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Unique Lodging Opportunities

in Three Rivers, California

(and nearby locales)

Buckeye Tree Lodge

Comfort Inn & Suites

Gateway Lodge

Rio Sierra Riverhouse

Sequoia Village Inn
Silver City Mountain Resort

Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast

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A note about your stay in the Three Rivers area



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Three Rivers

Bed & Breakfast

42490 Kaweah River Drive

Three Rivers, CA  93271

Your hosts: Launey / Sodhy

(310) 372-2619 or

(559) 561-4270 




On the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 8 miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Each bedroom has a high ceiling, tiled floors, queen-sized bed, TV/VCR, telephone, high-speed Internet, ceiling fan, fireplace, A/C, heat, private veranda, private river view, private river access, private bathroom with tub/shower, and complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates.

Common areas include heated outdoor swimming pool and small hot tub in courtyard facing river. Laundry room, business fax available. Breakfast served inside or out.  Additional twin beds available.

45978 Sierra Drive

Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4133


The picturesque location, comfortable lodging, dining on the river, and historic setting make The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge the premier Sequoia National Park lodging facility for a relaxing vacation.

In addition, the complete banquet and reception facilities make the Gateway the ideal locale for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and other special events.

Free Brunch!
Buy 1, get 1 free, at Sunday Brunch with paid lodging during stay. See front desk for discount.

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40820 Sierra Dr.
Three Rivers, CA  93271
(559) 561-9000


Located six miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park and with 103 rooms ranging in size from two queen beds to Jacuzzi suites, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers all the comforts of a familiar hotel known around the nation within the unique environment of Three Rivers.

Within easy walking distance is a shopping center with a market, drug store, post office, hair salon, and two restaurants. Lake Kaweah is a five-minute drive with convenient access for swimming, boating, and fishing for trophy bass, catfish, and trout.


Silver City Mineral King

Chalet • Cabins Restaurant Bakery Store

Michael Seaward, General Manager

(559) 561-3223



Providing lodging and meals for travelers to the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park since 1934. Rustic family cabins and deluxe chalets are equipped with kitchens, decks, and barbecues. At 7,000 feet elevation, the cabins are spread over 15 acres of conifer forest with views from every cabin.

The cozy family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is well-known for their fresh pies. The mountain store has maps, books, hats, T-shirts, gifts, souvenirs, snacks, sundries, and camping and hiking supplies.


At the entrance to

Sequoia National Park
P. O. Box 848

Three Rivers, CA  93271
(559) 561-3652


Sequoia Village Inn borders Sequoia National Park and is just up-canyon from the historic Pumpkin Hollow Bridge. Tucked into 1.3 acres of towering native oak trees, the Inn's eight separate alpine-style cottages and chalets are private, unique, and comfortably sleep from two to 12 guests. Inn guests have views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and access to the Kaweah River and a private swimming pool.

All chalets and most of the cottages have full kitchens, and all accommodations feature satellite TV, VCR, air conditioning, a refrigerator, microwave, and complimentary French-roast coffee beans with a grinder.


Buckeye Tree Lodge

At the entrance to

Sequoia National Park

46000 Sierra Dr.
Three Rivers, CA  93271
(559) 561-5900


With all rooms situated along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, the sights and sounds from each room and balcony are spectacular. The Buckeye Tree is just a quarter-mile from the entrance to Sequoia National Park and also offers incredible views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Buckeye's beautiful grounds include a grassy lawn and picnic area overlooking the river with native sycamores providing shade during warm summer afternoons. Guests may also relax by the inviting swimming pool (set amidst granite boulders); walk, hike or bike to Sequoia; dine and shop in Three Rivers; boat, fish, and swim at Lake Kaweah; or simply enjoy a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned room.

41997 Sierra Drive

Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4720





Scenic guest lodgings with river views and private beach on the Kaweah River, six miles from Sequoia National Park. Year-round outdoor adventures including whitewater rafting, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature walks. Food and services within walking distance. The laid-back pleasures of Rio Sierra are year-round – swimming and beach in summer, whitewater rafting in spring, peaceful contemplation of spectacular nature in winter, and the changing leaves of fall.


Additional lodging opportunities in Three Rivers:

Sierra Lodge, Western Holiday Lodge, Lazy J Ranch Motel, Lake Elowin Resort,

Hill Haven Resort, Cort Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Sequoia Motel,

Log House Lodge Bed & Breakfast, The River Jewel, Sequoia River Dance B&B.

Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks:

Wuksachi Lodge (Sequoia)

John Muir Lodge and Cabins (Kings Canyon)

Unique lodging opportunities in other Tulare County areas:

Wicky-Up Ranch Bed & Breakfast (Woodlake)

Kings Canyon Lodge (near Cedar Grove entrance to Kings Canyon National Park)




Note regarding your stay in the Three Rivers area:

The motels, bed-and-breakfasts, and other overnight accommodations in Three Rivers and the surrounding areas are family-owned and operated. They all aim to please, and if there is something amiss in your room or with the service, they would appreciate knowing about it and, in addition, will do everything possible to provide the assistance you require.   

However, this is a rural area and there are some fundamental elements that are beyond the owner's control, such as:


(1) Unless your cell-phone provider is AT&T, you will not have phone service in Three Rivers. 

(2) Many lodging facilities offer free wireless Internet, but it will be slower than that which is available in metropolitan areas. 

Mother Nature—

(1) In the summer in Three Rivers, it is hot, sometimes hitting 100 degrees for several days at a time. All motel rooms are air-conditioned, but some of the small, in-room type of units may produce more noise through the night than what you may be accustomed to at home. 

(2) There are bugs here and although we have attempted for many generations to eradicate every last one, they keep returning. Lodging facilities work hard to keep rooms and grounds insect-free, but at some point you may encounter ants, mosquitoes, a spiderweb, or yellowjackets. In the case of ants, keep all sweets in sealed baggies or sealed containers and they won't be attracted to the area.

  In exchange for these minor inconveniences, Three Rivers residents have the privilege of residing in one of the last, best places in all of California! Notice that there is never a traffic jam (except on a three-day weekend at the Sequoia National Park entrance), there isn't a single stoplight in town, and there isn't a view of the High Sierra like this from any other town on the west side of the range.

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THE KAWEAH COMMONWEALTH is published every Friday in Three Rivers, California.
EDITORS/PUBLISHERS: John Elliott and Sarah Barton Elliott
41841 Sierra Drive (Highway 198), Three Rivers, CA 93271
MAIL: P.O. Box 806, Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-3627 FAX: (559) 561-0118
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