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41541 Sierra Drive, Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers, CA   |  
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“We liked it and would return.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

SEQUOIA RIVERFRONT CABINS. Three Rivers, CA on the Kaweah river, below the entrance to Sequoia National Park, a few are rustic "old fashioned" cabins ( # 1 - 2 & 3 ) not yet rebuilt and some are newly built cabins all located on the river in a rustic rural wild setting. (no paved parking lot) I would have been happy in the old cabins. Our friends where in old # 3. We had newly rebuilt # 5. Our room was brand new, small, tight & clean & adequate. A nice window on the river side that we left open all night. We had a Queen bed. Flat screen TV on wall if you need it. My wife did not like the pedestal sink in bath. No place to put anything! I took a night stand and put it in the bathroom for her. Tile and wood floors. Could use a small carpet to get sand off of feet! All rooms had chairs & tables behind them on river side. Some rooms had Barbeques. A common area room with microwave, treadmill etc. A common area fire pit & chairs with a supply of fire wood on a patio overlooking river. (bring Lighter fluid and paper & mabye a hatchet?), Picnic tables, A very nice rustic get away to nature. Especially if you are former Idahoan's who live in LA like we do. Some decent restaurants are nearby. I will review a Mexican place called "Serrano's" down river and a River side Diner / Bar called "River View" upriver separately. Note: It is located just outside the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Lots of white water rafters going by as we sat outside here and at the "River View Restaurant & Lounge (Sports bar menu). We enjoyed the sound of the river, watching the rafters go by and the spring bloom. Cost was $97.90 a night double occupancy Queen bed on 06.07.2011. Three Rivers, Ca was a great overnight stop on our journey to Fish Camp at the south entrance to Yosemite! The web site is, ( Sequoiarivercabins.com ) Check in is at the Kaweah General Store. NOTE: Check your room key number. They gave me the wrong keys and it is a bit of a drive back to the store. Also, be sure and ask for your free room bag ice and bottled water for drinking available at the General store. The room water in Bath is river water and should probably not be drank. I was not told this at checking. This is not a fancy place! It is a bit rustic with well worn grounds. We liked it.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

Our family stayed here while visiting Sequoia National Park recently. I have mixed emotions about the cabins.

Here are the good things about our stay:
1. The location is very close to the park entrance. It's an easy jaunt into the park in the morning before the crowds arrive.
2. The cabins are right on a river, so the view out the back window is gorgeous. The kids splashed around on the riverbanks and had a blast.
3. The deluxe cabin was great for a family. It has a bedroom downstairs with a king sized bed and a loft upstairs that could sleep four more. Lots of room! It also has a kitchen, so you could prepare your breakfast and pack picnic lunches for your day out. (Be sure to take a lunch. I never saw any food in the park.) And it had Direct TV, so there are lots of channels to choose from when you're winding down at night.
4. They have a common area that has a pool table, foosball table, and some gym equipment. Again, very old and dirty. But the kids had fun learning how to play pool.
5. The guy that took care of the property was really nice and helpful.

Now, the bad parts:
1. The cabin was FILTHY! There was a layer of dust on everything and cob webs in every corner. When you walked around barefoot, you could feel the dirt on the floor. Yuck! It seemed like no one had used the cabin in a very long time.
2. The bugs were out of control! As soon as something spilled on the kitchen counter, there were ants on it. I had to continually dump the trash outside, so we didn't have a full blown infestation. And every time the front door opened, flies would come in. You couldn't get in and out fast enough to keep them from getting in the cabin.
3. The cabin is RIGHT on the highway. We opened our window to listen to the peaceful sound of the river, but those sounds were drowned out by all of the street noise.
4. The price was very expensive for the quality of the property. We stayed in a similar setting near Yosemite on the same trip. The price was LESS than this one and the cabin and grounds were immaculate!
5. Check in is about a mile down the road at the General Store. So be sure to stop there first or you will have to go back through town to get your key. It's an unusual set up that was confusing after a long day on the road.

So, as you can see, there are good and bad things about this cabins. If I go back to Sequoia, I will look around and see what other options are around the park.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010 via mobile

Mess up your reservation , don't answer phone or Email ( too Busy) ,make you waste your time and ruin everything ( because then everywhere it's booked). Avoid and don't trust .Don't worry , they'll tell you that they are very sorry , they can.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

Th place offers three cabins: small and basic, big with full kitchen equipped, and one in between. We took the smallest as we were on a budget, and it was a great value. The room equipped with coffee macer facilities, refrigerator, TV, and Wifi was comfortable and quite. The cabins are just on a river bank, and you bath the river water. In evening you may relax in a chair on a riverbank or party with BBQ - they provide the amenities needed. Drinking water waits in a refrigerator and is complimentary. The host was very nice and helpful. A general store is a short ride from the place, and there are a few local restaurants in a close vicinity. Altogether, it was a great value (actually the cheapest we found in Three rivers), conveniently located - and very close to the Sequoia park entrance.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 41541 Sierra Drive, Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers, CA
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Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have various cabins that sleep from 2 persons up to 10 persons. All cabins are located on the river, offering river and mountain views.We are located on Highway 198,6 Miles from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park in Three Rivers, CA. The Sequoia Riverfront Cabins is only minutes from Kings Canyon National Park, Lake Kaweah, and the Giant Forest Museum. Just a short drive will take you to Sequoia College, and area shopping..., private access to the back yard and the river.Mini Cabin(#3):One room, featuring one double size bed, small seating area, TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave and private bath,Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Standard Cabin(4,5):One room, featuring one queen size bed, small seating area, TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave and private bath, Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Cabin with kitchen(#2):Our small cabin with kitchen features one room only with one queen size bed, a small seating area, TV, A/C, attached kitchen with small dining table. Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Cabins with kitchen and balcony 4 beds ( 6,7,8,9 )These cabins are larger and do have additional a private balcony and a small bedroom upstairs with one dbl. bed and two single beds. Sleeps max. 6 pers.These cabins feature a downstairs living area with one bed (queen or king sized). There is also a seating area, satellite TV (premiere satellite), A/C and private balcony or large wooden deck (#9)Attached is a kitchen and a dining table. Private bath with shower. There is also a loft with one double sized bed and two single beds suited for 4 persons . Outdoor seating with BBQ .Cabin-Suite (#1) for 4 persons:Charming suite, futuring one bed room with one queen bed and a large living room with comfortable seating areas, including pull-out sleeper sofa, TV, VCR, A/C, attached kitchen and dining table. Small deck with BBQ, and seating.Large Family Cabin (# 10) for 10 persons : Two-Bed Room River Front Cabin with private back yard and loft .This cabin is our largest river front cabin, it accommodates up to 10 people.There are two bedrooms located in the main floor with one queen sized bed in each bedroom. ... more   less 
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