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“Great place for family stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
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41541 Sierra Drive, Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers, CA   |  
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“Great place for family stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My family of 5 plus my parents stayed here in July. I was a little worried beforehand because of the reviews on this site and others so I emailed Rose with lots of questions about a month before our trip. Rose was very helpful and alleviated all of my concerns. We stayed in the largest of the cabins which sleeps 10 - 2 rooms on the ground floor with a queen bed in each, a queen/full size futon in the living room and two bunkbeds in an overhead loft. You pick up the key to the cabin at the Kaweah General Store and the large cabin is located literally just down the street. It was very clean inside and seemed very well stocked with towels, pillows, blankets and dishes/ kitchen appliances. There were even little packs of coffee and mini shampoos and soaps -- just like at a hotel. Rose let me know there was no maid service and that was fine for us. You are advised not to drink the water from the taps, so we were provided 2 gallons of water that were already cooled inside the refrigerator. Rose said we could get more if needed from the store, but we didn't run out. The Kaweah River is located just a few feet from the back of the cabin. It was a great view! At the time we were there, the river was too rapid for my kids to jump in but it was still nice to be so close. The backyard also had a badminton/volleyball net, barbecue grill and lots of deck chairs. A closet also contained a washer and dryer, but we didn't use so not sure if they were operational.

We brought most of our food with us but also made a trip to the Village Market which is located within walking distance from the cabin. There we picked up perishibles like milk and ground beef. I also need to mention that the cabin had 2 a/c wall units which kept the temperature inside very, very comfortable and cool.

The cabin was within 5 miles to the entrance to the park so that was very convenient. Lake Kaweah is also very close but it didn't seem to have a designated beach or picnic area. Mostly we saw lots of boats at the marina area and some swimmers off the boat launch areas. I wasn't comfortable letting my young kids go swimming there so we didn't visit the Lake.

The only real drawbacks for us were that the cabin is located right off the main street of Three Rivers so traffic noise was an issue one night. Also, on the website, the cabin description says there is a half bathroom in the loft with a sink and toilet. There isn't. So one bathroom for 7 people was a challenge. Also on the website, it mentions a rec room for guests. But this bigger cabin is not located near the other smaller cabins so we never saw that rec room.

Other than those minor things, we really enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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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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

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
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
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Three Rivers
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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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