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Rio Sierra Riverhouse
Ranked #3 of 11 Three Rivers B&B and Inns
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I just spent two nights in the River Studio with my wife and 3-year-old son and was very, very happy about it. Mars and Thomas were wonderful hosts, friendly and perfectly attentive to our needs. The river and grounds are beautiful, with fires and candles lit in the evenings. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank rickl482
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Riverview studio is just amazing. Dont judge by their web site just come here and enjoy. In the evening you just sit by the river next to bonfire, look at the stars and enjoy glass of wine. Overall I really loved thiz cozy place. Defintely will recommend it to my friends.

Room Tip: With the river view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Veronika P
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 night stay with our 2 children in the Panorana Room. The website photos do not do this place justice. Such a peaceful good feeling about the riverhouse. Mars was a fantastic host. Definitely get the picnic lunch from her to take with you in the Sequoias. My only regret, we couldn't stay longer. Thanks Mars.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bakersfield, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I wish we had planned to stay longer! Mars is a great host; she took care of everything. The River Studio has a wall of windows overlooking the river (as well as a truly great hot shower and upgraded bathroom; real coffee cups and wine glasses, great books to read, etc.) and the grounds are really beautiful. The staff were both attentive and out-of-sight at the same time! They lit candles outside, laid out blankets in case we got cold, and started a bonfire for us down by the river. We were so relaxed and will definitely go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kay C
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shropshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

What a beautiful Guest House in an unbelievable setting. We stayed for two nights and it was just a haven of calm. To sit out by the river, or on the balcony and soak up the scenery was idyllic.
Thank you Mars for your hospitality - we will tell all our friends about your little bit of paradise.
If you are looking to get away from the modern hotels with music and amusements this is the place for you. Ideal for Sequoia and Kings Canyon.
Dining is limited in the area but what is there is very good

Room Tip: Any room will do.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sayandy
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was at the Rio Sierra Riverhouse. We had the Hideaway for a couple of nights and it was great. The staff was fantastic for many of reasons people have already listed. Our place and grounds were clean, the firepit was freshened up every day, etc. We loved the atmosphere with just the amount of privacy to attention. My girl friend and I cooked and grilled all of our meals and whenever we needed something, the staff was a short walk away to help us out.

Only drawback was that the little space heater made the place really toasty so make sure you play around with the settings well before you sleep or you're going to wake up in a hot sweat.


Tips: Make sure you turn the fan on if you're cooking some delicious bacon or you'll set the fire detector off.

Room Tip: If you want more privacy, choose the hideaway. It's a bit tight in there, but you have the whole...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sigsoho
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Asker, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were made very welcome by Margaret, who shared the story about how she turned this place into the jewel it is. The place is so well kept and clean, and it was the best experience we had on
our 3 week trip visiting California from Norway. It is a perfect spot for kids as well as adults. We had so much fun swimming in the river, and wish we had more than just 2 nights here. All 11 of us agreed that this is the best place ever...Thanks again Margaret for an unforgettable experience...

Room Tip: Main house has a fabulous bedroom with balcony overlooking the river!!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nina F
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Property: Rio Sierra Riverhouse
Address: 41997 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9400
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Location: United States > California > Three Rivers
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Three Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Sierra Riverhouse 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio Sierra Riverhouse is a landmark riverfront property in California's Sierra foothills. We're located located 6 miles from Sequoia National Park. Five comfortable rental units are each furnished with refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, TV, telephone, and wireless internet access.Outside, guests enjoy access to a scenic river beach and, in summer, the town's locally famous swimming hole, known as Slicky.Pull up a beach chair. Hang out in a cabana.Come Stay on the River. Let Nature Do the Rest. ... more   less 
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