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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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11132 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 El Portal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the pleasure of staying here for two nights in August. Both Liz and Ron are fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome in their home. Our room (Glasgow) was lovely and comfortable. The view from the decking is absolutely gorgeous and I could happily have spent all day looking out over the river. The location of this... More

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Claremont, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have both been to Yosemite many times over the years. We have stayed in the Curry tent camp, cabins, campgrounds in winter and summer and now at the best B&B in the area. We found the Blue Butterfly almost by accident on the web and had no trouble making a reservation. Getting there was easy. We were a little... More

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Manila, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in November 2013. We were a group of four. Ron and Liz were very nice to us. The view of the Merced River was very excellent. Up until now, I could still vividly recall how the scenery looked like. The hotel was a 10-15minute drive to the valley...If we ever come back to Yosemite, we will definitely... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Ron 2. Liz 3. You can't get any closer to the park. 4. Amazing breakfast. 5. Beautiful location. To expound a little bit, Liz and Ron are such sweet, warm, and interesting people. Within minutes, you'll be drawn in by their stories and knowledge of the area. When you leave, you'll want to give him a firm handshake, hug... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house in a stunning location, with a deck over the Merced River, and right near the entrance to Yosemite. Good size bedroom, nicely appointed and decorated with private bathroom. Full access to the deck day or night was wonderful. We listened to the river and watched dozens of hummingbirds over tea in the afternoon. Breakfast was wonderful, with fruit,... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful nestled against the Merced River and the interior is beautifully decorated. The hostess made us feel welcome and we enjoyed the back deck where humming birds feed. During the night my partner went to the bathroom only to find a bat flying in the room. We had the windows open, screens closed, so we figured it... More

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Yosemiteblue, Manager at Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, responded to this review

This is the only time we have had this happen: We did indeed have TWO bats fly into the house the morning before these guests arrived. We opened up our deck umbrella before breakfast to find several bats had decided to crawl up under its shelter for the night. Bats had also taken shelter in our umbrella last year when... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Blue Butterfly Inn. Our room was huge and very comfortable. The art deco style of the room was wonderful and a lot of thought had gone into it making it the most unique place we stayed in. Liz and Ron (the owners) were very helpful and took the time to suggest walks and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here two nights before we stayed at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park. Had we known how wonderful this B&B was we would have booked the Inn for a longer stay. We stayed in the top floor room, the "Sunflower Penthouse Suite." The large room has one wall of windows that face the mountains and... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually preferring the anonymity afforded by larger hotels we found the personal experience offered by the Blue Butterfly to be a refreshing change. Liz and Ron are extremely personable and together they run a tight ship with him attending to logistics and maintenance and her at front of house attending to afternoon tea and breakfast. They have an impressive collection... More

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Yosemiteblue, Owner at Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, responded to this review

On the first page of our web site, on the right hand side, is a section marked "Maps and Directions". 'Click on' this and it clearly shows our location in relation to adjacent lodging facilities, and shows an aerial map and detailed directions to our B&B within the commercial complex. Often the first question guests ask is, "How did you... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As part of our CA road trip, my wife & I enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay with Liz & Ron. A lovely change from the impersonality of the usual hotels. We received genuine personal hospitality, wonderful breakfasts and great local advice, whilst enjoying the delightful top floor Sunflower room. Thoroughly recommended.

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Address: 11132 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
Location: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Yosemite Blue Butterfly Hotel El Portal

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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn is a new, family owned and operated Bed and Breakfast - the closest to Yosemite Valley. The inn is on the banks of the Merced River, in sight of the cliffs at the entry to Yosemite National Park, on the Highway 140 entrance. All rooms have en-suite facilities with hair dryers, and Wireless Internet access on guests' computers. A full,cooked breakfast is included. Owners have lived in the yosemite area for 40 years and are happy to help guests plan their days in the park and their itinerary. ... more   less 
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