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The Kern Lodge

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67 Valley View Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were delighted to find vacancy on a Sunday evening. The 24 hour swimming pool availability was a surprise and an added bonus. The rooms were nice and clean. There were plenty of towels in the bathroom. The bath room was spacious. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Good local restaurants were near by. The Suite was perfect for... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We plan our Family trip here each year with our Sons and their families. It's become out tradition. We have been coming up here for the last 35 years with our own parents who have since passed away.We so enjoy it and still feel their love here. Rooms are great. New air-conditioners and mattresses. So comfortable. Pool is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Kern River for a Saturday drive and did not want to leave. We were able to book a 1 night stay at the Kern Lodge. We were so happy being there. The room was so clean, the pool was clean, everyone on staff was so friendly, air conditioned billiard room and they have an awesome barbecue... More 

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Calhoun, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling through the Mohave Desert in 117 degree heat until the gas in our Prius was nearly gone, we came upon this lodge ten minutes before closing time, and were welcomed by a cheerful woman with two nice dogs. The cabin was a delightful change from the generic chain hotels across America, and the pool was open until "someone... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Kern Lodge for two nights. A really lovely place and would highly recommend. The owners have clearly gone to great effort to make the entire hotel and grounds special. Even the gas canisters in the grounds have been decorated. Our room was spot on. Beds were great. High quality mattresses and everything was clean. The front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the receptionist was very nice and very helpful, we stood in room 108, which the ceiling was slopped and short on one end so if you're tall stay away from this room, but being Im only 5'5" this room was great with a cabin feel!! I liked everything about this room, played pool in the game room, couldn't find the... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Joshua, You were in the smallest room on the property! Thank you for the kind words on the Bungalow room. I try to tell all the tall guys and gals - this is not the room for you! When you return next time, we will put you in one of the original Lodge rooms so you can enjoy the Red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had just finished a visit to the sequoia national forest and were looking for a place to stay. Rose at the front desk went the extra mile to help get us a room, offering to give us an amazing room if we could wait while she cleaned it up (this is at 9:30pm!). The beds were amazing in this... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting Rose. She is such a wonderful Manager - I believe that I wouldn't be able to run this place without her help. She always goes the extra mile for the guests and delivers it with a big smile. Next time we might not have the big room available, but I believe that you will be equally... More 

Felton, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First off, I need to preface my review by mentioning that my husband has come to The Kern Lodge with his family since he was 8 years old so that's about 1957. TKL was built in 1955 with 14 rooms. I met my husband in 1974 and we continued the tradition of meeting his family at The Kern Lodge for... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Judy, thanks for the review! I remember you and your husband - I wanted to say goodbye in the morning, but you had already gone. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you don't wait another several years before you come back again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It wasn't a luxury hotel but very fitting for the area. Rose who taking care of the reception ship area was a sweet and helpful woman. The rooms are rustic, spacious and clean. I would definitely stay here again. It has a pool, bbq area with a fire pit where you can hang out with family and friends. And it's... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Joe for your review. I agree that we are not a luxury hotel, as Kernville is a Kick Back kind of place. The wood walls in all the rooms actually came from the Johnsondale Logging Company when they were producing Lumber. I have tried to stay true to the Kernville way of life by making all rooms clean... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed at the Kern Lodge Sunday night. We had driven about 5 hours to get our son to summer camp in the area, and it was too dark to drive back home through the winding canyon. We had no idea where to stay. We came upon Kernville and my husband said how about staying in this little town. We... More 

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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I remember you well. You and your husband looked so tired that I just wanted to make sure you had a quiet room with a comfy bed. Glad it was appreciated :) Please come see us again sometime when you can stay longer and enjoy the rest of what Kernville has to offer. Rocky... More 

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