Home Backup - Rio Sierra Riverhouse


“We played in the water and jumped off the rocks with our children and made memories that we will share for the rest of our lives. The unique design and décor of the rooms were delightful.”
DR – July 2020

“There are little touches of loveliness and charm everywhere you look. No detail has been overlooked! The river access is amazing. We fished all day and drank wine on our balcony at night! The perfect weekend getaway.”
Kristi – October 2020

“The vibe is relaxed Zen, and the property is facilitated with private sitting areas everywhere. Best of all, there is a private beach. WOW!”
Mary Ann N – September 2020

Didier Ciambra/Photography

Website, social media and Rio gallery photography edited by Dana Millikin

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

At our riverfront lodging, long-distance travelers can rest, relax, and refresh. Weekenders can drop out of big city life to recharge their spirits. Resort activities around Rio Sierra Riverhouse include swimming, fishing, whitewater rafting in season, and horseback riding nearby.

World-class hiking opportunities are just 20 miles away in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, where the General Sherman Tree, Crescent Meadow, Tunnel Log, and Moro Rock are top destinations.
Built as a 1920s beach house, and lovingly restored by its current owner, Rio Sierra Riverhouse opened its doors to the public in 2008. The three-unit riverfront resort hotel sits on 2.5 scenic acres, with splendid river views from rooms. And the property’s offsite Birdwatch Cottage is located just minutes away from the main property.

Each room is unique, with custom furnishings and decor, as well as standard hotel amenities. Contactless check-in and checkout, and cleaning protocols developed for the Covid 19 pandemic remain in place. Outside, the grounds feature multiple seating areas and scenic spaces for exploring and relaxing.

Welcome to your home away from home on the river! We think of every guest as a good friend who comes to stay. House rules to preserve the spirit of peace and serenity include adult supervision of children required on the beach … no pets allowed … no smoking in any room.. no electronic music on the beach … nighttime quiet hours observed in rooms… no campfire or BBQs on the property due to wildfire safety issues.

Contact us to find out more about our gateway Sequoia National Park lodging. We are conveniently located in Three Rivers, California, east of Visalia on HWY 198, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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

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