This is an older style motel with a laid back slower pace. The first thing you'll notice is the Adirondack style chairs in front of the rooms. Folks are outside having a beverage or coffee in the Am and enjoying life. Its quiet. Despite being near CA-4 very little traffic and you can hear the birds chirping in the morning very clearly. Nice open area and a kids playground area with swings and slide. We checked into cabin 5 and it has two queen beds and a pull out couch so can sleep up to 5. There is a nice kitchen which is fully equipped (no salt and pepper though)
Some rooms are attached but cabins 1-5 are small little houses.
We used the pool which is unheated but in July it was 95 degrees F during the day so this was not an issue. It is a nice pool with 3 foot depth up to 9 feet. we enjoyed the pool a few times. It was used by a lot of the folks. but never too crowed. Most times we had it to ourselves.
Behind cabin 5 is a horseshoe pit and tether ball we used both it was great fun. They also have BBQ grills you can use if you want. Some of the cabins have picnic benches in the back. There is a corral with sheep and goats. Nice touch and makes it very farm like. You can walk to the river and several folks from the motel were fishing.
The kitchen has a small table for 4. We went to the village market about 3 minutes away for food and cooked. Nice respite from all the restaurant eating on this trip. Need to clean dishes before you check out.
We stayed here as all the lodging at sequoia was sold out. It was a good choice. Its about an hour to the trees. They are majestic. They are repairing the road there and the road opens on at the top of the hour for about 10 minutes. On the way down it opens on the quarter hour (say 10:15)
There were a few spiders in the rooms corners but nothing of concern to us. Didn't bother us. The showers were great with lots of pressure. They have a top heater also which would be nice in cooler weather. Nice towels and good service daily. Coffeemaker and coffee for Am.
The owners are German and spoke fluent German to a few guest right ahead of me in the checkout line. They have a great DVD and VHS movies in the office for checkout. Kids loved this. The Breakfast is continental and they open at 9am but gave a nice offer to take the food to the room for preparation if you get up before 9am (which is most people)
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