Welcome to Garden Gate!

Bed & Breakfast
in Cozy cottage at old town Merced, CA


The Cottage

The Cottage, perfect for two adults, is located in the rear of our garden courtyard and affords guests total privacy. French doors lead into the restful living space with views of the Courtyard. Your room is complete with a Queen bed, dining table and chairs, and two large comfortable chairs. You will find the spacious cottage relaxing and very comfortable. It is no wonder why so many consider it a top destination for cottage vacations in Merced, CA.



  • David

    Had a great stay with Gloria. Recommended for those traveling from afar to Yosemite and in search of a hardy breakfast before a long day of hiking

  • Sander

    Great place, with a nice peaceful garden, and amazing breakfast. Gloria is a nice host and the communication is fast. We had a great stay!

    Air Bnb
  • Judy

    This is such a fun place to stay. Gloria has gone out of the way to make her guests feel comfortable. Lots of nice extra touches like shower gel, soft towels and choices of teas. This little guest house is clean and sweet. The yard is amazing and it’s convenient to a lot of areas in Merced. The bathroom is so cute with its sliding door and step up entry and to the shower level. We would really have loved to be able to stay longer.

  • Magdalena

    Gloria is such a wonderful and thoughtful host. Her place is clean and in a great location. She had lots of recommendations and is very knowledgeable about the area. The homemade breakfast she made for us was absolutely delicious. You can tell Gloria loves what she does and it definitely reflects in her hospitality. Would definitely recommend staying at her place.

    Air Bnb
  • Mau

    Gloria’s place was amazing! Loved every detail in the room and the garden was beautiful. Everything was clean and well thought of! She even made us a wonderful breakfast that my bf and I enjoyed very much. The place is fairly close to Yosemite so this is perfect if you guys are looking for a place to stay. Will definitely be back!

  • Mary

    We spent a long weekend in Merced to celebrate a reunion of Mary’s class of ’59. We stayed at the Garden Gate B&B. Lovely garden, good breakfast, and charming landlady. We were able to entertain a few classmates in the quiet garden before the noise and bustle of the reunion dinner. We often try to secure a base camp when we travel — even for just a few days. And sometimes you really get lucky and find a situation like the Garden Gate and Gloria. We may go back without any excuse except to enjoy the garden and the warm hospitality over breakfast.

  • Ryan

    Gloria is a honest and humbling woman who loves what she is doing as a host. She really makes you feel at home and cares about the individuals staying with her. Everything about the stay has been thought out by Gloria and her property is beautiful. She maintains a wonderful garden and hot tub that you can unwind in. The travel to Yosemite from her property is very easy to do. Make sure to research the bus travels for Yosemite from Merced or even ask Gloria! Highly recommend and I’ll be staying with her when I’m in town. Can’t wait for more talking over coffee!

  • Kelli

    Gloria was so helpful and friendly! It is clear that she puts a lot of work into taking care of her sweet little guesthouse. Her garden is lovely. We didn’t get to take her up on her breakfast, but if it comes with half the attention and throughfulness of the rest of the stay, I’m sure it would be delicious! Next time we’re in the area, we’ll stay here again!

  • Sheila

    Do NOT look further, as you could not find a more perfect place to stay. Attention has been paid to every detail; including total privacy, cleanliness, lovely gardens (which we enjoyed our morning coffee in), comfy bed, spacious bath and last, but certainly not least, by far the BEST full breakfast we have ever had in a B&B. To top it off, Gloria could not have been more gracious.

  • Danny

    Aside from an extremely cute and comfy cottage, something should also be said for Gloria’s amazing gardening skills. You feel like you’re in a sanctuary as soon as you step into the backyard. It is extremely peaceful and just what we needed before our trip into Yosemite. Would highly recommend to anyone, it’s a true gem in Merced. Thank you Gloria 🙂