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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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“An excellent place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights last October.
We were greeted by Hilde the hosts mother,a lovely lady who treated us like family and made us feel very welcome. Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very nice.
The inn is located in pleasant grounds a short walk from the town centre where nice sandwiches could be bought from Shatts bakery and the local Chinese restaurant provided lovely meals and pleasant service in the evening.
Stay here you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: all the rooms are nice!
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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We spent 3 days at the Joseph House Inn and it lives up to its excellent reputation here on TripAdvisor. The proprietors were friendly and they helped us to plan our day trips. Breakfast is delicious and the innkeeper even asked what time we'd like to be served each morning. My wife and I look forward to the evening social hour, to sit in the beautiful garden area with a glass of wine. The overall experience was five stars out of five. We definitely will return for some r&r.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the garden if you're a first-timer.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
85 hotel reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We can only confirm other reviewers - this is a wonderful spot. Miriam is a great hostess, the breakfasts are superb in a beautiful garden (we had mum, dad and 2 baby woodpeckers arguing above us!) Our whole 2 day stay was just totally enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 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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Munich, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
53 helpful votes 53 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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Address: 376 West Yaney Street, Bishop, CA 93514
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Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Much more than a hotel this bed and 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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