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... Last place to hit up was Groveland. A slice of in-the-sticks one-horse-town Americana. We set up in a park just off the main (see:only) road and had our last meal. I also took the hit and had a 'shower' in the public toilet sink. Stay classy San Diego. In the evening we headed to the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest saloon in California (est.1852) for karoake night. Apparently it is the only night the place is busy. It was a lot bigger than I thought too, and the karaoke was ...
... for few breakfast items, some wine and beer, and a couple of redbox purchases. I was not aware of the movie purchases until we got into the car. “What did you guys get?”, I asked. “The Last Exorcism”. Excellent. “It’s PG-13!” Mmmm-hmmm.
Along our drive through the desert, rimmed by mountains, we saw some writing on a hillside. “What’s that?”, I thought. As we got closer, I realized that ...
... the pool but, of course, it was far from secluded.
Probably the high point of the day, though, was a swim in the icy waters of the Merced River at Cathedral Beach, right under El Capitan and close enough to see some lunatic climbers on the vertical face. A great time was had by all, swimming in their underwear (we weren't exactly prepared for a swim) although Daddy maintained a ...
... people might find that a little scary.” $*%# yeah, a little scary – how exactly are you supposed to know if it’s a friendly little “push” or an angry maul when a bear is running at you!? Luckily, like in all of our encounters with danger so far, we escaped unscathed and with some great pics.
A quick word about our lodging for the past 3 nights: We stayed in Curry Village tent cabins (mainly because it’s nearly impossible to get an ...
... with no car and a toddler. Oh yeah and I had no cash either so I had to sort that out as well. Step 1 get 4 of the rollup eco shopping bags full of laundry balanced on the handle bars of the trusty old Chariot (Zach’s bike trailer). Step 2 convince Zach that going to laundromat with mummy was going to be fun…I told him he could put the coins in all the machines..sold! Step 3 ride bike towing Zach and all the bags of laundry to the Laundromat without losing anything ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Charlotte Groveland
Unpretentious, 5 star cuisine & European style
A little bit of European B&B style right outside Yosemite! Love it! The common spaces: upstairs porch overlooking Main Street, and the 'family room', complete with computer, piano & comfy furniture, are great for getting that homey feeling away from home and meeting some people you wouldn't meet at impersonal hotels & motels. And the food! I'm still thinking about Victor's special dinner dishes, as well as the morning pancakes!
Lots to do nearby. I'll be back for a raft trip!
The hotel is casual and comfortable, and located within walking distance of several restaurant, although all close early. They also offer free internet access and a tv room full of games and puzzles. There is a second story front porch facing on to the street, but it was furnished with old outdoor furniture and benches, and littered with full ashtrays, so it wasn't very inviting. Our room was extremly small, but sunny. It was decorated with antiques, and the sheets were nice. Our bathroom was fairly sizeable but the door to it didn't shut all the way, and it was not very clean. Breakfast, which includes cereal, bread for toasting, juice, coffee and pancakes (which were not fully cooked during our stay), is fair. The staff, though generally available, seemed uninterested in dealing with guests.
What a gem
The Hotel Charolette is a gem. The 3 of us women, part of the "Extravaganzas", shared a comfortable room downstairs.
It was a great respite before and after our full day off rafting the Tuolumne River. My favorite part, besides the humor and good care we received from owner Lynn, was sitting upstairs on the veranda, sipping a beverage and watching the world go by. I can't wait to visit again and don a straw hat for an evening in Groveland.
Crab Cakes & Bob
In May 2004, our daughter married a local, and my wife and I and another family member, spent 5 days, at "The Charlotte." The hosts, Lynn & Victor let us into their lives, and even awarded me the prized position of honorary quadruped. The call him "Bob, the Hotel Dog, but he and I both know that he is human. He and I kissed each morning, and discussed the previous day's activities. Lynn, Victor, are consummate hosts; they let you, the guest, define the relationship. They (including Bob) are never intrusive, but answer your every need. Victor is an excellent chef. With som reservation, I ordered Crab Cakes one evening. In wandering the globe, I have never eaten finer Crab Cakes. The best hotel experience of my 74 years.
The Hotel Charlotte is the friendliest place we have ever stayed.
Dinner rated up there with the finest French Chefs. I had the blackend salmon with cucumber salsa and it was out of this world! My wife had a delicious veal imperial. Our room was small, but warm and bright, just right. Our bathroom on the other hand was very large. Highly recommend.
The Hotel Charlotte was a terrific find on our way to Yosemite. Much cheaper than the Groveland hotel, the Charlotte has clean, comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast included in the rate. The restaurant is out of this world!
This was our 2nd time at the Hotel Charlotte in 5 years. The hotel is under new management, and it looks and feels like a new place. The management is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the restaurant next to it is terrific. It's a great buy for the money! D & D
A small hotel managed by owner, the Charlotte has very small rooms and is not well maintained. The continental breakfast is good, though. The bathtubs may have a charming old-fashioned look but they're not convenient for seniors.
Cute and Convenient
The hotel Charlotte broke our trip up nicely when we were going to Yosemite. We got to Groveland at noon, then spent the rest of the day in Groveland, and got into Yosemite the next morning by 8:00 after a quick breakfast at the hotel. Rooms are simple and clean. Ruth was very pleasant.