Welcome to our riverfront resort property 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.

A portrait believed to be of Sequoya, the celebrated Native American scholar welcomes, on a rustic sign, visitors to Sequoia National Park
"We had a wonderful stay at an amazing place right at the river. We had breakfast every morning right at the river. And a glass of wine on our terrace every evening. Mars, the owner took great care of us."
Marcus | USA
Rio Sierra River Resort guest | August 2022

THE RIVERHOUSE

Three Custom Rooms

The outdoor entrance walkway leads to the historic blue hotel with lush garden plants, patio tables, chairs, umbrellas and balconies with river views.

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

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 COTTAGE

SLEEPS 5, 2 QUEEN BEDS + DAY BED

"A beautiful secluded hideaway for a quick visit to Sequoia, the location was 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

THE RIO VIBE

Adventure travel is tricky. We want to break out of our comfort zone, but we want to relax too. We want to squeeze in every moment of fresh experience, but we want to rest too. We want to get lost, but we 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 our town for yummy food, or to the park for hiking thrills. Two-night minimum booking. Adventure well, friends!

ADVENTURE CALLING

After you hike the Giant Forest, are you still craving active adventure while you’re here? We’ve got you covered. Depending on the season when you visit, saddle up for a horseback ride in our foothills. Purchase a day license and throw your fishing line into our river. Book a whitewater rafting trip. Or hit the popular mountain bike trails of nearby Case Mountain. Just ask. We'll steer you to info on the activity of your choice. Have fun! Share pictures!

"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 the delicious quiet that descends in October. Cool weather. Great hiking. Leaves turning.

Use Promo Code: FALL

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