The Groveland Hotel

The Groveland Hotel: Front View of The Groveland Hotel
The Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park is a pet-friendly historic inn from 1849 with 17 guest rooms, breakfast included. The Cellar Door Restaurant is casual fine dining, with full bar & Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list.

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Surrounding Area

Yosemite National Park

Between our front door and Yosemite's gates, experience world-class river rafting on the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River, hike and bike hundreds of miles of trails in the Stanislaus National Forest, cast a line in a multitude of rivers and streams, sled with some silly friends, cross-country ski and snow-shoe.

Bird watching and wildlife spotting is a local pastime. We boast great gray owl and black bear habitat and a whole lot of other wildlife.

Visit our local wildlife experts at Mountain Sage for an insider’s scoop.

More activities such as horseback riding, golfing and tennis are a stone’s throw away at Pine Mountain Lake.

Cultural adventures not to be missed include the Strawberry Music Festival held yearly on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, wine tasting in Murphys, antique shoppingin Jamestown and Sonora and attending year-round theatre productions in Sonora.

Stop in for directions and stay for the experience.


Yosemite Lodging Accommodations at the Groveland Hotel

Savor a lazy morning in the most luxurious featherbed you'll never want to get out of, snuggle into one of our cozy bathrobes, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on our veranda and permit a staff member to indulge your every request. Our blend of gracious Southern hospitality, Victorian-style rooms and 21st century technology provide free hi-speed/wireless internet access, telephone/voice mail, down comforters, European antiques, a coffee grinder and brewer, an iPod station and alarm clock. Of course, all of our Yosemite accommodations have private baths. Room rates vary from $145 to $349 for double occupancy (varies by season). Charges for additional guests in designated rooms are $15 for children under 12 and $25 for adults. Included in our Yosemite accommodations is a morning feast we nicknamed our Innkeeper's Breakfast. It features a variety of freshly baked goods, egg dishes, breads, cereals, yogurt, freshly brewed coffee and tea, juices and fresh seasonal fruits. You may also squeeze your own fresh OJ. Relish your adventure and leave the details to us. We are pet friendly and include a granny blanket and food/water dish for $20 per pet per night. Contact our Yosemite hotel now to book the best dates for your special vacation.

Enjoy Seasonal dining in our Courtyard Patio area also know for our great summer events of live entertainment "The Courtyard Cabaret"


We have 17 Victorian guest rooms, three of which are suites complete with fireplace and spa tub. Each room has been carefully decorated and includes fine European antiques.


The Cellar Door Restaurant

Savor incredible California-fresh cuisine, select from locally brewed beers and hundreds of wine labels and delight in a delectable dessert while reliving your Yosemite National Park adventure. Our menu choices include crisp salads, fresh fish, pasta, melt-in-your-mouth steaks and daily specials, all created with fresh seasonal ingredients.

During the summer months, we suggest you make reservations in our Cellar Door restaurant or patio courtyard. Our little town has only a few full-service restaurants, and seats fill up quickly. We want to ensure you are well fed for your Sierra adventures.

Our Menus (vary seasonally):

Services Offered

Spa Services

Heal your mind, body and spirit with our rejuvenating, in-house massage services. We offer a variety of experiences in the privacy of your room (space allowing) or in our private conference room, with the healing properties of different massage modalities, including:
- Reflexology
- Pre-natal
- Deep tissue, including removal of scar tissue
- Swedish
- Reiki

Choose from a basic one-hour massage, or indulge in one of our luxurious packages:

One-hour massage, $125

Two-hour massage, $200

Single massage package: Includes a one-hour massage for one person, 2 chocolate-covered strawberries, and 1 glass of champagne, $150

Couples massage package: Includes 2 one-hour massages, 4 chocolate-covered strawberries, and 2 glasses of champagne, $250

Please note that reservations should be made in advance. Last minute appointments are subject to availability. Gratuities are left to the discretion of individual guests. Cancellations, if necessary, must be at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid being charged the full value of your treatment.


Yosemite National Park

Policies & Restrictions


Rates: $145 to $349. Room and Suite rates are based on double occupancy and include an Innkeeper's Breakfast buffet, served at The Groveland Hotel. Additional charges include $15.00 per night for children 2 to 11 years, $25.00 for children 12 years and older. 10% Occupancy Room Tax and $4.50 per night energy surcharge apply.

Check-In time is 2:00 pm. Check-Out time is 12:00 noon. If you wish to keep your room beyond this time, please call the Guest Services Desk for a possible extension for storage of your luggage.

Children and Infants: There is a $15.00 charge per child under 12 years of age. We offer cribs at no additional cost. No children under the age of 3 are allowed at Sugar Pine Ranch.

Pets: We love pets, so yours are welcome at The Groveland Hotel. We charge a fee of $20.00 per animal per night. For your pet’s use, we provide a bowl, bedding and a toy. No pets are allowed at the Sugar Pine Ranch.

Smoking: Smoking is permitted outside only (not in any guest rooms or inside the buildings) at The Groveland Hotel. A $250.00 cleaning fee will be charged for violation of this policy. Sugar Pine Ranch does not permit smoking anywhere on property.

Payment Guarantee: Rooms must be guaranteed by credit card for a minimum of one night. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, Traveler’s checks and cash.

Online Availability and Reservations: A secure, encrypted server is ready to take your reservation. Online requests will be confirmed via email within 24 hours.

Cancellation Policy: A $25.00 processing fee applies on all reservations up to 6:00 pm, 48 hours prior to the reservation arrival, unless rescheduled at the time of cancellation ' one time only. Full rate is charged with less than a 48-hour notice unless the room is re-booked. If re-booked, a $25.00 processing fee still applies.

Rates & Availability

Room rates vary from $145 to $349 for double occupancy (varies by season).



All public roads into Yosemite Valley are open year-round. Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120 East between Crane Flat & Hwy 395 near Mono Lake) typically closes from mid-October to late May, although those dates vary.

Although Groveland occasionally receives trace amounts of snow, points east can experience heavy snowfalls. It is advisable to carry chains in your vehicle.

We offer free parking behind our hotel.


From San Francisco and the Bay Area

Head east on Interstate 580 through Livermore. Near Tracy, merge on to I-205 East. Stay on I-205 until I-5 North, following the signs for Yosemite. Take I-5 North for a very short distance. Take the first exit, Hwy 120 East toward Yosemite. Remain on Hwy 120 East through Manteca, Escalon and Oakdale. Following the signs to Yosemite's Northern Entrance, turn RIGHT at Yosemite Junction and pass through Chinese Camp, up the unforgettable Priest Grade and through Big Oak Flat. Groveland is just after Big Oak Flat, and the Groveland Hotel can be found on the right-hand side of the road, just past the Iron Door Saloon.


From Sacramento

Take Hwy 99 South to Manteca . Exit onto Hwy 120 East in Manteca and follow signs to Yosemite . Remain on Hwy 120 East through Manteca, Escalon and Oakdale. Following signs to Yosemite's Northern Entrance, turn RIGHT at Yosemite Junction and pass through Chinese Camp, up the unforgettable Priest Grade and through Big Oak Flat. Groveland is just after Big Oak Flat, and the Groveland Hotel can be found on the right-hand side of the road, just past the Iron Door Saloon.


The most direct route is to take Hwy 99 north to 120 east in Manteca and follow the signs to Yosemite (see above). Another option is to take Hwy 99 to Fresno, and then take Hwy 41 through Yosemite Valley for a more scenic drive. Please do not take Hwy 49 from the south! Most GPS programs tell you to take this extremely winding mountain road that connects Mariposa with Sonora, but if you do, you will be sorry (and probably car sick)!


From Yosemite Valley

Follow the signs to San Francisco as you leave the park on Hwy 120. Groveland is 23 miles from Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance/exit. The Groveland Hotel can be found on the left-hand side of the road. Turn left onto Back Street just prior to the Iron Door Saloon.

From Mono Lake and Eastern Sierra

Follow Hwy 120 West. This spectacular route climbs Tioga Pass at 9941 feet, and winds past Tenaya Lake, spectacular granite formations with some of the world's finest sport climbing routes and unforgettable views of Half Dome from the Olmsted Point turnout. At Crane Flat, turn Right/West, following the signs to San Francisco. There is a service station at this intersection. Groveland is 23 miles from the Big Oak Flat entrance/exit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This season route is usually open from Memorial Day weekend through October.


We offer free shuttle service to/from the Pine Mountain Lake Airport, simply give us a call.

Discounts Offered

Visit our website for specials and packages. In the winter season, (October 15 - April 15) we offer a discount to AAA members.

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