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Do I Need a Reservation for Yosemite National Park?

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The Park Service has worked hard over the last year to allow guests to safely access Yosemite National Park during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They have just announced how they will manage summer 2021 and the details are as follows.

  • Reservations Required: May 21 – September 30
  • Length of Reservation: 3 days
  • Visit recreation.gov to make your reservations or call (877) 444-6777
  • Reservations are available beginning at 8am PST on the following dates

First Day to Reserve                                  Arrival Date

April 21                                                        May 21 – June 30

April 28                                                        July 1 – 31

May 5                                                           August 1 – 31

May 12                                                         September 1 – 30

May 14 – Sept 23                                         7 days advance

Starting on May 14, some additional reservations will be available every day at 8 am Pacific time seven days in advance of arrival date (e.g., make a reservation for an arrival date of September 30 on September 23).

  • One reservation is valid for each car, the person with the reservation must be present in the car with a valid ID
  • You can enter on any of the three days of your reservation, but it is only valid for the three days you have been assigned

Please visit the Yosemite website for additional information on reservations.

What are my options if I do not get a reservation?

  • Local tour companies – if you sign up with a local tour company you have the added benefit of an expert from our area as well as not needing a reservation. A few options are Echo Coop, Y’Explorer, and Yosemite Guide Service
  • YARTS – you can book a seat on the public transportation that passes through Groveland multiple times a day. With a seat on the bus, you do not need a pass
  • Hetch Hetchy – you do not need a reservation to explore the Northern side of Yosemite. This is a stunning area of the park that is less traveled than the Valley.
  • There are many other local attractions that our front desk can direct you towards enjoying outside of Yosemite

While this is an extra step that has not been needed in the past, we are grateful to be moving in the direction of more accessibility to the park as the numbers of permits are far greater than what was allowed last year.  Please know that we are here to help support you in have an amazing Yosemite adventure!

We are already seeing our bookings significantly increase for the summer as people are ready to get out of the house and explore.  Book your room at the Groveland Hotel today!  Book directly on our website for the best available rate.

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Summer Menu

Appetizers

Caprese Salad – $15
Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil
and balsamic reduction

Grilled Focaccia – $8
Served with balsamic vin and rosemary olive oil

Fried Zucchini Spears – $8
Served with house ranch dressing

Deep Fried Mushrooms – $10
Served with house remoulade

Elote Bites – $8
Corn on the cob rounds grilled and topped with lime crema,
Cotija cheese and fresh cilantro

Salads

Watermelon Salad – $20
Cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, avocado, pepitas, mint
with honey Sriracha vin

Classic Caesar Salad – $20
Classic Caesar with house croutons, Parmesan Cheese and fresh Caesar dressing

Goddess Cobb Salad – $25
Bacon, avocado, tomatoes, sliced egg, blue cheese
with Green Goddess dressing

Farmers Market Pappardelle Salad – $20
Seasonal grilled vegetables tossed with pappardelle pasta salad

Mains

All sandwiches served with fries
Tri Tip Sandwich – $20
Santa Maria-style tri tip hand sliced
and served with slivered onions and house BBQ sauce
 

Pulled Pork Sandwich – $25
Smoked Sweetwater Farms pork shoulder, jalapeño bacon relish
and house BBQ sauce

Chicken Sandwich – $20
Smoked chicken, carmelized onions, goat cheese, arugula,
and Goddess dressing

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich – $15
Seasonal veggies tossed with roast pepper sauce

Grilled Cheese Sandwich – $15

Cheddar and Gouda cheese on grilled country white bread

Chicken Tenders – $15
Crispy chicken tender

Dessert

Assorted Ice Creams – $6
Your choice of Orange Italian Ice, Mississippi Mud Pie sandwich or chocolate dipped Vanilla Sunday Almond cone

 

Please allow 20 – 30 minutes for your meals to be prepared.  All meals are cooked to order. 

If you have a food allergy, please let us know.  Otherwise, modifications are highly discouraged.  Any requested modifications will be $10 per item.

ADA

Room 110 is situated at the back of the hotel in the Annex building on the lower floor.  This cozy room features a queen bed, with a large private bathroom containing a tub/shower.  This room accommodates two guests. This is a pet-friendly room.

Accessibility Features: Entry door is 32” wide; there is an outlet within 4’ of the telephone jack; the door lock is located 44” from the floor; there is more than 36” of room to the right side of the bed; hangers are located 53” off the ground.  Currently, the door handle is a historic twist knob, but we are working with our locksmith to replace this with a levered handle that can easily be operated with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching or twisting the wrist.

The bathroom has room to do a t-turn; the toilet seat is 18” off the ground and has a grab bar located behind the toilet; the wash basin is 30” off the ground with insulated pipes; the wash basin faucet is easy to operate with one hand without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist; the towel racks are 46” off the floor; the bathroom floors are slip resistant.  There are no grab bars on an adjacent wall in the bathroom for the toilet as there is not an adjacent wall to place them on. 

The tub has faucet controls positioned at the center of the end wall and open side of the tub; faucet can easily be turned on and off with one hand without tight grasping, pinching or twisting the wrist; there is a grab bar at the foot of the tub and at the head of the tub; and there are two 40” grab bars alongside the tub to serve for low and high needs.  The fixtures in the bathtub are historic and therefore we do not have a 60” hand held shower wand.

Due to the historic nature of our property, our rooms are fairly small, therefore we are unable to provide 36” around both sides and the foot of the bed.  However, we do provide full clearance between the door and the right side of the bed.

You can book this room online or please call us 24 hours/7 days a week at 209-962-4000 or email us at guestservices@groveland.com and we would be happy to find the room that most meets your needs.  

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Pet Friendly

Your search for pet-friendly vacation lodging near Yosemite National Park ends here.  Our four-legged guests love the Groveland Hotel as much as our two-legged ones!  We’re happy to offer select pet-friendly rooms, located on the first floor, for your stay in Groveland, California.  The pet fee is $75 per reservation, with a limit of one pet per guest.  We welcome pets 60 lbs or less.

For dog-friendly activities near the Groveland Hotel, we recommend a walk along the Hetch Hetchy Railroad or going for a refreshing dip in the pet-friendly Rainbow Pools swimming hole.  If you are heading into Yosemite National Park, check their website for pet rules and restrictions.

Looking for a local dog sitter/boarder where you can keep your dogs for the day while exploring Yosemite?  There is a great nearby facility called Big Creek Boarding.
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