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Queen's Inn by the River
Ranked #6 of 10 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 9, 2011

what a cool little inn in such a generic little town. my son and i were traveling to Yosemite Park and found this cute place with a winery and wine /beer garden on the premises. mind you, we aren't hotel chain sort of people so this place was perfect.
we started our adventure in the winery, where the one of the owners and winemaker (Anna) told us about her style of wine making while we sampled her wonderful wines.
the inn and surroundings are quaint, well kept and tastefully decorated. the wine bar (wine /beer garden) has a warm welcoming feeling with plenty of friendly locals. Deb the other owner of the property was extremely helpful and kept us laughing. they have firepits outside to get your breath of fresh air while still keeping warm. we heard that during the spring through fall months they have live music on the patio.
my room had plenty of space and a cute deck to enjoy the fall colors. the bed was very comfortable and the gas fireplace was a really sweet touch. the breakfast was continental (that's what we expected). we asked if they could recommend a place for brunch and let told us about a little cajun place called Woody's. Good food and hospitality.
we had a wonderful little visit and look forward to coming back to sample the live music

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

After seeing the photos, I was expecting something better.

A very nice young man and older man were in the office and helped me with everything I needed, definite plus. Their breakfast is terrible, don't even bother going in. I mean... why even bother putting it out? Our room was very clean, although tiny. We met the owners, two ladies, who were not very nice people at all. Very short and rude and uninterested in what you had to say. I would say that the only thing I liked about the place was the wine bar.

Stay somewhere else and just go have a glass of wine at Queen's.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here two nights in late October when visiting Yosemite. The rooms were clean and updated. The bed was large and comfortable and the bathroom was spotless with great water pressure and plenty of hot water. The heating system in the room was easy to use and came on quickly and heated the room right up. This small hotel (8 rooms) seemed to be the best in oakhurst if you are looking for a quiet boutique style hotel. Although there are no services on the property there are plenty of restaurants and markets right down the road. The entrance to Yosemite is a short 16 miles down the road. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Merrick768
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

I stayed here as i couldn't get into (or couldn't afford) the accommodations in the park. Oakhurst is a largish town with all the amenities you need and is 14 miles from the Yosemit Park border. I missed the entrance to the 'Inn' as it is down a narrow driveway but a sign ahead told me i had missed it!!! Driving down, it is more like a motel than the inns i had stayed at but the rooms were nicer and the atmosphere more 'inn-like' than a motel.

The room was cosy (HUGE BED!), clean and the bathroom was wonderful with all the things you could need. There was a fridge, iron and bath stuffs available and there was a private deck out back with seating. There was also AC in the room (nosiy but much needed) Breakfast was basic but it was all i needed to get on with the morning.

Had dinner in the steakhouse up the drive way. Slightly strange as all my courses came out at once but the food was good and the staff friendly!

All in all, it was a good base for seeing Yosemite and the area, but don't expect the host interaction you usually get at a privately owned inn

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

After reading all of the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were really looking forward to staying here. Driving down the driveway (which we almost missed) we thought we had the wrong place. It looked like a motel. Rooms were clean, bed was comfortable except we both banged our toes on the bedrame which sticks out. There was nowhere to put any toiletries in the bathroom and no dresser in the BR. My husband had to go to the office twice after we arrived to get the TV to work. We were hoping to leave for Yosemite after having coffee and the continental breakfast provided at 7:30 however the person in charge had nothing ready to almost 8:00
which delayed us. Next day he was ready at 7:30. It was an ok place to stay but not worth the money. Wine bar is not open every day. Check before you reserve.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank wallacegwn
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Yosemite the accomodations were good! I will say that the pictures shown on the website do give the impression that the rooms are cozier that they actually were....It was the lighting of the shots. (a little disappointed) There was a nice seating area by the creek (not a lake/river) with trees and silence...which was a great for relaxing after our first day of hiking at at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (amazing)! It was also a few minutes drive to Bass Lake where we enjoyed dinner and Jazz on the lake. After our final restfull night of sleep we headed off to enjoy yosemite. It is an hour drive away but a beautiful scenic one! Overall I would recommend the Queens Inn!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank QueenieA
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Go there! find their web site and call them... You Will not regret the time spent to do so. The Inn is really nice and quiet, the owners are amazing... A good place to stop. The room was quite large, We had a wonderful king size bed (finally) and a nice patio on the back. If you like wine you Will be in for a treat, there is in fact an excellent winebar connected to the Inn (ask for opening days).

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank constancemosca
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Additional Information about Queen's Inn by the River

Address: 41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9403
Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
Price Range: $92 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Queen's Inn by the River 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 13 miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and seven miles from Bass Lake; relax at the new Queen's Inn on five landscaped and wooded acres along the river. Each beautifully appointed room has its own deck or patio. Enjoy a light continental breakfast in the morning. Be sure to visit our Wine & Beer Garden with its selection of over seventy-five wines and many imported beers, open Wed-Saturday evenings from 4-10 pm. Guests receive complimentary wine tasting in our onsite boutique winery, Idle Hour Winery. ... more   less 
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