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Whispering Pines Lodge

13745 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238-9746
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#3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kernville

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)
Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
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Barry T wrote a review Mar 2021
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Stayed on 2/27. The TV did not work. The sink in the bathroom leaked, we had to put towels down. The towels were shredded and filthy. The shower curtain was filthy. We left a note upon checkout and no one cared to call. I called the office today, 3/16 and spoke to a person who said they were a manager (did not give a name). I explained all the issues and asked to be reasonably accommodated. They refused. I let them know that I would post a review with photos and they did not seem to care. I told them I would also let the Kern County Health dept. be aware of the issues we experienced since they are health related. They did not care.
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Date of stay: February 2021
KeithandAlison wrote a review Jun 2020
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We stayed in room 107 which overlooked the river. The location was perfect because you could walk down to the river or less than a 5 minute walk up the hill to a few restuarnts and a brewery. The price was on the high side around $250 so our expectations were high. At first glance upon arrival the lodge was very cozy and had a lot of charm. Once we entered the room we were slightly disapointed because the room was a little tired and outdated. Positives: - Comfortable bed - Balconey overlooking the river with a spectacular view - Coffe pot - Mini Fridge - Air Conditioning worked well - Cable TV - Friendly staff - Perfect location Negatives: - No hot watter in the shower but plenty hot from the sink - No serperate door for the toliet - Outdated decor - No breakfast that we knew of (might be because of COVID) - A few mice and ants on the balconey in the evening - Coffee was not very good (weak like drinking tea) - Price versus value
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Date of stay: June 2020
Early B wrote a review Nov 2019
Ramona, California259 contributions54 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: October 2019
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Scott wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: May 2019
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gandajobo wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions13 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for river view and top floor
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$212 - $278 (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.