Silver City Resort is a small boutique resort, tucked deep into Sequoia National Park, just minutes away from the breathtaking high altitude Mineral King Valley. What makes this destination so unique is that it shares its history with two of the oldest alpine settlements in the western United States. Within the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, Silver City Resort and the neighboring seasonal communities of Silver City and Mineral King, contain more chapters of shared human history than any other community in the Sierra Nevada for over 130 years.
Silver City Mountain Resort
Lodging Style and Amenities
Silver City Resort offers a truly unique mountain experience distinctly different from the hustle and bustle. It is perfect for families, avid hikers, adventure seekers, and people who love nature. It provides private cabins, each with a fully stocked kitchen, including pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, baking bowls, cutlery, silverware and more. The Resort also has beautiful spacious chalets with open beam ceilings, bathrooms and showers.
If luxury is not your cup of tea, you can choose from the smaller family cabins, and, last but not least, the famous, rugged historic cabins. Whether you are an adventurer looking for lodging in Sequoia National Park, a family looking for a great getaway, or a group looking for a great vacation, Silver City Resort gives you a special Sequoia National Park, high mountain adventure. Located 21 miles up Mineral King Road, turning off from Hwy 198 in Three Rivers.
Seasons OpenSeasonal Resort. Open Memorial Weekend through mid-late October.
Hiking, campfires, relaxing, and fishing on site and in nearby Sequoia National Park.
Directions from Visalia:
1. Go East on Hwy 198 for about 20 miles to Three Rivers.
2. After passing the Chevron gas station in Three Rivers, continue for about 2 miles. Watch the right side for the Mineral King Road turn-off.
3. Take Mineral King Road to Silver City, about 21 miles.
Silver City Mountain Resort follows a conservationist’s philosophy in the strict sense of the word – meaning that Silver City prefers re-using useful items rather than buying new. Silver City likes using rocks and dead trees whenever possible, thus incorporating what might have been lost or destroyed into a blend that fosters human interaction with nature that is respectful and sustainable.
Silver City is initiating a process – work in progress if you will – that in the long run will allow us to use more local agriculture and other necessary products to give our guests a more authentic Sierra Nevada experience. Over time you will see tangible, incremental changes every time you visit this remote resort for many years to come.
Silver City is not connected to the grid and thus uses a combination of propane, kerosene, and solar for all of its power needs. Propane is used for most of the resort's lighting needs. A propane generator provides the little electricity that the resort uses.
Silver City has always been self-sustainable in terms of heating since we generate 90% of our heat from locally cut firewood. Our wood burning stoves can heat your rustic cabin or your chalet, and you can look out your window and see what your children’s children will be using to heat their families in 50 or 75 years.
While Silver City cannot grow its own food, Silver City is seeking out local growers and small-scale ranchers who are certified. Silver City is also looking for local food processors. In 2008 we added “Bravo Farms” cheeses from Traver, CA, and “Mavericks Roasting Company” coffee from Visalia, all local products within an hour or two from where we are located.
Silver City continues to look for growers and producers in the Tulare, Kings and Fresno county areas to bring our customers the freshest, best tasting food from the valley for the ultimate Sierra Nevada experience. This is what California is all about. Nature and the enjoyment of the harvest for all of us.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
For early history of Silver City and the comunities in Silver City and Mineral King follow this link. http://www.silvercityresort.com/about.html