John Muir Lodge is located near Grant Village in Kings Canyon National Park. The John Muir Lodge has 36 rooms available year-round. The lodge is located truly in the heart of Kings Canyon NP. It is the perfect place to stay so you have all day to explore this gorgeous park.
The John Muir Lodge is rustic in design but truly comfortable. From the roaring fireplace in the lobby with a large John Muir painting hanging over it to the Kings Canyon puzzle, anyone can work on.
We spent a couple of hours relaxing in the lobby and it was fantastic. The gentleman at the front desk talked with us about birds, Sequoia trees and nature and was unbelievably knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the park.
John Muir Lodge – Kings Canyon National Park
John Muir Lodge is the closest lodge to the General Grant Tree and Grant Grove.
We stayed in a king room on the main floor of the John Muir Lodge. I have to tell you I had the best night’s sleep I have had in months in this room.
The room was dark, so quiet and peaceful that I slept for over 9 hours without moving. I would return to the hotel just to get more sleep.
Our room included a king-size bed, a small table with two chairs, a lounge chair, flat-screen tv, mini-fridge, single cup coffee maker (not a Keurig), and an en-suite bathroom.
Our room ended up being an ADA Accessible room so the bathroom was pretty large.Room amenities
Single Cup Coffee Maker (not a Keurig)
Radio/Alarm Clock, with 2 USB plug-ins + 2 electrical plug-ins
Sequoia/Kings Canyon signature toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap)
Pen and Paper
There is a snack machine located in the hall near the main entrance.
Roll-away beds are available upon request.
There was great parking right outside of the lodge main entrance and four stairs to reach the front door.
Grant Grove Restaurant
The Grant Grove Restaurant is located in Grant Grove right near the lodge. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During the summer breakfast is offered as a daily buffet, the buffet is offered on weekends only during the off-season. During the off-season, the restaurant offers an ala carte menu.
Breakfast options include
Western Omelet served with house breakfast potatoes and a fruit cup
Muir Lodge two egg breakfast served with house breakfast potatoes, choice of breakfast meat and toast.
Junior Ranger Breakfast includes 1 egg, 1 meat, and a fruit cup
Pancakes – served with 2 eggs and a choice of breakfast meat
French toast and waffles
Lunch and dinner options include:
California Flatbread (artichoke, feta, and tomato)
House grass-fed beef chili
Four cheese pizza (12-inch)
Mary’s Chicken Pot Pie
Grant Burger (lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, roasted garlic spread) served with your choice of chips, fresh fruit, pesto pasta salad, chili or vegetarian soup
Almond Crusted Ruby Trout includes a choice of soup, salad or chili. Served with fresh market vegetables and sourdough bread.
Vegetarian Lasagna includes a choice of soup, salad or chili. Served with fresh market vegetables and sourdough bread.
Grass-Fed Meatloaf includes a choice of soup, salad or chili. Served with fresh market vegetables and sourdough bread.
Harris Ranch Ribeye Steak includes a choice of soup, salad or chili. Served with fresh market vegetables and sourdough bread.
1/2 Rack St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs includes a choice of soup, salad or chili. Served with fresh market vegetables and sourdough bread.
These are just some of the menu options at the Grant Grove Restaurant.
Things to know when booking a room at John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon NP
Reservations can be made by calling (877) 436-9615 or by visiting VisitSequoia.com/reservations
Canceled reservations within 48 hours of your stay will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.
Check-in is guaranteed at 4 pm
Check out is at 11 am
The lodge has quiet hours from 9 pm to 8 am.
The lodge is all non-smoking. You must be 25 feet away from a building if you choose to smoke.
Pets – Prior approval is required to bring a pet with you to the lodge. There is a one-time non-refundable deposit of $25. The lodge welcomes well-mannered dogs. no other types of pets are allowed.
All rooms are equipped with wall heating units.
Check out neighboring Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park for another great lodge to stay at during your visit.
Check out all of the options for Kings Canyon National Park Camping.