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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Great location and Pamela made us feel right at home with great rooms and a homely feeling which was very clean. After a day of trekking Yosemite, the bog bathroom and modern touches was a huge pleasure. 10 out of 10. Would love to stay there again in future.

  • Stayed April 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Lovely B&B in the heart of Yosemite.
Very clean, spacious rooms, set in the glorious surrounds of this property.
10 minute drive from Mariposa Grove where the big Sequoia's can be seen and around 45 minutes to Glacier Point.
We only had one full day to see Yosemite due to a hectic schedule, but the lady who owns the Inn spent time explaining where to go for the best sights, she even lent us a rucksack and cool bag. Very nice!

Hints:
Do not underestimate how long it takes to drive through the National Park. It's slow and very winding.

Avoid Yosemite Village at weekends, traffic is painful. Spare the time for Glacier Point, Sentinel Point or go over to Half Dome.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Big Creek Inn and its hosts, Pamela and John, provide an excellent guest experience at Yosemite's south entrance. Located about 10 minutes from the Mariposa Grove and the Wawona Hotel and about 45 minutes from the Yosemite Valley attractions (closer than the Tenaya!), the inn has 3 comfortable rooms and a common area with a refrigerator and a table for games. The DVD collection is enormous and includes something for everyone--perfect after a long day of hiking.
Bonus: Pamela can suggest hikes and help you plan your Yosemite itinerary.
If you don't need 4 restaurants and a pool and/or if you'd prefer a quiet, restorative Yosemite experience, I highly recommend the Big Creek Inn!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We only had one night at the end of our Ahwahnee Yosemite vacation and were so pleased that we chose the Big Creek Inn. Pamela and John were excellent hosts, the Mariposa room was beautiful, and the common area was stocked with everything imaginable. The place is spotless, quiet, updated and conveniently located on Hwy 41. We chose the Big Creek Inn based on other traveler's excellent reviews, and we agree!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The accommodations and service at Big Creek Inn are outstanding. John greeted us by name when we arrived and gave us a tour of the inn. Our room and the entire inn were spotless. The luxury mattress and spacious, tiled bathroom add to the first-class experience. Our private balcony overlooked a creek and the surrounding forest. The satellite TV and wide selection of current DVD’s let you relax and feel right at home after a long day of hiking. Snacks are also available in the common area (all included). Each morning starts with a great breakfast buffet. The food is very high quality. The inn keepers/owners (John and Pamela) are very friendly and polite. They go out of their way to make you feel right at home. Pamela gave us great suggestions for hikes and other activities each morning. We can’t wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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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
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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.

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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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Additional Information about Yosemite Big Creek Inn

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
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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