This was mid point in an 18 day fly drive tour and picked for convenience for Sequoia National Park. Exceptional location overlooking the river and literally 5 mins from park entrance and lovely staff (thanks Victoria for a wonderful welcome!).
For those who complain, I suggest you research properly - everything is on the website and/or Trip Advisor and nothing came as a surprise to us.
Yes, very rustic and furnishings a bit tired round the edges (my gripe is new curtains would be welcome!) but we're OK with that for a retreat in the Sierra Nevada foothills which blends in with surroundings. We spent 2 nights in the king mini suite and had no issues. You get free internet use in the main office, which was quite slow, but again not surprising given the location.
Spent the evenings on the porch overlooking (and listening to) the river in pitch darkness looking at a crysytal clear sky (including seeing the milky way and shooting stars - very rare where I come from).
We knew there was no restaurant and were prepared to eat out. Not prepared for generally dismal restaurants in Three Rivers. I don't like trawling for somewhere to eat and they are quite spread out here.
Beware veggies - options here are very limited. Gateway Restaurant next door was mega expensive. Pizza Factory was atrocious, just looked in and walked away. Ended up at the Serrano Mexican which was poor, we only ate there once - price OK, but very bland food and irritated by constant flies indoors. The second night we bought stuff at the supermarket and made do with an indoor picnic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buckeye Tree Lodge is located 1/4 mile from the entrance to Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With all rooms set along the banks of the Kaweah River, the river views and sounds from each room and balcony are spectacular. The Buckeye's beautiful grounds include a pool, lawn and picnic area next to the River. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, AC and free local and long distance calling. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buckeye Tree Hotel Three Rivers
- Buckeye Tree Three Rivers