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Kern River Inn Bed and Breakfast
119 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 4 Kernville B&B and Inns
Braintree, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
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“cleanest place we have ever stayed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

What a refreshing change. The only night of our holiday not spent in a hotel/lodge. It was charming to be greeted by the owner into her home. The building was right on the river with a great view from the porch. It was very easy to find, and parking just outside.

The owner does have a cat and dogs so be prepared for them to greet you too. The cat spent most of the day and evening in our room and sleeping on the bed which was lovely. The room was large and very well decorated. Bathroom was large with the softest towels ever! Everything in the room was spotless, and every extra was there. Breakfast was excellent.

If we could think one improvement, suggest flat screen TVs and DVD players as she still had VCR's!!!! Although we were very grateful for the video collection.

The owner had local restaurant menus in the living room, and made an excellent recommendation for dinner, although her directions weren't great!

Overall a lovely place we would like to revisit.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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53 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The B&B is a quaint two story timber house situated in the small village of Kernville, in a quiet street overlooking the Kern River. It has 5 ensuite bedrooms to choose from, all of similar quality. The rooms are nicely furnished with high quality bed linen. The ensuites are on the small side but that is not a serious criticism. Our room, costing A$154 per night, including a breakfast of fruit, muffins, quiche etc, had an open fireplace and views across the street to the river. B&B owner, Virginia and her two dogs and cat, make guests feel very welcome. The B&B does not have a restaurant but there are a number of choices in the village within walking distance. We had an enjoyable pasta and a red on the front terrace at "That's Italian".

  • Stayed May 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011 via mobile

We found this beautifull b&b in TripAdvizor, and it was as lovely as spring blossom. Every room has its own charming design, rooms are very clean, with all the stuf we needed, Virginia helped us with everything, even made special breakfast to fit my diet!
She recommended us about trip routes and was very kind .thanks!

  • 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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Ontario, California
1 review
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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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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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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