Choose between Rio Sierra’s vintage Riverhouse hotel and our spacious nearby Birdwatch Cottage. Rio Sierra River Resort in Three Rivers CA offers guests these two scenic properties 6 miles from Sequoia National Park in Central California’s Sierra Nevada foothills.

Guests at both properties enjoy access to Rio’s beach on the Kaweah River — and yummy food nearby. Take your pick of properties and jump right in!

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

41997 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA


Starting at $325/night + cleaning & taxes

Three custom rooms — small, medium or large — all feature private outdoor decks facing Rio’s beach and the beautiful Kaweah River. 

The Master Suite is apartment-sized with two sleeping areas and galley kitchen. The Panorama Room is a spacious split-level studio space with full kitchen. The River Studio is a cozy space with windows galore, steps from the beach. 

Our house is your home. No lobby, no greeters, no daily housekeeping. We set a comfy stage. You create the adventure!

A wooden sitting deck under a tall oak tree looks onto the iris garden, carport and backyard entrance to the cottage.

41818 Sierra Drive, three Rivers, CA 


Starting at $450/night + cleaning & taxes

A  custom remodeled 2-bedroom house — within a couple minutes walk from Rio’s Riverhouse and its stunning beach. 

The cottage features modern kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities, a leafy backyard BBQ with picnic area and designed spaces. Grab your binoculars and enjoy the birdlife.

As a bonus, cottage guests have full access privileges to use Rio’s nearby beach, including parking and their own private restroom/changing room in the hotel.

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Riverhouse and Cottage guests enjoy this amazing beach: whitewater rafting, sunbathing, picnicking, fishing, swimming, bird watching, star gazing, yoga and just chilling by the glorious Kaweah River that is our reason for being!  

"Even though we were a long way from home, the sights and the garden made it feel like we had lived here our entire life. This was one of the best hotels we’ve visited."
Cindy | USA
Rio Sierra River guest | May 2023