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“The ONLY place to stay when headed to Yosemite.” 5 of 5 stars
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Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   39060 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
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“The ONLY place to stay when headed to Yosemite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Having read the trip advisor comments, we instantly booked this B&B and it exceeded all our expectations. Bruce & Lori are the most excellent hosts, going the extra mile to give you the best experience of Yosemite no matter how short or long your stay. We got an excellent dinner recommendation plus the best 1 day tour of the park. Breakfast is incredible and the rooms are lovely. The view is the best you'll get and only 20 mins to the south entrance to the park, it's an easy location. Don't think about booking anywhere else, it won't compare. And make sure you cuddle Boo-Boo, she keeps the bears at bay..;)
We will come back and can't wait to stay at this beautiful home again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

You will wonder if your GPS or map has a fault when you start heading up the steep drive and keep on heading up the steep drive. Still once you are there the view is magnificent over Oakhurst.
There is a choice of 3 rooms, we had the smallest middle room, which is exactly that, small! One chair to sit on. Plenty of room outside though. The other two rooms were bigger but had pets staying in them over time. As one of us has an allergy, we couldn't have either room.

The owners are lovely people, and happy to chat. Breakfast was good, although nothing special. You are quite some distance from Yosemite. they say 20 minutes from he park gates. More like 40 at least, then another hour to Yosemite.

Sleep wasn't the best as a smoke alarm starting beeping at around 3.00am due to a flat battery. I wasn't impressed with the owners "oh sorry about that" then taking the full amount due.

In summary, great view, nice people, reasonable location but over priced.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two larger rooms. One has a seperate bedroom and the other a King bed. The smal...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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brucechip, Owner at Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
We are surprised and disappointed in this review. The guests were offered a choice of rooms at the time of their reservation. They chose the least expensive of our three rooms (during peak tourism season).
The guests never expressed dissatisfaction with our response to fixing the smoke alarm. The guests did not notify us of the smoke alarm going off. We live above our guest rooms and could have fixed it immediately. We recognized the mechanical problem and fixed the smoke alarm before the guests' full, hot breakfast was served to them that morning.

The room they chose has two chairs for sitting. They are on both sides of the bathroom door. I don't know how they were missed.

Knowing that this guest has "dog issues" we had our dog in our room during breakfast. One other guest were asked to keep there dog in their (pet friendly) room and to avoid any dog contact with this neighboring guest.

***A note about the distance to Yosemite National Park. It is 14 miles from our Bed and Breakfast. It consistently takes 20 minutes to the entrance of the Park. Yosemite National Park is 1200 square miles, with 5 park entrances. Most guests drive in and out of Yosemite via Oakhurst (our town) and the Southern route. Yosemite National Park has reduced the numbers of bed spaces and camp spaces over the last 20 years, leaving Oakhurst as the best viable lodging option closest to the park.

Our goal has always been to give our guests as positive of an experience of our region, with our services and with our home. We are truly saddened that these guests never shared their dissatisfaction or feelings with us.
Bruce and Lori Howard
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Hosts couldn't be more hospitable, welcoming and knowledgeable. Great traveler tips, including a restaurant / gas station on the road traveling to Oakhurst. The three rooms are each large, airy, comfortable, well appointed, very clean and with great views. Each has its patio and patio furniture. Kind of hard to find the first time, be sure to get accurate directions. And be careful coming onto highway at end of the road, its a blind corner.

Room Tip: We stayed in the larger suite but all looked very good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have stayed at lots of BnB's. Sierra View is simply one of the best. It's a bit of a drive from Yosemite but definitely worth it. Their house and guests rooms are generous, extremely comfortable, and immaculate. The guest rooms area of the house has its own coffee pot, refrigerator, and outdoor tables. The views are stunning. Lori is one fabulous cook. But, the best part is no one stays a stranger in this house (unless you want to be left alone). We had a birthday celebration that Bruce and Lori helped us secretly organize, and "make your own dinner" night they helped us provision. And to top all that off, Lori planned for us 2 perfect days of hiking and exploring Yosemite. If you're heading to Yosemite - this is definitely your best choice for lodging!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is the first time that we booked a B&B in the USA, and we truly enjoyed it. Bruce and Lori make you feel welcome at their place. The room we stayed in was large, with a beautiful view on the mountains and Oakhurst. Breakfast was made to order, with fresh omelettes, scones and fruit. However, if you prefer home made jam and cereals that is also possible. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the terrace, while looking at the mountains, sometimes accompanied by Boubou, their very friendly dog. Thanks Bruce and Lori!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Feels just like being home. Great service, great rooms.Wonderful breakfast. Lori has insider tips (talking bout restrooms... ;-)) for almost any spot in California. The location itself is wonderful and has great views.

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but the Yosemite Sierra View B&B was amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming, but still spotlessly clean and with maximum privacy.

The drive up the very steep hill is worth it for the amazing view of the valley that you'll have from your room. When we arrived, we were greeted by Bruce and the dog Booboo, who is by far the sweetest and most well-behaved dog I've ever encountered. Our room was huge, with an amazing view and a big patio, where we could eat or just hang around after a long day of hiking. The bed was very comfortable, and the shower was nice and hot.

The amount of privacy was great. The guest rooms had very secure locks on them. Bruce and Lori were always available and easy to find, but never intrusive. Even though there were other people staying at the B&B, we couldn't hear them.

Breakfast was simple but delicious and satisfying. Each day, there was an egg dish, fruit, and toast. As an added bonus, they had REALLY good coffee, and I consider myself a coffee snob. As others have mentioned, there is a chicken coop on the property, and all the eggs for breakfast come from those chickens. There are also a couple of cats that live with the chickens, but as far as I know, only the dog is allowed inside.

Bruce and Lori were very sweet and friendly without ever being creepy. They were more than happy to sit down with us in the morning and help us plan out where we should go hiking, where we should eat, which roads we should take as we were leaving, etc. They really went above and beyond what I've experienced at other hotels.

If you're spending time in the Yosemite area, I can't recommend this place highly enough. It was the perfect place to retreat to after a long day, and I hope I'll have the chance to stay there again someday.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 39060 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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