Not your typical BnB but I'd read about it beforehand, so I knew what to expect. The property is lovely - secluded, quiet, beautiful views, and lots of wildlife hanging around to commune with (deer and adorable kittens). The owners welcome you, offer valuable tips on how to navigate Yosemite, provide a picnic lunch (if pre-ordered) to enjoy at nearby Bass Lake, and then they disappear, making clear you can reach them on site if needed. That meant...privacy! We had Room 1. This is not a fancy or luxurious spot, mind you, but it sure felt comfy and relaxing. Our view was spectacular, we had a hot tub, and the deck was glorious. The room itself was spacious, with cabin-like decor. The location was perfect - completely secluded, yet minutes from town. The drive to Yosemite Valley was about an hour and twenty, but it's a gorgeous drive from the moment you enter the park. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
Spent 3 nights in Room 1 and we enjoyed the amenities (private deck and spa). The view of Oakhurst and surroundings couldn't have been better. The small fridge was filled with fresh fruit & other breakfast items. Along with the muffins and cereal option this food arrangement worked perfect for us. In the bathroom area, it took time for the water to get hot and felt bad to waste water waiting for a warmer temperature.
We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. We stayed in the cottage and had SO much room for us, our baby & toddler. The wildlife was a major plus, and our host, Clay was so warm, helpful and welcoming. My 2 yr old really enjoyed seeing the wild turkey, deer, hummingbirds and woodpeckers. It is a bit removed from the downtown, and about a 45 min - 1 hr drive from the park, but the peaceful and beautiful setting and comfortable accommodations made it well worth the drive. Mariposa is a very cute town! Would definitely stay here again. I gave 5 stars for onsite dining because I assume it's as great as everything else, but if you stay in the cottage breakfast isn't included since it is considered a vacation rental with a full kitchen. They did include lots of coffee/tea/M&M's and trail mix, though, which my sons loved!
Our host Penny was awesome! Her grand daughter was also extremely helpful. The two of them put together a great breakfast spread every morning. They were both very friendly as well. The house is beautiful, the grounds and surrounding area are amazing. We seen a baby deer which was worth the cost alone! Also loads of beautiful birds hang out on their porch. I loved all the little touches such as the fairy lights around the house, the little solar butterflies, USB plugs in the walls and free sweets. I'd recommend this bnb 100% :) Cheers, Conor.
I booked this b en b just because of the positive reviews. Clay and Joy make their guest feel at home. Very very very nice people. I never write reviews but they deserve it. Even if you make a mistake and you arrive one day earlier (yeah really) they do everything to help. And last but not least: beautiful area to stay!!
Wonderful site to relax at the end of a busy day. Loved sitting on the deck with with a glass of wine and even dinner one night while enjoying all the hummingbirds and panaramic view. Roy and Joy were a charming host and hostess. Our room was filled with all sorts of thoughtful amenities at no additional cost. Breakfast was wonderful each day. The only down side is that it is over a hour's drive to Yosemite Park.
It was a very relaxing, quiet get away weekend, and when we got to Vulture's View Bed and Breakfast, we could not be happier. The room was spacious, clean and the views made my eyes very happy. Lots of birds and some dear. We met Judy who runs the B&B, very lovely lady, full of information. I really like the breakfast, Judy had our refrigerator full of juice, fruit, muffins, milk and cereal. Very easy to take with you on our day out and about. I will gladly tell everybody of our great experience. And after a long day out, we had the hot tub to come back to and just totally relax and unwind. Thank you Judy and Vulture's View B&B.
Vulture"s View was at the end of five weeks travel in North America. We were delighted with our three nights there. Judy's advice on what to see in Yosemite was invaluable. She was the perfect host. Apart from providing a very healthy breakfast, she was kind enough to provide some beautiful pecan pie when we arrived, then more the next night. Bathing in the hot tub outside room one was restful, and we were able thoroughly enjoy looking up at the night sky and down onto Oakhurst. There was a great supply of towels, both for the bathroom and the hot tub.
Up on arrival we were greeted by an untidy lady,she gave us some instructions and I said ok , Then she said choose a muffin flavor for that will be your breakfast,we make coffee in the a.m. but the coffee creamer was bad and curled our coffee. I also asked about the the famous vulture view and she said"you can not see it , you get what you paid for and we were no even allowed to walk the area.So we boringly fell asleep by 9;00p.m. Next morning she was outside with a check book and refunded me because she had charged my Visa for 2 days and we thought we paid with visa for only one.I have topay my Visa card double stay plus tax, an extra 20.00 for 1 day stay and interest on the card of course. What a Vulture,stay at a hotel in town.
Judy is a very nice person, who gave us a warm welcome in her B&B. The room was very nice and clean! Judy gave us a lot of information about Yosemite Park. We've had a great stay at the Vulture's View B&B. Kind regards, Arend and Grietje The Netherlands
An amazing place, an amazing location and an amazing couple. Our first thought was... It's a shame we only booked two nights' stay... The breakfasts were the best we had tasted since arriving in America, the room we had was spacious and very well equiped. The bed was very very comfortable and there was plenty of extras in the room. The picture on their website does not do the room justice. We had the Sierra room and was quiet and peacefull even with the birds outside. The B & B is in countryside and 7miles from the nearest town and 53 miles from Yosemite National park. Well worth a visit even if you don't go into the park.
Our weekend stay at the cottage became one of our most memorable trips. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The property and grounds are really magnificent and relaxing, exactly what we wanted. The cottage is located very close to the downtown area, which was helpful. We loved the morning breakfast, it was a delicious and healthy start to our day. We are looking forward to our return!
Our host, Judy, was welcoming and the room was clean and comfortable. I loved the view of the forest and the town of Oakhurst, and enjoyed watching the wildlife like deer and cats. One of the cats was even friendly, a big plus. Checkout was simple- I did not even have to use a TV.
Vultures View lies on one of the mountains in Oakhurst and it indeed gives a wonderfull view over the valley. Nice clean rooms and a very helpfull innkeepster providing helpfull tips for your visit to Yosemite. Very quit place, also because it is a few miles away from the centre of Oakhurst. No breakfast served, although plenty of food is in your room, you have to make you're own breakfast. Nothing wrong eith that, but handy to know if you are used of breakfast being served. You also have to make up the beds, unless you request this to be done for you. All and all a nice place, close to the parks with a few things different from most B&B's.
The view is great. The innkeepers are really helpful & knowledgeable. The room was very comfortable. My only comment would be that the breakfast was not what I expected. It is not the typical "breakfast" in terms of a sit down omelet or pastry etc. Having said that the muffins were good and the fruit was good too.
Judy was a really wonderful host. She was really responsive over e-mail in advance, made special arrangements to make our stay even more unique, and thoughtfully guided us for our time in Yosemite. The room was very cute, the bed quite soft, and the kitties (outside) adorable! We had a great time and will stay there again.
We recently stayed in the 2 BR cabin at Yosemite Bed and Breakfast with my parents and we couldn't have been happier. The cabin had just about anything you could have asked for, full kitchen, TV, two rooms with private baths, and it looks out on a beautiful view. The best part for us was sitting outside on the porch in the evening and watching all of the deer and hummingbirds come for their dinner. The breakfasts were delicious and the owners were very knowledgeable about the area. The price was also incredibly reasonable considering how expensive it is to stay at other places in the area. The only downside is the ~1 hr+ drive to Yosemite, but honestly getting to stay away from the crowds was worth it.
Very familiar atmoshere. There was a lot of silence round the house, the we could relax in the evening. We sleept well! And the breakfast was amazing. Made with love, well cooked and every day a different meal. We liked it.
Our family of three 11 year olds, 2 parents and 2 grandparents spent the better part of 4 days in Yosemite in June, 2013. The Yosemite Bed and Breakfast was the perfect way to begin and end the days. Hosts Clay and Joy were so very accommodating. Days began with delicious breakfasts they prepared. We frequented the conveniently located grocery store and deli which made preparing dinner so easy. The pleasant surprise of this B and B is the wildlife viewing. We took as many pictures there as we did in Yosemite. There were song birds we midwesterners had never seen before, wild turkeys, deer, mother quail and her chicks and hummingbirds galore. The hour's drive to and from the Yosemite Valley may seem a bit long, but this group had no complaints about it.
sayed here in late june. for 2 nights. about 50 minutes to park. stayed in sierra room. great accomdations for the price. owners are great. breakfast was delicious. its at 8:30am. spent second day entering south gate. maraposa grove tour. lunch at winona hotel afternoon in valley.next day left b&b and drove over tioga pass to lake tahoe. you will see deer feeding at dusk. many birds. especially hummingbirds. sitting on the deck at days end overlooking the valley below with a glass of wine in hand. priceless.
This isn't your typical B&B...which made it perfect for us! I felt as if I was staying at Aunt Judy's summer house. It was peaceful and two nights here was a relaxing and refreshing break. We stayed in Room 1 with the fireplace, private deck, hot tub and views. I am looking forward to visiting here again in the future.