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

Great B&B

4.6 on October 13, 2016

Loved this place!!!! Wonderful folks running it.

Wonderful cosy stay

5 on October 11, 2016

Joe and Charleen are wonderful hosts. Breakfasts are hearty. Cats and the dog live in harmony and you might see some wild deers crossing the property. Overall we had a great stay while exploring Yosemite Park for a few days.

Magical Stay

4.4 on September 22, 2016

The Cub Inn is located close to town, but in a quiet setting surrounded by trees. Joe and Charlene are very warm and hospitable. Joe prepared a great breakfast and asked if you had food allergies or dislikes. His scrambled eggs and waffles were exceptional! Plenty of food to start you day. We visited Yosemite and this B&B is the perfect location. If you do not care for furry friends, this is not the place for you. Cubby, Rocket, Cody are all loveable and friendly. They are very well behaved at breakfast, leaving guests to chat and obtain information from Joe and Charleen about the surrounding area. We hope we get a chance to return to the Cub Inn.

3 nights at Yosimite

5 on September 20, 2016

We had a great stay with Joe and Charleen! They are helpfull and make you feel at home in Yosimite. Albert & Barbara Netherlands.

Glad that I found this place.

5 on August 31, 2016

We found the Cub Inn B&B last minutes (about a month before we travel). We traveled with my husband and 10 years old boy. The room is perfect. Breakfast are beautiful with great energy food, which is perfect before heading to Yosemite. We would like to go back in Spring.

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.


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.

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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

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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.
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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."

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