I went to Montecito for one night. It is the picturesque lodge with a lake... for kids and adults. It was really a good experience for folks that know they are not going for luxuries... but for fun.
Quick notice before I go on. Expedia has a lower rate than if you call the lodge directly... However if you reserve through expedia, they will give you a cabin without a bathroom with 1 large bed and 2 sets of bunkbeds (for 4 people). The cabin will also have an amazing amount of spider webs. Just be aware of that and don't freak out.
The main problem is of course the lack of a bathroom and shower, not the spider webs.
If you call them on the phone the price will be slightly higher... but apparently you will have a bathroom in your cabin (maybe a shared bathroom) but a bathroom nonetheless.
As for the grounds...
Wow... I mean double wow..
My kids spent a lot of time "fishing" with nets and bits of bread. They had a lot of fun catching and releasing the fish. I went off on a canoe by myself, and at night the staff built a fire... and we roasted marshmallows.
It was perfect for my kids and I. I will probably end up going again. My kids even spotted deer coming to have a drink at the lake. It was a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Rustic Mountain Lodge & Summer Family Camp located in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California. Spectacular view of the Great Western Divide of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Buffet Meals and seasonal activities included in room rate. All Lodge Rooms have private bath. Cabins have shared bathhouse. Open year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montecito Sequoia Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park