Yosemite Rose - A Country Bed and Breakfast
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Yosemite Rose is a late 1800's 'Italianate Revival' Victorian bed and breakfast lodging that took 3 years to build and is a replica of a famous Bay Area mansion that is now a museum. The retreat is situated off the old stage coach run to Yosemite and is approximately 20 minutes from the park just off Highway 120, which is the most direct route from the Bay Area and San Francisco airport.
The retreat lies on 210 quiet acres bordering the Stanislaus National Forest. Surrounded by grand oaks, towering pines, fresh-water ponds, and a new and developing olive orchard, the facilities include: the manor house, a fully-equipped country cottage, horse stables, and an arena. If you are inclined to walk the acreage, you may see a gray heron catching its morning meal at the pond or perhaps a herd of deer sleeping in the tall grass or possibly a bear lumbering in the distance. Off-road trails lead down the canyon to the Tuolumne and Clavey Rivers 2000 feet below, inviting hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Local activities abound, from swimming, golfing, hiking, horse trail rides, river rafting, and mining for gold, or just plain relaxing. Spend evenings watching the meteors sweep across the night sky, or take an early morning hike to the knoll to watch the sunrise over the Yosemite and the High Sierra Mountains.
The facilities and grounds at Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast can be rented for special events. Weddings, parties, concerts, reunions, dinners and more can be scheduled here.
Styled after Yosemite National Park hotels.
- Full Country Breakfast - for guests in the manor house only
- Billiard room - cold beverage service
- Afternoon tea - on request
- In-room telephone - on request (Long distant - credit card only)
- Wireless internet
- Dining reservations - placed at local restaurants upon request
- Special dietary requests - with 48 hours notice
- Evening turndown service
For Donald and Katherine, the building of their family house was building a footbridge between generations, which has since then turned to a solid foundation. From them, to their children, their grandchildren, and so on until the house is of legends, passed from parent to child faithfully through time.
A place with family traditions, a home where kith and kin may gather, their grandchildrens’ home away from home, full of customs particular to their own lands, this manor they have built has become a valued retreat to their family, and out of respect, wish to share its serenity and peaceful calmness with those who wish for such things as these.
Sophisticated in shades of champagne, the parlor brings the true spirit of the Victorian culture's passion for the sociable to vivid life in this room. With the comfortable revival furniture, it is quite simple to become at ease and while away the hours by conversing with friends, family, or getting to know people.
The library with its hundred leather bound, gilded paged classics, waiting to be read, as well as maps and history on the surrounding local Yosemite and Stanislaus National Park areas. With an outlook on the setting sun, shimmering on the vale, golden lights can be seen through the leaves as you flip the pages of Jane Eyre, or Ivanhoe, comfortable and secure.
The Billiard Room decorated with military memorabilia stands as a lasting tribute to all those who have served in the United States Military, and highlights those in our family who served their country. Over a game of pool, one can meet friends and share laughter under the benign eyes of former protectors of our beloved land.
One of the jewels of the Manor, the Dining Room holds in its hand, a beautiful mural of Yosemite Valley, painted by renowned artist and family friend, Randy O’Dell. Painted in warm, golden tones, the walls give a sense of comfort, while overhead, the ceiling reflects the mood of the sky, its beaming humor, its tempest tossed tears, and its loving nature to man.
Looking out from the veranda into the shadowed, mysterious vale, warm sunlight shining through the leaves, turning them into exquisitely crafted emeralds; at dawn and twilight, the Fairy folk wending their stately way in lighted procession through the tree boughs, and at midnight, the moon casting dappled light onto the leaf strewn floor of the vale.
A room of convenience, yet professionalism. Outfitted with a fax machine, Internet, and a phone, it is well equipped for any usage by guests.
A sunny country kitchen will serve up a full delicious country breakfast served on the veranda or in the dining hall.
Restoring to the valley a sense of what once was lost, the Manor built by Donald and Katherine gives to the beautiful valley the essence of the past. Of the picnics in which you may gladly venture forth, a willow basket laden with food and drink, or of the emotions you feel just as did those who saw this place for the first time felt. But moreover, this is home, in the lovely countryside, where one might stay and watch as night falls.
Weddings & Special Events
The facilities and grounds at Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast can be rented for special events. Weddings, parties, concerts, reunions, dinners and more can be scheduled here. Styled after Yosemite National Park hotels.
Plan your special event at the Yosemite Rose B & B
Weddings: Yosemite Rose is ideal for weddings. A beautiful memory to be captured and lingered upon with the turning of the pages of time.
Banquets: Lucheons, dinners, award ceremonies can be scheduled under the enchanting vale oaks. Small groups to larger groups of up to 70 people.
Catering: Larger special events are catered and include local wines.
Victorian Tea: Our special event full tea is served with scones, victorian age sandwich wedges, and a dessert finale. The photo shows the Red Hat Society enjoying our afternoon Victorian Tea in the dinning room.
Music at the Manor: Yosemite Rose has had a series of short concerts featuring an afternoon of chamber music in a comfortable Victorian setting. Composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and others. The response has been so overwhelming that more classical music events are being planned.
The Staff: Our staff is available to plan your special occasion. Specially catered breakfasts, lunchs or dinners in either our beautiful dining room setting, veranda or our outdoor patio under the vale oaks seating 70 guests.
What is there to do while staying at Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast lodging? Activities and adventure abound...
Yosemite Rose: Walking trails wind through Yosemite Rose's 210 acres. Past the stables, horse arenas, Olive grove, ponds, pastures, and timberline. A half hour stroll to the knoll places you 2000 feet above the Toulumne River from which Yosemite Park can be seen in the distance about 18 miles away. Yosemite's North Dome is visable. Many guests are astronomers that come here to place their telescopes on the knoll for a night of star gazing. The Yosemite wilderness borders the property and is open to the public. The Hambi Trail leads to the Tuolumne River canyon below.
MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES
Licensed Massage Therapy Services Are Available
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
In the privacy of your guest room.
EQUINE ADVENTURE TOURS
Schedule an equine adventure trail ride. Email or phone Yosemite Rose to schedule your adventure.
SPEND AN EVENING STAR GAZING
Schedule an evening of star gazing. Email or phone Yosemite Rose to schedule your group.
FISH THE BASS POND
Joe caught a big one in the Yosemite Rose Bass Pond where quests are allowed to fish. The hooks are barbless for capture and release. For more climpses of the Bass Pond click on the Views page. By the way, Joe e-mailed us this snap shot.
Yosemite National Park:
The park embraces more than 30,000 square miles of scenic wilderness. Ranging from 2000 feet above sea level to peaks towering over 13,000 feet. Visit Yosemite Valley, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, Crane Flat, Tioga Road, Tuolumne Meadows, the Indian Village of Ahwahnee, and the Hetch Hetchy dams. See world famous water falls, picturesque lakes, Half Dome and Giant Sequoia groves.
River Rafting the Tuolumne:
The Tuolumne River is California’s finest wilderness whitewater rafting river. Located just outside Yosemite National Park, the Tuolumne offers 18 miles of class 4 rapids, scenic creeks and wide sandy beaches for camping. Professional whitewater rafting companies offer 1 - 3 day adventure trips down the river. The starting point is 5 minutes from our B&B - the closest lodging accommodations to the river put-in. For more rafting information, click on the following web sites:
Columbia Historical State Park :
Columbia is both a state park and a living town. Columbia state park recreates a gold rush town of the 1850-1870 period. Take a step back in time and experience the spirit of California’s best preserved Gold rush town. Learn about life as it was during one of our State’s most exciting time periods. On 275 acres, the park includes historic structures, living history, shopping, museum, hiking, picnic facilities and interpretive programs. 35 minutes from B&B.
Big Trees State Park:
This state park contains some of the most massive and awe inspiring trees (Sequoiadendron giganteum) on the face of the earth. Sierra redwood trees are the largest trees in the world. Many sierra redwoods are between 250 and 300 feet tall, the tallest being about 325 feet high. While their height is impressive, the real wonder of a sierra redwood lies in its bulk. Many of these giants have diameters in excess of 30 feet near the ground, with a corresponding circumference of over 94 feet! An hour from the B&B.
Rail Town 1897 State Park is located in Jamestown about 35 minutes away. Tour the historical railroad workshops and roundhouse. See props and sets from famous Hollywood productions and shop in the depot store. Take a vintage steam engine train ride into the higher Sierra.
The most famous is Ironstone winery. Visit the largest gold nugget found in the 20th century. The nugget can be viewed at the Ironstone Museum. Winery tours, wine tasting, gourmet deli and picnics. About an hour away.
The Pine Mountain Lake development, a few miles away, boasts a year round 18 hole golf course.
Rainbow Pools is a series of enchanting soaking and swim holes about 5 miles away. The Pools are fed by a small river and includes parking facilities.
This is an exciting 45minute tour as you descend the equivalent of a 16 story building by way of stairs and walkways. You will see marvelous formations that have formed in the caverns over time.
45 minute and 3 hour tours are given here. Energetic cave explorer’s can begin by rappelling 165 feet down, followed by a 1 or 2 hour exploration through deep chambers and passages.
Local stables offer year round guided trail rides, lessons, full and self-care boarding, stalls, paddocks, pastures and arenas. Minutes from the B & B. Many of our guests have enjoyed the trail rides.
(Cross country skiing): several places along highway 120. The most popular cross country ski is Yosemite's Crane Flat near the highway 120 Yosemite entrance about 30 minutes away.
(Down Hill skiing): Dodge Ridge and Badger Pass. Both are 1 to 1 1/2 hours away. Both are family ski resorts where beginners to expert down hill runs are well maintained. A winter family adventure exists here. Badger Pass is in Yosemite off highway 120; Dodge Ridge is above Sonora on highway 108.
Yosemite Rose, a Groveland California lodging bed and breakfast hotel, offering Groveland lodging on highway 120 near Groveland California. Groveland is the North West doorway to Yosemite National Park. This old mining town is located on highway 120 near the Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance.
Highway 120 to Groveland follows the old stage coach trail and is the most direct route from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. The Yosemite Rose is 7 miles (5 minutes) from Groveland and 18 miles (20 minutes) from Yosemite.
The Groveland area has 10 restaurant eating establishments - 8 are within the Groveland city limits, 1 is at the airport and the last is at the golf course country club. Most of the restaurants close at around 8 o'clock in the evening.
Yosemite Rose, a Yosemite National Park resort and inn is located 18 miles West of Yosemite off highway 120, on a 210 acre ranch in the high Sierra. Come during spring and watch the young calf's being born.
From the San Francisco Bay area:
Take highway 205 passing the cities of Livermore then Tracy to Manteca. From Manteca take highway 120 through Oakdale. Continue on highway 120 to Groveland. From the San Francisco airport the distance is 150 miles and should take less then 3.5 hours to drive.
From Northern California:
Take highway 99 to the city of Manteca. From Manteca take highway 120 through Oakdale. Continue on highway 120 to Groveland.
From Southern California:
Take highway 99 to the city of Merced. From Merced take highway J59 to highway 120. Continue on highway 120 to Groveland.
Merced details: 99 North to Merced, Take Martin Luther King Way exit, 1st stop light go left onto 14th st, Right on V st, Left onto J59 (16th st), Right onto Snelling highway (J59). The J59 saves 2 hours. Avoid South entrance to Yosemite and highways 49, 41, 140.
From Groveland to Yosemite Rose Bed and Breakfast:
Downtown Groveland is only 2 blocks long. After leaving Groveland travel East towards Yosemite 7.1 miles. Turn left onto Ferretti Road. Travel 2.1 miles to the Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast. Helpful landmarks - You will pass the J132 (Smith Station) Junction on the right.
From Yosemite's Big Oak Flat Entrance on Highway 120:
After leaving the park on highway 120, travel approximately 16 miles West. Turn right onto Ferretti Road. Travel 2.1 miles to the Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast. Helpful Landmarks: Ferretti Road is located a hundred yards past the U.S.Forest Service Station Groveland District Office.