As experienced hikers, Ron and Bette are both avid "Yosemite Lovers" and are quite knowledgeable about the Park and surrounding areas. We can provide lots of ideas and information about places nearby -- including some 'off the beaten track' options to enjoy!
Fish Camp is just outside Yosemite National Park's southern entrance surrounded by Sierra National Forest - located at 5,000 ft. elevation -- which means cool summer mornings and evenings and lovely daytime temps.
10 miles south is Bass Lake -- with fishing, boating, swimming -
2 miles from horseback riding, and short hikes to waterfalls, etc.
2 miles from South Gate of Yosemite
3+ miles to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (largest trees in the world!)
12 miles south is Oakhurst - shops, grocery stores, antique shops, art galleries
6 miles to Yosemite's village of Wawona - horseback riding, stagecoach rides, golfing, dining, pioneer history center
MANY restaurant options within a few miles - some within a mile -- we have menus of most locations.
When you first pass through the tunnel, make sure you pull off to take in the beautiful view of Yosemite Valley. Here you will be able to take a photo of the entire landscape.
Fishing requires an up to date license. Check Madera and Mariposa County sites for further information.
Hiking Yosemite National Park
Wonderful day-long hikes are available, for both expert and casual hikers. Trails are clearly marked and easy to follow. If you are planning a special hike, make sure you pack accordingly for the day. Lots of water!
Know also as the "Big Trees" is just two miles up the road. One of natures most magnificent creations. If you arrive in the early afternoon, this is a perfect "short jaunt" into the park.
During the winter months, Yosemite National Park lies covered in snow for much of the season. If you've never seen the park in the snow, you're missing quite a beautiful experience.
Pioneer Stagecoach Ride
Enjoy a ride on the Stagecoach in the Wawona Pioneer History Center.
Wawona Historic Pioneer Village
A photo of some of the hosts and tour guides that will give you a thorough history of the village during your visit.
California Mining Museum
The California State Mining Museum is located about one hours away at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Highway 49. More than just a hunk of glistening gold, the museum is dedicated to informing visitors of the importance of mining and minerals to California’s history.
Yosemite Valley Bike Ride
Bikes are available for rent throughout the Valley Floor. Spend a leisurely day biking from site to site, waterfall to waterfall. Take a lunch along and stop anywhere you like for a wonderful picnic
Yosemite Mountain SugarPine RR
A few miles south and from years in the past, this steam engine from days gone by is a fun outing for all ages. Evening rides include a BBQ and Music far into the Sierra National Forest.
Winter Sports Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park offers many winter sporting activities. Ice skating, cross country and downhill snow skiing, snow shoeing and more. Snow shoeing and ice skating are also available just down the street at the Tenaya Lodge.
Guided Horseback Tours
Horseback riding is available at many locations near Bette's Yosemite Bed and Breakfast. Please feel free to ask us which we think is best for your type of riding experience.
Local Wineries & Breweries
Visit Idle Hour Wine Tasting room just south in the town of Oakhurst. You can taste their award wining varietals and bring your favorite back to enjoy on our deck. Also found locally is the Southgate Brewing Company which offers a fun nite-life experience.
Badger Pass offers winter sporting enthusiasts an array of activities. Rental equipment is available for most winter sports right at the lodge.
Cross Country Skiing
Enjoy Yosemite National Park via one of the many Cross Country Ski paths offered from both Badger Pass, where you can rent equipment, or by driving further in and catching a less traveled path of your own.