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Visiting Groveland California

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On your way to or from Yosemite on Highway 120, you’ll arrive in Groveland, one of the County’s Gold Rush towns. Try to stay out of trouble though; this town was once named “Garrotte” for the area’s swift and harsh justice from a large oak tree. Once, Groveland offered miners exceptional gold discoveries, but in 1914 the focus switched to water, and the town was chosen to be the construction headquarters for the Hetch Hetchy Water Project—the water supply for San Francisco.

Today Groveland is a must-stop town where visitors find respite in historic hotels, B&B’s and vacation rentals. Beautiful Pine Mountain Lake offers golfing, dining, horseback riding, camping, water sports and an airport.

Start your planning with some of our favorite things to do in Groveland:

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AEG Property Services is a Veteran owned, family run company that helps pair home owners that own vacation properties with visitors looking for a home away from home, while traveling in and around Yosemite National Park. 
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20055 Pine Mountain Dr
Groveland, CA 95321
60784
209-962-0232 View Website Map
23 miles from northwest Yosemite gate. Each of five suites offers upscale amenities: Jacuzzi, steam room, fireplaces, and fresh ground coffee stations. Hand painted murals depicting the beauty of Yosemite. Discounted rates Sun.-Thur.; Oct.-Apr.
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18656 Main Street
Groveland, CA 95321
60798
209-962-6744 View Website Map
22 miles east of Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance. Large rooms, each with private entrances through French doors. Private baths in all rooms. Includes large continental breakfast.
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19950 Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321
83593
209-372-0200 View Website Map
The Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park is located on CA Highway 120 roughly 24 miles (39 km) east of Groveland, CA. CA Highway 120 is the most direct route into Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco…
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6107 Big Oak Flat Rd
Groveland, CA 95321
60804
209-962-4663 View Website Map
Rated #1 on TripAdvisor for years, a private ten room facility that offers luxury in the forest. This hummingbird heaven, surrounded by national forest and working Arabian horse farm, is just 15 minutes from Yosemite. Relaxation, comfort and attention to…
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7567 Hamilton Station Loop
Groveland, CA 95321
81678
209-962-6455 View Website Map
A "garden-to-table" style restaurant with local, organic ingredients featuring a full bar with local wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Including vegetarian and gluten free options. 
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18736 Main St
Groveland, CA 95321
82611
209-732-5161 View Website Map
Offering socially and environmentally sustainable guided hiking, fly-fishing, Backpacking and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park through our innovative collective board worker cooperative.
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PO BOX 744
Groveland, CA 953214
60857
209-379-2606 View Website Map
This idyllic resort is a Fromer's Guide "Favorite" and "Highly Recommended" by Fodor's. Providing a perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence, with spacious new cabins in the woods, indoor/outdoor dining, historic tavern, beautiful pool hot tub, general store,…
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33160 Evergreen Rd.
Groveland, CA 95321
105622
209-962-4000 View Website Map
Newly renovated! Take a step back in time and step into the oldest hotel in the Yosemite  area. Just like gold in the California Gold Rush, the Groveland Hotel is a remarkable find with its 17 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, wrap…
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18767 Main St
Groveland, CA 95321
60879
209-962-7825 View Website Map
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24545 Hwy. 120
Groveland, CA 95321
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