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Recent Sequoia, Kings Canyon reviews

  • Excellent experience

    "I recently (January 2015) spent a weekend at the River Villa to celebrate my 30th birthday with several friends. From the first inquiry to our final exchange, the property manager, Robin, was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I had a couple of last minute cancellations/additions to my guest list that I was worried might complicate the booking process but Robin made the entire process as simple and painless as possible. Once we arrived we saw that she also left a nice welcome note with a home baked loaf of bread which we enjoyed with our dinner the first night. The cabin itself is as advertised: 3 queen bedrooms on the ground floor and the large loft upstairs. The loft was definitely decorated with a kids' space in mind which makes this a perfect family vacation rental, but the large living area and patio/yard works just as well for a group of adults/buddies looking for a getaway. There are large windows on all sides in the living room (as well as double sliding glass doors) which gives the cabin plenty of natural light during the day and a great view of the night sky without having to leave the warmth of the fire. The area just outside the living room is amazing and we ended up spending most of our time at the cabin here. The river is literally right outside with about 30 ft of space filled with seating, bbqs and horseshoes in between it and the sliding doors. The views of the mountains during the day and the countless stars at night kept us coming back outside even when it got colder at night. If you are planning on going into Sequoia National Park I can't imagine you can stay much closer. We made it to the entrance in less than 5 minutes (although it is worth noting that it is still 30 minutes - an hour from the park entrance to all of the big trees/waterfalls/etc). The only caveat I have is that the property was advertised as being on 14 acres which led me to assume it was completely private. There are neighbors adjacent to the cabin as well as across the river that seem to be quite a bit closer than 14 acres. I'm willing to bet that there are indeed 14 acres on the plot of land, but the cabin isn't right in the middle of that 14 acres which is what I had imagined. With all of that said though, the property still provides an ample amount of privacy and private access to the river which I'm sure would be even more exciting in warmer months. All in all, we had a great experience and plan to return hopefully sooner than later."
    Guest: James Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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  • Best Vacation home

    "My family of 9 was a little nervous about staying in a vacation home, I did a lot of research and heard horrible horror stories about vacation homes, I booked a lodge and received an automated email the next day advertising this home, I looked at the pictures, and l immediately was in love. When I called and spoke to Dennis, I was sold, he was so up front and open, unlike all of the other owners I spoke to. I called and cancelled my lodge and booked with Dennis. My whole family loved this home/ location so much it was truly hard to leave. Dennis thank you for the vacation of our lives, we will definitely return."
    Guest: neener Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
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  • David

    "My family and I had an incredible vacation up at Ann and John's cabin. first of all, if you like to really get away from the city and land in a beautiful spot of nature, this is the place. the gorgeous meadow right outside the door, the nearby hiking in the woods, and no people within shouting distance (except our lovely hosts when needed) makes this a place to truly take a retreat. then there's the cabin - simple, clean, with everything you need plus an incredible kitchen with a griddle/grill that would warm the heart of any short order cook. we cooked some fabulous meals there. good food was had by all. Ann and John are experienced and gifted hosts who know how to give you the space you need to truly relax, and yet always seem to be there for advice or recommendations (or some extra parsley if you run out!) just in the nick of time. and we got to bring our golden retriever who, if he could talk, would be begging us right now to go back up to the cabin."
    Guest: David Aaron C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • So relaxing!

    "It was a three night trip for just my husband and I and we enjoyed this beautiful home and everything it offered. We spent hours on the back patio and along the river. It was so peaceful and private. Our special moments were shared with ducks and quail that frequent the backyard. Our stay was so wonderful we ended up sleeping in both mornings. What a way to rejuvenate! The added touch was the owner, Laura left us a basket with goodies and a bottle of wine along with a handwritten note. You can really tell she cares about her guests. We will be back!! - Angel K."
    Guest: Angel K. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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Sequoia, Kings Canyon Travel Tips

Year-Round Explorations at Sequoia and Kings Canyon Vacation Rentals

The parks are open all year long to visitors and each season brings its own range of attractions. The vast majority of visitors travel during the summer months of July and August. Be aware if you are planning traveling during peak season that the access roads can sometimes get congested, and the campsites and picnic sites can get very full. This is one of the reasons why staying in a vacation home is a great idea. You can still go exploring and sightseeing by day and in the evening, you can return to your own private cabin. In the spring, the valleys are covered with a mass of colorful wild flowers. The Sequoia trees are sometimes still covered with snow and the rivers are generally swift. Be cautious if going fishing as the currents in the rivers can be very strong.

By June, summer has generally set in with warm sunny days inviting exploration. Enjoy nature trails and guided walks where you can spot birds and other wildlife. Autumn is a great time to visit the parks. Not only are the fall colors magnificent but the park is also generally less crowded. Some of the sites such as the Crystal Cave close in late October so make sure that you travel before then. In the winter months, the region generally receives heavy snowfalls. Some of the campsites remain open and rangers offer guided snowshoe walks through the park. If you enjoy the tranquility of wintertime, this is the season for you to visit.

Visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon Cabins

Sequoia and Kings Canyon are two parks that are great to explore with the family. At both parks, you will find information centers where you can arrange guided ranger hikes and attend informative talks and film presentations. There are extensive wildlife viewing opportunities and visitors must be aware of the dangers that larger animals, such as bear, pose. If you are at a picnic site, do not lay the food out in the open as it could attract wild animals. One of the greatest attractions is the General Sherman Tree reported to be the largest single-trunk tree in the world. Nearby is the Giant Forest Museum where you can learn more about the natural habitat of the area. There are also the Crystal Caves which are generally only open during the summer months.

Finding Your Way to Sequoia and Kings Canyon Lodging

Sequoia and Kings Canyon are two adjacent State Parks located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The parks are within an easy day's drive from Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland or San Francisco. Allow for between three to five hours for the drive. There are no buses or train routes to the parks. If traveling from further afield, the nearest airport is the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. From there, you can rent a car and drive the remaining 60 or so miles to the park entrance.

Sierra Nevada Vacation Rentals near Sequoia and Kings Canyon

The vacation homes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains are an ideal choice for a family vacation. Spacious homes set in beautiful natural surroundings provide the ideal base for exploring the region. Comfortable and spacious living areas often have fireplaces. These are ideal for crowding around in the evenings and catching up on the day's explorations and activities. Kitchens that are equipped with a host of modern appliances make holiday catering convenient. Most homes have large refrigerators so you can stock up for the duration of your stay.

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