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Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 21 Mariposa B&B and Inns
Coral Gables, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
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“Lovely!”
Reviewed April 23, 2009

Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast is delightful. The owner couldn't be nicer. She was friendly without being intrusive and a great hostess. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There were fresh flowers in our room, a nice touch. The rooms are decorated with antique pieces which impart a sense of place nicely. After all, this was mining country in the 1800s, I believe.

The breakfasts were fabulous. Our hostess set a beautiful table: with crystal and lovely table settings. We enjoyed breakfasts ranging from croissant french toast to eggs picante, an egg dish with cheddar cheese and picante sauce. There was a lovely spacious living room to relax in as well as a front porch. The hallway outside our room upstairs had a dorm sized refrigerator with cold drinks. There was a lovely spacious living room to relax in as well as a front porch.

Although it was surely more work for her, Mrs. Kirn asked what time we would like breakfast. Most bed and breakfasts TELL you when they are going to serve you breakfast. And they serve everyone at once because it is easier for them- they get it over with all at once. We were given a window of time to choose when we would like to eat. This was also nice because many people avoid bed and breakfasts due to the fact that they must dine with strangers. My husband and I were able to enjoy a lovely and peaceful breakfast.

The drive is a little further out but we found it worth it to enjoy this level of comfort. We also found Mariposa to be a nice little town with a good Mexican restaurant where we enjoyed many meals.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Poppy Hill in May as part of a California road trip. Our day and efforts to get there had not gone to plan (due to road closures trying to get across the Sierra Nevada) However the welcome and hospitality we received from Mary-Ellen was just perfect. Lovely setting, great host and soothing relaxing accommodation from the sitting room by the fire through to the comfy bedrooms. We woundn't hesitate in staying again should we ever make it back to the Yosemite.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

During a recent trip in May to Yosemite, we were fortunate to spend two nights at the Poppy Hill B & B. It was a highlight of our vacation. Mary Ellen immediately made us feel welcomed with a chance to settle in a beautifully furnished room and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the front deck. She is an amazing host and so helpful. For instance, Mary Ellen had made dinner reservations at an excellent restaurant in Mariposa the first night. We called her from the road to let her know that we were running late. She contacted the restaurant and arranged a later time for us. The inn is very easy to locate and in a beautiful country setting. Mary Ellen has a wealth of information about Yosemite and willingly shares wonderful stories about her time spent working there. She even knew Ansel Adams. The breakfasts were awesome and a great time to have interesting conversations with the other guests. We highly recommend this B & B to other travelers and would certainly visit there again.
Gordon and Sandy
Portland, Oregon

  • Liked — beautifully furnished room
  • Disliked — The wild turkeys were a little noisy early in the morning.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Derby, New York
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Reviewed June 29, 2008

Poppy Hill was the nicest place to stay! So much nicer than the local hotels. Very quite and peaceful, beautiful location. We found that Yosemite is quite a busy place for tourists and it was nice to come back to the B & B and relax on one of the decks / porches.
It was roughly 30 - 40 min into the park from there and a bit shorter into Mariposa for dinner and shopping.
The food at Poppy Hill was exceptional! And there were wonderful homemade cookies waiting for us when we returned the first evening.
A beautiful home and location with a very nice proprietor. We really enjoyed our stay. If you're going to spend some time in Yosemite... Poppy Hill is a nice place to relax away from the rush of touists when the day is done.

  • Liked — Quiet and Good food
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

If you are looking for a nice out of the way Bed and Breakfast when visiting Yosemite National Park, I recommend the Poppy Hill Bed & Breakfast in Mariposa on Hwy CA-140. Mary Ellen is the proprietor of the Poppy Hill Bead & Breakfast. Poppy Hill has great accommodations for everyone.

There are three rooms upstairs and one room on the main floor. We stayed in the poppy room located on the second floor. Our room faced east overlooking the little pond. If you like the bright early morning sun in your window, then I would stay in the poppy room. The poppy room has a very comfortable double bed, spacious bathroom and little sitting room.

We stayed for two nights. Both mornings we had awesome breakfasts. On Saturday morning Mary Ellen fixed her now famous croissant French toast. The next morning we were treated to an apple pancake puff.

We loved staying at Poppy Hill B&B and look forward to visiting there again.

  • Liked — The homey atmosphere.
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Mentor, Ohio
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Reviewed December 30, 2007

We spent 2 nights with Mary Ellen in early October 2007. She is the most wonderful host we have ever had in all of our travels. We have never felt more at home at a B&B.

The charming house is tucked away off the road on a hill far from any noise. The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful. The deck is large with a hot tub and affords you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and peacefulness. Be sure to sit out at night and watch the stars. You will not be disappointed as you are able to view thousands!! Also, listen for the coyotes howling in the distance.

Mary Ellen does not miss a beat. She takes care of her guests as if they are family. Outstanding breakfasts, snacks, homemade cookies, cakes, wines, cheese all waiting for you to munch in the evening. And all provided as part of her gracious hospitality.

The only place I would stay on future trips to Yosemite.

  • Liked — The fabulous hospitality provided by Mary Ellen in such a charming atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing. All was great.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Indy
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Reviewed July 22, 2007

We saw the great reviews of Poppy Hill and found it to be even better! We had a rough start to our trip and can't imagine how our trip would have turned out if it wasn't for Mary Ellen's kindness and helpfulness. She and her family went above and beyond and I would recommend her B&B to everyone.

We were greeted with afternoon wine, cheese and refreshments every afternoon and when we first arrived she showed us around her exquisite home so we would know where everything was. It feels like an English cottage when you first step in, with lovely wood floors, windows everywhere, comfortable furniture and fantastic views. Her gardens of flowers were wonderful and some deer thought so too. We saw a family of deer a few times just peacefully walking through the yard. The large breakfasts were delicious and varied everyday, and we certainly never left the table feeling hungry! Even one morning when we left before breakfast was served in order to get to Yosemite early in the morning, she quickly wrapped up a breakfast for us to take with us!

She was helpful offering information but never was intrusive. She couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful! The personal touch she gave to everything really helped our vacation get back on track! She helped us find the local shuttle that goes into Yosemite and when we returned, she showed us how to use the hot tub on the deck. We sat out under the stars and were amazed how bright they were. The hot tub I think was my husband's favorite part of the trip (outside of Yosemite)!

As for the rooms, they were very spacious (we had the Poppy room) and had several windows. The bed! It was the best sleep we had for years--better than our mattress at home and the bedding too was very nice. Our room had a sitting area, several fans which made the room perfectly cool and overlooked the front and side of the house. The B&B is air conditioned, but the fans were a bonus especially after a lot of hiking. The house was always cooled and comfortable. Our bathroom was great--has an extra large shower with seating, a lovely pedestal sink and was very airy. We never heard our neighbors--it was always very peaceful. One night we ate at Pizza Factory in Mariposa (fantastic pizza-great sauce and crust) and the next night we ate our leftovers on the upstairs patio overlooking the gardens.

You will not be disappointed by staying here. The town of Mariposa is great--has a little of everything and is close by car or shuttle to Yosemite.

  • Liked — The quiet peacefulness of our room (No TV or video games!!), yummy food and comfy beds.
  • Disliked — Cell phone reception was in roaming mode because it's a remote area, but hey, it's Yosemite! At least the phone worked--I was amazed!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast
Address: 5218 Crystal Aire Dr, Mariposa, CA 95338-9663
Location: United States > California > Mariposa
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Ranked #10 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Mariposa
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