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Silver City Mountain Resort
mikehikes42 from: San Ramon, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
An amazing mountain escape
My family recently stayed at Silver City over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Our stay was great! The staff was friendly and professional. We sampled much of the restaurants selection having breakfast, dinner and pie (pie counts as lunch, right?). We would gladly stay again and have all had a good laugh at many of the negative reviews. Yes, the road could be seen as challenging for some, but how is the condition of the road Silver Cities fault exclusively? The length and challenges of the drive aren’t kept a secret. I am guessing some of the other reviewers might blame their airline for a bad hotel stay at their destination. It’s bad form and just silly.
We stayed in the Rock Cabin. It was half great. The bedroom portion felt kind of small, but as a 6’4” guy the low ceilings will do that. The kitchen part of the cabin was really nicely done. When we weren’t touring the Mineral King area or on a hike the kitchen and patios were our go to spot for hanging out.
Silver City is worth a visit, just be smart enough to do your research.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
My husband & I stayed in the Evelyn Suite Studio June 18-19th and have started planning our return trip as we wished we had more time in this area. The drive to the cabins is very treacherous and time consuming, but it is totally worth it. Do not plan on having access to any restaurants or stores once you get to Mineral King- the drive back to civilization is long and difficult. However, if you’re looking for solitude, natural beauty, and great hikes away from the touristy parts of Sequoia, this is your place. The staff was great, the location & property were perfect, and the room was spacious and clean.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Beware Scavengers and Thief's!!
Last friday my girlfriend and I booked a night here because we planned to go hiking in Sequoia National Park. Our surprise came at the enf of the day when we planned to head to the rrsort and it resulted to be a two hour drive up an isolated mountain. We were tired of hiking all day and we couldn't make the trip safely having in consideration the road and its risk at night. There was no advertisement about this. We called to ask for a cancellation, a refund, partial or full, a change of date... They we're dishonest, rude, and treat us like fools. They said: we are a small business! Guess what: we are a small business also, we are just a young couple who wanted to stay in your hotel and now you take our money? The client always have the reason, beware the scavengers, tricksters that run this business!!!!
SaraG282 from: San Diego, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Came for the pie
And we weren’t disappointed. We didn’t stay here so I can’t speak to the accommodations. But if you’re passing through on the way to see the sights, stop and get some chocolate pie with ice cream. We brought our 3-year-old, so he was in heaven. They also have a playground with a cute mini house that kept him entertained for a while. Hiking is close by and we found one that was beautiful and not too tough for the kid. There were bear warnings everywhere, though, so that scared me. But there were plenty of other people around, many were kids, so I felt a bit better about it.
Brian M from: Oxford, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 5, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
This is place for seclusion
Unfortunately for us, we misunderstood what this place was about. It is in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP but there is no direct way of driving to the rest of the park. For that you need to return to Three Rivers and re-enter the park. The information given to us by Expedia was that the resort was in Three Rivers but this is where you start the 21 unpaved drive up to Silver City. Expedia did not make this clear enough. Having asked for direction from a number of people at Three Rivers, who had never heard of Siler City Mountain Resort, we finally found the Mineral King Road and after 90 minutes arrived at the resort when they were closing for the night. It was cold and there was snow on the ground. We were not offered any hot drinks or a sandwich because the kitchen staff had left for the night. We were given a map to find our cabin, which in the dark with only a small hand torch (flash-light) was difficult to see. It then took another half an hour to park the rental car because it was pitch black outside. When we finally reached our cabin we really could not believe how basic things were. There was no running water, and there was a log fire and a stove. The toilets and shower facilities were outside but it was not lit so difficult to walk in the snow and find the facilities. There were plenty of logs and kindling but as I have never fired up a log fire I decided that discretion is the better part of valour and did not light the fire as I did not want to set the cabin on fire. We slept in our clothes as it was just too difficult to unpack and there was very little room in the small cabin. The next morning we had a very good breakfast of bacon and eggs, toast, coffee and tea, and incredibly fresh orange juice. The Resort was very understanding with us and allowed us to cancel our second night as it was clear that we just did not want to drive down to Three Rivers and then return in the evening.
Had we known what it entailed getting to this place, we would not have booked it. However, this is the place if you do seek solace and want to commune with nature. Moreover the old silver mines are probably a very interesting place to visit. If the excellent breakfast is anything to by then lunch and dinner are probably very good. We were sorry that it did not work out for us. I did buy a very garish green cap that has the route to the hotel engraved on it, just to remind me of the 21 miles we had to drive to get to it.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Location: 1
- Service: 4