My wife booked a room at Wuksachi as a present for our 21st anniversary. We were married in Sequoia NP, and it's still a special place for us. We've periodically driven into the Wuksachi lodge over the years to look it over, but the room rates have always been far above what we want to pay. This was a one-time splurge, and frankly, it was not something that we'll ever do here again. The staff of the lodge were all very friendly and courteous, and all of our needs and requests were filled promptly and accurately. The facilities, especially the actual rooms, however, left quite a bit to be desired. We stayed in the Silliman building, and the general appearance is run down and just a bit on the shabby side. The bed was made in about 1930, and is sorely in need of an upgrade. The bedding appeared to be of similar vintage. There was a noise that was similar to a pump or electric motor starting up that occurred about every 5 minutes, and that made sleep fitful at best. We used the heater one evening, and it made enough noise to wake the dead. We expected better for what we spent.
We ate dinner at the Peaks Restaurant, which is part of the lodge. The prices are sky-high, and while the food was good, it did not represent value for the money spent. They kind of have you by the short hairs, though, as the next dining available was in Grant Grove, a drive of 25 miles to the North. That's not really a nice option on icy mountain roads after dark.
While we did have a nice weekend in Sequoia NP, we were disappointed in the overall experience at Wuksachi. We've been camping in the parks since 1991, and it looks like we'll go back to that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every national park has its top lodge, the one place to stay that reflects all the park stands for. The Wuksachi Lodge® is Sequoia’s signature resort, a striking stone-and-cedar mountain lodge situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Open year-round and located with the best access to Sequoia's awesome attractions, the Wuksachi Lodge was built in 1999 in a spectacular alpine setting at 7,200-foot elevation. Nestled amongst the tall timbers in Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge offers the perfect respite for anyone looking for a place to reconnect with friends, family and the great outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wuksachi Lodge And Village
- Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Wuksachi Hotel Village
- Wuksachi Village And Lodge