Groveland, CA, USA

Groveland, CA, USA

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Where to stay near Groveland, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 266 vacation rentals near Groveland. From 183 houses to 53 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.