Our family stayed at the Lodge for Thanksgiving weekend 2008. We have returned for the last several years because we have enjoyed the opportunity to have programs scheduled for each member of our family, and meals prepared, giving us the time to enjoy our family and friends.
Accommodations are simple - and we appreciate the updating of the facilities - we, again enjoyed our extended weekend in the Sequoias. But, do not cut too much. By cutting programs and food diversity/quality, the appeal of the weekend is diminishing.
This year we found that programs were limited. Options for hiking were limited to a single hike each morning. (HIstorically, there were two options in the morning and one more in the afternoon.) Other programs such as mountain biking, naturalist walks, paint ball, and yoga, were virtually non-existent. (Historically, all of these programs were available, this year only paint ball was offered.) Additionally, staples such as riflery and archery were offered on a limited basis, disappointing many of the children and young adults.
Food diversity/quality also needs improvement. Historically, options were available for those on special diets (like vegetarians), breakfasts were offered "hot" and fresh, and most meals were prepared fresh versus defrosted/fried frozen food. We would like more heart healthy food especially as we have selected a natural venue for our vacation.
To ensure our continued return, with those of our friends (we have historically been a group of 15-20 people), we appreciate increased activities and time options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALL-INCLUSIVE RUSTIC MOUNTAIN LODGE INSIDE OF SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA - Buffet meals and seasonal activities included in the room rate! Spectacular view of the Great Western Divide of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rooming options include newly-built Forest Cabins and Lake View Suites with private baths & decks, Vintage Lodge Rooms & Suites all with private baths. Rustic Cabins with a wood-burning stove and shared bathhouse. Property features an outdoor hot tub open year-round, and a seasonal pool, private lake, and hiking trails directly on property. Lodge is open year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montecito Sequoia Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
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