Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607
Reservations: (877) 444-6777
Grouse Valley is located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument within Sequoia National Forest. The facility is actually a complex of three cabins, including the Caretakers Cabin, Hillside Cabin and Lakeside Cabin.
The Lakeside Cabin is the largest of the three and can accommodate up to 12 people. Both the Hillside Cabin and the Caretakers Cabin, which is a guesthouse attached to the garage, can accommodate 10 people.
The property is nestled in an open scenic valley, which contains two lakes surrounded by pine and oak trees and a few small fruit and nut orchards. The serenity and open space provided at Upper Grouse presents visitors with a rare opportunity to enjoy the Sequoia National Forest apart from the traditional campground experience.
The Upper Grouse Valley is located approximately 11 air miles north of Springville, California, at an elevation of around 4,800 feet. Vegetation on the property includes riparian, mixed conifer (ponderosa pine, incense cedar, and white fir), an apple orchard, an almond orchard and other various landscaping plants.
The property includes a lower man-made lake filled with the water from a spring-fed upper man-made lake. Because the cabins are located at an elevation of 4,800 feet, visitors need to be prepared for a variety of weather including warm afternoons, chilly nights and afternoon thunderstorms. It is also not unusual to experience a dusting of snow during the early spring and later fall months.
The lands surrounding the cabins are open to public walk-in access and other visitors may be in the vicinity during your stay.
Visitors are invited to fish, canoe and hike around the lakes on the property. All California Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service regulations apply.
There is a barn, hay shed and horse corrals onsite to accommodate visitors with horses, as well as a pasture located adjacent to the Caretakers Cabin. Visitors are welcome to bring their horses and enjoy riding in the areas around the facility.
The Lakeside Cabin is two-story log cabin, spanning 1,550 square feet with an 8-foot covered deck on three sides. The Hillside Cabin is also a log cabin with 1,400 square feet and an 8-foot deck on three sides. The Caretakers Cabin is attached to the garage and is 1,032 square feet.
All three accommodations include a full kitchen, living and dining areas, full baths (the large house has two full baths) and large areas for bunks/beds.
Additional amenities include hot showers, full electricity, laundry facilities, five water wells, underground utilities and grills. If you plan on using the grill on the porch please bring your own charcoal briquettes.
Cabin users should also provide linens, pillows, blankets, towels, toiletries, and toilet paper, food and trash bags. Firewood can be purchased from local stores in Springville.
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Take the county road from Springville to the cabin is narrow with many sharp turns, and vehicles over 22 feet are not advised.
Take Highway 190 east from Porterville to Springville. After passing through Springville, take a left on Balch Park Road. Drive approximately 10.5 miles, then turn left onto Blue Ridge Dr./Co Route 276/Mtn Rd 276. Travel 6 miles to arrive at the Upper Grouse Valley Area on the right.
Go through the gate and close and lock the gate behind you. Travel down the black-top paved road to the right, continue the same direction on the dirt road approximately a mile. The cabins will on your left through another gate, which should also be closed and locked upon entry.
The Caretakers Cabin is located on the left immediately after the second gate. The Hillside Cabin is located on the right immediately after the second gate. The Lakeside Cabin is located at the end of the cabin driveway.