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Yosemite Big Creek Inn
1221 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Fish Camp B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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“We want to move in…”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was a luxurious B&B, off the Fish Camp main road, so nice and quiet. On arrival we were greeted by John, who carried our luggage for us, made us feel at home with his hilarious humor and gave a guided tour of Big Creek Inns’ courtesy facilities, including the courtesy drinks/snacks/chocolate/fridge etc. There’s even tea/coffee available before breakfast for early risers. This place felt like (a luxury) home rather than a hotel/B&B.

We stayed in the Mariposa room for 4 nights and didn’t want to leave. The quality and finish of the furniture and fittings was better than any 5 star European hotels; it was huge and relaxing. You could spend weeks here just watching the huge range of DVDs in your room and also the list of satellite TV channels, including BBC USA!

The bed was massive and very comfortable, a great night’s sleep. Pamela's breakfasts were a feast (a pot of Earl Grey was most welcoming) and were a great place to chat to the other guests while planning daily walks based on Pamela and Johns recommendations. They have walking books and cool bags/ice blocks which can be borrowed, to keep the sandwiches (bought from the shop down the road from the B&B) cool - recommended if you’re here in summer as it was hot.

After getting back from the impressive sights of Yosemite we relaxed with a few games of table tennis on the rear decking, and got to see deer passing through the meadow while humming birds buzzed and bumped each other at the feeders; wroth staying here just to experience the birds. We could have sat on our private balcony, but ping-pong was too appealing.

They have menus for the local restaurants so we were able choose what sort of food we wanted before we set out. It was so comforting retuning from the Tenya Lodge resort knowing we were going back to luxury, rather than a mass market place which would have cost more than Big Creek Inn.

Yosemite Valley was a little over 45 minutes’ drive.

Room Tip: mariposa room was superb
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spent a weekend here in October and it was lovely.
* The inn keepers were very friendly, greeted us by name when we got in
* The room was very clean and tidy. We had a balcony with a view of the meadow and a cozy fireplace/stove
* There were complimentary snacks, tea and hot chocolate in the evening. They also had a giant selection of DVDs.
* Breakfast was served from 8-9am. We ate oatmeal, bagels and chatted with Pamela about hike options in south Yosemite.
Overall we had a very good experience and we'll stay here next time we come to Yosemite.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This being my first B & B, I was a little apprehensive but from the moment we entered Big Creek Inn I knew I had made an outstanding selection. Every detail to make stay memorable was present in a restful relaxing environment. The suggestions in planning our day allowed us to maximize our short time and experience the majesty of Yosemite. Our thanks to Pamela and John for awesome hospitality and accommodations.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I can only echo all the glowing reviews by others. Pamela and John are exceptional inn keepers with nothing being too much trouble.
Their knowledge of the area and suggestions as to what to see and in which order saved us hours of needless backtracking,
You will not find a better place to stay in Yosemite.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Innkeepers Pamela and John are really warm and wonderful people who went out of their way to make us feel both welcomed and well informed about Yosemite. The accomodations were impeccable. This Bed and Breakfast was a real find. I know of no better way to see the Yosemite National Park area. Our thanks to Pamela and John for all of their hard work. Erick and Talene.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We recently spent three nights at the Big Creek Inn, a lovely B&B just two miles from the entrance to Yosemite. The rooms were lovely and the owners were extremely helpful as we planned our park visits. We chose this B&B because of the outstanding Trip Advisor reviews and the reasonable price. The breakfast was very nice with fresh fruit and other goodies and there were snacks and beverages available at all times. Each room has a balcony with a table and chairs so a great location for enjoying a bottle of wine after a day of hiking in the park. The beautiful bathrooms leave nothing to be desired!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We are on a trip through California and are staying at various hotels and b&bs. The Big Creek Inn is a fantastic place. Just outside Yosemite, it has rooms to the standard of a high quality hotel. They are beautifully finished and decorated. Our room is split level and has a walk in wardrobe, separate bath/shower room and toilet and a balcony and another large window. It also has an entrance hall and a kind of lobby area, so it is a suite rather than a room. There is state of the art DVD equipment and similar for the tv. The room also boasts a great easy to use stove.

The bed is large and superbly comfortable and this is a lovely, clean, comfortable place to stay. Our hosts are great and gave us lots of good suggestions for where to go inYosemite. Pamela even lent us a cooled rucksack to carry our lunch, which consisted of a packed lunch made in the local store, which is within short walking distance.

Breakfast is really nice, with something for all tastes. There is bread, english muffins and bagels and yoghurts, fresh fruit, eggs, Canadian bacon, homemade scones and cakes, freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee or other drinks and lots more, all spread out as a large, fresh and enticing buffet.

My husband and I love it here and would definitely return

  • Stayed September 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
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Address: 1221 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
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Location: United States > California > Fish Camp
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Fish Camp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest B&B lodging to the south gate of Yosemite National Park ~ A three guest room inn located on a tranquil bank of Big Creek, just 2 miles to Yosemite National Park. ... more   less 
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