I had to run up to the area for work and I arrived at !:30 am. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I saw this place right next to the river with its little red neon vacancy sign.
I was greeted by a sleepy but warm native named Ryan who was an attentive and entertaining host during my short stay. He gave the inside scoop on a lot of local subjects. The grounds also allowed for easy interaction with the other guests.
Aesthetically the outside, porches, and rooms are perfect lodge architecture with the bark still on the siding on the exterior and 12" wide pine planking throughout the interior. You can hear the river when you lie in your bed. Ryan said that they are the only property directly on the river. He told how they provide firewood so guests can build their own campfires on the river bank.
The room I was in was very clean and the furnishings and linens were very fresh. The bathroom was spotless. Most of all it had that kind of comfort you just never see anymore-where the owner cares so much about the place they put their own special touch on it.
I really like this place for how it looks and how warm the people are. To be sure, the place has its quirks (someone mentioned the Svenhards pastries), but these are part of the charm and in no way a problem. The River View Lodge just has a special quality about it and I am grateful for having stayed there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River View Lodge is from "Old Kernvile" with our new little modern touches it is almost perfect. Most of our rooms are approx. 125 Feet from river. Most rooms have river views, but all have the lovely sounds of the river. With some new help, and new sheets, quilts, restored bathrooms and towels the lodge is shinning more and more everyday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Hotel Kernville