Wuksachi Lodge

Address: 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California, 93262-9604, United States | 3 star hotel
Telephone: 406 862 8190
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This 3 star hotel, located on 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, is near General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Generals Highway, and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsWuksachi Lodge Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

          Reviewed by sklitgord

          Great family lodge

          Reviewed Apr 5, 2016
          by (7 reviews) Planet Earth , United States Flag of United States

          Great lodge for families with beautiful views and kind staff... what can I say, its a national Park Lodge and I think they are great.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by chevs_abroad

          Nice rooms patchy restaurant performance

          Reviewed Aug 7, 2015
          by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Everything was fine until we turned up for our 8.00 dinner reservation and then had to wait 30 minutes for our table. We then had to wait another 45 minutes to be served food which was cold. We asked for it to be heated and it was marginally warmer but really still not good enough.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by angelslame


          Reviewed Jul 9, 2013
          by (8 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          PROS: Beautiful lodge, large, beautiful suite, friendly staff, good food.
          CONS: No elevators, no wifi, brief blackout, expensive meals.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by olih

          DIE perfekte Lodge

          Reviewed May 9, 2013
          by (15 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

          Die Wuksachi Lodge ist eine recht neu erbaute Anlage aus mehreren Häusern mitten im Nationalpark. Klasse! Der Empfang war sehr nett, das Zimmer (2QS) mehr als geräumig und mit allem Komfort ausgestattet. Essen und Wein im beeindruckenden Speisesaal des Hauptgebäudes haben uns ebenfalls zufrieden gestellt. Nur von der Internetverbindung (kostenlos) darf man keine Wunder erwarten.

          Sequoia National Park - Wuksachi Lodge
          Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Wuksachi Lodge Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

          Not great value


          The only hotel accomodation in Sequoia NP and, at almost $200 a night, pretty expensive for what you get. No air conditioning, no swimming pool, and fairly basic rooms. But it is well-located near the park's great attraction and the restaurant and lunge in the lodge reflect the nice park atmosphere.

          Not worth the money


          The Wuksachi Lodge is simply too expensive! We paid $184 a night and all you get is a standard motel room. Service is poor, reservations chaotic. If you want to eat at the lodge restaurant be prepared for unfriendly staff and don't take the entrees. The lady at the table next to us found the right term: portions are microscopic - but expensive.

          Go for the burgers and sandwiches. The breakfast buffet (there is only buffet) is very very basic. My advice: stay at the Montecito Sequoia Lodge or in Three Rivers.

          Excellent - shame about the price of wine


          Went to the lodge in May 2003. Room was above average, however you should note that no tv or radio is provided. Quiet location and very dramatic scenery. Food in the restaurant was good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent. Wine, as is usual in the USA is grossly overpriced starting at $25 per bottle. This does ruin a perfectly good meal in most restaurant in the States. Over profiteering. I would recommend the lodge to anyone.

          Nice, if you can sleep through noise


          The hotel is essentially three separate buildings with what seems to be about 30 rooms each. There is a common "lodge" area, with a restaurant, sitting, and conference area. There are several paths for walking around in the nature area.It's located pretty well, where you can get to the main sights in Kings Canyon and Sequoia from there, such as the general grant tree, the general sherman tree, etc.The food seemed rather overpriced and the menu a little light, but that is probably to be expected given that the only business that the restaurant gets is for people at the lodge, and it couldn't support a huge menu. Plus, the stuff has to be trucked in from timbuktu. I'd give the food a b- in terms of food quality, but in context of being out in the middle of nowhere with essentialy no other choices in a 40 mile radius, I'd upgrade the food grade to a B +.THe people were friendly, the room reasonably okay.Some problems, however. The first one was significant enough that it belongs in the title of my review, is that it appears that the flooring was engineered to transmit every footstep in the building! Starting at 6:00 a.m. (given that the back to nature environmental crowd are early risers) there is a constant clump-clump-clump of foot traffic, upstairs, downstairs, on the stairs, on the walkways. We were at the bottom stairs; however, it wouldn't have done any good, because I listened from upstairs as well, you still had the clump-clump-clump. You here it anywhere in the building. You're basically not sleeping after 6:00 a.m. If that's okay with you, then go for it, for us, that was unaccceptable and we'd never go back.I'm serious, I've NEVER been at a hotel that had more noise from foot traffic.In addition, there's no A/C. It's pretty darned hot in the middle of the summer.There's no T.V. as well. Not to be a spoiled city kid, but it would have been nice if there was a T.V. While they couldn't get cable, they could have splurged a few bucks to get a DirecTV dish up on one of the tall trees.high-pressure sound and a clump (which you can also hear throughout the buidling) when flushing. I seriously have no idea where they had to search to get such lame toilets.I don't mean to say that it's a terrible place, it's really not that bad. It seems they're trying to tailor their place to people who want to be out in nature, but not live in a tent. That was us. It was certainly better than living in a tent.I can't say whether it's overpriced or not, we paid $160 per night, there's really no competition in the area, so who's to say it's overpriced. If it were in Bakersfield, CA it would be overpriced, if it were in Manhattan, it would be a steal.

          The Bad and Good of Wuksachi


          The atmosphere at the Lodge is wonderful. You cannot ask for a better view and surroundings.HOWEVER, we had several problems. GET YOUR ROOM RATE IN WRITING BEFORE CHECKING IN.One problem was the room rate. It kept changing depending on who you asked. The first gentleman I spoke with quoted us a $110 per night rate. Two days later, when I went to check on the rate, the woman quoted me $123. When I asked why, she replied that was the rate WITH tax. Then, when we got the bill, they had charged us $89 per night for the first two nights, and a whopping $160 per night for the next two nights! They then said that the average of the rooms was $110. I don't know where they were educated, but that rate does not compute. Also, on the third day, when we were being charged $160, we had NO MAID SERVICE and had to have the bell boy bring us fresh sheets, toilet paper, etc. and we had to make our own beds.The restaurant, however, was delightful, and you CAN get a good meal for under $10.

          Wuksachi Was Worthwhile


          Sequoia National Park is a national treasure, and we timed our visit perfectly (mid-April, during the week before Easter). The park was nearly empty, and we had wonderful powder snow for our 6 year old to play in, yet the road crews kept the roads driveable. The trails were not really open except for the most determined, but for a 2 day visit, we saw all that we wanted.The park had boasted of an "accessible" trail that we had hoped to use as a family, with me in a wheelchair, but it was only a level footpath tromped into the snow, and I ended up waiting in the car for the others to take the hike. Accessible in the summer, I guess they meant.The Lodge was pleasant and comfortable, but we were disappointed not to find a big fireplace to spend winter evenings in front of, at the main lodge building. Instead was a small wood stove; warmish, but not inviting. The wheelchair accessible room was roomy, with lots of windows with beautiful forest views, and equiped with a roll-in shower stall, but the only accessible light switch was in the bathroom, all the others required assistance by someone not in a wheelchair. And the room door's automatic closer was not adjusted properly, requiring a hefty shove by a walking adult to open; even my 6 year old couldn't manage it, and she's strong.The restaurant at the Lodge was very good but not for the budget minded, and was the only place in the park to get a meal if you weren't camping out. 25 miles to the park entrance for the nearest alternate restaurant! But if you can handle $25/pp dinners (and $10/pp breakfasts), the meals we had were wonderful. The dining room seemed small, and might be difficult to get seating during the summer season, although we had no trouble off-season.

          Love everything about it!


          Wuksachi is new, very well planned, and offers a very relaxing retreat from the city. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all very good! If you like going to nice restaurants for a fancy dinner, this fits the bill. If you go at the right time, you can even watch the deer grazing outside...not to mention the gorgeous view from the dining room. For dinner you need to make a reservation, but we've never had a problem getting one. It's just a short walk from the lodge/restaurant to the rooms. I highly recommend Wuksachi!

          Bring a radio!


          Wuksachi Lodge's off season rates were good ($69). It's in the middle of the beautiful Sequoia National Park, which is well maintained and worth the trip. But what the Lodge website doesn't tell you is that the room does not have a TV or even a radio. I think they ought to mention that on the website so you're prepared. Had I known that I would have brought a portable radio. Since I went during the winter it gets dark very early and there's not much to do in the park after dark. So bring some entertainment of your own (we had board games, etc). The lodge itself offers very little in the form of group entertainment in the evening. The only place to get grocery items (besides the very few overpriced things they had in the gift shop) is the nearest town, Three Rivers, 25 miles away. Moral of the story...bring something to do when you're not out hiking and enjoying the outdoors!

          Best Lodge in all National Parks


          We had a great time in Sequoia. The Wuksachi Lodge is awesome - beautiful setting, tastefully decorated, and the food was by far the best "Park" food we've had in ages (better than the Ahwahnee).

          The staff was friendly and fun - We highly recommend it!

          Wuksachi Village Lodge


          The website displays false advertising. The food is disgusting and over priced. Dinner costs between 16.00-25.00. My sister got sick from having breakfast lunch and dinner there, since they are the only restaurant in the 30 mile radius. We would never eat there again. The rooms were clean but we didnt get what we asked for. We requested a room with two beds and got one with one bed and a fold out. They replied by saying "oh our website is wrong".

          TripAdvisor Reviews Wuksachi Lodge Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

          Gewitter im Sequoia

          A travel blog entry by olih on May 09, 2013

          39 photos

          Zwei gute Nachrichten zu Beginn des Tages: Es schneit nicht und die Sonne lässt sich blicken. Allerdings nur bis nach dem Frühstück, dann zieht es sich schnell wieder zu. Wäre ja auch zu schön gewesen. Lobend zu erwähnen ist das Breakfast Buffet in der Wuksachi Lodge. Man kann wählen zwischen "continental", dann bekommt man Cereal, Toast, Muffins, …

          Von 0 auf 2000

          A travel blog entry by olih on May 08, 2013

          30 photos

          Heute steht der erste etwas längere Fahrtag an, denn wir verlassen die Küste und den Highway 1 - es geht quer durch Kalifornien in die Berge, in die Sierra Nevada. Der Sequoia Nationalpark ist unser Ziel.

          Das "free continental breakfast" im Sea Breeze Inn ist nicht der Rede wert. Das war mir gestern Abend schon klar, als mir das Mädel am …

          Search for snow in the Sequoia's

          A travel blog entry by sklitgord on Apr 05, 2016

          2 comments, 21 photos

          Lukas' only request this past year, and for the past several winters has been to see snow. He has seen it in books, tv and he wonderous tales of this magical snow from his friends but aside from when he was a baby has never seen it, touched it and most importantly played in snow.

          So as we planned the itinerary to descend into California, …

          Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park

          A travel blog entry by stephen.sandra on Jul 19, 2013

          22 photos

          ... We thought nothing could be more beautiful than Yosemite, until we camped under the Sequoia canopy in Kings Canyon! Nature at its most magnificent, putting our trivial human worries in a different perspective, and reminding us how honoured we are to share this planet for an infentissimally short period of time!

          I'm sitting outside the Van now in Barstow, half way to LAs Vegas. It took us the best part of a whole day to get ...

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