1.0 on January 15, 2018
I WARN YOU! Don't ever sleep at this place. The lady called ''Candy'' isn't so sweet as her name is saying. We called before c'oclock in the evening the day that we would arrive. To tell her that we would arrive between 9 and 9:30. Candy informed us that it was not a problem at all. Because her B&B is located in the middle of nowhere and there were no signs at all we had a hard time finding it. We arrived 9:45 that evening. (15 minutes later!) There was no one there and she left a note that we had to call her. When I called her she was REALLY mad and she was extremely rude. Calling us things and saying that we did what we wanted to make her awake. She hang up in my ear. 3 minutes later I hear someone curing loudly and out of a sudden she was standing right in front of us. She was MAD and looked very aggresive towards us and while she was speaking to us she was shouting like we were sort of animals. Me and my boyfriend were honestly afraid of her. Finally she left. And we only slept for 3 hours because we were so afraid and felt so uncomfortable. The next morning Candy was nowhere to be found. No apologies. Nothing at all! We went to Yosemite Park and were there for only 3,5 hours because we had no energy to do hikes and felt really bad about the whole situation. When we headed home to the B&B Candy didn't even make up the bed or anything. I gave her a call to talk about the situation and she find it strange that we decided to go to another B&B. Later she hang up AGAIN in my ear for the second time. Don't go to this place. She ruined the last part of our holiday and we will never get this experience back of Yosemite.
As a sole Innkeeper, my guests' arrival time is very important to me as it determines my whole day's schedule. My checkin times are 4 - 7 pm but I always strive to accommodate my guests' anticipated arrival time by either having the room ready early or providing checkin information by phone or email for those guests expecting to arrive later. I believe these were guests who requested an early checkin of noon - 2 pm, which I accommodated, but after waiting all day, they didn't actually arrive till nearly 11 pm. After they woke me, I attempted to check them in over the phone but they didn't speak English very well, so I needed to get up, get dressed and walk up to the Inn to meet them. When I arrived they were very angry that I didn't have anyone onsite to check them in, and I was understandably but regrettably grumpy too, but never spoke to or treated them as they have described. I offer 2 different breakfast options...a hot breakfast at a specified time or a self-serve continental breakfast for those guests who wish to leave early or sleep in. They requested the continental breakfast which was available to them and they had already left for the Park when I arrived the next morning. I sincerely believe that language issues exasperated the situation, frustrating all of us, and for that I am sorry. Please read the rest of my 14 years of very positive reviews and make your own conclusions about this one.
- Candy (innkeeper)
4.4 on December 31, 2017
We had a wonderfully relaxing couple of days at the Apple Blossom Inn. Plenty of things nearby to see and a quiet and peaceful setting for just relaxing and unwinding from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Candy was personable and friendly and was always ready with a excellent breakfast every morning. Highly recommend.
3.8 on October 29, 2017
Great cosy bedroom with a friendly hostess, made us feel welcome and made our stay comfortable. Breakfast was fresh and homemade delicious banana and nut waffles and apple blossom pancakes and apple sauce. Comfy bed and short drive to entrance of Yosemite.
5 on August 25, 2017
We would definitely return to Apple Blossom Inn. Our hostess warmly welcomed us upon arrival, made very tasty hot breakfasts and also created a marvelous picnic lunch. The upstairs bedroom with closet & full bath were nicely decorated and a good size for 2 people. The downstairs family room had lots of seating and snacks too. We enjoyed the outside deck as well where we ate breakfast. This is a nice quiet retreat after being in the crowded Yosemite valley.
5 on July 08, 2017
My three sisters and I had the best time staying at the Apple Blossom Inn in mid-June. Candy made us feel right at home. When we returned from hiking around Yosemite, Bass Lake, the nearby Lewis Creek Trail or visiting Mariposa, we jumped into the jacuzzi or did some bird watching from the balcony, and then took over the kitchen, playing 10000 (aka Farkle) and having a glass of wine or two. Then we broke out the VHS tapes and watch Ferris Bueller late into the night. In the morning, we enjoyed the continental breakfast on the days we wanted to get into the park early. But we really loved the banana nut waffles Candy made us when we decided to stay in later one morning. Other guests and even Candy joined us in the kitchen to chat sometimes, surrounded by the pretty Pfalzgraff "Delicious" pattern on the china, curtains and seat cushions. It was really a joy and I whole heartedly recommend the Apple Blossom Inn.
4.6 on June 22, 2017
We had a fantastic stay at the Apple Blossom Inn. Candy was extremely helpful, and made herself instantly available in case we needed anything. Our room was very spacious and quiet; it came well-outfitted with soap, shampoo, and lotion. And the breakfasts in the morning were beyond delicious. The only drawback is the Inn's location — it's about 90 minutes from there to Yosemite. As first-time visitors, we didn't understand the distance, but I can't say it would keep us from coming back. Highly recommended.
5 on May 13, 2017
What a wonderful vacation on our anniversary staying heresy Candi's Inn. Mornings are amazing with birds chirping and a gourmet breakfast she prepared from scratch every day. Evening is so peaceful and relaxing with a quiet house seemingly all to yourself. The hot tub overlooking the forest and clear views of the stars made our stay so wonderful. it's so relaxing here we were tempted to not do Yosemite and relax here all day. If you are coming for Yosemite definitely plan a full day to stay and relax with the birds and deer here.
4.8 on April 06, 2017
Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world, and I love the town of Mariposa nearby. Fortunately, there were no rooms available in town so I had to go just a little further afield - and stayed at this delightful B&B. Overall, a great experience, although the bed was a bit soft for our preference. I would definitely stay here again.
4.4 on August 25, 2016
This accomodation was fantastic. The host is so warm and welcoming. She provided me with a warm welcome every day, with a broad smile. The rooms were spacious and very clean. Also I got great insight into what to see and where to go. Highly recommend
5 on August 05, 2016
We had a wonderful time at the apple blossom inn. Candy was incredibly hospitable and the breakfasts were amazing!
4.4 on July 08, 2016
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4.4 on July 04, 2016
Candy was very kind and nice. her place is very clean and comfortable. Candy, the owner was happy to share information and give advice about the area. place close to Yosemite. we had a great time.
4.4 on June 22, 2016
5 on May 10, 2016
At a summary level, do not hesitate to book this! It is fantastic. The house, the view, the area, the hot tub, the food, the hostess, the apples, are all amazing. We stayed for two nights and it was definitely a highlight. Candy is both helpful and fascinating. Enjoy!
5 on July 21, 2015
Stayed here in June 2014. Wonderful! Great meal provided for family for day in Yosemite. Great food at Inn. Couldn't ask for better accommodations, friendliness, comfort and hospitality! Will definitely stay there again if I get to California ever again! Candy was the best! (Candy, sorry about the delay in review) The Petersen group
5 on June 03, 2015
Wonderful peace and quiet. Met awesome people from Germany, India and Spain. We had great conversations and learned a lot about their countries. The service and food were delightful and it is run by super people. The rooms were clean and adorable. Thank you for a wonderful weekend, Bob & Jeri
3.4 on November 23, 2014
Charming little bed and breakfast located in Ahwahnee, close proximity to Yosemite. Quiet and quaint. The owner, Candy, is exceedingly friendly and knowledgeable and the rooms are quite comfortable.
4.8 on October 05, 2014
We had a lovely stay in the Granny Smith room. Candy prepared ample and delicious breakfasts. The picnic lunch was a great idea too - more food than we could eat even after a morning of hiking.
5 on September 19, 2014
Loved this B & B right from the first, you can't go wrong booking in here. Breakfasts as a real treat; and Candy is very friendly and helpful. Margaret & Jim
3.0 on September 17, 2014
Candy was very pleasant and has a nice B&B. This was our first stay at a B&B and felt very much at home. The view is wonderful and the weather was perfect for breakfast on the deck. The bathroom is across the hall, though there are only two rooms upstairs in the main house and one room first floor with a king bed. The carriage house has two rooms that share a bathroom.
3.0 on July 16, 2014
Nice place, beautiful view on Yosemite. Very nice room ! I expected more for the breakfast. Very good relation with miss !
4.2 on April 29, 2014
Very pretty room in wonderful surroundings away from it all. Close to Yosemite. Candy was a wonderful hostess. Would definitely stay there again. The breakfast is not to be missed. Fantastic!
5 on April 02, 2014
My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to go to Yosemite. This place popped up on the internet. It is a wonderful spot on Highway 49, 8 miles from Oakhurst. We stayed in the Granny Smith room, which was perfectly adorable. The proprietor made us wonderful breakfasts every morning we were there. I would definitely go back to visit.
4.0 on October 02, 2013
We had a good time in this B&B, the reception by the owner was just great. It is nicely located to bring visits to the Yosemite & Kingscanyon/Sequoia NP's.
3.6 on August 27, 2013
Candy is a wonderful hostess providing excellent suggestions for visiting in the southern Yosemite Valley area. Wildlife was abundant on her property and hr garden is impressive. Her apple pancakes were terrific.
5 on August 12, 2013
Apple Blossom is a very good B&B. Room spacious, clean and confortable. With a good breakfast on top of that.
4.0 on August 07, 2013
In a charming area close to the Yosemite park entrance, Candy welcomes you in a cute & delicate place. We greatly appreciated our stay at Apple blossom.
3.4 on August 05, 2013
Nice B & B, close to Yosemite Park.
4.2 on July 31, 2013
Candy was a great host, the rooms were fine, and the breakfast was different each day and delicious. The hot tub wasn't really working properly for us...I think I breathed in some chlorine!
3.2 on July 29, 2013
Out host was very friendly and gave us a nice tour of the room and house. Her decor was quite nice and lively. Fresh fruit and cookies were set out for our enjoyment at our leisure. Our room, though a bit small, was very comfortable. The sitting area outside was really comfortable, looking out over the orchard and pastures. Breakfast time was 8:30 am, so we missed the meal, as we wanted to be on the road early. With a long drive to get into Yosemite Park, about 90 minutes, we felt it would be worth it to move on and miss the apple pancakes on the menu. Still wondering how they tasted, though. Bet they were scrumptious!
3.2 on July 15, 2013
Breakfast was delicious and served on a delightful porch with mountains in background and a stag in the shadows one morning. It's a longer drive than I expected to the Yosemite Valley floor from which you'd launch the most popular hikes (about a hour and a half drive). The restaurants in the nearby town were nothing special. Would recommend cooking or eating at the fancier places on the drive back from Yosemite.
4.6 on July 09, 2013
The Apple Blossom Inn is a wonderful place to stay. The breakfasts are apple themed and delicious. There were also fresh blackberries which had just been picked from the property. One should note that the drive into Yosemite Valley takes almost 1.5 hours. Fortunately the drive is through a beautiful and changing landscape. Except for staying inside the park, there aren't many alternatives to have a shorter drive.
3.2 on June 19, 2013
Our stay at Apple Blossom Inn Yosemite was very pleasant and breakfast was delicious. The host (owner) was very helpful.
5 on June 13, 2013
Perfect place to stay if you are visiting Yosemite! We rented the adorable two bedroom suite over the garage which was very private with comfortable beds and very clean throughout. We took advantage of the packed picnic lunch offer and Candy packed two backpacks with a delicious lunch, fruit, trail mix and even sparkling cider. Candy makes amazing breakfasts to begin your day! I would definitely stay there again.
4.2 on December 09, 2012
We spent thanksgiving a Candy's home, and I say home beacuse it was home away from home. She prepares breakfaest for you and prepares picnic's if you are going on a long trail in yosemite. Beautiful views and you can star gaze at night in a cozy outdoor hot tub. A stay you will never forget
5 on December 04, 2012
We decided to stay 2 nights next to Yosemite park. Candy was so friendly and nice it was a real pleasure to stay in her accommodation. Moreover the breakfast was stunning and Candy prepared us a 5 stars Pick-nick set the day we decided to visit the park. J&L
3.4 on October 22, 2012
Highlights: waffles with home-grown, baked apples; gluten-free options; owner Candy is chatty and delightful; patio seating in warm weather; beautiful view; good location - not too close to town and not too far from Yosemite. Lowlights: The sheets had a sour smell; the jacuzzi had a strong chemical odor; and the whole place needs a thorough spring cleaning. Also, real maple syrup would be a nice upgrade.
3.8 on October 11, 2012
My husband and I stayed two nights at the Apple Blossom while we visited Yosemite National Park. The owner "Candy Apple" was extremely friendly and accommodating. She welcomed us with cookies and juice opon arrival and made us feel very much at home. Her home cooked breakfasts were delicious. However on the downside of our stay was that the inn and the room, we stayed in the Red Delicious, was in sad need of updating.
4.2 on October 08, 2012
Candy is a wonderful and gracious host - her breakfasts and stories made us feel right at home. Loved watching the hummingbirds at breakfast. The B&B is close to Yosemite (about 30 minutes to the southern entrance) and closer to Bass Lake (only about 15 minutes). Despite being so rural, the WiFi coverage is great. Dining is not available in the B&B itself so the 5 stars refer to breakfast.
5 on September 25, 2012
The place is really really nice, the surroundings amazing, and the house in general really cute, clean and cosy... (And believe me, we came from Bellagio in Vegas and after went to the Fairmont in SF so I know what I am talking about) BUT the truly jewel of the place is, no doubt, Candy!! She is a gorgeous and beautiful person and will make your stay amazing!! Her breakfast is just delicious and will keep on cooking and cutting more and more fruit until you say ENOUGH! I truly give her a 10/10 because she is adorable in every sense!! (Thank you so much for everything Candy!!)
5 on September 06, 2012
Candy is an amazing hostess. Friendly, great story teller (and listener), fabulous chef - the breakfasts were amazing. My wife and were celbrating our 24th anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place to spend it.
3.2 on August 30, 2012
Very friendly landlord. Nice place to stay. A little to expensive. Great views and quiet.
4.0 on August 27, 2012
What a beautiful location and such great service! Candy the owner was wonderful and would definitely go back again! Thanks Candy for helping to make this a great part of our trip.
2.8 on August 17, 2012
Pros: Friendly host, yummy breakfasts, beautiful views, hot tub, homemade honey, fans in room to combat heat, movies and games available, clean linens and surfaces Cons: Decor is about two decades behind the times, no cable, tiny tv with VHS, no pool, a bit pricey considering the lack of amenities and decor, place needed a thorough dusting and outdoor cobweb sweep
5 on August 14, 2012
Candy was super accomodating and a wonderful hostess. The rooms were comfortable and tidy, and the property has a homey cosy feel to it, with a lovely peaceful view over the hills to look at while you're having breakfast on the deck. FOr a bargain price i paid for compared to some of the BIG joins.... Apple Blossom was far and beyond my expectations ..... Dont worry folks from the city theres Wifi too :)
4.6 on August 10, 2012
Thank you Candy for a wonderful visit. My family and I had a wonderful time in our quick stay in your B&B Wish we could have stayed longer. I heartily recommend the Apple Blossom Inn.
4.6 on August 07, 2012
We stayed one night on 25th July 2012. The place is beautiful, near Yosemite, the house very nice, our room was charming with a wonderful bath. Both the room and the bath were neat and tidy. The innkeepers are very kind and Candy prepared a delicious breakfast. Fabio & Ottavia
3.8 on August 03, 2012
The hostess Candy is really a wonderful person. Her breakfasts are delicious. Our Room was a bit tiny for the 3 of us. The price is very high! The B&B is really very far from the Yosemite National Park (about 1 hour 45 min drive of the Yosemite Valley !!!!!!!) Please do not confuse between "The Ahwahnee" (5 min from Yosemite Valley) and "Ahwahnee" (where the B&B actally stands ; 1 hour 45 min from the Yosemite Valley !!!).
3.2 on July 22, 2012
Candy (the owner of Apple Blossom Inn) made our stay genuinely awesome. We truly enjoyed our stay, we'll definitely stay there again. Candy is a wonderful person. Dumisani From South Africa
4.8 on July 06, 2012
very good welcome copious picnic very good advices to visit yosemite and the neighborhood
4.0 on June 26, 2012
Great place to unwind and relax. Some B&Bs are so lavishly furnished with antiques it's difficult to really settle in and get comfortable. The Apple Blossom Inn is nicely furnished, but there are places to sit down. I also like having access to the kitchen, and that the innkeeper lives in a separate building. It really made us feel at home.
4.8 on June 25, 2012
Visitng Yosemite, Bass Lake, Oakhurst? I did and just spent a wonderful 3 night stay with my friend Diane at this charming country setting 5+ acre apple orchard property. A great country getaway for the city-slicker we felt. The Inn is quaint, yet modern, clean with a very hospitable owner/hostess "Candy" included! She made sure we had a memorable stay - she cooked delicious breakfasts including apples from her property. We enjoyed the outdoors and took advantage of dining on the large deck with jacuzzi overlooking the countryside & tress. Great location - country feel with downtown Oakhurst minutes away with many restaurants and local attractions like Bass Lake nearby. Dogs ar welcome - my Standard Poodle also had a wonderful stay. We recommend Apple Blossom Inn and will stay again!
4.6 on June 21, 2012
Excellent outoftheway place, but still on the main road. I thought it was a concern at first, but was surprisingly quiet. Beautiful rooms and excellents breakfasts. Candy, our hostess, was friendly and engaging and available at need. Highly recommended.
3.0 on June 19, 2012
very friendly talkative owner. Exce;;ent breakfast on the deck. Rooms were comfortable and advertised with private bath which was true but bathrooms were across a common hallway on 2nd floor. Robes were provided. Only major complaint is that breakfast was ONLY at 8:30 which is a bit late if you are trying to get on the road to see the Park or otherwise. Overall a nice quiet stay.
3.8 on June 16, 2012
Nice rural setting with a view. Excellent breakfasts. Very personable and helpful host. I also liked the decor--no frilly clutter on every surface as I've encountered in other B&Bs. Altho there was a TV, it was really only for the purpose of watching videos. Perhaps this should be made clear in advertising.
4.6 on May 30, 2012
Lovely stay in a beautiful location. Candy makes you feel very welcome and even changed the breakfast menu to suit my non-pork eating boyfriend. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the little balcony on each was nice to sit out in the evening sun. Pretty close to the park entrance so you can get going and get in early in the morning. I would recommend this to a friend or family member.
4.6 on April 30, 2012
I stayed in the 2-bedroom Carriage House with my wife, 2 daughter, and my mother. The buildings and grounds were charming, and the owner, Candi, was such a gracious host. It was a wonderfully relaxing interlude in an otherwise hectic trip to Yosemite National Park. Oh, and the apple blossom pancakes were delicious!
4.0 on March 04, 2012
We spend 2 nights of our honeymoon trip with Apple Candy. WHAT A TREAT! It was just MAGIC. Room was excellent, service was FANTASTIC, location perfect. Candy is just a wonderful person. We can tell you, after a day hicking in Yosemite, spending the evening under the stars in the jacuzzi was one of our best remembrance. Breakfast was just OUTSTANDING (home made apple sauce on pancakes, pick nic in yosemite provided by Candy.. We'll be back THANK YOU Candy!
4.6 on February 15, 2012
We live just a few miles away from the Inn. During Christmas we had an overflow crowd at our house. We found the Apple Blossom Inn would be open and made reservations for some of our guests. Everything was very nice from the rooms to the breakfast...and, Candy is the perfect host. If you are going to Yosemite Park, by all means stay at the Apple Blossom Inn.
3.6 on November 23, 2011
Our host was wonderful, the smell from the blueberry pancakes that arose from the kitchen was pampering and the nice bathroom was perfect for a long relaxing stay in the tub after a long hike in the breathtaking surroundings of Yosemite! We'll be back in a few years :-) Kirsten and Frank Eisby, Denmark
5 on November 04, 2011
You cannot go to Yosemite without staying at the Apple Blossom Inn. The Bed and Breakfast concept must have been invented by Candy! The house is beautiful, located within an apple orchard, from which Candy gets her apples and makes delicious apple cider to cook her world famous breakfast sausages. This together with her amazing morning fruit platter we well as blueberry and banana flower figured waffles, topped with a sinful apple sauce (from Candy's orchard of course!) makes it by far the best breakfast ever. The place is well located and positioned. About 5 minutes from downtown Oakhurst and about 20 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite. The drive is spectacular and is within my list of 100 things you must do before you die. We're from Costa Rica and travel constantly, always going to BBs. And if you happen to come accross this BB and like BBs or are thinking of going to Yosemite, this is definitely the place you should go to or at least consider.
4.2 on October 17, 2011
We had a lovely stay. The owner made us feel at home, and provided excelent breakfasts and a hiking lunch for our backpack to Yosimite. The hottub felt good after a day of hiking.
3.8 on October 09, 2011
We had a very nice suite, comfortable. Candy really makes you feel at home, the breakfasts are extraordinary and I will make a special recommandation for the picnic : everything needed in a isothermic backbag, with a cider bottle, which allows a very nice moment in the park !
4.4 on October 03, 2011
The bedroom was very beautiful and romantic, very clean as well and quiet. The hostess was a super warm and kind person with whom we could share ideas about a lot of interesting subjects and she was a very good cook for breakfast and pic-nic. We really loved the place.
4.6 on September 18, 2011
Very nice stay, Amazing hot-tub, fantastic breakfast and friendlyness
5 on September 17, 2011
All was perfect and the owner, Candy, very very kind. Wonderful breakfast home made and magic apple pan cakes !!
4.4 on September 08, 2011
Our stay was very comfortable, relaxing and all together fun. My five-year old son enjoyed the orchard, pancakes, honey and the local children's museum. We enjoyed the tips about Yosemite and Candy's friendly demeanor. My parents wished they could have stayed longer. Next time we are out west, we will be sure to look up Candy again!
4.0 on September 07, 2011
We had an excellent stay at the inn, and we highly recommend it. It is small and intimate, and we met other, interesting and knowledgeable guests there. The breakfast was home-cooked and delicious, and it was fun and interesting to learn about the area. For our little family of four grown-ups, the set-up that we had was perfect. Beautiful sorroundings. Many thanks from Scandinavia, Lars
3.6 on September 07, 2011
Excellent location to visit Yosemite National Park - a variety of restaurants in the area. Price for stay is expensive, even though average for the area. Fabulous breakfast! Very friendly host.
3.0 on August 21, 2011
Candy did make a really nice picnic2go for us and tried to clean the bathroom better.
4.0 on August 16, 2011
Candy at the Apple Blossom Inn goes "all out" to make her guests feel welcome. I visited 2 other places on a recent trip and Candy leaves them in the dust! Also, she makes a great breakfast in addition to having a kitchen with snacks available at any time. The room we had was extremely quiet.
4.6 on August 09, 2011
We had a great stay here. Candy (the owner) is incredibly friendly and welcoming. It was a fantastic place to stay to visit Yosemite, coming back after a long day of hiking felt like coming home. The room was extremely comfortable and clean. About the only negative thing I can say about it is that the television is both small, and far from the bed, so it's not ideal for watching films when you're exhausted. Other than that it was excellent. The breakfasts are incredible. Copious amounts of delicious food served on the deck with fabulous views. Just wonderful.
3.8 on August 07, 2011
Candy, the owner, was great -- welcoming and very helpful. Our breakfasts were wonderful! Her picnic option to take into Yosemite was excellent -- not to be missed. We will be back and would recommend the Apple Blossom highly.
5 on August 07, 2011
This is a Bed and Breakfast that feels more like a hotel - due to Candy's excellent attention to the comfort of her guests. The room was very comfortable, the location very convenient and the breakfasts memorable!
4.6 on August 02, 2011
Candy is a wonderful hostess: her meals are delicious. The rooms are comfortable and the private bathrooms are spacious.
3.8 on July 26, 2011
Candy's B&B is homespun and happy. Dogs are welcome! It's a bit of a drive to the park, but a quiet respite with a friendly innkeeper.
4.2 on July 25, 2011
Candy - the owner - was very attentive and provided fast service and excellent breakfasts. Very homely and good facilities.
5 on July 22, 2011
We had a great and relaxing stay at Apple Blossom Inn..the owner of the bb was very nice and the room comfortable and we really appreciated a quiet place were to relax after 10 hours driving and we really felt like at home. We recommed to any people who love share a house with other guests and you will appreciate the rich breakfast buffet. Cristina and Paolo Torino
4.2 on July 18, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Apple Blossom Inn. We loved the private deck off our room and the hot tub was perfect after a day on a motorcycle cruising through Yosemite. Candy was charming and a wonderful breakfast was created by her able hands. A word of caution to those on motorcycles; the driveway is gravel with deep river rock in the parking area. We are used to this at our home, but could be a little disconcerting to riders not used to maneuvering in gravel.
3.6 on July 08, 2011
The location and the house is fantastic; Candy (the owner) is really good and friendly - feels like visiting your aunt or cuisine
4.4 on July 06, 2011
The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We felt very much at home. Location is quiet and only a short distance from Yosemite. Enjoy the stay.
3.6 on July 05, 2011
Convenient location from the South entrance to Yosemite. Which in my opinion was the best access point to the Sequoia's, Tunnel View, Glacier Point and the Valley. Candy offers exceptional service! Thank You!
4.4 on June 30, 2011
Candy was ver helpful and friendly. She treated us like Family instead of costumers. I can't wait to go back!
4.4 on June 29, 2011
Candy is one of the nicest, smartest personyou'll ever meet. This was a great location for going into Yosemite, which we did for 2.5 days before heading south 2 hours to Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks. The hospitality, and meals were excellent. Apples are grown on the property and the most wonderful honey is harvested on site, too. We had a great time, thanks to Candy, always ready with advice about how to make the most of our time in the parks or town.
3.8 on June 27, 2011
It was amazing to stay at Apple Blossom Inn; very quite, neat and clean with good breakfast, near to Yosemite really makes it worth the drive!!! Loved it!!
3.2 on June 25, 2011
We were two couples from New Zealand touring California and Arizona. When I booked the "golden delicious suite" at the "apple blossom inn", I wondered what the result would be. Well, it was just great, we stayed two nights, travelling to Yosemite, and we found the 'lady of the inn' to be a real sweetie. The surroundings were lovely, as was the lodging, and we heartily recommend the Inn. Perhaps the only drawback is the distance still to travel to get to Yosemite. That didn't detract from the very nice time we had there. Kind regards Candy, from Paul Dickinson and party.
5 on June 08, 2011
Beautiful setting, lovely room. Decorations special. Ate wonderful breakfasts outdoors in beautiful sunshine. Inn Keeper so helpful, friendly, gracious. Even let us use washer. Rooms were color coordinated and beautiful. Would highly recommend and would stay again.
4.4 on June 07, 2011
We stayed for 2 nights over the Memorial weekend, and it was the perfect place to retreat from the holiday Yosemite crowds. Thank you.
5 on May 26, 2011
I just spent a couple days relaxing and laughing my ass off at my FAVORITE bed & breakfast in Yosemite! This was my FIFTH time staying at the Apple Blossom Inn and I’ll stay there again and again because of the Owner/Proprietor, Candice “CANDY APPLE” Arthur, who was BORN to do what she does: making you feel like you’re home…. AND making you laugh!! Candy, if you’re reading this, you really should pursue a career in Comedy! The thing that really took this place over-the-top for me is someone in our group needed a low-sodium, gluten-free diet. No, we didn’t let Candy know until we checked in – DUH! – and she went shopping that evening to get what was needed for the following morning’s breakfast, unbeknownst to us. Candy will BEND OVER BACKWARDS to take care of you. Her cooking talents are amazing. We were all so impressed. On top of all that, the Inn is charming, peaceful and beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous all-year round. I didn’t bring my dog this trip, but, what a great place to bring family and pets… word of warning, though, Candy is so busy running the Inn, there is no child or doggie day care. NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed in Yosemite park, not even in the car (learned that the hard way the first trip to Yosemite!). Bottom line: every B&B has its own “draw”… some have great antiques, some have luxurious rooms/bathrooms, some have closer proximity… I choose Candy’s Apple Blossom Inn - hands down – because Candy makes you feel like you’re her new best friend when you meet her and her long-lost, cherished best friend when you return… and it’s genuine! See you next time, Candy!
3.2 on May 24, 2011
Breakfast is generous and delicious when you are willing to get a late start. For the travel time to get to Yosemite, I would have expected more flexibility in an earlier time for breakfast. Also, the room was very nice; however a private bath is NOT ensuite which is a drawback.
5 on May 07, 2011
Candy was a wonderful host- friendly, entertaining and helpful. Breakfast was fabulous.
5 on April 29, 2011
My husband, 7 yr old son and I had such a wonderful and memorable stay at the Apple Blossom Inn. It's peaceful, cozy, and relaxing. Candy makes the best pancake and french toast ever! Despite her busy day working around the inn, Candy is always there to tend to us, sure feels like home away from home. She's also friendly, hospitable, and fun! We can't wait to stay there again on our next trip to Yosemite. Julie Burton
3.8 on January 17, 2011
Great service and hospitality,charming room and location.
5 on November 11, 2010
Went there with my girlfriend and totally fell in love - with her, with Yosemite, and with the "Apple Blossom Inn Yosemite". The innkeeper, Candy, was super! Not only accommodating, but entertaining as well - and her breakfast was nothing short of fantastic. Great location, easy to get to from the bay area. "I'll be back"
5 on November 09, 2010
Absolutely LOVE this place! I try to come to this B&B at LEAST once a year and it never disappoints. Whether you want a romantic getaway, or just want to have a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings, Apple Blossom Inn Yosemite is perfect in every way. The innkeeper is extremely accommodating and her breakfasts are out of this world! In just a short drive from the inn you can experience the breathtaking Yosemite valley. I would encourage anyone of any age to stay here.
4.4 on November 09, 2010
Had a truly memorable stay at the Apple Blossom Inn. Despite the weather being bad, it was one of the highlights of our trip to California, particularly due to the hospitality of Candy, the friendliness of her dog Ruby, and the wonderful apple-based breakfasts. Really look forward to going back one day.
2.6 on November 05, 2010
food was okay but not up to standards of other B&Bs. Nice innkeeper, though.
4.8 on October 22, 2010
We stayed at the Apple Blossom Inn in June for our 25th wedding anniversary! It was delightful. I can't say enough about Candy. She makes you feel right at home, cooks a fantastic breakfast each morning and makes sure that all of your needs are met. The inn itself was charming and comfortable. This was our first time at a B&B and what a great experience it was. Highly recommended!
5 on August 25, 2010
Candy is most gracious and helpful. It was a delight to stay there. John and Bobbie McMullen
4.0 on August 23, 2010
We enjoyed very much our stay at Apple Blossom B&B. Our peaceful room had a beautiful private balcony with view on the valley. Breakfast open air was a pleasure. Candy is very nice and gave us useful suggestions about Yosemite National Park.
4.8 on August 03, 2010
What a gem is Apple Blossom Inn! Surrounded by an apple orchard trees and birds, Candy has created a little haven where guests are received with warm hospitality and spoiled with wonderful breakfasts.
4.2 on July 22, 2010
This B&B was a home away from home. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. The location is away from the hubbub of a busy area, so it was quiet and peaceful. We would recommend this B&B to anyone traveling to the Yosemite area.
4.6 on July 11, 2010
We stayed here for two nights in early July. This was only our second time staying in a bed and breakfast so we were unsure on what to expect. Candy (the owner) was very warm and friendly and provided us with lots of information about our stay. Unfortunately we did not spend much time at the Inn because we were sightseeing and hiking at Yosemite. When we were there we found it very relaxing, and the jacuzzi was perfect to help relax tired muscles. The breakfast was very nice, we had french toast, yogurt and fruit with some delicious hot coffee. Candy and the other guests were all very nice and provided great conversations during breakfast. I would definitly stay here again, and would recommend the Apple Blossom Inn to our friends and family.
4.4 on July 08, 2010
We had a great stay at the Apple Blossom Inn! We were welcomed by Candy, the warm and friendly owner of the inn. She made us feel right at home! As a family of four, we stayed in the suite, and it was great. It was clean, spacious and well decorated. The breakfasts were delicious. We got to taste Candy's signature Apple Blossom Pancakes and French Toast. There was a good amount of other food too - juices, yogurt, fruit and granola. We enjoyed the inn's amenities including the outdoor Jacuzzi. We also had fun watching movies, visiting the apple orchard & beehive, and playing with Ruby Dooby Digger Dog, one of the most friendly dogs ever! We had a great stay, would recommend the inn, and will be back if we ever visit the Yosemite area again.
5 on June 05, 2010
Everything we wanted. Warm, comfortable, romantic, and the incompararable Candy is the ideal host (and she would make an great centerpiece for a big-hearted, quirky novel). Candy lives in her own house down the hill and you feel very private although she is right there when you need her. The room and bath met my wife's ultra-high standards for cleanliness. Bring your laptop, the wireless is free and we watched movies on my iPad. The apple breakfast is as good as advertised and we walked around the apple orchard, honey combs and more on the grounds. We are old hands at inns, but there were young couples in other rooms who we met at breakfast. But Yosemite is the big draw, of course. The southern entrance to Yosemite, which is the nearest to the inn opens at the Mariposa Grove giant redwoods and then follows the mountains to the Tunnel View, which takes in all of Yosemite Valley in one panoramic over look. It takes 55 min from the Inn to the Valley floor, but the southern route can't be beat. Last but not least, the Innis a real value for money place. We saw some sad looking motels a few miles closer to the park and I was amazed by their prices when I googled them. My wife and I both think the Apple Blossom is ideal for Yosemite. I Cohen Central New Jersey
5 on May 03, 2010
My wife and I just returned from a 4 night stay at the Apple Blossom Inn. Candy and her canine co-hostess, Ruby, went out of their way to make sure their guests had a great stay. The Inn has dramatic views of the foothills, and the lack of televisions in the room only adds to the tranquil environment. One comes to the Inn to experience the beauty of the nature that surrounds it - not to watch the latest episode of COPS! Breakfasts are wonderful. One day might be apple blossom pancakes or apple french toast. Whatever the breakfast, it includes home made apple butter, applesauce and honey from hives located on the property. If you are looking for a hotel with televisions and maid service there are plenty down the road. If you are looking for a truly relaxing experience where the owner wants you to feel at home, you will do no better than the Apple Blossom Inn.
4.4 on September 21, 2009
Candy and her cute dog Ruby made the best host. Since there are only 3 bedrooms in the main house, it is super quiet most of the time. With the private bathroom and outside Jacuzzi being steps away....it is cozy and as relaxing as it gets. Also, Candy gets up reaalllll early to prepare delicious breakfast..definitely the best homemade dish ever!! It is as "feel as home" as it can get!!
5 on September 13, 2009
My husband and I recently stayed at this bed and breakfast (our first time to ever stay at one- and Candy made believers out of us) We never could have imagined how peaceful, pleasant and comfortable it was going to be. From our quiant room - we stayed in the Granny Smith Room - very homey and such a comfortable bed, made us feel right at home. We left our door to our balcony open at night and fell asleep to the sound of the wind whispsering through the trees and chirps of crickets in the distance. In the morning it was wonderful to see a small family of cotton tail rabbits and quails out for their early morning strolls. Breakfast was unbelieveable - the apples were used fresh off the trees on the property - I got one of the recepies from Candy and came home and made it for three of our grandchildren and they totally loved it - Candy let us pick apples from the orchard to take home with us and I made my first ever apple pie and it turned out amazing (or so says Chuck) I believe it was the apples. The view was so peaceful and majestic from the deck where we had breakfast every morning. We were so rested and rejuvinated after our visit - we will be back and bring friends - what a great getaway for a family. Candy is wonderful and has many wonderful stories to share - she truly makes it a magical retreat.
4.4 on June 05, 2009
A friendly yet hands-off hostess, Candy made our stay comfortable, had suggestions & advice about what to do & where to go and so many stories to share while we relaxed. And I can't possibly say anything about the breakfasts that hasn't already been said - they were the highlight of our short stay! Hope Ruby's doing well now. We'll be back someday!
4.2 on May 01, 2009
This is a very nicely decorated inn with an apple theme. We enjoyed 3 nights of very comfortable and cozy accomodations and superb breakfasts. Owner very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. We highly recommend this inn and look forward to another stay!
5 on April 26, 2009
I spent two nights at the Apple Blossom Inn with my husband and four-year-old son. Even with my active boy, I felt so comfortable and relaxed. I woke up rested and that is rare for me. Candy is wonderful and even though she's only been in the area for about five years or so, she was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Her breakfasts were gorgeous and delicious and she really indulged my boy when he constantly wanted to talk. Our weekend was also memorable because she got word that she would likely keep her new family member, Ruby. It was a joyous weekend and we will be returning.
4.6 on April 17, 2009
My boyfriend and I wanted to do something special to celebrate 2 years together- this B&B was perfect; warm, clean, romantic, candy was great- the food was delicious, and the jacuzzi magical! Would come again!
5 on April 14, 2009
the whole experience was excellent, exceeding our expectations. beautiful setting, convenient to Yosemite and great service. We enjoy the fireplace and the delicious apple pancakes. We hope to stay again!
5 on April 13, 2009
My cousing and I spent two nights here. It was very relaxing and hit the spot after hiking in yosemite. Jacuzzi overlooking the mountains and starry sky is a huge plus also. Excellent breakfast of apple pancakes from Candy's garden and french toast. Candy is very attentive to her guests and very charming and friendly
4.0 on February 22, 2009
My wife and I especially enjoyed the friendliness and hospitality exhibited by the innkeeper. A relaxing getaway from our hectic life in the Bay Area. The Apple Blossom Inn is a great value that I would heartily recommend!
5 on February 03, 2009
I go to the Apple Blossom Inn near Yosemite in Ahwahnee at least a couple times a year. It is the perfect getaway for peaceful relaxation in the stunning Yosemite area. And only a few hours away from the Bay Area. The Innkeeper is always accommodating and lots of fun! I will continue to go back again and again!
5 on November 04, 2008
This was the best B&B I've been to!
4.8 on October 02, 2008
I researched many sites with my checklist in mind & found myself referring to the customer comments for my selection - The Apple Blossom Inn kept popping up with no negative comments & this Inn was perfect for us - quiet friendly. Good Good!
4.4 on July 08, 2008
Candy's a wonderful host at this well-positioned B&B. Make sure you can get some of her apple pancakes!
4.2 on June 19, 2008
Beautiful location, well located for Yosimite, friendly
4.0 on June 13, 2008
we had a wonderful time. beautiful views, great breakfast
4.0 on June 09, 2008
My husband and I found the inn to be peaceful and pleasant. The owner was very gracious, fun and upbeat person. We enjoyed our stay there and are looking forward to going back. Great customer service.
4.2 on December 30, 2007
We were there the day after Christmas. Candy was a delightful hostess and the Inn was very nice. Clean & comfortable & Candy made sure the kitchen was stocked w/ snacks, coffee, tea, juice, etc. Breakfast each morning was delicious. We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to visiting again.