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Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 12 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here in November of 2011. We had never done a B&B before but thought we'd give it a try. First of all, Liz and Ron are a hoot! Liz always had some little goodies ready for you to eat and both gave great advise for our hikes to Yosemite. Turns out, Ron was a rescue...

3Thank Hailey P
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We arrived at the blue butterfly inn We arrived in late august in the midst of a wildfire in a neighboring community. Although all power was off and a neighboring restaurant served dinner prepared on a grill to the evacuees and other guests, Ron and Liz were calm and imparted that feeling to their guests.They offered emergency dinner if we...

6Thank JKFRadnor_PA
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stayed in Blue Butterfly for four nights in Summer 2011, and would happily say that it's the best B&B we've ever stayed in. Liz and Ron are lovely hosts and in addition to being made to feel very welcome they also offered very useful advice on what to see and where to go. Initially we were a little concerned...

3Thank Mr J
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2011

We stayed here for two nights in the Meadow Lily room with a deck & view of the Merced River. Room was very large & extremely comfortable. Ron & Liz were very helpful & pleasant hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they were of course really knowledgeable on Yosemite & the surrounding area. We had a power cut the...

1Thank sulc0
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed three nights with Ron and LIz at their B&B, in two different rooms - the Meadow Lilly and the Glasgow Rose. There are so many good points to staying here; it's only one mile from the entrance of Yosemite making it quick and easy to get into the park; the majority of the rooms are huge in size...

5Thank Sarah-Jane C
Yosemiteblue, Owner at Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, responded to this review

Good news! The restaurant has changed out its old airconditioner for a new, quieter one.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2011

We stayed at The Blue Butterfly whilst on honeymoon in Yosemite for a few days and will certainly be back and for longer next time. Liz & Ron were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome- it was more than a B&B, it felt more like a home from home. Liz had some great recommendations for routes to take...

1Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 18 October 2011

A bit difficult to find (behind a large motel complex) but worth searching for. Superb location right on the Merced River, lulls you to sleep at night. Rooms beautifully furnished with antiques. Super breakfasts, something different every day. Liz & Ron make you feel right at home. Probably the best B & B we have ever stayed at, certainly the...

1Thank Aussietraveller2076
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We planned our trip with friends from Australia, they climbed the half dome while we ambled about below.The Blue Butterfly B&B was an absolute delight to come back to,the accommodation was excellent,beds were extremely comfortable,decor was very tasteful with some lovely antiques to look at.Breakfast was delicious,and our hosts Ron & Liz were lovely people to meet.We cannot highly recommend...

1Thank Brenda S
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 October 2011

When we visited Yosemite, we chose to stay at the Blue Butterfly Inn in El Portal. The magnificent house, decorated with an exquisite taste in antiques, stands hidden behind a gigantic motel. Once inside the house, this world seems to disappear and one can only have eyes for the interior of the house and the roaring river behind it. Because...

1Thank Albert047
Bossier City, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 October 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Butterfly B&B in Sept while on vacation in Yosemite....What an absolutely WONDERFUL place to stay!!!! The accomodations and location were top notch, but what made it so wonderful was the fellowship with Ron and Liz, as well as with the other guests... They are such marvelous hosts....Eating breakfast on the deck with...

1Thank jerry m

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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: $285 - $492 (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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