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Welcome to our riverfront resort at the base of Sequoia National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. Our custom Riverhouse features three hotel rooms with outdoor decks facing the best stretch of river in Three Rivers. For a larger family or simply for more privacy, Rio's offsite Birdwatch Cottage offers river access and guest privileges at the main property's stunning beach. After a day of exploring and hiking Sequoia National Park, the river will be waiting for your return. Choose a spot to chill. Let nature do the rest.

LAND OF GIANTS

Sequoia National Park, with its giant trees, rushing waterfalls and protected wildlife, is one of the prize treasures of the great American West. The park gate is just five miles north of Rio Sierra River Resort. You probably came here to explore the park, so grab your map and get out there. The adventure of a lifetime awaits. Under those 2000-year-old trees, you might discover what’s big, what’s not and what really matters.

Indian chief's profile on Sequoia National Park sign 6 miles from a resort hotel.
“What can I say, Perfect! A stunning house on a beautiful river. Master Suite was huge, very well equipped. Great location near a few restaurants. It’s probably my favorite accommodation on our USA road trip so far.”
Karen | Great Britain
Rio Sierra River Resort guest | October 2023

THE RIVERHOUSE

Three Custom Rooms

Entrance to a bright blue hotel framed by leafy trees

RIVERHOUSE

ECLECTIC | RUSTIC | ENCHANTING

A sofa facing two rattan chairs across a steamer trunk form a conversation circle in the living room or seating for watching the flat-screen TV.

MASTER SUITE

SLEEPS 5, 2 BEDROOMS, 1 DAY BED

A teakettle sits on a 4-burner stove top. Dishes and glassware rest on a shelf. A large library of books, large refrigerator in background

PANORAMA ROOM

SLEEPS 5 , 2 QUEEN BEDS, DAY BED

An open entry door revealing a sunny walkway outside and bedroom windows facing a blue wraparound porch welcome the outdoors into the beachy River Studio.

RIVER STUDIO

SLEEPS 3, QUEEN BED + DAY BED

BIRDWATCH COTTAGE

A Cozy Private Nest

View down a shady path to a cottage, a table and two chairs on a patio

BIRDWATCH COTTAGE

SPACIOUS | PRIVATE | CHARMING

The view across the living room to the kitchen reveals the sunny entrance to the backyard garden through sliding glass doors.

BIRDWATCH ROOMS

SLEEPS 5, 2 QUEEN BEDS + DAY BED

"A beautiful secluded hideaway for a quick visit to Sequoia. The location is amazing. We loved swimming in the river and hopping out for a lovely and close dinner."
Amanda | USA
Rio Sierra River Resort guest | August 2022

WILD WET ADVENTURE

Awesome whitewater rafting is happening on the Kaweah River — one of America’s steepest, dropping 70 feet per mile before twisting through its crazy lower stretch. Guides offer family fun tours, mid-level rapids, and advanced thrill-seeker boating on Class III to Class IV+ rides. Full 10-mile exploits feature a riverbank picnic. Mountain bike trails, river fishing and horseback riding add to the good times. Have fun! Share pictures!

THE RIO VIBE

Adventure travel is tricky. We want to break out of our comfort zone, but want to relax too. We want to squeeze in every moment of fresh experience, but want to rest too. We want to get lost, but want to come home. This delicate balancing act is our mission at Rio Sierra, and why we’re not like most hotels. Our house is your home. No lobby, no greeters, no daily housekeeping. We set a comfy stage. You create the adventure. With a few groceries, you can snug in happily for days at a time on the river. Or venture out into town for yummy food, or to the park for hiking thrills. Two-night minimum booking. Adventure well, friends!

"This place is the ultimate in tranquility. Swimming in the river here is heaven, sitting at the water’s edge reading a book facing the mountains. You can’t see anything man-made from here!"
Ali | UK
Rio Sierra River Resort guest | July 2022

PACKAGES

Choose from our popular specialty stays.

From $997

/3 night stay
A black wooden desk stands ready for the arrival of a guest seeking writing inspiration from the garden and river view through this picture window.
15% DISCOUNT

Writer's Retreat

FEBRUARY - APRIL | Start your book. Finish your screenplay. Our high-speed Wi-Fi reaches the beach for river inspiration.

Use Promo Code: WRITER

$1,265

/night
Lush foliage and trees shade the entrance to Rio Sierra Riverhouse while the sunlight highlights the blue exterior and door of the historic hotel with garden and patio tables, chairs, and umbrellas.
15% Discount

Family & Friends

Book all three Riverhouse rooms for three nights and bring your whole group for a private vacation to remember.

Use Promo Code: ALL3

From $304

/night
Kaweah River resembles a golden pond in afternoon autumn sunlight while a seating area on the bank, with plush chairs, love seat, small table and a carpet of red and yellow leaves.
15% Discount

Fall for Rio

OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 20 | Discover Autumn's deliciously colorful quiet. Cool weather. Great hiking. Leaves turning.

Use Promo Code: FALL

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