Your Meadow Creek Ranch Inn Hosts, The Wilcoxens
Willie and Diana Wilcoxen and their pampered cats, Scat and Gaston.
Willie and Diana are San Francisco Bay area refugees, having moved to Mariposa in 1998. Willie retired from aerospace in 2008, Diana is a home-health nurse.
Willie admits to having an acute case of ‘antique pox’ and their home gives ample evidence. Their accumulation of antique furniture, cast iron cookware, olde tools and automobilia is a tour in itself.
Although they both love the the slower pace of the Sierra foothills, they have found a wealth of things to do and see in Mariposa. The art galleries, summer concerts in town, good restaurants and local wineries keep them ‘in county’ more than they expected! All this and the year round wonders of Yosemite ensure that they are never bored.
When not serving guests or working the grounds, the innkeepers’ passion is travel. With several cross-country jaunts and more than a dozen trips to Europe and Central America, they love to receive guests from all over the globe, get out the maps and ‘shrink the world’ a bit.
Over one Christmas, they visited their son in Germany, who is spending was year there with friends they met while waiting for a bus in the Yucatan over 25 years ago. While there, they visited a family that came to Meadow Creek Ranch the previous summer. It seems that they lived only 30 minutes from their friends on the Rhine river. To Willie and Diana, this is what being an innkeeper is all about.