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Unique Yosemite lodging
Dreaming of finding unique Yosemite lodging? Then imagine yourself waking from the best sleep you've ever had. You look around and smile as you note your accommodations; rustic, yet beautifully so. The morning sun peeps through your window and you hear birds singing and twittering over the distant sounds of lowing cattle. You think it's only a dream but, then you remember - it's real. It's Rancho Bernardo Bed and Breakfast.

Looking for the perfect accommodations for your Yosemite vacation? Yosemite bed and breakfast accommodations? Lodging in Yosemite National Park is limited to camping, and a few handful of overpriced hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals. There are no gas stations in the park and those amenities that do exist (like restaurants and grocery stores) are extremely overpriced. What price are you willing to pay for a few hours of time in Yosemite Park? What price do YOU put on your sanity? If those questions come to your mind then you need to consider Mariposa Bed and Breakfasts. Mariposa, California is approximately 30 miles away from the Arch Rock Entrance in to Yosemite via Highway 140 (the all year highway.) Close enough to be easily accessible, yet far enough away to get you away from the crowds of Yosemite.

Historic rock walls can be found throughout the areaA Relaxed Country Setting
A 40 acre cattle ranch, Rancho Bernardo Bed & Breakfast is located in secluded Cathey's Valley, very close to Highway 140 and only 10 minutes from Mariposa along the way to magnificent Yosemite National Park.  Expansive vistas of rolling hills, dotted with ancient oak trees, Chinese rock walls, springs and grazing livestock surround the ranch and guest houses making Rancho Bernardo more like a resort than a B & B. 

Rancho Bernardo is ideally suited for area attractions including Yosemite National Park, the "ghost town" of Hornitos, Lakes Bagby and McClure, gold panning, skiing as well as river rafting on the mighty Merced River and a host of other activities throughout Mariposa County.

Private and Unique Quarters
We have two very unique and affordable quarters to offer. The Guest House sleeps up to six people comfortably while the Barn Suite is a cozy getaway for one or two people. Both rooms enjoy private baths and entrances, are beautifully appointed with designer plush bedding, down comforter, robes and include LOTS of extras!  To tour the rooms click on the buttons above or on these links:

Visitors Comments
"Thank you for opening up your home and beautiful ranch to us. Thanks for letting us sleep in your barn!  We truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and will definitely be back!" 

Bob and Joann, Ripon, California

Picture of horses

"What a great bucolic setting for a stop on a busy trip. Everything perfect."
George and Anne, Tulsa, Oklahoma

"A very special, warm place and very special warm people. Mahalo - we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more.

See you in Hawaii."

S& W, Hawaii

Your innkeepers Barney and KathyThe Innkeepers

Your innkeepers, Kathy and Barney Lozares, take great pleasure in welcoming guests to their ranch with warm smiles and goodies from the kitchen.  They live the creed of "western hospitality" and take pride in opening their beautiful lodgings to visitors. 

Native Californians, Barney and Kathy raised their family in the Silicon Valley area of Santa Clara County, where Barney operated an insurance brokerage in Mountain View and Kathleen served as a fiscal officer for a large elementary school district.  Avid sailors for many years, they continue their membership in the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.

Upon retirement the Lozares'decided to retire near Yosemite National Park and were lucky enough to chance upon the magical place that is now Rancho Bernardo B&B.  Now, they want to share this special place with you.

Travel Directions
Take Highway 140 East from Merced toward Yosemite, through the small farming town of Planada and continue on Highway 140 for approximately another 13 miles to "Old Highway." Turn right on "Old Highway" and continue for exactly 4 miles.  Just beyond where "Old Highway" intersects with School House Road is Rancho Bernardo B&B located at 2617 Old Highway.  (Look for lots of white rail fencing on the left.)

For those needing our GPS coordinates, they are:
N 37° 24.503 - W 120° 04.752

Contact Us
If, after touring this site, you still have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by phone (209.966.4511 or TOLL FREE: 1.877.930.1669), fax (209.966.4511) or e-mail

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