The Narrow Gauge Inn is located just 4 miles from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park. We are 6 miles from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, 10 miles from the historic Wawona area of the Park and about 35 miles to Yosemite Valley. We are a short, 3 minute walk to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and a half hour drive to Bass Lake.
Please do not use Map Quest for directions. Despite repeated requests they still list the incorrect directions to reach us. If coming from the East side of the Sierra, please be aware that Hwy 120 is closed during winter and spring due to it's extreme elevation. You may check >here or call 800-427-7623 for current road conditions.
From Southern California:
Take the 5 Freeway North to the 99 Freeway North to Hwy 41 towards Yosemite. You will drive through the town of Oakhurst which we are 12 miles north of. The Narrow Gauge Inn is on the right side of the road immediately past the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.From
Leave from the southern entrance (Highway 41). We are 4 miles from the ranger gate on the left side of the road. As we are on a curve, it may be a bit difficult to find us. Look for a school bus sign and begin to slow. Shortly you will see a blue sign with a telephone on it and then a sign for the Railroad. Our driveway is immediately across from the railroad sign.
Take Highway 49 south until it ends at the intersection of Highway 41 in the town of Oakhurst and turn left. We are 12 miles up the road on the right hand side immediately past the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.
From the San Francisco Area:
Take Highway 132 or Highway 120 to Highway 99 South. Take Highway 99 to Highway 140 towards Mariposa. As soon as you enter the town of Mariposa, you will take a hard right turn onto Highway 49 south. Follow Highway 49 south until it ends at the intersection of Highway 41 in the town of Oakhurst and turn left. We are 12 miles up the road on the right hand side immediately past the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.