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 days before. He graciously looked the other way, and I hope he was able to rent the room out.
The whole vibe of the place just takes you back to a time long gone by. The building is about 100 years old. They used lots of logs, bark, and knotty pine to give this place an of-the-woods feel. They have some nice antiques positioned around the property, and there are large old, cottonwoods that add to the beauty of the property. It's rustic, no doubt, but very appropriate given you are in the Kern Valley, up in the Sierras, and next to a free-flowing BEAUTIFUL Kern River. Fishing is literally a few steps away from your door.
I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the showers were warm after a long day trekking through the valley. In the morning, there is a small but free continental B-Fast with coffee, cereal, fresh fruit (they keep this out all day long) and danishes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River View Lodge is from "Old Kernvile" with our new little modern touches it is almost perfect. Most of our rooms are approx. 125 Feet from river. Most rooms have river views, but all have the lovely sounds of the river. With some new help, and new sheets, quilts, restored bathrooms and towels the lodge is shinning more and more everyday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Hotel Kernville