With Yosemite National Park just 25 miles away and countless opportunities for relaxing in nature and enjoying the peace and beauty of this idyllic area, there's no doubt your vacation in Groveland will be one for the books. This delightful small town boasts sunny weather year-round and exciting annual events to fit all of your needs! Book a stay in one of our Groveland vacation rentals and see what it's all about!
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Sitting just on the west perimeter of enchanting Yosemite National Park, Groveland offers a quaint, historic downtown and easy access to Pine Mountain Lake.
With California's most famous national park so close by, Groveland serves as a popular home base if you plan to explore Yosemite. This 747,956-acre park is absolutely stunning, with beautiful granite cliffs, tall sequoias, and majestic waterfalls.
Open year-round, you can experience everything from hiking, river rafting, and stargazing to winter sports like downhill and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiing is available at the Badger Pass Ski Area (57 miles from Groveland), the oldest ski area in California, while cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are open throughout the park. When the snow melts, renting a bicycle and taking a day to ride around the park makes for a fantastic two-wheeled adventure.
Although plenty of thrilling adventures are to be had hiking through Yosemite Valley, to Yosemite Falls, and to see Half Dome, there are numerous attractions and eateries around charming Groveland as well! Spend the morning at Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum learning about who built this Gold Country town and the hard work they had to put in, carving their way through rock. After a delicious and filling brunch at Tangled Hearts Bakery, feel free to try horseback riding, tennis, or swimming and fishing in the lake.
Book a trip with Sierra Mac River Trips to take a thrilling ride down the Tuolumne River Canyon a few miles away, or head to Don Pedro Reservoir in the summer to boat, kayak, waterski, and more. Be sure to check for local events, like the annual Groveland Car Show, which brings auto enthusiasts from all around to show off their cars, admire other pristine and historic vehicles, and enjoy a grand time with food, music, raffles, and more.
After a day packed with outdoor adventure, be sure to replenish! Try out Dori's Tea and Cottage Cafe for a lovely, elegant setting with delicious food and treats. If you're in the mood for a heartier meal paired with a cold beverage, head to the historic Iron Door Saloon and Grill, and be sure to stick your dollar to the ceiling to become part of the Dollar Club.
When planning your next Yosemite getaway, consider this pleasant California town to call your home away from home. Book one of our beautiful Groveland vacation rentals today!