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Bear Creek Cabins
6993 Hwy 140, Mariposa, CA 95338   |  
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Austin, Texas
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“Good budget stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Our family of four plus 2 dogs just stayed the weekend here and had an enjoyable time. This is a budget stay near Yosemite, not a 5 star hotel. I would compare this to a Motel 6. We had no problems finding it with our gps. The short turn off to get to the cabins isn't scary just looks like people living there in not so good of accommodations. Lou Ann left us the key in our cabin (#2) which is actually one room in a large log house that consist of 4 "cabins". Our room was a nice size with a very small kitchen area and a small bathroom. It fit our needs perfectly especially since we were traveling with our Aussie and Schnauzer and were planning on hiking and being outside most of the time anyway. The room was clean enough for me. The carpet looked okay but I NEVER walk on carpet in hotels barefooted anyway. One of the comforters had a stain on it and there were several spiderwebs behind the nightstand (I knocked something off behind it and had to fetch it). The bathroom was clean and had plenty of towels. I was expecting to pay a pet fee but no pet fee was necessary we just had to remove the vacuum from the front porch and vacuum before we left since we had pets. That was a little confusing because wouldn't the room get vacuumed anyway after we left? The heating system they have didn't work and the rooms had a new looking space heater. It kept us toasty warm and the temps at night were in the low 30's. Also, the Bug hostel right up the road has a good restaurant with meat, vegetarian and children's meals, as well as wine and beer. We were wanting to go to the Mariposa sequoia trail in Yosemite and it took about an hour to drive there to the trail-head. If you want to go to the valley floor you would go the opposite direction and that took about 45 minutes.

Room Tip: Cabins 1-4 are really hotel rooms in one long log cabin.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A paradise in Yosemite area! it is in the middle of the mountain, very quiet and very well equiped. The attention of the owner is excellent. We stayed there 2 nights and was awesome. Though it is not inside the park (have to travel 30 min, by car) it is a great place to stay!! We went June 2011

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Long Beach
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Bear Creek Cabins is probably one of the nicest places I know.
It's a paradise in Yosemite. Close to nature and its sounds. If you're lucky you will see a deer or two just outside the cabin door.No mosquitos as far as I could see.
Cabins are big, clean and well equipped.
If you're stressed and need to wind down, this is the place.
Mariposa is only 7 miles away and Yosemite village 35 miles.
Thanks Louann and James for a great stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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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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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

It is true that when you first get here, you might feel suspicious of the neighborhood where the cabins are located, but so what? We stayed here for two nights, and nothing weird or scary happened at all! We loved our room! The lady who runs the place is a very nice lady as some reviewers already mentioned. Believe me, once the lady shows up, all of your weird feelings about the place would disappear! The room is very comfortable for us. Very spacious and even has a wide screen flat TV with some decent channels! You can even cook in the room. You will find some cooking utensils, plates, bows, forks, spoons, knives, etc in the room!! Stay here!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This place is fabulous! The location is hard to find at night though, and the gps will not work that high up in the mountains. It took us awhile to find it, but once we did the owner came out and she was super nice. It was nice she still came out to greet us although it was around midnight. The room was so clean and the bathroom was a normal size. We said we wished we could have stayed in this cabin for the rest of our trip. She gave us directions to where we were going in the morning. Stay here!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here with friends (4 people total) for 4 days last summer and it was fantastic. A lot of the reviews talked about the slummy road on the way up to the main cabin but we didn't mind it. There's no drug deals going on outside or anything like that. It's perfectly safe and peaceful. The owner was super friendly, funny, and made us feel really welcome. The room itself was enough space for 4, (we had cabin number 3) and we loed having breakfast outside and meeting our neighbors around. If you want a camp-like experience without staying in a tent, this place is your best bet. We enjoyed it so much that we are coming back again this year.

Stayed July 2011
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Houston, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at Bear Creek cabins at a very reasonable rate ($120/night) in August of 2011. We were in the cabin suite: unit #4 in the main cabin, the end unit. The room was HUGE, with a bedroom upstairs and a queen bed downstairs next to a large living room w/ breakfast area. The bathroom was downstairs - with a tub! It was charming and rustic and the hostess, Lou Ann was very helpful and courteous. There were cooking supplies, dishes & utensils and a full size refrigerator, stove & microwave. The wild blackberries were ripe on the bushes next to our cabin so we had fresh blackberries with our granola on the front porch every morning! We couldn't have loved it more.

We had a new flat-screen TV with, I think, DirecTV although we didn't turn it on while we were there. We also had a fireplace.

Although our unit is called a cabin, it is attached to three other units in one building sharing a deep front porch. Unit #4 is at the far end and we walked past the other three units to get to ours. Having the end unit meant it was the most quiet with only one shared wall and no one walking past our door.

As other people mentioned, you have to drive past some slightly trash places to get here. If that bothers you - DON'T STAY HERE!!!! Also, don't write a bad review because of that - would you want people reviewing your house based on your trashy neighbor down the street?

Anyway, this is not a Hyatt or Comfort Suites/ Ramada so it won't be at that level of cleanliness. If you're expecting that type of room - again, DON'T STAY HERE!!!! The cabins, however, will be infinitely cleaner and cheaper than most of the Yosemite park accommodations. The downside is that the drive is close to 1 hour to get to the park.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6993 Hwy 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
Location: United States > California > Mariposa
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Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Mariposa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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