Monday, January 23, 2012

Hotel Charlotte weekly specials, 1-12

We have found a place with snow... The Midwest, and are heading there on Sunday. Amazingly it has been very mild there until we decided that's where to start out holiday. After visiting with family in Chicago and Charlotte, we will head for New Orleans where I will spend my birthday and we will kick back and enjoy a new setting. We look forward to seeing everyone in February!
Restaurant News: This winter we will reopen Friday and Saturday, February 10th & 11th, Valentine's Day and the Presidents's day weekend that follows, February 17, 18 & 19. We hope to see you on one of these nights.
For those doing some early planning for Valentine's day, we are taking reservations now. Our menu is posted online at
A once in a life time opportunity: The weather looks like it will hold through next Thursday without rain/snow. Tioga Pass and Glacier Point Roads will still be open. What a great time to invite your friends a family up to experience a winter high country as they are unlikely to ever see again. In celebration of this phenom your guests will receive a second night free. If they can only stay one night, we will discount 30%. (Valid for stays completed by 3/29/2012)      Bring Ice Skates!

Online Reviews: As travelers begin their summer planning, it would be nice if you could take a moment to tell them about some of the offerings in Groveland. There are many online review websites, select your favorite restaurants, lodging, activites and post a review. Nothing says thank you more to our small businesses than you telling the world about us.  Tripadvisor is a popular choice if you don't already have a travel review site that you favor.
FYI: Marge and Jim are back in town and look forward to catching up with all their Groveland friends.
Stay Warml!

Hotel Charlotte weekly specials, 1-5

The new year is here and the weather is still incredible. Yesterday was t-shirt and sandals.
Restaurant News: Open tonight, Friday and Saturday. This weekend (starting Friday night) Victor has brought in two great specials.
Veal loin scaloppini piccata       $19.95Kobi top sirloin steak with blue cheese butter topping. $19.95
Or $24.95 for a 3-course meal with soup or salad & dessert)
After Saturday, we will reopen the restaurant for dinner on Valentine's Day, February 14 and the weekend that follows. We hope to see you then. For groups that have regularly scheduled lunches here, we will continue serving you as we always have these last 8 years during our winter breaks.

Groveland's Holiday Decoration Take-Down Day: They tell me this is typically 12 days after Christmas, so we are planning on December 6th as the big de-ribboning, de-bowing and de-wrapping day. Join us at Hotel Charlotte headquarters at 9:30 am to get started.
Online Reviews: We saw so many of our neighbors over the last month with all the holiday parties and dinners out with friends. If you are online some time, why don't you take a moment to leave a review at your favorite food or travel website letting the world know about our little town and the Hotel Charlotte restaurant? We sure would appreciate it! If you don't have a favorite review website, consider
FYI: Marge and Jim will be back in town next week and look forward to catching up with all their Groveland friends.
Happy New Year to all!

Hotel Charlotte weekly specials, 12/28

Only 3 more days until the end of 2011 and I wonder if I did everything I planned to. Likely not. But lots going on in these next two weeks, we hope you are a part of our activities!
Last Great Deal of 2011: Book any of our large rooms in the hotel for stays between now and 3/29 and your second night is free. Vacation Rentals too! Buy the first night and the second is free! Valid for travel booked by 12/31 with travel completed by 3/29/2012.
Restaurant News: Open tonight! Yes, a Wednesday! And town is full of folks enjoying the week off and our fabulous weather, come on down! This week we are serving  dinner Wednesday-Sunday with a Celebration Menu for NYE.  

Our three course New Year's Eve Celebration menu  includes a soup or salad, entrée and dessert and we have some space available for you and your guests.

       Victor's Celebration Soup or Caesar Salad

       Entrée Choice

         ~  Stuffed Chicken Breast Florentine $22.95
         ~  Vegetarian Pasta of the day $19.95
         ~  Lobster Ravioli  $26.95
         ~  Lobster Tails with drawn butter $34.95
         ~  16oz T-Bone Steak $29.95
         ~  Rack of Lamb $32.95
         ~  Filet Mignon $31.95
       Crème Bruleé dessert
       Surf & Turf any entrée add a lobster tail $19
       Choices for kids too from $9.95)

Restaurant News 2012:
Our dining room will remain open the week following New Years on the same schedule, Wednesday through Sunday (through January 8th) and we hope you will join us! We will then reopen on Valentine's day and the weekend that follows.

Groveland's Holiday Decoration Take-Down Day: They tell me this is typically 12 days after Christmas, so we are planning on December 6th as the big de-ribboning, de-bowing and de-wrapping day. Join us at Hotel Charlotte headquarters at 9am to get started.
Happy New Year to all!

Hotel Charlotte weekly, 12/21

Mayor Goose wished you the Happiest HolidaysHOTEL CHARLOTTE WEEKLY SPECIALS
It's last minute rush time now with Christmas just around the corner, lots of parties to attend, and all that last minute shopping to complete.  Here are some ideas to help you along the way. 

Oops! I Need a Gift Faire?
At the Hotel Charlotte in downtown Groveland on Friday, Dec. 23, from noon to 4pm. Open to all, the faire features Yosemite Chamber of Commerce members without a storefront, and their unique gift offerings, from hand painted parasols to locally crafted spices, decorative pots, paper products, nature crafts, jewelry and more. Eleven "Oopsologists", plus wine tasting and lunch available while you shop. Try something new!  Free gift wrapping for faire purchases, provided by the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce. Contact Kristy, or 209-962-0429 or the Hotel Charlotte, 209-962-6455 for additional details.  
December Wine BlowOut!
We're cleaning out the cellar for the winter. For the price of two glasses of wine, you can purchase a bottle of wine to take home. Or purchase a case of mixed wines and take off another 10% to 25%. Good 'til the end of the year. Here's the whole list.

Restaurant Happenings
Victor's created a scrumptious three course menu for the Christmas weekend -- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Bring the whole family; there's even a kid's menu. 

Holiday Menu: Saturday & Sunday,12/23, 24 & 25
(Friday night will also have our regular menu as an option.

       Holiday Blend Soup or Caesar Salad
       Entrée Choice
         ~  Traditional Turkey Dinner $19.95
         ~  Vegetarian Pasta of the day $19.95
         ~  Lobster Ravioli (no sides) $25.95
         ~  16 oz Porterhouse Steak $29.95
         ~  Rack of Lamb $29.95
         ~  Filet Mignon $29.95
       Crème Bruleé dessert
Kids Menu: Pasta Marinara with Meatball or Chicken fingers and with ice-cream dessert $9.95
On New Year's EveVictor is preparing a festive dinner from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  Join us before you head to those late night parties to ring in 2012.  Call 962-6455 for reservations. We will have our menu published online next week for NYE.

Writing to Get Published with Bill Manville
Join us at Hotel Charlotte for our third annual intensive workshop with Bill.  Folks who joined us in prior years loved the intimate setting and found it conducive to successful penning!   This year's program is scheduled for March 15 - 18, 2012.  Purchase by Dec. 31, 2011, and receive a 25% discount on the course fees.  This program makes for a great personal endeavor, or holiday gift for the want-to-be writer in your life.

PML VoiceYes, the rumors are true.  We did buy the PML Voice from Roy. Eight years ago, Roy created the PML Voice to be a community service, where people could post their notices and opinions in a timely and fair manner.  That's simply our goal, too.  However, time constraints with running a business and reviving PMLVoice is keeping me up at night. If there is another good soul out there that has time and would like to be Voice Master, I would certainly be interested in hearing from you!
Merry Christmas to you and your families!

See you soon!
Lynn, Victor & Goose!

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