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Highland House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 21 Mariposa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

No sense reiterating all the great reviews, other than to say they are all true. For our two night stay in mid Oct, Nora, took good care of us. The only reason we couldn't eat everything at breakfast was because Nora made sure there was plenty of everything for everybody. Nothing went to waste though as it only took a couple minutes for the deer to come in and finish what we couldn't. Try to get there before dark the first night because it's a little hard to find that first time. They really take care of you here and we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, highland house felt special. It's extremely rural, we saw deer on the lawn in the mornings... The fawn must only have been about 5 weeks old. Hummingbirds abound, hovering at the bird table. Wild turkeys stroll around the garden. Our room was fantastic, lots of space, very clean, charming. Bed incredibly comfortable, we slept so well. Breakfast is a sociable affair, at a large dining table and is different every day. Nora's breakfasts are a veritable feast !! Loved every moment and we hope that we visit again someday. Thank you for looking after us so well :-)

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

It was out of the way but worth the drive! Very comfortable and cozy. The breakfast was great all three mornings. Nora, Lizzy and Michael all made us feel very much at home. There were sodas and snacks waiting for us. We loved the cookies and trail mix! We met interesting people at breakfast each morning and exchanged traveling experiences. The wildlife was fun to watch.
I appreciated being able to use the washer and dryer, since we were on a 2 week vacation. Overall a very nice experience!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

If you don't like peace and quiet, wonders of nature, absolutely fabulous breakfast meals with fruits, breads....two or three types.....eggs, meats....two types....yogurt, juice, coffee, along with extra nuts and trail mixes, sodas, computer service, laundry and a quiet and clean room.....then this place is not for you. When we drove up, an envelope with our key inside was clipped to the mailbox at the front door. We just let ourselves in, did what was asked of us.....made ourselves at home.....and enjoyed refreshments on the patio. We watched the wild turkeys strut by while the hummingbirds buzzed in constant rhythm and dance overhead. The squirrels fussed at us while the deer looked on. The Highland House B&B is one hour door-to-door from Mariposa Grove, home of the giant sequoia trees, and the same in the opposite direction for Yosemite. We all gathered in the kitchen while Lizzie or Nora prepared our breakfast and Michael, the owner, shared some interesting sites to visit as we left for the next leg of our trip. It just doesn't get much better than this!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We stayed at the Highland House B&B during our trip to Yosemite NP. It's such a lovely quiet place in the middle of the forest. When we arrived, the hummingbirds were flying there to welcome us, and in the morning there were 4 deer grazing in the yard. After a delicious fresh made breakfast we were ready to hike all day (after the helpful information from Michael). You immediately felt like at home there.
We also could do our laundry (without extra charges!) and after the drying Lizzie folded our clothes and put them on the bed. This was the best stay of our whole West-USA-trip!
Thank you!

Room Tip: Forest Retreat Room! Big room and bathroom and perfect view over the garden where we saw wild deer a...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MiJa_12
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Two friends and I stayed here in August 2012 and we had a lovely visit. The owner greeted us warmly and made us feel at home. Amenities include a stocked kitchen, wifi, comfortable sitting rooms, peaceful grounds and a hearty breakfast. My friends and I fit comfortably in the Forest Retreat room (I was in the rollaway bed which was adequate for one night's sleep) and we all enjoyed the large bathroom. We only wished we could have stayed longer but we were on our way to Yosemite (note that the B&B is about an hour from the park).

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Maleila
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

This place is a good option but in my opinion is undeserving of a near-perfect five-star rating on TripAdvisor. The house is pretty nice in a very isolated area. It is a one-hour drive to either the western or southern entrance to Yosemite, and 20 minutes from the small town of Mariposa. Guests might feel uncomfortable driving in the dark around the area due to unfamiliar backcountry roads - we tried to avoid doing it while we were there.

The bed was OK and there was a flat screen TV in the room. The bathroom looked like it needed some updating - the shower door was broken and the shower head was really low (I'm not quite 6'0" and it was at my chin).

The best part about this B&B is you get free reign over the food. We made sandwiches each day to take to the park and brought some snacks as well. One night we made a very simple dinner.

Breakfast is served at 8:30 typically. We were trying to get an early start because of the distance to the park, so Lizzie offered to make breakfast at 8, which was great. The food was decent - we had a breakfast sandwich one day and eggs and hash browns the next.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3125 Wild Dove Ln, (outside of Yosemite National Park), Mariposa, CA 95338-9037
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Region: United States > California > Mariposa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Mariposa
Price Range: £110 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover beauty and seclusion in the High Sierra of Mariposa County just minutes from Yosemite National Park and other local highlights. Select one of three luxurious guest rooms for a good night's rest. Enjoy a game of pool or watch a movie from our video collection. When you awake you'll enjoy a bountiful and unforgettable breakfast before setting off for your day of relaxation or adventure. ... more   less 
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