We stayed in a travel trailer, so I can't say anything about what was going on in the cabins. We had the coveted camp spot #15. The sites here have full hookups which was awesome! Our site was a nice spot up on a hill by itself with a little lower yard and a small peach tree. Bob, the groundskeeper, turned on the sprinkler so we minded the sprinkler the rest of the week because we saw when it had been freshly watered, lots of birds would come to eat. We did a lot of bird watching. There were beautiful oak woodpeckers and blue birds that liked to eat on the premature peaches. Suzi in the office is a doll! There is a general store so if you are needing something it will likely be there. Next door is a restaurant that is owned by Joe who also owns the campground and I believe the motel next door. There is no cell service or wireless unless you go to the restaurant or motel and then it is very spotty. That was fine with me since I was wanting to enjoy nature. The campground was nice and quiet. Up the road a bit is the Rainbow Pool, which is a waterfall and pooled area. It is really pretty, but we never could find a time when it wasn't occupied by many. The campground is close to Yosemite so you can easily drive there, and I would guess much less expensive camping. There isn't a huge selection of restaurants in the area, only one in Buck Meadows and few more in Groveland so don't expect much that way. The staff at the Buck Meadows restaurant was great and we got to know them pretty well. We didnt want to leave but had to get back home. It is a great area and we are definitely returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 43 acre resort, located in The Stanislaus National Forest, in Buck Meadows(pop.50) is only 12 miles to the western entrance to Yosemite National Park and only 11 miles from the picturesque town of Groveland. We are the closest lodging and dining to the meeting place for all of the river rafting companies on the Tuolumne River. We offer daily and weekly rates on Cabins, Garden Cottages and full hookup RV sites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Ridge Hotel Groveland