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The Cub Inn B&B

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

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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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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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!

Lovely log cabin accomadation

4.8 on September 01, 2014

Our host Joe was very welcoming and we soon settled into our very nice en suite room.Great breakfast with home cooking and good coffee.Interesting place to stay and very highly recommended bed and breakfast.

Great Value

4.8 on September 01, 2014

If you are looking to stay near Yosemite, this is a great value. Our room (Clara's) was clean and comfortable. Joe (Our Host) cooked a wonderful breakfast and the house is lovely. You can't go wrong and it is less expensive than staying in the park.

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on August 27, 2014

Without a doubt the cutest place and welcoming of our entire vacation. The manager is very interesting and kind: we waited till late in the morning, during an awesome breakfast gave us all infocentre necessary for a perfect visit to the park. The awakening with deer leaves you speechless and the cats and the dog are wonderful. Thanks

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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."


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

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