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46000 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Three Rivers
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Redding, California
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have stayed at the Buckeye Tree Lodge twice. Even though the rooms are dated, they are clean enough. The supreme attraction is the hotel is right on the river. There is a charcoal grill available (restaurants in town are mediocre) and several sycamore trees shade the yard. Each morning I woke up, ground my own in room coffee (grinder and coffee supplied) and sat under the tree listening to the birds wake up as the sun rose. If you are a bird watcher this is a wonderful place! Orioles, finches, flycatchers, hawks... amazing.
We stayed 4 nights. Beds were always made, but the room was not vacuumed or coffee beans resupplied unless I left a little note. Once I figured that out, I had no problem getting the room cleaned.

Room Tip: There are kitchenettes available across the road; however, I love being next to the river and just b...
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Green Features: Recycle bins are available in every room. Environmentally friendly tips are posted.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The room had fresh coffee beans that we ground ourselves. It opened onto a back lawn that overlooked the river, which was accessible via a short path. We sipped our coffee and bird-watched every morning. Between the sound of the river and the songs of the birds, it was idyllic. Orioles, finches, hummingbirds, hawks, and herons, there was always lots of bird activity. There was also a community grill on the lawn, so we barbequed several times, as the local restaurant fare does not always justify the price.

Room Tip: Some rooms have kitchenettes and some overlook the river.
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Green Features: They recycle and suggest energy saving practices. We came early in the season, so the sliding doors were always open.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay here, despite the rainy / snowy weather in the national park.

We had a standard queen room, which to my surprise had a small kitchenette, table and chairs. The room was clean and came with adequate utensils and crockery. There is also a couple or chairs outside, so you can enjoy the river and mountain view.

The motel is right on the river, and overlooks vacant land and mountains. It is also a 5 minute drive to the national park. You can also take a 10 minute drive into Three Rivers for groceries and restaurants.

The owners were onsite and were very helpful in giving us tips on the local area. I think they may live on the property.

One night we did have some tenants above us, and could hear them walking around in the early morning, which woke us up. So I would request a room upstairs if you can.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I just came back from 6 months in NY and were looking for some downtime near Sequoia. We searched for cabins and Buckeye came up. The lady who helped us was very thorough and helpful in finding a cabin to fit our needs. We stayed in a small cabin named Hummingbird, perfect for 2 (and a small dog). Fresh towels upon request. No cell phone service and the wi-fi is not great, but it was nice to unplug a bit. Gas heater fireplace kept our place toasty. There is a phone on grounds for use. I'm sure had we stayed closer to the main office the wi-fi would have been much better. I had to go outside to get steady wi-fi. Our room was located right next to the pool, and had a patio, lounge chair and BBQ. Fresh coffee and a grinder made for great starts to our days and one day turned into two that turned into three! The room was small, but we didnt stay inside much. Bed was cozy. The river was across the street which was the only bummer, but just a quick walk to see it. A $20 Sequoia pass is good for 7 days! To get to a spectacular sunset view you can drive 15 up the mountain or 20 minutes for an epic view (big turnaround). Perfect for photos, time lapse, video, etc. (Remember when shooting into the sun, use your flash! :) The giant Sequoias...Must. Go. See!
Overall, great little place, price and service!

Room Tip: If you want great wi-fi, be sure to let them know at the front desk...they can steer you to the best...
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Green Features: Local plants in garden ENERGY STAR windows Energy-efficient lightbulbs Window films help keep building cool Staff training on green practices ENERGY STAR laundry machines
  • Stayed December 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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Austin, Texas, USA
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were planning to camp but it was so cold we decided to stay here instead. Nice room with a balcony that looks out on the river. This is a great location to access Sequoia NP - the closest you can get to the park. Unfortunately the main part of the park is a 45 min drive from this entrance, but if you don't plan to stay inside the park, this is a nice option. Cute breakfast basket and mini-fridge, coffee, etc was provided by the hotel. Management was helpful and available to help when we had questions.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenbush, Wisconsin
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Very helpful staff, free long distance phone calls, and fresh coffee beans with the grinder! Rooms are a little bit small but this place is located right on the river within 1 mile at Sequoia national Park. Not many people sit in their rooms with Sequoia so close. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a beautiful setting with the river close by. I enjoyed my stay. The only negatives, I believe customer service needs some friendly improvements and the beds need comfort improvements. A little improvements and I would rate it excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 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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