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“Annual Family Jaunt” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kern River Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Kern River Inn Bed and Breakfast
119 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Kernville B&B and Inns
Ontario, California
1 review
“Annual Family Jaunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Just returned from our 8th annual family jaunt to this wonderful B&B. We always receive a warm greeting from Virginia and her pets. The B&B is attractive and welcoming. The rooms are tastefully decorated and cozy. The B&B is conveniently located across the street from Riverside Park and the Kern River. It is nice to hear the sounds of the rushing Kern River through an open window in your room or while sitting on the porch enjoying the scenery. Breakfast is out of this world and the afternnon cookies/brownies are always a treat. See you again next year Virginia, Bella, Poppy and Max.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed our time at the Kern River Inn. Virginia was helpful and chatty and recommended a couple of restaurants and a great local bar for us. The area is simply stunning, the river is right outside and mountains all around with walks a short distance away. Would recommend for a relaxing stay.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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boston ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

Location, location ! right across from the Kern River, restaurants within walking distance. We had a downstairs room which was comfortable and well equipped with everything you could think of , including a terry robe for post shower ! We were greeted with tea and fresh baked brownies and the breakfast was delicious. Very comfortable highly recommend !

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wofford Heights, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

A couple friends and I reserved a night and dinner and I have to say, it was one of the best ideas we have had in a long time... what fun. the hostess was wonderful and the food perfect... the room was amazing... and I am fussy! Clean, comfortable,cozy and fresh. I loved all the details and the home touches.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rock Springs, Wyoming
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

Traveling across country, and we were looking for a restful break after camping at Arches and Zion en route to Yosemite. Googled B&B's at midway point (Kernville) and read wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor about Virginia, her Inn, and her hospitality so we made a reservation. Prior to arriving, we called to tell her we would be arriving around 8:30pm and simply as a courtesy, we asked how late was too late and her reply was...."after 11:00 is just rude". We thought this was an odd comment, but found this to be the theme for the two days we spent there. When we arrived, our car was parked out front on the street, since she never told us there was a lot out back. We discovered this on our own. She showed us in general where things were in the house and made it a point to tell us how tired she was because she had been up since 5:00am and was going to bed. We asked what time breakfast was and she said she served breakfast at 8:00. She said after 9:30 was "pushing it" and inconvenient for her. We got up at 8:30 for breakfast and there was only one other couple sitting at the table. She said since we got up early it would be about 15 minutes. We looked at each other puzzled, thinking we were making it easier for her. Every time we approached her she would ask "What can I do for you?" in a hostile manner. The next day we asked if she could recommend any hiking or local sites/scenery to see and she replied "Not really. I have very short apron strings, so I don't get out much". Taken back by this reply, we decided to try to stay out her way since whenever we asked a question, or tried to make pleasant conversation, she seemed to be annoyed. Maybe there were some personal problems in her life at this time, but we would not stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reigate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

Freshly baked cakes most days, along with English tea for Brits!
Good advice on restaurants.
Great breakfasts.
A perfect base for some whitewater rafting (walking distance).
A great change from a sequence of hotels.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

Virgina has a cozy house just in front of the river and our stay was so relaxing (we needed it after a long drive to her place). The host gives you a lot of advice about your trip and our bedroom was just lovely. We would like to go back there in order to enjoy a rafting experience because we didn't have enough time to do it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kern River Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 119 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
Location: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kernville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In downtown Kernville, The Kern River Inn is directly across from the Kern River and a river side county park. There are 5 guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, some with fireplaces. Owner (and dog and cat) lives on premises. Multi-course country style breakfast is included. Cookies and fruit basket always available. Please let us know if you have dietary preferences, so that we may accommodate your needs. Private parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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