They don't make them like Lake Elowin Resort anymore. This funky, eccentric, thoroughly Californian kind of place, centered on the small lake of its name, is a worthy base camp for adventures in Sequoia National Park. It features picturesque wooden bridges and a number of outdoor sculptures, a vintage lighted sign by the road, and a lush setting that feels more off the beaten path than it is. The cabins are fairly basic (though the “Master Cabin” boasts a Jacuzzi, fireplace, and deck), and include kitchens with cookware and utensils, the use of a canoe, and an outdoor barbecue (but no phones, TV, or Wi-Fi). The property has a lot of shady nooks and crannies, and much more personality than the motels in Three Rivers.