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Silver City Mountain Resort
Bavaria1806 from: Zurich, Switzerland
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 15, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Nice area, unlocked doors despite bears, cold
The area of the resort is nice and the staff too. However, two things should seriously be improved: First, cabins cannot be locked. In 2018, there was a bear breaking into cabins in the resort (google it) and still there is no way to lock the cabins. We didn't feel save. Second, the only heating the cabins have is a fireplace for which you have to buy lighter fluid. I have never heard of a hotel in which you basically have to pay to have a warm room. We tried go without it and had a pretty cold night.
Stacey T from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 7, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Remote Silver City is worth the drive!
First of all, I LOVE Sequoia National Park, particularly in October, when the air is crisp and the tourists are few. So I entered the park practically glowing with anticipation. This was my first journey to the Mineral King area, and I was not disappointed. My initial attempt at a review became a short novel, so here are some highlights.
Florence Peak Cabin: Clean and spacious, with a private fire pit outside and a wood stove inside, is the perfect place to practice your fire building and food roasting skills. The beds are firm, and my family slept well. The soaking tub and on-demand hot water were greatly appreciated after our long hikes. We had to play rock-paper-scissors to determine who would go first! Best of all, we spent most of our time outdoors, talking and enjoying the beautiful views of the trees, the stars, and the occasional curious doe in our yard.
Food: We took breakfast and picnic foods with us, and ate dinners in the restaurant. Everything we ate, from burgers and salads to the pie, was delicious and high quality. I especially loved the grown-up grilled cheese, and will be making mine with fig jam from now on!
Service: Hannah was always on hand to check us in, answer our many questions about the area, and even baked a delicious berry pie when the usual baker couldn't. Housekeeping doesn't service the cabins daily, which was fine, although we could have used a few more washcloths. I meant to ask for more, but forgot.
The Road: It's true that it's a long and winding road with drop offs and blind curves, but you will not die if you're a careful driver. I drove about 15 mph most of the way, and found that approaching drivers were generally very courteous and would back up or pull onto the shoulder when necessary, and I did the same. The drive takes about 90 minutes, so take it easy and enjoy the stunning vistas you'll see at practically every turn.
This remote part of Sequoia National Park is well worth the effort!
James W from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 3, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
On a Impulse
My girlfriend and I were on our way home after camping a couple days at one of the lower Sequoia Park campgrounds. We were just looking for a creek or river to do a little gold panning before heading home. We couldn’t find a place for the panning, but decided to keep driving anyway, looking for a nice observation point. The road is pretty narrow all the way up into the mountains and before we found a good place to park and take pictures, we found Star City Resort. It took about a minute for us to decide to stay one more night in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. We stayed in a fully functional cabin called Sunny point, and were definitely the beneficiaries of a recent resort restoration because everything looked great and worked great. Tastefully done in a rustic mountain decor. Since we rented one of the smaller cabins, that does not have a shower, we used the separate shower facilities, which by the way where fantastic. On a side note, we even had our own personal fire pit, stocked with firewood. Just perfect. The gals at registration and in the restaurant were awesome too. Very friendly and helpful. And speaking of the restaurant, the food was very good, however, I will be bringing my own fresh basil on our next visit :)
But seriously, we have absolutely no complaints, and Highly recommend the Star City Resort if you’re looking for a nice little getaway high up in the Sierra Mountains .... they even have a ping pong table :)
Lilime1986 from: New Haven, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 29, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
what a perfect place to spend our anniversary at and it's just what I imagined.we spent three beautiful days at the shooting star chalet, a small cozy space that was enough for us.
it's very quiet and the front view is breathtaking.
I have always wanted to spend a special time at a cabin in the middle of the woods and my dream just came true.
thank you silver city
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 4
Shonda_Shonda from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Reading some reviews, I am laughing. One persons says "near death experience" coming up the road. Let me tell you, I drove up in a big car, I am a big woman, and I felt I had plenty of space. Well, it was a damn beautiful ride, and not dangerous if you are careful and considerate of lookin out for other drivers. It take me about an hour and a half. It is so beautiful lookin up there, and the resort itself is amazing. They got some good french fries in that restaurant and are very friendly staff. The scenery is stunning and the air is fresh. You wont regret it.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5