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The Kern Lodge

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67 Valley View Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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The Kern Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kern Lodge was clean, friendly and well located. I was able to walk to all the functions and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the area. The rooms were completely comfortable and had everything one needed.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the rooms as usual! Some of the new riders got to stay in room 301 and just absolutely loved everything about it. We have been coming up to Kernville for 30 years, tried every motel up there but once we tried the Kern Lodge, we have not stayed anywhere else. Always a great time and treated like royalty:-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here twice so far. The location is great! Right next door to Kern River Brewing and just up the street from the river and several great places to eat. You can walk to everything. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife has been going to to Kernville multiple times a year for her entire life and I've been going with her since we met nearly 6 years ago. The Kern Lodge is the cleanest place we've ever stayed in Kernville, and has the friendliest staff. I also had to use the wifi to work while I was here and... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for choosing to stay with The Kern Lodge for all these years! We hope that every time you and your wife have stayed with us, we have not only met your expectations, but have also improved your stay! Thank you again for your loyalty and review! Thank you, Caitlin Marketing Manager More 

Bodfish, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had not had a good couple of weeks. We were fighting some problems with our plumbing and the pipes were winning. A friend of ours had given us a one night stay at the Kern Lodge for Christmas so we decided to use it. It was probably the best thing we could have done and at... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, we're so thankful we were able to help you during your time of need! Gift certificates certainly come in handy! We hope all is well with you now and to see you again in the future (preferably under happier conditions). Thank you for staying with us and for your review! Thank you, Caitlin Marketing Manager More 

Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and comfortably furnished 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen. Cute landscaping and BBQ area. Our Lab loved playing with Rocky and Rollie. Dinner was fun at the Brew Pub most conveniently located across the road... Thank you Crystal, Rose and Jet for extending your gracious hospitality to us and our friend visiting from Germany. We are only sorry... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your descriptive review of room 203! We've worked hard to upgrade the apartments into the 21st century with flat screen tvs, brand new futons and brand new heating & AC (just to name a few). The apartments are our pet-friendly rooms as your Labrador has come to find out. Our staff enjoys making new friends! From... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had a great time staying at the kern lodge. Checking in and out was very easy, and the lady with dreads that worked there, who helped us out, was very friendly and informative.i would definitely stay here next time I'm in kernville and am not camping.

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! Our staff are all unique individuals whom we are proud to work with! We're glad to have entrusted your stay in the capable hands of our front desk girl, Crystal, as The Kern Lodge strives to make the check-in process as quick and painless as possible! We hope to see you again in the... More 

Lovelock, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our favorite place to stay in Kernville, great for families!! The rooms with the kitchenette are perfect, especially when you have such an amazing store (the James store) right across the way. Not to mention the Kern River Brewing company right next door!

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! We often receive questions regarding the locations of restaurants and grocery stores, as well as rafting and fishing companies. Suffice it to say we're close to most everything Kernville has to offer! Even the downtown shopping center is a mere drive (or walk!) over the bridge down the street from us! We're glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent 2 nights in "The Meadows" room, a really cool rustic room with a kitchenette and even a private patio. It reminded us of great family cabin memories yet had all the modern day amenities. A suprisingly spacious bathroom and the kitchenette was outfitted with most the essentials. They even had a toaster on the counter for us after... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review of room 114! Many who have stayed in our rooms with the kitchenettes have found them equipped with most everything; However, should they lack something, we're more than happy to try and supply the kitchenette with whatever is needed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention so that you and future guests may... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our group stayed here for one night, in fact we filled the hotel. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well equiped and the staff helpful and obliging. In close proximity was a store, a gas station and a brewhouse.....everything we wanted. We would love to have spent longer here to explore and would definitely return sometime in the future. The... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Marketing Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! We hope all of your group enjoyed their time at The Kern Lodge. As you said, there are many conveniences nearby, including the Pizza Barn right down the street! Across the bridge (a quick drive from our Lodge) is the central shopping center! If you didn't get a chance to see all the shops,... More 

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