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This is not a fancy lodge and rooms are basic but is in a great location if visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs and some great activity for younger kids. We stayed only for a night as we did back in 2009 with the key...More
Cabin had cob webs in rafters....broken blinds...
Shared bathrooms were unsanitary, the health department was notified...
The cabin was dirty.......
Great location horrid accommodations.. staff were young and lazy..
Our reservation confirmation indicated Kings Canyon Lodge-Montecito and no actual address. The drive in was treacherous with 10 ft visibility and snow expected that evening. We found a hotel and were rudely told we didn't have reservations and they had no phone or Internet to...More
This rustic lodge was an unexpected surprise. The staff was helpful, courteous, and went out of the way to provide extra SERVICE THAT WAS NOT REQUIRED. The manager,Nancy Wallis, could be a one man army. She helped me with many small details for a 3...More
This is a rustic lodge with not all of the media and services one may be accustomed to in a big city, but that is part of the charm. There are no TVs or phones in rooms; and the internet coverage is weak, but the...More
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Hello, We had an unusually hot week last week, but temperatures are now cooling down to between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day (cooler at night). We do have box fans in most of the rooms, or you can request fans... More
Hello, We had an unusually hot week last week, but temperatures are now cooling down to between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day (cooler at night). We do have box fans in most of the rooms, or you can request fans from the front desk. You do not need beach chairs -- we have a supply of adirondack chairs on the lakefront beach, along with some benches; we also have lounge chairs around the pool.
Are you coming for a Family Camp Week? If so, we provided a list of recommended items to bring with your Reservation Confirmation Packet, but, I will cut and past the list here for your convenience:
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
Recommended For Each Guest:
o Several pairs of Jeans or Long Pants (note: long pants required for horseback-riding)
o Several pairs of Shorts
o T-shirts and/or Polo & Camp Shirts
o Sweatshirts or Sweaters
o Fleece Jacket
o Bathing Suit
o Beach/Pool Towel
o Yoga or Workout Gear (for our active adult & teen guests)
o Socks (bring plenty, and remember heavy socks for hiking)
o Running, Tennis and/or Hiking Shoes (we recommend wearing worn-in, not new, shoes for hiking!)
o Closed –toed shoes for Horseback-riding (preferably with heel, but sneakers are okay)
o Flip Flops, Sandals or Beach Shoes (for beach, pool & bathhouses)
o Rain Poncho or Windbreaker with hood (in case of rain)
o Personal & Toiletry items (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, razor, favorite shampoo/conditioner, makeup, feminine hygiene products, hair brush, comb, diapers & swim diapers for little ones, etc.)
o Bathrobe, Toiletry Bag or Carry-all (optional, but recommended for Mountain View Cabin guests for shared bathhouse)
o Slippers/Sleep Mask (optional, but recommended for Forest Cabin guests)
o Water Bottle
o Inexpensive Watch (preferably waterproof)
Recommended For Each Family:
o DON’T FORGET SLEEPING BAGS FOR CHILDREN’S OVERNIGHTS (AGES 7-17; Weeks 2-10)
o BRING YOUR COMPLETED HEALTH FORM & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FORM
o BRING Theatrical Costumes, Musical Instruments or Props for Evening Events such as our Theme Party, Coffee House & Variety Show Nights (optional, but recommended)
o Camera, Smartphone or GoPro to take pictures/videos (remember Film, Camera Card, batteries, charger)
o Laundry Bag (can use a large plastic bag)
o Any medications (prescription and over-the-counter; we recommend bringing Advil/Children’s Advil for headaches due to dehydration/altitude)
o Sunscreen (LOTS!)
o Bug Spray
o Shoe box to bring home craft projects
Additional Items Recommended For Families traveling with infants and toddlers:
o Port-a-crib; please contact our reservations office before you arrive, if you would like us to provide you with one.
o Baby Formula/Bottles/Pacifiers/favorite snacks (We can refrigerate your formula/snacks in our kitchen)
o Disposable Diapers/Wipes/Baby Lotion/Baby Shampoo/Swim Diapers/Floaties or Swim Vest, etc.
o Stroller, harness or baby carrier
o Hair Dryer (optional; some provided in rooms or available at Front Desk)
o Old Pillow from home or Ground cover for Children’s Overnights (lodge pillows may not be used for overnights)
o Your Personal Tennis Racquet & Balls (for Tennis enthusiasts; we supply racquets & balls for novice players)
o Table Games & Cards (some board games are available to use at the Lodge)
o Books for pleasure reading (we have some books for children and adults to borrow at the Lodge)
o Fishing Rod and Tackle (for fishing enthusiasts; we provide dock fishing nets for kids)
The enclosed RISK and HEALTH FORMS are required for our accreditation. PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN and PRESENT WHEN YOU CHECK IN. Please do not mail them to us.
PLEASE SAVE THIS PACKET & BRING IT WITH YOU TO CAMP.
It contains valuable information that you will need!
PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING – A sharpie pen is the fastest way to accomplish this!
Please leave your valuables at home. We cannot be responsible for lost or misplaced items.
Hope that helps! Please feel free to contact us again with any additional questions.
Montecito Sequoia Lodge
Early April weather can vary between sunny warm weather (60-70-degree daytime temps) to cooler fall-like days, with chilly evenings. For more thorough information on visiting us during the spring, I... More
Early April weather can vary between sunny warm weather (60-70-degree daytime temps) to cooler fall-like days, with chilly evenings. For more thorough information on visiting us during the spring, I recommend going to the Spring Activities page of our website.
You can find it by doing a google search for Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp, as TripAdvisor does not allow us to post website links in our answers.
Occasionally we will receive a late-season bit of snow or rain. It is usually a great time to visit if you are interested in seeing the most popular sites in the parks, as there a fewer visitors during the spring, than in summer or winter. It is a great time to hike too!
The park service may require chains in the event in a late season snow, so it is always good to carry chains with you when coming to the parks from Nov - April (although if we do have snow at this time of year, 4WD will usually suffice).
You can keep an eye on our weather report before visiting (we provide a weather-link on our website) and can always cancel 48-hours ahead of your reservation for a full refund, if you do not want to drive up to the parks if there is potential snow in the forecast.
We are easy to reach from LA...you just take Hwy 5 North to Hwy 99 North, and have two options for reaching us (we recommend via Hwy 180), which are detailed on the directions page of our website.
In terms of access to Death Valley, our parks are quite far apart in that there is no thru-road from the western side of the Sierra Nevadas to Death Valley -- so it's not usually efficient to try to do them in the same trip unless you have a lot of time.
Better to do Sequoia/Kings Canyon & Yosemite in the same trip, as they are quite close together.
Please note that in addition to exploring the sites in the parks, we offer on-site activities, including our kids' club, 7-days a week year-round, also your meals and activities are included in your room rate.
Hope that helps!
Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp
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"Lodge rooms are closest to the dining room and the wifi signal; but they are simple (and priced accordingly)."