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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

This was perhaps one of the best B&B experiences we have had. Why? Perfect location two miles from central entrance to Yosemite, right on the river, great room (Lotus room), and most of all, fantastic hosts. Liz and Ron are amazing. Very friendly and they know everything about the park and give great advice on what to do during your...

2Thank ADayNotWasted
Cayman Brac
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Been here before and will be back again! Cookies and tea upon arrival and it was like coming home again! We stayed in the Glasgow Rose room ground floor, very comfortable and has plenty of storage space and luggage racks. Just minutes from the valley floor and all of the splendor of Yosemite Park. We watched the Ravens and the...

3Thank kathy147370
Reviewed 7 May 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in the Poppy room and loved every minute of our stay. Liz and Ron are excellent, knowledgeable hosts who are very happy to provide tips and guidance where needed and help you make the most of your time in Yosemite. Our room was pristine and comfortable, the only sound was the river...

Thank nikandgina
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Convenient (a 5 minute ride) to the Yosemite Valley entrance, the Blue Butterfly is a relatively new, clean and comfortable alternative to the massive motels (Yosemite View & Cedar Lodge) on the same entry highway. Rooms are clean & comfortable, large deck overlooking the Merced River - and a hearty breakfast. Two notes: The Blue Butterfly is 'landlocked' amid the...

5Thank Jim M
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We picked this cute little B&B on account of it's excellent TripAdvisor reviews, and weren't let down! The property is beautiful and after arriving here after a 2000+ room hotel in Las Vegas, was a nice homely change for us. 'Proper' tea, cookies and an early night in the Poppy room on the ground floor followed. A little noise as...

Thank A_J_Mann
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Although the Blue Butterfly is located at the back of a motel complex it is most definitely in an amazing location right on the Merced river, where Hummingbirds come to feed. We stayed in the Lotus room which has it's own deck overlooking the river, the room itself is huge with a very comfortable bed, sofa and table and chairs...

2Thank MrsG6615
Gig Harbor
Reviewed 22 April 2012

My wife and I stayed two nights in the California Poppy room, and the only "noise" we experienced was the sound of the river, which we found to be relaxing. We will stay here again and will recommend the property to our friends and family. Liz and Ron are wonderful, attentive and knowledgeable hosts, who can reliably recommend things to...

1Thank Charles J
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Pros •Ron and Liz were lovely and very accommodating. • Breakfast was good • The house was beautiful and main balcony onto the river was great (if warm enough to enjoy) Cons We stayed in the California Poppy room which was nice but noisy as it was on the ground floor. We could hear every word spoken in the lounge...

2Thank Wildy29
Yosemiteblue, Owner at Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, responded to this review

The California Poppy room is downstairs next to the lounge and the kitchen...definitely noisier than the rooms upstairs (which are quieter and much larger, and have a balcony over the river)...but we do always quiet down by 10pm or earlier...depending upon how gregarious the guests are, and I do have to make a bit of noise fixing breakfast, starting my...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Don't let the title of this review fool you - the owners of this bed and breakfast are 100% American, and the landscape Blue Butterfly is in is unmistakably Yosemite. On the veranda you look out over the Merced, and turning your gaze up you'll see the hallmark granite. My experience of this place is that it's an oasis of...

3Thank jessiebrickley
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2012

My wife and I stayed here October 2011 as part of a two week tour of California. I was weary on arrival but soon warmed to the lovely hosts Ron and Liz. The building is purpose built and in a stunning location overlooking the river to the rear. We had a fresh and varied breakfast cooked for us each morning...

2Thank RetiredPornStar

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 13,089 - ₹ 22,579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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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
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“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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