and Information of KAWEAH COUNTRY - Three Rivers,
and Kings Canyon National Parks, Lemon Cove and
Unique Lodging Opportunities
Three Rivers, California
Buckeye Tree Lodge
Inn & Suites
Bed & Breakfast
Silver City Mountain Resort
River Inn & Cabins
Rivers Bed & Breakfast
out of state?
here for a recommendation of where to stay.
regarding your stay in the Three Rivers
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.
this is a rural area and there are some
fundamental elements that are beyond the
owner's control, such as:
Unless your cell-phone provider is AT&T,
you will not have phone service
in Three Rivers.
Many lodging facilities offer free wireless
Internet, but it will be slower than that
which is available in metropolitan areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Mountain Resort
• Cabins •
Conservation Resorts Inc.
Jones, General Manager
WILL OPEN MAY 28 FOR THE 2010
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
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
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.
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.
41997 Sierra Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
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
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
to the river. Let nature do the rest!
the entrance to
46000 Sierra Dr.
Three Rivers, CA 93271
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
Rivers, CA 93271
hosts: Launey and Sodhy
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.
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."
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.
if you are traveling out of state:
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.
41841 Sierra Drive (Highway 198), Three Rivers, CA 93271
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