We arrived on the first day of the Government shutdown and were concerned about what we'd be able to do. We had no need to worry as Ron & Liz had plenty of ideas of things to do & places to go which we're still accessible. The roads are open through Yosemite so we still saw El Capitan, Half Dome & Tunnel View. We also drove along Tioga Pass to Lee Vining & got more stunning views of Mono Lake & June Lake Loop & Mammoth Lake Loop. We also managed to find a grove of Sequoia trees which hadn't been closed!
After a full day we got back to the beautiful house where we had a cup of tea & Liz's freshly made cookies whilst sat on the balcony watching the hummingbirds on the feeders that Liz puts out for them. We discussed what we'd done during the day & exchanged stories with the other guests together with Ron & Liz.
This is an exceptional B&B with beautiful rooms with all the facilities you could want. Liz's freshly home cooked breakfast sets you up for the day and each days menu is different.
Thank you Ron & Liz for a wonderful time & we hardly noticed that there was a Government shutdown! We can' t wait for our next visit which will be as soon as possible!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Blue Butterfly Hotel El Portal