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Our History

Owner Mary Foster Welcomes You To The Historic Mariposa Hotel Inn!

Hi, I am Mary Foster, owner of this six-room historic Yosemite area hotel. I love this business, and I thoroughly enjoy my guests who arrive from California, all over the US, and from many foreign countries.

The Mariposa Hotel-Inn is located in downtown Mariposa only a short 32 miles from Yosemite National Park. Mariposa is a quaint old-fashioned town with a population of about 2,000 and sits in a picturesque valley at 2,000 feet elevation.

The site where the Hotel-Inn now sits was originally built as a hotel and bar in the 1850’s at the peak of the California Gold Rush. Mariposa is the beginning of the world famous “Mother Lode” where gold is still being found.

Around 1899, a fire destroyed much of downtown Mariposa. Our current 3-story building was built in 1901 by W.B. Stolder and has a colorful history. It was used as a hotel, bar, variety store, and various other businesses.

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Downtown Mariposa in the 1940s, Mariposa Hotel Inn's location, the 1901 Stolder building can be seen on the right.


My goal is and always has been to make our guests feel like they are at home and at a place where they can rest, maybe meet new friends on the deck, and enjoy historic Mariposa and Yosemite.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mary Foster

The Mariposa Hotel Inn's Location, the Stolder building, clearly seen in this early photo of downtown Mariposa

The Mariposa Hotel Inn's Location, the Stolder building, clearly seen in this early photo of downtown Mariposa



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Mariposa Hotel Inn has all the convenience and privacy of a hotel with
the friendly service and charm of a bed and breakfast inn.
If you are a bit late making reservations for Yosemite hotel rooms this season give us a call anyway.
We sometimes have last minute cancelations or we can give you tips how to find a
hotel room when visiting Yosemite National Park.

Cancelation Policy:
We require 3 days advance notice in order to cancel a reservation for any reason.

Late cancelations will result in one night charge. No refunds will be issued for early departures.
As a small family owned inn, we are greatly impacted by late cancellations and no-shows.
Please understand we must strictly enforce our policies.  By placing a reservation you are agreeing to these policies.

It is our pleasure to provide you with a home away from home when visiting
Yosemite National Park.

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