Hotel at a Glance: Silver City Mountain Resort
You can’t get much more “off the grid” than Silver City Mountain Resort. This remote mountain resort located in a remote stretch of Sequoia National Park has no cell-phone service, but it does have famous homemade pie and millions of stars at night. The historic vacation spot features rustic cabins set far away from traffic noise and other campers, and close to paths and trails for enjoying the great outdoors.
- Cabins and chalets feature fully equipped kitchens and fire pits with included firewood.
- Peace and quiet: You’ll be far away from traffic noise and other campers, deep in the Sequoia National Forest, close to hiking paths.
- Hearty meals are served at the onsite restaurant Monday–Thursday. Make sure to save room for the resort’s famous pie.
- Stock up on essentials and snacks for your cabin at the onsite store.
- Ways to pass the time: Borrow a book, play with an included deck of cards, roast marshmallows, or book a fishing excursion.
- Notable award: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Sequoia National Park, California: Giant Trees and Natural Splendor
Sequoia National Park is the stuff of wilderness dreams. This 400,000-acre expanse contains old-growth forests, giant sequoia trees, and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous 48 United States. Many sections of the park are without paved roads, making the forests especially wild. You might catch glimpses of mule deer, bobcats, and black bears.
Park-goers come year-round for camping, hiking, fishing, and backpacking opportunities. Don’t miss a chance to drive through the Tunnel Log, cut through a fallen sequoia tree, or hike the 1.7-mile trail to Tokopah Falls, a 1,200-foot waterfall in Tokopah Canyon. You can even visit one of the world’s largest trees, the General Sherman, which rises 274 feet.