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Welcome to Crystal Cove in Three Rivers CA, a romantic riverfront studio, where you can swim in the crystal clear river, build a campfire, and fall asleep to the sound of 2 waterfalls. We offer the most upscale, and frankly unusual riverfront lodging or honeymoon experience in Three Rivers, Ca or Sequoia National Park. This unique lodging affords the chance to spend a romantic weekend getaway without having to board an airplane for those who live in California.  In the winter months, there is a cozy fireplace in the room for your warmth.  There is skiing and cross country in the Park.

Crystal Cove is located along the main fork of the Kaweah River in the center of Three Rivers California, at the entrance to Sequoia National Park, 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles, and about 4 hours from San Francisco.  To view an up to date online calendar, go to CALENDAR and click on the blue hyperlink "View calendar" on the upper right side. This is another website we use.

We named this Crystal Cove because the water is crystal clear, and also it reminds us of Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach (where I had the good fortune to live for one year) in it's 60's style beach cottage construction.  Brick, wood, and glass....

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Image taken May 1, 2013

Cabin near Sequoia National Park
View from island toward Sequoia National Park. View from Island down river over the fire pit.

Our riverfront studio is perched on the rivers edge with a fabulous view of the river through floor to ceiling windows or from a cozy deck overlook. Just imagine being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river. A walking bridge across an inland waterway leads to a private island with waterfalls on both sides. The view takes your breath away. It's a perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway.

Three Rivers CA Lodging Near Sequoia National Park
View of Crystal Cove from the road above Exterior view of studio and brick deck overlooking river.

The Studio is charming with lovely furnishings, a propane fireplace (seasonal), a king size bed with down comforter and pillows. (See interior photos). Professional linen service for the bed and bath are provided. There are ceiling fans, a large sofa, dining table and chairs and a new bathroom with shower.  There is a TV monitor with DVD and CD player, and a selection of DVD's and CD's for your enjoyment.  A small kitchen includes two stove top burners, a coffee machine, china plates, crystal, silverware, pots and pans, a microwave, toaster oven and a blender.  The studio is air conditioned. You can BBQ on a propane grill just off the deck overlooking the river.  

There is no broadcast television or long distance telephone.....there is a local land line for your use.

On the island there is a fire pit with an ample supply of firewood to enjoy a roaring fire out under the stars, so bring your guitar. Sometimes in the summer and fall during high fire alert times, open fires are prohibited by the fire department.

Stone steps from island into main fork of the Kaweah River. View of Island and inland waterway from the Studio.

We strive to make the studio a cozy and romantic retreat for two. Crystal Cove is suitable for two adults only...sorry, no children or pets are allowed due to the nature of the property. We live upstairs, but do not use the river side of the house when we have guests. The grounds are for your use the whole time you are at Crystal Cove.  Some times we will not be present at all.  Many people have honeymooned here and we often have repeat guests.

Lodging Near Sequoia National Park Sequoia National Park entrance 3 miles
Walking bridge over waterway. Entrance gate to the studio.


Lodging Near Sequoia National Park Seasons:

   Oct to 1st rain:  River low, warm but not hot.

   Nov - March: Fires in fire Ring; cold but cozy.

   April - June: Greens up. River loud, no swimming yet.

   June- Sep: Very warm; swimming starts. Great time to visit Sequoia National Park.


From Island back to Studio  

The inland waterway comes from a flume which is a 10ft wide elevated aqueduct that carries fresh, clean water from the high elevations of Sequoia National Park into Three Rivers. Just up the street the water drops down to a hydro turbine creating electricity for Southern California Edison, and then joins the main fork as it cascades around the island in front of Crystal Cove. 

Between the roar of the river and two waterfalls, you can hardly hear yourself think. The setting is almost mesmerizing - a perfect place to relax. (See visitor comments). The waterfalls are present all year long.....

If you are going to visit Sequoia National Park, we feel this is the most beautiful, upscale lodging experience available inside the Park or out.

If you are looking for quality, this is the place.  It will be more like staying in a personal residence than any other experience in either Three Rivers or Sequoia National Park.

Where in the world would you ever find a place like this?

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