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Yosemite National Park Update for 2020

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The Park Service is working on the best way to reopen the park as quickly as possible while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Here’s a Yosemite National Park Update for 2020.

Yosemite has made some changes to how it will operate in the near future that will affect our guests, and they have stated they are prepared to make changes quickly as they determine what works the best over time, so know that the initial arrangement is temporary and will change over time.

To make safe social distancing possible, the Park Service will be temporarily limiting the volume of day use traffic and will require advance reservations.  Initially, they are limiting the number of passes to about 50% of the usual summer traffic, with the goal of expanding visitation as it becomes safe to do so.

  • It’s best to make your Day Use reservation for “Yosemite National Park Ticketed Entry” online between 30 days and 48 hours in advance at recreation.gov
  • As of today, June 9, 2020, tickets 80% went on sale for June and July, so we recommend booking them now to ensure you can reserve the day you would like.
  • Last minute travelers: while most Day Use tickets will be sold 30 days to 48-hours in advance, the Park Service will release 20% of the Day Use tickets for purchase within 48-hours of arrival day on a first-come first-served basis at recreation.gov
  • Even if you own a National Park Pass, you will need to reserve a Day Use slot on recreation.gov to enter the park.  You will not have to pay the full entrance fee a second time, just a small processing fee for your Day Use ticket.  More details on this will be available soon.
  • Park Passes are good for 7 days, so while you can choose any Day Use ticket dates during that week, to help with flow control Yosemite would like you to reserve your Day Use ticket valid for the first day of your Park Pass.
  • At this time, we are not able to obtain passes for our guests to drive their own cars in/out of the park.  Each vehicle must obtain their own pass at recreation.gov.
  • YARTS shuttles will run from Groveland to Yosemite Valley 3 times per day. You must purchase a ticket online to reserve your space at yarts.com. You do not need to also need to reserve a Day Use slot if you have a seat reserved on a YARTS bus.
  • At this time Yosemite’s free shuttle service is not expected to operate this summer

As more details become available, we will continue to email our guests and publish an update on our web site and in social media.

As lodging in the area has just been given the green light to re-open as of June 12th, rooms are filling up quickly.  Book your room at the Groveland Hotel today!

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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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