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Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
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#4 of 10 Speciality lodging in Three Rivers
Lodging renovation completed March 2014. The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge is located just 1/4 mile from the Main Entrance to Sequoia National Park on Highway 198. If offers a full service bar and restaurant along with a lodge containing 5 standard rooms, a cozy honeymoon cottage on the river with a dry sauna room and a two bedroom river house that sleeps up to 8 people.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Coffee shop
Wine / champagne
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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MNTEDDY wrote a review Feb 2021
Rochester, Minnesota57 contributions5 helpful votes
Staying nearby we were looking for a place to eat and the minute we walked into Gateway Restaurant we felt right at home. Local bought us a beverage hearing we had traveled far and all those in the bar were friendly and fun. Food and drinks were very good and done well. Like it so much we went back the next daya and ate again - buying t-shirts too! Great place - Kyle was wonderful!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: As we said - we only ate there
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S C wrote a review Dec 2020
Fresno, California10 contributions15 helpful votes
This restaurant and lodge makes you want to come back. I did just that, 6 weeks later. The owner and staff are exceptionally friendly and eager to please. The food is excellent and the views are even better. Stayed in room 6 (this trip) and room 7 last time. Both offer great views of the river and surrounding mountains. Thank you Glenn, Susan, Kyle, Ruthie and Lauren!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Reserve Room 6 or 7 - if available. These have the best views, most privacy and patios to enjoy...
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log24 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Diego, California42 contributions51 helpful votes
Enjoyed our recent stay. Great value at $99 per night. And with the big hills of Sequoia National Park, it was great starting out with a full charge thanks to the two onsite Tesla destination chargers. We also enjoyed the restaurant. We drank in the bar upon arrival and ate lunch before we departed the next day. Great food and river views. We’ll definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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junebugulas wrote a review Jul 2020
Costa Mesa, California34 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed at the Gateway Lodge in room 1 thinking I would have had some access to the river other than the Restaurant, but NO! The room I picked was the closest to the hiway. It was not so bad except for the antiqu ated mini fridge & the hard bed, the TV was maybe 28" but I was able to hook up my laptop & watch Netflix. The Wifi was descent that is why I am giving them 2 stars instead of 1. Bang for the buck $$$$ it was the worse I've ever experienced. I would not ever stay there again, a lesson well learned. $199 on weekdays & $249 on weekends? Who are you kidding?
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Glenn Mcintyre, Owner at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It saddens me to read this review as this is so far from the typical customer experience. We encourage you to reach out to us directly to discuss your stay in greater detail. Thank you.
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Tatt2dRN wrote a review Jun 2020
Los Angeles, California266 contributions44 helpful votes
My friends and I were hoping to find a way into Sequoia National Forest and were unsuccessful, but we found this really cool little Restaurant and Lodge. We stopped by to grab a bite to eat. We were allowed to eat out on the patio next to the river. We were mesmerized by the beautiful mountain views and the sound of running water. We were loath to leave. The waitress approached us and informed us that rooms were available and they would offer us a whole cabin for half price. The cabin was rustic with well worn and comfortable furnishings and the patio had plenty of outdoor seating. We made a run to the local grocery store for some snacks and alcohol. We spent the evening on the patio listening to the sounds of nature, watching the cattle graze in the high mountains and conversed about the craziness of life. We really enjoyed our stay and the food at the restaurant was delicious. We had lunch and breakfast at there and both meals were fresh and plentiful. We really enjoyed our stay and will stop by again whenever we are in the area in the future. We really appreciated the hospitality and friendly service!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Glenn Mcintyre, Owner at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thanks for the review of our business! It means a lot and we are thrilled you were able to come across our business on your travels! Come back soon!
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US$165 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaThree Rivers
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (0.7 km), Big Trees Trail (1.7 km), and Little Baldy Trail (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sierra Subs and Salads, Reimer's Candies and Gifts, and Ol Buckaroo.
Are pets allowed at Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Restaurant and Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McKinley Tree (0.6 km), Chief Sequoyah (0.6 km), and Buttress tree (1.8 km).
Does Gateway Restaurant and Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.