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Silver City Mountain Resort
Jonathan P from: Manchester, United Kingdom
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
A beautiful stay in the mountains
Can’t recommend Silver City Mountain Resort highly enough.
It’s a hell of a drive to get there up a winding mountain road for about an hour (but hey I like that sort of thing). Once you’re there though it’s an instantly relaxing and secluded experience with a true sense of being in nature. We stayed in one of the more basic cabins with propane lighting and a log burner for warmth. That only added to the experience for us but I can understand why some might prefer a more high end stay. The beds were really comfortable and the toilets/showers were clean and well looked after.
Some reviewers have highlighted that the resort is far away from the main Sequoia attractions. This is true, as it will likely take a few hours drive to reach the Giant Forest/General Sherman. However this part of Sequoia has lots of amazing hikes and trails. We saw a lot of wildlife and actually both preferred the bits near Mineral King to the main attractions.
The staff were great and really friendly/helpful and the food was lovely. If we had our time again though we would have packed some more supplies to cook some of our own meals (there are no shops around for miles).
Great place, will definitely stay again when I revisit California
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great place in the Mountains
Booked these Cabins because we love nature, getting there thru its narrow roads was tricky but the magnificence of the views was worth it!
Our room was a nice and cozy Studio, waking up in the morning with a beautiful Sequoia Tree view and with french pressed coffee ,was a real treat!
Loved the place and the food at the Restaurant, the staff was very friendly and accommodative to all our needs, prone to give information and facilitate your needs. ( thanks again for the car charging)
For sure we’ll be back ... for a longer time!
Raffaele C from:
Published Date: Oct, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Amazing location and services
We had a blast with my family visiting from Italy. The staff was super friendly and they were able to upgrade us to a superior cabin which we found fantastic. They accommodated any requests we might have had and were just beautiful people all around.
864margieb from: Ramona, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Truly enjoyed our time at the Silver City Resort. Our Cabin was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Lodge is cozy and the food was good. Drive up the hill is not for the faint of heart but once you are there it is well worth it. A real hidden gem. Plan your trip into the Sequoias in advance to reduce your time traveling up and down the mountains. We split up our days to prevent getting overwhelmed with the drive and it worked out great! Many fun trails on this mountain too. Plan to be unplugged. No TV and WiFi limited to the Lodge. In retrospect this was good for us. We relaxed more being unplugged.
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
If you're up for an adventure
The location is as you may find in other reviews, not very close to the main tourist areas in Sequoia NP. We didn't find this out until we were well on our way there and although I wish the descriptions (anywhere) would mention it, I suppose its on me for not checking on what they meant by being at "the heart of Sequoia". We decided to take up the adventure anyways and make the almost 1.30 hour drive up to Silver City Resort.
The cabin was cute, the location was remote, quiet, and nice. The winding drive up was intense at night but gave us the chance to catch some really nice views of the surrounding forests/mountains and some of the local fauna. Everything was clean and comfy except for the floor -- don't wear white socks, they will be brown by the end of the night.
Overall, it was a great experience and if you don't mind driving for almost two hours to get to any of the big Sequoia attractions, then this is a good place. It is a WONDERFUL place if you want to explore Mineral King and the several amazing hikes around there like Lake Monarch and Eagle Lake. P.S The staff was really nice!
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 5