From the Urban Jungle to the Great Outdoors
Groveland is a convenient drive from such California metropolises as Sacramento and San Francisco, and many first-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by just how easy it is to get to the delightfully quaint town of Groveland. It doesn't take long to realize, however, that Groveland is miles apart from the hurry and stress of the big city. In fact, settling into your Groveland beach house along the cool banks of Pine Mountain Lake will do wonders to get you and your family in the mood to relax and explore your own little piece of history.
Groveland has had a role to play in California's rich history for close to 200 years as a hub for adventurers and gold miners alike, and the area still continues to surprise and delight! Your family's Groveland beach house rental invites you to wake each morning to the comforting sound of water lapping gently against the shores of Pine Mountain Lake. Once the peaceful scenery revives you, it's time to get motivated to begin an adventure!
Groveland is at the gateway of Yosemite National Park, and that means that outdoor recreation abounds. From horseback riding with Yosemite Trails Saddle and Sleigh Co. to pitching a tent at Camp Mather, your family won't run out of Groveland adventures any time soon. And if all these activities weren't exciting enough, don't forget that you and the kids can splash around at the beach one day and visit the famous Tuolumne River the next to enjoy 18 continuous miles of Class V whitewater rafting. The waters of the Tuolumne (known to rafting enthusiasts in the area as "the T") can be experienced in several ways, including professionally-guided day trips and overnight rafting excursions with O.A.R.S. California Rafting.
From the Gold Rush to the Wine Rush
Taking the Highway 120 corridor headed toward Groveland and up to Yosemite introduces you to the natural splendor of the region. Winding mountain roads give you a view of vibrant greenery, towering trees, and local wine. Groveland may have beckoned visitors years ago with the prospect of finding gold, but today it's all about treasure of a fruity nature. Several notable wineries;including Ironstone Vineyards, Zucca Mountain Vineyards, and Twisted Oak Vineyards;have set roots in the region, putting Groveland on the map as another promising purveyor of California varietals.
For many, the grandeur of the region can be found in the turning of the leaves in the fall and the brilliance of shining stars on a clear night. For others, there's nothing quite like antique shopping among living history. Rent a Groveland beach house and see for yourself that the town is so much more than the sum of its parts.