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Silver City Mountain Resort
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Honeymoon cabin during the Memorial Day weekend and we loved, loved, loved it! We arrived pretty late on Friday evening, so all we did on our first evening was heating up the cabin. There is a little oven in there and its kind of fun to make fire, but be advised to bring really warm blankets if you go there in May or early June, since it can get really chilli during the night. So we heated as much as we could in the evening and while we were sleeping the cabin cooled down a lot, so first thing in the morning to do was making fire. But I am super sensitive with temperatures, so I guess its not bad if you tuckle in to the cozy bed.
The cabin itself has everything you need, but bring your own food, the store does not sell any fresh food. If you dont want to do so, you still can go to the restaurant there. We only got coffee and pie in the restaurant and the pie is delicious, so safe some space for at least one piece while you are there!
The Mineral King area is breathtaking, if you go up the mountain just a little further its going to knock you off your feed, you will see! And yes, the road up there is very curvy, as already described in various other reviews. So if you afraid of driving on mountain roads its probably not a good idea to go there. I personally did not mind driving there at all, but I grew up in a mountain area. One note on the directions. If you use Google Maps to find the cabin, please know that Google shows that you are driving about 13 miles on the mineral king road, but it really is a view miles longer, somewhere between 17 and 18 miles, so especially if you arrive during the night, do not freak out if you cant find it after 13 miles.
What I loved about the area is that you do not want or have to leave until your time is up. We spent half a day just lying in the sun in front of our cabin, and it is sooo peaceful! Loved it!
The on side bathroom is placed in the center, which is convenient, but I would not necessary place it that way. However, there is hot water, but no electric outlet, so dont even bother to bring a hairdryer if you are staying in one of the historical cabins.
The chalets looked nice too, its probably great for families or groups.
So overall the experience mountain is so authentic, being away from cellphone coverage and internet (the wifi in the store only works a few hours a day) is a nice change from our busy life. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

First of all our Much appreciation goes to the staff of The Silver City Mountain Resort,specially to Mark who assisted us from the first contact all the way to the end, by promptly answering any and many of the questions we came up with and replying to all the emails.

Secondly the Sawtooth home we stayed at was large and very spacious to comfortably accommodate the 10 of us, and the staff were quick to respond in any additional request me made for having any extra sheets, towels, toiletries , etc............

Thirdly, the house was very very clean, big bathe room with continuous hot water.

Forth, ample fire wood was ready to be used anytime.

Majestic snow covered mountains surrounded the surreal view combined with gigantic sequoia and pine trees. Creeks on either sides of the house made a beautiful surround sound.

Finally, we all came back as a big bunch of HAPPY CAMPERS.


Thank you, with much appreciation,

Joseph

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very nice chalet with incredible view out of front living room window. Take note, this was the chalet...not the cabins which looked rustic and small. There was a living/dining area. Kitchen was stocked with cooking baking needs, refrigerator, stove, no microwave. Seperate bedroom and bath. Had to rent or bring your own linens. Also, theres no electricity between 10 pm and 12 noon. So, no hairdryer, toothbrush or toaster if you needed it.....everything runs on gas between those hours....that was hard to get used to. Also, they want you to clean up after yourself when you leave...I dont think thats really a positive. We paid a lot for the chalet and I dont think you should have to clean it...we didnt make any mess so it wasnt a big deal and the staff was very nice about how much you were expected to "clean" up. We didnt know where to get ahold of staff when the general store/small "restaurant" was closed. Some negatives to consider....but if you like the outdoors and hiking and wonderful views....this place certainly delivered. I think in the summer it could be noisy...theres outside firepits and some of the places are rather close. We didnt have any trouble when we went later in the season. We seen bear and deer everyday we were there. Birds of all kinds and squirrels all over the place. The drive up is bad...thats all I can say. It takes an hour and a half to get there on very, very, twisty narrow roads only wide enough for one and a half cars. Definitely take heed to the bad reviews about this road....its so true. So going back down into town or over to other side of park is really tiresome and uses up a lot of your time and energy everyday. (3 hours up and down total) So we spent a couple of days at the Chalet doing hikes up on the mountain.

Room Tip: I think the Chalets look way more roomy, better furnished and better views than the tiny cabins...bu...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great experience. The property was v clean and neat. Loved spending our time in lap of nature. The commute to the resort is strenuous.Takes around 50 minutes on zig zag roads.
And ya bring your own linens
The staff was v friendly and nice

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I did not stay in the cabins, but I did stop to grab a bite to eat. The pie was fantastic!
It was very quiet & peaceful. I would like to come back and stay at the cabins.
There is a ranger station a few miles past Silver City. Beyond the ranger station is the end of the road.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Having visited Sequoia and King's Canyon two years ago and stayed at the 'more accessible' and subsequently' more touristy' Grant Grove ; my husband and i and our two children aged 12 and 9 , decided to try somewhere a little more remote for this visit and happily, we stumbled across the Silver City Resort when planning our itinerary .

This really is a 'find' ; Our cabin- the Shooting Star - was , spacious and airy with a fabulous deck and secluded fire pit area - perfect for toasting marshmallows and watching the stars and generally chilling- after wearing ourselves out hiking ...

The kids loved being able to roam around the grounds and head down to the play area and eat filling , delicious breakfasts every morning before heading off to explore the truly spectacular surrounding scenery.

As a bonus, our stay coincided with the Guest Chef Supper' which was a great way of meeting some of our fellow guests; we were lucky enough to spend it in charming and interesting company whilst enjoying delicious cuisine under the stars.

Throughout our stay we felt very much at home - from the moment we arrived ( and we are from England .... so not really familiar territory ) the staff were friendly and attentive without being overly intrusive - and the general vibe is relaxed and informal which is certainly what we wanted from a destination like this...

To sum up ; Silver City is a wonderful place to experience the many breathtaking hikes and trails in this area of the park - Yes, it's more 'rustic' than 'luxury' and there are always little touches which could enhance - but it has everything you need for this kind of vacation and has a charm and style - totally sympathetic to its setting .

Hopefully we'll be back some day.

Elizabeth , Stephen, Holly and Flynn (London, England)

Room Tip: Shooting Lodge worked well for a family of four.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

It's a hair-raising and stomach-churning drive up to Mineral King, but the landscape, trails and tranquility are worth it. We. We stayed in a historical cabin (no electricity, and the bathroom facilities are a short walk across the campsite, but the cabin had cosy beds, a good little kitchen and propane lamps/fridge). Silver City also has cabins with their own bathrooms, and electricity (from site generator 12 noon to 10pm). The restaurant does hearty meals and excellent pies, but the shop doesn't stock much in the way of food, so make sure to bring your own up. The staff are friendly, and there is a small play area with climbing frame and playhouse for kids. If you like hiking, mountains, peace, being close to nature, then this place is for you.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Mile 21 Mineral King Road, PO Box 56, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93271
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Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver City Mountain Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silver City Resort is a small boutique resort nestled deep in Sequoia National Park just minutes away from the breathtaking high altitude Mineral King Valley. What makes this destination so unique is that it shares its history with two of the oldest alpine settlements in the western United States. Within the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, Silver City Resort and the neighboring seasonal communities of Silver City and Mineral King, contain more chapters of shared human history than any other community in the High Sierras for over 130 years. Silver City Resort offers a truly unique mountain experience. Located 21 miles up Mineral King Road Silver City offers lodging away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourism. Silver City offers guests an authentic mountain experience perfect for families, avid hikers, adventure seekers, and people who love nature. We provide private cabins each with a fully stocked kitchen, including pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, baking bowls, cutlery, silverware, etc… We have beautiful spacious chalets with open beam ceilings, bathrooms and showers. If luxury is not your cup of tea we also have smaller family cabins and last but not least our rugged historic cabins. Whether you are an adventurer looking for lodging in Sequoia, or a family looking for a great getaway Silver City Mountain Resort offers lodging during the summer months in Sequoia National Park. Opening up Memorial Day weekend in May and closing in mid to late October depending on snow fall. Silver City also includes a small store and restaurant. The resort is located 21 miles up Mineral King Road in the little cabin communities of Silver City and near the beautiful Mineral King Valley. ... more   less 
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