Property Background - Yosemite National Park Hotels

Yosemite Hotel in Buck Meadows and Groveland

Come experience a wonderful Yosemite vacation with a stay at the Buck Meadows Lodge located at the gateway to Yosemite National Park in Groveland, CA. Our Lodge can be found just off Highway 120, one of the main routes to the Western 'Big Oak Flat' entrance to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is just 12 miles east of Buck Meadows Lodge, making it one of the closest hotels to The Park.

Buck Meadows Lodge Amenities

Enjoy the comforts of home at our rustic, yet modern roadside motel located just minutes from Yosemite National Park. The Buck Meadows Lodge offers clean and comfortable motel rooms for the budget-minded traveler visiting Yosemite. The Yosemite Westgate Lodge is the larger sister property of Buck Meadows Lodge, which provides facilities such as a seasonal pool and spa, guest laundry, picnic areas, and playground.

Guest Rooms in Groveland, California Hotels

The lodge features well-furnished guest rooms, each with its own warm and inviting Yosemite-themed decor. Offering air-conditioned rooms with 2 queen-size beds, single queen, and cabins with king-sized bedding with its own private full bathrooms. Amenities include 32-inch color LCD TVs with DirectTV/HBO, alarm clock, full bath, hairdryer, and wireless Internet. Outdoor recreational features include seasonal pool, spa, playground, and laundry facilities which are found at the adjacent sister property, Yosemite Westgate Lodge. Soak up some sunshine and take in the beauty that surrounds the lodge which makes for perfect budget accommodations while traveling to Yosemite.

Buck Meadows Accommodations Nearby Yosemite

The Buck Meadows Lodge offers clean and comfortable hotel rooms for the budget-minded traveler visiting Yosemite National Park. Lucky Buck Cafe, located on-site, offers hearty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a seasonal basis. The Lodge offers guest rooms with modern conveniences including wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs with HBO, in-room safes, Keurig coffee makers and full private bathrooms. From hiking adventures, family activities and personal retreats, Buck Meadows Lodge is your place to stay if you are traveling to Yosemite on a budget. The Buck Meadows Lodge is operated by its sister property, therefore, for check-in, please come to the main lobby at the Yosemite Westgate Lodge.

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Buck Meadows Lodge Features & Amenities

General Services

Free Parking High Definition Television Microwave Alarm Clocks Electronic Vehicle Charging Station Hairdryer In Room Safe Non Smoking Rooms Cable TV Flatscreen TV Heater In-Room Coffee Refrigerator Air Conditioned Direct Dial Phones

Business Services

Business Center Wireless High Speed Internet (Fee Applies) Copy Service (Fees May Apply) Fax Service (Fees May Apply)


Pets Allowed (Fees May Apply) Pets Allowed (Designated Rooms Only) Playground


Coffee/Tea in Lobby Bar/Lounge Restaurant

Features for the
Overall Property

No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible guest rooms and common areas On-Site Designated Accessible Parking Roll-in ADA showers available Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf Van Accessible Parking Accessible Guest Rooms with 32 Inch Wide Openings Wheelchair Accessible per ADA Standards Accessible Routes To Fire Exits All doorways to and within Accessible Guest Rooms are Wheelchair Accessible Areas of Rescue Assistance Front Door Bell Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA Knock Light No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and entrance People in Need of Accessible Features Can Book Accessible Rooms During The Same Time and Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms Service Animals Allowed At No Additional Charge Staff is Trained to Offer Assistance to Ensure Accessibility Accessible Business Center WCAG Level 2.1 Website Accessible Patio or Balcony Wheelchair Accessible Route From The Accessible Parking Space To The Facility’s Entrance, Registration Desk, Guest Room, and Exterior/Interior Amenities ADA Accessible Guest Room All hallways and corridors free of any steps or abrupt vertical level changes Braille Signage throughout property Ground Floor Hotel Entrance Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Parking Spots Including Van Accessible Spots Stipulated by ADA Main Features of Hotel Accessible on Ground Floor No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and guest room entry Registration Desk, Lobby, Guest Rooms, and Exterior/Interior Amenities are Accessible From The Public Sidewalk Signs on The Property Include Braille are Easy to Read and Free From Reflective Material 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas TDD Telephone Accessible Entrance to Restaurant Wheelchair Accessibility Throughout Guest Room and Guest Bathroom per ADA Standards Accessible Registration Check-in Counters/Other Counters Serving Guests Have A Lowered Portion No More Than 36" High or Has A Folding Shelf At 36" High To Allow Persons Who Use Wheelchair Wheelchair Ramp All areas of the hotel are accessible by wheelchair – including a wheelchair accessible route from the accessible parking spaces to the facility’s front entrance and to the key areas of the facility All sidewalks and walkways free of any objects that pose a hazard to persons with low vision Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener

Buck Meadows Lodge Policies

These are general hotel policies. Policies may vary per room type. Please check the accompanying room details accordingly.

Check in Time - 04:30 PM
Check out Time - 11:00 AM
Currency - USD ($)
Extra Adult Cost - $10.00/Night
Early Check In

Check in time is 4:30 PM. Unfortunately, we run a very busy hotel during peak season, and likely cannot accommodate early check in requests as our housekeeping staff needs to service your room.

Late Check Out

Sorry, late check-outs likely cannot be accommodated during our peak season due to how busy our hotel operates.

Cancellation Policy
24 hours
Policy Details

Reservations will be required on select days beginning April 13 and ending October 27, during peak hours from 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM to enter Yosemite National Park

  • On February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2024.
  • From April 13 - June 30 reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (May 27, June 19)
  • From July 1 - August 16, reservations are required EVERY DAY - seven (7) days a week
  • From August 17 - October 27, reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays (September 2 and October 14)

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We have a 24 Hour Cancellation Policy. If you wish to cancel or modify a reservation, you must do so by 4 PM 24 hours or 1 day prior to your arrival date. If you cancel or modify post the expiration of the Cancellation Period or you fail to show up, a no-show charge will be levied on your credit card for one full night plus taxes and fees. 

The above Cancellation Policy does not apply if you have made a reservation with an Advance Purchase Discount or a Non-Refundable Discount. You will NOT be able to cancel or modify this pre-paid non-refundable reservation type.  Your total reservation amount will be charged at the time of booking and become prepaid and non-refundable.

Credit cards are pre-authorized prior to arrival.  The Hotel is not responsible for guaranteeing the reservation if an invalid or expired credit card is provided.  The name on the credit card used to check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.  Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required in order to check in.

Note: Our office hours are from 8 AM - 10 PM.  Please call us at 209-962-9372 if you are going to be checking in after-hours to make late check-in arrangements.  If you are going to be later than 10 PM, there will be a Late Check-in Fee of $25 added to your charge.  The Buck Meadows Lodge is operated by its adjacent sister property, Yosemite Westgate Lodge. When you check in, please come to the main lobby at the Yosemite Westgate Lodge.

There is a nightly Amenities Fee of $5 per night which is included in your stay. 

The Buck Meadows Lodge is a 100% Non-Smoking Hotel. 


The Buck Meadows Lodge is a budget-friendly, clean and comfortable motel that is only 12 miles from the Hwy 120 Westgate Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Accessibility Features

The Buck Meadows Lodge offers handicap van accessible parking, wheelchair ramp and easy access for a majority of rooms.  Our guest rooms feature bathtubs with grab bars. This hotel only requires 1 accessible room stipulated by the ADA thus does not have the capacity to have an accessible room with 2 beds nor is it required due to the size of the hotel. In addition, trying to convert the 1-bed accessible room into a 2-bed accessible room is not easily achievable due to physical constraints. For those in need of an accessible room with 2 beds please book at our sister property adjacent to us


Complimentary in-room Keurig coffee makers, microwave, refrigerator, seasonal outdoor pool (located at our adjacent sister property Yosemite Westgate Lodge), guest laundry facilities, and seasonal adjacent restaurant. You are welcome to use the business center at our sister property's lobby which has Internet connectivity. Please Note: There is a nightly Amenities Fee of $5 per night which is included in your stay.

Guest Parking

Complimentary parking in parking lot.

In partnership with Electrify America, Buck Meadows Lodge is proud to offer the largest Electronic Vehicle Charging Station outside of Yosemite National Park.  We offer 4 charging stations so you can top off your electric vehicle while staying with us or dining at our on-site restaurant, The Lucky Buck Cafe.


There is a business center with Internet connectivity available at our sister property's lobby which is available for your use during business hours. Wireless internet is available but due to our remote location, we cannot guarantee performance and availability. Please note: There is very limited cellular coverage in our area and long-distance calls require a calling card.

Children and Extra Beds

We charge $10 per additional adult above double-occupancy. We consider children age 12 and over as adults. Rollaway beds are available for $15 additional per night. Special arrangements can be made at the time of check-in and are subject to availability.


ADA Defined Service Animals are welcome at our hotel, at no charge.

Buck Meadows Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel near Yosemite with three designated guest rooms that are eligible for small to medium size canine companions.  Only guest rooms 605, 606, and 607 are designated pet-friendly rooms at Buck Meadows Lodge.  Our dog-friendly rooms are first come, first reserved. There is a charge of $25 per night with a maximum charge of $75 (3-days) per stay, per pet (dogs only).  Limit of 2 dogs at 50 lbs or less or 1 dog at 80 lbs or less.  Guest must register their canine-friend, and is responsible for keeping their dog on leash, and restrained outside your room, at all times. Dogs are expected to be quiet, well behaved, and non-destructive. 

There is a pet-relief area where you must curb your dog.  $100.00 fee for unattended dog(s) in hotel room or hotel parking lot.  Unattended pets may be removed from the room or hotel property by staff and/or animal control without liability on the part of the hotel and the guest will assume all costs for such removal. There is a $250.00 cleaning fee, determined solely by management, for a room left in an unsatisfactory condition.  Destruction of any furnishings, flooring, or linen will be assessed per cost of repair or replacement.  Any violations of our pet-policy may result in non-refundable eviction.

Accepted Payment Methods

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash. This hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Terms & Conditions

This property is privately owned and the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or for loss of money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind. Once checked in, no cancellations. All linens are inventoried: missing or damaged linens will be charged. PETS ARE ALLOWED IN APPROVED ROOMS ONLY. Non-Applicable Guest rooms that have evidence of pet dander and/or odor will be charged a $150 non-refundable fee for deep-cleaning services. Any damages to hotel property will be charged an additional fee upon assessment. This is a NON-SMOKING facility. The guest acknowledges that smoking is not allowed in a guest room or within the hotel facility. If anyone in the guest's party smokes in the guest room, the guest hereby expressly authorizes hotel management to charge the credit card the amount of $250.00 to reimburse the property for the additional cost of cleaning a guest room. If your reservation has been paid in advance or you elect to pay by cash, a $150 security deposit via credit card will be required upon check-in and will be charged in the event that damages outlined herein occur. This hotel is operated by Perigon Hospitality.