We travelled 7 hours to get to Sequoia park from Las Vegas to be told that it was a further 23 miles up a really bendy road (15 - 20 mph)
The lady at the park entrance said there was snow forecast for Friday 13th April. Well it didn't wait it started coming down when we got above 5000 feet.
It was one of the most scary hours of my life, snow, mist, 2 kids, 200 feet drops off the road, really not good.
We eventually arrived to laughter as I still had my Las Vegas sandles on, we had a pretty good meal in the restaurant and then went to bed.
The room is very basic, but adequate, but it is quite away from the lodge.
In the morning we woke to 3 feet of snow after the worst snow of the winter, the distance from the lodge would then be a problem if you have any disability. For us it was exciting.
The road was blocked and it took us to 3.30pm to get the road clear. We had to buy chains from the hotel and make our way down the mountain through some major road works.
Spent 20 minutes at the giant trees, but the snow stopped proper access, but at least we saw them.
So the hotel has a good restaurant, helpful staff, but the rooms are basic, however what would you expect for a mountain lodge. If you are going in spring / fall don't be surprised to have snow, and if it is heavy you will not get good access to the trees which is a shame.
Take chains or 4x4 and be careful in snow, it is not a road to take lightly like we did in a small Nissan saloon car.
Beautiful place though and enjoy the trip. One last note, if the hotel was busy I could imagine the restaurant would be slow and busy, so you may have to wait.
Good place - long drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every national park has its top lodge, the one place to stay that reflects all the park stands for. The Wuksachi Lodge® is Sequoia’s signature resort, a striking stone-and-cedar mountain lodge situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Open year-round and located with the best access to Sequoia's awesome attractions, the Wuksachi Lodge was built in 1999 in a spectacular alpine setting at 7,200-foot elevation. Nestled amongst the tall timbers in Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge offers the perfect respite for anyone looking for a place to reconnect with friends, family and the great outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Wuksachi Lodge And Village
- Wuksachi Hotel Village
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