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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Silver City Mountain Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park