The location is perfect, but inn is poorly maintained Found leftover packaging under the beds covered in dust. Sunbeds at the pool as well as all other outdoor furniture were too filthy to use. The balcony was too small for 4 people- with a table fit only as firewood
Driving onto the property was quaint and inviting. We had come here as it was only 3 minutes from the Jazz Train. The room was horrible! The furniture was overly worn and floors dirty. We had to run the water for at least 15 minutes to get hot water! What a waste of our valuable water! We did not notice the smoke alarm was not working until the next morning. We were not sure why the alarm was wrapped up in tissue or paper!!! I am attaching pictures that speak for themselves!
We just returned from a trip to Yosemite National Park. The Park is absolutely worth the trip but we were extremely disappointed in Narrow Gauge Inn. We paid $330+ per night for a an extremely tired room. First the positives. 1). Good location - very serene. That is really the only good thing I can say. Negatives: This was probably a very quaint & sweet inn back in the day - like maybe the 1960's. It is DESPERATELY in need of a facelift. The room was very dark &. dingy. It had knotty pine paneling (like we had in our "rumpus room' back in the 60's), extremely old furniture (you would not even be able to sell it at a yard sale), the shower didn't drain properly so you had to stand in dirty water, the plumbing did not work on the bathroom sink, the mattress was covered with a topper & very uncomfortable. I realize you don't come to Yosemite for the accommodations; however, it's nice to return to a pleasant room after a long day at the Park. Save your money. For just a little more you can go to the beautiful, new Tenaya Lodge just a few minutes down the road!…
Great location near yosemite for a great price. Close to mariposa Grove and much less expensive than tenaya Lodge for almost the same experience. Restaurant was great and the staff very friendly during our visit.
Sure, if you want a massage, pool, spa and all the other amenities of a luxury hotel before you head off to nature, then the place up the road is for you. But if you want to support a quaint local business with super nice, attentive staff at an affordable price right at the front door of Yosemite, then Narrow Gauge might be your place. Could it be updated? Yeah sure. But my room was more than fine. And I didn't venture to Yosemite to spend my day at a hotel anyway. I would definitely stay there again.
The photos in the website absolutely do NOT reflect reality. If it looked like photos, it would be cute. Responsiveness of staff was good. However, it looks shabby. Simple cosmetic changes would go a long way. There was no ice, no gravy. Jalapeños were bad. A big one — there was NO handicap parking at either level of premises. Also in the restaurant my husband has to send his beef back as he requested medium. When it came out, it was not much improved. The room has a disgusting broken floor lamp and a welcome mat that was long past its day. For almost $300 a night!!! Really? We were needing to stay outside the park. The location was way better than Oakhurst. But this was no value for the price paid. The place totally needs refurbishment. The railroad premises next door was so much better maintained.…
Was looking forward to staying close to the south entrance of Yosemite. 1st impressions was a cute inn. Even the room at 1st glance looked good. But the bed was OLD and all broke down. NOT comfortable at all. The furniture is dated and in some disrepair. The bathroom needs a update and repairs. Missing a piece of baseboard and insulation showing through. The unit I stayed in had a outdoor deck .Nice feature but for the $250 a night you could at least take a hose to the deck. The service was good and was clean but needs a update. Not saying made modern just fixed up.
Stayed here for 1 night and loved it! Very neat place in a great, scenic location, clean rooms, big bathrooms and friendly staff. Bar and restaurant areas were very neat also. I'd stay here anytime I'm in the area.
It was very nice to find the Narrow Gauge Inn in operation given the low season timing along with the virus restrictions they must follow. The inn is in a great location while my room was very nice and quite cozy. Though the bar and restaurant were not being operated there were snacks and frozen meals available in the lobby along with beer and wine that you may take to your room.
We loved this property! We stayed in a creekside view room and could not have been more pleased. Sure, the rooms could be updated, but it was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Fabulous views from the deck, very peaceful experience. While the restaurant is closed, they do offer a delicious to go breakfast each morning (for an additional fee) Each employee I interacted with was exceptionally helpful, kind and genuinely seemed glad to have us there. Plus, it's pet friendly! Perfect location to Yosemite's south entrance. We will DEFINITELY go again!