Sierra Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast/Cabin Rental

45046 Fort Nip Trail , Ahwahnee, CA 93601 USA (Show map)


Welcome home to a quiet country oasis centrally located in the front yard of Yosemite National Park. We offer spacious 1 or 2 bedroom suites with vaulted ceilings and large open wood beams. Our suites all include private entries, king or queen beds, bathrooms, living quarters and kitchenettes. Guests are invited to enjoy panoramic mountain views from the wrap-around deck, and watch the morning sunrise A hot continental breakfast is included (April 15- October 15th) Our guest Lobby is open 8am -9pm daily, has real Sugar Pine wood floors, an antique parlor stove, wireless internet, & DVD collection. Our peaceful country setting welcomes our guests home after an exciting day of exploring the wonders of Yosemite National Park, the Giant Sequoias and Bass Lake. We invite you to relax, unwind, visit with fellow travelers, and enjoy the view. Children 5 + years are welcome guests! Sorry No-Pets - Check out our reviews on tripadvisor



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Excellent !

5 on June 01, 2012

We stayed here over the memorial day weekend, for two nights... We had rented out the Pine suite as four of us where there...the suite was very comfortable...and very clean... Excellent location about an hour and half from the Yosemite park... We had no problems finding the place.. We checked in very late in the night, but the innkeepers were very understanding and did not make a big deal about it ! their self checking in option is a great hassle free idea ! The suite had two very comfortable beds, a small but completely equipped kitchen and a very clean bathroom.. we completely enjoyed our stay... the view is amazing especially from the lobby !! Breakfast was awesome too ! Fresh pancakes are as good as it gets !! The innkeepers, John and Brenda were both very friendly and hospitable...I had asked them if they had white bread on the first morning, they were really sweet to remember that and the next breakfast, white bread was served !! Excellent location ! Excellent Views ! Excellent Value for money ! Excellent breakfast and Service !! Overall I would be staying with them again and would recommend them to anyone ! :)

Great Family Retreat

4.4 on May 10, 2012

I have stayed here with my family on three different occasians since 2007. Coming from a military deployment, I was looking for a place to relax with my family, yet have the comforts of home. This is it! Relatively close to Yosemite and local dining, John and Brenda made us feel at home. From the 24-hour access to coffee/tea/hot chocolate, to the interesting historical and sight-seeing informational books available, to the modern features of WIFI, DVDs, and Internet, there was something for everyone. The quiet atmosphere, surrounding walk paths, and magestic view across the mountain valley allowed us to relax in a way we wouldn't be able to at home. A hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, sitting on the deck, watching the sun come up or go down across the valley is truely a sight to behold. While it is less often than I would like, when I think of going to the Yosemite valley for some peacefull rest and quiet, I think of the Sierra Mountain Lodge and the closeness and happiness John and Brenda have brought to my family over the years.

My stay in October

4.8 on October 09, 2010

This is my third time. I love the friendliness, serenity, and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is wonderful as is the coffee; the owners invite conversation. I especially enjoy having separate bedrooms. It's the closest to being home without all the work around the house.

a welcome in the hills

4.8 on October 07, 2010

This visit was a revelation,we were treated royally by our hosts giving their time and hospitality unstintingly. This is not the Ritz but the service and friendliness could not be bettered Ian Marr

Great time

5 on September 18, 2010

I had my wife, sister and 90 year old mother. Other than the internet I had not seen the facility so I was a little concerned. It was a very pleasant surprise. It was a great way to start the day. Great food and view with superior service. We will definitely return. Thanks, Mike

Lovely B and B in beautiful setting

4.2 on September 17, 2010

Little bit difficult to find initially Friendly and helpful hosts who gave lots of useful info re Yosemite

Labor Day Week 2010

3.0 on September 14, 2010

We spent 2 nights during Labor Day week, 2010 and were the only guests those nights. We saw John at breakfast but other than that the hosts were invisible, but accessible by phone if needed. You pick up your key from a lockbox outside your room and enjoy peace and quiet. We stayed in the Sunrise suite and would highly recommend Sierra Lodge.

A Great Getaway

4.8 on September 02, 2010

The rooms are like having a condo....large and spacious, fully equipped kitchens, and warm and cozy living and bedroom areas. Then add a magnificent view and tasty breakfast. This Lodge has it all including John and Brenda, the wonderful and very helpful hosts.

Great getaway location

4.0 on October 21, 2009

We came here for a relaxing weekend without the kids and to visit Yosemite Valley. This is in a beautiful setting, large deck outside your room where you can eat your breakfast. Delicious pancakes, waffles, fresh juice and fruit. The Innkeepers were very friendly and gave us tips on places to go. Room was very comfortable. We picked out a DVD from their vast library in the lobby and watched from our comfortable couch. Upstairs in the loft is a very comfortable bed. We would come here again and recommend it to others.

A Real Gem

5 on August 30, 2009

This is an excellent place to stay. Well appointed suites in a beautiful country setting. Brenda and John , the inn keepers, have a product that should appeal to all ages and families whatever your reason for visiting Yosemite. We were really lucky to find this place Excellent breakfasts, loads of information about the area available, good DVD library, plenty of restaurants in town which is about 5 miles away.

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Rooms & Rates

Sterling Suite

Sterling Suite • Spacious 1 bedroom Suite • 1 King bed • 800 square feet • 1 Queen sleeper couch, LCD TV/Cable/DVD • Spacious bathroom with stall shower & stocked with bathroom amenities • Dining table, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, sink & stocked with kitchen amenities (No Stove) • Private heating & cooling • Overlooks the valley below and offers a large front deck with beautiful mountain views. $125-$185 nt

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $185

Sunrise Suite

Sunrise Suite • 1 bedroom Suite • 1 King bed • 650 square feet • 1 Queen sleeper couch, LCD TV/Cable/DVD • Bathroom with stall shower and stocked with bathroom amenities • Kitchenette with personal fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink & stocked with kitchen amenities • Private heating & cooling • Faces the morning sunrise with large front deck and beautiful mountain views $165.00 Season / $115.00 Off-Season Rates is for 2-guests Accommodate up to 4 guests

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $165

Garden Suite

Garden Suite • 2 bedroom Suite • 1 King bed / 1 Queen bed • 700 square feet • Full sofa bed, LCD TV/Cable/DVD • Bathroom with shower/tub combo & stocked with amenities • Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink & stocked with kitchen amenities • dining table • Private heating & cooling • Overlooks the gardens and natural surrounding. $115-$175

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $115 - $165

Rose Suite

Rose Suite • 2 bedroom Suite • 2 Queen beds and 1 full sofa bed • 700 square feet • Couch, cable TV/DVD • Bathroom with regular bathtub and stocked with bathroom amenities • Spacious kitchenette with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink and stocked with kitchen amenities • Private heating and cooling • Overlooks the garden $175.00 Season / $115.00 Off-Season Rates are based on 2 guests

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $115 - $175

Explorer Suite

Explorer Suite This suite is for guests on a budget who plan to get up early and seize the day. The reduced rate reflects the foot traffic noise from the community lobby above, so this suite is not for the light or late sleeper. Clean and comfortable, this is a studio-style single-story suite on the ground floor. • 1 Queen bed • Full-size Futon couch • 450 square feet • Desk with complimentary WiFi • Flat screen TV/Cable/DVD • Bathroom with regular bathtub/shower combo & stocked with bathroom amenities • Private heating & cooling • Private front porch with table & chairs and outdoor BBQ $125.00 Season / $75.00 Off-Season Rates are based on two-person occupancy. Futon couch can accommodate one additional adult or two children. Accommodates up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $75 - $125

Pine Suite

Pine Suite • 2 Queen beds • 600 square feet • Couch, electric mantle fireplace, cable TV/DVD • Spacious bathroom with stall shower & stocked with bathroom amenities • Kitchenette with personal refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, sink & stocked with kitchen amenities • Private heating & cooling • Front lawn with picnic table and Weber BBQ $145.00 Season / $85.00 Off-Season Rates are based on two-person occupancy. Accommodates up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $85 - $135

Oak Suite

Oak Suite •1 Queen bed •Full-size Futon couch • 600 square feet • Flat screen TV/Cable/DVD •Bathroom with regular bathtub & stocked with bathroom amenities • Spacious kitchenette with full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, sink & stocked with kitchen amenities • Private heating & cooling • Sliding glass door off of the dining area with outdoor deck, table and Weber BBQ • Large Oaks & poplar trees surround the outside. $145.00 Season / $85.00 Off-Season Rates are based on two-person occupancy. Futon couch can accommodate one additional adult or two children. Accommodates up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $85 - $135

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Location Type

*Yosemite National Park*, Giant Sequoias/ Mariposa Grove, Ahwahnee, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Air Terminal) 56 miles

Directions to property:

Take Highway 41 45 North towards Oakhurst, turn left on Highway 49 7 miles towards Ahwahnee, turn right on Road 601 in Nippinawasee, turn right on first street Fort Nip Trail to end of culi-sac.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Yosemite National Park, Giant Sequoias / Mariposa Grove, Bass Lake, Sugar Pine Railroad, Antiques / Shopping, Nelder Grove, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Fireplace, Internet Service, Videos, Wi-Fi , Large sundeck, Covered porches, Coffee & tea available in lobby, kitchenetts, Private bathrooms, Private living rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Yosemite National Park, Boat/ Jet Ski rentals at Bass Lake, Mariposa, great antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All Non-Smoking Suites / Outdoor smoking ok
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 3 are welcome guests at the lodge!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry no pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a two night min. stay on major holidays, weekends and in the off-season
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Check-In: After 4:00 PM (Guest access key is located in a key lockbox at guest suite)Guests are given an access code at time of booking.

Check-Out: 11:00 AM
No early check -in's PLEASE, Innkeepers are unavailable between 2 and 4.
Be sure to advise the Innkeepers if a late arrival is expected 

Innkeeper's Hours: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM AND 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Please note our policies, as they are vital to our Inn's management. If there is something we have not made clear, please ask! All rates and policies are subject to change without notice. 

We are unable to provide for pets and have a strict non-smoking indoor policy. An outdoor smoking area is provided for our guests who smoke. ANY guest who smokes indoors will be charged a $100.00 cleaning fee. Candles are not permitted due to insurance and fire hazard. Firearms are not permitted on the grounds or in the Lodging Suites. A two night minimum on weekends, holidays and in the off-season. Your reservation can be guaranteed with Visa, MasterCard, or a personal check in the full amount received within seven days after making the reservation Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary to cancel a reservation, there will be no charge only if the reservation is cancelled more than seven days before the scheduled arrival date (14 days for holiday weekends). Credit card will be charged 7 days prior to your arrival for the full amount due, which is non–refundable. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved, regardless of guests' actual arrival or departure date. A cancellation inside of the 7 day period will not be accepted due to weather conditions, such as snow in the Park, weather too hot, too cold or too rainy.



John & Brenda Eppler

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Resident Pets

Cats , Lots of deer & critters

About the innkeepers

The Sierra Mountain Lodge is family owned and operated. We have called Ahwahnee home for more than 20 years now and would love to share our version of paradise with you.

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  • Time Served: 8 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: in the lobby, on the deck or take to their suite., Guests are invited to dine, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options