Vacation Rental near Yosemite
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the owner
All vacation rentals are located in Pine Mountain Lake, the gated community located in Groveland. As a guest in one of the houses, you will have full access to Pine Mountain Lake, the swimming pool and tennis courts. Each house includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, computer with free internet access and WIFI, Air Conditioning, linens, coffee and coffee maker, BBQ grill, fire place, and balcony and/or deck overlooking the golf course. The vacation rentals include all the ammenities to make for a wonderful vacation.
This vacation rental is 3 separate side-by-side condos. Unit Cayenne has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is a two st...Read more
Vacation Rental near Yosemite
Additional Location Information
Located in the center of the authentic Old West era town of Groveland. Groveland offers a variety of restaurants, boutique shops, and activities. The local Community Park has a new skateboard park and basketball court for the kids, and free WiFi for Mom & Dad, plus a great Museum and Library. Festivals, Car Shows, Chili Tasting Contests, Faires, and Movies in the Park are just some of the events held in Groveland on a regular and repeating basis!
Location Type Lake, Resort, Rural
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 16, 2012 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Sep 09, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013 |
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night|
|Nov 01, 2013 - Apr 30, 2014 |
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night|
|May 01, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014 |
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night|
|All other dates ||$259||$1,550||$3,000|
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Room Tax | 10% of rent
- Tax rate | 10% of rent
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
- Concierge Service
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central Heating
- Central Air Conditioning
- Local Guides/Maps
- Housekeeping Included
- Outdoor Pool
- Pool [?]
- On Golf Course
- Mountain Views
- Washing Machine
- Dish Washer
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Grill
- Satellite TV
- Board Games
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- 1600 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Pioneer, Ca. 95666
My Husband's Brother and his Wife came from Pennsylvania for a visit in September. It had been 41 years since they had come to California, so we were hoping to make their stay a very special one. Along with a stay in SLT, we planned a trip to Yosemite. Since we wanted to stay overnight close by, we chose the quaint town of Groveland. We chose the Hotel Charlotte after reviewing Trip advisor. We didn't realize what a memorable experience awaited us. We made a reservation for the "Wisteria", a 2 bed 2 bath property off the premises.
We stopped at the Hotel on our way to Yosemite, and were warmly welcomed. They informed us that they would give us a key & map on our return from Yosemite. If needed, they would arrange for a late check-in. They then invited us to partake of their buffet style breakfast, which we did.
After a full and wonderful day at Yosemite, we returned to the Hotel for dinner (which was delicious), and to check in. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that they had upgraded us to the "Aspen", a 3 bed, 2 bath gated property next to a golf course. We had a wonderful night there, and returned in the morning to check out. We did not expect another free breakfast since our reservation included only one. In addition, breakfast was served until 10:00am, and it was 9:55am upon our return. We were once again warmly received, and invited for breakfast.
Our guests were thoroughly enchanted with the Hotel Charlotte, as were we!
Great Family Weekend
We stayed here as a quick family Labor Day weekend get-away and it was perfect.
Simi Valley, CA
We want to come back!
Grandma, Grandpa and five grandchildren (ages 6-13) spent three great days at the 3B/2B Groveland condo. The kitchen was spacious and roomy for all to be seated for our meals. Pine Mountain Lake was fabulous!! Kids enjoyed swimming there each day. Even enjoyed an evening swim at the pool. Grocery store was a few minutes drive and offered everything we needed for our meals.
Long Beach, MS
Lovely place to stay
The property manager was friendly and efficient. The condo was well equipped. It even had a computer and wi-fi. Very clean, located on a golf course, it was a shame the reason for our stay was nearby Yosemite and not the property where the condo was located.
Spacious accommodation for family of five
After a week of hotels it was a relief for us to have more space plus laundry and kitchen facilities. This served as a v good home from which to visit Yosemite. And the nearby lake was great fun for our children on the hot afternoon we didn't want to travel.
Very nice, every time again
Nice and clean rooms, breakfast good, hospitality very good, beach at see nearby was wunderful
Citrus Heights, CA
We were pleasantly surprised
We called the Hotel Charlotte on the day we needed a room because our other arrangements had fallen through. Although we just had 2 couples, the front desk attendant said the closest thing she had to fit was a 3-bedroom condo. Since we only needed 1 night and weren't using all the bedrooms, she discounted the stay for us, and it was very reasonably priced. The condo was pretty sparsely furnished, but it had a lovely second-story patio overlooking the golf course, and we also enjoyed access to the lake area. There was a grill on the patio, which made it very convenient to eat in the condo, and we really enjoyed ourselves. If I have any complaints, it would just be that there was only 1 bathroom. We would definitely stay there again, though.
San Jose, California
We enjoyed staying at the condo unit. Nice place and just right for a family of 6. Nice clean kitchen and amenities. Will go back again, had a wonderful vacation.
San Diego, CA
Wonderful, comfortable, clean and roomy.
This place was superb. Staff was wonderful, friendly and always smiling. Condo is very clean and spacious.
I would recommend staying here.
Super location for Yosemite and if you play golf a wonderful golf course with a superb restaurant within walking distance.
Excellent Experience! Thanks to Hotel Charlotte!
The Hotel Charlotte has a number of rooms right in the hotel, but also has several condominiums to choose from. My husband and I stayed with family in one of the condominiums, part of the triplex. Our unit was called 'Birch' and had views of the golf course from the back bedrooms, patio doors, and the deck.
The condo was only minutes from the hotel, and since breakfast at the hotel was included, we appreciated how near it was and ate breakfast at the hotel on our way to day hikes in Yosemite and the surrounding areas. Although there were five of us, there was plenty of room and comfort in this 3 bedroom/one bath unit. It was well kept-up, clean, and had all the amenities of home, including a gas grill on the deck, a complete kitchen, cable television, and free internet.
The Hotel Charlotte staff is pleasant, efficient, and helpful. They helped us find day hikes that were challenging for us, but not so challenging that they were beyond our abilities and gave directions to them that led us to the most beautiful scenic views.
The owners, Lynn and Victor, are gracious hosts and make everyone feel like they're part of the 'family.' We ate several evening meals at the hotel during our stay and were delighted with the variety of offerings. To say that our meals were delicious would be minimizing how much we enjoyed them.
We also enjoyed our evenings after dining at the Hotel Charlotte. Many of the guests gather in the 'parlor-like' sitting area and chat about their day and share experiences. We felt fortunate to meet a number of international visitors in a setting that allowed us to interact comfortably.
And what a treat to meet Goose, the piano playing dog who is running for Mayor of Groveland! This truly was a great vacation! Thanks, Lynn and Victor! We'll be back.
Non trovando posto nell'albergo, ci hanno assegnato una villetta sul campo da golf vicino.
La villetta era su due piani ed era costituita da 3 camere da letto doppie,2 bagni cucina enorme e soggiorno.
Peccato averla sfruttata per una sola notte!
Per quanto riguarda il ristorante nulla da eccepire.
Exactly what we needed!
We will definitely stay here again for the New Years in 2011.
Vienna, Austria, Europe
A very pleasant stay
Very nice host.
Review of Charlotte Hotel - condos
We enjoyed our stay very much. The condo was lovely. A great location, comfortable and clean room(s). And saw lots of deer on the golf course. Breakfast was great and the hosts were very helpful.
I would recommend this to anyone staying in the area.
Home away from home:)
This was more than wonderful! I stayed here with my parents and we had so much room! There were lots of deer grazing around the neighborhood! Felt like I should have invited more people but it was enjoyable and comfortable without more people. The only thing we had problems with was how to turn on the fireplace and how to work the satellite t.v. We got the t.v. on but had trouble getting the guide to work, however, we didn't need the t.v. We were there to spend quality time and hike. Yosemite is close and we had a wonderful time there as well. Thank you for the awesome place and hospitality!
Short trip to visit Yosemite
Perfect place to stay overnight on the way to Yosemite from the Bay area. Getting into the park the next day was easy, especially having not have to worry about breakfast! Great customer service.
6 Seniors celebrating 40 years of Marriage each
Barrow- in -Furness Cumbria England U K
wonderful and special place to visit and stay
Our friends and my husband and I had a wonderful stay at the rental. We loved the house and the deer wandering around the gardens and grounds.
We also enjoyed an afternoon at the pool.
Breakfasts were a nice choice of food in a friendly atmosphere.
Goose was a star and hopefully a great Mayor xx
Family Birthday Party
Very clean and ready to use. Needed a paper towel when I got there and the only thing I could find was an old, smelly sponge. The refrigerator is a bit small if you have more than a couple of people staying for more than a weekend and it was unplugged so we had to wait for things to get cold.
Family of six
Plenty of room for six.
After searching for days for a place for a family of six near Yosemite we were happy to find the Birch vacation rental. We had no trouble picking up our key from Hotel Charlotte. The staff there was very friendly and very willing to share information about Yosemite. They gave us ideas for hikes that fit our family. The breakfast served at the hotel was very good.They made more pancakes,eggs and sausage when we arrived 15 minutes before breakfast was over. The Birch rental was great for our family of six. It had two twin beds, two double beds and three bedrooms It had a view of a golf course. The location felt very safe. It did have one bathroom with a glass shower door. It made it hard to have more than one person in at a time. We had a place for everyone to sleep. The kitchen was clean and had supplies for the basics. We enjoyed the computer to help us plan more of our trip. The building was in good clean shape. You can park right near your front door. We were there two nights. You have to get a pass from the hotel to enter the area of the condo. We drove by the surrounding lake, beaches and golf course. It is a pretty place but we spent our days at Yosemite.
charlotte - appartment
Terrific if organized
Rent an appartment is a good solution for a family
Fort Bragg, CA
Home away From Home!
I've basically said it all in my title - clean, homey and comfortable!
Just what we needed
Clean, quiet and comfy. Had all we needed while we where away, well fitted out.
Los Gatos, CA
Very comfortable and a great deal. Lots of room for the family and stargazing on the porch too.
Friendly, helpful staff.
See you again!
great place to discover Yosemite
Booked this place because no other affordable accommodation in Yosemite was available in august. The house is very spacious, clean and comfortable. The grocery store is 2 minutes away. Only disadvantage is that the entrance of Yosemite is a 30 minute drive. But this said, we haven't seen this kind of accommodation closer to the park.
There are not many advertised places near Yosemite - this one meet our needs very well.
all was very good
Small nice town near Yosemite excellent hospitality, food,tasting wine and great Leisures nearby
The best stay of our vacation in the USa.
The rental houses of Hotel Charlotte were very nice, fully equiped and very close to the Yosemite Park.
It was one of the most beautiful places ever been!
Ronny Dierick & Friends.
Steven T Abell
We found this while looking for last-minute lodging for six near Yosemite. The place is immaculate, comfortable, well-equipped, and very reasonably priced. Dealing with the gated community is a little annoying, and the parking at the condo is downright strange, but we'll be staying here again.
When you check in at the Hotel Charlotte up on the main drag, don't try to park on the street. Look for a way to get back behind the hotel and park in their little lot. There are at least two driveways that get you there, but they're not obvious. Then getting to the condo will require you to drive another mile or so away from town.
Nice, homey stay
We enjoyed our stay at unit B, the off-site rental from Charlotte Hotel. The condo was spacious, clean and fairly well appointed, in a very quiet location with computer access.
The staff at the Charlotte Hotel were very friendly and our kids loved the piano playing dog.
The only suggestions I have are to provide additional TP (we ran out and there was not an extra roll), and additional pillows/linnens, and additional coffee cups and water glasses.
Also, our friends rented a unit about a block away (not in the gated community) and had pool access, but we did
not. It would be great if pool access was available to all units as it appeared to be a very nice facility.
Good place to stay
We stayed 6 people here for the July 4th long weekend. We reached late night. We were explained well enough how to get the key and enter to the accommodation. The next day we went to the hotel to complete the check in formality and for breakfast. We received nice welcome and the breakfast was excellent.
We enjoyed out stay for all three days without any trouble. The only improvement I can suggest is that it will be better if there is one more bathroom.
We booked late and were lucky enough to find 4 nights in a row at the Birch. Much better than a room with our 22 year-old son along. Beds were very comfortable - a must for my back. Breakfast was good, but predictable. Dinners were excellent. Best part of all was the friendly staff who made us feel very welcome!
Charlotte Hotel Condos
Short notice booking which turned out to be good
For a last minute booking it was good and actually a lot closer to the park than other locations. My biggest issue was in the condo the wireless didnt work and it states in the notice in the condo no one can come out to help you so you have a "sevrice" you can't use so is it really a service? You really did feel like you were left on your own out there with no one to assist you with anything. I felt the staff needed to be more knowledgeable of the park not only their side of the park but the other parts of the park. Some were more knowledgeable then others but they all should be knowledgeable. Guest rely on their suggestions
Lynn at Hotel Charlote makes you feel like at home, the triplex was excelent. She is adorable
Perfect Vacation Rental for a Family Getaway
The triplex my husband and two children stayed in was clean. and comfortable and priced just right. The free hot breakfast added extra value to our stay. The Charlotte Hotel staff was friendly and knowledgeable about Yosemite Park and trails (Chris?) and that made our trip to the park more enjoyable too.
This is how the 4th of July is meant to be celebrated
Pine Mountain Lake's 4th of July festivities travel back in time to the days with boat parades, fresh soft served ice cream cones and fireworks illuminating the night sky over a pristine lake. Our stay was relaxing with ideal weather and accomodations.
Room with a kitchen
A great appartment, a bit too large and expensive though but OK for us for one night. We appreachiated the kitchen much so we could make our own dinner. We travelled around California for three weeks and this was the only one we found with a kitchen...
Great Personell and service!!! They made it worth the price.
A very comfortable, scenic &relaxing; home right before Yosemite
We did a one night stay at the Birch Condo.. It is in a beautiful location.. Although the person at the gate said that parking at the Pine mountain lake is restricted on weekends, since we were there on a Friday night, we had no problems.. the children could play at the beach and in the water. the house itself was very comfortable.. the couch in the living room was a lil old and worn out for such a new place.. and the satellite dish TV didnt really work that night(but that wasnt that much of a problem and we didnt complain either) but everything else was so new and shiny almost! We had a wonderful stay!
Extended Family of 5
Clean and spacious
The aspen unit was clean and spacious . (We were a party of 5 adults who stayed 2 nites.) The beds were comfortable but a bit high off the ground. The sofas are a bit too soft. It was very helpful to have the internet access to clarify our routes to the various sites at Yosemite each day. The drive from Groveland was longer than some of the other lodgings closer to Yosemite. So we used the unit mainly to shower and sleep after a long day at Yosemite. Buffet style breakfast--eggs, sausages, pancakes, choice of cereals, english muffins, etc.-- was provided at the Hotel Charlotte Cafe. We had a very good dinner at the Cafe the first nite. The next evening we tried the Cellar Door Restaurant across the street--also good. The Charlotte staff were all very warm, friendly and helpful. Check-in required a 10 minute wait because the one person staffing was helping a couple find a vacancy in town.
I wish we stayed there longer to experience it more. I liked walking on to the deck and finding deers. Lots of Privacy. They had a loaded kitchen, but we did not get a chance to use it. They had some board games for kids too.
clean bright new apartments
Very comfortable, very clean and well equipped.. It was delightful to stay here and had a wonderful deck/view outside...
The drive to Yosemite was about an hour away, very scenic and beautiful.. the town of Groveland was great for everything you need and the staff at Hotel Charlotte were very helpful and friendly and warm.
Mountain View, CA
Great rental condo near Yosemite NP
The service at Hotel Charlotte was excellent; everybody was very helpful and friendly. "Cedar Condo," where we stayed, was clean and the view was good. It's only a mile or two from Groveland, so it's convenient to get groceries. I would definitely stay here again.
Party of 6
Aspen Condo - A great place to stay
I had very high expectations based on the online reviews of Hotel Charlotte and their vacation rental condos and we were not let down. In fact, it was better than expected!!! My family stayed in the "Aspen" condo and it surpassed all of my expectations and everybody in my family was very, very happy with our lodging experience.
The condo is very spacious, fully furnished, quite, and provided us with privacy and all the amenities of home. The condo is located 2 minutes away from the hotel, in a gated community, across from a golf course. Aspen is a 3 bedroom condo that comfortably slept 6, and could sleep 2 more on the sofa bed in the living room. The condo has 2 full baths, fully furnished kitchen (w/ granite counter tops throughout), adjacent dinning room and a separate living room with fireplace. Satellite TV and a computer with high speed internet were provided!!! The unit is new, so the carpet, walls, furniture are clean and undamaged. A delicious hot breakfast was served every morning at the hotel.
The town of Groveland is a small, rustic community with a few restaurants and grocery store, located 24 miles from the Yosemite entrance, on highway 120. Its close proximity o Yosimite, and comforts of home, made it an ideal location to commute into the park on a daily basis, and relax and unwind afterward.
I was extremely impressed with the value, comfort, cleanliness, location and service provided by the Hotel Charlotte management and their property rental. Staying at the aspen condo helped make our vacation comfortable and memorable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this condo to others. Be sure to say hi to Goose, the hotel dog and "Deputy Mayor of Groveland."
Thank you Hotel Charlotte!!!
~Mike K. and family
Very friendly people at the check-in counter.
Very clean and comfortable rooms!
Groovin in Groveland
Myself and my eight colleagues from India stopped over in Groveland during a weekend offsite in Yosemite. The accommodations, service, and atmosphere of the Charlotte Hotel, and the TriPlex where we stayed, were simply top notch. We had an absolutely wonderful stay there and will definitely be back.
Thank you Hotel Charlotte and staff~!
Almost Heaven West Virginia
Hotel Charlotte Groveland
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Charlotte. We took a nice upgrade by staying at the triplex on the golf course. We appreciated the extra room and the computer/internet feature. The breakfast the next morning at the hotel was wonderful and the atmosphere was warm, friendley and cozy. The staff took great care to assure our needs were met.
Great location - Quiet and friendly
When we arrived in this area in mid April the snow was on its way out but the roads clear. Everything you could want for proximity to the park and tranquil. Nice freindly people and everywhere is very clean.
A wonderful and memorable trip for our family
This was our second stay with Lynn and Victor. We
must say we are in total love with the options and
service we get. This time we choose a 3 bedroom
apartment. Given that this was our first trip with
our 8 week old to Yosemite, we wanted more room.
The apartment was well furnished, clean and nice
The thing that we care the most when planning a
getaway is the people with are going to be staying
with. Staff @ Charlotte is very warm and welcoming.
They go an extra mile to make sure that your stay
We highly recommend this place to everyone looking
to find a place to send a special time close to
Thanks to Lynn, Linda and Craig for making our stay
a wonderful one.
--Anushka, Rachita and Deepesh
Nice property at reasonable price
The property was very nice new quality construction. Location was nice but a little hard to find in the dark. Hotel staff was great, very friendly and helpful.
family of 5
Palo Alto, CA
re: friendly town
We enjoyed the Hotel Charlotte property, the Birch room. Mostly I appreciated
the helpful service from Lynn and other women at the front desk at the
Charolotte. They patiently told us of places to go and things to do. One day we
went into Yosemite and the other to Dodge Ridge. Hopefully we'll be back
Great place to stay for visiting Yosemite
Me and some colleagues stayed here for a couple of
days to visit Yosemite. From here it is only about
30-40 minutes to the park entrance.
We stayed in the Birch lodge and it looked great.
All comfort you would want: a comfortable bed,
bath+shower, if you want to prepare your own meals:
a huge oven and fridge, sattelite reception for the
tv and high-speed internet both on the pc that was
installed there as wireless.
Breakfast was also included and the people are very
friendly and helpful.
Good service, beautiful accomodations,extraordinary surroundings
We spent a long weekend at Hotel Charlotte in Groveland, Calif. in August,2009. We were received by a very friendly proprietress,Lynn, who was ready to relate to any request. The house was clean, well kept and set in a private area with limited entrance witha golf course in the backyard and friendly deer. There was a varied and good-tasting breakfast. Highly recommended.
We stayed in a three bedroom condo with two baths. The facilities were
great and comfortable. The on-site computer with internet access was a
The breakfast at the Hotel Charlotte the next morning was
fantastic and the service from the Hotel Charlotte staff was first class
in all regards.
Response from Vacation Rentals Near Yosemite by Hotel Charlotte - 08/20/2009
Good morning Bruce,
Thank you for the kind words of your review. We really appreciate the comments. It helps others with similar interests to find and trust what they will get with us.
Unfortunately you also gave us a single star, which is the worst review score possible. Neither myself nor Flipkey can adjust this rating to match your intent, but I believe you could. All of our scores and rankings are based on the star system so a 1 affects us in a fairly severe manner.
I know this is asking a lot and I hope you do have time, but if not I understand.
We look forward to welcoming you again!
Lynn & Victor
I very much enjoyed my one night stay. There were three of us, and we stayed in a self-contained apartment, fully equipped with kitchen, living room with fireplace, bathroom, 3 bedrooms and a sun deck. The apartment was very clean, with new furniture. It is in a very quiet area, with security. The owners, who run the Hotel Charlotte, were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome (without being at all pushy or interfering). We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast buffet at the Hotel Charlotte in the morning (pancakes, muffins, scrambled eggs, sausages, toast, ...). All in all, a great stay in a nice little town not far from Yosemite NP. I would recommend it to anyone.
A fantastic treat!
I booked Hotel Charlotte Groveland CA (Cedar Lodge) as a last resort when I was unable to get accomodation at Yosemite.
The long drive into Yosemite from Death Valley and right out the otherside to Groveland was well worth it. It was also worth the 30-40 mile travel back to Yosemite the following day.
Cedar Lodge part of Hotel Charlotte was lovely with beautiful and clean furnishings, beautiful kitchen and three wonderful bedrooms. It was great value too. My teenage nieces also on trip thought it was fantastic.
My two young daughters loved it. It gave us privacy and the ability to cook an evening meal and breakfast aswell as make a p[acked lunch for yosemite. We don't feel that we missed out by not staying at Yosemite in a tent, because down in Yosemite the accomodation appeared crowded and lacked air con in the searing heat.
The staff at Hotel Charlotte were helpful and friendly too. I highly recommend this hotels off sight condo.
SF Bay Area, California.
Comfortable and private.
Good value and privacy for the family or group that travels together. Seperate bedrooms, but family atmosphere can be shared in the living room. Newer construction. Internet w/computer & satelite TV.
Missing the true bed-n-breakfast european experience, but close enough to get the feel. Breakfast and that experience is at the main house each morning.
The Forsyth Family
Hotel Charlotte, Yosemite Region
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Charlotte in Groveland. As a family of four, we benefited from the extra space given to us in their nearby condo accomodation down the road which was excellent - very roomy and modenern. We were still able to drive down to eat their yummy breakfasts and the evening meals were also well prepared by the chef, Viktor. All the staff were very helpful with everything, including directions to Yosemite. Lynne, co-owner, also took time out to engage with us and find out how our day went which was a nice personal touch. Highly recommended as a place to stay near the magnificent Yosemite Park.
Howard and Maggie Sargeant
Comfortable accommodation in an attractive location
Our family of four stayed in the brand-new Birch apartment and found it clean, spacious and well equipped. It has a good-sized deck with views over the adjoining golf course.
A couple of minor quibbles: 1. the apartment is a five-minute drive from the Hotel Charlotte, where guests take breakfast, so your normal B&B morning routine might have to be adjusted a bit; 2. although there are seats on the deck, there is no table, which makes outdoor dining awkward.
The charm of the Hotel Charlotte is rather faded on the inside but the breakfast was adequate. The staff are friendly and offer plenty of maps, brochures and advice relating to Yosemite.
Groveland itself is small and quaint and has a small supermarket that will supply most needs. It only has two restaurants, however, and both close at 9 pm.
From Groveland, it's about a 40-minute drive to the entrance to Yosemite, and perhaps a further 15 minutes to Yosemite Valley itself. We had considered staying inside the park itself, but we're glad we didn't. In July, the accommodation areas look very crowded indeed. Staying a relatively short drive away seemed the best option to us.
The park itself is breathtaking and our enjoyment wasn't spoiled in any way by the numbers of people, although we're not really fond of crowds. We've been told September is the ideal time to visit, if you can.
Response from Vacation Rentals Near Yosemite by Hotel Charlotte - 07/30/2009
Thank you for the review, you bring about some good notes and we will look at adding a table to the out door patio.
Regarding restaurants in Groveland, there really are a few more than two open during the dinner hours—Pizza around the corner, PJ's Cafe down the block, Mexican next to the Hotel Charlotte, the Iron Door Saloon, Hotel Charlotte and Groveland Hotel and now Dori's Tea Shop is open weekend nights. www.HotelCharlotte.com/food.html.
Thanks again for the visit!
Great stay in beautiful environment
We had 3 doubles booked at the Hotel Charlotte in July 09, and shortly before leaving for the US we were offered an upgrade - and were deeply impressed! The beautiful new Condo only a short drive from Hotel Charlotte was a luxurious and quiet escape in a prestigious residental area - you couldn't ask for more! Thanks again for this great (though short) stay!!
very clean and comfy except for the beds,they were as bad as sleeping on the floor and a good night sleep is important.
Response from Vacation Rentals Near Yosemite by Hotel Charlotte - 07/26/2009
How very unfortunate. The house and furniture are all new to the Vacation Rental market as of May this year and should have no age weariness. We will certainly sleep over in this unit ourselves to see if we can identify the source of discomfort. As we all like our steaks done a bit different, (some rare, some well done) so to do we prefer our mattresses, (some firm, some soft) it is likely that not every person will be satisfied with every detail we offer, which is why we offer so many amenities including linen & towel service, free breakfast and high speed computers installed in all the units.
Since cleanliness is number one for all of our houses we were please to read that the unit was very clean and comfy.
We had a wonderful time.
We were given the condo in place of a room in the hotel. We would have preferred being in town. This was a short drive away. Condo vacation is not our style but this is a fine condo. Everything is brand new. It has very comfortable beds; we didn't use the kitchen or TV but we did appreciate the internet.
The folks at the hotel were very accomodating and responsive.
The only negative was the early morning maintainence noise of the golf course. If we were up and playing it wouldn't have mattered at all.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
An excellent base for an extended stay
Before arriving we had very little idea of what to expect. We left feeling very lucky with our find.
We stayed a week because we wanted to make sure we saw plenty of Yosemite Park. With children 10 and 9, we're able to do more hiking so we thought our visits to the Park would take 4 days. Although the Park entrance is 24 miles away, and there's plenty of driving beyond the entrance, it's a pleasant journey and we didn't find it crowded or stressful, (we first went to the Park on July 5).
In the end we did what we wanted in the Park in 3 days leaving the other 3 days to relax and enjoy the local area. This worked extremely well; we all felt as if we'd had a proper holiday mixing active days with restful ones.
The home was fine for a family of 4 (it can sleep 6) and the immediate area was quiet overnight. We found it well equipped. The only thing it might need for a stay of this length is a washing machine but we had enough clothes so that wasn't an issue. If you're visiting for less than a week I guess that shouldn't be a problem either.
We ate in every evening, getting our food from the local grocery store which was a 5 minute drive away (and it seemed to be open most of the time). The kitchen had everything we needed.
We also appreciated the included breakfasts up at Hotel Charlotte. The staff at the Hotel were always friendly and pleasant even at the busiest of times.
The Pine Mountain Lake area was also lovely. Again the staff there were friendly and helpful, especially at the golf course. In hindsight we could have explored the countryside around Groveland more because there are plenty of other attractions. Whether you want to be on the go all the time or mix in periods of relaxation, I consider this an excellent base for a week's break.
Amazing new condo
We were the first or second family staying in this lovely condo. Everything was brand new!!!
The place is quiet, next to a golf court where dears come to stay after 7pm, so we had wildlife show every evening!
The 50 miles distance to Yosemite Valley are a nice way to appreciate the surroundings.
People at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, and both breakfast (included in the price) and dinner were excellent.
We highly recommend Hotel Charlotte to anyone visiting the area!
Brossasco (CN) - Italy
- Excellent service
- Very big and very clean house
- Nice and confortable location
Lake Elsinore, CA
My little Paradise
Reception was great, every one was very friendly and cortious. The furnished condo we had wasx one of the best you could find around Yosimite. The town of Groveland is the home you always wanted to be in. I basicaly liked every thing.