Our family stayed here while visiting Sequoia National Park recently. I have mixed emotions about the cabins.
Here are the good things about our stay:
1. The location is very close to the park entrance. It's an easy jaunt into the park in the morning before the crowds arrive.
2. The cabins are right on a river, so the view out the back window is gorgeous. The kids splashed around on the riverbanks and had a blast.
3. The deluxe cabin was great for a family. It has a bedroom downstairs with a king sized bed and a loft upstairs that could sleep four more. Lots of room! It also has a kitchen, so you could prepare your breakfast and pack picnic lunches for your day out. (Be sure to take a lunch. I never saw any food in the park.) And it had Direct TV, so there are lots of channels to choose from when you're winding down at night.
4. They have a common area that has a pool table, foosball table, and some gym equipment. Again, very old and dirty. But the kids had fun learning how to play pool.
5. The guy that took care of the property was really nice and helpful.
Now, the bad parts:
1. The cabin was FILTHY! There was a layer of dust on everything and cob webs in every corner. When you walked around barefoot, you could feel the dirt on the floor. Yuck! It seemed like no one had used the cabin in a very long time.
2. The bugs were out of control! As soon as something spilled on the kitchen counter, there were ants on it. I had to continually dump the trash outside, so we didn't have a full blown infestation. And every time the front door opened, flies would come in. You couldn't get in and out fast enough to keep them from getting in the cabin.
3. The cabin is RIGHT on the highway. We opened our window to listen to the peaceful sound of the river, but those sounds were drowned out by all of the street noise.
4. The price was very expensive for the quality of the property. We stayed in a similar setting near Yosemite on the same trip. The price was LESS than this one and the cabin and grounds were immaculate!
5. Check in is about a mile down the road at the General Store. So be sure to stop there first or you will have to go back through town to get your key. It's an unusual set up that was confusing after a long day on the road.
So, as you can see, there are good and bad things about this cabins. If I go back to Sequoia, I will look around and see what other options are around the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have various cabins that sleep from 2 persons up to 10 persons. All cabins are located on the river, offering river and mountain views.We are located on Highway 198,6 Miles from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park in Three Rivers, CA. The Sequoia Riverfront Cabins is only minutes from Kings Canyon National Park, Lake Kaweah, and the Giant Forest Museum. Just a short drive will take you to Sequoia College, and area shopping..., private access to the back yard and the river.Mini Cabin(#3):One room, featuring one double size bed, small seating area, TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave and private bath,Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Standard Cabin(4,5):One room, featuring one queen size bed, small seating area, TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave and private bath, Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Cabin with kitchen(#2):Our small cabin with kitchen features one room only with one queen size bed, a small seating area, TV, A/C, attached kitchen with small dining table. Small outdoor seating with BBQ.Cabins with kitchen and balcony 4 beds ( 6,7,8,9 )These cabins are larger and do have additional a private balcony and a small bedroom upstairs with one dbl. bed and two single beds. Sleeps max. 6 pers.These cabins feature a downstairs living area with one bed (queen or king sized). There is also a seating area, satellite TV (premiere satellite), A/C and private balcony or large wooden deck (#9)Attached is a kitchen and a dining table. Private bath with shower. There is also a loft with one double sized bed and two single beds suited for 4 persons . Outdoor seating with BBQ .Cabin-Suite (#1) for 4 persons:Charming suite, futuring one bed room with one queen bed and a large living room with comfortable seating areas, including pull-out sleeper sofa, TV, VCR, A/C, attached kitchen and dining table. Small deck with BBQ, and seating.Large Family Cabin (# 10) for 10 persons : Two-Bed Room River Front Cabin with private back yard and loft .This cabin is our largest river front cabin, it accommodates up to 10 people.There are two bedrooms located in the main floor with one queen sized bed in each bedroom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sequoia Riverfront Cabins Hotel Three Rivers