The owner and designer of the retreat has been a resident of the Oakhurst area since 1978. As an experienced backpacker, hiker and naturalist, he is always willing to share his knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothills.
Mountain life does not mean rough living. The retreat is designed with the elegance of nature's beauty and the balance of living within nature's boundaries.
The retreat is an environmentally conscience establishment that understands the value of serenity inherent to the mountain area. We use quality products with fair trade practices, and pride ourselves on our "green" practices, including solar power, water capture and recapture, composting, and no use of pesticides or fertilizers in our gardens or on our grounds.
Exploration of the grounds is encouraged. Discover the local flora and fauna right outside your door. John is a native of the Rocky Mountains, now an avid lover of the Sierra Nevada Range. He has extensive outdoor knowledge and a true understanding of the mountains.
Walk the trails
Our nature trails are an experience to enjoy. The Nature Trail booklet provides information on the local flora and is coordinated with signs along the trail. Manzanita Groveand Shady Oaks are popular destinations where a wide variety of birds nest and feed, offering the observer insight into their behavior in a natural setting.
The walks are for the amateur hiker with an "easy" ranking.
Photos of Suite Yosemite courtesy Tim Madden at Above the Fog, Oakhurst CA