Hotel at a Glance: Silver City Mountain Resort
You can’t get much more “off the grid” than Silver City Mountain Resort. This remote alpine resort 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, as well as propane lanterns that light up after 10 p.m. You’ll be far away from traffic noise and other campers, and close to paths and trails for enjoying the great outdoors.
- Each cabin and chalet features a fully equipped kitchen and a firepit with included firewood
- Enjoy the quiet: You’ll be far away from traffic noise and other campers, deep in the Sequoia National Forest, close to hiking and biking paths.
- Hearty meals are served at the onsite restaurant Monday-Thursday, including the resort’s famous pie.
- Stop at the store on the property to pick up essentials and snacks for your cabin
- Time stands still: Borrow a book, play with the included deck of cards, roast marshmallows, or book a fishing excursion.
- Notable awards: A TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
Sequoia National Park, California: Giant Trees and Natural Splendor
The Sequoia National Park is the stuff of wilderness dreams. This 404,063-acre wilderness was established in 1890 and contains famous old-growth forests, giant sequoia trees, and the tallest mountain in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney. Many sections of the park are without paved roads, making its forests especially wild—visitors might catch glimpses of mule deer, bobcats, and American black bears.
The town of Three Rivers is one of the traditional entrance points to Sequoia National Park—park-goers come for the year-round camping, hiking, fishing, and backpacking opportunities on miles of trails. Don’t miss a chance to drive through the Tunnel Log, a tunnel cut through a fallen sequoia tree, or make the time to 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 Tree, which rises 274 feet.