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Johnny McNally's Lodge

Kern River Highway, Kernville, CA 93238
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here before moving on to see the Big Trees. Just to shower and rest up after a long day's drive. We stayed in the "cabin" not the camper. I have seen negative things about the campers on here, but the cabin is only a little more expensive and quite luxurious, lol relatively speaking. It had plenty of room... More 

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Bodfish, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You're not there for the room, you are there for the surroundings! A fantastic steak house next door, a walkway bridge that crosses the beautiful Kern River, a patio to sit and sip your cocktail, and views of majestic mountains & tall trees. The room compares to a two star hotel, like Motel 6, but the quiet & beauty of... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here because all the motels in Kernville were full. McNally's did not have a motel room available but had a small travel trailer. Trailer was clean but old and cramped. It cooled off at night and we needed heat, but the heater once we found it, did not have any instructions on how to start it. Consequently did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

McNally's Fairview Lodge is located 15 miles North of the city of Kernville on the Kern River. We only spent the night but our cabin was accommodating and comfortable. We stayed on a Saturday night and it was a quiet, beautiful, star filled evening. We got a great night's sleep too. The Kern River is but a few steps behind... More 

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This place is very very special. First off the restaurant can cook a steak as well as Ruth Chris, it's amazing how good it is in the middle of nowhere. If you're here and you don't have a steak you are totally missing out. Second, if you're in this country you're probably a camper, hunter, or fisherman who loves a... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This motel and restaurant is in an out of the way spot (there's no mobile phone or wifi access), but nonetheless seems popular with locals and visitors alike. Our room was good value and of a good size; it was a little bit dated and worn, but perfectly serviceable and included a useful (but noisy) air conditioner. Our room rate... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This place is the pits. We are on the road about 150 days a year and this so-called motel is the worst of the worst. No TV, no ice machines although they wll sell you a small bag of ice and a cooler. The beds sag to the floor. The curtains?? are a mess as are the blinds. I cannot... More 

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We camp at Goldledge at least once a year & our 'ritual' has always been to head up to McNally's on our way back home to the I.E. (opposite direction), but it's our treat to ourselves after roughing it for a week!! I personally CRAVE the 'real' iced tea & the hamburgers the entire time I'm camping, but make myself... More 

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Stanton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Been going to McNally's since i was 5 years old, I am now 23. I still get up there at least once a year and cannot stay away from the Hamburger stand. Some of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Love the atmosphere all around McNally's, Great people and great food. The restaurant also has amazing food. I have... More 

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San Diego Mtns.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

My daughter and her now husband had no trouble deciding that this was where they wanted to get married. Son in law had stayed there many times growing up and took my daughter there for getaways. It was a destination wedding since all of us and 95% of the 30 guests live in San Diego county. The accommodations are rustic,... More 

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