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“Could do better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yosemite's Apple Blossom Inn

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Yosemite's Apple Blossom Inn
44606 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Ahwahnee B&B and Inns
Abergavenny, Wales
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19 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Could do better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Arrived at Apple Blossom to be greeted by a note on door asking us to phone the owner, she soon arrived as she lives in another property a short distance away. Candy was very pleasant and gave us a guided tour and informed us of all the safety precautions! Apples are the main theme of the property but seem a bit OTT as there are apples everywhere. Our room was pleasant with the bed clean and comfortable, although described as private the bathroom was across a common landing, in full view of the front door up the stairs, although we were travelling with friends this was not too much of a problem but could be difficult if strangers were in other room. Breakfast we were told would be awesome but was adequate, although we were joined be the humming bird on its feeder. The rooms were not touched while we were out, the beds were not made and nothing had been done in the bathroom. As we were early in the season I would have thought the room should have been at their best but they looked a bit tired, the roller blinds were frayed and damaged at the edges, and the general impression was of a good spring clean needed, the school report would read "Could do Better"

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We had been at Apple Blossom before and were in the area again. A real nice place for a family or group to be together in one place. Our family was in the 2 bedroom unit upstairs in one of the units. One had a queen bed and the other had a double bed and we were provided a roll away and an air mattress. The main house had 3 bedrooms and the kitchen and dining area along with a large deck overlooking the mountain scenery where we had breakfast. Breakfast was homemade, awesome and plentiful and Candy accommodated my special diet. She always had fresh hot apple toppings, homemade apple butter, and we could pick our own apples out of the orchard to take home. Her apple pancakes are a trademark, advertised in B&B magazines. We had access to the kitchen and refrigerator at all house to leave our personal food and to have a midnight snack or early coffee. It was fun to share breakfast with all the other guests, some from other countries. Just a short drive to Yosemite. Call early for reservations....don't miss this treat.

Room Tip: The larger rooms and beds are in the main house.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

The place is great. It's a house with only for rooms, which are comfortable, cozy and plenty of nice details that make your stay a great experience.
Candy, the owner, was really sweet and have us a warm welcome.
If you are staying there while at Yosemite take into account that it is a 1 hour drive 'till one of the main entrances to the park.
The only issue is that the awesome breakfast Candy prepares starts at 8,00h so you'll be missing it if you plan to enter Yosemite early in the morning. You can still have some coffee and cookies but you won't have the opportunity to taste her pancakes!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We had an excellent stay here. Candy (the owner) is very welcoming and friendly. Coming back from the park after a long day felt like coming home!

The room was very clean and tidy and the bed was comfortable. The only downside I can think of is that the television is very small so it's not ideal for watching movies when you're exhausted. Other than that the room was outstanding.

The other point worth mentioning is the breakfasts, which are amazing. Plentiful and delicious food is served on the deck facing beautiful views. It's completely idyllic. I actually miss Candy's homemade apple sauce now that I'm home. So tasty!

I would definitely stay here again, and I recommend the inn to anybody who wants to visit Yosemite whilst avoiding the costs and crowds associated with staying in the park.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We decided late to go to Yosemite, so it was pretty difficult to find accommodations. Apple Blossom was available for the four of us -- maybe that was a clue. It was an interesting arrangement: the owner lived down the hill from the B&B, which consisted of a house and a garage. There were two bedrooms and a shared bath above the garage, which was where we were.

As we settled in, we noticed the dirty condition of the bedrooms and bathroom. Not nice. Maybe if the owner lived in the house, she would notice how dirty the rooms were.

Breakfast on day one was very ordinary -- not what we're used to in B&B's we've stayed at in the past. On day two, we decided to leave early to avoid the rush in the park. We called the owner (which is how we had to communicate with her) to let her know, but no answer. We left a note in the kitchen, but she didn't come up to the house and therefore didn't see it.

The owner was able to give us some good advice, and that was to take several towels she had set aside when we went to the falls because we would get wet. Well, we sure did, and were very glad she let us know!

Room Tip: Don't stay above the garage; if you go, stay in the house.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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orangevale, ca
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

From the onset, we found Candy the innkeeper to be a very friendly and gracious hostess. We enjoyed her breakfasts very much and thought the bathrobes in the closet a nice touch. Our biggest complaints relate to the overall cleanliness and need for repairs. The wallpaper in the bathroom is peeling, and there is a huge crack in the toilet top. I would have appreciated knowing that the bathrooms though private are not located in the bedrooms. In the bedroom the bedspread was very stained which was highly unappealing. The actual blanket lacked a cover. Both shades over the windows were broken, and there was a lot of debris under the bed seemingly from prior guests. The paneled doors and baseboards along with decorative items were sadly in need of dusting. Attention to detail keeps this inn from being top notch.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jarrell, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Apple Blossom Inn B&B just outside of Yosemite was a great way to see the park. Everyday the breakfasts were exceptional and somehow managed to get better every day. The tops was banana nut waffles made from scratch and topped with on site produced honey. Rooms were clean and hostess was entertaining with interesting stories about the park and local area. Don't deal with the crowds in the park. Stay a short distance out and enjoy the quiet and go to the park when you are ready.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Address: 44606 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601
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Location: United States > California > Ahwahnee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ahwahnee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning romantic Bed and Breakfast Inn situated on 5.5 acres near Yosemite National Park. The inn sits in the midst of an organic apple orchard, spa and gardens. Special care is given to guest privacy as rooms are situated in a way that it may seem that you have the whole house to yourselves. Gourmet Apple Blossom breakfasts utilizing apples grown in the orchard are served each morning in the "Deliciously" decorated dining room or out on the sunny spa deck. ... more   less 
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