We stayed at the Three Rivers Hideaway on a recent RV trip through California. We decided to stay at this property because of it's proximity to Sequoia National Park, which is around five miles from the entrance, and because of the great pictures and description on their website. The distance to the park was perfect, but the campground was far from nice.
When we arrived, the campground looked nothing like the website portrayed it to be. In fact, we thought we were at the wrong campground because the pictures did not look like they did on the website.
When we parked our RV, we walked into the office to check in, and there was no one present to receive us. In fact, the office door was left wide open. We waited for 15 minutes, talking to others inside the park, talking to maids, talking to people on bicycles riding through the area, and we could not locate the manager. We even called the office phone and the managers cell phone, but no one answered. Finally, one of the maids went into the office and began looking for the reservation book. We had made reservations several months ahead but nothing could be found. After several minutes with the maid, the manager finally pulled up. He began looking through his reservation book, and couldn't find the reservation, but asked us how many nights we wanted to stay and directed us to an open slot.
The campground was much smaller than most, and it was very dated. Many of the campers in the campground were people who lived there. It look liked an old trailer park rather than an RV resort. The roads around the campground were mainly gravel and very narrow, especially for longer RVs.
Upon hooking up, we noticed that the power source was only 30 amps, rather than the standard 50. This caused the power in our RV to short out frequently. It was frustrating to have to keep resetting our power supply.
The owner told us about a beautiful river that ran behind the park, but when we walked down there we found a pool of stagnated water and a muddy beach.
Some of those traveling with us decided to stay in the cabins on site. These small cabin units were up near the main road. The rooms appeared to be clean until we went to the bathroom. After the shower ran for five minutes, water was ankle deep. After lifting up the shower mat, I found a wad of hair the size of a softball clogging the drain. This was one of the dirtiest showers I've ever seen.
We left the Three Rivers Hideaway early the next morning, completely shocked by how much different the website made this place look compared to what was really there. In all honesty, this place became a joke for us on the remainder of the trip. While the proximity to Sequoia national Park was excellent, this campground was very poor. Stay at your own risk!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three Rivers Hideaway is a full service RV Park, with cabins & campground. Conveniently located three miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park and five miles from Lake Kaweah. Three Rivers Hideaway is a quiet, shaded park on the banks of the Kaweah River in Three Rivers, California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Three Rivers Hideaway Hotel Three Rivers
- 3 Rivers Hideaway