We loved this property and am so glad we ended our trip here. But people should know that the road construction in Sequoia is something you have to deal with if you stay in Three Rivers. It makes the trip into the heart of the park about an hour and 15 minutes, IF you time it just right. Be sure to check into this and plan accordingly. That being said, The River Jewel is close to perfect. We stayed in the Kaweah Suite, which is on the ground floor. Diana or Larry will tour you around the property, which is 3 beautiful acres right on the river. The sound of the river is lovely and there are sitting areas, a hammock, gorgeous rocks you can walk out on and chairs right in the river for just cooling your feet. It was VERY hot in September, over 100 degrees in the afternoon, but much cooler in Sequoia. In the evening, however it cools off into the 60's and we sat outside, listening to the river, enjoying our excellent food from Sierra Subs, and watching a beautiful sunset with the hummingbirds as company.
The suite itself is lovely, looks brand new, lots of room. There is TV, telephone, everything you need other than an ironing board and iron. The small kitchen area has a sink, small refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee maker with Starbucks coffee provided. More nice touches are fresh fruit, 4 bottles of water, paper towels, dish soap, etc. There are dishes, utensils, wine glasses provided as well. There are even beach towels for river swimming. I really could have stayed a week in this lovely place. What a nice break from crowds and noise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the foothills of the Sequoia National Park, in the quaint town of Three Rivers, experience the serenity only nature can provide at The River Jewel Suites. A romantic getaway awaits you in our newly appointed riverfront Suites. Each suite has a kitchenette, California King Sized Bed, and private patio or balcony with amazing river & mountain views. ... more less