5 on July 30, 2014
The B&B is as close to the park as you'll get without staying at one of the touristy in-park lodges. A very scenic 20 minutes to the park gate; beyond that, driving distance depends on where you're going within Yosemite. The valley is about 35 minutes from the gate, tunnel view about 20. I enjoyed the drives a lot. Put together a good playlist, roll down the window & enjoy the scenery. The B&B is beautiful. The bed was REALLY comfortable & the room was big. Very quiet. Private A/C unit. Nice (very clean) private bathroom, good water pressure, nice toiletries – I loved the high quality towels. Turndown service every night, which was really nice to come back to after a full day in the park. Wifi signal was not strong in the bedroom, but worked well in the dining room. My AT&T signal didn't work anywhere in Eastern CA except Yosemite Valley. That being said, it didn't take me long to come to the realization that I went on this trip to unplug & it was nice to actually not have email or voicemail access. Food was incredible. One morning they served Italian sausage & mushroom quiche with hollandaise and grilled asparagus & it was literally the best thing I've ever had for breakfast. Also, don't miss the desserts that are in the dining room every evening. My favorite was a chocolate almond toffee bar. They also offer tea service anytime & wine with dessert each night. I probably could have spent an entire day exploring the property – it's absolutely stunning. For a girl who needed a break from the city, I couldn't get enough of the meadows, horses & the general serenity surrounding the B&B. Sunsets are spectacular from the meadow near the main house. Looking back on my trip, I enjoyed my nightly walks around Yosemite Rose just about as much as I enjoyed the park itself. The experience at Yosemite Rose was so good & so restorative, that I am already planning a return visit next year. If you're going to Yosemite Nat'l Park, stay here.
4.6 on September 09, 2011
This is a beautiful place with outstanding breakfasts! A must stay for vistors to the park.
4.0 on August 29, 2011
Excellent breakfasts, wonderful room and terrific hosts!
4.6 on May 13, 2011
Stayed in the self-catering cottage and the main house. Both experiences were wonderful. The cottage is set up so two families can have their own spaces while sharing the well-appointed kitchen and comfy sitting room with fireplace. The main house has many thoughtful touches, a music room with player piano, a quiet library, a pool room (aka war room with interesting military memorabilia) and a large dining room with patio attached for use on warmer mornings. There is also a ranch house for larger parties. Yosemite Rose is part of a working ranch and the whole family is involved in aspects of the business. Katherine and Donald are wonderful hosts, as are the rest of the family. The location is perfect for Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy.
4.6 on September 25, 2010
Beautiful rooms, excellent breakfast, baby-friendly, even a grand piano to play
5 on September 07, 2010
We stayed at the Yosemite Rose B&B recently and had a wonderful time. The rooms are superb and the breakfasts were wonderful. The owners were a very nice couple. We especially enjoyed talking with their daughter, Mary. She gave us some new places to visit that we didn't know about and we thoroughly enjoyed the day she planned for us. We were just discussing what we thought the highlights of our trip were and the Yosemite National Park and the B&B were #1 for us. We will definitely stay there again if we get to that part of the country again.
3.6 on August 28, 2010
nice place, i would recommend to friends
5 on August 22, 2010
We stayed two nights and were greatly impressed with the Yosemite Rose B&B. The location is close to Yosemite, which is why we chose it. Service was very good and the breakfast meals were excellent. We plan to return and have recommended it to our friends.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $175
Highway 120, Closest entrance to Yosemite from San Francisco, 20 minutes from entrance to Yosemite, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yosemite National Park, Columbia Historical State Park, Tuolumne River Rafting, Rainbow Pools, Rail Town, Big Trees State Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet , Billiards Room, Bass fishing pond
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sight-seeing at Yosemite National Park, Sight-seeing at the Hetch Hetchey Dam, Swimming at Rainbow Pools, Whitewater Rafting on the Tuolumne or Merced River, Columbia Historical State Park, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting
Katherine & Donald DaValle
Don & Katherine, in building their family home was building a footbridge between generations. A home where kith and kin may gather, and out of resect, wish to share its serenity an peaceful calmness with those who wish for such things.