When we moved to California in 2002, we began to acquire animals, mostly through rescue. We started a non-profit to support spay/neuter of cats with some like minded friends. We supports other animal rights causes locally and nationally.
We believe in organic homegrown food and meat. Our animals enjoy the best life possible, free ranging on our small ranchette in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Coffee with Critters began organically as we enjoyed touring people around our farm and providing a glimpse of farm living. As expenses for food, shelter & supplies have increased, the idea to invite tourists to experience our farm was hatched. We uses the tour proceeds to support and feed our animal friends and to further our work with rescued animals. Animals are fed organic feeds, vegetables, fruits and sprouts.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
Can we change the time of our tour?
Yes, with advance warning your group can arrange to come at a time that is convenient for you.
How far are you from Yosemite?
We are 45 minutes from the El Portal entrance gate. 5 minutes from Mariposa town and 30 minutes from Oakhurst.
Do we need to bring anything?
Yes, you might be more comfortable wearing a hat as the sun can be quite strong. You may also get mud on your shoes or an animal may bump into you. So wear appropriate clothing in case it becomes dirty.
Can you accommodate special requests?
Yes, we can provide coffee or tea or other beverages on request. Gluten free, vegan or vegetarian diets can also be accommodated.
How do we book reservations?
You can book through AirBnB's Experiences or you can message me directly.
What kind of refreshments can we expect?
We are limited with what we can serve you as we do not have a commercial kitchen. So expect pastries from the Sugar Pine Cafe, fresh brewed coffee, pot of specialized tea - we are tea nerds, fresh fruit, eggs from the chickens and any other seasonal goodies from the farmer's market
Do you have a public restroom?
We offer a composting toilet outdoors only. Built from palettes using the Humanure method, it is safe, sanitary and you can't beat the view. There are service stations nearby for those who do not share enthusiasm for an al fresco toilet.