The Cub Inn B&B

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


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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Felt at home from Texas

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.

Like staying with family!

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.

We loved every minute of our stay at the Cub Inn

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.

Wonderful Fly-in Yosemite Getaway

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.

A Truly Warm Experience

5 on December 09, 2014

Joe and Char's B&B is the best place to stay in Groveland. Joe is so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area!! The cabin its self feels like were staying in a handmade Lincoln log cabin with a fireplace roaring and the kittens playing at your feet. Breakfast feels like you're eating with family. Listening to Joe's recollections of being a pilot in the military and frequent long backpacking trips through Yosemite were a highlight of our stay. The start look beautiful at night at this secluded B&B. The deer outside our window every morning were a delight. Love their B&B and we will be back!!

Big log cabin

4.6 on November 01, 2014

My son and I had a comfortable one night stay on our way to Yosemite. We enjoyed the owner, his cats and the deer that appeared while we had breakfast round the big table. This was an oversized log cabin, secluded among the trees on a quiet road. A good base for Yosemite and fun place to stay.

A Warm Comfortable Stay

4.6 on October 30, 2014

I was very pleased with our stay at the Cub Inn. Although messed up the reservation by requesting one room the owners were able to arrange for two rooms without prior notice, as it was close to the end of the season and not crowded. The rooms were cozy, the beds comfortable, the breakfast delicious, and Joe was a wonderful host. We appreciated his meal recommendation and places to see in Yosemite. I enjoyed the cats and the dog----although for one in our party they were a bit much. I thought the animals were well behaved and added to the coziness of our stay.

Friendly home away from home

4.8 on October 13, 2014

Wonderful experience, the hosts are warm and friendly, we felt like family.

Our Stay at the Cub Inn

5 on October 04, 2014

We so enjoyed our stay at the Cub Inn and look forward to returning. Joe, Charleen, the family pets and the other guests were absolutely charming. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious! We will definitely return and hopefully next time with our adult sons. Dennis and Loretta

Like staying with a friend

5 on October 03, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Cub Inn.. The house and room were lovely, the owner is very friendly and the communal breakfast was a great way to start the morning!

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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:

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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  • 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.



Joseph Riley and Charleen Beam

Languages spoken


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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  • 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."