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Tin Lizzie Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7730 Laurel Way, Fish Camp, CA 93623   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Fish Camp B&B and Inns
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“Yosemite with the Comforts of Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Experiencing the Tin Lizzie Inn is experiencing a beautiful way and place to begin and end the day. The owner host and hostess care deeply about your surroundings and comfort. Wake to a breakfast gourmet in taste and presentation. And that applies for vegans too. Loved the downstairs/upstairs suite (fireplace, books, movies). The host and hostess have left goodies in the room and prove to have recommendations one can trust for other meals at nearby establishments. It's difficult to leave this enticing atmosphere!
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  • Stayed August 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in October 2012. Here's an excellent base camp for visits of the Yosemite National Park. The cottage we stayed in was very comfortable. Sheran and David are very friendly and welcoming hosts and gave us some useful advice on what to visit in the park. The breakfasts were delicious. Everything is very up close and personal here (as opposed to staying at a hotel), which you have to be comfortable with of course, but if you are, nothing should keep you from staying at the Tin Lizzie (except perhaps the rates, which area bit on the expensive side, but match those that you would pay for hotel rooms in the area).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

As if this beautiful Victorian B&B was not enough, Sheran and David provided a personal touch that was unrivaled in our traveling experience. From the perfect breakfasts, to the informative conversations, to the use of their antique cars for a truly fun trip to Yosemite Valley, we came as strangers and left as friends. You will not be disappointed!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We were visiting Yosemite National Park on route to Las Vegas and needed somewhere to stay for 2 nights in that area (13th to 15th Sept 2012). We chose Tin Lizzie based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. These reviews are all true and the B&B is every bit as good as everyone says it is.

We'd had a long drive from San Francisco (with a wrong turn up the Chowchilla Mountain Road, thanks to our out of date Sat Nav!! DO NOT GO THAT WAY! It is a dirt track and not suitable for the majority of cars!) so it was a relief to make it to Tin Lizzie. We were greeted on arrival by David who introduced us to his wife, Sheran. They immediately welcomed us into their home and made us tea which went down a treat.

We were staying in their cottage which is joined to the main house but has its own entrance. This was perfect for us as it had a lounge downstairs and bedroom/bathroom upstairs. David and Sheran designed and built Tin Lizzie themselves and you can see when you're there how much love and thought has gone into the design and decoration. It is lovely. If you stay there be sure to ask to look at their photobook which is really interesting.

It is located in a peaceful and quiet area and we were so pleased to be able to sit outside on our patio and watch humming birds and bluejays.

It was the personal touches at Tin Lizzie that make it stand out (such as chocolates on the pillow at night and on one night David told us not to have pudding out as Sheran was making a Boston Cream Pie. We came home that night from dinner and she'd left two large pieces of the Cream Pie for us which were absolutely delicious).

David and Sheran are the most wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. David drove us to dinner on our first night in his Model T Ford so that was a real treat for us. He has a large collection of them which are well worth seeing. On our arrival back to our room Sheran had left us some chocolate dipped strawberries. The breakfasts served at Tin Lizzie are lovely and everything is homemade by Sheran (who is very talented at baking). These breakfasts consisted of around three/four courses including eggs, waffles, poached pears, fresh fruit, cakes etc which helped fuel us for our walks round Yosemite. They were delicious.

David and Sheran are great to talk to and have an excellent knowledge of the area. They gave us lots of great tips of places to visit during our stay. In fact we'd like to thank them for their advice on our last morning (we were a bit worried about driving the Tioga Pass but they put us at ease and encouraged us to go for it which we did and as they'd promised, we thoroughly enjoyed it).

The Tin Lizzie also has a suite in the main house which we were given a tour of and it is beautiful. Very large and perfect for a romantic stay.

If you are looking for a place to stay from which to explore Yosemite or the surrounding area, or even if you just want a relaxing or romantic break away from it all, then look no further than Tin Lizzie. You will not regret it.

We will definitely be back at some point in the future.

Thanks again David and Sheran

Marian and Paul

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at Tin Lizzie for 2 nights as part of our Californian tour and found it such a refreshing change from the other standard hotels we had booked. David and Sheran were wonderful hosts and provided a superb breakfast each morning to keep us going for most of the day. An added treat was the ride in David's Model T Ford car. We have some lovely photographs taken by David to remind us of that trip. The attention to detail in the room was second to none and the Inn is only minutes away from the main gates into Yosemite Park. We enjoyed coming home each night to an oasis of calm and it was wonderful to watch the hummingbirds feeding from the nectar jar on the verandah and the busy squirrels racing up and down the tree trunks. You are treated as part of the family at Tin Lizzie and we would definitely recommend it to other travellers.

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  • Stayed August 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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Greenville, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Located in Fish Camp, CA (population 200), the Tin Lizzie Inn is perfect for getting away from it all. If you want to disconnect from light pollution, big box chain stores and the like, escape to Tin Lizzie.

Proprietors Sheran and David start your day off with a scrumptious, hearty breakfast that will give you the energy you need to get through a day of hiking Yosemite's strenuous trails. In the evening, you will find homemade desserts in your room.

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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was truly a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone; the rooms were clean and spacious and the breakfasts were delectable. We rented a model A Ford for a day and it made for a truly unique experience that we are still talking about. The B&B is across the street from the Tenaya lodge, but the rooms are so much nicer and the personal touch by David and Sheran made this a very special trip. I would go back without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 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: 7730 Laurel Way, Fish Camp, CA 93623
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Location: United States > California > Fish Camp
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Fish Camp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tin Lizzie Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 2 miles from southern entrance to Yosemite National Park you will find out new vacation home nestled in the Pines, you feel like you're in a treehouse. Two bedroom each with private bath with massaging tub, heated floors. Flat screen TV, wireless internet, gourmet kitchen and wonderful grounds with barbecue, play area and hammocks. All our guests receive a complimentary tour of Fish Camp in an original 1915 Model T Ford. ... more   less 
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