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Blackberry Inn Bed and Breakfast

7567 Hamilton Station Loop near the entrance to Yosemite, Groveland, CA 95321 USA (Show map)
23 Reviews
$150 - $265
per night

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Rated #1 Yosemite B & B by Trip Advisor, the Blackberry Inn is 12 miles (less than 20 minutes!) from Yosemite National Park’s Big Oak Flat entrance on Highway 120. Highway 120 is the most direct route to the park from San Francisco, Sacramento, and Northern California. The inn is located 11 miles east of Groveland in a country setting surrounded by national forest land. The farmhouse-replica building features vaulted ceilings and big windows that bring the beauty of the Sierra Nevada inside. Its rooms were designed specifically for the Yosemite traveler who wishes to retreat to comfort after a day of adventure. Spacious rooms with central heating and air conditioning, wireless Internet service, and fine linens lure guests up the oak staircase to enjoy a sound night’s sleep. Each room features a full private bath and sitting area for two. The guests' common room is filled with Yosemite guidebooks and a wide variety of games and reading material. A gourmet, two-course breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. Guests enjoy their meal at the elegantly set table where they can enjoy the numerous humingbirds outside the windows. The Blackberry Inn is famous for its unmatched level of service.

Rooms & Rates

The Briar Rose

Located upstairs. This light and airy room is illuminated by the morning sun. Decorated in shades of maroon, ivory and gold, this spacious retreat features a king-sized bed, fireplace, full private bath, and sitting area. Check in time is 4pm- 9pm and Check out time is 11am. Free wireless Internet service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Berry Patch

Located on the first floor. Richly nostalgic and roomy in hues of sage green and beige. This room features an iron queen-size bed accented by the sentimental comfort of quilted legacies, a pair of cozy chairs, a fireplace, and a full private bath. Check-in time is 4-9 pm and Checkout time is 11 am. Free wireless Internet service

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Bramble Rose

Located upstairs. Alluring and spacious in hues of yellow and green. This room with a view offers a king-sized bed with a cozy comforter, fireplace, full private bath and sitting area with recliners. Check-in time is 4-9pm and Checkout time is 11am. Free wireless Internet service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Brambeberry Room

Spacious room with a private entrance/deck and fireplace. Free WiFi and custom linens from Pottery Barn. Six foot soaking tub with separate spacious tile shower. In-suite tea service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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23 Reviews

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Lovely stay

4.2 on May 30, 2013

We have just had a great visit to Blackberry Inn and really enjoyed it. Alex and Steve were great hosts and we had a great time mixing with other guests. Yosemite was great and would loved to visit them and the inn again and enjoy their hospitality. Thanks Alex and Steve - Jane and Bruce

What a wonderful time!

5 on May 27, 2013

We just spent 4 wonderful days in the Cloud's Rest Room- total bliss! Steve & Alex are warm and welcoming hosts with thoughtful suggestions for experiencing the best of the area. The Blackberry Inn is the only place to stay when visiting Yosemite.

The most elegant and warm place in the Yosimite

5 on February 25, 2013

What a magical stay!! We chose the Blackberry inn after reading all the good reviews that were posted on several websites and we were even more delighted when we arrived. Steve greeted us warmly and showed us around the big beautiful house surrounded by little Hummingbirds and led us to our room that was very conveniently located on the ground floor with a private entrance that opens on the deck. We booked the Brameberry room because we loved the colours and the spacious bathroom. But when we saw it, we found it even more charming than how it looked on the pictures! Furnished with a exquisite selection of antics, extra thick baths towels and beautiful linen from Pottery Barnes, every single detail was harmonious and elegant. We visited some of the other rooms, they’re all beautifully furnished. Alex, Steve’s wife, chose it all by herself, with a very confident taste. Breakfast was excellent, cooked and served by Steve, at the big dining room table, different menu and different China every morning! ( Alex’s private collection) What a joyful atmosphere it was, discussing with guests from all over the world! Then Steve advised us on different routes and tracks through the park and helped us to establish a program. He knows everything about the Yosemite! Perfectly located, few miles away from one of the Park’s main entrances, excellent welcoming and perfect customized service, Blackberry Inn offers a great value. We didn’t regret a bit our choice, especially after visiting different lodges and accommodations that were inside the Park, all of them overvalued! Our trip through California lasted a month and I can assure that among all the hotels and inns we stayed at, the Blackberry Inn will definitely be the most exceptional experience we had and meeting Steve and Alex is a part of it. We spent 3 days at the Blackberry Inn and hopefully next time we’ll stay more!

Three wonderful nights

4.4 on October 25, 2012

This was our first B & B and Steve and Alexandra were great hosts. We stayed there in September and had such a great time. Steve goes out of his way to make sure that everyone has a great time. The breakfast he made each day was outstanding as people have allergies and he prepares many different varieties to please everyone. So close to the park and the scenery at the inn is just wonderful. Would go back in a heartbeat. Would reccommend this inn with a 10 out of 10

If you want to visit Yosemite this one's first choice!

5 on September 25, 2012

To arrive and stay here gives you the feeling of visiting long time friends even if you've never been here before. Steve is a fantastic host and his breakfast is delicious. The rooms are cozy and very well equipped. In every room you'll find a guide to Yosemite NP that Steve encourages you to take with you on your tours. When you "come home" in the evening you'll find fresh homemade cookies in your room. We love this place and definitely will come back and stay longer than the two nights we had this year. The photographs can't picture how nice it really is.

Outstanding stay

5 on June 25, 2012

An absolute gem! We absolutely loved staying at the Blackberry Inn and Steve is a fantastic host. Very knowledgeable about the area and happy to give tips on places to visit off the beaten track, as well as the traditional Yosemite trails. It is very close to the Park entrance which is handy. The rooms are immaculately clean and well appointed and the beds are very comfortable (we tried 2 rooms as we had a 3-day stay and it was a busy period so we moved room on the last night) There are some really nice touches like the fresh water in your room every day and choc chip cookies, lovely cooked breakfast different every morning and everyone sits together at 8 for a family breakfast, which is great because you meet some great people. I would definitely stay again and I would recommend it to everyone! And you can feed the hummingbirds by hand, which is a fantastic experience! Don't hesitate, just book it if you are going to Yosemite!


3.8 on October 24, 2011

Wonderful Location, wonderful facilities and a host who cannot do more for you, his hopitality exceeds all expectations. Breakfast could have been more varied, but quality was good nevertheless and packlunches lovely.

Two nights are not enough!

4.6 on August 23, 2011

We had 2 wonderful days here with our son and his fiancé. The weather was glorious, and Steve was an attentive host. Our son and partner decided to stay "on site" for one of the days and enjoy the company of the hummingbirds on the porch. The rooms were large and beautifully decorated. The nearby Buck Meadows restaurant was also really good, serving solid American sized meals (we're English), and beer in frosted glasses. We enjoyed the first night's meal so much we returned for the second (the kids had lunch there too!). Overall highly recommended.

Great stay

3.6 on August 14, 2011

We stayed one night in this wonderful inn. The house and the room were beautiful and cozy. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The only disappointement concerns the breakfast : we would have appreciated to be asked what we would like to eat. Indeed, we are used to continental breakfast (we are from France) and the food did not match our expectations. Overall, we did appreciate this stay and recommend this B&B.

Honeymoon "Sweet"

4.8 on July 18, 2011

The Blackberry Inn offered a fabulous start to our honeymoon. The room (the honeymoon suite/sweet) was both comfortable and beautiful. The breakfasts were delicious and the boxed lunches were generous. We loved picnicing throughout the park. Finally, the advice given about where to spend our time was sound. We'll be back.

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Location Type

13 miles from Hwy 120 Entrance to Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, Countryside, Mountains


Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

80 to 580 to 205 to 99N to 120E

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yosemite National Park, Snow Shoe/Ice Skate/Cross Country, River Rafting Class 5-Tuolumne, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Starry Nights, Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Wraparound Porch, Hundreds of hummingbirds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Visiting Yosemite, Watching the hummingbirds, Airport nearby for small planes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4pm- 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay required in peak summer season
  • Deposit Amount Required: A minimum of one night's stay or 50% of entire stay, whichever is greater, will be charged at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: A $25 cancellation fee applies to all reservations. A 14-day notice is required for refund of deposit (less the cancellation fee). Reservations of 2 or more rooms or 4 or more nights require a 30-day notice for full refund. We are a small inn and do not overbook. When you reserve, we are preparing for your stay.



Steve McCorkle and Alexandra North

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

3 Cats , horses Others

About the innkeepers

Hiking, endurance horse riding.

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  • Time Served: 8:00
  • Serving Location: some rooms have room service, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dietary restrictions, Allergy Restrictions

Signature Dish

Blackberry Crisp


Details Diamond Collection

7567 Hamilton Station Loop , near the entrance to Yosemite, Groveland, CA 95321 USA (Show map)

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