The Cub Inn B&B

19301 Elder Lane , Groveland, CA 95321-0470 USA (Show map)

About

The Cub Inn B&B is the newest B&B in Groveland CA. Built entirely of 8" dia. Swedish Cope Pine Logs on 3 quiet, alpine forested acres, near town but far from civilization, our home and B&B was completed and opened April 2009. Using true Post and Beam Log Home design, the three 14" dia. X 48' long Purlins supporting the roof soar over 27 feet above the Great Room floor. Authentic nine foot raftered beam ceilings are found on both the first and second floors. Facing North, the Glass Windowed Prow looks thru a dense alpine forest toward the mountains beyond. Not far from town, but away from the noise of Highway 120, this setting offers a quiet, tranquil wooded retreat where you can truly relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Cozy B&B and great propriertor

4.4 on August 17, 2016

This Bed & Breakfast was exactly what you would expect for a place up in the mountains. Decor was rustic with quilts on the bed and wood beams and a giant fire place. The proprietor had great information about the town and where to dine as well as some great tips for navigating in Yosemite Valley and which hikes to take that would be least busy. The food was tasty but not exactly memorable Adequate to get food in your belly to fuel your day. Overall, a great value.


Fantastic

5 on August 09, 2016

If you're going to Yosemite and need a place to stay, you won't find a nicer place to stay than The Cub Inn. The inn is about an 1h 15min drive from the Visitors Centre, but you'll spend most of that time looking out your car window. The inn itself is simply perfect. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful. We stayed in Char's room, which was large with a comfortable bed and a very nice private bathroom. We had our own entrance to the room, and were visited by a family of deer every morning. As for the host, Joe is the nicest guy you'll meet. Service-minded and with plenty a good story to tell. The round table breakfast was enjoyable as well, as we got to know the other guest all while eating great food. We also enjoyed the company of the dog and four cats. 10/10. Highly recommended.


Amazing place to stay

5 on August 08, 2016

The Cub Inn is an amazing place to stay while visiting the Yosemite NP. The house is a beautiful, cozy log house and Joe, the owner, starts every morning with an amazing breakfasts for his guest. We stayed for 5 nights and not we had a great time in an extremely comfortable place, but the tips and information that Joe gave us to move around the park was excellent. We followed his advice and had 5 extraordinary days at Yosemite. The location, 20 minute drive to the West Gate, is ideal. Plus Groveland has anything you might need nearby (groceries, restaurant, gas station, etc.) One of the best vacations ever.


Lincoln Log Loungin'

5 on August 02, 2016

We were only able to stay 1 night but our time at The Cub Inn was very enjoyable. Very clean, quiet and serene. Char and Joe are warm, welcoming guests that are prepared to drop local, useful knowledge about the immediate area and Yosemite National Park so that your time there is well spent. We will be back! Cheers!


Great place for day trips to Yosemite

4.8 on July 26, 2016

We really loved this place. Joe and Charleen are very friendly hosts and we would come to their place again. We stayed for 4 nights and did day trips to Yosemite.


Hiking stayover

4.0 on June 30, 2016

Lovely building with gracious guests. Enjoyed my own entrance and palatial bathroom. Cat dander bothered my eyes when in the living room, and strong litter box smell in the hallway.


Comfortable, beautiful and friendly

5 on June 14, 2016

The Cub Inn is in Groveland, CA, and I found it the perfect place to stay the night before we entered Yosemite NP. Our room (Lauren's) was large, high-ceilinged, comfortable, with its own full bath. Joe and Charleen are friendly and helpful hosts. So are Cubby the dog and the 4 friendly cats. We chilled out on the beautiful deck at sunset, welcoming a mule deer to the yard. Breakfast was at 8:00 am and had all the nice touches. Blueberry pancakes, fresh sliced peaches and nectarines, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, etc. We met a Brazilian family at breakfast and shared hiking stories. There are maps and pamphlets about the area available. Groveland is a very friendly town, full of interesting history and attractive buildings. We walked through it that evening and again on our return. The Iron Door is a historic bar, and both in-town hotels are attractive with restaurants. We were VERY glad we stayed at the Cub Inn, however. It is wooded, quiet, surrounded by the nature we came to enjoy. Highly recommended.


Highly recommend

4.6 on June 04, 2016

I have never stayed in a B&B before. And because of the Cub Inn it will be rally hard for me to stay any other place! The owners were fantastic! Wonderful breakfast, clean and spacious rooms and best of all, the claw foot tub in Char's room was amazing. We went to Sonora, Yosemite, and Jamestown and this inn was in perfect proximity to all these places. I highly recommend anyone to experience the Cub Inn!


Pleasant surprise!

5 on May 31, 2016

I booked this B and B while looking for a hotel near Yosemite since we were too late to book within the park. Joe and Charleen were delightful with their beautiful log home. Joe made great morning breakfasts of blueberry pancakes and omelettes! They were very relaxed and we enjoyed our stay. Only drawback that they told us about ahead of time, was that they do have a couple cats and a dog that our son really was allergic to. Joe had great suggestions for places to go inside Yosemite that worked out well for us. Really enjoyed our stay and their company. Highly recommend them!


Serene Getaway

5 on May 25, 2016

Relaxing, wonderful getaway at the Cub Inn. Breakfast was amazing. Joe is a great host and knowledgeable of the area. My husband and I had a beautiful weekend and hope to be back.


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Location

Location Type

near Yosemite National Park, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Air Terminal) 120 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 120, (0.2 mi) past downtown Groveland, CA - to Ferretti Road - Left turn on Ferretti Rd, (0.6 mile) to Pine Mountain Lake (PML) Drive ("T" intersection) - Right turn on PML Drive, (0.1 mile) to Elder Lane ("T" intersection) - Right turn on Elder Lane (0.1 mile) to 3rd drive on the right hand side, 19301 Elder Lane - Right turn up the drive (300 feet) to The Cub Inn B&B.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Nature Trails, Offroad 4WD trails, Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , afternoon refreshments, courtesy transportation for fly-in guests

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Yosemite National Park, 1/2 hour, Adventure Flights over Yosemite - 10 minutes, Off Road 4WD - trails everywhere, Gold Panning - 10 minutes, California Gold Country - right here !, Tuolumne County Wine Country, 1 hour, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We're in a forest, in the Sierras - major fire hazard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children please
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum 2 days stay with us
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay will be billed at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14 day notice of cancellation required for return of first night's stay deposit, less $25 cancellation fee unless accomodation can be resold.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joseph Riley and Charleen Beam

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 4 chickens

About the innkeepers

Joe and his wife Charleen are now in their 7th year of their 5 year plan to retire from Southern California, move to the Sierra Nevada mountains, build and operate their own Log Home B&B, The Cub Inn. They opened their doors in April 2009. Both are pilots, and enjoy Low'N'Slow flying their 1941 Piper J-5 Cruiser and are active in the local Airport Association and US Veteran organizations. Charleen and Joe are also active in the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Deck, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Fresh Homemade Sourdough Bread
Baked daily and served fresh, this excellent sourdough recipe may be produced from unbleached bread flour, whole wheat unbleached flour, or ?. Ask Joe for his recipe - he has been known to make great sourdough bread, cinnamon sticky buns, fried donut holes, pizza using the same dough recipe. "Come to The Cub Inn B&B for the ambiance, stay for the peace and quiet, but you'll be back for the sourdough bread."