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.
- 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:
- Kern River Hotel Kernville
- Kern River Inn b&b