Destination guide

Get back to nature with a Groveland getaway

Nestled amidst the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, on the edge of legendary Yosemite National Park, Groveland is a former Gold Rush town that today revels in its new lease of life as a spectacular vacation destination. Its gently bustling Main Street boasts lovingly preserved historical buildings, family-run stores, and laid-back diners serving comfort food classics like grilled-to-order burgers and decadent thick crust pizzas. Secure yourself a Groveland vacation rental, and you'll be just a short drive away from the entrance to Yosemite, with its soaring cliffs and ancient giant sequoia trees.

Things to do

Groveland's verdant vineyards

Several attractions lie within easy reach of your Groveland vacation rental. Before embarking on your Yosemite adventure, enjoy a primer in local history at the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Here, you can learn all about the region's early pioneers and the California Gold Rush, through beautifully preserved artifacts, photos, and newspaper clippings. For a further irresistible taste of Groveland's heritage, be sure to swing by the Iron Door Saloon. Established back in 1852, it's fiercely proud of its status as California's oldest continually operating bar. And for even more decadence, Yosemite Cellars is a beguiling boutique winery, where you can sample crisp whites and fruity reds whilst taking in views of its verdant vineyard.


Explore a world of natural spectacle

Yosemite National Park is a sprawling adventure playground, providing endless enticing opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors. In the sunny summer months, this expanse of breathtaking wilderness can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. Another thrilling way to take in the sensational scenery is to drift down the Merced River on a raft or inner tube. If you're visiting in winter, simply slip on a pair of skis or snowshoes, and traverse the powder-covered plains at your own pace. If you're hankering for a spot of well-deserved self-indulgence, the park also plays host to thrilling gourmet experiences throughout the year, from wine tastings to lavish festive dinners.


Vibrant seasons in Groveland

Summer days in Groveland tend to be sunny, dry, and warm – ideal conditions for exploring the surrounding countryside. Naturally, Groveland vacation rentals are in high demand at this time of year. The transitional seasons of spring and fall offer more changeable conditions, but daytime temperatures tend to be pleasantly fresh. As a consequence of its mountainous location, winter arrives early, with temperatures plunging in November, and plenty of snowfall at higher elevations. Rain is also a common occurrence throughout the cooler months.

Natural features

Groveland's wonderful wildlife

Yosemite National Park is an astonishingly diverse ecosystem. The Mediterranean-style climate of its lower foothills ensure an abundance of lush vegetation, with fragrant forests of ponderosa pines. At higher altitudes, vibrant yellow monkeyflowers offer bursts of vivid color amidst the rocky outcrops. The park is of course home to all manner of magnificent creatures. Keep quiet and you may catch sight of black bears, red foxes, or Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. Over 260 species of birds have also been documented here, including vibrantly colorful western tanagers and adorable northern pygmy owls.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Groveland

The nearest airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), located 25.1 mi (40.3 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Groveland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 440 vacation rentals near Groveland. From 277 Houses to 87 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Groveland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Groveland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Groveland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pine Mountain Lake Marina: 207 vacation rentals
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance: 397 vacation rentals
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir: 18 vacation rentals
  • Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course: 359 vacation rentals
  • Mary Laveroni Community Park: 360 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Groveland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Groveland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 277 Houses in Groveland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Groveland include:

  • Cabins: 87 rentals available
  • Cottages: 87 rentals available
  • Chalets: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Groveland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 208 vacation rentals with pool available in Groveland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.