Exterior view of John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park
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Kings Canyon Temporary Seasonal Closure

Due to ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective November 1, 2020, all Delaware North-operated lodging and restaurants in Kings Canyon National Park will be temporarily closing for the winter season. We anticipate re-opening on April 2, 2021.

Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest remain open for day visitation, including sightseeing, big tree groves, hiking, camping, and snow play. Limited food and beverage, snow shoe rentals, winter apparel, snow chains, and more are available at the Grant Grove Market (open 9am-5pm daily).

Sequoia National Park Remains Open

Sequoia National Park and the surrounding National Forest will remain open. Lodging, gift shop, and limited food and beverage are available at Wuksachi Lodge. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for the most up-to-date details about our lodging and concessions. For current Park conditions, please visit the official National Park Service website.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to returning to full operation.

Delaware North Parks & Resorts at Sequoia and Kings Canyon

John Muir Lodge

The pinnacle of Kings Canyon lodging, the John Muir Lodge is a stone-and-timber retreat located in Grant Grove Village and within minutes of historic Grant Grove and its towering forest of giant sequoias.

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Built in 1998, the John Muir Lodge is an excellent Kings Canyon lodging choice for visitors who want quiet, comfortable, national park accommodations. It features rough-hewn, open beam ceilings, stone fireplace, and a redwood mantel salvaged from a historic cabin in Sequoia National Park. Lodge guests can enjoy games, puzzles, and books in the lobby great room while relaxing by the stone fireplace. Public balconies at the west end of the lodge provide the perfect place to savor the Sierra sunset with friends and family.

Wireless internet is available in all common areas of the lodge. Please be aware that because of our remote location, internet service is limited. You will be able to check email and flight information and use some social media sites, but you will not be able to stream video, watch movies, transfer large files or large amounts of data, or use real-time services like voice chat or screenshares. For complete details, please see #8 on our FAQ page.

The Lodge’s guest rooms are set with handcrafted wood furniture in a bright and natural light-filled atmosphere. Come evening there is often a glowing fire burning in the fireplace, with guests relaxing in corners of the great room, sharing their day’s adventures. Several porches with chairs and rockers also offer comfortable opportunities for discourse in the fresh mountain air. The family-friendly Grant Grove Restaurant next to the John Muir Lodge features American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a seasonal espresso bar on the patio.

Open year-round, the John Muir Lodge serves California national park visitors with 36 rooms in Kings Canyon National Park. It is named for the famed Scottish author/naturalist who sought to preserve this High Sierra realm and advocated the designation of Sequoia & Kings Canyon as national parks. A painting of Muir, gazing out on the wilderness that stirred him, adorns the lobby of the property, and continues to inspire modern-day Muirs.

John Muir Lodge is dog-friendly. The pet fee is $25 per pet, per night. Please review the Pet Policy if you will be traveling with your pet(s).

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  • Private bath
  • Flat-panel TV with cable
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker with coffee provided
  • Telephone
  • Central heat
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Table and two chairs
  • Dining available at Grant Grove Restaurant
  • Furniture and art from local talent Jane Ziegler
Room Types
John Muir Lodge Standard Room Two Queens room interior

Standard Room

The Standard room is our basic mountain lodge accommodation. Rooms feature two queen beds, as well as a desk and two chairs. Our Standard rooms can accommodate up to four people.

John Muir Lodge Deluxe Room One King room interior

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms feature one king bed, an over sized lounge chair, as well as a desk and two chairs. Our deluxe rooms can accommodate up to two people.

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Check-In for John Muir Lodge and Grant Grove Cabins

Check-in for John Muir Lodge and Grant Grove Cabins is in John Muir Lodge (see map).

Contact Us

John Muir Lodge
86728 Highway 180
Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633

(866) 807-3598

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