We were planning to spend a couple of nights at a Lodge in Sequoia Park but decided at the last minute to add an extra night along the way. I called and booked a night at the Buckeye Tree as a one night stopover and am I glad I did. What a great little secret this place is. Don't expect the Hilton, this is more like staying at your friends mountain cabin. A bit old but the room was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and we especially liked Henry their seventeen year old tabby mascot. My favorite moment was opening the front door to our room and looking out the window on the other side to see a wild river rushing by only a few yards away. The sound of the river echoed off the beautiful canyon walls located on the rivers far side. We went next door to the Gateway restaurant and had a nice dinner sitting on the riverside deck, what a view. The next morning we went three miles back to the small town of Three Rivers for breakfast at The Hummingbird Restaurant. This place has an omlet the size of a small VW, you won't leave hungry . The Buckeye is the only motel located directly on the river in this area. I don't know what I enjoyed more, laying in bed at night listening to the river crashing over the boulders as it raced down the canyon or sitting on the deck outside my room with my morning cup of coffee, watching horses and an old longhorn steer grazing on the hills across from our room. Oh well, they are both great memories. I'll be back Henry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Buckeye Tree Lodge is located 1/4 mile from the entrance to Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With all rooms set along the banks of the Kaweah River, the river views and sounds from each room and balcony are spectacular. The Buckeye's beautiful grounds include a pool, lawn and picnic area next to the River. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, super quiet and powerful AC/Heat, free wifi internet and free local and long distance calling. The River House at Buckeye also features a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rental house with stunning river and mountain views, two elevated decks over the river, a full living room with 60" flat screen, dining room and incredible kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buckeye Tree Hotel Three Rivers
- Buckeye Tree Three Rivers