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“Great place with a European attitude” 5 of 5 stars
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Joseph House Inn
376 West Yaney Street, Bishop, CA 93514   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Bishop B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
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“Great place with a European attitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My wife and I spend our annual bouldering holiday in the Sierra Nevada again. This year we chose Joseph's House Inn as our base camp. Situated next to a quiet street the location is meticuously well kept and mixes a European attitude with American style. The owners originally come from Switzerland and Germany but lived in the US for ages.
The rooms are spacious and clean but with the usual heavy American style and decor, nevertheless it kind of fits very nicely. As we spend our days climbing and the evenings on the great terrase overlooking the awesome garden and watching the ducklings, we didn't really had any need for something else except the quietness and relaxedness of this location. The price is high for an Inn, but justified regarding cleanliness, size of rooms, service, location, suroundings and above all the breakfast. The latter is cooked completely fresh according to your personal wishes and is a mix between continental and American/European.
Be aware that there are no cooking facilities in the rooms, but as we didn't need one this time this wasn't an issue.
The owners, Myriam and her parents are a great treat and we can only recommend you staying in their property whenever you pass through Bishop.
The attached pictures are not of great quality (cam from my mobile) but more or less capture the spirit of this amazing place!

Oh and you take breakfast together on a big table with all the other guests which guaranteed that we met some very interesting people and had great conversations.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Willits, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Joseph House Inn in May. We had a wonderful stay. The Joseph House Inn, just a little over a block off of Hwy 395 and downtown Bishop, is an oasis of natural beauty and loving care. Myriam and her mother truly know what hospitality is and they practice it with each guest. The Joseph House Inn is a gracious, stately home that has been meticulously remodeled. My husband and I had the Garden Room and felt we were home there, after each day of hiking in the mountains around Bishop. Our room looked out on the beautiful garden. We can't speak highly enough of the Joseph House Inn and the care shown by Myriam and her mother.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This is easily the nicest place to stay in Bishop. Not only do you get to enjoy the large "park like" setting (complete w/ a small pond and ducks).;But the hostess, Miriam, is warm, accomadating, and a wealth of information. From gormet breakfast to mid-afternoon wine.....this is the real deal. Miriam's European roots are evident in all the details that she pulls together to make this a true oasis. Look no further!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is our second visit to this wonderful hidden treasure, one block off highway 395. We stayed in the same room, the Green room which has direct access to the garden area. The owner Mariam was away on family emergency, but lovely young lady was filling for her and she did a marvelous job filling in for her. Our stay was relaxing and peaceful with usual wonderful cook to order breakfast. The property is well maintained as our prior visit and our traveling companions were just as pleased with their accommodation. Look forward to returning again!

Room Tip: Green or Rose for direct access to garden and parking.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed there during president's day weekend. It was nice and pleasant stay. Its a friendly
family run cozy Inn great hosts. There are couple of things to note here. Most rooms have have access through its living room. Room have no individual heat or A/C controls. No kitchen access. No coffee machine in room. Overall nice cozy atmosphere. Nice backyard and lots of trees. We did see some ducks as well. Surprisingly little mountain town Bishop came out to be very beautiful and adventurous. I visited Sabrina and North lakes. We visited Mammoth lakes area. Nice adventurous and relaxing break.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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haywards heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We arrived to find a note on the door asking us to make ourselves at home: Myriam arrived moments later with a very warm welcome. The decor is marvellous, and the extensive grounds well kept and ideal for a warm evening's relaxation. Don't even consider staying anywhere else in this area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Since I grew up in Bishop (since relocated) and have been there many, many times it was quite a surprise to follow-up on other good reports from Trip Advisor regarding the Jospeh House Bed & Breakfast. Unbelievable grounds to go with a great B&B layout of guest rooms, main room, dining room, kitchen, etc. Since we had a small dog with us we would not have been able to enjoy this facility if it wasn't dog friendly (two rooms with outside access have been designated for pet owners which helps those traveling with pets while not creating a problem for others). Sitting near a pond in the yard, after a trip up in the Bishop Creek area to photograph the colorful foliage, on a fall afternoon while enjoying a glass of wine with spouse and our small dog laying nearby in the grass was so much better than what's typically available, even at expensive hotels. This facility is priced more than a cookie-cutter room at nearby motels but the value is there for people who enjoy quality and comfort in a unique setting.

Room Tip: We had a small dog which limited us to either of two rooms with a patio access, which was fine (the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Joseph House Hotel Bishop
Joseph House Hotel
Joseph Hotel Bishop
Address: 376 West Yaney Street, Bishop, CA 93514
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Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Much much more than a hotel, this Bed & Breakfast is located in a lush oasis in Bishop, CA off of Hwy 395 in the high desert between the Sierras to the west and the White Mountains to the east. If you are traveling between Death Valley and Yosemite in the summer, Joseph House Inn is the ideal layover. ... more   less 
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