About This Listing
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!
Room 1 has beautiful arched windows, a cathedral ceiling with a fan and its own private entrance to its own little patio.
Room 1 features a very comfortable California king bed as well as a twin bed, so it happily sleeps three. We have a comfortable cot we can add to the room for a fourth person. Room 1 has a private entrance and its own little sitting area within the room with two upholstered swivel chairs - perfect for unwinding after a day in Yosemite. The bathroom is huge. It features a large shower, a romantic claw-foot bathtub for two and a private toilet room and two sinks. As one of our guests said, "The bathroom made us feel like princesses!"
Room 1 has a cathedral ceiling with a ceiling fan. There are beautiful arched windows. It is overall a really lovely room, which our guests are consistently delighted with.
Please also look at our Room 2 which is also quite large and features a very comfortable queen size bed, a gas fireplace and a cozy couch. Guests love this room as well. Go to: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/635803
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 and 2015 Trip Advisor rated us the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Mariposa, and awarded us with their Certificate of Excellence.
We warmly invite you to be our guests at One Light,
Theresa and George Catlin
You have access to our beautiful artisan pool and our 70 acres of park-like grounds, with walking trails.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available to answer your questions and enjoy spending time with my guests during check in and especially during breakfast. We spend a lot of time in the Park ourselves and know some great places to go that are not as crowded as the normal tourist sites.
Mariposa has lots of restaurants, two of them exceptional. There is a mining museum and fun shopping. We also have a great health food store. In the summer there is free music every weekend in the outdoor park.
You need your own car when getting around outside Mariposa. But there is a very convenient bus from Mariposa to Yosemite. And, within Yosemite itself, 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.
Room 1's deluxe bathroom boasts a claw foot bathtub for two, a large shower, a private toilet room, and two sinks.
Theresa's lovely B&B made our trip to Yosemite complete! She was extremely welcoming and warm, making us feel like we had a little home away from home close to the park. She has great advice for the ignorant folks like us for making the trip to the park more memorable.
The room is stunning - a California King size bed is a welcome perk for someone tall (6'3) like myself. The bathroom is beautiful and huge.
The pool is great also - a great place to unwind from a packed day in Yosemite with a glass of wine.
Finally, the breakfast in the morning was generous, delicious and healthy, perfect foundation for a hiking day in the park.
Overall we were very happy with our stay and would not hesitate to come back or recommend this place to friends. Thanks Theresa!
We loved our stay at One Light! Anna was a lovely host and really made us feel welcome. The breakfast in the morning was amazing! Plenty of fresh fruit and wholesome ingredients to make your first meal of the day perfect. The only thing I would point out for visibility is that it can get very hot in Mariposa and although the room was not overwhelmingly hot we didn't have control over any air conditioning in the room if we wished to adjust. There was a celling fan in the room which did help to circulate air and provide some relief. I'd recommend this place to anyone travelling to Yosemite National Park as it's reasonable driving distance and Theresa has very kindly prepared an excellent itinerary to plan your trip if you are unsure where to start.
Warm & gracious host...beautiful property with easy access...extremely comfortable room including spacious bathroom with quality soap/shampoo/conditioner along with spare (new) toothbrushes and floss...wonderful delicious breakfast food options served in a lovely setting...all nearby amazing Yosemite National Park...WOW! :-)
Theresa is an amazing host with very high standards, everything was perfectly organized!
The room and bathroom are gorgeous and so is the location.
Theresa was so friendly and full of good advice. Breakfast was delicious!!
We would love to come back, thank you so much x
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Theresa's One Light B & B. It was the perfect respite after some long hiking days in Yosemite. The few miles drive from town was worth it as we entered her beautiful and peaceful property. Theresa had a delicious hot breakfast each morning with many choices, including fresh organic strawberries from her garden! Gluten-free and dairy-free options were available which was appreciated. She had great suggestions on how to fill our day at Yosemite - things we may not have chosen otherwise and which turned out to be highlights of our trip! There is also a spectacular custom pool in the back yard. She sent us off on our last morning with a basket of her fresh strawberries for our road trip.
Sabíamos que nuestra estancia en Mariposa como puerta de acceso a Yosemite iba a ser maravillosa pero Theresa hizo que superara todas nuestras expectativas. One Light es maravilloso, completamente equipado y con muy buen gusto. Los desayunos son increíbles, saludables con frutas orgánicas cultivadas por Theresa. Pero la estadía en One Light tiene un plus, y ese plus se llama Theresa: Su calidez y su disposición para que los huéspedes se sientan como en su casa para nosotros no tiene igual. Sentimos que se ha generado un vínculo mucho mas profundo que el de anfitrión y huésped. Recomendamos fuertemente One Light para todos los que quieran una estancia inolvidable en su visita a Yosemite.
Mauricio y Alicia
Theresa was very helpful. Our checkin time jumped around due to some issues on our end and Theresa was very understanding, even offering to extend our time given we checked in so late. The property was beautiful and relaxing and her staff was extremely helpful as well.
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About the Host, Theresa
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.