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“Disorganized and Unprepared - Be Careful” 1 of 5 stars
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5004 Main St, Junction of State Highways 49 and 132, Coulterville, CA 95311   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Coulterville B&B and Inns
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Disorganized and Unprepared - Be Careful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

When we planned a trip to Yosemite, we used TripAdvisor and trusted the great rating of this place. We looked forward to going. Unfortunately, our experience was very disappointing and needs to be shared so others can be ready.

We made a reservation over the phone, and our credit card was charged. The inn said they did not do confirmations by email or snail mail, so it was all over the phone. Coming across the country, we counted on having this place to stay while in Yosemite. We arrived at the inn around dinner time to find the owners nowhere to be found. Others staying at the inn said they were with friends and should be back soon. We called the inn's number and left a voice mail, called the cell phone given in the answering machine - still no answer and we left a message there. Also, there was another number posted on the inn's door - tried that, no answer, left another voicemail.

By this time about an hour had gone by so we went across the street to grab dinner and wait. By 9 PM they still weren't back. The other people staying at the inn said there was only one room open anyway, so it must be ours. The room left shared a bathroom however, and was definitely NOT the room we had requested and had been guaranteed over the phone, so we didn't bring our things in. Tired, 3000 miles from home, and frustrated, we gave one last effort to try the cell phone number. The female owner answered, having no clue that we had been leaving voice mails on 3 different numbers for the last 2 hours. She apologized profusely and said she would be right there. She said that they must have "gotten their dates mixed up"....but out credit card had promptly been charged days after making the reservation. Our belief from subsequent conversations is that they simply had forgotten about us period. About 20 minutes later her husband arrived, seeming quite confused that we had chosen to NOT spend the night there and had found another inn across the street to stay at instead. He appeared to not understand why we wanted a refund, and eventually his wife came by around 11 PM, catching us as we stopped by the car to ask for our credit card to issue the refund. She told me how wonderful the inn is and how everyone loves it there. She also explained that they would let us stay, but they have good friends staying with them who are already in the room that we had reserved...which seemed quite strange to explain to a customer who is unable to stay at your inn because of the mistake you made with their reservation.

Overall, we would strongly not recommend this place to anyone traveling to Yosemite due to the poor communication and disorganization. Although people who have actually gotten in the door have enjoyed it, it was a terribly irritating way to begin our trip - being across the country and finding out that we had nowhere to sleep that night, having to make quick new plans....not something we'd want anyone else to experience. If you want to stay in Coulterville, which was a very charming town, look across the street at Hotel Jeffrey - they saved us and made sure we had a clean, reasonably priced room at 11 PM - the owner was very professional and organized.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

For a true Friendly, Hometown, Historical experience the Rose Cottage B & B- Antique Store is a must do in Coulterville. The owners, Rick & Debbie have created the most charming and comfortable B & B ever. The rooms range from a Romantic Countryside look and feel to manly hunting type decor. Each room is different, but reflects the authentic Coulterville experience. It is very comfortable and they have a fantastic Breakfast/snack area complete with snacks-YUM)- all the comforts of home. Downstairs is the antique / memories part of your Cottage Rose experience. I can't seem to spend enough money there!!!! Rick makes the absolute best potting benches, incredilbe rustic standing shelves with great antiwue fam trim and birdhouses - BIG birdhouses- one of a kind- kind you have NEVER seen before!! A must have for the barn wood collector. I LOVE this place and the sweet, sweet people who run it. This building was the original E.E. Warne Store built in the 1870's-1880's. After you are done there take a short walk to see the Coulterville Museum, then on to the local coffee house to see Christopher Robin (yep- thats his real name) then on to Gold Tooth Lil's for local crafts and period costuming. There are 2 wonderful, original Saloons that deserve a visit. The perfect day in one of the REAL 49er Ghost Towns.

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  • 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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San Leandro, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

When we missed our open window to get a room at the Jeffrey's Hotel, we felt that we'd have to search all over for accommodation. My girlfriend was referred by the hotel to check on the Rose Cottage B&B across the street. It was a delightful find, and the new owners, Rick and Debbie are absolutely wonderful, the place was spotless and the pantry was chock full of treats and goodies. Everything we experienced was top notch, we'll be sure to recommend this place to all our friends. We hope to come back during the Summer, and we hope to find a vacancy, as we know the rooms will go fast if their service continues at this level. Do not hope to get WiFi or Cable TV (we suggested they NEVER get it) This place is quiet and a couple's retreat.

  • Stayed March 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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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Very nice place ,quaint rooms,even put up a airbed to help accomadate a extra person in room for another $10.And check out bar opposite if youn dare for a real USA experience(they don't bite!)

Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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macclesfield
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Great value for money if you're looking for somewhere in the Yosemite area - Elaine was very welcoming and our breakfast included homemade muffins straight from the oven! Try the saloon opposite for a slice of local bar life!

  • Stayed June 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Coulterville is a very laid back quaint little town. It's like taking a step back in time. The Rose Cottage is like that. If you want the plastic, fantastic Holiday Inn experience, this is not for you. It has lots of character, great antique touches, and very friendly down to earth hostess. It is not modern, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, NY
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Our room (the Wild West) was extremely clean and well-appointed, and the bathroom had a very modern touch. Elaine was incredibly friendly and helpful, even staying up for our somewhat late arrival, and opening the antique shop (downstairs) early the next morning so we could browse before heading to Yosemite. The bed was clean and comfortable, and we got a great night's sleep in this quiet location.

Breakfast was delicious -- a frittata with potatoes, toast, and some fresh fruit. We had the option of eating by ourselves in the dining room, but we chose to have it in the spacious eat-in kitchen so we could talk with Elaine and her husband about the town, the area, and Yosemite.

Speaking of ,Yosemite is only a short drive away from the Rose Cottage and Coulterville. Whenever I make it back to Yosemite, or if I just happen to be in the area, I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Address: 5004 Main St, Junction of State Highways 49 and 132, Coulterville, CA 95311
Location: United States > California > Coulterville
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Coulterville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yosemite bound travelers can stay at this unique Historic Building dating back to 1899, restored with modern amenities, all rooms are themed, Wild West Room, Victorian room, John Muir Room and Rose Room. One of the few remaining buildings of the Historic mining town on Coulterville. Lake McClure and Lake Don Pedro near by, explore this beautiful recreational area while you enjoy your stay with us. ... more   less 

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