We stayed in the Poppy room. This is against the kitchen wall, so if you are not an early riser, you might not want this particular room (There are many beautiful rooms from which to select). I, however, loved it. It was spacious and clean. I liked how Liz gives you two different style towels so each guest in the room knows which towel is their towel. I did advise Liz that more light in the room would be nice. She said they are searching for just the right light. They really enjoy antiques and are particular about their choices. That level of dedication is what makes this place so wonderful. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows and nice sheets. We stayed there for two days. An example of breakfast: ham, quiche, juice, water, bread, and watermelon. Delicious. I spent much time enjoying the view of the river from the back deck while I had coffee and listened to the sound of the hummingbirds buzzing by. It was so relaxing. I am an early riser, so I found and made the coffee-Ron and Liz did not mind at all that I was fiddling in their kitchen. I also used their refrigerator for my hiking lunch snacks, their dryer for the clothes I hand washed (it was too late at night to run the wash machine), and their kitchen sink to wash out my water bottle and coffee mug (Yes, I carry my own mug-and creamer as well. I am a coffee junkie.) The layout of the house is very open so you feel invited to use watever you need. Ron and Liz are knowledgeable about the park (3 minutes to the park entrance-I timed it). They advised us of some good trails to take and which falls would be best to see at this time of year and they were right on target. To find their driveway, just turn left after the atm. We asked them about the driveway situation and that was an interesting story-they are very friendly and love to share a good story. Ron is a rock climber and Liz was an art teacher-so they have some good stories! I would love to return here and just hang out at the inn instead of spending all day at the park- It was that nice. Thanks Ron and Liz!
- 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