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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off, I was amazed that we were able to book this spot only weeks before our visit mid July. This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and we stayed in the Lotus room which truly exceeded my expectations. The room was HUGE! Larger than most hotel rooms I've ever stayed in and incredibly clean. Additionally, the... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Liz and Ron were the perfect hosts, chatty, knowledgeable, welcoming and Liz's breakfasts were lovely (was also the only decent cup of tea we had in the States!). As the title says we came here on our honeymoon, travelling along the west coast and we would say that this was our favourite stop, not just because of the amazing scenery... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place right on Merced river. Ron and Liz are great people. Liz will talk both of your ears off. Good breakfast served every day on the deck. Not a lot to do in the area at night and restaurant selection is slim. Butterfly is a good value for the expensive Yosemite area. A positive experience. The only thing lacking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at this b&b on recommendation ... And we in turn would recommend to others. As b&b "virgins" we didn't know what to expect.... We had a lovely bright and light room with a patio overlooking the river - idyllic. Liz & Ron were perfect hosts. So knowledgable about the area and gave great advice regarding walks... Personally -... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Blue Butterfly for 4 nights at the end of June and it was a fantastic find. Liz and Ron were great hosts, very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them and their tips and local knowledge on places to go, and the best hikes to do is invaluable. We had a room on the ground... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in June. Liz and Ron were very welcoming and create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When we were shown our room, Meadow Lily, we were delighted with the size,the very tasteful furnishings and the superb view from our balcony. Breakfast was great, enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the river. Spent pleasant evenings on the terrace chatting with... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Blue Butterfly Inn for a few nights at the beginning of July and our stay was perfect! It is a B & B that is in the perfect location, just outside one of the gates to get into Yosemite. The Inn is situated right next to the Merced River and we loved sitting on the back... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a certain charm here. This special B & B is doubly blessed with a great location and super innkeepers! It attracts some of the most interesting guests. As Americans we thoroughly enjoyed meeting several of those from Great Britain and Australia. Twice a day we had an opportunity to chat with them...for evening tea with Liz's yummy home... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at several B&Bs over the years and were very pleased with our experience at the Blue Butterfly Inn. As other guests have stated, the owners are fantastic people. Ron and Liz are full of stories and recommendations for hikes, road trips and food. Liz is an excellent cook and had awesome breakfasts each morning. Her Italian zucchini... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want the anonymity of a hotel/motel this is not for you. If you want to become a guest in Ron & Liz's lovely home, Join the other guests for breakfast, watch humming birds from the terrace overlooking the Merced then this is for you. The house is beautifully furnished and all that is asked of you is look... More

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Address: 11132 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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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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