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Yosemite Peregrine Lodging
Los Osos , California
1 review
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“Peregrine a treat for the off the beaten track traveller”
Reviewed June 20, 2005

The Yosemite Peregrine is for people who do not do kitch. It is a very interesting house with attractively decorated rooms. The gregarious hosts Don and Kay Pitts are part of the charm. This place offers comfort, relaxation, and something unusual. Drive down to the Valley to see the sights, but escape the crowds and noise at night. You will love just hanging out here and enjoying the big trees and the stars.

Stayed December 2004
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Reviewed June 11, 2005

There are B&Bs that are operated like small hotels; the room and there's food in the morning. Then there are B&Bs that are like being welcomed into someone's home; the experience includes the hosts. Yosemite Peregrine is one of the latter. Kay and Don Pitts built their home to include three cozy guest rooms on the first level. (They have other lesser rooms next door without full breakfast.)
You have a deck with a spectacular view, a stone fireplace, all the amenities. The bathroom is small but very functional, the wash basin in built into one nightstand. Each room reflects Kay's delightful artistic tastes to the smallest detail. The location is ideal, you are inside the park located at Yosemite West halfway between Wawona and Yosemite Valley, near the turn-off to Glacier Point.
Breakfast is two courses of hot, fresh, original and delicious cooking. No, there are no choices...let's be realistic, there are at most six guests at a time, there is not going to be a menu or a buffet. Snacks in the early evening are what seems a good idea at the time, maybe chips and dip, maybe crackers and cheeses, not insufficient by any means.
At breakfast and evening, Don and Kay are open to interacting with you as human beings. Their experiences, background and talents are wide and deep. Do take their advice about Yosemite locations and things to do. With Don and Kay, you get honesty, candor, integrity, forthrightness, and most of all, character. If that's not your cup of tea, don't stay here. If the human experience is as valuable to you as the nature experience, you'll love it.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed May 31, 2005

My husband and I have stayed in B&Bs all over the country and Canada and this is one of the best we have ever stayed in! The food is the best we have ever had at a B&B. I could go on and on about the rooms and the scenery, which were wonderful but what it really boils down to is Don and Kay, the owners. They are so warm and friendly and we so thoroughly enjoyed talking and listening to stories for the three days we were there. They made us feel just like family. We so looked forward to returning after a full day of hiking for conversation and hors d'oeuvres. The Yosemite Peregrine B&B is one we will definately visit again and again and again as time permits.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed August 13, 2004

I read the reviews on this B&B before my stay. I believe that the people who wrote the good reviews had to be over 45. No young person would like this B&B. The rooms are tacky and the food is not that great. Most B&B's that I have stayed in their is a choice of two items for breakfast. We weren't even asked if there was anything we could/couldn't eat. My boyfriend was unable to eat the breakfast the 2 days that we stayed there due to food allergies. Nothing was done about this. We ended up eating breakfast somewhere else. If you are used to B&B's where you do get a breakfast choice, do not stay here. Also if you are under 40 I would not recommend this place.

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, owner at Yosemite Peregrine Lodging, responded to this review, January 12, 2005
As the owner of the Yosemite Peregrine Bed and Breakfast, it’s always interesting to read former guests’ reviews. But we have no record or memory of a young couple from Canada staying here. Perhaps they stayed at a budget place next door where there are fewer amenities and a continental breakfast. Guests at the Yosemite Peregrine are always asked at the time of booking if there are foods they don’t eat. There is a reminder on the confirmation and guests are again asked about food when they arrive. While this is not a restaurant, we do prepare a two or three course breakfast taking into account any allergies or foods that a guest simply dislikes. Vegetarian, gluten intolerant, no eggs? We do it all. Our website provides a tour of our three rooms and no one could describe them a “tacky”. And I’m puzzled why “no young person would like this B&B”. Over half of our guests are under 45 and always seem to enjoy their stay. Most people of any age who come to a national park want to get away from the stresses of city life. Perhaps this couple was disappointed that we could only offer starry nights and serenity instead of discos and shopping malls. In fairness to any lodging operator, guests should bring their concerns to management before writing a negative review.


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Reviewed August 9, 2004

I love the Yosemite Peregrine. It's a unique B&B, decorated by Kay, and artist, with Yosemite themes. No unattrative quilts and antiques here. The Dogwood Room features a custom made bed with Dogwood flowers, by far one of the most beautiful flowering trees in Yosemite. The Aspen room has a beautiful mural. Breakfasts are "to-die-for." Kay is a wonderful cook, and always prepares interesting, yummy and creative foods. I was very surprised when I read another reader complain about the breakfasts. At a B&B, you don't get ameal choices (it's not a restuarant) and many serve only cheap contential breakfasts. I guess some people don't recognize quality when they see it. Regarding the price of the rooms, I think the prices are in line with what you get. A beautiful room in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Oh yes, no review would be complete without the mention of Don's stories. They are wonderful and not to be missed. Don & Kay really know Yosemite. I have stayed here a number of times, and it continues to be my favorite B&B to come back to.

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Reviewed June 25, 2004

The Peregrine is very clean, furnished beautifully and most of all, has Don and Kay, the owners. Breakfast is always delicious and Don always has great stories! Highly recommend staying there. Very homey and comfortable with great views.

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Reviewed November 5, 2003

The Yosemite Peregrin is ok, but overpriced. The hosts Kay and Don are very nice and have some interesting stories to tell. But let's get down to it....I didn't like the room, it was over decorated, the sink was situated in the bedroom, not in the bathroom and it did not feel comfortable. The fireplace was nice, but we were only given sticks & twigs to keep the fire going, no logs. At $220 US a night, I would expect some logs for the fireplace. When we came up for breakfast (which I should note is only served between 7:30 and 8:30 am), I asked for a juice and was told "no, we are having smoothies". I was quite shocked at this response and thought it was a good thing I liked smoothies. Also, there is no breakfast choice, you eat what is placed in front of you. I didn't like this at all. Some choice would have been nice and also maybe some muffins, etc should have been placed out if you did not want the hot breakfast. Again at this price I would of expected some choice at breakfast. The place itself is at least a 20 - 30 minute drive away from any restaurants. So the location itself is not the greatest. The hosts serve up snacks and beverages between 5:30 & 6:30 pm, which is very nice. Our first night in Yosemite we stayed at the Apple Tree Inn in Fish Camp. A very nice place with all the amenities that we had at the Peregrin and at $89 a night, we should have stayed there for all 3 nights. The one thing that I really did not like, not only at the Peregrin but at other B&B's is that they do not lower their prices in the off season. My experience at the Peregrin and other B&B's on this trip has taught me one thing....to never stay at a B&B again!!!

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Property: Yosemite Peregrine Lodging
Address: 7507 Henness Cir, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9105
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yosemite Peregrine Lodging manages the Falcon's Nest Lodge, the Yosemite Peregrine Lodge next door in Yosemite West right in the heart of Yosemite National Park, California, USA. The Falcon's Nest Lodge located at 7507 Henness Circle, offers two 3 bedroom suites with private baths, decks TV/DVD and wifi. The suites include kitchen and center bar, dish washer and full size refrigerator. Each suite offers an outdoor deck with BBQ and a delightful view of the sugar pines and cedar trees. There is also a complimentary washer and dryer. We provide the soap. Each suite sleeps 6-7 people. Next door at 7509 Henness Circle, the Yosemite Peregrine Lodge offers an upscale home perfected for family reunions and executive retreats. The lodge offers 3 bedrooms and a den with pull-out queen size couch bed. Each of the bedrooms feature custom floor to ceiling wood burning fire places. One bedroom has a two person jacuzzi tub. The Lodge sleeps up to 8 people. The grand living room features 19 foot ceilings and lots of windows with amazing views. A custom floor to ceiling wood burning rock fireplace anchors this cozy and peaceful room. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a BBQ on the deck. All rooms in the lodge have paintings, wall murals and photographs by Yosemite's best known artists as well as solid comfortable furniture. The Yosemite Peregrine Lodge also has a game room loft with pool table, games and children's books. After a day hiking and exploring the wonders of Yosemite National Park, relax in the 6 person outdoor hot tub. Wifi is also available. This lodge is a large 3200 square foot home, beautifully furnished and well kept for those who appreciate finer settings. Yosemite West is located in the heart of Yosemite at 6,000+ feet elevation and is centrally located to many Yosemite attractions. The condo loft sleeps up to 4 people. Yosemite Valley is 10 miles north (20 minutes by car), Glacier Point is 16 miles east and the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods is 16 miles south. It is a very quiet area with no commercial activity. We specialize in sunsets and stars. Both properties are locally managed by David Maynard the owner/manager of the Yosemite Peregrine. David is on site during the summer season and available for assistance, questions and emergencies. He maintains a discreet presence allowing his guests all the privacy they require. Please note that all services and amenities listed above are not available at all properties. Call David for details. ... more   less 
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