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“Lovely Place, Lovely People”
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The Kern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Place, Lovely People”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great location and really helpfull staff. The whole area is very pretty and you can walk into the local town. Room are clean and have everything you need.

And it's right next door to a small local brewery that have excellent beer !!

And look out for Rocky the dog. Very friendly too

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

While doing some backpacking in the Kern Valley it started to get to cold for us, so we decided to head into Kernville and get a room. I had previously stayed at The Kern Lodge and knew the rooms where nice. The host quoted us a room price that was good, but we shopped around. Eventually we came back, and the host took pity on us and she upgraded us to the house on the property! Way more then we needed but the the Jacuzzi tub helped the sore muscles. Definitely will stay at The Kern Lodge again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Hello and thank you for the review. I am curious that you only gave the sleep quality a 4 out of 5. I would like to know what you didn't like. The King bed in the Penthouse is a tempurpedic bed; was this the bed you were referring to? If not, which bed? I want to insure that I take care of any beds that guests might be having a problem with during their stay. Thanks again for the review. Hope to hear from you. Sue
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Really really enjoyed our Oct 2013 weekend at The Kern Lodge. We had the 2 bedroom, 2 bath house hidden at the rear of the property. It was spotless, and the kitchen had everything you might need. We especially enjoyed the upper balcony with seating overlooking our own private grass lawn. And when I left my laptop by mistake, the Lodge found it and Fed Ex'd it back to me the very next day! Awesome.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Anna,
Thank you again for staying with us. I hope that you and your family come back again in the near future. Glad that you got your laptop back without a hitch. You were actually the third laptop I had to ship back in the same week! Thanks again -- Sue
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Jamul, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Highly recommended. We had 20 guys and the staff took great care of us. The rooms were clean and well maintained. walking distance to the car show, the restaurants, and the bike shop/tour facility. Perfect for our group. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Scott -- Thank you for your review of the property. I hope to see you and your group up here again soon. Sue
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stop over on motorcycle tour. Ideal location as a base to start Northwards Sequoia etc. Arrived fairly late for check-in but were given a warm welcome by Sue and Rocky. We were given two seperate rooms as an upgrade with no additional charge. The bathroom was fine with plenty of hot water and there were small flat screen tv's. Some rooms extend into basic family rooms with bunks etc - ideal for families. Sleep quality was good. There is no breakfast but we were directed to Carols traditional diner in town - serving great breakfasts.

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for staying with us and your comment that you would return to stay again. We try very hard to make the Lodge as comfortable as possible for our guests. Since I have so many types of rooms here, next time ask for a larger room that would be more comfortable for you and your traveling buddy. Thanks again for staying with us. Sue Wiruth
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The host, Sue and her dog 'Rocky', are wonderful greeters and did all they could to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The Lodge is in an extremely convenient location in Kernville. We came for the fly fishing on the Kern River and definitely will come again.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to stay in the 'house' that is part of the motel; a two bedroom home wi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Hello Kathy,
Thank you for your review. I would like to ask which room you stayed in, that you gave only a 4 out of 5 rating to? I try to strive for 5 out of 5, which I know is not always possible with rooms that were built in 1955-- but I would like to try anyway. Thank you for staying with us. Sue Wiruth, Owner
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Lakewood, California, United States
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Once a year my motorcycle group does a Memorial ride for a friend that past away. We always stay at the Kern Lodge and have had nothing but great experiences there. After our big ride on Saturday, we go the the picnic area they have, light a fire in the pit, and cook up a delicious meal on the two professional grade gas BBQ's they have. This year we had the BBQ for 31 people without a problem. The rooms are alway clean and well supplied, and the beds super comfy. The management does everything possible to make your stay great.

Room Tip: The Bungalow rooms are quaint and charming, but the suites are spectacular.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Thank you for coming back year after year! I look forward to having you guys stay here. See you next time -- Sue
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Property: The Kern Lodge
Address: 67 Valley View Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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Region: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kern Lodge is located in the heart of Kernville, just minutes from the wild and scenic Kern River! We have a Pool, a Park w/BBQs and Fire Pit, a Game Room and a giant outdoor set of Chess & Checkers! Our rooms range from a single queen, all the way to a master suite! Check out website for full details! All rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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