We came up without reservations on a Thursday night before the start of a holiday week (4th of July). There were no standard rooms available, but there was a king, non-smoking, with a kitchen and river view. As it turned out it was an end unit (#169) across the street from the park and the Kern River. The normal weeknight rate was $139 per night, but the desk discounted the rate to $125 plus tax. I could not have been happier with the room and the location. The room was on the end so only had neighbors on one side (they were quiet), the river was across the street and visible from the porch and room, the street had little traffic and the park was quiet. Parking was right outside the unit. The porch had two comfy chairs with ottomans and a table, perfect for relaxing in the evening air and listening to the nearby river (the frogs and crickets even start up at night). The room was very clean and I did not hesitate to walk around barefoot. The bed actually seemed like a real king sized bed (I swear they downsize them elsewhere) and the mattress was quite comfortable. There were two chairs by the window in the main room and two chairs at a small dining room table in the kitchen. The air conditioning worked wonderfully, which was great since it was 104 degrees outside. The bathroom was clean and comfortably furnished with plenty of towels. No problem getting hot water in the shower and the temperature stayed consistent. Overall, I could not have been more pleased. The grounds are very lovely offering grassy areas and even a small park with BBQs and picnic tables for guests. The Kernville Park along the river is right across the street. The Kernville Inn is conveniently located right in downtown Kernville. Cheryl's Diner is right next door and you can (and should) walk over to the Kern Valley Museum. We will definitely return!
#169 has good views of the park and river, is an end unit, and has a nice porch.
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