Wuksachi Lodge at Sequoia

Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

The hotel

Set amongst the shaded dappled groves of Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi provides an elegant approach to accommodation with a full-range of modern fixtures and fittings to compliment the sublime surrounding scenery. Throughout the lodge you'll discover rich strains of cedar and stone which have been placed to make the most of the enchanted environment, with floor to ceiling windows and snug fireplaces maximising an array of enduring natural images. A full-service restaurant allows guests to prepare for the day ahead, or recount events during the evening, over a plate of sumptuous Sierra Alpine cuisine; and just before you hit the hay there's a handy cocktail lounge for just one last cheeky nightcap. What with all that fine food and fresh forest air, getting a good night's rest is never in doubt and thanks to a good choice of hotel standard en-suite guest rooms, there's no better place to recuperate in order to do it all again at sun rise.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated right in the tranquil heart of Sequoia National Park on the Ash Mountain entrance, just over a mile from the Congress Trail loop which starts at the world-famous General Sherman tree.

Hotel information

102 guest rooms. All with ceiling fan, satellite TV, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, Egyptian cotton linen, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Waksachi Lodge Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and lounge bar (drinks and cocktails). Complimentary WiFi available. 24-hour front desk. Tour and info desk. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Gift shop. Complimentary self-parking available.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: 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, convenient lodge in the park but pricey and NO elevator!

Oct 9, 2021 ttiottn1 Ohio

We reserved a room but were upgraded to a suite because 2 full tour buses were also staying at the lodge that night (assume they got our room). The upgraded suite was nice and a good value considering we paid the room rate of $238 including all taxes & fees. I noticed in the suite the rate without taxes/fees was listed as $350 night; IMHO it’s… Read more
We reserved a room but were upgraded to a suite because 2 full tour buses were also staying at the lodge that night (assume they got our room). The upgraded suite was nice and a good value considering we paid the room rate of $238 including all taxes & fees. I noticed in the suite the rate without taxes/fees was listed as $350 night; IMHO it’s not that nice of a suite and I’d never pay that. It was very spacious with 2 beds, a sitting room with a table and 2 chairs as well as a couch and it had a large bathroom; plenty of room for 4 adults though there was only 2 of us. Everything was clean and in working order. The bed was comfortable and we slept fine. The suite came with a window A/C and that kept the entire suite comfortable. Looked like some of the rooms only came with window fans (no A/C) so be aware of that fact. Also the lodge is actually more than 1 building and our building had NO elevator. We had to carry all our luggage up and down the stairs. Luckily we are still strong enough to do it but if you have strength or mobility problems, be sure to get a room on ground level so you do not need to navigate stairs. All in all a nice stay, we’d stay here again and recommended it for the convenience of staying in the park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not in the great lodge tradition

Sep 14, 2021 SeniorTravelerTF Fort Atkinson

If you're seeking the NPS great lodge experience this isn't it, in fact it doesn't exist in Kings/Sequoia. The room was a standard chain hotel configuration, including a small refrigerator and - not common - a comfortable chair to read or relax in. The standout service however, is far from common chain. The lamp in our room was broken. It was… Read more
If you're seeking the NPS great lodge experience this isn't it, in fact it doesn't exist in Kings/Sequoia. The room was a standard chain hotel configuration, including a small refrigerator and - not common - a comfortable chair to read or relax in. The standout service however, is far from common chain. The lamp in our room was broken. It was fixed ten minutes after calling. Our toilet was plugged, it was unplugged within ten minutes even though we called about 8:00 pm. Food service was very disappointing, severely limited due to COVID. A saving grace, despite the food, was the ability to eat on a deck or in a dining room with large picture windows. Lodge is located well if you want to see Sequoia (but not Kings) and especially all the sites in the south end of the park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice room

Sep 3, 2021 jws359 Paris, France

Room was nice. No air conditioning, but not a problem at night. The restaurant and registration desk are a bit of a walk from the rooms. Nice benefit: while heading for dinner, several deer were waiting to greet us. Problem: many of the services in the park are scaled back due to lack of staff, leading to subpar meal options.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for in-park lodging

Aug 31, 2021 MollyG1054

We stayed here as a family in June, during the release of covid restrictions in California. The lodge itself in very nice for park service lodging. There is no central air, but even in the heat, the fans and window units worked well and between the altitude and those, we were not uncomfortable at all. If carrying / rolling your luggage is an issue… Read more
We stayed here as a family in June, during the release of covid restrictions in California. The lodge itself in very nice for park service lodging. There is no central air, but even in the heat, the fans and window units worked well and between the altitude and those, we were not uncomfortable at all. If carrying / rolling your luggage is an issue for you, you should know that the parking lot is a very short walk from the buildings. It was in no way problematic for us. The restaurant for the lodge is a very short walk from the rooms, but you can always drive and park down there as well. The food was actually very good; the chefs there clearly can cook. It looses something when eating it as take out for every meal, but that is not the restaurant's fault, just another casualty of covid dining. The restaurant staff was extremely helpful and polite every single time we were there. The front desk staff was polite and accommodating during every interaction. You really can't beat the location for being able to begin your hikes whenever you want in the morning and not having to drive 30 - 40 minutes to get in and out of the park every day. It's not overly posh, but that's not what it's supposed to be. It's a great location, the staff was all helpful and polite, and as long as you keep in mind it's a lodge inside a National Park and not a posh hotel in a major city, you will be going in with reasonable expectations. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous mountain retreat!

Aug 31, 2021 IslandSummers Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Just spent four nights and had a great experience! We stayed in the Stewart building. Although it was mid 80’s outside we were able to keep the room cool first with the overhead fan and then in the evening we ran the window fan. The fridge had a small freezer compartment to refreeze our cold packs for the cooler each night - bonus! The lodge was… Read more
Just spent four nights and had a great experience! We stayed in the Stewart building. Although it was mid 80’s outside we were able to keep the room cool first with the overhead fan and then in the evening we ran the window fan. The fridge had a small freezer compartment to refreeze our cold packs for the cooler each night - bonus! The lodge was close to all the Giant Forest trails and sites - this is by far the easiest way to see everything without having to drive and fight crowds. Ten minutes to most trailheads meant we could get there at 8am and have places to ourselves for awhile. The staff was very helpful, the small store was handy and the Lodgepole market was close by. Also the Peaks restaurant had good food and drinks and was just a short walk from our building. Definitely recommend staying here! Also, we planned to be “unplugged” but surprisingly found we did get a little WiFi in our room haha. Great mountain retreat - come prepared : we brought food and a cooler to have breakfast in our room before leaving for the day and packed lunches and drinks in the cooler to bring with us. Ate dinner at Peaks each night - great way to stay flexible and save some money and time - very relaxing! Read less