(*This is a good thing.)
At every other B&B in which I’ve stayed, some degree of “hotel-ness” prevails, be it a registration desk at the front entrance or distinct area for guest rooms. These things would remind me that, even though I was staying in someone’s home, the place is a business. Not so at the Cub Inn. You walk into Charleen and Joe’s beautiful log home, and just beyond the foyer is their living room. Off to one side is their kitchen – all part of an open floor plan. We stayed in their first floor guest room, which had its own bathroom off the hallway rather than adjacent to the room. I felt like I was staying at the home of a relative or friend rather than a place of lodging.
Informality and warmth is front and center. Joe and Charleen are incredibly down to earth, and while they certainly accommodate guests who want privacy, they seem very comfortable with having people in their space, God bless them. I found their attitude remarkable and refreshing.
Their home is lovely. One of the challenges about Yosemite lodging is finding a place close enough to the park that isn’t: 1) incredibly overpriced; and/or 2) shabby and gross. The Cub Inn is a great value, modern and comfortable. The log cabin theme is perfect for the environment; we thought the log shower in our bathroom was particularly cool. If I had one incredibly minor suggestion, it would be that they bump up the quality of the shower products (ours was a half-used bottle of a budget-brand shower gel that, out of necessity, doubled as shampoo.) The bathroom is so awesome that it would be a good fit.
The location, on the east end of Groveland, is a bit of a drive from Yosemite Valley, made worse by the summer crowds. But the distance is on par with other places that aren’t in the park, and the Cub Inn is much nicer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful New construction log home, 5 luxury rooms, all with private bath. Very quiet, off-highway, on 3 acres of alpine forested land. Views, great food, homemade bread our specialty. Friendly hospitality. Near Yosemite, public golf course, river rafting, golf, horseback riding. Middle of California Gold Country. Fly in to local airport and we'll pick you up and provide courtesy car. ... more less
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