John Muir Lodge

Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

The hotel

John Muir Lodge is in an excellent location for exploring Kings Canyon National Park and giant sequoia country. A warm welcome awaits under the lodge's open beamed ceiling and in front of the stone fireplace, ensuring all guests get to feel right at home. Accommodation follows suit and you'll discover recently renovated rooms with hand crafted furniture and local artwork adding to the instant appeal. After a good night's rest there's nothing better than an early start to soak up the sun rising over the sequoias. Picnic supplies can be picked up at the general stores opposite the lodge and once you've packed up the fishing tackle, charged your camera and hit the trail, it's time to discover just what John Muir fell in love with way back when.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Kings Canyon National Park. Just a stone's throw from the towering giant sequoias of Grant Grove, a short walk from the village visitor centre and a general store.

Hotel information

36 guest rooms. All with central heating, flat-screen  TV, telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grant Grove Restaurant and outdoor espresso bar nearby (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Complimentary WiFi in public areas. Selection of board games. Gift shop, convenience store and visitor centre opposite.

*Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice stop between Sequoia and Yosemite

Mar 2, 2020 Mark K Sacramento, California

Great rustically designed lodge. The night manager John was wonderful . He lit the great fireplace and we enjoyed a relaxing evening. They also have cabins available although I didn't see them inside. Rooms were very comfortable with nice amenities. The restaurant was very nice. We were lucky that there was no snow and we could drive directly to… Read more
Great rustically designed lodge. The night manager John was wonderful . He lit the great fireplace and we enjoyed a relaxing evening. They also have cabins available although I didn't see them inside. Rooms were very comfortable with nice amenities. The restaurant was very nice. We were lucky that there was no snow and we could drive directly to Yosemite...the road is closed much of the winter. Always check road conditions before you go. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too much noise

Jan 21, 2020 deirdreslat Castlemaine, Australia

If you want a heating system that roars all night, bed lights that don't work, an overhead room light you can't see under, staff that don't act on concerns, one single public space in which to sit, which also serves as a lobby, a reception area, a kitchen and eating area, no advance warning that you are on your own for food supply and preparation… Read more
If you want a heating system that roars all night, bed lights that don't work, an overhead room light you can't see under, staff that don't act on concerns, one single public space in which to sit, which also serves as a lobby, a reception area, a kitchen and eating area, no advance warning that you are on your own for food supply and preparation as the lounge didn't even supply a mug or a knife and fork, this is the place for you. All at an overpriced AUD $300 per night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cabins in the woods

Jan 3, 2020 Janelle P Bad Hersfeld, Germany

These cabins are so cute and a really great place to stay if you're going to the area. Check in for the cabins is done in the lodge. The cabin we stayed in had two beds, each with plenty of warm blankets. The heater did not work, but there was a space heater that really kept us warm. The patio area had a picnic table and a stove. We made a fire… Read more
These cabins are so cute and a really great place to stay if you're going to the area. Check in for the cabins is done in the lodge. The cabin we stayed in had two beds, each with plenty of warm blankets. The heater did not work, but there was a space heater that really kept us warm. The patio area had a picnic table and a stove. We made a fire each night and sat outside to enjoy the cool mountain air. Bathrooms are not inside the cabins, they are just a short walk away. We brought some food with us, but there was also a camp store and a restaurant. If you want to eat at the restaurant, I would suggest going early since it is the only one around. It was really a perfect stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint cabins

Nov 14, 2019 julyp78 Lesigny, France

We spend 1 night at John Muir Lodge in the fall. We chose a "rustic cabin". The cabin was indeed rustic but was well heated. Apart from the beds, table and rocking chairs, there is nothing else. No bathroom (toilets and coin 6-min hot shower are located in a separate common building). There is an outdoor terrace with fire pit for the brave ones.… Read more
We spend 1 night at John Muir Lodge in the fall. We chose a "rustic cabin". The cabin was indeed rustic but was well heated. Apart from the beds, table and rocking chairs, there is nothing else. No bathroom (toilets and coin 6-min hot shower are located in a separate common building). There is an outdoor terrace with fire pit for the brave ones. At first, as it was getting quite cold at night, upon arrival, we had doubts. But in the end, the cabin was perfectly fine. Super quiet. Lovely settings. Rustic in a good way. Perfect for a simple night in the woods. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Nov 8, 2019 147pauliinah Raisio, Finland

We stayed at the “Rustic Cabin with Shared Bath” and really enjoyed our stay. Didn’t expect much as it is a cabin, but we were positively surprised how nice it was. Beds were really comfortable and the room was really warm (some comments saying that the heaters didn’t work). Staff at the front desk, restaurant, and elsewhere were really friendly.… Read more
We stayed at the “Rustic Cabin with Shared Bath” and really enjoyed our stay. Didn’t expect much as it is a cabin, but we were positively surprised how nice it was. Beds were really comfortable and the room was really warm (some comments saying that the heaters didn’t work). Staff at the front desk, restaurant, and elsewhere were really friendly. Will recommend this to friends and family. Read less