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“Nice rustic lodge, good choice, friendly staff.”
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River View Lodge
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Kernville
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We enjoyed our stay here, our room was very cosy and had a nice rustic feel to it. The bed was so comfy too. Kernville itself was nice too and there are lots of restaurants to choose from near to the hotel.
We were on the end of the row of rooms so had some noise late at night from people returning home from bars but all in all a great stay. Breakfast was a little bit basic and there was no where to sit, but if you want a quick stop its fine. Very friendly people, nice location by the river, good and clean rooms. Good stop over if visiting Sequoia NP or Death Valley. Don't take the shortcut through Glennville at night if you are coming from Sequoia it was long and windy and steep! It is better to go via Bakersfield.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have stayed here a few times. The proprietors, John, and his wife are very nice people and John always has the lowdown on the area fishing.

I stayed here last month for two nights. John is very accommodating as I reserved two rooms and accidentally forgot to cancel one of the reservations when my buddy backed out a few days before. He graciously looked the other way, and I hope he was able to rent the room out.

The whole vibe of the place just takes you back to a time long gone by. The building is about 100 years old. They used lots of logs, bark, and knotty pine to give this place an of-the-woods feel. They have some nice antiques positioned around the property, and there are large old, cottonwoods that add to the beauty of the property. It's rustic, no doubt, but very appropriate given you are in the Kern Valley, up in the Sierras, and next to a free-flowing BEAUTIFUL Kern River. Fishing is literally a few steps away from your door.

I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the showers were warm after a long day trekking through the valley. In the morning, there is a small but free continental B-Fast with coffee, cereal, fresh fruit (they keep this out all day long) and danishes.

Room Tip: I stayed in 5 with 2 queen beds. I think you cant go wrong with any room.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We choose the property as they accommodated pets. Other pros is the location of the hotel, which is on a major street, easy walk to restaurants, shops and right in front of the river. Then there is the property itself. There is rustic, and then there is rustic. I would classify this property as a motel and not a lodge. The bathroom needed a new shower curtain. The shower needed to be cleaned. I will leave it at that. Also found spider webs on the lamp and window treatments inside the room. The windows have drawing blinds but not all of them worked. The blinds are not wide enough, so technically, at night you can look into the room from the outside if you really wanted to. I had to hang my shower towel over the sides of the windows to cover up and ensure privacy.

Room Tip: Don't stay in room 1 as it is immediately adjacent to the main road, so you can hear big trucks...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

We needed a place that accepts pets, Large grass area for your dog. just a short walk to the river, cross the underpass and your at the park that sets along the river.
Rooms remind me of my grandmothers home. Clean, some antiques in the room, King size bed very comfortable, with nice soft pellows & soft towels. Very comfortable place,,, Loved it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rhonda D
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

The River View Lodge in Kernville was such a welcome surprise. Antique furnishings don each room. The owners operate the lodge so you feel like you are in someone's home. This is not the generic chain place that you find in every tourist area. The locals treat everyone like friends. No dress code. Come as you are. Four legged friends welcome for a small fee.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Melinda A
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

First of all, if you don't expect to see bugs, and wildlife, stay out of the country! The Lodge is right on the river, so of course you are going to see some animals. If you want a 5 star gourmet breakfast stay at a hotel where you will pay $200, a night and where you will be treated just like another patron. If you want a 5 star experience without having to empty out your pocket book, this is the place to stay. The River View Lodge will become a home away from home, is family owned, where you will get top notch hospitality from the owners, and have an overall fantastic time.

My wife and I have been coming to the Lodge for a few years now. There is something very special about this place. When you wake up in the morning and go into the room where the freshly brewed coffee, and breakfast goodies are waiting for you. You then sit on your rocking chair outside of your room where you are able to take in the beauty of the lodge and of your surroundings.

Let me tell you how we are never disappointed in the hospitality and pride of ownership the owners take in their business. The rooms are always clean, comfortable, with all the amenities you will need for your stay. If you need something extra, the staff will promptly bring you whatever you need. There is no waiting two hours just for a few extra towels here. Your needs are quickly met. The river is right outside of your room, where it's easy to sneak out in the morning before the misses wakes up to get my morning bite of trout. I've done very well fishing for trout right down below the lodge. The location of the lodge is the best in town. You are within short walking distance to all of the restaurants, bars, and shops. If you are interested in hiking, rafting, and fishing, the owners will let you know where the best places to go enjoy those activities at. The owners are very friendly and will make sure you have the best stay while your there. This lodge is one of a kind and you will get a one of a kind experience at the RiverView Lodge in Kernville, CA.

Room Tip: Room Number 6! Jacuzzi Tub!! :)
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank mikex29
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

the river view lodge owners, john and annette are great! took good care of us and put us in a king room with a river view! its a short walk maybe 25 steps to the kern river...the hotel is walking distance to all the restaurants and bars...you will get a discount at the lake Isabelle marina jsu ask annette...enjoy

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stanley M
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Additional Information about River View Lodge

Address: 2 Sirretta St., Off Kernville Rd., Kernville, CA 93238
Region: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Kernville
Price Range: £68 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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