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Lazy J Ranch Motel

39625 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9760
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 6 hotels in Three Rivers
Lazy J Ranch Motel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Three Rivers, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Rooms at Lazy J Ranch Motel provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. In addition, Lazy J Ranch Motel offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Three Rivers trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. When you’re feeling hungry, there are several dining options available in town. Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park or recreation areas around Lake Kaweah. Enjoy your stay in Three Rivers!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Self-serve laundry
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lonna R wrote a review Nov 2020
10 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lazy J 5 nights. I wasn't sure what to expect as the pictures don't do it justice. The outdated bedspreads have been updated and rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable. The gas fireplace warmed our room well. We had a microwave and small refrigerator which was very convenient. Staff is friendly and free movies are available in the office. The river is a short walk and shouldn't be missed. Location is great. Close to Sequoia entrance and restaurants. There are menus in the office. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wildwoodatheart wrote a review Sep 2020
Santa Rosa, California682 contributions256 helpful votes
This is by no means a luxury motel. It is family run, and very basic. But it is clean, and we were comfortable for one night. We liked that it was very quiet at night. We were there in August, and it was extremely hot outside - still in the 90's at night. The room A/C wasn't great. In fact, it took us awhile to get it to work at all. Our room barely cooled down to a comfortable sleeping temperature. The room was spacious, and the bathroom adequate. Bed was ok. The wifi was awful. We could really only get it to work if we stood near the door to the room. Thank goodness, we did not have any pressing issues to deal with. The lady at check-in was very sweet, and we loved the family cat. We did not use the pool because there were quite a few others in there, and we did not wish to be that close. It seemed like it would be a good place to stay with kids. This would be a good base camp for the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
rcm-ca wrote a review Sep 2020
Santa Cruz, California29 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed 1 night prior to visiting the park. Friendly staff, clean room. Good alternative to fancy resorts, better than some hotel chains we've stayed at. Can sit outside and enjoy the quiet, or take a short walk and explore the river.
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Date of stay: September 2020
j s wrote a review Jul 2020
Ormond Beach, Florida7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in two cabins and had a great time. Sequoia National Park in the morning, river floating in the morning, and pool in the evening. Plenty of space to safely hang out. The restaurants are open with patio seating, but the cabins have full kitchens. They also have bbq's available for your use. We had a great stay even if we were a bit loud in the evening. We stayed in cabins 2 and 3 and never had a problem with our cellphones or the WiFi.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Do not miss the river.
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Hanan C wrote a review Jul 2020
California616 contributions105 helpful votes
Lazy J is located in Three Rivers a perfect stop before entering Sequoia National Park. It has a series of bungalows quite spacious and equipped with fridge and microwave. There is also a coffee machine (not Keurig). It is dog friendly and there is a patch of grass to walk the dog. The pool is ideal when it is hot. And there are bbq next to it to use. A path leads to a stream very popular with families. You can swim easily because the water is not deep. Because of Covid-19 there is no breakfast so make sure to bring something to eat with you. About 2 miles up the road there is a market that has everything you need. Another down point is the internet: the wifi is very, painfully slow. Forget doing anything urgent on the internet. And know that there is poor service if you have T-Mobile. We stayed one night. The owners are nice and there are goats and digs on the property but they are in pens.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$104 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy J Ranch Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Nearby attractions include Tokopah Falls (5.0 km), Lake Kaweah (6.9 km), and Slick Rock Recreation Area (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sierra Subs and Salads, Reimer's Candies and Gifts, and Ol Buckaroo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lazy J Ranch Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McKinley Tree (11.7 km), Chief Sequoyah (11.7 km), and Buttress tree (13.0 km).
Does Lazy J Ranch Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lazy J Ranch Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.