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UltimateFamilyTravel from: Deurne, The Netherlands
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
we plan and payed our visit, unfortunately the weather wasn't helping out, the road were in terrible conditions and we got stuck on the way there due to a blizzard and the roads being closed. we tried countless times to reach out to the hotel to either change the booking or get information. no answers were received. so once we were at the Sequoia park, with no phone service available, we did everything in our power to reach the hotel. but just few miles away the road was closed. no possibility to reach it, no chances to contact them.
we did, in the following days, got countless emails tanking us for the visit and asking us to rate it. we send some replies and got no infos again... so overall we feel very disappointed by how the whole situation has been managed by the hotel.
we definitely cannot say anything about the hotel itself
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 1
- Service: 1
L B from: Running Springs, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great Winter Destination
We visited in early February during a weekend of strong winter storms. We arrived Friday night a day after the road opened up and just before the snow started falling. There was already 6 feet or so of snow on the ground. There were pathways cleared of loose snow but not down to bare concrete. Check-in was quick and staff was very friendly, explaining about the dining option and activities we inquired about. Occupancy was about 50-75% throughout the weekend. There are no guest rooms in the main Lodge building. All rooms are in three buildings about 100-200 yards away but with parking nearby. We had a problem with hot water in the shower and someone was there to fix it within about 5 mins. Overnight there was another foot or so of snow but it stopped mid-morning, just in time for us to drive about a mile away and go on a snowshoeing tour with a guide from the park's partnering conservation association. More snow Saturday afternoon and night, another two feet! Lots of snow play opportunities! Fun working together with other guests to clear out cars. Nice atmosphere in the Lodge with wood burner stove and good selection of board games. If you like snow, this is a great place to visit! Be aware, if it snows a lot the Park Service will implement escorts to get guests out of the park. They do this ONCE per day. If you miss the escort, you spend another night. They are very good about telling you when and where to be ready with your AWD or chained up car. We left Monday and the escort seemed necessary as the road was narrow in some spots and icy/slick all the way down to Hospital Rock Picnic Area. All in all a very enjoyable and memorable adventure!!
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Shikiri from: Fremont, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 28, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Cozy and comfortable
We had a super stay at Wuksachi. Check-in and check-out was easy and the staff was welcoming and very helpful. The restaurant had limited menu , the food was delicious. You need to make reservations for dinner.
The room was clean and comfortable. We had a pleasant stay.
The distance between the car parking and the room is a lot. And it seems longer in winter. You have to be bear aware and remove everything from the car. There are carts available and also you can ask the reception for help to shift the luggage. If you are shifting the luggage on your own, Try and walk a little bit. Let your breathing get acclimated and then shift the luggage. We were aware of this and brought our picnic cart along which really helped.
The lodge is pet friendly.
No microwave in the room.
Carry a flashlight because you have to walk a bit from the room to the restaurant.
alexcjoyce1987 from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
This place is awesome. The rooms are a little dated but very clean and spacious and the views are what it is all about. Whilst we visited there was anywhere between 6 and 10ft of snow on the ground, which made it magical. I didn’t want to leave and the food in the lodge restaurant was spot on. Go for the New York steak if you stay. Highly highly recommend.
Terry M from: Campbell, California
Published Date: Feb, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Quiet room with beautiful surroundings
We enjoyed our three night stay in the Silliman building. The proximity to the Sherman Tree and the Round Meadow, which includes the Big Trees Trail, made it convenient to visit these attractions. We brought our own food for breakfasts and lunches which turned out to be a good choice since there are not many food options near the lodge, especially in winter. As is typical of national park lodges, there was no microwave in the room, just a refrigerator. There are not many places to stay inside Sequoia National Park, but Wuksachi turned out to be adequate for its comfort, convenience, and quietness.