We stayed in the historic Forest Glen cabin for one night ($100) prior to a backpacking trip in the Mineral King area. It was the perfect transition from the hotels of the valley to the tent we'd sleep in on the trail.
The cabin appears to be pushing 100 years old: original wood, dark inside save for two propane lamps, propane four-burner stove and oven, sink with cold running water, double and twin beds, small kitchen table inside, large deck with patio table and four chairs outside. Pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and utensils are provided.
The rustic bathrooms are about 50 feet down the hill from the Forest Glen cabin, and offer toilets, showers, and an outdoor sink.
Be prepared: bring your own linens and towels, be sure to get the Wi-Fi password when you check in, and bring a calling card or plenty of coins to be able to use the resort's pay phone -- there is no cellular phone service in the area.
We played horseshoes on site (free) and enjoyed some delicious homemade pie in the cafe (not free but worth every penny!).
Picking up groceries in Visalia before heading up the adventurous Mineral King road allowed us to cook a great meal in the cabin's kitchen. Dinner on the sunny deck, amidst the trees, was fabulous until the mosquitoes forced us back inside.
The road to Mineral King is not for everyone, and the rustic cabin isn't for everyone. But, if you're an outdoor adventurer looking for a bed to sleep in before exploring this remote corner of Sequoia National Park, Silver City hits the spot.
- 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