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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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11132 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Carlsbad, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see the “natural fire fall” (Horsetail Fall Yosemite, Google it) last February. We have previously stayed at the property surrounding the Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn (YBBI) a few times because it is right on the Merced River and within a mile of the El Portal entrance to Yosemite. Happily, I discovered YBBI! If you are looking for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this lovely B&B for three nights, from 12/27 through 12/ 29. The Inn is a bit difficult to find, as it is tucked behind a larger motel -- but once we opened the front door (after stopping to admire the stained glass entry way), and stepped into the common room overlooking the Merced River,... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is my first TripAdvisor review, and I didn't think I would ever write one. But I just HAD to review the Blue Butterfly (sorry it took me so long to get to it!). My husband and I stayed two nights in July, and wish it could have been many more. Liz and Ron were fabulous hosts, and we were... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our stay with Liz and Ron at the Blue Butterfly Inn was a highlight of our 40 days of traveling in the USA this fall. We loved Yosemite and after a long day of hiking, enjoyed the peaceful evenings at the B&B. We stayed on the top floor in the Sunflower room where we were surrounded by windows that let... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights here. Ron & Liz made us feel very welcome in their B&B. We had a lovely room on the ground floor. It was so quiet we could hear the river at night - soothed us to sleep. Breakfast each day set us up for a big day of touring through Yosemite - the B&B is... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My parents and I started our California trip with four nights here and loved it. Its appearance, seen from the road amidst the large lodge-style hotel which surrounds the inn, might belie the charming atmosphere within. Once inside the inn, there's no sense of the hotel's presence and the views from the back decks of the mountains and river are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Based on all the other reviews, my girlfriend and I decided to try the Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn. We found it okay, but not spectacular (compared to the B&B we lived at the day before in Pacific Grove). Getting to the Blue Butterfly Inn was easy, put in the big motel on your GPS and use the directions from the... More 

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

I am truly sorry we didn't communicate better with the traveler from Oslo who wrote this report...apparently this person felt 'awkward' and I do wish I had perceived this. We do try to present a breakfast menu that is interesting, varied, and has plenty for everybody. It was my failure to notice (or remember) that on the registration form that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I recently stayed two nights at the Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn (Oct, 2014) and it was awesome! I have been coming to Yosemite NP for a number of years and I have stayed at many different places, but the Blue Butterfly Inn takes the prize as the best! Here's why: my room was spacious with a very comfortable queen bed.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Liz and Ron are the best hosts in the world. They'll help you with whatever you need. The house is so cozy, a treasure in the Yosemite area. Having breakfast on the deck was the best experience in the whole trip.

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Ojai, California
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20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Liz and Ron built this B&B on a parcel of riverfront property they own on the bank of the Merced River in spite of a developer's effort to buy all riverfront property in El Portal. They refused to sell. As a result, the B&B is surrounded by a 300+ room motor lodge, which the developer built around their property. Once... More 

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