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River Rock Inn And Deli

4993 7th Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
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#10 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Mariposa
River Rock Inn and Deli Garden Cafe is located in the California Gold Rush town of Mariposa, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Innkeepers have transformed this historical inn creating what Lonely Planet has called "an oasis of charm." River Rock features nime exquisite rooms, a cafe that is a hit with locals and tourists alike, and large outdoor patio. Resturants, Art Galleries , shops, craft beer and boutique wine bars, Yosemite bus stop, and more within walking distance.
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erikaanne wrote a review Nov 2020
seattle, washington107 contributions48 helpful votes
This was the sweetest little place. Comfy, cute and very friendly. It was a great value too. Walkable to all the places you will want to go to. The coffee shop, Sticks, that is right there is amazing. I would have stayed another night if we weren’t in a hurry. Loved it and loved Mariposa!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Roland K wrote a review Sep 2020
Scotts Valley, California23 contributions40 helpful votes
On August 20, 2020 we received a mandatory evacuation notice for Scotts Valley, CA due to a raging forest fire close to our home. We worked our way east and spent two nights at the Tenaya Lodge, just outside the South entrance to Yosemite National Park. This is supposedly a very up-scale hotel and the facilities were very nice, but not worth the several hundred dollars per night that we paid. The restaurant food was just so-so. Access to the Park is severely limited due to the virus. An advanced reservation is required to enter, but we found it to be impossible to get one. We even drove to the Park entrance and pleaded with the staff (claiming we were forced evacuees) but to no avail. To be so close and not be allowed in was extremely disappointing. I went to Travelocity to book subsequent nights and found the River Rock Inn in Mariposa, CA. This historic inn is Mariposa’s oldest motel and was constructed in 1941. It is about a block off the main road (hiway 140) and is quiet and peaceful. We did not know when we would be allowed back to our home, so our reservation had to be open ended. I talked to Stephanie Erikson, the owner, about not specifying a check out day and she was very accommodating. Our room, actually a two-room suite, was great; very clean with comfortable beds. Free Wi-Fi that was very reliable, Direct TV, refrigerator, and a wall mounted air conditioner that was quiet – unlike the AC unit in the Tenaya Lodge. The housekeeping was excellent and our hosts, Stephanie and Keith made us feel very welcome. Their customer service was excellent also. We liked it much better than the Tenaya Lodge. There are several good restaurants in town so we ate well! We discovered a great way to get to Yosemite: a bus service called YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transit System) runs frequently from Merced to the Yosemite Visitors Center. There are three stops in Mariposa – one only 80 yards from our room. It takes about 90 minutes from Mariposa to Yosemite Valley. AND, the best part is that no Park reservation is required. Just get on the bus, pay the driver, and you are delivered to the Visitor’s Center. Since the park shuttle bus is not running now, you can rent bikes at the Center (with a smart phone app) or hike around the Park. YARTS told me their busses have room for only one bike. Finding the River Rock Inn was the best part of the evacuation. After 5 nights there, we were allowed back to our home. Actually, the fire never got closer than 5 miles from our house. We were very lucky and grateful.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Greg H wrote a review Mar 2020
Lafayette, Colorado, United States27 contributions19 helpful votes
Very comfortable, quiet, cozy and charming room. This little hotel is just a half block off of the historical main street with plenty of downtown restaurants, shops and beer/wine tasting, pubs with musical entertainment. We're locals, and came here to stay for a "date night", and it was so nice to have a couple of drinks downtown and just walk back to our room. Hotel has satellite TV, a mini fridge and coffee maker, and their Deli Garden cafe has food that is off the charts with plenty of vegetarian options. Mariposa is a fun little town close to Yosemite and a great place to relax after hiking and site-seeing. Lots of history in town because of John C Fremont and the gold-rush.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: We were in room 9 and really enjoyed it
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Claire K wrote a review Mar 2020
Hove, United Kingdom1,172 contributions108 helpful votes
Wow. Not only is Mariposa gorgeous, just off the main street is the oldest motel in the area & that too is wonderful. We were given a beautiful well equipped cosy cabin, lovingly decorated & some delicious cookies to try-it just feels obvious that the owners really adore this place & want their guests to too. Great granola at breakfast just made the whole stay perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lo B wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
In October while driving from San Diego heading to the River Rock Inn in Mariposa, we got stuck in the Saddle Bridge fire in Santa Clarita as evacuation alerts were going on. The 210 and 5 were both completely shut down. Due to the smoke (my husband has cardiovascular disease) and inability to travel, we did not want to proceed further. I tried calling the Inn 3 times and could not reach anyone. I finally reached one of the owners, by phone two days later to let him know we tried to cancel our reservation due to the fire. Kieth referred me back to Booking.com to inquire about a refund. I did contact booking.com. Per booking.com, the River Rock Inn will let you cancel for free, without penalties. We’ve cancelled your reservation and emailed you a cancellation confirmation. I never received the refund and called the owner, Stephanie back. She was argumentative and told me there was no reason to cancel the reservation, there was no safety issue? Hmm Fire? She indicated that they are small business owners and have a strict refund policy. Stephanie told me she would call me back. She never did, I emailed her. She never responded. How poor is it that a small business owner will put their customer’s safety at risk for $179.67. Sadly this business had no concern for extenuating circumstances that were beyond our control. This speaks volumes to their lack of customer service and business practices. Look elsewhere to stay when you are heading to Yosemite!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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$101 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Rock Inn And Deli
Which popular attractions are close to River Rock Inn And Deli?
Nearby attractions include The Alley (0.08 miles), Hideout Saloon (0.08 miles), and Costalivos Mountain Gold Olive Oil Tasting Room & Gift Shop (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Rock Inn And Deli?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at River Rock Inn And Deli?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River Rock Inn And Deli?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at River Rock Inn And Deli?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Rock Inn And Deli?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charles Street Dinner House, Savoury's, and Sugar Pine Cafe.
Is River Rock Inn And Deli located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Mariposa.
Are pets allowed at River Rock Inn And Deli?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to River Rock Inn And Deli?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mariposa County Courthouse (0.2 miles), Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail (0.1 miles), and Mariposa California Mural (2.1 miles).