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).