Friendly, comfortable Inn, great restaurant
Posted Jul 9, 2016
I stayed at the Narrow Gauge Inn during a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. The Inn has a lovely location, surrounded by forest on Hwy 41, a few miles outside Fish Camp and well placed for the Wawona entrance to the park. The rooms are arranged in two rows at different levels on the hillside, but the Inn offers many more touches of character than any regular motel - such as the garage housing a beautifully maintained classic fire truck, and a charming nature trail through the arch entitled "Marty's Garden". If you're a fan of steam railway its worth knowing the Inn offers a voucher for the neighboring Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine railroad.
The room was very comfortable, with a large bed, private shower-room and all the amenities that you'd expect, including a private balcony overlooking the forest. There's plenty of parking, and the area was very quiet at night. The Inn includes an excellent restaurant in hunting-lodge style, which serves a substantial hot breakfast buffet (included in my room rate) each morning, and extremely good modern American cuisine for dinner - it's well worth stopping by for dinner.
I have to say though, that the staff will stand out in my memory for being sincerely friendly and genuine.