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All-inclusive summer vacations. This rustic lodge in a California national park is only 4.5 hours from Los Angeles

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Summer's coming and there is a huge increase in travel demand, so plan ahead and make sure to book the best vacation imaginable for your family. With rustic cabins offering breathtaking views of the Great Western Divide of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it doesn't get any better than this all-inclusive getaway inside Sequoia National Forest. This California retreat is only 4.5 hours travel time from Los Angeles.

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Montecito Sequoia Lodge

Montecito Sequoia Lodge is an all-inclusive rustic mountain lodge that provides buffet meals and seasonal activities included in the room rate. There is a summer camp with many activities for all ages during select dates in summer.

The all-inclusive holiday in the family-oriented lodge offers a daily hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet.

They also have a 24-hour snack bar for those who want a foodie vacation and dessert included in the price.

With free wifi in public areas, an arts and crafts program, and an outdoor playground for children 5-12 years old, the lodge is a perfect getaway for families.

However, on booking.com, we note that couples love the location and have rated it 9 out of 10 for a two-person trip.

Though, some couples may prefer to book alternate dates to the Summer Family Camp Weeks. The dates for 2022 are between June 12 and August 20.

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Stay and Play

Choose from the newly-built Forest Cabins with decks or the Vintage Lodge Rooms & Suites. All include private baths.

Additionally, there are rustic cabins with a wood-burning stove and a shared bathhouse for those on a budget.

For families, the best pick is the New Lake View Suites which offer two bedrooms, a private bath, and lake views from the deck.

"First time here, and we love that the lodge is in the park nestled amongst the trees and a lake. We love that the food was inclusive of our lodging, including some activities... Montecito's food was definitely not your regular cafeteria food. The food was excellent, and we even was able to get a birthday cake ordered for my daughter. The staff were warm and friendly. My son specifically enjoyed the fire pit. I love just being able to walk out my room patio in the morning with my coffee and see the lake and the beautiful trees around. We Will definitely will be back! I highly recommend!" - Sarah C., TripAdvisor.

With attractions on the property, including a year-round outdoor hot tub, a pool (seasonal), a private lake, and hiking trails directly on the property, you won't have a moment to be bored.

The kid & adult-friendly property has seasonal activities for everyone, including archery, tennis, boating, night sky viewing, smores at night, canoeing/kayaking, guided nature hikes, yoga, live music, and more.

And don't forget to find time to relax and unwind, perhaps with a glass of wine from the bar.

But for those who love their vacations action-packed, Kings Canyon is only 16.1 km away from the lodge. Other nearby attractions include Giant Forest, Congress Trail, Crystal Cave, Panoramic Point, and Big Stump Basin.

The best part is the lodge is open year-round. So provided there's availability on your chosen date, why wait till the next holiday? Take a weekend away in Autumn.

At the time of writing, there is limited availability for March and April so make sure to look through the options or book your all-inclusive family vacation in California as soon as possible for the summer season.

Additionally, all bookings through booking.com offer free cancellation until a few days before your booking. Book here.

The lodge is 4.5 hours drive from Los Angeles, 5 hours travel time from Orange County, 1.5 hours travel time from Fresno, 4.5 hours from San Francisco, and 6 hours from San Diego.

"Another great summer experience. This summer was our 9th summer in a row that we have attended Montecito Sequoia. We have done Zion, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Joshua tree, Borrego springs, Idylwild, Big Bear, shaver lake, you name it… we've done many family trips, domestic and international, we've had a great time at all those spots, but we choose to do Montecito Sequoia every year because we love it so much! The staff is the best!! They are so patient with the kids, and the activities are very enjoyable. My girls love the horseback rides, archery, the arts and crafts, and the dance parties." Mmonreal, Orange County, California, Sept 2021, TripAdvisor.

Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp

63410 Generals Highway, Sequoia, California.

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