MCCAFFREY HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST INN is an enchanting mountain lodge nestled in the quiet forest hollow of the High Sierra – near Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Yosemite National Park and the town of Sonora California. McCaffrey House is a member of the prestigious Select Registry.
This Twain Harte/Sonora bed and breakfast inn was lovingly built by innkeepers Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey. The gathering areas of this California mountain lodge near Yosemite are spacious and beautifully decorated with a fascinating collection of furniture and art acquired during their extensive travels.
McCaffrey House is appointed with amenities that provide the utmost comfort and convenience. All rooms are spacious and have exquisite views of the forest that envelops this Yosemite area bed and breakfast.
Included in your stay is a full hot breakfast that is lovingly prepared by Stephanie McCaffrey, known and celebrated for her extraordinary breakfast cuisine! Each evening guests join in for the McCaffrey House Happy Hour where wine, cheese and crackers is served.
Enjoy the romance of this High Sierra mountain lodge, the pleasure of a family vacation, a ski trip to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, take over the Gold Country Inn for a reunion or business meeting, schedule a wedding, a massage or winemaker dinner … take in the views of the pristine forest, diverse birds and wildlife, rays of sunshine or snowflakes in flight.
The Inn is situated very near the beginning of the Stanislaus National Forest. The Confidence Mine, which was one of the largest gold mines in California is a short walk from the Inn. Within a few miles of the inn is the Site of Wagon Train Horse Station which is the former home of the true life Grizzly Adams. Pinecrest Lake is a 15 minute drive from the inn which was formerly the Strawberry Flat Wagon Train Route.
In the winter months if the lake has been drained, one can see the actual tracks of the wagon trains that came across Sonora Pass.Continuing up the mountain is Donnell Vista and The Dardinell Mountains which overlook the Stanislaus River and Donnell Lake. One can see that these mountains are extinct volcanoes that formed much of the areas mountains and river canyons.
This area is also the site where the Bidwell Party Wagon Train crossed the Sierras in 1841. Going up the mountain further is Kennedy Meadows. This is the last civilization before climbing the remaining 9 miles up to the Sonora Pass Summit. (9,642 feet) Kennedy Meadows Resort is a beautiful location and the trail head stables leading into the Emigrant Wilderness area of the Stanislaus National Forest. The scenery is spectacular, rivaled only by Yosemite and is the route taken by many pioneers during the 1850s Gold Rush.