We had a lovely stay here at Rancho Bernardo. Ranch is great, but what really makes this place special is Kathy and Barney : ) ! They are the sweetest people you'll ever meet.
My husband, 15 year-old son, and I stayed in the guest house above the garage. Complete with pool table! We have a soft spot in our hearts for cows and we were so happy that the herd of about 8 came right up to our house and visited us (spent the night there, actually). How many places can you stay where that happens?!
Breakfast was AMAZING, Kathy, thanks so much!
This spot is about 15 minutes from Mariposa (where we ate dinner each night) and an hour and 15 minutes or so from Yosemite (Yosemite park entrance is about 15 minutes before you get to the actual "sights" of Yosemite Valley). We made the drive to Yosemite two days in a row. This was not a problem, though, since the drive along the river is so beautiful and flower-filled (poppies and red buds during our trip). We visited on March 31 and thankfully did not need to use chains (thankful because we didn't have any). Waterfalls were slushy still from snow in the upper origins, but no snow to speak of in the valley (it looked so pretty in the upper reaches, though). This is a beautiful park not to be missed.
So pleased that we made the choice to spend a bit extra for this very special experience. Much love to you both, Kathy and Barney.
- Also Known As:
- Rancho Bernardo Hotel