I liked this motel. The location was perfect, next to a scenic river at the entrance of the national park. Usually I steer clear of motels, but I had to make an exception this time. The rooms were clean and simplistic. The motel was old, but renovated. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. There was a slight dampness smell, but nothing too bad.
The room was almost perfectly quiet and located next to the beautiful river. We slept with the windows open and could only hear the peaceful sound of rushing river water. Some rooms have kitchenettes, some do not. Our room only had a microwave and refrigerator, which was adequate. We bought steaks at the local "Village Supermarket" and grilled the steaks outside. There are barbecues available, and you need to provide your own charcoal. We brought a gas stove and grilled the steaks next to the river. We ate outside on the available picnic tables. We were completely alone in a beautiful, natural setting and had a great dinner. Those were the best steaks I've ever had.
The management consists of very nice motherly ladies who were helpful if you needed anything. They gave us silverware, and other kitchen items. Calls and internet were also free. Try getting free service like that at a four star hotel, it won't happen. Staying at this hotel reminded me of visiting my grandparents' rustic house in the country. The visit was quaint and restful. If you prefer a Ritz or Hyatt, this is not the place for you. If you want a quiet family or romantic vacation near the outdoors, I would recommend this motel.
- 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