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Grant Grove Cabins
ger0nimooo from: Louisville, Kentucky
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 30, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Great visit in a beautiful setting
We had a great visit. We stayed in a tent cabin for two nights. The accommodations were as expected - tidy and quaint. It was a great stay. Staying in the park is the best way to go. We suggest having park materials available to guests at the lodge desk.
karen1602abc from: Newtown, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 20, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
Grant Grove Cabins did not impress
This was our first time visiting Sequoia National Park and we really wanted to stay in the park. The tent cabins at Grant Grove fulfilled that requirement. For that reason it was a good value.
My husband and I have tent camped often so we are not that picky. Overall, I did find myself disappointed with my stay a little.
The tent cabins are cute but were kind of dirty. There were cobwebs all over and although the bed linens were clean, the underneath of the box springs were just hanging on the floor contributing to an unclean appearance.
I thought the grounds would be a little more appealing and kept up. There are dilapidated cabins within 50 feet of where we were staying and the hard sided cabins looked run down. The real sad thing is that it wouldn’t take much to make this place spectacular.
The bath house and restrooms could really do with being leveled and reconstructed. The restrooms were just old with floor tiles lifted all over. We were there two nights and the soap dispensers remained unfilled yet according to the log they kept on the door, they had been cleaned.
The showers are just super small with only one hook for your belongings. It would be really helpful if there was a bench
Food at Grant Grove was mediocre for the price. The building looked new and was always clean. My preference was to use those bathrooms as there was soap in them. The two nights there, we asked to eat inside after ordering our food at the kiosks and were told the carpets were being cleaned. They must be super clean but it was Interesting as we never saw anyone cleaning them.
For the two nights there it was all fine as the location is what ropes you in.
Seeing as this is a National Park, I would have hoped that things would have been a little nicer and kept up better. Even the cart we used to bring our luggage to our car had a flat tire. I just would’ve hoped for a little more from our National Parks and Delaware North.
Kathy H from: Bloomington, Indiana
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2023 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
We stayed in the duplex cabins (not the tent ones). We LOVED how old and historic they were! At the same time, that meant making do with the basic necessities and limited space. The first night was a bit awkward as we had neighbors in the adjoining room with small children, and they kept their door open and were in and out on the porch the whole time. So that kept us from wanting to be sitting out on the porch ourselves. We had different neighbors the next night, however, and we were able to enjoy a little time outdoors. The first night, both my friend and I woke up freezing in the middle of the night. We had to turn the heat on both in the room and the bathroom. It was a quick, pretty, and easy walk from our cabin to the village area and the visitor's center, gift shop, market, and food court. The restaurant was only open for additional seating if need be, so seating for food was tables outside. You order at a kiosk and then pick up your food at the window when they call your name. It was good food. Sometimes there was a wait since there were only two kiosks and sometimes people took a while to figure it out and decide what they wanted. While it's true that you *could* walk to the General Grant tree, it's not really very close. The drive to the General Sherman tree took almost an hour, and then it was an additional 10 minutes or so to the Giant Forest Museum. Just to give you an idea of drive time if you stay here. I would definitely stay here again if in the area!
TrevorM1376 from: County Dublin, Ireland
Published Date: Aug, 14, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
bring a sleeping bag or extra blankets for basic tent/cabin as it's cold! clean and basic though :)
We arrived back to the cabin quite late. I was aware that it had a canvas roof but I was not anticipating the cold. That could easily be my own stupidity as I assumed in Sept in california it would be warm in the evenings but it wasn't. The temperature plummeted and it was the coldest and worst nights sleep i've ever had. I didn't expect the tent/cabin to have heating but the blankets provided were wafer thin. I'm sure people who camp regularly would have brought sleeping bags, blankets etc so it isn't really the fault of the providers but I wish they had informed us. The cabin/tent was clean and thankfully the showers the next morning were piping hot which defrosted me. Just be warned if you're staying here have additional blankets or sleeping bags with you! I think other more expensive cabins had heaters etc but we were in the cheapest one and jesus did we pay for it lol!
Jennifer S from: Williamsburg, Virginia
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2023 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
You get what you pay for- the tent cabins
The room had enough space for my family of four with two full sized beds. They were comfortable. Access to shared bath house was close enough (we got to pick from four available units) to cabin. Water was nice and hot in shower. They were supposed to provide soap, shampoo and conditioner in the shower stall, but the one I was in only had conditioner left. No electricity so with it getting to 50’s at night, the thin blankets weren’t enough to stay warm (even two of them, we asked for another blanket for each bed). But these were the least expensive lodging option, so you get what you pay for.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5