Looking for a way to save some money on a national park vacation this summer? You might find some answers at Sequoia National Park's Wuksachi Lodge.
To complement a summer stay, the Wuksachi Lodge offers a variety of packages designed with warm weather in mind.
One sure highlight of any summer visit to Sequoia National Park is the Wolverton BBQ Dinner. Patrons can enjoy all-you-can-eat pork ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cool refreshing drinks, and more at the picturesque Wolverton Meadow, as well as interpretive performances by Living History storytellers. The lodge’s Wolverton BBQ Living History Dinner Package includes overnight accommodations and two tickets to the delectable feast. Additional tickets may be purchased upon arrival. This package is available from June 16 to Sept. 2, 2012*. Rates start at $243.
Sequoia National Park boasts some of the finest horseback riding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This year the Wuksachi Lodge introduces its all-new Horseback Package, which includes nightly accommodations, box lunches for two and a one-hour, guided Sequoia horseback riding experience. This package is available now until Oct. 7, 2012*. Rates start at $275.
For those who want to see the park’s “greatest hits” but don’t know where to start, the Sequoia Sightseeing Package provides nightly accommodations at the Wuksachi Lodge, plus a half-day guided Sequoia tour that showcases some of the park's most popular attractions including the famed General Sherman tree, Round Meadow and Moro Rock. This package is available year-round*, with rates starting at $318 during the summer.
In Sequoia National Park there are more than 800 miles of trails. The Wuksachi Lodge’s Trail Blazer Package includes a night's stay plus a handful of essentials to ensure a fun-filled Sequoia hiking experience: a Sequoia logo backpack, two Sequoia logo water bottles, box lunches for two, trail mix and a local trail map. This package is available now until Nov. 24, 2012*. Rates start at $181.
Time to spare? No summer trip to Sequoia would be complete without taking a tour of Crystal Cave or climbing the nearly 400 stone steps to the top of Moro Rock. For park goers looking to try to their hand at fly fishing, Sierra Fly Fisher offers guided half-day and full-day excursions with all gear provided. Sequoia National Park also runs its widest variety of free ranger-led programs designed to educate and entertain visitors from late June through August.
For more information on Wuksachi Lodge and current event schedules, call 866-449-4902 or visit the lodge's website.
*All packages are subject to weather conditions. Reservations for Sequoia National Park tours are tentative pending space availability. Wuksachi Lodge’s Horseback Package is dependent on stables being open; and children must be age 8 or older and meet height requirements.
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