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Compared to other lodging options in the area, Gena's Sierra Inn offers more affordable hotel prices, making it a great value for our travelers.
Stay for as little at $110 per night
Sometimes plans change. We offer free booking changes and a 100% refund when modifying your booking prior to 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time.
No risk bookings.
Live Well & Thrive
We offer a range of on-site amenities, including pet friendly rooms, full service restaurant, dog park, laundry/kitchen access, and a creek side deck.
Pet cleaning $30 per stay.
Full Service Restaurant
With a convenient on site full service restaurant, you can enjoy a traditional home style cooked meal, local wine and craft beer without having to leave the grounds.
Woman Led / Family Owned
Our local family owned business is woman founded and employs local residents. We offer a personalized experience, with knowledgeable insight to provide personalized travel recommendations.
Guests Love Us
We are rated high on our Google Business reviews.
"We had a wonderful experience at this lovely little inn! The restaurant is also fantastic! The hotel staff was incredibly kind and hospitable."
Amber R, Rating 5/5, Reviewed August 2022
Historic Restaurant Onsite
No where in these mountains so close to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks will you find hotels with an onsite restaurant at the rates we offer. Feel free to check out local competitors.
Why Choose Genas Sierra Inn & Restaurant
Gena's Sierra Inn is conveniently located minutes from the joint Northern entrance of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, offering easy access to all of the Parks' attractions. In addition, we are just a 2.5-hour drive away from the Yosemite Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park. If you're interested in exploring multiple national parks during your stay, you can start your day with breakfast at Yosemite Village in the heart of Yosemite National Park, head to Kings Canyon National Park to marvel at the North America's deepest canyon, and end the day by witnessing the sunset at the General Sherman Giant Sequoia in Sequoia National Park.
The inn offers comfortable rooms, equipped with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay and none of the optional features that raise prices on budget conscious guests. Small inns typically have a more intimate atmosphere, with fewer guests and a more relaxed and casual atmosphere.
Compared to other lodging options in the area, Gena's Sierra Inn offers affordable prices, making it a great value for travelers. Small inns are often more affordable than large resorts, making them a great option for travelers who are looking for a budget-friendly vacation.
No Risk Cancellation Policy
The hotel's thoughtful cancellation policy allows guests to cancel and receive a full refund as long as the cancellation is made prior to 48 hours of check-in time.
The inn is surrounded by scenic beauty, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and providing a serene and peaceful environment for guests.
The inn offers a range of on-site amenities, including a restaurant, dog park, and outdoor creek-side deck, making it a one-stop destination for all your needs during your stay.
With cats and dogs who make our grounds home, we love pets. All of our units and the outside property is pet friendly. We even have a dedicated area where dogs can roam off-leash, safely away from the highway, complete with convenient and complimentary pool bags. Pet's are welcome to stay for a $30 per stay fee to ensure our future guests don't have any allergic reactions inside their quarters.
Staying at Gena's Sierra Inn offers a unique and authentic mountain experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Kings Canyon National Park. Just a quarter mile up highway 180 is the distinctive large-game cat sanctuary Project Survival's Cat Haven. Small inns often have unique character and charm, reflecting the local culture and history, and offering a more authentic and immersive experience.
The inn prides itself on its exceptional customer service, offering guests a welcoming and helpful staff. Small inns often have a home-like feeling, making it easier for guests to relax and feel comfortable during their stay.
Supports Local Communities
By staying at a small inn, travelers are supporting local communities and contributing to the economic well-being of the local area. Our motel raises funds to support local agencies such as Oak to Timberline Firesafe Council, Buck Rock Foundation dedicated to the preservation and operation of local wildfire lookouts, and Mountain Valley Volunteer Fire Department: Company 65.
The inn provides guests with a variety of modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, and smart TVs, making it a convenient and comfortable place to stay.
In addition to exploring the park, visitors can participate in a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and horseback riding, all conveniently located within 60 minutes of the motel.
The inn offers on-site dining options, serving a large variety of delicious Americana-inspired meals and tasty drinks to guests, making it easy for visitors to have a well-rounded and enjoyable experience at our affordable, family-oriented establishment.
The Sierra Inn is a historic hotel located near the gateway entrance of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California and just 2.5 hours from Yosemite National Park. Built in the 1930s, it has a long history of welcoming visitors to the park and offers comfortable and convenient lodging options for those seeking a base camp for exploring the park's natural wonders.
The Sierra Inn offers a range of quarters, including standard rooms, suites, and family rooms, all of which are designed to provide guests with the comfort and amenities they need for an enjoyable stay. All traditional rooms have private restrooms and showers with views of the surrounding wilderness, while our new mini cabins offer rustic charm and a cozy atmosphere with campground style communal facilities.
In addition to comfortable rooms, the Sierra Inn also features a restaurant that serves delicious meals made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and a deck where guests can relax and socialize with other travelers. The hotel is also within a half hour of many of the park's attractions and hiking trails, making it an ideal choice for those who want to be in the heart of the action.
Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant not only offers exceptional in-house amenities but is also conveniently located just a 2.5-hour drive away from the Yosemite Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park. If you're interested in exploring multiple national parks during your stay, you can start your day with breakfast at Yosemite Village in the heart of Yosemite National Park, head to Kings Canyon National Park to marvel at the North America's deepest canyon, and end the day by witnessing the sunset at the General Sherman Giant Sequoia in Sequoia National Park.
Whether you're visiting Kings Canyon National Park for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, the Sierra Inn is a great place to stay that offers a perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and affordable access to all the park has to offer.
The classic roadside motel was built in 1939 and retains the original historic footprint from an era when cars were first starting to be build for long distance travel. The "Motel" was invented in Central California as a way to give travelers a simple place to stay overnight while they continued on to their ultimate destination. Rooms were built small and kept simple with economy in mind.
We have nine of these traditional rooms and four mini cabins available for nightly rental. Our onsite restaurant specializes in Americana comfort food and offers a wonderful selection of local wine, mead, cider, and craft beer!
Grant Grove is home to the Giant Sequoias in Kings Canyon National Park. The visitor center and the second largest tree in the world is located here.