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The Cub Inn B&B

19301 Elder Lane , Groveland, CA 95321-0470 USA (Show map)
151 Reviews
$95 - $180
per night

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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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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If I Could Give 6 Stars...

5 on July 02, 2014

I would. Simply outstanding. If you like log cabins with a home-type atmosphere, you will enjoy the Cub Inn. The room was very comfortable, the log and slate shower simply amazing. We were greeted the next morning by deer in the yard. The innkeepers Joe and Charlene are as friendly and helpful as you will meet. In our one night stay we met guests from Canada, New Zealand and Span. Joe's breakfasts are great but his stories are even better.

Top Notch B&B

4.6 on July 01, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay, and I normally prefer a hotel, but this was a terrific alternative. Beautiful new home located in a natural wooded setting complete with tame deer grazing on the property. Joe Riley, the proprietor was very friendly and helpful, giving us very good tips on how to make the most of our trip to Yosemite. The location was very good too. Only 24 miles from the entrance to the Park. Our room was named "Pam" and it was very clean and spacious.

Enjoyable vacation

5 on June 30, 2014

We only spent one night at the Cub Inn, but it was very memorable. Char and Joe are superb hosts. Cohost Cubby, the Bull Terrier, and her cat buddies provided gentle entertainment. The wild "pet" deer were also a plus. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Each one had a huge beautiful bathroom. Our fellow guests included a German couple and an English couple. They are less than an hour from Yosemite. Great accommodations and company topped off by Joe's secret Crepe recipe for breakfast. We highly recommend the Cub Inn. Jim and Barb Blaine Springfield MO

Beautiful location, service could be improved

3.0 on June 24, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Cub Inn. The house is beautiful and the location is really great for people that love nature. They offer a tasty complimentary breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs and pancakes. Only negative point was that the breakfast hours are not flexible. If you want to leave early to visit the National Park this could be a problem. For 150$ a night you could expect a little bit more service. The owner was quite nice and you feel very welcome but his wife seemed not to interested in the guests - she did not say hello or talk to us at all when she passed by.

Great location, accomodation and host

4.6 on June 16, 2014

From the drive through Yesomite inlcuding the stunning views and weather to arriing at this cute and amazing log house the whole stay was perfect. Upon arrival we were greeting by the friendly Joe, Char, Cubby the dog and a couple of cats! After a hot shower following our 9 hour drive from Vegas, Joe provided us with a few recommendations for dinner - we ended up going ot the local golf course which was only a few minutes away (amazing food and views!). Breakfast in the morning was a family affair with all 7 guests ad Joe sat around the table for home made crepes with all the trimmings!! If you are looking for a family run B&B with the most stunning views and friendly hosts then this is the place....we would highly reccommend. Thanks you again. Adam and Nicola.

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Location Type

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


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

Directions to property:

Head northwest toward E Clinton Way 0.2 mi 2. Turn left at E Clinton Way 0.5 mi 3. Continue on N Peach Ave 0.8 mi 4. Turn right to merge onto CA-180 W 2.7 mi 5. Take exit 59B to merge onto CA-41 N 44.6 mi 6. Turn left at CA-49 26.2 mi 7. Slight left toward CA-140/CA-49 148 ft 8. Slight right at CA-140/CA-49 0.8 mi 9. Turn left at CA-49 N 36.4 mi 10. Turn right at CA-120 8.6 mi 11. Left at Ferretti Rd 0.6 mi 12. Turn right on Pine Mountain Lake Drive 0.1 mi 13. Turn right at Pine Mountain Dr 0.1 mi

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

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

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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

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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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Well behaved children please
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum 2 days stay with us
  • 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.



Joseph Riley and Charleen Beam

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

4 Cats , 1 Dog , 4 chickens Others

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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  • 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."

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

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