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What our guests say:

Perhaps the single best lodging experience we have ever had. The inn, located 14 miles outside the Yosemite west gate is beautiful. The view of mountains and horses from our room never got old. The proprietor, Steve, and his staff, Joanna, were attentive, accommodating, and as nice as people come. This was simply a perfect stay.
Thomas Raskin
20:16 02 Nov 22
So many highlights from the Blackberry Inn - Steve and Joanne made us feel very welcome - breakfasts were very special and delicious (and we ordered lunches which were equally as good), views were wonderful and we so enjoyed our morning walks to visit the wild turkeys and horses. A truly memorable experience. Many thanks!!! Cindy and Joe
Cindy Garland
20:42 12 Oct 22
Great place... Steve was very charming and our room had everything you would want to have... We did enjoy the stay and the breakfast on the patio.... Very close to the Yosemite park entrance and Steve provided us valuable information for our visit. Highly recommended.
Benoit Vareille
07:58 29 Sep 22
Wonderful location when visiting Yosemite. Steve your host is great and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area, to help you plan your visits
Susan o'Neill
02:43 29 Sep 22
Great place to stay. What can we say. Everything was Great
Richard Dvorak
03:42 17 Sep 22
Our stay at the Blackberry Inn was better than expected. We stayed in the Brameberry room - it can clean, cosy and we looked forward to coming back to it at the end of each day. There was a plate of warm cookies when we checked in, that was a nice touch. Breakfast each morning was tasty and quite satisfying. The b&b is only about 15-20mins from the entrance of the park. Steve was an excellent host! If we come back to Yosemite, we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else but here!
Zahra Khambaty
21:29 10 Sep 22
We loved our stay at the Blackberry Inn, just a relatively easy drive into the valley a bit less than an hour. The rooms were clean and excellent with comfortable beds and furniture. Steve was quick to provide helpful tips on ways we could enhance our experience in the Valley - ways to avoid crowds and see more things as quickly as possible. The breakfast every morning was served promptly and was delicious - in fact Steve knew we were trying to hurry into the park so he even served us a bit early as we were ready! While the sights of the valley were beautiful and amazing, we probably almost looked forward just as much to getting home to the cookies (baked fresh daily!) in our room. We will absolutely stay there again!
Chris Roland
00:43 09 Aug 22
We had such a wonderful stay at the Blackberry Inn which is ~20 mins drive to the Big Oak Flat entrance.The owner Steve was very welcoming, friendly, and such an hospitable host. It was our first time to Yosemite and we haven't done our research on where to go within the park. Every morning, Steve would check in with us and recommend hikes and areas to explore and include helpful logistics like road closures, etc. He definitely kept up to date on the going ons in the park. He also recommended good places for dinner - the Lucky Buck (across the road from the Blackberry Inn) serves up honest good diner fare.Breakfast was ready by 8am and set up outside on the porch. As you eat, you have an beautiful view of the property and countryside while the hummingbirds are eating nearby on their feeders. It was quiet, serene and such a relaxing start to the day. The breakfast was delicious and substantial tiding us over until past lunchtime.Our room was quaint and cutely decorated with antiques. It's hot in the summer so we really appreciated the AC and fans to keep us cool. The bed was super comfortable and there's nothing like a taking a nice soak in their big tub after the long day of hiking. The chocolate chip cookies were a wonderful touch. There are beach towels in the closet for any visits to lakes in the park. We had everything we needed and more. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others looking for a relaxing stay.
mona chang
00:40 13 Jul 22
We highly recommend Blackberry Inn. We stayed in Cloud’s Rest and it was perfect. The room was just what we needed, king bed comfortable chairs and a small breakfast table. The bathroom had a large shower as well as a soaking tub. We loved sitting on the terrace outside of our room on the top floor to watch stars at night or have our delicious breakfast served to us each morning. Our hosts, Steve and Alex, could not have been more helpful. Steve assisted us each morning with our days planning. Steve also packed us delicious lunches for our excursions each day. This is an ideal location, especially if you plan to spend time in Tuolumne Meadows. We tried to stay inside the park, but could not get anything reasonable. Turned out great though, will prefer this location in the future and avoid the crowds. We look forward to coming back!
jack hicks
23:15 06 Jul 22
excellent accommodations !! Steve, Alexandra and the staff were very gracious hosts. Highly recommended.
richard salzmann
20:18 04 Jul 22
Our quick two day visit at Yosemite and the inn was wonderful! Lovely hosts. The place felt warm and welcoming. The room was clean and cozy. Good location to visit the park either by car or bus.
Alex
04:58 21 Jun 22
The perfect little inn for a romantic getaway, and to relax after long days of hiking! Every little detail was thought out, the fresh cookies, the yummy breakfast, orange juice and coffee every morning, to the most helpful staff giving us recommendations for our activities. The bedroom and bathroom were very clean, and bed was comfortable (and I’m pretty picky). Every night we left the windows open and woke up to the sound of birds chirping. If we make it out to Yosemite again, we will absolutely be staying here. Deserves every bit of 5 stars.
Lily Huddleston
17:08 02 Jun 22
This is a very well done Bed and Breakfast. The location is great, it is only about 15 minutes to the Yosemite entrance gate and about 45-50 to Yosemite Valley. We stayed in the Clouds Rest room, it was clean and nicely decorated. You can tell the place was built to a high standard, from the bathroom to the stained glass.The breakfast served out on the patio was wonderful. The dishes were creative and flavorful, it was really better than a lot of restaurants. The staff were genuinely friendly and accommodating, Steve had some good advice for exploring the area. Overall just a very pleasant and relaxing place, I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Aaron Greifzu
13:03 29 May 22
We stayed at the blackberry inn during May 2022 for 3 nights. The stay exceeded expectations. Steve and management were very responsive prior and throughout the trip. Checking in was no problem (we got in at 10pm). Our room (Clouds Rest) was very comfortable, warm, and clean. The bathroom and shower/tub was excellent. The morning coffee service and breakfast was such a nice way to start each day before a lot of hiking. On top of all that, the location is as good as you can ask for, just 15min from the park entrance. I’ll definitely be recommending this inn to others who plan their trips to Yosemite.
Dev Anand
23:17 15 May 22
What an incredible experience staying at the Blackberry!! The attention to detail is overwhelming and most appreciated! We stayed in the Half Dome room and it was perfect. From the amenities to the daily fresh baked cookies, Steve (the innkeeper) thinks of it all. The breakfast provided is not ordinary but rather a delicious full course breakfast that gets your day started off right. The grounds are beautiful and you are close to downtown Groveland which is where I recommend to eat. We weren't a big fan of the very close Lucky Buck, the staff was fantastic but the food not-so-much. The Iron Door Saloon was such a great vibe and the food was delicious with large servings. Another night we ate at Cocina Michoacana and we were impressed! Being from Los Angeles we know good Mexican Food and this place blows away some of the restaurants here. Back at the Blackberry, we were provided everything we needed to plan our time in Yosemite. From Steve's valuable suggestions to the guidebook they give you to use while there. Sitting outside under the magnificent star filled night on the porch with the extra blankets provided with a hot cup of tea (also provided) was sensational. This would be an incredible place to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, Valentine's Day or any other romantic occasion. I was traveling with my mom who appreciates the finer travel accommodations and she gave this place a solid 5 Stars and she's hard to please. If you get the chance to meet Joanne, the inn's super friendly head of housekeeping, she will also hook you up with ideas of what to do and will go out of her way to help with anything you may need. Oh....the hummingbirds! We have never seen 20+ hummingbirds feeding at the same time and yet at the Blackberry Inn nature is in full force. Yosemite National Park gate is super close as well, about 15 minutes away. Yet another plus to staying here.
Danielle Carl
23:07 25 Apr 22
King bed and a bathtub make for a fabulous stay! Hosts Alex and Steve know the area and made great suggestions for hikes and where to go in Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy. Clean, quiet rooms and peaceful grounds. Full gourmet breakfasts, too!
Wendell Wolff
04:05 07 Apr 22
The inn is decorated very nicely and could not be cleaner. We really enjoyed chatting with Steve, he and Alex are excellent hosts. Being about midway between Groveland and the Yosemite entrance is a great location, both nights we were there we went into Groveland for dinner and it was a nice leisurely drive. The inn has an expansive front porch with rocking chairs and blankets that were perfect to enjoy morning coffees while listening to the local wildlife.
scjeff
20:59 29 Mar 22
We stayed at Blackberry Inn 3 nights during the early spring and we loved this place. The access is easy. We stayed in the Briar Rose room, it is very comfortable, clean and spacious. The home is welcoming with a beautiful decor and a restful atmosphere. The yard and garden are spacious, with horses, deers, turkeys and birds. The breakfast is a magic moment to begin the day: the food is delicious in a friendly room. The Yosemite park is close and it is easy to get there by car in few minutes. Steve is a very nice host, he gave us relevant advise during our trip for hiking, the communication with him is very easy and pleasant. The service is perfect. We will go back for sure and I highly recommend this place. This is at the top of all B&B that I have seen in an amazing place.
Thibaut M
22:26 25 Mar 22
Beautiful setting, wonderful host.
Geoff Sage
17:17 06 Dec 21
The place is beautiful and Steve and Alex are gracious and friendly hosts. Looking out at the horses and deer is country living at its best. The rooms are spacious, clean and homey. The drive to the park is about 15 minutes. We reserved for two days and stayed for four and would have stayed longer if time permitted. Absolutely worth the price.
Richard Clark
19:59 01 Nov 21
Steve and Alex went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home. Literally. We had a homemade breakfast (5-star chefs can't hold a candle to chef Steve's cooking) daily in their living/dining room. Steve also gave us great input on our daily excursions, to make sure we got the most out of our trips to the park and beyond.Alex showed us her horses and talked extensively and passionately about them.The property itself is amazing. The surrounding area and close proximity to the park entrance made it a perfect place to stay.Our room (The Honeymoon Suite), was exactly how it is in the pictures on the website. Best goodnight sleep ever.We felt like we were staying with really good friends, and didn't want to leave.We've stayed at a lot of B&B's over the years, but this one definitely is the best by far.Can't recommend Blackberry Inn enough.We'll definitely be back.Jeff & Susie
Jeff Taylor
17:14 11 Oct 21
We loved our stay! We wished we could have stayed longer in the El Capitan suite! It was quiet, clean, private and charming! Alex, Steve and the entire staff were so friendly and accommodating. Thank you for the extra special touches! My most favorite, breakfast served first thing in the morning on our lovely, private, sun filled deck. Oh and did I mention how clean everything was… yes! Very clean- even the deck! All very important to me when traveling! Cannot thank you enough. Loved the soaking tub and complimentary Epsom salts and warm cookies each day.Your property is a gem and it shows that you care for it the same as you do your guests! Thank you Steve for your recommendations while we visited Yosemite!
Kelley Katon
02:43 01 Oct 21
Had an amazing time at Blackberry Inn! Steve and Alex were amazing hosts. The property is beautiful , our room was lovely, and the food was great.
Tim Kim
21:45 23 Sep 21
This was a comfortable and charming B and B. The innkeepers were top notch and made us feel welcomed from the minute we arrived until we left 5 days later. So glad we stayed here, as it was peaceful and serene. Each breakfast was different and delicious. They will even pack you a lunch, for a nominal fee, to take into the park to enjoy.
Catherine Vaughn
22:38 21 Sep 21
Steve and Alex were amazing to us during our stay! Beautiful property, beautiful room, amazing breakfast and wonderful people. Steve helped us plan our day everyday in the park which was an amazing resource!!! The soaker tubs are what kept us going through 3 days of hiking! Alex even let us see the horses on our last day! We would definitely come back! Thank you for everything!!
Emily McConnell
09:23 20 Sep 21
Wonderful stay for 4 nights at Blackberry Inn while hiking at Yosemite. Steve’s advice regarding where to go and when, so as to avoid crowds, was spot on. Plus had wonderful conversation each morning with JoAnnWhile setting up a delicious breakfast
Rob McClure
11:19 18 Aug 21
We have stayed at many B&Bs in California, Nevada and Oregon over many years. This B&B experience checks all of the boxes to deserve my highest rating. Easy access, close parking, fresh updated buildings and beautiful grounds. Great antique décor, most comfortable bed and quietest AC. Breakfasts were outstanding, brought to us every morning by Jo Ann the most amiable person I have met in a while. It's clear to me that the owner Steve has committed to having the best B&B on all levels.
Clifford Wilkerson
16:19 03 Aug 21
Had an amazing time at Blackberry Inn. Steve was a great host and the breakfast was delicious and filling to keep us going through our hikes. Highly recommend anyone looking to stay while visiting Yosemite.
KJ Lee
01:18 03 Aug 21
From the moment we pulled up to The Blackberry Inn (at 9 pm) to see our porch lights on, our room lights on, the air conditioning set at a comfortable setting and the ceiling fan moving the air around, the keys waiting for us exactly were we expected them to be and a plate of fresh chocolate chips cookies wrapped in plastic wrap, I knew I stumbled upon a first class B&B. You knew the minute you met Steve and Alex that they truly enjoy what they do. They were kind, warm, friendly and just genuine people.We began every morning with a wonderful breakfast the minute we walked out our French doors, set up on our cozy porch. And we were welcomed back home every evening with a plate yummy chocolate chip cookies. Steve is a first class host who helped us navigate the park by taking the time to talk with us about what we were interested in and what kind of experience we wanted. He offered some recommendations that we were thrilled to explore and enjoyed. He knew of every hike we had picked out and helped map up a plan for us so we didn’t waste time.We stayed in the Bramberry room which was just lovely and comfortable with beautiful solid and unique furniture. I felt that the accommodations were brand new with antique cozy decor. As we looked around the room you can see they take pride in great attention to detail. It was clean, fresh and delightful. Truly a very peaceful stay, a great way to unwind after a long day hiking and exploring. We had to leave at 6 am on our last day and would miss breakfast. Steve wouldn’t have it, so he made sure the coffee pot was setup and turned on for us. He packed us a to go breakfast including to go cups for our coffee. Truly a 5 star experience!
Jamie Fried
02:53 18 Jul 21
We spent several nights at the Blackberry Inn for our honeymoon. The beautiful picturesque yellow and white cottage is hidden away in the trees and and feels very private. We stayed in the “Honeymoon Sweet” which was a large upstairs room with a private balcony and magnificent bathroom with an extra large shower and jetted tub. Everyday a fresh plate of chocolate chip cookies showed up in our room. Yum! The amenities were wonderful but even better were the people. The owners were very kind and personable, they helped us out with our plans to visit yosemite. They are full of local knowledge about the area. Breakfast in the mornings was delicious and homemade. The owners had a table set for us each morning with orange juice on the patio nearby several large hummingbird feeders that was just buzzing with hummingbirds. We will definitely be returning to the Blackberry Inn in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic getaway near Yosemite.
Heather J
18:15 18 Jun 21
Our stay was SUCH a delight. Super comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast, and the hospitality! Steve really took care of us. We were so pleasantly surprised to be treated to breakfast before our hike so early in the AM, and welcomed back to cookies and cold water. This is the only place we’ll be staying when we visit Yosemite. Can’t wait until our next stay!
Nadeen Ibrahim
17:53 13 Jun 21
We loved our stay here! It was the perfect place to come back to after long hikes in Yosemite. Comfortable, very clean, great breakfast, overall wonderful experience.
CK Sloan
16:43 11 Jun 21
Absolutely magical. The Blackberry Inn is the perfect compliment to a busy day in Yosemite. Every little thing is thought of, including cookies each day upon your return. Thank you so much Alex & Steve, we can't wait to come back.
Philip Shearer
20:16 02 Jun 21
My husband and I recently stayed at the Blackberry Inn at Yosemite. Our visit was just what we wanted on every level. . .our hosts Steve and Alex made sure everything was perfect - lovely room, yummy breakfasts and lively conversations. The entire property is a thing of beauty!
Cathy Nicholson
19:57 27 May 21
A small bed and breakfast-like inn, tastefully decorated and impeccably maintained. Recently built but traditionally designed, it is managed by the most charming and fascinating couple, Steve and Alex. Breakfast is home-made and copious. The rooms couldn't be more comfortable. Instead of the big, crowded "factory-like" places in the park itself, this establishment, with no children allowed, is charming and in a beautiful setting. The property includes a horse ranch, run by Alex. Both she and Steve are wonderful storytellers, with lots of different experiences behind them. It's a place you will want to return to, one of the best stays we've ever had (2 nights).
James Rubin
17:26 26 May 21
My sister and I recently stayed at the Blackberry Inn while visiting Yosemite, and it was wonderful! The breakfast was divine. Our room (Brameberry) was so comfortable and spacious. The property is incredibly peaceful and quiet. The inn was closer to the park than we expected, which was another plus. If I return to Yosemite again, there will be no question of where to stay—Blackberry Inn hands down.
Megan M.
22:13 14 May 21
Great rooms and great service. Breakfast every morning was very good- served on the balcony outside our room. The proprietors Alex and Steve made it a point to stop by and chat every morning and check in. Steve was also very helpful in giving us tips for exploring Yosemite.
Brian Lamouree
15:02 08 May 21
It’s our 3rd year and it’s always amazing a breath taking place to be. we would recommend to anyone to come visit and enjoy the awesome family feeling when you come visit here .!
Arsenio Girk
01:36 07 May 21
This was the first B&B we stayed at and I’m not sure how it can be beat! We absolutely loved our stay. The property is stunning with expansive views and the backdrop is the Stanislaus National Forest. The Arabian horses were an added treat. The room was very cozy and comfortable. The deep tub with the bath crystals were perfect after our hike up to Nevada Falls. The breakfast.... simply amazing! It was definitely like a gourmet meal. It was a great start for a full day of hiking. And last but not least, Steve and Alex were the most gracious host and hostess. They are very knowledgeable of the area and gave us some wonderful tips that we would not have thought of. I can’t say enough about this place. It was great visiting Yosemite but found ourselves looking forward to getting back to the peace and tranquillity this property offers
Kim Neal
22:01 24 Apr 21
The room and the property are absolutely gorgeous! They have thought of everything. Also, Saturday morning, we left the property and were parked in Yosemite 1 hour later, taking pictures! (Here is a "pro tip." Plan on staying another day, just to lounge and relax around the property. It is THAT relaxing and wonderful. You can truly unwind there.)
Mike Johnson
23:10 20 Apr 21
Steve and Alex were absolutely amazing! We are already planning our trip back!!Location: easy to get to, close to Yosemite, set off the main rode, surrounded by pastors and open fields. It was MAGICAL waking up in the am to the sounds of birds, horses and other creatures. The sun rose perfectly.The buildings/rooms: picturesque yellow buildings with porch space for each room. Our room, specifically, had heigh ceilings, a VERY comfy bed and large tub for a post hiking soak (of which Alex provided soaking salts).Food: We CANNOT stop talking about the food. Breakfast was served each morning on the patio with coffee and some of the best OJ. Steve did the cooking while we were there and it was the best eggs we have ever had. And Alex makes fresh cookies which we loved! Also - when we went hiking in Yosemite they made and packed lunches and snacks!!Simply put, Alex and Steve, are wonderful, caring and harding working people. They have put a lot of love into Blackberry Inn and you can feel the love in every aspect of the space.Thank you Alex & Steve. We hope to see you soon!
Kylea Davis
18:05 18 Apr 21
Our stay was absolutely wonderful! Steve and Alex are wonderful hosts and are very personable. The property is very well maintained while keeping a rustic feel. We stayed in the honeymoon sweet (not suite) and every day cookies arrived in our room. This place is quiet, serene and makes you appreciate the scenery. Cannot wait to return!
Erika Cardona
18:36 11 Apr 21
Having a great time. Luckily has the entire B&B to ourselves. The Owner is amazing and the care of this establishment is top notch. PS...the breakfast is fantastic!
Derrick Angelo
04:46 20 Mar 21
Decided to do a couples getaway for our baby moon and saw this lovely inn near Yosemite. The blackberry inn was the highlight of our trip to say the least! Alex and Steve were the most welcoming hosts and made us feel as if we were long lost family who haven’t seen each other in ages. They were very accommodating of our dietary restrictions for being pregnant and the environment of the whole inn was very clean and the most welcoming environment one could have ever asked for. Our hosts greeted us every morning with a fresh pitcher of coffee hand delivered to our suite. And let me tell you how amazing the honeymoon suite was! The jacuzzi tub big enough for two was a personal highlight. They had all the amenities one could ever ask for and more from bath salts to exquisite soaps and shampoos! The electric fire place, quaint decor, and king sized bed were that of a dream and were the cherry on top of an amazing stay at an amazing inn. Furthermore, Alex shared with us her beautiful passion for animals and took us to her pasture to show us her majestic family of horses! We were able to hand feed and pet some astounding horses which was an amazing experience we had never experienced before and will never forget. Words can not describe the gratitude we have for Alex and Steve for this amazing experience and we definitely will be returning soon.
Benjamin Moore
17:09 06 Dec 20
Our first time visiting Yosemite and we could not have found a better place to stay! We stayed at the Blackberry Inn, which is just outside the park, for 3 nights, and then stayed 3 nights inside the park at Yosemite Valley Lodge. We were wishing we had just stayed the whole week at Blackberry Inn, it was so nice! The room was spacious, the bed very comfortable, the HUGE soaker bath tub divine, and the small refrigerator, tea kettle, electric fireplace and wall heater, and dining table and chairs in the room provided everything we needed. Our first night we got pizza in town (Groveland is just 15 minutes away), and were able to save the leftovers in the fridge. They even had a microwave out on the patio we used to heat it up the next night.The grounds are amazing - it felt like we were in our own private valley, with magnificent views of the fall foliage and changing colors on the hills' trees, about 50 wild turkeys and several deer grazing in the mornings. There's even a peaceful walking path that takes you around the little valley and, up under the trees on the hillside, we saw more turkeys and a young buck deer. The owners have obviously done a lot of work to clean up the area and maintain the land.Steve and Alex were very caring and amiable hosts. Upon hearing of my wife's love of horses, Alex arranged a private lesson for her, and spent more than 3 hours introducing her to the horses and instructing her in how to communicate different commands and move them about the pen with simple hand signals and body movements (think Horse Whisperer, here;)). She even got to take the horse on an obstacle course! Alex was so patient and my wife will be talking about this experience the rest of her life. I think Alex plans to offer this as an add-on in the future, and it'll be worth every penny if you are truly interested in getting to know and interact with horses, rather than simply climbing on and riding (we were not able to ride, nor were we looking to do so - these are highly specialized Arabian horses that compete in endurance races all over the world).I know I'm missing something, but really have absolutely nothing but good things to say about our stay here. Oh, the breakfasts were great, too! Definitely better than I can make at home, including an egg soufle and apple french toast. We also ordered the made-to-go lunches, which were perfect for our day trips, and even came with little coolers to keep everything cold and organized.Thank you, Steve and Alex, for a fantastic stay. We can't wait to visit again!
Nolan Perry
20:25 30 Nov 20
Just visited and stayed at this gem of a bed and breakfast. Steve and Alex the owners were amazing and inviting. We were greeted nightly with fresh cookies, breakfast was amazing, large spacious rooms. We saw dear in the morning, truly an amazing stay. Thank you Blackberry inn for a memorable trip.
Brian Vermette
21:27 21 Nov 20
We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay for our quick visit to Yosemite! The location was easy to find, breakfast was superb, and Steve and Alex were a joy to get to know. Quiet and comfy rooms with cookies, and hot drinks when we arrived. Steve went above and beyond to even help us plan our day seeing the sites in Yosemite. Thank you and we’ll be back again!
Rosalyn Cramer
22:41 13 Nov 20
Oh my goodness, it's hard to know where to begin. The charm of this Inn, the gorgeous setting, the immaculate, spacious room, the attention to detail, gourmet breakfasts delivered to the room, Arabian horses in the pasture. I highly recommend The Blackberry Inn! Steve and Alex are extraordinary hosts that leave no want, need, or desire unfulfilled. I would stay here again and again.
Nancy Griffiths
03:59 26 Oct 20
Fantastic. Steve and Alex were terrific hosts. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were able to enjoy the incredible nature that surrounds their wonderful hotel. Breakfast in the room was delicious, and every detail was thoroughly attended to. You won't regret staying here!
Tyler Hester
02:44 26 Oct 20
This place is personal and cozy, Steve will help you plan you day over a delicious homemade breakfast. Sitting out on the patio was super peaceful and relaxing. I enjoyed watching the wild turkeys doing their rounds over coffee.
Josh LaFayette
01:51 09 Oct 20
Steve and his place are simply the best two things that you can find when looking for your accommodations on your visit to Yosemite National park.
Cristiano Marinari
03:07 16 Sep 20
Steve and Alex were very welcoming, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Breakfast on the porch was a treat. The location was nicely located for anyone who wanted to go to the Tuolumne Meadow's as well as the valley.
Evan Desrochers
18:34 12 Sep 20
Wow were we impressed! We stayed in the Half Dome room and everything was just perfect for us. The place was spotless, every little detail was well thought out, and the bed was super comfortable. The room as well as it's surroundings were just so peaceful and quiet. We talked to innkeeper Steve and staff member JoAnn and both were just so kind and welcoming. Although there were other guests there, the way the place is setup, you don't really see or hear them much, so if you're looking for a quiet place, this is it. Also, the homemade breakfasts and chocolate chip cookies were excellent. We would definitely stay again, and have already recommend to family and friends.
Lindsey Engels
22:11 11 Aug 20
We traveled as a family of 3, 2 adults and 1 teenager. We booked the El Capitan which is the largest room. Stephen was very accommodating to offer us a blow up mattress in addition to the king bed in the room so our teenage niece traveling with us could share our room. The room and really the entire property were gorgeous. Beautiful decor, very clean, antique design, with very well kept furniture and decor. In addition to a comfortable stay, the staff was so kind. Would 10/10 recommend!The location is remote but close enough to a Yosemite entrance. Stephen (I assume the owner) gave us many great recommendations of things to see and do close by. We took his advice and hiked Carlin Falls which turned out to be a highlight of our trip.Breakfast was good and we opted to take advantage of their offered packed lunches. The El Capitan room includes a beautiful wrapped porch with a private section for the occupants use. We opted to have our breakfast served out there and it was wonderful. At night we sat on the porch enjoying the cool evening breeze and star gazing. This room comes with an AMAZING tub. Bubbles and bath salts were provided, but if you’re like me and are particular about your soaks bring your favorites from home. We didn’t hear our neighbors the entire stay though the ‘resort’ was at full capacity. It was nice, it felt private and relaxing.I would definitely stay here again.
Selina Stratton
01:53 04 Aug 20
Wonderful stay, just ~15 mins from the Yosemite park entrance. Great cooked breakfast eaten on the porch outside our room - and on the day we wanted to be in the park early, they laid on a continental breakfast at an earlier hour - so accommodating. The room was large and clean; staff were very good at taking all the necessary covid precautions; we enjoyed a drink on our porch each evening, and slept very well in the quiet and dark! Great value for the quality and location.
Nina Fitton
21:49 29 Jul 20
This place is a gem! The facility is attractive and well-maintained. The room was clean, comfortable, and spacious. We left before the official 8:00 AM breakfast most days, and Steve accommodated us with an early yogurt and granola breakfast that worked perfectly. He also packed a lunch when we needed one to take on our hikes. The location is also very good, just a short drive outside the Big Oak Flat entrance gate. This was an unusual year with Covid-19 restrictions in place at Yosemite. The good news, was the crowds were small and the trails mostly empty - especially early in the morning. Steve and his team made every effort to provide a safe environment given the unusual circumstances. We look forward to returning!
Robert Rosell
01:48 27 Jul 20
Alex and Steve were charming hosts--kind and accommodating, with a good knowledge of Yosemite National Park. They also took preventative measures, such as wearing masks and social distancing. My partner and I stayed in the Honeymoon "Sweet", which was in the newly renovated portion of the property above the hosts' living quarters. It was darling. Freshly baked cookies were served every day; the room is furnished with a small fridge; an electric fireplace provides extra heat if needed (we didn't need it, but the lights added ambience); teas, a tea kettle and instant coffee are for use in the room; and we enjoyed the enormous 2-person hot tub in our private bathroom. The King bed was extremely comfortable, which can be hit-or-miss at some B&Bs. Steve does the cooking in the morning, and he created some delicious dishes and was accommodating regarding special diet requests. The property is large and has a wealth of wildlife to see (including the up-close hummingbirds at the feeders and Alex and Steve's sweet family pets). We are already planning our next trip with them, as we had a wonderful experience at the Blackberry Inn and in Yosemite National Park.
J T
17:50 22 Jul 20
Great lil bed and breakfast in Groveland. Cant wait to come back next year. Perfect place to unwind after a long day of hiking and exploring Yosemite. It was nice to have a handheld shower with great pressure, amazing sample soaps and nice linens. The breakfast is already really good not to mention chocolate chip cookies when you return in the evening. Loved, Loved, LOVED this place.
Giuseppe Barravecchia
04:38 18 Jul 20
We went during COVID and for the July 4th long weekend. Steve and Alex have followed the necessary procedures to take care of us and at the same to you can see they put a lot of thoughts in the decoration of rooms. The whole place is welcoming, comfortable, definitely not your average hotel room. Book through their website to find the room you like at a lower price compared to the other plateforms.
T. Sasha Huang
07:24 08 Jul 20
There is 3 things to consider with every B/B. 1.) Location 2.) Accommodations 3.) Hosts This gorgeous property has a prime location-15 minutes from the Yosemite gates. Gas station, restaurants and general stores nearby. The location was great. The accommodations were impeccable. The property was beautifully maintained. We were greeted on the porch by dozens of hummingbirds that were feeding at the feeders around the porch. Rocking chairs with blankets were available to sit and relax and soak in the tranquil environment. Our Brameberry Room was meticulously clean and perfectly appointed. The bed was so comfortable and made up with Pottery Barn bedding. The bathroom was spacious with all amenities supplied. We used the soaker tub with the provided eucalyptus epson salts and lavender bath soap after long days of hiking. The L.L. Bean bath towels were fluffy soft and plentiful. The shower was plenty big and there was no problems with the strength of the shower head spray. They provided fresh water, teas, coffee, hot chocolate with milk in your own private refrigerator. There was a fireplace and heater all controlled by a remote. The hosts (Steve and Alex) worked very hard at providing a relaxing and enjoyable stay. They were gracious and informative. The breakfasts were delicious and freshly prepared every morning. We enjoyed the other guests and the daily conversations. Steve is a wealth of knowledge and would always make sure that all questions were answered and you were prepared for your day. Alex made time to show us her Arabian horses that are nearby on their acreage. This is the Best B&B we have ever stayed at (and we have stayed at many)!!! Thank you 🙂
Brian Johnson
04:25 24 Oct 19
Our breathtaking visit to Yosemite National Park was absolutely complimented by our comfortable and relaxing stay at the blackberry Inn. Alex and Steve are the perfect hosts and Inn Keepers, and were super-knowledgeable in relaying the nuances and insights to navigate this spectacular National Park. Our room was cozy, comfortable, very clean, and efficient. Everything was operable and in excellent working order. Breakfast was delicious and nutritious, and we enjoyed our meal al fresco on a glorious October morning with the sun rising and the hummingbirds feeding.
Hani Zaki
12:50 15 Oct 19
Loved it. Clean and convenient to the park. The team was friendly and the breakfast was great!
CP Morey
23:43 01 Oct 19
very nice bed & breakfast. Hosts were great.we would stay there again on our next trip!
Christeen Schillo
14:30 07 Sep 19
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Blackberry Inn and would strongly recommend anyone visiting the Yosemite area give it a try. I consider it one of the finest Bed & Breakfast experiences I have enjoyed over the years, as:• The attention to detail is unmatched, from the décor and furniture to the daily changing china service• The grounds have unique attributes, from dozens of hummingbirds feeding on the porch, to horses in the adjacent pastures, and outdoor seating areas• The breakfast room service available in the Ahwahnee Suites will spoil you and make you feel like royalty• The meals are simply delicious, from fresh ground coffee to fresh squeezed orange juicePerhaps the finest compliment I can add is that I overheard several other guests lamenting their stay wasn’t longer, a sentiment we strongly shared.
ML & Dan
15:54 03 Sep 19
Today is our last day here at the Inn. We are so sad to go! We are traveling California for our honeymoon and just had to stop in Yosemite. Steve and Alex are true professionals! Their breakfast each morning is fantastic and home made. They put out fresh baked chocolate chip cookies each day for you to come back to after a long day in the park! The pack lunches are tasty and super convienient for a day in the park. The rooms are wonderfully furnished and you can tell they did not skimp out on the interior design. Everything from the carpet to the floors in the bathroom is impressive. We are so happy we found this place and certainly recommend it! Its super close to the park and there is even a couple cool spots before the entrance to catch a view or quick hike to a waterfall. Thanks again Steve and Alex!
Luke Wernette
14:10 24 Aug 19
My husband booked us here for our 31st wedding anniversary. I right away felt in love with this place as we were pulling in to the parking. It was the perfect romantic getaway for us. The hospitality, cleanliness, food and close to the park, but not the crowds.😁 I highly recommend this bed and breakfast you won’t be disappointed.Sally & Mike
Sally Tehrani
23:23 14 Jul 19
The Inn is stunning. Every piece of furniture is beautifully chosen, and we had the warmest welcome. The door was opened, fresh cookies, everything was done for us. We were given the MOST helpful, up to date recommendations about how to spend each day in the Park. Steve knows the roads, the weather, how busy it will be.. it was so helpful. Steve and Alex have invested enormously in this B&B, and it shows.Breakfast was delicious and different each day. I already miss the huge variety of birds, plants, trees and flowers throughout the property. It was such a pleasure to come back to a beautiful hot shower in an elegant, spacious bathroom after a day of hiking.If you can't find recurring nights in one room, book different rooms and they'll move your things. But stay here! I've stayed in a few places in Yosemite and this outdid them all. Avoid the crowds of Rush Creek Lodge and enjoy the quiet, peaceful days here.
Beth Foster
07:44 12 Jul 19
How could you give anything but a 5? Alex and Steve were the best hosts. We enjoyed chatting with them when they took time from their busy schedule. The Inn was beautiful and well kept. Every evening after trekking through Yosemite National Park you come back to a room that looked as good as the day before. Bed made, bath cleaned everything great. Fresh chocolate chip cookie each day. They were great on the trail!Now...the breakfast. My wife and I were there for 6 glorious morning breakfasts. With the exception of one morning with delicious apple french toast, each day was a different egg dish. Each different and scrumptious, I cannot remember what was in each one but there was not a days meal that was so-so. There was also a fruit cup each morning. My wife learned quickly, not to get up to refill her tea cup. Steve was right there to say "Sit down and enjoy yourself. This is my job." Such pampering was well taken. I can't say enough about the food. If someone had a special food need Steve was more than happy to accommodate their request.Black Berry Inn is access to Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hatchy Lake and several other locations.The grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Several patios were spread around the grounds so that you could be alone if you liked.Several morning we were awakened to the sound of wild turkey. What a great way to wake up. There were deer. jack rabbits, turkey and large bull frogs by the pond.I cannot say a enough good things about this establishment. Please make your reservations. You will not be disappointed.
Jeff WB5WAJ
22:13 07 Jun 19
Amazing place. Great service. Just perfect!
Nereida Torres Torrens
13:52 06 Jun 19
Awesome place to stay if you are going to Yosemite (12 miles to the entrance) or not.
José Antonio Tizón Caro
02:25 06 May 19
Best B&B for a quiet low key atmosphere. We prefer locations that are quiet, away from busy and loud places and smaller venues for which Blackberry Inn is perfect. Beautiful grounds, quiet throughout the morning and evenings when we were in our room. We stayed in Yosemite Falls Room on the east side of the Inn. Perfect for the April morning breakfasts..with the sun waking up and show casing a beautiful day ahead. The nature sounds all around of many types of birds, frogs in the nearby pond, and many other creatures I can't name. We saw some mule deer close by too. Although next to the highway, the hwy noise disappears. We will definitley come back and stay here. As many already said, food is excellent. Staff is super friendly. We enjoyed our conversations with Steve and Joann too! The greeting crew was a welcome surprise (4-legged kind!). One can see the care, pride, and joy they have all put into the Inn...down to the smallest details. Even my husband pointed out daily the different napkin rings and coordinating place mat and napkin...(I was surprised he noticed such small details). All in all, A+++. And yes, the packed lunches are definitely great...saved us from dealing with the crowds! And we had lunch when WE wanted it, not based on others schedule! Thanks Steve and Staff!
K MP
16:10 22 Apr 19
The homemade breakfast every morning is to die for. Tammy is the best! Steve, Alex and Tammy are very accommodating and give great advice on local eats, hikes and fishing holes. It’s like staying at a friends house. It’s nice to sit on the porch and hear the sounds of nature instead of traffic and the city. We’re definitely going to come back. P.S. the packed lunches are definitely worth it. They are simple, tasty, and save you a wait in line in the park or the hassle of marking your own lunch.
Amanda Contreras
23:06 14 Apr 19
My husband and I spent our honeymoon here in October 2017, and we had a wonderful experience! It’s very close to Yosemite yet far enough away to enjoy real peace and quiet. It truly feels like a hidden gem. The food was fantastic, and the owners were very kind to accommodate my gluten-free dietary request. They also generously allowed us to use the upper balcony above our suite for our breakfasts each morning, instead of our deck on the main level, since that room was unoccupied at the time and it had a great view. We really appreciated it and enjoyed dining in the sunshine each morning! Everything is top-notch — the breakfast, the room furnishings and plush bedding, the beautiful well-kept grounds, the fresh cookies that awaited us each day when we returned from the park, and everything in between. We can’t say enough good things about this place and would love to visit again someday.
Faith Manaen
03:50 07 Apr 19
Steve and Tammy were so welcoming! Steve was so helpful with his knowledge of the park and provided great recommendations on what we shouldn't miss out on. Tammy is an excellent cook and was extremely accommodating with food restrictions due to Celiac. The room (Clouds Rest) was so inviting and comfortable. We were even able to observe local wildlife from our room.
Claire Schrecker
17:58 27 Mar 19
Always a awesome stay. Breakfast is great, and we get the packed lunches to order to take on our hikes to Yosemite. The owners are so personable and very helpful, love talking with them. Will be back
Tess Springer
19:45 12 Nov 18
Beautiful, quant bed & breakfast outside of Groveland and near Yosemite. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable right down to the plush carpet, reclining chairs and giant bed. The bathroom was very nice, big soaking tub, tall and spacious shower done with beautiful rock tile. Our porch had rocking chairs and nice wool blankets if we needed them. Tammy made a great breakfast complete with fruit, eggs, veggies and a muffin. They even accommodated our vegan request making a special hash with veggies and vegan cheese that really was the cherry on top of a great trip. We will absolutely stay here again, making sure to book an extra day just to enjoy the landscape of the b&b.
Neil Flaiz
03:14 22 Oct 18
We enjoyed our stay at Blackberry Inn very much and we were sad to have to leave after just two nights. The room (Bridalveil Falls) was very clean and comfortable with a wonderful bathroom. There were a lot of details which prooved, that someone invested a lot of effort to make this room as perfect as it could be: Extra light in the shower, Pot of tasty mountain water, cookies on the table, tourist guides.We were warmly welcomed by our host and he gave us great recommendations for our stay at Yosemite NP.The mornings sarted with a pot of coffee "on the deck" and a tasty cooked breakfast.The lunch boxes are tasty as well and worth the price. Glutenfree braekfast and lunch boxes are no issue at all.Every morning our host came to see us and gave us the feeling to be valued as guests.A real highlight are the hummingbirds.To sum it up: It is not the cheapest accomodation, but it is worth the price.Thank you so much to the whole team!
Gregor Schaefer
21:34 15 Sep 18
My favorite place I’ve ever stayed at! We didn’t want to leave. Tammy is so welcoming and makes fantastic breakfasts and cookies. You can tell Steve knows a ton about the area and really wants you to enjoy your visit. The bed was fantastic. They really made us feel like we were at our own home. We just loved it!
Becca C
22:27 26 Aug 18
What a nice place to stay. The rooms are very lovingly furnished. Steve helped us to get the best out of our holidays in yosemite park (despite the fire in the valley).Breakfast was delivered to our room/veranda and was delicious.We also ordered the lunchbox which is also highly recommended.Perfect stay, we really recommend to stay here.
GiNi
05:41 03 Aug 18
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