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“Bob made the difference” 5 of 5 stars
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7460 Henness Ridge Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389   |  
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monaco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Bob made the difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was the first time my wife and I ever stayed at a bed and breakfast, so we were a bit apprehensive. I am reluctant to give a stellar review because i know it will make it even harder to get a reservation for next year. but i must be honest. this place is wonderful. it is clean, purpose built and well located within the valley. Most importantly, the proprietors make it extra special. if you have never been to Yosemite, like us, it is a bit overwhelming. Bob and his two teen age daughters know the valley like the back of their hand and it was like having a personal consierge at your service, constantly guiding you in the right direction, making sure you made the most of your limited time in the valley. they really care about their guests. Bob was always available at the start and end of the day to answer questions and point you in the right direction for the following day. I can't imagine this is the typical bed and breakfast. Bob has spoiled us for any place else and we look forward to returning in the future.

Gene and Miae Charette

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed 3 nights here to get some hiking in. It was a great experience. The host is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the local hike, and gave us some great insight into what to do and what to avoid. She truly knows her stuff, and I would encourage anyone staying to use her knowledge.

The accommodation is great, with everything you need. Make sure you grab a bottle of wine to sit and watch the sun go down from the terrace, quite something to behold (bring your camera)

Having explored a few of the valley hotels whilst we were there, this place offers a perfect balance of the quietness of being just outside the main valley drag, with quick access (20-25 min drive) to the parking for hiking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We have stayed in many places in Yosemite from the Ahwahnee to tent cabins to tents. This is a good alternative, especially when the Valley is crowded. It is pricy for what you get but so is everything in Yosemite. Clean, quiet, nice, convenient. As mentioned Karen the host s very knowledgeable about hikes, attractions, parking, etc.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The proprietor, Karen, is a wealth of knowledge about the Park. Where to go, what to see, when to go, how to avoid the crowds, etc. We have been going to the Park for over 40 years now and she was able to point us in some new directions and suggest new sights to see that proved to be outstanding.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great place inside the park, and a real warm welcome from Karen and her two daughters. We were treated like friends rather than guests. The girls were very helpful.
It is located about 11 miles from the valley and 13 miles from the nearest restaurant, which is a bit of a distance on the twisitng roads, but the scenery more than compensates.
The views from the balcony are amazing - watch the sun set over the pines with a glass of Napa Chardonnay!
The rooms were comfortable and of good size, and the free soft drinks in the fridge were a welcome touch.
We were given useful recommendations about where to go - Glacier Point,Tuolumne Meadows, Marisposa, Tioga Pass.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We wanted to stay in the park rather than outside and travel in everyday and this looked perfect and it was, Karen and her 2 daughters are brilliant hosts providing first class advice for hikes and places to visit, quickly sizing up what you really want from your trip and bespoking the advice to meet your needs.Highlights included sitting on the veranda at night watching the sun go down and waiting for the clearist sky you can imagine, planning our next hike in the morning during and after breakfast with Karen who quite rightly wants not only her breakfasts to be noteworthy but also the rooms and house, on this note one small negative for us was our choice of room which was number 2 it is adjacent to the communal breakfast room which tended to get very noisy around 7 - 7-30 and woke us every morning, so if like us you prefer aslightly later start of around 8- 8-30 pick a room away from the breakfast area and avoid rooms 1 and 2, this minor point aside the rooms are spacious and well serviced with everything you need for your visit, free drinks from the fridge were very well recived throughout our stay. Karens advice should always be heeded fuel is difficult to get and places to eat are at a premium but thsi is a small price to pay for where you are and should be expexcted. One word of note Yosemite is set 5 to 10 thousand feet above sea level which never occurred to me but trust me the theft of oxygen when hiking is marked and I defyb you to complete the entire number of steps at the B and B without stopping at we all called The Death zone where abench awaits you to recover a breath or two. All in all dont be put off by the booking requiring an up front payment of 100% it is only fair in the circumstances treat your self to agreat place to stay whisy visiting thsi woderful park where we saw Bears, Deer, Coyotees and Snakes to name but a few.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Everything about this B&B was great. Karen and her daughters are wonderful, knowledgeable, and polite hostesses. The location of the house was perfect -- it's arguably the most central location of the whole park. It worked well for my wife and I to hit different parts of the park on three different days. Karen knows her stuff -- hikes, lakes, food...make sure to have her help you plan your day if you're not familiar with the park. The rooms were great, the house was clean and enjoyable, and the scenery was beautiful. Heads up that I didn't have cell phone reception at the house (AT&T), but that can be a good thing. Thanks for a wonderful stay, Karen!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7460 Henness Ridge Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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