My husband and I stayed for three days while he was recurperating from hernia surgery. It was wonderful with just the right amount of easy hiking in the Mineral King Valley. The staff, although young (mostly college students,) were very pleasant and eager to help. This is an historic resort. We stayed in one of the historic cabins and its floor is not quite level, its door does not stay open, etc. But all the appliances work, it is adequately equipped, the bed is good and the trees, fresh air and aroma of the mountains is unbeatable. The staff here work very hard to keep these cabins up. They are only open a few months out of the year because of the snow and poor road conditions during the winter which starts in October and ends in May. They have to charge a lot as they only have a small window of time to make their money. Because of the heavy snows in this area, the staff have to rebuild parts of each cabin every year before they can open for the summer. Heavy snows are very hard on old cabins. The guests who stay here are almost all well educated, friendly, lovely people. And the renown Silver City pie adds such a wonderful finishing touch to a day's hike in the high Sierras. Many restaurant guests say It is worth a mountain drive up from Visalia just to enjoy the homemade pie in the rustic but classy restaurant.
Telephone service, cell phones and internet connections are not great and sometimes only work during parts of the day. It can be difficult to communicate with the staff and management. But this is not their fault. This is a remote, high mountain resort. If you need instant communication, stay at the Hilton in Fresno (UGH).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silver City Resort is a small boutique resort nestled deep in Sequoia National Park just minutes away from the breathtaking high altitude Mineral King Valley. What makes this destination so unique is that it shares its history with two of the oldest alpine settlements in the western United States. Within the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, Silver City Resort and the neighboring seasonal communities of Silver City and Mineral King, contain more chapters of shared human history than any other community in the High Sierras for over 130 years. Silver City Resort offers a truly unique mountain experience. Located 21 miles up Mineral King Road Silver City offers lodging away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourism. Silver City offers guests an authentic mountain experience perfect for families, avid hikers, adventure seekers, and people who love nature. We provide private cabins each with a fully stocked kitchen, including pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, baking bowls, cutlery, silverware, etc… We have beautiful spacious chalets with open beam ceilings, bathrooms and showers. If luxury is not your cup of tea we also have smaller family cabins and last but not least our rugged historic cabins. Whether you are an adventurer looking for lodging in Sequoia, or a family looking for a great getaway Silver City Mountain Resort offers lodging during the summer months in Sequoia National Park. Opening up Memorial Day weekend in May and closing in mid to late October depending on snow fall. Silver City also includes a small store and restaurant. The resort is located 21 miles up Mineral King Road in the little cabin communities of Silver City and near the beautiful Mineral King Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silver City Mountain Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park