Sequoia National Park offers all types of different lodging, so everyone can enjoy. Whether you want to camp or stay in a cabin, you’ve got that. If you want to stay in the park at a lodge or stay minutes away from the park at a quaint Inn, you’ve got that, too. We stayed at a small, but nice motor lodge outside of the park, along a river in a town called Three Rivers and loved it! Here are some good Sequoia National Park choices of lodging and dining, as well as Kings Canyon. I’ll share some pictures of where we stayed and dined at, too!
Sequoia’s main lodge was built in1999 and is still considered to be rustic, while still being nice. Located right in the middle of the forest, you’ll sleep practically under the big Sequoias! The lobby is beautiful with a stone fireplace, natural wood and spectacular view of the park. Full service restaurant and a cocktail lounge is inviting, as well! Rooms are modest, with coffee makers and mini fridge. You’re staying here for location, location, location. 866-807-3598 Located at 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia.
John Muir Lodge
Located in King’s Canyon National Park, right next to Sequoia and open year round. Rates are reasonable, considering it’s ideal location. Rooms and cabins are clean with amazing views and just minutes away from General Grant Tree. 877-436-9615 Located at 86728 CA-180 Kings Canyon National Park, 93633
Sequoia High Sierra Camp
Glamping (“glamorous camping”) is all the rage and this one is truly special! Open mid June until early October. This Camp or Glamp doesn’t come cheap, but does comes with three gourmet meals and that’s rare and awesome. There are 32 tent cabins, all with comfortable beds. The location is a walk-in camp and isn’t easy to get to. That’s what makes this camp so exclusive. Nestled in the woods and away from other tourists is what makes this experience worth it! 559-565-3672 Located at 65745 Big Meadow Road.
Stony Creek Lodge
Conveniently located in the middle of Sequoia National Park, about 10 miles from the Sequoia entrance and 10 miles from King’s Canyon Entrance. The Lodge is open May through October. Accommodations are casual and includes 11 rooms, a restaurant and gift shop. 559-565-3909 Located at 65569 Generals Highway, CA 93262
Sequoia Village Inn
Located just outside of the Sequoia National Park entrance in a charming town called Three Rivers. This Inn sits next to the Kaweah River and consists of 10 cottages, cabins and chalets. All have a kitchenette or kitchen and all a great choice for families. There are decks, barbecues, a pool and is pet friendly, yay! 559-561-3652 45971 Sierra Drive, Hwy 198 Three Rivers, CA 93271
Gateway Lodge and Restaurant
This lodge is quite popular and almost everyone stops by for a bite at the restaurant! Also, located in Three Rivers, right before the entrance of the park, it’s a perfect place to stay. There’s even a banquet room, so it’s popular with the locals, too. There are rooms and cabins all along the scenic Kaweah River. We’ve eaten breakfast and dinner at the restaurant many times. The food and service is great! Highly recommended! 559-561-4133 Located at 45978 Sierra Drive, Hwy 198, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Buckeye Tree Lodge
This is where we stay and absolutely love it here. Minutes from Sequoia Park entrance, next door to the Gateway Inn and situated on the bank of Kaweah River. This lodge has 11 rooms, all have a patio or balcony and all facing the river. The grounds are huge, with a big green lawn, pool and picnic area overlooking the river. Rooms are clean, beds are inviting. Continental breakfast is offered, as well.
After a long day of hiking, we would jump in the pool, clean up, walk to Gateway for dinner, then come back and linger on our deck for hours. Just perfect. 559-561-5900 Located at 4600 Sierra Drive, Hwy 198 Three Rivers, CA 93271
Silver City Mountain Resort
This small resort is in a remote area of Sequoia National Park, minutes away from my favorite valley of Mineral King. We stopped here on our way back from the most magnificent hike to Franklin Lakes, which I wrote about on my previous blog. The really cool thing about this resort is that it’s one of the oldest alpine settlements in the western United States.
The resort has nice cabins with kitchen, stocked with pots, pans, utensils and then some. There are smaller, more basic cabins for families, too. We ate at the cafe, sitting outside, under the trees. It was heaven! Located 21 miles on Mineral King Road, off of Hwy 198 in Three Rivers. It’s a narrow road, yet a gorgeous drive. 559-561-3223