by Lissa Poirot
This mountain resort is just four miles from Sequoia National Park in Mineral King Valley. Private chalets provide perfect getaways for families. The two-story chalets range in size from 720 square feet to more than 1,500 square feet and afford fantastic views of the mountain peaks. Sawtooth Chaley, for example, can sleep up to eight people with three bedrooms, each with a queen bed. It features a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor fire pit and indoor stone fireplace and is stocked with firewood. White Chief also sleeps eight with three bedrooms, with a queen bed and two bedrooms with two twins each. It also has a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor fire pit. Eight can also sleep in Florence Peak, with one queen master and two bedrooms with two twins. The chalet has a play area for small kids, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and fire pit. Paradise Ridge sleeps eight with a queen master, two bedrooms with two twins and a pullout queen sofa bed. The chalet also has fully equipped kitchen and fire pit. The smallest chalet is Shooting Star; it has one bedroom with a queen bed and a pullout sofa bed in the living room to sleep four. It is the most secluded chalet on the property and has a fully equipped kitchen. Two family cabins are also available: Sunny Point has a double master and a bunk bed and a twin bed in an alcove, while Rock Cabin has two bedrooms with double beds and two twin beds in the living room and can sleep six. The cabins do not have showers or tubs and only offers toilets in the bathrooms; nearby showers are available. The kitchens in these cabins are not fully equipped, instead providing just a burner, oven and refrigerator. Wi-Fi for all chalets and cabins is available the resort’s store.
Our Editor Loves
- Chalets and cabins for up to eight
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Mountain views and location
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Jonathan P
Can’t recommend Silver City Mountain Resort highly enough.
It’s a hell of a drive to get there up a winding mountain road for about an hour (but hey I like that sort of thing). Once you’re there though it’s an instantly relaxing and secluded experience with a true sense of being in nature. We stayed in one of the more basic cabins with propane lighting and a log burner for warmth. That only added to the experience for us but I can understand why some might prefer a more high end stay. The beds were really comfortable and the toilets/showers were clean and well looked after.
Some reviewers have highlighted that the resort is far away from the main Sequoia attractions. This is true, as it will likely take a few hours drive to reach the Giant Forest/General Sherman. However this part of Sequoia has lots of amazing hikes and trails. We saw a lot of wildlife and actually both preferred the bits near Mineral King to the main attractions.
The staff were great and really friendly/helpful and the food was lovely. If we had our time again though we would have packed some more supplies to cook some of our own meals (there are no shops around for miles).
Great place, will definitely stay again when I revisit California
Booked these Cabins because we love nature, getting there thru its narrow roads was tricky but the magnificence of the views was worth it!
Our room was a nice and cozy Studio, waking up in the morning with a beautiful Sequoia Tree view and with french pressed coffee ,was a real treat!
Loved the place and the food at the Restaurant, the staff was very friendly and accommodative to all our needs, prone to give information and facilitate your needs. ( thanks again for the car charging)
For sure we’ll be back ... for a longer time!