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Looking for a great place to stay, affordable, for our honeymoon. We'd like to be in Sequoia area, or really any great spot with mountains, woods etc., but would also like to have close access to nice restaurants and other places to see (like day trips). Ideas? Thank you!

Fresno, California
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1. Re: honeymoon

If you do not mind, can you provide a little more info, such as time of year, number of days, etc. That might help to piece together a plan.

In general Sequoia/KC is large and not a developed resort area so you will be making trade-offs. For example to best explore the park you would want to stay in the park, but that limits you to only 1 or 2 choices for dinner without having a long drive back to the room. As you move out of the park, you gain more lodging and dining choices but trade off the mountain location.

In Sequoia you would probably look at rooms at Wuksachi or John Muir Lodges, there are a couple of other choices but I'd suggest those two in the park.



Heading out of the south entrance you can find several chain or rustic motels and Bed & Breakfast places around Three Rivers. Its in the foothills along a river with an oak and grass landscape instead of the sequoias and pines. A couple of decent to good restaurants in Three Rivers also, but the best dining selection and choices would be 30 minutes down the hill in Visalia. You can look over a list of Three Rivers B&Bs (or click to the hotel list ) here:


Coming out the east Sequoia/KC entrance on Highway 180 you will not really find any lodging choices just a couple of B&Bs until you get to Fresno. The one B&B I'd recommend along that route would be the one at Cedar View Winery. It sits in the Valley (not the mountains) surrounded by vineyards and orchards.


You might also look at the Southern Yosemite Area instead of Sequoia.

We find the spa suites at The Pines Lodge on Bass Lake are nice for romantic getaways. Great view overlooking the lake and Ducey's restaurant is nice, there are also other good restaurants within a 20 minute or so drive.


Tenaya Lodge is larger and more of a resort. It has a nice spa that we have used when we have stayed there, but Tenaya does not have what I would call a quiet romantic atmosphere.


Like the Sequoia area there are also some nice B&Bs (and some chain hotels) in the Fish Camp and Oakhurst areas. You can look thru some info about several here:



If you stay in the Southern Yosemite area and can afford one dinner splurge, I have to recommend 2 places:

Erna's Elderberry House in Oakhurst. It is a 5 star, 5 diamond rated restaurant, plan on walking out spending $250-$300 for dinner/wine/etc for a couple. But the food and service give you a night to remember.


or The Vintage Steakhouse, about 15 minutes south of Oakhurst at the Chukchansi Resort and Casino. The Vintage is upscale at about $100-150 per couple. The resort is a large Vegas style casino/hotel (2,000 slots, 42 tables) if that type of thing appeals to you, we like going there for a nice dinner.


There are a lot of nice dining choices in both Visalia and Fresno but they would be a long drive from any place you might stay.

Edited: 22 May 2010, 14:36
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2. Re: honeymoon

Great post, FresnoFacts, that's a keeper.

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3. Re: honeymoon

For a honeymoon in Sequoia I suggest Sequoia High Sierra Camp. Perfect mix of camping, nature, and luxury.


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