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Silver City Mountain Resort
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Not what we expected
Things that would have made our stay more comfortable:
1. More info about the road which turns out is number 8 on the most dangerous road in California list
2. Two wine glasses instead of the one in the cupboard ( it WAS the honeymoon cabin after all)
3. Suitable chairs for the fire pit. We had to use the plastic ones provided for the deck table
4. Pot holders so we didn’t burn our hands trying to boil water for coffee in the kettle
The views were beautiful indeed but not sure I’d refer it to anyone as it was dangerous and the same views could be found on the other side of the mountain where the roads are paved and barriers are there to add the safety factor!
tia-a-1972 from: Milan, Italy
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Nothing to do with Sequoia Park: TO AVOID IT!!!!
This resort is located more than 30 miles from main Sequoia park attractions, on a very winding and narrow street. To reach Sequioa’s main attractions it takes no less than 2h 45 min
Of course they don’t tell you when you book: they tell you the distance but they don’t tell you how long it takes and they don’t tell you must have a proper car to drive in such a narrow and winding road
You have to take care because actually the resort is inside the Sequoia park, unfortunately it is on the opposite side of the park normally visited, so maybe this resort is good if you are NOT interested in visiting the park
Besides, from the booking you will expect to have an equipped kitchen, but unfortunately it consists in a very poor common space. It has been a pity because the room chosen , itself , was nice , unfortunately they also forgot to tell us , at the booking, that rooms and cottages have no keys
So we decided not to stay because of the lack of the kitchen and because it was not acceptable to have such a long trip to go to Sequoia park even if we payed 500 $ in advance for two nights, but they didn’try to understand why, neither they sent us a survey or an e-mail to excuse
I warmly recommend to avoid it
Hitesh M from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Family of 6 with 2 children under 12, two grandparents over 65 and us. Fab location, amazing scenery. Probably get that in many such accommodation. You won’t get the staff though; friendly, amicable, attentive and more than happy to help, even down to coming along to help start the fire as I didn’t know how to. The place is a gem and I would recommend it to anyone. Wish we could have booked for longer but I’m not surprised it’s fully sold out. Amazing part of our adventure. Thanks to the staff for making the place so fab.
Published Date: Aug, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
A Retreat to nature and respite from technology
Our three-generation family was so happy to return to Silver City after many years away. The mountain and it's magnificence have not changed, but the wonderful upgrades to the Resort made our experience even better. New upscale bathrooms in the Chalets, an expanded restaurant with lodge fireplace, outdoor deck with live music and delicious food all added up to a perfect weekend. Congratulations to Michael and Hannah on saving the best of the past and adding the comfort and amenities of the present. It's a special place for those who truly want a remote mountain experience amidst the majesty of Sierra peaks!
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
danodair from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Amazing Sequoia Retreat
We stayed at Silver City Mountain Resort five nights this summer and it was one of our best vacations ever. Situated way up in the Mineral King Valley, Silver City is a secluded oasis within Sequoia free from the throngs of visitors that frequent the main part of the park. Staff here were very friendly and always ready to help. Our little Forest Glen cabin was cozy and felt like home right away. Who needs electricity anyway? We prepared dinners in the cabin's full kitchen and also ate several meals at the Silver City restaurant, whose fare is on par or better than some of the trendiest eateries here in L.A. Silver City is a launching point for some of the best hiking in California, from serious back country hiking to easier short day hikes. We stayed here with our 7 year old daughter and hiked the beautiful Hockett Meadow trail a mile in to an amazing waterfall where the trail crosses the East Fork of the Kaweah River. The next day we drove up to the top of the valley and hiked the meadow which was not only gorgeously breathtaking but easy for the child. Other things for kids included the fun playground at Silver City and the ranger programs at the Mineral King Ranger Station. So much fun! We even found time to drive down into the main part of the park for a day to visit The Giant Forest, Crystal Cave and Moro Rock. Our daughter fell in love with Tucker the German Shepherd who is Silver City's unofficial ambassador and guest greeter and misses him every day. We'll be back!