Map & Directions to Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn
- 2 Night Minimum Stay -
The Closest B&B to Yosemite Valley!
11132 CA Highway 140
El Portal, CA 95318

It is EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT that you print the maps for directions as satelite navigavtion systems, map quest, GPS and cell phones do not work well in the river canyon. Please see maps & directions below.

We are located at:

  • 2 miles west of Yosemite Arch Rock Entrace on CA-140
  • 1 mile east of El Portal on CA-140
  • 30 miles east of Mariposa on CA-140
  • 57 miles east of Merced on CA-140

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The B&B is nestled inside Yosemite View Lodge complex behind Yosemite View Restaurant and Pizza Restaurant. The B&B overlooks Merced River. The closest GPS coordinates for the B&B we've seen are: +37° 40' 40.56", -119° 45' 55.38" (elevation 2083 ft). However, when you are driving through the mountains, GPS signal is not always reliable. Also, after arriving at the Yosemite View Lodge complex, the GPS cannot guide you through the maze of the buildings. So please DO read the directions below and print out the complex overview image to avoid driving in circles.

If you are crossing the Sierra by either CA-120/Tioga Pass or CA-108/Sonora Pass, please check the current road conditions by clicking on the previous two links or contacting Caltrans. These roads are seasonally closed due to the weather conditions.

Generally speaking, for most people, the best way to reach the B&B is by way of CA-140 East from Merced. The roads going through Yosemite can be quite twisty and will not go fast. A word of caution: CA-140 is regularly patrolled near Mariposa, so speeding is not recommended.

Once you turn into the Yosemite View Lodge complex, turn right at the restaurants. Then immediately after the restaurants and the 24-hour ATM machine (both on your left side) is the drive way on your left leading into the private parking lot for the B&B. Pull up and ring the bell, and your hosts will come to greet you. See below image for driving directions inside the complex.

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The only Bed and Breakfast on the Merced River, close to Yosemite National Park’s famous Yosemite Valley.