Thank you to Ron and Liz for helping to make our visit to Yosemite the highlight of our ten-day vacation to California. There isn't much to add to Hannah's recent review. What a delight to share Liz's wonderful breakfast on the deck with guests from Germany, England, New Jersey, Virginia, ... it's amazing how the positive reputation of the Blue Butterfly has spread! How easy to make our way into Yosemite equipped with our hosts' hints and advice apropos to our particular needs, and how much we looked forward to returning to the Inn at the end of each day to sit on the deck and wait for the full moon to rise over the Merced River. It's true, this probably isn't the place for anyone allergic to cats, but I for one was happy when at my request Liz brought the friendliest of the three resident cats out for me to cuddle.
Some hints: I was glad I'd talked with Liz the day before our arrival and followed her advice about the better route to take from SFO to their B&B. I wish I'd paid more attention to her information about the last place to buy any groceries, wine, etc. being in Merced. There is a little convenience store near the B&B and we also shopped at the General Store in Yosemite Village for a few incidentals. There is only one restaurant near the Blue Butterfly, which we found overpriced and not very good. We ate there our first night because we arrived late. Liz's breakfast was generous. One day we had a light lunch at the food court at Yosemite Lodge and then brought wonderful sandwiches from the Deli at Yosemite Village back with us to enjoy on the deck. The following day we ate dinner at the Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge.
Finally, as for HGKCFP's review ... harangue ... why vacation to a place like Yosemite when you can't be separated from your electronic toys to appreciate the splendor of nature?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn is a new, family owned and operated Bed and Breakfast - the closest to Yosemite Valley. The inn is on the banks of the Merced River, in sight of the cliffs at the entry to Yosemite National Park, on the Highway 140 entrance. All rooms have en-suite facilities with hair dryers, and Wireless Internet access on guests' computers. A full,cooked breakfast is included. Owners have lived in the yosemite area for 40 years and are happy to help guests plan their days in the park and their itinerary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Blue Butterfly Hotel El Portal