Discover the magnificent atmosphere found in Southern Illinois at Giant City State Park Lodge. The heating system was broken so we got a small portable heater. Own or manage this property? So we didn’t know how to turn the wall heater on, and found all the dust bunnies under the beds and potato chips under the heater while looking for a switch. The rustic cabins have no electricity and you must hike to the shared bathrooms. more. They are set in among the trees. The cabins are probably the best value, if the price doesn't rise next season. The cabins are old and the wood is showing its age, but the location and scenery from the front porch worth it. Make sure you have a headlamp or other lighting to use in the cabin after dark. The Boole Tree was spared, along with a few other less accessible giants. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. For that first night we ended up plugging in a space heater (not sure if it belonged there or a previous guest left it), which did the job but was very, very loud. Plenty of clean towels available. I was prepared for that after reading reviews before booking. The grove closed on July 6, 2015, for a restoration project and reopened on June 15, 2018. Happily we found the thermostat behind the curtains in the morning – the wall heater kept us just as toasty a lot more quietly. This trail is located in Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. We would stay in the Lodges if we visit the Kings Canyon National Park again. Located in the Grant Grove Village, these cabins are for guests who want a more rustic experience, while enjoying a convenient location from which to explore all the sights and activities found in both Sequoia and Kings Canyon. However I was not prepared for a heater that didn't work. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The area around the tent cabins is not lighted well, I would recommend arriving before dark to... Three of us stayed three nights in October 2018, in a Rustic with two doubles and a twin. We stayed here after visiting Sequoia so we could visit Kings Canyon sites first thing the next morning. The two double beds were comfy and equipped with warm comforters (too warm for us!). There are more places to choose from in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park area. They come with a stocked kitchen, gas log fireplace, satellite TV, central heat & air, charcoal grill and outdoor fire pit. There are no microwave and no coffee machine in the cabin. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. 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Located in the Grant Grove Village, these cabins are for guests who want a more rustic experience, while enjoying a convenient location from which to explore all the sights and activities found in both Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The beds were good. Note, there was no poker or anything to stir up the coals or empty out the ash etc. Grant Grove Cabins are available in both timber and tent cabin styles. There are more places to choose from in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park area. The Giant Forest Lodge Historic District was designated in 1978, encompassing the main area of development in the Giant Forest grove. Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a gift shop. It was 20 deg F out at night when we were there, but the heater and blankets kept us cozy. Cabins in Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National PaRK, California. The bathroom facility functioned properly. With three beds, space was tight, but we still had a small table between the doubles (nothing near the twin), another small table with drawers and a shelf, a small rack with hangers and shelf above. I had to constantly apologize to the neighbors about banging on the wall. Our one night in a rustic cabin was perfect. It is administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Sequoia National Forest and includes 38 of the 39 Giant Sequoia groves that are … I also saw one woman at the sink by the bathrooms cleaning out her crockpot, and I took note that this would be an interesting option for very cold weather cooking. Full sized, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, private hot tubs, wifi, satellite TV, gas fireplaces, fire pits and gas grills. They provided one per person per night (6 minutes each, it did feel longer) and you can buy more for $1. We decided to stay here because of the fabulous location, which it is. Own or manage this property? Grant Grove offers four classes of cabins and also one modern lodge. Service at check-in (at the John Muir Lodge) was a little incoherent. Even the floor of the shower is heated! Walnut Grove Cabins are brand new one bedroom Couples Getaway Vacation Cabins on 10 private acres adjoining the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in the Illinois Ozarks of Southern Illinois. I also did not mind the rustic aspect of these cabins, meaning they are very old and in desperate need of updating. There are nice rugs to keep your feet from freezing when you. Welcome! Which popular attractions are close to Grant Grove Cabins? See more questions & answers about this hotel from the Tripadvisor community. We parked our car in front of our Cabin. Grant Grove Cabins. We brought our own food – everything kept fresh inside in a cooler, and we brought a camp stove for cooking breakfast and dinner and an electric kettle for coffee and cocoa. There is wifi in the lodge nearby, but don't expect it to work in the cabin. They’ve nicely overhauled the cabins since my last visit some years ago, with pictures, a floor rug, an iron and pine interior – the décor is now a little more “frontier” and a little less “depression”. Giant's Grove is a large outdoor area that can only be accessed initially by traveling through Fallowstone Cave.The trail that leads to the grove is not present until arriving there with Chief Yamarz as part of the quest "The Cursed Tribe.". I will stay here again next time I come to the park. The elevated decks feature a hot tub, patio table, and gas grill. The hot water in the shared showers for men wasn’t hot enough. The Nelder Grove offers the chance to see giant sequoias without the crowds, but it doesn’t disappoint with the trees. 15 minutes from Carbondale, Ashton Ridge Cabins are the perfect vacation cabin rental retreat for anyone looking for a comfortable getaway in the Southern Illinois area. They were made for cooler weather. Yes, free parking is available to guests. Minutes from Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon, Pomona Natural Bridge, River to River Trail, and Carbondale. Choose your rental cabin near Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. Cabin Rentals Areas Hume Lake Ranger District This 195,606-acre district has elevations range from about 1,000 feet, along the Kings River to 11,000 feet, the peak of Mt Harrington and home to 13 Sequoia Groves and the majestic Kings Canyon. The towels were very big and fluffy, but there were no face cloths or hand towels. Shower gel was provided, but bring your own shampoo. It was chilly the night we were there (low of 48), but the bedding was ample enough to keep us warm. Now the bathrooms were always spotlessly clean, both in the shower and toilet areas. Each one has a porch and a wood stove. A 236-lot subdivision of mostly summer cabins, called Sequoia Crest, was built next to the grove around the same time so people could visit the Stagg Tree and some of the surrounding giant sequoias. It was cold in our cabin which has thin wooden walls and no insulation. It was once the world's largest sequoia grove, until virtually every mature tree was cut down early in the 1900s. Book Grant Grove Cabins Now The setting outside the cabin often includes roads and parked cars. Its extremely difficult to brush your teeth with cold water. There were two outlets inside so we were able to charge our devices. We stayed in a cabin (June 2018), with an on-suite, located in the Grant Grove Village. Linens were great. No Wifi but we were not there for that. My family and I spent July 11-12 in Cabin #501. We stayed three nights at the Grant Grove Cabin in the Grant Grove Village on early July 2019. But wow, the sky out here is beautiful, and the silence and stillness are rejuvenating. Our little patio wasn’t swept, but who cares? Open year-round (limited in winter) Make reservations online or call (866) 807 … It had two double beds and a single bed. Book Grant Grove Cabins, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on Tripadvisor: See 432 traveler reviews, 210 candid photos, and great deals for Grant Grove Cabins, ranked #2 of 19 specialty lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor.