We recently spent two nights at Serenity Gardens B&B in Merced. We'd had trouble booking last minute lodging at Yosemite, and since this was just an hour away, we "settled" for it, figuring we'd just get an early start the next morning. Well, it turned out to be a treasure, for us and for our 10-year old son. We enjoyed the private jacuzzi bath, slept well and woke up to coffee and hot chocolate delivered at our door. An hour later, downstairs, we were served a beautiful breakfast of pancakes, fresh eggs gathered from the chickens that morning, frenchpressed hot coffee, fruit, yoghurt and more. Our son played with the friendly dogs, explored the garden and fed the chickens while we prepared for the day. We left most of our stuff in our room, spent a full day hiking in Yosemite, and, exhausted on the drive back, looked forward to our cozy room (and the jacuzzi!). Hosts Jackie and Jerry were charming; we enjoyed talking with them, but I also got the feeling we could have had more space if we'd wanted it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serenity Gardens Bed and Breakfast provides affordable lodging in a serene country setting. It is located in Merced, California, the Gateway to Yosemite. A complete breakfast is included in the room rate. All rooms have private baths and access to beautiful gardens. Only Tranquility Cottage has a kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator. Access to the private hot tub is available only to couples staying in the cottage. ... more less