Walking up the steps to the Inn we were sidetracked by the hummingbirds flocking round the feeders on the porch - and things only got better.
We spent 3 nights in the Briar Rose room, which is HUGE (it's only a slight exaggeration to say that the bed is bigger than some rooms we've stayed in)
Everything you could possibly need is provided and then some - for example there's no sewing kit, there's a whole sewing basket! On the landing, as well as a vast selection of guidebooks and 'proper' reading books, is a fridge plus a picnic basket with plates/glasses/cutlery...and the all important bottle opener, downstairs a selection of tea & coffee, cookies in your room... I suspect if you are creative enough to think of something Ann Marie & John haven't already provided they will get it for you before you could say “what I’d really like is…”
My worry in selecting the Blackberry had been that the drive into Yosemite (and back) 2 days in a row might prove to be a chore. As it turned out, even though we visited on the Friday & Saturday of the holiday weekend and the park was very busy it was a straightforward drive, and if we are ever lucky enough to go back to Yosemite, I would stay at the Blackberry again without a second thought.
If it’s not already pretty obvious, we can not speak highly enough of Ann Marie and John and the Blackberry Inn! We stayed in some excellent accomodation throughout our trip, but our experience here was the best! Thank you!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to simple pleasures and total comfort in your home away from home. The Blackberry Inn Bed and Breakfast is a romantic country farmhouse surrounded by National Forest, with a wraparound porch and hundreds of hummingbirds that visit daily. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blackberry Inn At Yosemite Hotel Groveland