it continued to grow. Well, nothing much different from the previous nights, really. We head to the window to check the streets of San Francisco, as if we were the neighbourhood watch. We are from Campbelltown after all! We open the curtains to find 4 girls and one guy ...
... Point where we had a view of the whole valley and all the main features. It is impossible to capture on camera how high and vast this valley is. It was quite a narrow windy drive up there as well and I was glad not to be driving.
Next stop was at the old Wawona Hotel where we had lunch and looked at a gallery showing reproductions of paintings by Thomas Hill who was famous for his paintings of Yosemite,