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“What a Wonderful Place” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Wofford Heights, California
1 review
“What a Wonderful Place”
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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Rock Springs, Wyoming
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 hotel reviews
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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LA
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159 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We spent our wedding anniversary here and we simply loved the place. The rooms are so well decorated and equipped with contrasting furniture. Virginia is a great host and such a wealth of knowledge of where to go and what to see. The breakfast won't disappoint you. There is a large shared fridge where you can store drinks and get ice for the day ahead. There are also bottles of water available for a small donation. The location is perfect for the town and nearby restaurants. We took a kayak with us and paddled in the Lake in the morning - the afternoon the wind can get up and there are a few waves. We loved this place so much we already are planning on coming back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

My husband and I came to Kernville to windsurf on Lake Isabella. I had one experience here years ago, when I stayed at a dingy local motel and swore I'd never come back. I am pleased to say that we have now found a place I look forward to visiting again. Our hostess is friendly and full of good advice about places to go and things to do; she also makes a fabulous breakfast. The rooms are very clean and extremely comfortable, and the (private) bathrooms are stocked with high-quality bath products and nice towels. The house is located directly across the street from the Kern River, so it's a bit of a zoo on weekends (there is private parking around back, fortunately), but you can't beat the scenery and the peaceful atmosphere once the crowds go home for the evening. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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west hills, ca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

this gem of a bed and breakfast is one of the loveliest i have ever stayed in. there is nothing pretentious about it, but most definitely the best part of our stay was miss virginia, the innkeeper. she is the most gracious hostess i have ever encountered in a and b, and her guests are made to feel like family. The most amazing part of the stay is her breakfast---very few can hold a candle to her scrumptious egg dishes! the rooms are well appointed with everything that one may need, complete with a fireplace too! we have stayed in other places in kernville, and all of them are a pale comparison to the kern river inn!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kernville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thanks to everyone who has stayed with us over the last 12 years. We are closing on November 30, 2014. The Inn will be a private home for a large family. May you all have lovely travel experiences. You will be remembered for your travel stories and your kindness to me and to our pets. All the best wishes. ... more   less 
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