Welcome to One Light. We are a gracious, country B&B located near two Yosemite National Park entrances. Our rooms are spacious and beautiful, our artisan pool inviting and our breakfast delicious. Many guests wish they had booked another night!
The room is spacious and the queen size bed very comfortable. A gas fireplace and a couch make the room really welcoming. The couch has particularly good reading lights.
Room 2 is spacious and has a very comfortable queen size bed, a down-filled sofa with great reading lights, and a gas fireplace. It is a peaceful haven located in the back to our house, facing the black oak trees, native grasses and granite rock outcroppings. You have your own private entrance and a large, pleasing bathroom with plenty of natural light. Everyone loves this room!
We do have a beautiful second room listed with Airbnb as well - our "Room 1." It boasts a king size bed and a single bed, sleeping three. We can add a cot for a fourth person. Please check out Room 1's listing here:
Our Continental Breakfast consistently delights our guests. We offer organic food whenever possible. We serve fresh fruit (berries when in season), granola, muesli, hot and cold cereals, yogurts, organic milk and milk substitutes, fresh nuts, and lots of delicious jams. The honey is from a Mariposa beekeeper. Our coffee is locally roasted, fair trade and delicious. We have many herbal and regular teas to choose from.
Our B&B is located between two of the Yosemite's main entrances - the Arch Rock Entrance which goes right to the Yosemite Valley, and the South Entrance, which is at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. It is an hour to each of these entrances. We know an hour's drive may sound far, but it is hard to get much closer to Yosemite without staying in the Park itself. One Light is right on Highway 49 South; no back roads or confusing directions! We are only 10 minutes (7.3 miles) from the charming old gold rush town of Mariposa, with its good restaurants, locally brewed beer and inviting shops. We highlight our favorite places in the binder you will find in your room. On summer weekends in Mariposa there is live music, performed outdoors.
Why stay at One Light B&B?
* Lovely, spacious rooms
* Your own private entrance; you don't need to walk through the house
* Comfortable, private sitting area in your private room
* Free wireless internet access
* Appealing, large bathroom
* All natural bedding: 100% cotton sheets; pure cotton and wool blankets and duvets. Natural bath products.
* Delicious, plentiful continental breakfast featuring organic food
* 70 acres of park-like land with walking trails
* A unique swimming pool in a beautiful setting
* Conveniently located - only an hour to Yosemite's South and West entrances
* One Light is energy conscious and active, meeting all of our electrical needs with the solar panels we installed in 2012. We earned Trip Advisor's coveted "Green Leader Badge" in recognition of our commitment to care for our precious California environment.
* Children are welcome!
We opened in July 2012. In 2014 Trip Advisor rated us the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Mariposa, and awarded us with their Certificate of Excellence. We still hold these distinctions.
We warmly invite you to be our guests at One Light,
You have access to the beautiful pool and the 70 acres of parklike grounds.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available to answer your questions, but especially spend time with our guests during check-in and breakfast. We love to help you plan your days in Yosemite, which we know well. We offer some great places to go that are off the beaten track.
Great restaurants and shopping in Mariposa. But, mainly that we live near one of the most extraordinary place in the world - Yosemite!
You do need a car in Mariposa, but there is public transportation from Mariposa to Yosemite and once in the Park, there is a free shuttle.
Other Things to Note
We reserve the right to cancel reservations up to 60 days before your arrival.
To maintain the quality of the space, and because some guests are allergic, we ask that you do not bring pets. Smoking is not allowed in the room. Thank you.
What can we say about Theresa and One Light?There are nearly no words to describe.
Already after booking, Theresa was most helpful, responded quickly and gave us some great tips for our routeplanning after our stay in Mariposa.
We stayed at one light for four nights, in this time we experienced so much generosity and kindness from the host that it was almost overwhelming.
Theresa really made us feel at home, beeing natural, authentic and kind.
Just by quiet observing she would know anybodies favourites at the breakfast table and she would prepare for that.
We were travelling with two small kids, and being a grandmother herself she had not just prepared everything neatly and well thought through (extra sheets for the baby, some toys in the dining area and in the bathtub), but she also showed patience and was understanding that there would be some noise around us and that things would take more time.
For any smaller or bigger problems that would occur she had a solution.
Theresa had great tips for trips to Yosemite, even some that were children friendly and she had some great tips for how to prepare for a nice journey (order take away sandwiches, which were great; have some spare warm jackets for unprepared tourists,...)
While we stayed at one light, we met three other couples throughout our stay, and Theresa would take her time for everyone, just to chat or helping them to plan the day, and she was equally observant.
The rooms at One Light are actually even nicer and lighter than shown on the pictures and the property itself was a wild beauty.
Breakfast was great with lots of choices, organic produce and fresh fruit. There would be something for everyone.
If we could we would love to stay at One Light and with Theresa again!
Best experience ever! The place is even better than the pictures, and Theresa and Ana really make the difference with their kindness and great tip about Yosemite and Mariposa. I strongly recommend it to my friends and to all of you.
In portuguese: Para meus conterrâneos, recomendo muito, quando forem à Califórnia, passaram em Yosemite. E o One Light é uma excelente opção e uma ótima experiência, eu recomendaria para meus amigos e certamente voltaria lá.
I could sum up our stay at One Light in one word: fabulous. The room was cozy and nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. We had a lovely view of the property and the wildflowers in bloom. Serene and just what we needed for our stay in the foothills.
Theresa is warm and welcoming. She's a natural B&B host, providing us ideas on how to spend our time in Mariposa. Again... lovely. We hope to return soon!
The best B&B near Yosemite! Theresa went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. The room was spacious, clean, and cozy. When we saw the room it immediately put us in a good mood because it was just so lovely! Theresa was knowledgeable about Yosemite and the restaurant scene in nearby towns, and helped us with everything we needed.
It was really the details that made this stay amazing, though, and in no particular order, some of my favorite things:
1. The bed had the fluffiest, warmest down comforter I have ever felt. It was like wrapping myself in a cloud.
2. There is excellent bird watching from the breakfast table in the mornings.
3. The cozy gas fireplace in our room
4. Theresa has teacups and saucers for tea instead of just mugs. She put out both mugs and teacups on the first morning and my friend and I both chose the teacups (because we like to feel fancy). We didn't make any comment to her about them, but on the second morning she remembered and only put out the teacups for us. This was just one example of Theresa paying attention to what her guests want without them having to ask. (also there is coffee too, if that's your jam)
5. The property is beautiful and quiet. It's far enough away from town that the stars were glittering like that Rihanna song about diamonds.
Needless to say we loved our stay and truly enjoyed meeting Theresa.
The house and surrounding 75 acres were serene and peaceful. Our hostess Anna was very gracious and easy to talk to. We very much enjoyed our stay!
We had a wonderful time at One Light. The property was so tranquil yet well-located for access to Yosemite. The continental breakfast was substantial and had plenty of healthy options which we appreciated. Everything was as described, and Anna was a fabulous host - it was like staying with friends we'd known for years! Theresa was extremely helpful prior to our visit, providing lots of great tips for lesser-known sights around the area, and we did some amazing hikes based on her recommendations. The swimming pool was also a highlight, so make sure you take advantage, it's glorious.
Everything about our stay at One Light was perfect. Beautiful room. Tranquil setting. Gorgeous pool. Lovely hosts. We really enjoyed relaxing with the oak trees, the squirrels, wild turkeys, even the woodpeckers.
A special thanks Anna and Princess for making us feel so at home.
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I live in Mariposa, CA, a small, warm community, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills near magnificent Yosemite National Park. I'm an avid organic gardener, and it's important to me to serve the same food to our guests at One Light that we enjoy - organic, fresh and local whenever possible.
Connecting with people brings me a lot of joy, and, though running a B&B is a relatively new occupation (One Light opened in July 2012), I find it's something that comes quite naturally.
I have used airbnb myself and have had great experiences.
Within the last few years I have traveled to England, Scotland, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Israel. And I have hosted guests here at One Light from all over the US, and the world, including Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Germany, France, Australia, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Israel, Russia, China and India.
I teach yoga at a beautiful studio just down the road. Visitors are always welcome to the classes at Dragonfly Yoga Studio.
Connecting with others and providing a place of rest and beauty gives me great joy, and fulfills another goal: truly celebrating our humanity.