What Guests Say About Rio Sierra

“What a tranquil place to stay! Wonderful hospitality, beautiful views and great breakfast by the river! Camp fires and s’mores add to the ambiance. Thank you so much Mars for a relaxing week end.”
Mary Anne R.

“This place is an absolute gem. The property feels very private and our hostess thought of absolutely everything, right down to s'mores at the campfire. I'll definitely be making another longer stay here in the future. This beats out the big resorts any day of the week.”
Cynde Harbin K.

“A jewel in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. Rio Sierra Riverhouse exudes charm and it really does have it’s own river frontage & Beach. After hours up in the mountains it is fabulous to relax in the sun at the end of the day by the waterside. The room is comfortable and has everything we need. Highly recommend this peaceful part of the world.”
Gavin C.

House panoramas and Mars portraits by Didier Ciambra/Photography


Bright Moon on a Clear Night
Moon Glow at Rio
February 18, 2019

By Dana Millikin The wispy clouds blew past and suddenly the Moon was so bright it cast shadows on the sandy bank. The river began to glow in this magic moment as the sliver light danced on the ripples and waves. The rushing water tumbling over the smooth rocks seemed…

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Stones in the shape of a heart
Your Lucky Day
February 7, 2019

We're a little amazed by how early guests are booking this year for their spring and summer vacations. So this is just a little reminder that if you're planning to visit Rio Sierra Riverhouse during our Season 12 (Can you believe it?) it's a good idea to book early —…

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Sierra Subs Dane and Allison
The Way to a Town’s Heart
February 6, 2019

Our friends Allison and Dane Millner own and operate the town's all-star sandwich shop, Sierra Subs and Salads. This yummy spot has been voted to Yelp's Top 100 Eateries. In a less well known honor (and the origin of this is a little bit of a mystery) Subs appears…

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Sequoia National Park
41997 Sierra Drive zoomed out
Three Rivers
41997 Sierra Drive
Mileage Chart

From
Yosemite: 3 hours and 45 minutes, 170 miles
Los Angeles: 4 hours, 205 miles
San Francisco: 4 hours and 45 minutes, 270 miles
Las Vegas: 6 hours and 30 minutes, 380 miles

Cozy lodging in Three Rivers, CA

When you’re searching for Sequoia National Park lodging in Three Rivers, CA, come to our cozy, vintage boutique hotel. Rio Sierra is tucked away in the foothills of Central California. Guests can enjoy the rustic nature of the mountains with all the comforts of home at our lodging in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

At our riverfront lodging, long-distance travelers can rest, relax, and refresh. Weekenders can drop out of big city life to recharge their spirits. Yummy breakfasts served on our river terrace, and campfires under starry skies are guest favorites.

Built as a 1920s private beach house, and lovingly restored by its current owner, Rio Sierra Riverhouse opened its doors to the public in 2008. The four-unit hotel sits on 2.5 acres of scenic riverfront, with splendid river views from most rooms.

Each room is unique, with custom furnishings and decor, as well as standard hotel amenities. Outside, the grounds feature multiple seating areas and space to explore. Take a walk, read a book, fish, swim, bird-watch, barbecue, picnic, meditate, or marvel at the natural beauty of this unique place. Welcome to your home away from home on the river! We think of every guest as a good friend come to stay.

Contact us to find out more about our Sequoia National Park lodging. We are conveniently located in Three Rivers, California.