Close to Yosemite with views overlooking the village of Mariposa, the Arbor Suite is surrounded by restaurants, shops, museums, creek walk and trails to hike and mountain bike. YARTS transit, just 1/2 block away, will take you into the park.
Spacious bedroom with a comfy queen bed. Handcrafted headboard and side tables. French doors lead out to you own private balcony overlooking Mariposatown.
This private suite overlooks the historic little goldrush town of Mariposa. The entrance to Yosemite National Park is just a 45 minute drive, up the #140, all-weather highway, along the Merced River, that leads to all the splendor of Yosemite!
As you walk through the front entrance of the suite you are greeted by the warmth of hardwood floors and honey colored walls. Ahead is the Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower of the richly tiled bathroom. To your left, through the double doors, you find the sittingroom with comfy red leather chairs, flatscreen TV, an antique Mediteranian sideboard cabinet that is now a beautiful, granite topped, wet bar. A cozy nook with antique desk and chair, are highlighted with stained glass sidelighting and the octogon window above the desk frames a view of downtown unique to this site. Through the handcrafted Mohogany doors, the bedroom boasts an elevated queen size bed with handcrafted headboard and side tables. A docking station is there to power up your phone or iPod and touch sensitive lighting is there by your bedside. The cieling fan above your bed is remote controled for romantic lighting and an antique Belgian armoire is your closet. French doors in the sittingroom and bedroom take you out onto the private balcony above the downtown of Mariposa where you can enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sun set behind the mountains; the only view of its kind anywhere in town.
2.6 hours from San Francisco, 1.2 hours from Fresno there is a small municipal airport just 10 minutes from town. Surrounded by fine restaurants and unique little shops, all within a three block radius. Catch the Via bus just a half a block away and ride up the river canyon of the Merced River and into Yosemite National Park and visit our award winning history museum.
Included are, Cable TV, Wireless internet, parking, refrigerator & microwave, hairdryer, iron & ironing board.
For your pleasure and convenience there is NO check-in or check-out. You will receive a text or email with your key code to the keyless entry system of your room at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled date of arrival.
ALSO AVAILABLE is the ARBOR SUITE STUDIO, offering a beautiful, casually elegant room with a king bed and full kitchen starting at $119 a night. Check out my other listing as...The Arbor Suite Studio!
Yosemite National Park, restaurants, antique and gift shops, history museum, State Gem & Mineral Museum, zip line, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, rock climbing, public transit, municipal airport.
Interaction with Guests
Make immediate contact ASAP upon inquiry and booking. Encourage guest to stay connected at least 48 hours before arrival to issue key code to suite.
The suite and studio are in the historical blocks of our little village of Mariposa surrounded by all sorts of great restaurants and specialty shops. There is wine tasting from local vineyards and breweries also featuring local musicians, and art galleries featuring local artists. Our little town is very welcoming and filled with sights to see and enjoy!
Within a half block of the suite and studio is the YARTS bus stop providing transit to and from Yosemite and connecting to Amtrack train and Greyhound buss in Merced.
There is also taxi service in town and a municipal airport.
Other Things to Note
The suite and studio are casually elegant and comfortable accommodations after a days travel or a great hike in Yosemite. The convenient location to services and sights makes them the ideal place to stay.
*Please be advised that this listing is suitable, strictly, for two guests. It is NOT suitable for infants or toddlers. Sorry NO pets and NO smoking. Must be a stickler about this since there are many of you folks out there who have allergic reactions to such things. Best to have respect for all.
*The Arbor Suite is in the heart of the downtown historic district of Mariposa California. Our little town doesn't have any curfew rules but your respect for others who live downtown will be greatly appreciated. 10p.m. to 8a.m. is considered quiet time.
*You will receive a text or email with your key code to the keyless entry system of your room at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled date of arrival. A confirmation of receipt is appreciated.
*Check in is 3p.m. and checkout 11a.m.
*We are a green property and encourage you to reuse, recycle and reduce your use of water and electricity.
*Yes, please turn off all the lights and the AC/Heater whenever you leave the suite and hang your towels up to let us know you will be reusing them.
*The building was built in 1938 and the plumbing is that old too, so PLEASE be very kind and gentle and flush only tiolet paper down the toilet. Everything will last longer if we all do that.
*LADIES!!! DO NOT FLUSH TAMPONS DOWN THE TOILET!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!
We had a very nice stay at Carol's place in Mariposa. It was very clean and had all the necessary amenities. The location was in the heart of Mariposa, right by several restaurants and shops. Carol was a great host - the checkin and checkout were painless and she made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. I hope to visit again sometime soon!
We were grateful to have such a charming and luxurious place to relax after some serious hiking in Yosemite! This is a wonderful apartment to stay in.
When we planned our trip, experiencing Yosemite was paramount. Selecting Carol’s airbnb in Mariposa worked out extremely well as part of the Yosemite experience. Although Mariposa is about 35 miles from the center of Yosemite, the drive there is extraordinary and positive. We ate in Mariposa and found the people at Charles Street Dinner House and Fruit and Nut Company just the friendliest people that we love to meet on vacation. The food at both spots was great.
The suite where we stayed was exceptional. The separate entrance and free parking added to the feeling of having our “own space.” The space is roomy with a large sleeping area adjoined to a living area that includes a TV, desk, a small refrigerator and sink. The bathroom was exceptional with an expansive walk-in shower along with a hot tub. I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony outside the bedroom and the living room and watching the pedestrian and vehicular traffic go by. The vehicular traffic was a minor annoyance early in the morning as the noise of the traffic toward Yosemite picked up.
Although we didn’t meet Carol in person, she was closely in touch by e-mail and let us know that her mother was nearby if we had any issues that required immediate attention.
Carol was a wonderful host who greeted us upon our arrival. She was really helpful with many great advices about Mariposa and Yosemite. She was easily reachable yet she gave us our privacy and we really felt comfortable in her suite. The suite was spacious, very nicely decorated and the balcony especially was great addition with a nice view over the main street. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone! Thanks Carol.
Carol was a charming and gracious host, the suite is beautifully furnished and cosy, the Whirlpool bath was great. I loved the key-less entry and the full length balcony, giving great views of Mariposa.
Mariposa is a interesting town, i enjoyed exploring it's Museum, shops and restaurant's. And it's only an hour away from Yosemite N.P.
Carol was an outstanding host. Communication was clear, concise, and prompt. The Arbor Suite is a lovely place to stay in Mariposa, and was only about an hour from Yosemite. The suite-length porch was a great place to spend an evening or morning. Definitely recommend!
The Arbor Suite was a great launching pad for our explorations of Yosemite. The flat was quite roomy and tastefully furnished. Carol also made it very easy for us with a keyless entry and written restaurant reservations on our arrival.
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I am a dyed in the wool mountain girl. The sierra is my home and will be, hopefully, for eternity. I love a good hike to the top of a mountain and the run back down. I like to travel and like it even more if my dogs are with me. I am a bit of an entrepreneur and have a few businesses always in the planning stages. People tell me I work too hard, but I like the movement. Yoga, Tai Chi and guitar are a part of each day for me, even if I only have a couple of minutes to devote to them. Life is beautiful here!
I have spent the last 15+ years renovating the building that is home to The Arbor Suite and hope you all will enjoy the fruits of my labors! It is a very cozy, comfortable and well appointed destination for a tired traveler wanting some pampering. ;)
Come for a visit!