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Whispering Pines Lodge

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13745 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238-9746
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#3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kernville
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Whispering Pines Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Kernville, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Guest rooms offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a seating area, and Whispering Pines Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Kernville burritos restaurant such as El Rio Mexican Restaurant, which is a short distance from Whispering Pines Hotel. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Riverside Park. Enjoy your stay in Kernville!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Free internet
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Public wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Fishing
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Non-smoking hotel
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  • HOTEL CLASS
    3 stars
  • HOTEL STYLE
    Quaint, Great View
  • NUMBER OF ROOMS
    17
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Whispering Pines is an attractive setting in the trees several hundred feet above the Kern River immediately captures your attention, even when arriving at night. The first impression of Room 107 continued to impress. It appears to have been recently refreshed with new flooring, paint, ceiling sprinklers and more. It has dual sinks, a fireplace and a large balcony overlooking the river. As a person that has spent 100’s if not 1,000’s of nights in hotels, the first impressions were great. However by checkout time the list of minor and major irritations grew long enough to force me to do this review. I’ve deleted smaller items from a longer list, but patrons may need to know the following few. 1. The street sign partially burned out, making it very hard to find at night. 5. The HVAC unit has no obvious controls. Once you do find them, you have to lay on the floor, tucked between the unit and a table, with a flashlight, to find them. Lay on the floor. Really?!?! 8. The fireplace has no obvious controls. We couldn’t use it, and the left door is broken. 11. There were no Kleenex/tissues. This is far more serious than it might seem. 12. Two remotes were required to control the TV. It required much experimentation to make any progress. All functions could have, and should have, been programmed in one unit. Instructions are also needed. 15. It is still advertised as a B&B, but they no longer provide breakfast. There is nothing in walking distance, and the nearest nice restaurant wasn’t even open for breakfast. We reported all this in detail via email after the trip. Twice. Never got a response.
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I booked, I showed... and no one in the office. Tried calling and it rang... called the other number on the phone message and got voicemail. I was stranded, my friends were stranded at 6:30 pm and it was dark. Luckily after calling every single place, another spot had a cancelation and we had a roof over our head. Whispering Pines does not answer calls and says they will refund me but have not seen it yet and I have to keep calling. Be aware; don't get stranded.
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Maybe we had higher expectations because this place was $100 more a night than many other hotels/motels/cabins in the area. They don't even serve breakfast anymore. It used to be a Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in Room 115, which did not have a view of the river. It was barely big enough for 4 people (2 adults and 2 early-teens). The king bed was very firm - I woke up with sore shoulders sleeping on my side. There was only 1 remote control and 2 TVs, and it must have weak batteries because it didn't work very well. The fireplace didn't light up. It's a gas fireplace, but it wasn't igniting. Kinda scary that you can turn the timer on anyway. The worst part is that you can hear the normal walking and movement from the family staying in Room 116 upstairs. Unfortunately, they get up much earlier that we do. Not all bad - We were happy they had free Wifi and a gas BBQ grill on the common patio near the office. It has a lot of potential - nice looking pool with a view of the river and there are rooms closer to the river. It just doesn't seem to be a good value for families..
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The place was beautiful and very clean. Person running it was extremely nice and it would have been a great trip except the hot water did not work, and at 6am there was no one to call. Paying as much as we did and not having hot water was a problem. It is run by very nice and honest people. I wish i could rate it better, but the hot water was a big issue for someone who wanted to take a shower in morning.
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We rented a room for 2 nights in the middle of December. We were the only ones there. Kernville is not a popular destination at that time of the year. We paid around 250 a night and didn't get anything. No breakfast. An old TV. A bathtub that didn't work. The lady who owns it is nice and the place was clean but if I had to do it again I would look for something else. You could certainly find something for a much better price.
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$201 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whispering Pines Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Whispering Pines Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Kern Valley Museum (0.5 miles), Riverside Park (0.6 miles), and Kernville Saloon (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whispering Pines Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Whispering Pines Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Whispering Pines Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whispering Pines Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whispering Pines Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kern River Brewing Company, Cracked Egg Cafe, and Cheryl's Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whispering Pines Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Whispering Pines Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Kernville.