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The Giant Sequoias in Sequoia and Kings Canyon contain the two biggest trees in the WORLD


5% Off Food/Drinks

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

2024 Stay Prices

(March - November)

All Prices include Two Adults per Night

Mini Cabins (Communal Restroom) start at $115 / per night
Hotel Rooms (Private Restrooms) start at $125 / per night

Creekside Chalet (Mobility Accessible/Private Bath) start at $145 / per night

Hunter's Lodge (Private Bath, Living Room, Full Kitchen, Dining Room) start at $169 / per night

Pet Cleaning $30 / per stay

Room prices includes 2 adults. Additional adults are $5 / night

Children under 13 stay free (don't list them when you book but only the maximum number of guests in each room are allowed)

3.5% electronic payment processing fee applied to all online bookings

(These rates are "on season rates". Off season rates are discounted and run from November 1 until March 1st)

How to book a stay directly through us:
  • Check our online booking system to see which units are available for the dates you desire.

  • Book the unit you like using your credit card and select optional upgrades upon checkout. All online bookings are subject to a 3.5% card processing fee.

  • In California, the law allows you to cancel or modify your booking for free within 24 hours of the initial booking and no later than 72 hours prior to your check in date and time of 4pm PST. (If you booked within the 72 hour window, you still have 24 hours to cancel for free.)

  • You will instantly receive a confirmation of booking via email and text message.

  • Sometimes plans change. If you need to modify or cancel your booking, please fill out the form by clicking on the button below.

  • We won't charge your card until a few days before you arrive just in case plans change.

  • On the date of your arrival, as long as your payment has cleared, you will receive an email and text message containing your door entry code and WIFI access information. You can let your self in your room.

  • Check in time is no earlier than 4pm PST. After 9pm, the front desk closes and there is no on site booking assistance.

Warnings about booking via online travel agents:

It's important to be cautious when booking with online travel agents (OTAs) such as Expedia, Priceline, and Agoda despite their ease of use and convenience. We collaborate with various OTAs, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Airbnb and Booking.com are the most dependable, while Expedia Partners may misrepresent amenities. Priceline and Agoda provide the worst guest experience as they often fail to forward important booking-related messages to their customers.

    Booking through OTAs can result in higher prices due to added commissions ranging from 15%-22%. To ensure accurate room descriptions, it's best to check the property owner's website instead of relying on AI-generated descriptions from OTAs. While OTAs offer privacy by not sharing credit card information with property managers, it can make cancellations more difficult as guests must go through the OTA instead of the property owner. Additionally, cancellation policies vary among OTAs and may not align with the policies of the property owner. Some OTAs may also have issues with forwarding messages and sharing guest contact information.

Although some guests choose to use OTAs for booking their stays, we are pleased to offer direct booking if you are uncertain about the quality of service provided by your OTA. It is important to note that in CA, you can cancel any booking free of charge up to 72 hours before your check-in time. To guarantee the best service, we are happy to rebook your stay directly with us. Please call/text/whatsapp for additional information.


Creekside Chalet- vacation rental at Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Creekside Chalet

This unit is 30ft  x 12ft and sits alongside the seasonal creek behind the hotel. It features a queen bed and two pull out couches. It comes with a Smart TV, AC, WIFI. With an expanded shower, you can enjoy a spacious suite and fall asleep to the sound of a babbling brook.

Hunter's Lodge- Whole house vacation rental at Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Hunter's Lodge

A one bedroom single family home decorated in the theme of a hunter's lodge. This home includes a  restroom with a standard bathtub and a living room lined with beautiful pine wood. It comes with a full kitchen and laundry facilities. Compared to prices in the Parks, this unit is a great deal for a large family of up to eight.

Traditional Hotel Room vacation rentals at Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Hotel Rooms

Each of our hotel rooms feature a private restroom with on demand hot water. There is a coffee pot with included coffee,free WIFI, a Smart TV with thousands of free channels, and cold air conditioning. These rooms are small but include all of the essential conveniences without the resort prices.

Campground Mini Cabin vacation rentals at Gena's Sierra Inn and Restaurant near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Mini Cabins

These mini cabins are located in the village that contains a communal restroom with hot showers and an optional kitchen unit. Each mini cabin contains AC, power to charge your phones, a coffee pot, WIFI, Smart TV, and plenty of charm.

Welcome to Gena's Sierra Inn and the
Bella Brooke Cafe!

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 bookable guest accommodations with private restrooms to mini cabins with communal bathroom 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 mini 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 accommodations, Gena's Sierra Inn also features a fantastic seasonal 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 bite, 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!

Cancellation Policy
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Cancellation Policies

  • FULL REFUND – If a reservation is canceled at least 72 hours in advance of the arrival day and your 4pm PST check-in time.

  • FULL CHARGE – If a reservation is canceled or moved to another date in less than 72 hours of the arrival day and the 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.



Gena's Sierra Inn and Bella Brooke Cafe

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  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.

In 2023, we added a fifth 180 sq/ft cabin and our Creekside Chalet which sits next to our seasonal creek. The Chalet has a full sized bathroom with a large walk in shower. It features a queen bed and two couches that convert into single beds. 

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