My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights at the Big Creek Inn during our first visit to Yosemite. After reading all the stellar reviews, I wondered how the "real thing" would hold up. Not only did this B&B live up to the reviews, but it surpassed them, in my opinion.
Pamela, the innkeeper, not only met us at the door when we arrived, but she called the morning of our arrival to let us know that our room would be ready anytime we were. Her vast knowledge of Yosemite started then and there as she offered guidance on which route to take from the Bay Area - advising us to drive through the park to take advantage of the sights along the way.
Upon our arrival she led us upstairs to the Mariposa room - a large room with a comfortable deck overlooking the meadow. This immaculate room features a king size bed with luxury linens, beautiful hardwood floors and furniture, a large TV with satellite TV and DVD player, and a double bathroom. A common area with a huge and current DVD collection is just outside the door - fully stocked with wine & champagne glasses, coffee cups, a refrigerator for guests to use, trail mix and chex mix, as well as a wide variety of teas and instant coffee. Pamela made sure there was a fresh pot of coffee each morning as well. A very nice touch that we so appreciated!
Other amenities in the room included - Yosemite hiking and guide books, mosquito repellent, shoe warmers/driers, hair dryer, robes, band-aids.
Breakfasts were wonderful - from buffet style fruits, yogurt, eggs, canadian bacon, fresh muffins, to sit down eggs benedict - it all was delicious. Following breakfast, Pamela was ready to send us off on our day, but not without first going over the Yosemite map with us and gave us great guidance on "must sees" for our short trip. Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point were highlights.
The whole experience was perfect...with a personal touch. No way we would have gotten this kind of service at one of the bigger lodges. We would go back in a heartbeat. And we will tell anyone who will listen to stay at the Yosemite Big Creek Inn!
How could I forget Indy? The sweetest, most gentle and loving pup you'd ever want to meet!
Thanks Pamela for a perfect stay!