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“Great for Sequoia” 3 of 5 stars
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46000 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great for Sequoia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of our road trip. We chose to stay here based on its location near to Sequoia. It is in the middle of nowhere and not much around in terms of eating out. The hotel itself is nice, the pool looked great and refreshing in the heat however we didn't have time to use it. The room itself is dated but clean. The breakfast is not much, the Danish looked sweaty and artificial and the fruit included one lemon. The drinks were a nice touch but would have been better left in the fridge. The only thing we appreciated was the one muffin which was delicious. I agree that outside was disrupted due to smokers below. The grounds are nice and it was great access to Sequoia. Service was fine.

Room Tip: We had a room on the upper floor, seemed better since cars parked in front of the lower rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Buckeye Tree Lodge, which is situated just before the Sequoia National Park entrance.

Having on the one hand the ambiance of a cabin, while at the same time enjoying the luxuries of A/C , a nice TV and a bathroom was a very agreeable combination for us. The bed was comfortable as well.

The river behind the lodge was great to cool off, especially during the hot and humid weather we had at the time.

The breakfast, here criticized by many people, we thought was just right to get you started in a day of Park exploration. To grind your own coffee was actually pretty neat and you were assured that it tasted fresh.
It was also very nice to eat your breakfast outside at the garden table, while enjoying the view on the river and the landscape.

As mentioned above, the proximity to the park’s entrance is also a major plus point.

All in all, we can definitely recommend this place if you’re visiting Sequoia National Park!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a great place to stay, located just outside the Sequoia national park, the rooms are a little dated in decor and breakfast wasn't the best, but the views were fab outside. You look right out onto a river and wild American landscape. Very relaxing, the pool was great, and look out for bears as they do wander through the grounds at night! The best bit, is having freshly brewed coffee outside your room first thing in the morning, with views of the river and wilderness, lovely! For that reason, it gets my vote!

Room Tip: The Air conditioning can be a little noisy, but I'd recommend staying on the ground floor lookin...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

In he middle of nowhere, there is suddenly the little town Three Rivers. Along the highway you find this hotel. From the front is doesn't look like much, but the back is great. A nice garden along a little river. Nice rooms, no breakfast. A good place to use as base for a trip towards the sequoia park

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Buckeye Tree Lodge is in a beautiful location with the river running directly behind it. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable but a little dated. I haven't seen a shower this old for years however it worked very well, although I have had better quality towels at cheaper motels. There were some very thoughtful touches such as a night light in the bathroom and fresh coffee beans and grinder. However there was only powdered milk to accompany it which was strange seeing as they gone to the trouble of providing fresh coffee, fresh milk would of course have worked much better and there was a fridge for it too. There was also a microwave in the room. The downstairs rooms have a large patio window opening out onto a shared patio. It is an idylic setting overlooking the river and the mountains. There is free wifi but it logs out quickly. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. I would have given this 5 if it had been a no smoking establishment. Unfortunately it isn't and it really isn't pleasant to sit outside with your very close neighbour polluting the clean fresh air. If this doesn't bother you though, I would recommend staying in this most lovely of locations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We packed my family plus extended family into the Glacier cabin in July 2013. The cabin is very cramped with the living room, dinning room and kitchen all jammed into the same room. There are plenty of beds to sleep, you could probably squeeze in about 14 people sharing beds if needed. But there isn't much space beyond the bedrooms. Eating, moving around and bathrooms would be a problem with anything over 8 people. The floors were very dirty upon arrival, forcing me to wear flip flops in the cabin. The positives are the location right next to the park and the proximity to the pool. Also, parking might be an issue; the lot for multiple cabins is parry small. I'm not sure what else in the area but it might just be worth the extra cost to stay in the park.

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Green Features: They have a recycle bin but nothing much beyond that.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed at the Buckeye Tree last September during our road trip around california. The rooms are a little dated but who cares as the location and river views make up for it. We spent my ost of our time out on the balcony looking at the river view and watching humming birds. The breakfast basket was enough to set you off for the day and the coffee grinder certainly got some use. The staff were friendly and let us check in early. Definately one to come back to if we visit california again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 46000 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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