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Cedar Grove Lodge
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 225 reviews
Riverside beauty
User: Andrea F from: Eugene, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
Beautiful, peaceful setting with friendly staff. Plumbing needs to be updated, and consistent internet provided in lodge areas would be appreciated. Cedar Grove Lodge is secluded, beside a lovely river. We enjoyed hiking the nearby trails. It helps to know that to do more hiking and sight seeing long drives are required to explore Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks.

Great Place but be prepared
User: kristenn2014 from: Dana Point, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 17, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
We loved the actual location and the beauty! We are campers and not very needy so when the electricity went out both days we were there not a biggie as we were out in nature. The water went out our second night and the cafe closed at 5:30. Not a biggie. Their market had cheese and crackers and all was well. Yet here is the big beware. I got home and was charged for a third night. I called thinking it would be taken care of and was told by the manager that they only charged me for two nights even though my credit card company told me otherwise. They blamed it on Expedia and said to call them, which I did. Expedia said they would investigate and told me they could not get a hold of anyone at the resort. I did call and got in touch with the manager, who said they only charged me for two nights. Expedia said they could do anything on their part as they could not contact the resort (maybe electricity?). So I got way OVERCHARGED for my beautiful stay. so BEWARE. The manager said this happens, especially when dealing with outside reservation services. And no one would make it right on either party. Very disappointing, especially with the lack of electricity and water. I never right into reviews, but now that I am out an extra 300 dollars with everyone just shrugging and not making it right.... just go in prepared, and I would pay cash next time. Kings Canyon did not disappoint! Beauty!

Don’t book!
User: Seaside759214 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 13, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
Not possible to cancel once you have booked! Due to pilot strike my family cannot travel to the US. However, it is not possible to receive an answer to my cancellation mail. Have written 3 times to Cedar Grove / Kings Canyon National Park reservation department, but no answer!

Calm, quiet atmosphere at the edge of the park
User: SeniorTravelerTF from: Fort Atkinson
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
The lodge is away from the crowds and traffic that accumulate in the Grant Grove and Wuksachi areas of Sequoia (paired with Kings). Lodge is smaller than other accommodations in the parks so the volume of people hiking, eating, parking, etc. is minimal. Room is nothing special, but also no detractions. Dining areas inside and out, especially nice creekside. Very limited menu with snack food in the lodge grocery. Had trouble with our toilet which was problematic since the lodge is at the far end of the park and assume maintenance as well so that is a drawback. Staff stretched thin working reception, reservations, store and grocery simultaneously. Pleasant but concessionaire pinching pennies too tight. No elevator but a ramp for pulling up suitcases or using assisted devices.

Great location to get away from it all
User: Reisende_Sun from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 3
No internet, no TV, no phone signal.... which is a great way to disconnect from crazy city life!!! LOVED it for that! It's a basic motel with few thrills, but its clean and close to a number of hiking trials. A lovely river flows through its backyard and there are a number of chairs set up along the river bank so you can enjoy the ambiance. The cafe has delicious food, but don't plan on lunch there since it is only open 4-9 pm. My only complaint is that the bed we had was SUPER uncomfortable. I felt like every spring in the mattress was digging into my bones. They really REALLY need new mattresses in the rooms. Get new comfortable mattresses and your score will go up!

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