I looked up Bed & Breakfast Inns online to reserve a two-night stay for my friend's birthday celebration and visit to Yosemite National Park. I wanted to make sure our visit to Yosemite will be as much fun and wonderful and what better way to do that with a cozy stay at a really good place. I narrowed down my search to seven options and was intrigued by a Bed & Breakfast Inn I regarded as outstanding--Yosemite's Apple Blossom Inn. I checked Apple Blossom Inn's website and read all the reviews about it and was very impressed. Satisfying my meticulous demeanor, I contacted the Inn owner--Ms. Candy-Apple Arthur who was gracious to address my queries. I was certain that my friend would enjoy staying at the Apple Blossom Inn, so I reserved our stay from June 1st to June 3rd.
My expectations of Apple Blossom Inn and more importantly those of my friend were met and accommodated to a superlative degree. We were truly happy about everything--Apple Blossom Inn's location, lay-out of the house and its cleanliness, from the kitchen to our bedroom and bathroom, the living room, and the patio with a jacuzzi. Apple Blossom Inn has a very beautiful view of the Sierra's--a solitude of nature. Its homey ambience is unequalled to the many times my friend and I have gone out-of-town and traveled abroad. "There's no place like home," is a dictum that is difficult to achieve. Apple Blossom Inn is a genuine home away from home!
I fondly recall the welcome note on a mini-white board; the welcome of the Apple Blossom Inn owner, Candy--a sweet, affable, charming, and bubbly host; the delicious cookies and beverage available "round the clock" (Wow! We cherish the fact that Candy assured us Apple Blossom Inn's our home, a sentiment we truly felt.); cozy bedroom with a beautifully decorated bed, very comfortable pillows, TV with a VHS-DVD player (It was fun watching Mel Brooks' 'History of the World' thanks to the vast collection of interesting movie titles!); the wonderful private balcony conducive for stargazing and listening to the amusing cacophony of nature's symphony; the super yummy and generous breakfasts (Thanks a million for the DELICIOUS Apple Pancakes, Homemade Apple sauce, Homemade Elderberry Jam, Homemade Biscuits, Fresh fruit, Yogurt, Homemade Honey, Brewed Coffee, and specially, the Warmth and Enthusiasm with which you shared with us your wonderful stories/anecdotes and the Cool Company of the Apple Blossom Inn Family--Baltimore, Biwa, Apple Jack, Steve and the other friendly guests; the picnic lunch backpack (We enjoyed our picnic lunch in Yosemite National Park thanks to You! Simply amazing!); seeing a male deer trotting happily down the slope; the relaxing evening dip in the jacuzzi after a whole day tour of Yosemite; fun and delicious burgers, beer and karaoke at the Hitching Post Sports Bar, which you recommended; the walk to the apple orchard and "getting acquainted" with the Elderberry Tree; the souvenir photos; and Biwa's "instant mini-water park treat."
Candy, who's at the helm of the Apple Blossom Inn, is a hands-on super sweet Lady and your comfort is her priority. Discovering genuine care in a remote place like the Apple Blossom Inn makes my heart smile. :)
It's all about being happy in Life, seeking some adventure and respite from the banal humdrum of our typical fast pace/push-button existence and retreating into an abode of serenity, solitude, relaxation, and rendezvous with nature. The Apple Blossom Inn drew all these into our wonderful Birthday weekend experience, making our visit to Yosemite National Park extra special!
Thank you very much Candy-Apple Arthur and the Apple Blossom Inn for everything!
- 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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