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Unique Lodging Opportunities

in Three Rivers, California

(and nearby locales)

Buckeye Tree Lodge

Comfort Inn & Suites

Gateway Lodge

Plantation Bed & Breakfast

Rio Sierra Riverhouse

Sequoia Motel

Sequoia Village Inn

Seven Sycamores Ranch
Silver City Mountain Resort

The River Inn & Cabins

Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast

Traveling out of state?

Click here for a recommendation of where to stay.

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.



Sequoia Motel

43000 Sierra Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Your hosts: Tom and Chris Schlossin
(559) 561-4453

Website: www.sequoiamotel.com

Email: info@sequoiamotel.com

Take your pick from a selection of charming rooms and cabins at this picturesque motel that is located just 4 miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park. After spending your days exploring Three Rivers and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, rest and relax at Sequoia Motel while enjoying the swimming pool and onsite gardens. Tom and Chris make every effort to make your stay in Kaweah Country a memorable one. Sequoia Motel is featured in the French travel guidebook Le Guide du Routard.





plantation logo

33038 Sierra Drive
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
Your hosts: Scott and Marie Munger
(800) 240-1466
(559) 597-2555

Website: www.theplantation.net

Email: relax@plantationbnb.com

   Nestled in the foothills amongst hundreds of acres of orange groves and only 16 miles from Sequoia National Park. Eight romantic Gone with the Wind-themed rooms, a swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi hot tub located in the Grove Park for privacy, which is open 24 hours.

  A full gourmet breakfast is prepared by Chef Marie and served outside in the garden courtyard or in the formal dining room. Scott picks oranges everyday from the local groves for fresh-squeezed orange juice. Voted "Best Bed and Breakfast" eight years running in The Kaweah Commonwealth's Best of Kaweah Country reader's poll. AAA 3-diamond rating.

Comfort Inn


comfort inn logo

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 mountain resort chalet

Silver City Mountain Resort

Silver City Mineral King

Silver City Mountain Resort
Chalet • Cabins Restaurant Bakery Store

Sequoia Conservation Resorts Inc.

Forrest Jones, General Manager

(559) 734-4109
(559) 561-3223



Providing lodging and meals for travelers to the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park since 1934. Rustic and deluxe cabins and 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.


sequoia village inn



At the entrance to

Sequoia National Park
P. O. Box 848

Three Rivers, CA  93271
(559) 561-3652



The Sequoia Village Inn borders Sequoia National Park, 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.



32985 Road 164
Ivanhoe, California 93235
(559) 798-0557


Nestled among the orange groves in Ivanhoe, the modern yet historic homestead and bunkhouse of the McKellar family offers visitors a relaxing "Farm Stay" experience to introduce visitors to Tulare County's rich ranching legacy. This opportunity is similar to a bed-and-breakfast except that guests enjoy more private accommodations with self-catering and no host. The homestead sleeps eight comfortably, and the bunkhouse sleeps four. Visitors will enjoy the serenity of the native gardens and the freedom to roam the farm and pick fresh fruit. Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch also offers a casual and elegant outdoor venue for weddings, parties, and special events. The ranch is conveniently located near highways that lead to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.



Rio Sierra Riverhouse

Rio Sierra Riverhouse

Rio Sierra Riverhouse

Rio Sierra Riverhouse
41997 Sierra Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4720



  Guests at Rio Sierra enjoy one of most beautiful beaches in Three Rivers, right on the main fork of the Kaweah River and just six miles from the Sequoia National Park.

  The house has three rental units, all equipped with refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, TV, telephone with unlimited U.S. long distance, and wireless Internet access.

  Outside, guests enjoy access to the property's scenic river beach and, in summer, the town's locally renowned swimming hole known as Slicky.

  Rates range from $125 to $225 per night (two-night minimum stay).

Come to the river. Let nature do the rest!






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 is just a quarter-mile from the entrance to Sequoia National Park and 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 swimming pool set amongst granite boulders; walk, hike or bike to Sequoia; dine and shop in Three Rivers; or simply enjoy a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned room.


3 Rivers Bed & Breakfast

3 Rivers Bed & Breakfast river view

Riverhouse logo

Three Rivers

Bed & Breakfast

42490 Kaweah River Drive

Three Rivers, CA  93271

Your hosts: Launey and 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. Children and small pets welcome! No smoking.


The River Inn

River Inn cabins

The River Inn logo

45276 Sierra Drive

Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4367
(800) 793-7309


   A quaint country inn and riverside cabins located just one mile west of the entrance to Sequoia National Park. This beautiful property features 10 graciously appointed guest rooms at the inn; four fully furnished riverside cabins (sleeps from 2 to 10), one with a hot tub; and a three-bedroom Sequoia House vacation rental that can sleep up to 14.

  All of the inn's guest rooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer, 25-inch TV with a movie channel, A/C, and heater. Rates also include a FREE "Breakfast in a Bag."


45978 Sierra Drive

Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4133


Our picturesque location, comfortable lodging, and fine dining make The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge the premier Sequoia National Park lodging facility for a quiet and relaxing vacation. In addition, the complete banquet and reception facilities make the Gateway the ideal locale for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and other special events. Located at the entrance to Sequoia National Park just past the historic Pumpkin Hollow Bridge.


A recommendation
if you are traveling out of state:


River Rock Lodge

3080 Pine Drive

Big Sky, Montana

Toll-free: 1-800-995-9966


Rustic yet luxurious. Luxurious yet affordable. Conveniently located in Big Sky's town center and near ski resorts, hiking trails, a new bike path, river rafting, fly-fishing. mountain biking, golfing, dining, shopping, and Yellowstone National Park.

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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