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GrovelandUnited States of America

Set on the edge of Yosemite National Park, this small town is just a short drive from some of California’s most inspiring landscapes.

Groveland is a popular stopover for visitors embarking on adventure vacations in Yosemite National Park. It’s a modest community at an elevation of about 3,100 feet (955 meters) in the rugged hills of central California. Make Groveland your base when exploring the granite cliffs, lakes, valleys and waterfalls that spread across the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Find a host of amenities, including cafés, general stores, hotels and restaurants on Main Street. Many of the buildings have colorfully decorated façades. Experience the welcoming atmosphere of the Iron Door Saloon, established in 1852 and said to be California’s oldest continually running bar. Learn about the region’s gold-mining history, plants and wildlife at the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.

About a 5-minute drive east from town is Pine Mountain Lake, a private residential neighborhood with public access areas. Play a round of 18 holes at the William F. Bell-designed championship golf course. Go horseback riding at an equestrian center. Camp in the wooded campgrounds, which has hiking trails, horseshoe pits, picnic sites and volleyball courts.

Start your exploration of Yosemite National Park at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Admire panoramic views of the reservoir from the O’Shaughnessy Dam. Trails skirt the reservoir and lead to some of Yosemite’s more remote areas. Enjoy easy walks to Wapama Falls and Lookout Point, a day hike to Rancheria Falls or strenuous hikes to Smith Peak and Poopenaut Valley.

Continue your outdoor adventures by visiting Yosemite Village in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Discover Yosemite’s ethnological and geological history at the Yosemite Museum and Yosemite Visitor Center. Hike to breathtaking natural landmarks such as Glacier Point, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. Take postcard-perfect shots at Tunnel View and relax at thin strips of beach along the Merced River.

Groveland is about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from San Francisco. Public buses travel between the town and Yosemite Village. Travel here by rental car to have the freedom to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Top hotels in Groveland

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
34001 Highway 120, 23 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
The price is £110 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Yosemite Valley and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)

"Great service and friendly people. Provided lots of hand sanitizer and had a good cleaning protocol. Amenities were great, enjoyed the activities they provided."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Yosemite Westgate Lodge
3 out of 5
7633 State Highway 120, Groveland, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Rainbow Pool and within 12 miles (20 km) of Pine Mountain Lake and Mary Laveroni Community Park. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (967 reviews)

"Close to Yosemite NP. No staff entered our room for 3 days. Fresh towels & bathroom needs can be taken from office. RV trailer parking available."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Yosemite Westgate Lodge
Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
33160 Evergreen Rd, 30 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
The price is £79 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy. Yosemite ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"Beautiful, serene, fun for the whole family. Will be coming back"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Groveland

Grandview Cabin - Great For Families With Small Kids, Awesome View & Free Wifi
Grandview Cabin - Great For Families With Small Kids, Awesome View & Free Wifi
19250 Ferretti Rd, Groveland, CA

Situated in Groveland, this cabin is within 2 miles (3 km) of Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, Pine Mountain Lake and Mary Laveroni Community Park. Groveland ...

5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Beautiful views, comfortable, kid-friendly stay

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Grandview cabin."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Grandview Cabin - Great For Families With Small Kids, Awesome View & Free Wifi
Lakefront Luxury at Pine Mountain Lake
Lakefront Luxury at Pine Mountain Lake
20002 Dunn Ct, Groveland, CA

This family-friendly Groveland holiday home is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Pine Mountain Lake and Pine Mountain Lake Marina. Pine Mountain ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Tranquility Base

"There is nothing more to add than what has already been noted in the rave reviews from previous renters regarding the home's amenities, the quality of its craftmanship and the attentiveness of the owner (John) to ensure your stay meets your highest expectations. However, one underlying feature that ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Lakefront Luxury at Pine Mountain Lake
Location! Walk>marina Beach Lakeview Wifi 2dogsok Pooltable Nryosemite
Location! Walk>marina Beach Lakeview Wifi 2dogsok Pooltable Nryosemite
19809 Pine Mountain Drive, 1-466, Groveland, CA

Situated in Groveland, this historic holiday home is steps away from Pine Mountain Lake and Pine Mountain Lake Marina. Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course and Mary ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Fun Weekend Stay

"Great location near Yosemite. The house was very clean & Kitchen was perfect."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Location! Walk>marina Beach Lakeview Wifi 2dogsok Pooltable Nryosemite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Groveland

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Oct 2019

A bit basic. The newer sister lodge looked as you would expect newer and more modern. Personally I would try to go there as it is closer to the park but less wild. That is not to say you could have a very good experience at Grovelsnd

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

14 Oct 2019

Expensive places to eat but decent food. We visited a great little shop to pick up snacks and lunches for our days in Yosemite.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Jul 2019

Everything was just great, we had fantastic time, the only thing of note is food and souvenirs are rather expensive.

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