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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had! The house is great, the breakfast is very tasty, location is fantastic, afternoon tea and cookies are a delight. But what made our stay great is Ron and Liz, two wonderful hosts, who love to welcome, and to share their knowledge and love of the Yosemite national park. We followed their great advice and...

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Trip Advisor need to create a 5+ category to do this one justice. Fantastic backdrop of Yosemite National Park's natural wonders & scenery. Lovely & spacious room with good size balcony to sit & watch the stream flow by as well as the birds & animals that live alongside it. Great home cooked breakfast which is served to all at...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolutely book your stay here! A stone's throw from Yosemite's entrance, the Blue Butterfly Inn is the perfect place to stay if you're visiting the area. Ron and Liz are terrific people and hosts, offering kind words, great advice for visiting the park (just do what they recommend and you won't be sorry!), and delicious food to start your day!...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon travelling around America and can honestly say it was the best place we stayed in during our time away. The location is stunning - 5 minute drive to the park entrance with a pizzeria and restaurant next door - and having breakfast every morning on a beautiful balcony over looking the river...

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I don't know where to begin on this one. Ron and Liz are the nicest people and best hosts I've ever met at a B&B. The Sunflower room where we stayed was gorgeous and had unbelievable views. The pizza next door was really good. If you don't believe me you can ask the resident wild turkey that lives there. I...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here on our tour of California. It was great. Liz and Ron where most kind and hospitable, plus very knowledgeable about the park. The park is only a couple of miles up the road was amazing . It was nice to meet the other guests at breakfast which was excellent. Fruit salad, something cooked ( frittata...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I am a bit late writing this review as I stayed last year. You will not regret staying here. From the warm welcome, the amazing room, and amazing views, it is a place you will not regret staying. Myself and my husband were made to feel so at home, even down to English tea being made for us. We had...

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Mableton, Georgia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Perched right outside the entrance of Yosemite National Park, this lovely Inn fits right in with the beauty of the park. This Inn is located on the banks of the Merced River. You can enjoy the river and the abundant collection of hummingbirds that visit the deck feeders all day long. The sound of the river is nature's lullaby for...

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St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed with the very friendly and welcoming Ron & Liz at Butterfly Inn in July. The experience was completely faultless from the welcoming to the location, information provided for daily activities and the accommodation itself. We stayed in the Sunflower room which is worth every penny with its stunning views from both lying in bed to sitting out on...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Yosemite Blue Butterfly is a lovely and welcoming haven, just outside of the western approach to the park. Their choice setting on the Merced River is nestled in the mountains -- as close as possible to the natural beauty of the Yosemite area. Ron and Liz were excellent hosts who provided helpful area information, warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

Address: 11132 Highway 140, El Portal, CA 95318
Region: United States > California > El Portal
Price Range: ₹ 13,028 - ₹ 22,473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Yosemite Blue Butterfly Hotel El Portal
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“The Californian Poppy rooms which we had was excellent. Next to the kitchen but did not bother us or disturb us.”
 of 5 bubbles AllanIsmay, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to try the pizza next door.”
 of 5 bubbles krashzmom, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Sunflower room is extremely spacious with stunning views and scenery. You own little haven!”
 of 5 bubbles lej242016, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room was an en suite double and comfortable. On the ground floor.. We were given ice but some rooms have fridges”
 of 5 bubbles car0T, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“30 min. away from Yosemite, located near the part entrance right on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 296aleksl, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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