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The Kern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
The Netherlands
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295 reviews
76 hotel reviews
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We spend 3 days at the lodge, and enjoyed each of them.
Friendly, helpful staff in a wonderful little town.
Aimed to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and well equipped.
The brewery next door is a good place to have a bite to eat, or try a home brew IPA.
There are tons of things to do in town, and the pool of the lodge is a welcome reverser after a long hot day :-)

Highly recommended for families, we stayed here with 4 people, and as said, enjoyed it very much

Stayed July 2014
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We visit Kernville every summer and really like the Kern Lodge for a place to stay. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. It's not fancy but it's convenient and well maintained. It's located within walking distance to the main grocery store in town and next to our favorite place to eat, the Kernville Brewing Company. If you book online, you get a discounted rate.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Del Mar, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We found The Kern Lodge a couple of weeks before our trip and it was an absolutely great find! We stayed in an extremely clean, comfortable and fully equipped room. We were able to escape the incredible heat with fabulous air conditioning. We arrived close to midnight on our first night and the staff were very helpful organizing our room before they left for the evening. Close walking distance to everything you could possibly need including the river and local restaurants. A beautiful place to stay for first time visitors to Kernville!

Room Tip: We chose a King bed room and it was worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairfield, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

What a fantastic place. I rented one of their apartments and I had Grandkids with me. The management was also gracious to my local family that stopped by. We enjoyed the outdoor picnic area, the game room and of course the swimming pool. It is in walking distant of local stores, eateries, the Kern River and many local activities including rafting & fishing.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Frisco, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Good place to stay in Kernville. Great location, friendly staff. The room was clean and rustic looking. This worked well for our 3 person family. They also have a pool and picnic area which is nice. Can walk to the market or restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Really helpful on the phone and on the front desk. Room was distinctive and compact - the chocolate coloured sheets and electrical shock from the light switch gave pause for thought but we actually really enjoyed our stay. Kern was a lovely small town and a welcome change from the other stops on our California/Nevada journey. There is something really captivating about the town and the people we met. Kern isn't big but this is ideally placed for the Brewing Company, water sports outlets, pizza place and over the road from a laundrette/Laundromat. There are a couple of traditional diners available for breakfast and a small market for food. Despite a 3 hour detour due to the seasonal wild fire, an aircon unit which made more noise and heat than anything else, we loved it and would recommend coming here.

Beware - Congress has approved development of a nearby dam. It is likely that accommodation in the surrounding area will be heavily subscribed over the next few years with construction workers so booking early would be advisable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Kern Lodge, this place is an older lodge, but maintained better than most new places. This shows pride in ownership, everything was clean, warm and everyone was VERY friendly. The host told me some of the best restaurants in the area. I felt like I was at home, I joke with the staff as my last name is Kern, told them I owned the town. We had a great time and will return again. The whole town is just great. I especially liked the dog who showed us to our room (or the big house which is a mansion that is also rented out). The peace and quiet here was unlike anywhere else I have ever been.The best part about this town, was every business shows PRIDE in ownership, some thing you do not see much of any more.

Room Tip: The big house is where I want to live, the place was spotless with a lot of nifty features!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Kern Lodge
Address: 67 Valley View Dr, Kernville, CA 93238-9724
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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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