You are far, far away from California, trying to make travel plans and decisions, and don’t know where to best find current information about traveling to Yosemite National Park. The internet is filled with sites – but which one will get you the information you are looking for? It’s too easy to get lost in that rabbit hole! You call a local hotel and hope they can supply the information you want, but then get put on hold because they have guests checking in at their reception desk, and another call rings in…
We are always happy to help guests with their travel plans, and we do our best to have the most recent updates on local conditions. However, since the Groveland Hotel and the Hotel Charlotte are small independent inns, we don’t always have the staffing and bandwidth to spend the time with you on the phone that we would like. So, we’ve put together a short list of websites that we use to access the most up-to-date information on what is going on in our area.
For information on Yosemite National Park: www.nps.gov/yose
For more information on Yosemite and surrounding parks: www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/yosemite-national-park
For information on weather in the park: www.weather.com (use zip code 95389)
For information on weather in Groveland: www.weather.com (use zip code 95321)
For area highway conditions: www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi (look for highways 120, 140, 41, also 49 and 395)
For fires in California: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov
For smoke/air quality: www.californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com
For local news: www.mymotherlode.com
For what to do outside of Yosemite: www.visittuolumne.com
We hope you find this information useful in preparing for your trip to our section of the California Sierra Nevada. We love where we live and work and would love for you to see the majesty of this special part of the world. We look forward to seeing you at one of our hotels soon. And, yes, please do call us if we can help you!