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... views of the rushing river making its way between the two sets of falls on our way up. Once again, I was exhausted when we arrived at the top of Nevada Falls after several sets of switchbacks, but we were handsomely rewarded. The view from the top of Nevada Falls was worth all of the uphill climbing and aching legs. You could see all the way down into the valley with views of many peaks and smaller waterfalls. We slowly made our way down the John ...
... campground instead.
We had another full day in town, so we just relaxed at the campground. I got up early and went into town to get some coffee and groceries. I love spending time with the family, but it’s always nice to wake up before them and explore a little on my own. We swam a little, Dean played catch with some other kids there, we hiked a really cool nature trail around the campground, and ...
... hit it off with the older one, 2 days younger than him, and it was wonderful for him to have someone his age to talk with and play with after a month of being with just us and other adults. They invited us for s'mores the following night and we had a wonderful time by the fire, making some new friends.
Because it's so hard to leave this stunning place, we extended our stay an additional night. We didn't get to do a mule ride into the Grand Canyon, so we decided ...
... br> We are spending the night in Groveland, on our way to San Francisco tomorrow. Staying in a quaint little hotel, the Hotel Charlotte. It's got 12 rooms in the old fashioned bed and breakfast set up. Had dinner and drinks with the locals at the Iron Door Saloon. The oldest pub in California, established in 1852. Was a great way to finish up the country part of our road trip.
Trip distance: 167.4 miles/ 269km
Ride time: 10:00am - ...
... as we go higher and higher, and there are several points where we just pull over quickly to grab some quick photos before heading on. So glad we did this!
We get to Glacier Point – thankfully being able to drive past the warnings where vehicles over a certain length are not allowed to proceed. It looks like anything larger than a mini bus won’t be able to turn around in the car park ...
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Unexpected mixed charms
The staff members are eager to please and could not be more attentive. Dinner and Breakfast were both very fine.
The Lola Montez room greets one with delightful touches of whimsy, faux leopard patterned robe, teddy bears, huge pillows, and NO Chair(s) Limited electrical outlets. Quiet and private. Enjoyed visiting with others on the huge porch. Mix of decorating styles blend, creating a unique, if campy,feel.
Nice, old historic hotel with lovely decorated rooms complete with antiques and a ghost (although Lyle never visited us during our stay in his room).
Loved the Place
The Groveland Hotel is the most friendly and kindness hotel that I have been in. I had the most comfortable and relaxing stay in many years. The many, many special touches in the rooms, and of course, the special decor was outstanding. I will most certainly return to the beautiful yellow and white Groveland Hotel in the little town of Groveland amidst the wonderful mountains outside of Yosemite.
A special THANK YOU to innkeepeers Peggy and Grover Mosley for making my stay at the Groveland Hotel unforgettable.
The hotel has overall charm. Upscale amenities, coffee maker with bean grinder, etc. Decor in keeping with the "antiques" in the room --probably a bit overdone for most men. Unfortunately, they seem to be having staff turnover problems. Dinner in their restaurant was very slow due to only one waitperson. The food was good. They even asked some guests to walk around town and come back later (even though there were empty tables.) Breakfast was a disaster. We got there about only a half hour after opening, and there were no knives, spoons, or napkins. The cereals were almost empty, only one cinnamon roll or other "warm" pastry was available, one dish of yogurt, and no coffee or oranges for squeezing. Again, only one server -- unfriendly. The omlet, after 30 minutes of waiting, was pathetic.
After camping in Yosemite for 4 days, I was ready for some luxury, and I found it at the Groveland Hotel. I sank into the featherbed and slept for 14 hours! The staff was courteous, the breakfast was delicious, the water was hot and plentiful. I would definately stay there again.
Fine for short stay
Took 2 rooms in August with our kids. Friendly welcome. Our room was very small, no chairs but we stayed just one night and so tolerated that. Charming building with porches and balconies.
Were not attracted to the restaurant for a number of reasons and ate elsewhere.
Comfortable bed. Stern warnings against smoking in the rooms and yet all the staff seem to smoke like chimneys outside.
Really nice town and all the people we spoke with were welcoming.
We would not go back to the hotel.
This hotel experience was perfect in every way! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The friendly bartender whipped up our favorite drinks at the bar while waiting for our dinner reservation. Dinner was excellent, and the room amenities were wonderful. Teddy bears holding homemade cookies on the bed made us feel like we were staying at Grandma's house.
Wonderful Stay at Groveland Hotel
We had a wonderful two stay while hiking at Yosemite. The room was very confortable and spotless, the service friendly and the food excellent.
Best of all, even though it is 47 miles to the heart of the tourist area of Yosemite the drive is worthwhile. The hotels in the Valley are crowded, noisy and mediocre. This hotel is peaceful.
Great Sierra Hide-Away
The food and service at the Groveland Hotel is some of the best I've experienced anywhere. It's great for special occasions. The Pine Mountain Lake Country Club restaurant offers a relaxing dinner. For a more casual dinner, the Mexican restaurant downtown on Hwy 120 across from the Iron Door Saloon is good and the Iron Door Saloon always offers an interesting combination of locals and Yosemite visitors from literally all over the world. Two Guys Pizza is always there for your basic Pizza night with the kids. A real treat is to rent a townhouse by the golf course or a house down by the lake for a week. And with a little planning having dinner an hour away at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite is a real treat. Enjoy!