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“oh,did you want us to clean?” 2 of 5 stars
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Silver City Mountain Resort
Mile 21 Mineral King Road, PO Box 56, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93271   |  
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“oh,did you want us to clean?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

a georgeous area surronded my nature. But a chalet that didn't look like it had been mopped the whole season. rodent dropings behind bathroom door, tub, toilet, and kitchen silverware drawer. there were drops of stuck on food spills throughout the lower level. The bathroom downstairs was nasty! I didn't want to walk in there without flip flops!!!! the people working there are nice and the pie was great, but they did not seem very organized. When it came to check in procedures we had to go search for someone, then after we got checked in we had to go find wood in the dark which was supposed to be provided. On top of that there isn't a key to your place. if you stay there check and see if it was cleaned.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Oh this was truly amazing. We stayed in the shooting star cabin, perfect cabin for two. It was perfect and I so want to be able to get in the next time I try and book! We were there during the shutdown so it was even more peaceful than we had expected,

The cabin has one bedroom - a great log fire to keep you warm at night and matches to light the gas mantel lanterns - no electricity from 10pm to midday - which is part of the experience. The fridge is gas - so makes a bit of noise - the kitchen has everything you need including a coffee percolator Outside we had a fire pit - with a big chunk of wood and an axe!!! If you run out of energy there is wood available,

We sat inside and out and just loved the whole thing. Down the hill is a small shop/restaurant which serves great coffee and fruit pies. It serves food on some days - not Tuesday and Wednesday- we did our own cooking,

This is posh camping so do take toilet roll, food and drink - and a torch. It is very easy living and so much better than a hotel outside the park.

And we saw a black bear as well as the redwoods and wonderful stars.

Simply perfect

Room Tip: For two - shooting g star but not for more
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My step son and I went up for the solitude, natural beauty and quiet. We found all three and had some fantastic meals as well. Creekside Cabin was great. In these rustic cabins without electricity you can talk up the old business of talking to one another rather than typing. It was refreshing !
The beauty of the area speaks for itself. We found ourselves constantly looking at one another and realizing that words would not do justice to what we were seeing. So we just said nothing.
The staff were very friendly and engaging. I enjoyed to slow pace of things.
I would recommend Silver City to anyone looking for a REAL getaway.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Redwood City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a fabulous time, the amenities, folk and food were fantastic. Pie, tea and coffee were excellent. Long winding drive was not as scary or long as expected. Did not see any marmot devouring cars. Would definitely return. Our two year old also had a great time and we all slept well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

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).

Room Tip: The newer chalets are wonderful but not historic and do not take you back in time. They are also mu...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you want to be deep in the woods, but prefer not to tent camp then I highly recommend Silver City. I didn't know exactly what to expect, but was very pleased with the historical cabin Forest Glen which was the least expensive option at the time I booked. Isolated from the other cabins and across from the bathroom cabins (hot showers!), it's a perfect retreat under the canopy of Sequoia National Park. We built a fire the first night in the pit right outside our door, and ate home-cooked breakfasts out on our porch. This cabin has a basic kitchen but no frig, so if I had planned better I would have brought enough to self-cater the entire stay. The cafe is decent, considering how remote you are, but you should be aware that on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at least when we were there, only coffee and pie were served. On the other days all meals are offered. For the one dinner we had, we went with the daily special - spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and a hunking piece of bread. The pie was tasty, though I wish the crust had been flakier. In the morning, they were kind enough to prepare a sandwich for our day hike even though the lunch service hadn't started yet. But I think they should always be able to make sandwiches for hikers to take with them.

Silver City is just a few miles from the Mineral King Ranger Station and the trailheads for numerous gorgeous hikes into the mountains. My sister and I only had one day to hike and we went with the White Canyon trail which lead us to a beautiful alpine meadow complete with marmots. The Mineral King area is very remote and after about a half mile, we didn't see another person until we got back to Silver City. Unfortunately we got caught in hail and rain on the way down, and became completely soaked. But we were able to put the wood-burning stove to good use to dry out our stuff. That second night I didn't mind that much being stuck inside because of the stove, and the propane lamps that gave off a gentle glow and some heat as well. Resort is a bit of a misnomer as there is no pool or jacuzzi, rather it's a collection of cabins with a shop/restaurant at the center, but for a far corner of a national park I suppose one can consider this upscale. You cannot come here expecting the Four Seasons in the middle of the woods at the top of a mountain. All in all, I loved our accommodation and the service was friendly, so would gladly come back again (just wish it wasn't so far away!).

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Oceanside, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Last year my family stayed at Silver City and had a challenging experience (see Silver City Is Falling Apart for August 2012). To the credit of the owner, Philip, they reached out to us and offered to make amends for our bad experience. We were not able to take advantage of their offer until this year and my wife and her sister visited again. This time everything was great! They stayed in one of the Chalets and had the royal treatment the whole time they were there. There is a guy named Bruno who was particularly helpful and hard working and he checked in on my family regularly to be sure everything was OK. The owner Philip did the right ting by trying to make it up to us and I am happy to say that the bad experience we had last year was a one time mishap. The area is beautiful, the cabins are great (but rustic as advertised) and there is a lot of wildlife just outside the door. Today my wife was thrilled to see a bear in the woods near the cabins.
Thank you for taking the high road Philip and I hope Silver City will be successful for many years to come. We will certainly return again as we have for over 25 years.

Room Tip: The Chalets are very very nice for anyone. But the historic rustic cabins are also good for the mor...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Silver City Mountain Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
Silver City Mountain Hotel
Address: Mile 21 Mineral King Road, PO Box 56, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93271
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Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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