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“B&B missing the second B” 3 of 5 stars
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Vulture's View Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   39045 John West Road, 93644, Oakhurst, CA 39045   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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“B&B missing the second B”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have a mixed feeling regarding Vulture's View.

First off, Judy is such a sweetheart, and super duper helpful in letting you know where to go, when, which route to take, etc.

The front yard is so cute and eclectic at the same time.

The bed, it's not bad, and our room, (room 3) is not bad at all. However, I found hair on the pillow (which is obviously not mine). Not sure if it wasn't changed from the previous guest, or that it was Judy's.

What threw me back is that they didn't serve breakfast. We got there around 5 PM, and was given a plate of cut fresh fruits and a store-bought box of muffins (4), which were delicious regardless. That was it. The next morning there was no hot breakfast. There were cereals in the room, but ~the reason why I love B&B and we always stayed at one during our vacation is because of the breakfast. I love to cook, and I love to eat. So the two really go hand-in-hand.

Maybe they should mention this in their website. If I knew beforehand that there won't be hot breakfast, then I would not feel too disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vulturesnest, Owner at Vulture's View Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
All I can say is that it is noted on my web site that the breakfast is continental served in your room. It inclludes fresh fruit, muffins, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee, and a variety of teas. Since, I am not a very good cook, I would probably have more complaints about a hot breakfast. I still strive to please all my guests. Happy touring to all, Judy@Vultures VIew
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Perth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We spent two nights at this Charming B&B in Yosemite. From my first email contact with Judy I found her to be extremely helpful and friendly. On arrival she gave us all the information needed for our stay in Yosemite. The room was clean and the bed exceptionally comfortable. We ordered her 'special' picnic lunch for our day trip to Yosemite and it was great! I work in the hotel industry and would have no hesitation in recommending Vultures View to any prospective guest. Thank you Judy for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, UK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Judy welcomed us on arrival and gave us the "low down" on what to see and do in Yosemite -- an hour's drive along twisty two-lane highway in the middle of stunning scenery. On our way to our room ("I've given you an upgrade with a view") we spotted a large deer running through the garden. We English city-types were fascinated and trying to juggle our luggage and get our cameras out in time for the big nature picture "They're here all the time, I take no notice" said Judy as she continued to lead the way to Room 2: the room with a view.

We were warned to keep the door closed at night and not just rely on the screen to protect us from the other wildlife that was likely to visit the verandah/porch "We get possum, skunk and racoon coming up here so it's up to you -- just don't leave food around". The view... what can I say? it is lovely and when we had settled into our accommodation we watched the vultures soaring on the thermals before cracking a bottle to sip while watching the sun set behind the mountains sheltering Oakhurst.

Room 2 had a double bed and was equipped with fridge and microwave. Breakfast was "DIY" with muffins, fresh fruit, milk, orange juice yoghourt, cereal and a Mr Coffee for the necessary caffeine. Judy offered to replenish our stock of food supplies on request "I don't read minds so tell me!" The food was good quality and we had enough to keep us going until lunchtime

We liked the informality and the option of having "breakfast" at any time in almost any quantity. An early start to the drive to Yosemite (another good tip from Judy) meant that we were ready to eat around 06:00 (well before most business class hotels start their service). Judy was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local opportunities for evening meals. She also helped us when car trouble meant our exit was delayed. All in all a lovely stay at a great place with a landlady who seemed like a friend after a few minutes.

The only down-side? We saw that dratted deer visiting twice more during our stay but the camera was never on hand!

Thank you Judy!

Room Tip: Do go for the rooms with a view!
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed in room 1 for 3 nights. The room is like a small cabin, not just a room and the private porch adds to the feeling of space and privacy. Judy gave us a warm welcome and excellent advice on Yosemite and Bass Lake, both of which we visited. We also followed her recommendations for eating locally and had great take outs from Big Todd's BBQ Shack which we enjoyed sitting out on the porch watching the setting sun. The hot tub just added to the comfort and relaxation. Judy is on hand if you need anything but leaves you to enjoy your stay and respects your privacy.
Our only suggestion for improvement would be an alternative to the chocolate chip muffins for those with a less sweet tooth but this is just a minor issue and we didn't bother to ask for rolls or something different as there was plenty of fruit, yoghurts and a range of cereals. As we're travelling around California and staying in a range of small inns, hotels and B&Bs, the extra space, tranquility and beauty at Vulture's View was really appreciated.

Room Tip: Room 1 is spacious but cosy with stunning views across the valley. Great porch to watch the sunset a...
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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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Tulare, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

during our recent stay at Vultures View! We can't say that about every b&b we have ever been to...in fact, we debated about staying at the nearby Chukchansi Resort just to be on the "safe side" however, we are so glad that we ventured a little farther to Vulture's View instead!
We stayed in Room 1, which in my opinion, was well worth the extra money! book it! Judy was the perfect hostess, very hospitable, without being overbearing. She showed us to our clean and spacious room, to which we immediately made ourselves at home, by opening every window to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful view.
We also enjoyed a little stroll around the property and a relaxing soak in the hot tub watching the sunset. The continental style breakfast available in our room was just our style!! As we, leisurely made our own coffee and appreciated it, while enjoying the views on the privacy of our deck. Our room's fridge was well stocked with fresh fruit, yogurt, orange juice, milk, special birthday dessert, and also offered, pantry items like, granola, cereal, and big fat chocolate chip muffins! what's not to love about that?
In short, it was:
1. private!
2. and peaceful!
3. with pleasing mountain views!
We are planning to come for another visit soon....
thank you Judy!
xo
B&Nik

Room Tip: Room #1! worth it! worth it! worth it!
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I write this review sitting on the terrace of Room 2 listening to the crickets and looking at the stars. This is a wonderful place!
We were greeted by Judy and her husband, Phil,both very friendly hosts. Judy especially was fantastic, gave us loads of tips about visiting Yosemite....get there early and beat the crowds...its a different experience when you have the place to yourselves!
The room is great, large, with a very soft bed, a fridge,microwave and coffee maker. obviously a bathroom too! Oh and Wifi too otherwise I couldn't write this!
The terrace is wonderful, with views across the valley towards the small town of Oakdale where you can buy whatever you you need for your trip to Yosemite....look out for the giant sandwiches from Vons Supermarket....8 dollars and its fine for two for a whole day! Brilliant.
You'll see wild deer in the garden and squirrels and woodpeckers as well.
Some on other reviews have complained about the breakfast and lack of room being serviced.
Well, who cares?
The breakfast was fine, usual stuff like cereals and muffins and there was also some fresh fruit and a delicious chocolate cake too. We were staying three nights and for us it was no problem not having the room made up.....its not the Ritz afterall...if you want all the 5* luxuries stay somewhere else.....this place is all about relaxation and peacefulness and we loved everything about the concept that Judy and Phil have here as their B and B. Its gets our vote and we can recommend Vulture's View without hesitation!

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 have a view of the valley .....room 3 doesn't...but then its the cheapest!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Clean, secluded, wonderful view, decorated with love and care. Every day after hiking in Yosemite we looked forward to coming back to the room and the spa.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 39045 John West Road, 93644, Oakhurst, CA 39045
Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vulture's View Bed and Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All name says it all! Can you survive breathtaking sunsets and heart stopping views? Each room has fridge, lcd tv, microwave, coffeepot and wireless internet access. Opened 4-15-07. Private entrances to each room. Close to Yosemite, Bass Lake. A memory making experience. ... more   less 
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