We stayed here for 4 days over spring break. The location could not be better. There are several good trails that are walking-close to the Lodge, a ranger station right next door, and it is pretty much splits the distance between destinations like Moro Rock and Kings Canyon. As far as opportunities for things to do you are not going to lack.
The lodge itself is pretty no-nonsense. It is warm, clean and comfortable, but sparse. There is a nice common room with a large fireplace that guests are free to tend to. The rooms were clean, but not spotless, in good repair but not perfect.
The houskeeping/facilities crew may look kind of shady, but were in all honesty super friendly and helpful.
There is a decent little general store that had surprisingly fair prices considering there is nowhere else to go. The same cannot be said of the restaurant, which was a real let down. Very expensive and more like cafeteria food delivered to your table. I would only recommend eating breakfast there, still expensive but the breakfast was actually good. Forget about lunch and dinner.
If you are looking for somewhere to crash after long days of outdoorsmanship and read an evening book by the fire, this is your place. If you really need the nicer things in life, then I recommend the Wuksachi Lodge farther south. A more refined place, that also has a great restaurant.
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