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Scenic Riverfront Suite with Deck Near Sequoia National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type hotel


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath plus sitting room and outdoor deck, sleeps 5-6 adults

The MASTER SUITE at RIO SIERRA RIVERHOUSE is the biggest and best of 4 lodging units in the main house of this landmark riverfront property, located just 6 miles from Sequoia National Park in Central California's Sierra Nevada foothills.

The Master Suite is apartment sized, featuring 2 separate sleeping areas with queen beds, though only 1 bathroom, inside the master bedroom. Off the master bedroom: a big outdoor private deck overlooking the river.

The spacious sitting room in this suite has a queen bed, two sleepable sofas, and fireplace (electric). Also: TV, DVD player, fridge, microwave, cofffeemaker, wireless internet connection, Vonage phone with free U.S. long distance.

All guests have access to Rio’s amazing river beach. Pull up a beach chair and enjoy the view up the Kaweah River toward nearby Sequoia National Park -- home to the giant sequoias, the biggest living things on the planet!

Outdoor adventures include whitewater rafting, hiking, picnicking and bird watching.

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Margaret Roberts
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Margaret Roberts

As a TV producer, I helped launch “America’s Most Wanted” and executive-produced “Strange Universe” in daily syndication (which is how my nickname “Mars” came to stick).

By the turn of the 21st century, I knew a lot about life and work in the fast lane of Los Angeles... and I was burned out. I longed for a life close to Nature. No more Starbucks. No more parking meters. No more 405 Freeway.

I headed north, to the land of Big Trees, Big Water, Big Starry Night Skies. Here, in California’s Central Valley, I found a sanctuary suitable for restoring my Spirit — and sharing with others who also might long for a taste of pristine Nature — for a weekend, a week, or longer.

Years later, there’s still nothing like the inspiring sound and sight of the water thundering over Rio’s gigantic river rocks, awakening the consciousness of anyone lucky enough to stand on this river bank and witness a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of Nature that will never come again.

Thus Rio’s motto: “We Are the River.”

Margaret Roberts purchased this hotel in 2005

Why Margaret Roberts chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

Rio Sierra Riverhouse is a guesthouse situated on the banks of the Kaweah River, just 6 miles from the gate to Sequoia National Park. People make pilgrimages here from all over the world. To my astonishment, in my first season at Rio, more than half my guests were citizens of other countries. They came to witness the biggest living things on the planet: the giant sequoia trees.

Our tiny village of Three Rivers, California, is the gateway community to the sequoias, the place most visitors lodge during their exploration of Sequoia National Park.

What makes this hotel unique

Sequoia National Park is one of the more peaceful of America’s National Parks, not so crowded or commercial as Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, but still full of wondrous discoveries. As the seasons turn, visitors come here to hike, fish, bike, cross-country ski, bird-watch, and explore the Crystal Cave.

Of all these adventures, for me, one stands as unique. I call this 'Seeing the Bear,' an almost mystical pursuit by so many visitors, who hope for, or maybe fear, a close encounter with these huge, wild creatures that make their home among the sequoias. At any moment, a bear might appear in the midst of tourists on the park’s mountainside.

Like the sequoias themselves, the bears present almost fantastical living proof that giants really do exist in the world.


Three Rivers Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
  • MASTER SUITE: Two full rooms, bathroom and picturesque balcony with river and mountain views. The comfy sitting room has a queen-size futon and large leather sofa that can comfortably sleep 2 children.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Scenic Riverfront Suite with Deck Near Sequoia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home right by the river. Felt totally comfortable and cared for. Loved the added touch of s'mores around a campfire in the evening! There are four apartments within the one house.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathe of fresh air!!

  • 5 of 5

I took my family for a one night trip that turned into two nights. The Rio is exactly what I needed to get away from the city and relax for a couple days! There was even wifi, where I can read emails throughout but the river and private area of the beach (my kids called it) it was fabulous. Mars and staff was great! Jason was super cool guy. We really enjoyed our stay! They even had smores for the kids! Many Thanks! I truly recommend this stay! I could sit by the river and do nothing all day :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Quick getaway at the beautiful Rio Riverhouse

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mars for the nice and friendly hospitality at the beautiful Rio Riverhouse! We wish we could stay longer to enjoy the beauty of the nicely accommodated settings you have offered and three river city. We had a blast time there enjoying the park, river and the local dining! Will definitely be back some time with family :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Beautiful suite and spot on the river

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, welcoming and accommodating owner and staff. Wish we had more time to enjoy dipping into the river, soaking up some sun and cocktails. This was a quick stay for our family of 5 as we finished with a one day hike at Sequoia NP after Yosemite.

The suite in the main building is beautiful and had everything we could have wanted for comfort. The backyard patios and porches overlooking the river are the places to hang out so don't be fooled by the street side approach.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
River View
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Palms Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
California 198
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
River View
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cross Country Sequoia National Park
Nearest Beach
Back Yard
Car: necessary

Golf: The Palms Golf Course

The 9-hole 'Three Rivers' course at the Three Rivers Golf Course facility in Three Rivers, California features 2,739 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 32.8 and it has a slope rating of 111. Designed by Bob Putman, the Three Rivers golf course opened in 1962. Eric Foster manages the course as the General Manager.


Rates & Availability

Three Rivers Hotel Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

RATE: $275 per night for 2 adult guests. $25 plus 10% tax per night per each additional adult guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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