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Narrow Gauge Inn
Fish Camp, California

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Narrow Gauge Inn at the Southern Gateway to Yosemite National Park

A warmly appointed hotel, the Narrow Gauge Inn is a comfortable home away from home and an excellent base for all your Yosemite adventures.  Immerse yourself in nature as you explore our abundant gardens, relax by our pool to the sounds of a waterfall or search the stars while soaking in our bubbling hot tub. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife as raccoons, bears, squirrels and numerous birds all call this area home. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to serve you. We welcome questions regarding nearby activities and are happy to suggest ways to spend your time while in the area.

Our 26 nonsmoking rooms offer majestic mountain views, private decks and an atmosphere of true relaxation.

"If you want to stay in a place that celebrates the mountain atmosphere, book a room at this very friendly inn."
- Frommer's Travel Guide

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Indulge your appetite in our seasonal restaurant which offers fine dining in a lodge atmosphere highlighted by stone fireplaces, antique oil lamps and works of stained glass.

Restaurant & Buffalo Bar

"Excellent food coupled with knockout views make the dining experience at the Narrow Gauge Inn one of the finest in the Yosemite region."
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Open Mid-April Thru Mid-October

"The setting among the pines and oaks is beautiful and the location makes this an ideal spot for a comfortable stay close to all the region's activities."
- Gateways to the Park, Complete Guide to Yosemite.

Area Attractions:

  • Yosemite Valley: Revel at the view of El Capitan, one of the largest blocks of exposed granite in existence and 8,842 foot tall Half Dome which looks as if it has been chopped in half with an ax. Many impressive waterfalls and an alpine wilderness are ready to be discovered. Forty miles. Time to the South Gate is approximately 10 minutes.
  • Glacier Point: Some of the most majestic and panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada range are seen from this spectacular vantage point. Forty four miles.
  • Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia:You will feel like a Lilliputian as you stroll among some of the worlds largest living things. The impressive Grizzly Giant is estimated to be 2,700 years old. Six miles.
  • Golfing: The nine hole Wawona Golf Course was designed in 1918 by famed architect Walter Fovargue and offers a Par 35 course surrounded by evergreen meadows. Eight miles. The eighteen hole Sierra Meadow golf course is located in Oakhurst. Fifteen miles.
  • Horseback Riding: Available year around! Enjoy an hour or two riding through trees, past lush meadows, and along meadering streams. Back country back trips, wagon rides, winter trail rides and sleigh rides are available. Five miles
  • Narrow Gauge Railroad: A steam train excursion through Lewis Creek Canyon featuring all the sights and sounds of an historic mountain railroad. Museum, Moonlight specials and Gold Panning. A short walk.
  • Corlieu Falls Trail: A roaring Lewis Creek cascaded over giant granite boulders forming deep blue swimming holes. A wonderful hike. Five miles.
  • Bass Lake: A picturesque high mountain lake with boating, skiing, fishing and swimming. A wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon. Twelve miles.
  • Fishing: Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout can be taken in nearby streams and lakes. The Merced River and Bass Lake offer exceptional catches. Five miles.
  • Mountain Bike and Motorcycle Trails: Ride your mountain bike through Willow Creek, Goat Mountain, or the Nelder Grove. The Miami Motorcycle Trails are also nearby. Five miles.
  • Old Town Mariposa: A historic gold rush town and main street for antique hunting, strolling or sightseeing. Twenty one miles.
  • River Rafting: An adventure of a life time awaits you on the Merced river as it tumbles and twists from the Yosemite Vally, one day and two day trips are available.

There are too many activities to list them all but if you enjoy river rafting, rock climbing, picnicking, gold panning, or just plain exploring, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are anxious to help you plan your stay with us.


  • The Narrow Gauge Inn provides that magical backdrop for your special day. Nestled in the woods, we offer several locations for your ceremony for an intimate ceremony of 12 or up to 80 guests.
  • The most memorable day of your life should be fun, free of responsibility and deeply romantic. Let our warm and charming atmosphere, spectacular mountain scenery, fabulous food and professional staff create the memory of your lifetime.

Meetings and Reunions

  • The Narrow Gauge Inn is a unique setting for your function of all sizes. With many locations at your disposal we are able to accommodate your group in style and comfort.
  • Our dining room can be transformed into separate meeting rooms for privacy and has wireless internet access. The outdoor patio area is an ideal setting for small family get togethers. Our chef will prepare a custom menu to accommodate your needs and budget, and our trained staff is ready to fulfill your requirements for a successful event.

Rates & Policies

  • Rates: $78 - $248
    All rates are for 2 people in the room. Additional persons over the age of 6 is an extra $10. each, per night, plus tax. All rooms are nonsmoking and have a private shower, bath, TV, telephone, coffee maker and include a continental breakfast.
  • We accept pets in certain rooms for an additional $25, plus tax, per pet, per stay fee. We require 1 night's prepayment on all reservations and have a 96 hour cancellation policy and a $10.00 cancellation or change fee. The Narrow Gauge Inn accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover Card. Madera County tax rate is 9%.
  • We have a 2 night weekend minimum between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, as well as other holiday and conference periods. Add $20 per night in the summer months between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.

Your visit to the Narrow Gauge Inn will surely create wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Narrow Gauge Inn
48571 Hwy 41
Fish Camp, California 93623

Fax: 559-683-2139
Email:  ngi@sti.net
Homepage: www.narrowgaugeinn.com
General Mgr: Marlo Burghardt

  Hits Since 2/21/07

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