There are a number of amazing lodging choices in Yosemite Mariposa County that can all make your stay a memorable one, but one that certainly should not be overlooked when you're booking your next trip is a bed-and-breakfast.
You're sure to love the sense of friendliness that comes with staying in one of our region's many bed-and-breakfast options. Check out our list of reasons why you absolutely must consider a bed-and-breakfast for your next trip to Yosemite.
Reason #1: The people you'll meet
When staying at a B&B, you're being welcomed as a guest into someone's home. The owners of B&Bs can be some of the friendliest and most interesting people that you'll meet. Hosts want to make your stay special so that you'll never forget your trip to the place they call home.
Your hosts serve as local expert guides too. If you're looking for the best place to go for a hike, they know because they've done them all. Want the best place to grab a quick bite to eat or have a luxurious sit-down dinner, just ask! They're the ultimate concierge service!
Outside of the hosts, there's a good chance you'll be staying with other friendly and interesting guests from all over the world who have the same passion for travel and adventure that you do. There's an opportunity to share your trip with your new friends that you make during your stay.
Reason #2: It's like staying at home because it is a home
There's no question, when you travel it can sometimes be hard to leave behind the comforts of home. Your comfy bed, your favorite pillow, that warm down comforter. But there's good news, B&B's offer plenty of high-quality bedding, linens and amenities so you'll never miss home!
Part of the pride that comes with owning a bed-and-breakfast is making sure that guests feel like they're at home. The comfy beds, plush pillows and high-thread count sheets are so nice that you may not want to get out of bed to go exploring.
Can't bring your pets with you on the trip? No worries. Some establishments have their own pets that will be glad to meet you and be new four-legged friends with you while you stay.
Reason #3: Enjoying a home-cooked breakfast
Do you remember when you were a kid and you'd wake up on Sunday morning to the mouthwatering smells of your favorite breakfast foods cooking in the kitchen? Well, that's every day at a bed-and-breakfast.
Sit down with your hosts and fellow guests to a variety of great breakfast options freshly prepared by your hosts that will be sure to help you fuel up before you go ziplining or go explore downtown Mariposa, Coulterville or surrounding historic communities. It's also a great chance to get to know people.
You might even get some ideas on things to do or be able to turn your fellow guests into a big travel party for the day while you're sitting around the table having breakfast in the morning.
Reason #4: The locations are hard to beat
Yosemite Mariposa County is a great destination to disconnect with your phone and connect with nature and its bed-and-breakfasts are no different.
Many of the area's bed-and-breakfasts have a great sense of seclusion in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains that California gold country offers. When you're waking up in the morning to that delicious scent of breakfast wafting through the house, be sure to take a moment to view the stunning mountain peaks surrounding you and take in the scent of pine trees and fresh mountain air.
After a long day on the trail, come back to your B&B to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine or a locally crafted beer while you sit out on the patio and take in the stunning beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountain vistas.
Reason #5: It's a great way to expand your horizons... or not!
When we travel we can learn so much about ourselves. New experiences we may like, new foods that are destined to become new favorites and new heights that we thought might not be reachable before.
The experience of a bed-and-breakfast can be just that. After a stay at a B&B the sense of family, warm environment and new people you may meet are likely to make B&B's your new destination of choice when it comes to choosing lodging for your next trip to Yosemite.
However, if you're looking for peace and solitude, bed-and-breakfasts are perfect too. Spend time in your room and get some work done on your laptop or go out and spend the whole day hiking or rock climbing and crash out early in the comfort of your cozy bed. Either way, your hosts just want you to have a truly memorable experience enjoying the comforts of their home and hospitality!