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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
5 on May 05, 2016
Wonderful stay, great breakfasts, comfortable bed - what can I say-"It was perfect". Thanks Joe& Char - we'll be back!!
5 on February 20, 2016
We enjoyed a couple nights with Joe and Charleen at the Cub Inn. We had deer outside of our room and a couple mornings of great breakfast and conversation. We also enjoyed an evening relaxing by the fire, drinking wine and champagne and further conversations with our other housemates staying at the Cub Inn. The rooms were clean and the location is very close to route 120 making it an easy trip to Yosemite.
5 on August 14, 2015
We loved our 4 night stay very much and would highly recommend the place! Joe made a fabulous breakfast and gave tons of helpful tips on how our family could get the most out of our vacation in Yosemite National Park. It was nice to share the breakfast table with people from all over the World that wanted to experience the beauty of the area just as we did.
5 on June 05, 2015
Joe and Char were wonderful hosts during our time at the Cub Inn. From the moment we arrived, they made us feel welcome and at home in their lovely log cabin home. The accommodations were lovely, comfortable and very clean. Our room (Pam's Room) was huge! Breakfast is served at 8am, and it gives you an opportunity to share stories with the other guests. It was a really nice touch, and Joe's biscuits and sausage gravy were awesome! After coming home from the park, Joe and Char were there to chat with and talk about the day's adventures. We will definitely stay at the Cub's Inn the next time we visit N. California and Yosemite.
5 on May 03, 2015
Joe and Char were the best hosts. They made us felt welcome immediately upon our arrival. Both Joe and Char shared lots of tips and information on Yosemite (trails to hike, places to see/visit, good restaurants in the area, etc.). Breakfasts were always delicious and hearty - the perfect start to a full day in Yosemite. Our room (Carla's Room) had a private entrance which we really liked. The room was the most cozy space with the best bath tub to soak in. It was the perfect place to "come home" to after long days of hiking. Our next trip to Yosemite will certainly include staying at The Cub Inn again.
4.4 on March 26, 2015
The Cub Inn is a great Yosemite getaway with a lot of charm. Joe and Charleen are great hosts and the house is beautiful. If you're a pilot, ask Joe about the pilot special when flying into Pine Mountain Lake (E45). Nights on the deck are spectacular. Lots of deer and wildlife. We'll definitely be back. Note: They have 5 playful cats and a very friendly dog. We're animal lovers so it's okay, but could be problematic if you're allergic.
near Yosemite National Park, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town, Wine country
Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Air Terminal) 120 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Homestay
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Joseph Riley and Charleen Beam
Cats , Dogs , 4 chickens
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.
Low fat , Vegetarian
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."