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Montecito Sequoia Lodge

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63410 General's Hwy, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

If you are looking for a family vacation in the mountains - this is it. Counselors from all over the globe will take care of your kids while you go hiking, horse backriding, yoga, art class, tie dye, archery, or whatever. They even feed you and do your laundry!!! Talk about a stress free vacation! Best part - you get... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed here one night because thats all we could stand! This place is run down and dirty inside & out. It is in need of repair everywhere. There was even a bat colony living in the wall of our cabin. The staff didn't express any concern when we told them. I'm sure the health department might be concerned, but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

We just spent a week at the Montecito Sequoia Lodge and absolutely loved it. Perfect balance of divine landscapes and relaxing setting, abundant and delicious food, engaging and plentiful activities, plenty of opportunities for social contact while never taking away from ability to disconnect and get away from it all.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our family did our second family camp week at Montecito this summer, and it was hard to adjust to normal life after having so much fun. The place has the feel of a real mountain camp amongst the trees, with a great view. But what distinguishes the whole place are the activities and the people – the kids are grouped... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We were there when there was an evacuation to Hume Lake on 07/13/11. My husband was on a hike on that day, so it was only me, my 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter who carpooled with a mom from Nevada(her family was also out hiking) to Hume lake. The Nevada family has been to MS lodge... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We attended Week 4 (July 10 – July 16) of family camp with our 3 kids. It is obvious that Montecito Sequoia Lodge is a year-round facility. The wear and tear is evident everywhere – inside and out. The carpets were dirty and the hallways had a strong odor. Our room was spacious and fit our family of 5 well.... More 

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MSLodge, Owner at Montecito Sequoia Lodge, responded to this review

As an owner of Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Family Camp, I was very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your family vacation camp experience here. We are very proud of our staff and our camp, and we strive to offer the best family camp experience to our guests, most of whom return year after year with their families.... More 

pacific palisades, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We just returned from a 4th year of family camp. As always, we had a wonderful time. The draw here is the wonderful staff, many of whom return year after year, and who make the place home. The activities are great (waterskiing, horse back riding, archery, riflery, yoga, aerobics, swimming, paint ball, organized and unorganized hiking, mountain biking, water color... More 

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MSLodge, Owner at Montecito Sequoia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear bearwald, Thanks so much for returning to Montecito for family camp! We really appreciate your feedback and we love our return camp families! Just wanted to let you know that due to the late snow this spring, we did not get our dust control brine down in camp until late this year, and then we had some unexpected rain... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Cannot speak highly enough of Montecito Sequoia Lodge. We were so pleased we booked this accommodation which is inside the park as it's a long drive in and out. We had a beautiful corner room looking out over snow-capped mountains. It was spacious and clean. The big surprise was the 3 meals a day all included in the price. We'd... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

In a nutshell, this is a school camp - the main lodge has slightly tired accommodation in an unflattering colour scheme, but you get a good sized room with queen bed, and a bathroom with a shower and bathtub. The best thing about this place is that it's chilled out, there are activities for children and adults, and all meals... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Stayed here with a friend recently. We came mainly for the cross-country skiing which was excellent. Well groomed and maintained trails with excellent snow conditions. We skiied both days and loved it. The food was abundant and good with a plenty options. Staff was friendly and helpful. Don't come here unless you like kids. It's definitely geared towards families. They... More 

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