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Meet the Businesswomen of Groveland CA

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International Women’s Day is celebrated this year on March 9, 2020 and Groveland is honoring our women business leaders all month. The Dalai Lama said, “the world will be saved by the western women.” Keep reading to learn more about the businesswomen of Groveland, CA.

Black & White photo of Charlotte De Ferrari, founder of Hotel CharlotteCharlotte DeFerrari (January 1, 1883 – November 3, 1970) was born in Italy and arrived with her family for the gold fields.  Her father was killed in a mining accident shortly thereafter, and Charlotte was left the sole provider for her younger siblings. She was well known for her cooking, and being an ambitious young woman, she originally opened the New Hetch Hetchy Restaurant.  Charlotte later built the Hotel Charlotte and annexed the Gem Saloon next door to add a dining room and kitchen to her lodging establishment.  Charlotte never married and was a beloved member of the Groveland community.  The Hotel Charlotte and Tavern continues to operate today.

Mary Webb Laveroni (December 3, 1913 – May 21, 2011) was a longtime Groveland resident and one of its well-loved community leaders.  She was passionate about education, health, and economy and was instrumental in bringing many services to the area throughout her life. Mary helped secure water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir for Groveland customers who were using iron-rich water from the Del Monte Mine. She worked actively at the water district, and devoted her time serving on several community boards. Mary donated the land and financed the construction of the Groveland Family Medical Clinic, as well as for the Groveland Ambulance Station in 2002. In 2003, Wayside Park was renamed “Mary Laveroni Community Park” in her honor.

Color photo of Joan Gisler, owner of Ranch Revived. She is wearing a black cowgirl hat and Indian turquoise jewelry.

 

Joan Gisler is the proprietor of the unique downtown Groveland shop Ranch Revived, featuring specialty interior décor trending on rustic, ranch, and rural modern designs; many items are locally crafted and goods are American made. Joanie was raised locally on an authentic working cattle ranch in the 1960’s and continues the western heritage lifestyle raising cattle and riding horses.  Ranch Revived opened in 2016, “bringing the ranch to town!” and is in a historic home dating to the late 1890’s on Main Street, Groveland. Joanie’s philosophy is to live in an honest and respectable fashion, adding a dash of moxie!

Color photo of Cheri Rickett, owner of Body Beautiful Salon.

 

Cherie Rickett is the owner of Body Beautiful Salon and Spa, in business in Groveland for 20 years. It’s been a wild and exciting ride!  She considers her greatest accomplishment raising three amazing generations of talented and successful hairdressers. Cherie continues to hone her craft while staying fierce, passionate, creative, and committed to the community.

Jenn Edwards is co-owner of the Groveland Hotel with her chef husband Doug.  Jenn’s background in hospitality on private yachts, as well as her business acumen from helping run a wellness company in Seattle, have made owning a hotel in a tourist destination a natural for her – the accomplishment of a dream come true.  As a mother of two small boys she is kept busy running after them, as well as the daily running of her successful business!

While you’re visiting Groveland, make sure to stop by these women-run businesses to see what they’re doing and how they’re helping to support and grow this community.  Book a room at the Groveland Hotel for your stay.

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Winter Menu

Appetizers – $10

Fried Brussels Sprout with Siracha Sauce

Fried Zucchini with Ranch

Fried Mushrooms

House Made Foccacia with Butter

 

Mains

Spaghetti & Meatballs – $25
Homemade pork & beef meatballs cooked in house Marinara sauce.  Served with house garlic focaccia

A La King – $20
Yes, the famous dish from our childhoods!  Peppers, carrots, mushrooms, onions and peas in a rich cream sauce and served over house made biscuits.

Add a biscuit $2
Add lamb, Chicken or Braised beef $7

Pot Roast – $30
Slow-roasted beef braised in Dust Bowl Octoberfest ale, served with braised baby potatoes and carrots

Shepherd’s Pie – $20
Peppers, onions, brussels sprouts, squash, peas and carrots in savory house broth covered in mashed potatoes and smoked gouda cheese.  Broiled to a bubbly crispy brown.

Add lamb, beef or chicken for $7

 

Dessert

 

Provisions S’Mores Cake – $8
Campfire memories!  Scratch made Graham cracker cake, layer of Marshmallow and Chocolate Ganache to top this indulgent dessert

 

 

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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