yosemite dog friendly…

ahwanee, apple blossom inn

the trip from sonora south on the 49 was supposed to be very twisty and windy and take two or more hours, we did it in an hour and a half, and it wasn’t too bad, we passed some nice scenery and lakes.

When we got to the inn, most impressive was this dog named Ruby greeted us and showed me to the door where I was supposed to go, to the office/kitchen to call the innkeeper Candy, wow! apparently the dog is determined for Candy to adopt her…

We stayed in the Red Delicious room and it was modern, furnished with an overhead fan, fireplace, pink roses on the pillows and curtains, bright, quiet, peaceful, no cable tv, but there are a bunch of movies/videos to watch and wireless internet, lots of fruit and chocolate in dishes, and lovely grounds. The inn is about 18 miles from Mariposa which is about an hour from Yosemite, 45 minutes to Merced.

Mariposa does not have a lot of pet friendly shops, but cici was allowed in the visitor center. There are a few parks and campgrounds that are dog friendly.

The inn is situated on 5.5 acres in the midst of an organic apple orchard, spa and gardens. Innkeeper, Candy ‘Apple’ Arthur, has her own home on the property. Winner of Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Journal’s Book of Lists Awards – Best for Rest and Relaxation.

The Apple Blossom Inn has four rooms and two are dog friendly…

Candice Anne Arthur aka Candy Apple bought the inn five years ago. She grew up on a campground resort, in Garberville… She worked for an Internet company in SF bay area, as a network engineer for years.

On the property is a genuine apple orchard, 1/2 acre, organic apples, five different varieties, and she has also planted cherries, peaches, pears, apricots and bees who make apple blossom honey… when the apples are ripe, guests help themselves to apples…

There are deer on the property in the summer…. and two cats, apple jack (black), plus ruby the dog… and a fox…

The apple blossom pancakes with apple cider sausage for breakfast were delicious. Also had yogurt with fresh fruit and hot tea and juice, yum…


There is a $15 pet fee per night; and she offers a special, yosemite picnic package, $28 a person, which is a filled backpack, with a bottle of sparkling apple cider, meats and cheeses of choice, sandwich rolls, potato salad, green salad, trail mix and two bottles of ice water, insulated… dishes and utensils…




The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, for example, which runs historic steam engines on a 4 mile journey through the Sierra National Forest just outside Yosemite, welcomes all friendly dogs on the trip.

Cru, Fasi Estate and Ficklin Vineyards wineries all welcome animals to their tasting rooms. Music lovers wanting to take in one of the free concerts each Friday, both Appellation California and Yosemite Lakes Park welcome dogs at their free music events.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/823367#ixzz22nMF2nLj

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau’s website highlightsall the pet friendly lodging and activities in the area. Everything from campgrounds to resorts…


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