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“immaculate B and B outside Yosemite” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Fresno, California
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“immaculate B and B outside Yosemite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have stayed twice here and would highly recommend it! My room was spotless(seriously one of the cleanest places I've ever been), with a very comfortable bed, large tub, gas fireplace, and deck looking over the rushing creek. There is a huge assortment of movies to watch as well as satellite TV, and John let me borrow his laptop to use the free wifi as I didn't have mine. Breakfast was excellent both times and it was nice to meet the other guests at the lodge. All of the positive reviews are correct!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We chose to stay at Big Creek Inn for our first trip to Yosemite based on the high ratings it had received from other travelers on this site. I am pleased to report that the rave reviews were well deserved! We found the inn to be comfortable, clean and updated. Innkeepers Pamela and John were welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They gave us some great ideas for what to see during our short trip. I have already recommended the inn to a few friends and coworkers and will definitely stay here again the next time I am in the Yosemite area.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Merced room but got to see the Mariposa while we were there. Both rooms were very n...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This review is long overdue having visited Yosemite in June 2012 but I just had to write a review. We arrived later than planned having been misdirected by the GPS but what a great place. Pamela asked for our plans whilst in Yosemite and basically provided a day's itinerary to allow us the best chance to see all of Yosemite in a short time! She has a great knowledge of the area. We had a special breakfast of waffle with fruits the second morning which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thought they were amazing hosts who thought of the extras such as DVDs, candy and cookies freely available. Would love to go back to Yosemite and won't consider staying anywhere else but here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was our fourth stay at the Big Creek Inn and I think that says it all. We can't help but return to this Inn whenever we come to Yosemite. In fact, on two occasions now I have checked the availability here before booking our flights from the UK to make sure that we can stay.

Pam and John are such fabulous hosts; the welcome is friendly, Pam's advice on walks in the park is invaluable, and it's fun chatting to them and other guests over breakfast. One morning we had been the only guests overnight so Pam made us a special breakfast of waffles with strawberries and syrup. Lovely, and much appreciated!

The other things that make this place so special are the little touches and attention to detail; little snacks available whenever you fancy a nibble, a guest fridge with drinks, guide books, wifi, a lovely buffet breakfast every morning. You can see how much care and attention John lavishes on the Inn in all of the remodelling he's done; the rooms are beautiful. They are also spotless, spacious and very tasteful.

We've stayed in all of the rooms but our favourite is the Mariposa with the king bed, two balconies, and a great view over the meadow and the creek where we could see deer most evenings. This really is the perfect place in which to relax after a long day walking in Yosemite.

My husband isn't even a B&B sort of person (he isn't the most sociable type) but neither of us would stay anywhere else and this is absolutely a place that you should try, you won't regret it.

Room Tip: They're all lovely but we like the Mariposa the most.
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  • 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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BMtnW, Owner at Yosemite Big Creek Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you, Rachael, for your lovely review. Guests like you and John make innkeeping very gratifying. We love being a part of our guests' happy Yosemite memories. All the best, Pamela.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days in October 2011. The room and all the facilities were superb and we particularly appreciated the snacks and drinks provided. As our time was limited Pamela gave us a great suggested route for a tour of Yosemite and we felt that we made the best use of limited time.

This is a B&B which operates to a very high standard and deserves all the good reviews.

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This place is the best B&B experience we've had and here's why:

+ The innkeepers Pamela and John are warm and welcoming; polite and professional. They are hikers and offered us spot-on suggestions for how to get the very best experience in the limited amount of time we had in Yosemite.

+ Pamela and John designed and built the place recently (he's a carpenter and the place is very well-constructed), and maintain it spotlessly. It's fastidiously clean.

+ The Inn is nestled in a meadow; the setting is beautiful and park-like. It is set back from the road and quiet.

+ The place is well-designed. The decor is beautiful and very tastefully done. The three guest rooms are upstairs, well away from the owners' living quarters. Our room was very quiet. Two common areas upstairs offer seating, snacks, a fridge, freshly-prepared coffee in the morning for early risers, hundreds of DVDs and an assortment of Yosemite-related reference books.

+ An electric fireplace in our room offered warmth and a cozy glow.

+ The bathroom has great lighting and lots of counter space. The tub/shower is spacious. The towels are extra thick.

+ The parking is steps away from the Inn's front door.

+ The breakfast buffet offers lots of selection and was exactly what we wanted. They even include energy bars to take along as snacks.

Even though the place is perfect, Pamela and John are the best part of the Big Creek Inn. They are happy, pleasant people who gave us great suggestions for what to see and do in Yosemite.

  • Stayed October 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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PamelaS, Owner at Yosemite Big Creek Inn, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are grateful that so many guests have taken the time and effort to review our small business, which is also our home. John and I love living in Fish Camp and being innkeepers. After more than a decade here, we are still enthralled with Yosemite. It’s great fun to share the Yosemite experience with people of all ages from around the globe. With all the wonderful guests we’ve enjoyed, we hope to be innkeepers for a long time to come. Thank you again.
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London, United Kingdom
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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
    • 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: 1221 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
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Location: United States > California > Fish Camp
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Fish Camp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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