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 Awesome place

Nov 13, 2019 Keri S Westminster, Massachusetts

We thought the lodge at the top was great. Well built with a rustic feel. The rooms were just as nice and I thought furnishings were fresh and clean. Saw some deer outside the lodge. Food was excellent and in our opinion reasonably priced! We had just come from Death Valley and this lodging and food was way better than the other park. They stop… Read more
We thought the lodge at the top was great. Well built with a rustic feel. The rooms were just as nice and I thought furnishings were fresh and clean. Saw some deer outside the lodge. Food was excellent and in our opinion reasonably priced! We had just come from Death Valley and this lodging and food was way better than the other park. They stop the pizza in October. You need to make reservations for dinner! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Family Getaway

Nov 11, 2019 Leah S

Our family enjoys coming here every few years. It’s a great place to come for relaxing, disconnecting from technology, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Perhaps offering a more affordable family style dining in addition to the “upscale” dining so that families like ours could spend more money on souvenirs and other things. Just a… Read more
Our family enjoys coming here every few years. It’s a great place to come for relaxing, disconnecting from technology, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Perhaps offering a more affordable family style dining in addition to the “upscale” dining so that families like ours could spend more money on souvenirs and other things. Just a thought... Overall always a great time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not the classic "lodge"

Nov 9, 2019 art89 yardley pa

This is not the classic lodge with one building housing rooms, dining, etc. It is the ONLY year round lodging in the park and hold the only full service dining room in the park. Considering this, it is by far your best option in Sequoia. The main ranger station and general store is about a 5 minute drive. The main building holds registration,… Read more
This is not the classic lodge with one building housing rooms, dining, etc. It is the ONLY year round lodging in the park and hold the only full service dining room in the park. Considering this, it is by far your best option in Sequoia. The main ranger station and general store is about a 5 minute drive. The main building holds registration, small gift shop, a nice sitting deck and the park's main restaurant (good dinners, terrible breakfasts). The rooms are in 3 building about 100yds away. Newest building is the Sequoia. All buildings have 2 types of room views. Mountain view rooms on high floors are nice, lower floor mountain views may have a view of the parking lot. Forrest view rooms have a view of the forest. The nicest class of rooms are corner rooms with great cross ventilation and air conditioning if needed. There are no elevators and luggage assistance is spotty! If this is an issue (and remember you are 7,000' high), do not get third floor rooms. In general, the lodge needs a bit of sprucing up, but considering it holds a monopoly on lodging and dining, it was pretty good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Need to pay for location within park

Nov 8, 2019 gocats89 New York City, New York

My wife, daughters ages 15 and 13 and I stayed at Wuksachi Lodge for one night during a road trip from Las Vegas to the Bay Area. We had limited time, so we opted to stay here for the convenience and to be able to enjoy being in the park after dark. Wuksachi Lodge is adequate for this purpose. You will pay for the convenience. Don't expect luxury,… Read more
My wife, daughters ages 15 and 13 and I stayed at Wuksachi Lodge for one night during a road trip from Las Vegas to the Bay Area. We had limited time, so we opted to stay here for the convenience and to be able to enjoy being in the park after dark. Wuksachi Lodge is adequate for this purpose. You will pay for the convenience. Don't expect luxury, comfort or great service. To me, this is fine. The real attraction is not the lodge but where it is located. The lodge is operated by a concessionnaire, Delaware North. The service I encountered from the front desk staff was robotic and indifferent. The lodge is spread out. Walking cannot be avoided from the parking lot to the room and back to the main lodge. It's a bit of a slog to get your luggage to your room due to the distance and the topography. There are a handful of luggage carts but they are scattered haphazardly between the parking lot and the buildings where the rooms are located. Rooms are basic, but clean and reasonably comfortable. There is no TV in the room, wi-fi that is practically not functioning and a limited mobile signal. This is to be expected but it is jarring if something comes up. Be ready for this! The food is adequate but expensive for the quality. Dinner was solid and hearty. The breakfast buffet is very basic and institutional. Again, you are paying for convenience and the ability to enjoy the park when it is less crowded. As long as you go in with this mindset, you will not be aggravated by the normal price/quality tradeoff, which does not apply here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The place to stay at Sequoia

Nov 6, 2019 Patrick G

Would definitely stay here again - great base location for the entire park(s). Our stay was in mid October and the lodge was still booked so plan ahead. The lodge itself is located about an hour up the beautiful but twisty and slow General's Highway from Three Rivers - less than thirty miles but it takes a while and I would not want to drive it… Read more
Would definitely stay here again - great base location for the entire park(s). Our stay was in mid October and the lodge was still booked so plan ahead. The lodge itself is located about an hour up the beautiful but twisty and slow General's Highway from Three Rivers - less than thirty miles but it takes a while and I would not want to drive it for the first time in the dark. Three motel-like buildings are a short walk from the main lodge. - Need a flashlight or headlamp at night. The rooms are reasonably sized and comfortable - really we only slept there. You do need to walk your bags from a parking area to the buildings which may be a significant walk for some, carts are available. The room included a couch, chair and small sitting area. The lodge itself has a small gift shop, and some necessities you may have forgot - a greater source of food, everything you might need for camping , & hiking, and souvenirs is available at Lodgepole or Grant Grove. The restaurant has great food and service - a reservation is strongly recommended; we made all 4 nights dinner reservations at once as soon as we arrived and had no problem. Nice variety, with very good braised short ribs, burgers and ahi. A very nice outdoor deck with propane heaters is available outside of the very small bar which serves very good pizza. An available breakfast buffet is reasonably priced with a nice selection of good breakfast food to hit the trails for the day. **you can order boxed lunches from your room prior to 9 pm and pick them up in the dining room at breakfast - highly recommended! The cost of staying here is well worth the location and skips the need of driving the long way up from Three Rivers or farther each day. A very good day hike or 2 day trek along Wuksachi Trail to Twin Lakes and past the Canon meadow is right off the parking area and many other great hikes are a short drive away. Saw many deer right on the property. If you're coming from the south, remember that the only gas in the park is north of the lodge and relatively short distance but about an hour from the park entrance. Read less