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Starting at $90*

Mini Cabins start at $90 / per night
Private Rooms start at $100 / per night
Pet Cleaning $30 / per stay

* Price includes 1 adult. Additional adults are $10/night

Children under 13 stay free (don't list them when you book)

3% card processing fee applied to all bookings

 

(These rates are offseason rates. On season rates begin in March 2024)
 

RESTAURANT
DISCOUNT

5% Off Food/Drinks

Our thank you gift when you book a room with us. Inside restaurant dining only.

Welcome to Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant!

Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant offers the perfect home base for your adventure in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Our charming and comfortable inn is located just minutes from both parks, making it easy for you to explore the natural beauty and wonders of this incredible region.

At Gena's Sierra Inn, we offer a range of guest rooms with private restrooms and mini cabins with communal facilities, each designed to meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a cozy room for two, a spacious family suite, or a cabin with two queen beds overlooking the mountains, we have it all. All of our rooms are clean, comfortable, and equipped with all the modern amenities you need to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

In addition to our comfortable guest rooms, Gena's Sierra Inn also features a fantastic restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious, home-style Americana cooking and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Our menu features a range of seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, and our friendly staff are always happy to recommend the best dishes to suit your tastes and preferences. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast to start your day, or a leisurely dinner to cap off a long day of exploring the parks, our restaurant is the perfect place to relax and refuel.

When you stay at Gena's Sierra Inn, you're not just getting a comfortable place to sleep and eat—you're also getting a chance to experience the best that the Sierra Nevada Mountains have to offer. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always willing to help you plan your adventures in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and to make recommendations for the best places to see, hike, and explore. If you're looking for a leisurely hike through the forest, a challenging climb up a mountain, or a day of fishing in a nearby lake, we've got you covered.

So why wait? Book your stay at Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant today and experience the best of the Sierra Nevada Mountains!

Private Rooms

  • Private Restrooms / Showers

  • Free WIFI

  • Mini Fridge / Freezer

  • AC / Heat

  • Microwave

  • Coded door entry locks

  • Smart TV

  • Coffee Pot

  • Toiletries / Towels Included

  • Onsite security cameras

  • Drive up Parking

  • Approx 200-220 sqft

  • 5% Discount on all food and drinks

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ROOMS OFFER PRIVACY AND ABILITY TO CONJOIN

Starting at $120

Regular Season Rates Until November 2023

Each of the rooms here at Gena's Place are small, cozy, quaint and furnished with quilts, throw pillows and fluffy towels.

The American roadside motel tradition is to provide simple, economically friendly places to stay with the all of the necessities and little of the extravagance found at expensive resorts. Our rooms average 200 - 220 square feet including a private bathroom and shower. For a small additional fee you can access our kitchen/laundry facility where you can wash your clothes.

Restaurant

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner

  • Open March through October

  • Classic American Comfort Food

  • Steaks, Burgers, Pasta

  • Local wines, meads, ciders, and craft beers

  • Room service and to go lunch available

  • 5% Discount on all food and drinks when you stay with us

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Gena has been cooking professionally for nearly 40 years. She's known for her seared steaks and scrumptious soups. But people remember her because of her personality. When Gena visits your table, she won't let you leave her restaurant without breaking into full belly-shaking laughter. 

Mini Cabins

  • AC / Heat

  • Free WiFi

  • Smart TV

  • Loading Zone with short walk to parking

  • Coded door entry locks

  • Toiletries / Towels Included

  • On site security cameras

  • Campground style outdoor restroom

  • Communal kitchen / laundry room

  • Approx 180 sqft w/ loft

  • 5% Discount on all food and drinks

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CABINS OFFER MORE FLEXIBILITY AND LARGER FACILITIES

Starting at $110

Regular Season Rates Until November 2023

Our cabins have a similar small footprint but are sleeping quarters only! Booking one of these gives you access to a campground style outdoor restroom with private, lockable toilet stalls and hot shower stalls. A kitchen unit with a coffee maker, cups, plates, utensils, pots/pans, electric grill, microwave, air fryer, toaster oven, full-size fridge / freezer and laundry washer / dryer access is also included.

The grounds have multiple outdoor tables underneath shade canopies where you can sit to enjoy your meals or just to gaze at the stars. These units are around 180 sqft including the loft space.

Dog Friendly Park

  • About a half acre of undeveloped land for dogs to explore and do their business

  • Seasonal creek access 

  • Safely distanced from the highway

  • Free dog cleanup bags

  • Dogs are welcome on our outdoor restaurant deck

  • Every sleeping unit is pet friendly

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We love pets! They are welcome on our restaurant deck and may stay with you in your room. (A $30 cleaning fee helps us ensure that the next guest doesn't have any allergic reactions. The fee covers the whole stay and multiple pets.) We have a spot where dogs can roam, safely away from the highway. Please dispose of your pets' poop responsibly using the free bags.

Economy Family Rooms

The American roadside motel tradition is to provide simple, economically friendly places to stay with the all of the necessities and little of the extravagance found at expensive resorts. Our rooms average 180 - 200 square feet, come with a private bathroom with shower and contain a coffee maker (coffee included), microwave, mini-fridge with freezer, Smart TV, Free WIFI, air conditioning and heating.  For an additional fee you can access our kitchen/laundry facility where you can wash your clothes.

Below are 360 degree images of a private restroom, shared kitchen/laundry room and the standard room interior with a queen bed and loft bunk suitable for a youth. Please use your mouse or finger to move the image.

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Room One

The closest room to the restaurant deck.Features a double bed and a twin size bunk bed. Perfect for a small family or a group of four adults.

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Room Two

Features a queen bed and a twin loft bed designed for child. Perfect for a small family.

Room Three

Features a queen bed. Perfect for a couple.

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Room Four

Features Two Twin Beds. Ideal for friends.

(Room can be joined with Room Five)

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Room Five

Features a queen bed and a twin loft bed designed for a child. Perfect for a small family.

(Room can be joined with Room Four)  

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Room Six

Features a queen bed. Perfect for a couple.

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Room Seven

Features a queen bed and a twin loft bed designed for a child. Perfect for a small family.

Room Eight

Features a Twin Bed and a set of Bunk Beds

(Room can be joined with Room Nine) 

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Room Nine

Features a queen bed and a twin loft bed designed for a child. Perfect for a small family.

(Room can be joined with Room Eight)  

Mini Cabins

In keeping (get it... inn keeping lol!) the roadside motel tradition, we have added four mini cabins to our facility. These small units contain only sleeping quarters in a 180 square foot layout. Access to a locked-door, campground style restroom with flushable toilets and hot showers is included. In addition you will have access to the kitchen unit which contains a coffee maker (coffee included), microwave, full-sized refrigerator with freezer, air fryer, sink and laundry washer / dryer. For an additional fee you can wash loads of laundry.

Below are 360 degree images of the restroom facility, kitchen and the standard mini cabin interior with two queen beds. Please use your mouse or finger to move the image.

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Susan Thew (Green)

Features a ground floor full bed and a queen bed in the loft. Access to communal kitchen and restrooms with private stalls / hot showers.

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Ansel Adams Cabin (Brown)

Features a ground floor full bed and a queen bed in the loft. Access to communal kitchen and restrooms with private stalls / hot showers.

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Clare Hodges Cabin (Tan)

Features a ground floor twin, a twin bunkbed, and a queen bed in the loft. Access to communal kitchen and restrooms with private stalls / hot showers.

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John Muir Cabin

(Gray)

Features a ground floor queen bed and a queen bed in the loft. Access to communal kitchen and restrooms with private stalls / hot showers.

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Heather Anderson Cabin (Red)

Features a ground floor queen bed and a queen bed in the loft. Access to communal kitchen and restrooms with private stalls / hot showers.

Cancellation Policy
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Cancellation Policies

  • FULL REFUND – If a reservation is canceled at least 48 hours in advance of the arrival day and your 4pm PST check-in time.
     

  • FULL CHARGE – If a reservation is canceled in less than 48 hours of the arrival day and 4pm PST check-in time, your credit card will be charged for the full amount owed for every day included in your reservation.

    Third party booking reservations must be canceled
     or rescheduled using your third party provider (Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb, Hotels.com, VRBO, Agoda, etc.). Your third party provider controls your cancellation policy. Log in to that app and make your changes. Gena's cannot change your booking.

 

 



Click here to modify reservations.

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A Vintage American Experience At A Historic Landmark 

Our nine vintage rooms make up this classic roadside motel. It was built in 1939 just after the historic Highway 180 was extended from Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 1933.

The Sierra Inn has been part of the fabric of classic American history for nearly 85 years. In fact, the first “motel” in the world was built right here in Central California during the year 1929.

In the early 20th century, the emergence of the affordable automobile in the United States inspired many average people to begin traveling beyond the confines of local town destinations. The lack of accommodations to fill the need for travelers inspired entrepreneurs to combine convenience and affordability with the comforts of a hotel making Central California the birthplace of “motel”.

Here at Gena's, we've retained the original design and layout of the classic era which featured smaller, more intimate units than today's mega resorts. Designed for a clientele who needed a comfortable place to stay with private bathrooms , our inn is an excellent, economically-priced spot to sleep before venturing on to your ultimate destination at the nearby National Parks and Forests. We think of Sierra Inn as the perfect basecamp to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Giant Sequoia Forests.

In 2022, we expanded to add four 180 sq/ft cabins. These units contain sleeping quarters only but come with shared access to our kitchen/laundry facility and a campground-style enclosed bathroom unit, complete with hot showers. Like our rooms, each cabin is furnished with a TV, free WIFI, air conditioning and a heater. There is a ground floor with a bed and an upper loft with another bed, however we do not recommend the loft for people with mobility challenges since access is via a short ladder.

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