Our stay at Wuksachi Lodge was wonderful. The drive up 198 was the roughest road I’ve ever been on. There were so many switchbacks I did get carsick. I would recommend the alternate route via 180 (they way we left).
The staff was very friendly and the guy that checked us in was the best hotel employee we have ever encountered. He went out of his way to explain our options for exploring, as we were only there for one night.
The rooms were exactly what we expected after reading various reviews. The room was outdated but very clean with everything we needed for the night. The towels were a bit rough. We planned ahead and had dinner before entering the park and packed our own snacks since there is not anything close by other than the lodge to purchase food. We booked the breakfast package and it did not disappoint. It was a buffet style on the Monday morning we were there. The buffet included traditional items, eggs, frittata, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, bagels, yogurt, and fresh fruit. The potatoes were especially tasty. The restaurant was not at all crowded; we were there around 730.
Everything was open while we were there (second week of March) and the major attractions are all a few miles away from the lodge. There are lots of signs pointing you in the right direction when driving to Moro Rock, Giant Forest, General Sherman, and Tunnel Log.
We had a late lunch at the lodge after exploring before leaving the park. I had a decent caesar wrap (wished there was more dressing) and my husband had a good burger and sweet potato fries. I thought it was priced appropriately.
We were not charged for requesting a late checkout. However, our keys did not work when we tried to get back into our room but the staff was very accommodating at getting us back in our room. We also had a tire issue while there and again the staff was very helpful at recommending places outside the park to get it fixed.
Overall, it was a great stay the location is absolutely stunning and worth every penny. We cannot wait to return.
- 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 And Village
- Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Wuksachi Hotel Village
- Wuksachi Village And Lodge