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River View Lodge

2 Sirretta St., Off Kernville Rd., Kernville, CA 93238
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River View Lodge
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I have stayed here many times throughout the past 6 years. We love the family that owns it, they are truly some amazing people. This has become our "go to" spot when we are in need of some R & R and we are never disappointed. The rooms are clean and quaint. The beds are so comfortable... More 

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Palmdale, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My sister-in-law and I planned a weekend of hiking in Kernville. I had reserved a room at The Riverview Lodge 6 months in advance. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and were shown to our room by John. When we got inside John immediately noticed that there was an empty beer bottle and water bottle on top of the microwave,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We really like staying at rustic style places. This fit the bill exactly. They also allow pets a plus for us. Has a porch with chairs looking out to the Kern River. I was up and on the porch at 6:00 am reading, drinking coffee and watching the ducks, birds and river. The room was great. The only thing needed... More 

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I go Every year to Kernville for Whiskey Flats Days, Ive been going every year since 1961. what a blast The Riverview is Right on the River right in town the hotel is very nostalgic allot of the old western stars have stayed while up there for movie shoots. The call every year to ensure our booking... More 

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Holbrook, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I wish i could give a better review. John, the owner was very personable. Unfortunately, that didn't make up for the fact that the outside patio and chairs is disgusting. Empty case of beer bottle still sitting next to garbage can on patio where you sit.we stayed 2 nights and they were there when we got there and still there... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

booked room a few months out- really charming- older- no fancy ammenities. Rooms were just about $130 a night. It is right by the river if you want to swim or fish. No phones in the rooms. if you need another towel, you must walk to the front desk to ask for one. They have a mini fridge and microwave... More 

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los angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I really, really, really wish these guys did not charge $130 a night in Kern! If only they had charged around $70, we could have left an amazing review. Would I come back? Yeah, I would - but I certainly would look around - like at the Sequoia Lodge. River View had a nice location right on the river, but,... More 

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foolforfish, Owner at River View Lodge, responded to this review

Jasndom, Thank you for your review. We work hard to give the best experience we can. The T.V. does 67 cable channels but can be confusing to use due to us having to use digital boxes form the cable company. This will be eliminated soon as we are in the process of installing digital ready flat screens in all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This property has potential but has become a little rundown. The chairs on the porch are overly worn. There was dust behind the bed so the rooms need to be more thoroughly cleaned. All of that said, it is a charming place located conveniently in the heart of downtown Kernville. The bed was comfortable as was the couch in our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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... More 

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