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Sierra Gateway Cottages

13512 Sierra Way 325 & 320 James Road, Kernville, CA 93238-9700
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#2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Kernville
Sierra Gateway Cottages are located in Kernville CA, gateway to the High Sierras and the popular "Trail of a Hundred Giants."Located near the Kern River and Lake Isabella, we offer one and two bedroom cottage rentals with kitchens. All of our rentals are separate from one another and have private patios and propane grills. Centrally located within Kernville and within walking distance to the river and many popular restaurants and stores, the cottages are an exceptional choice for family reunions, weddings, retreats or a family vacation destination home away from home! Hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, canoeing, snow shoeing, skiing, wake boards, paddle boards and much more. We also offer up discounted rates mid-week for those working here in the Kern River Valley. Per diem rates accepted Monday thru Thursday night. Subject to availability.
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shelngav wrote a review Jan 2020
Bakersfield, California82 contributions76 helpful votes
We have stayed twice before at Sierra Gateway Cottages and love the homeyness of the cottages and how close they are to stores and restaurants, as well as the river. They each have a kitchen that is mostly stocked, but to be safe you might want to bring somethings yourself if they are not the very basics. They leave a gallon of bottled water in the fridge for you and came ahead of time to turn on the heater. The only drawback to the Sequoia cottage is that there isn't a true oven, only a counter convection oven. I can't remember if the other cottages have an oven or not. There isn't any shampoo or conditioner, so be sure to bring some. I also let the owners know that hair dryers would be nice since I didn't bring mine because places usually have them, and that the couch really needed a good cleaning. I was assured they would take care of both of those things. Otherwise, the place is very clean and comfortable. We brought our own soap and shampoo. There were plenty of towels and though the bathroom is small, it is sufficient. The wall heater in the living room down the hall actually kept the bedroom warm as well, as this was January. There is an evaporative cooler for the summer. The couch and bed were comfy. They have wifi and a flat screen tv with cable. Pets are welcome, which is very nice. Out in front of the cottages on the porch there are padded benches to sit on and relax. They have a gas BBQ for each unit and with a store across the street and next door, it is convenient if you need to grab anything. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage. The price is great for this little gem. But be sure to book in advance as they are always full when there are events in town and fill up fast. It is a great go to for us when we want to get out of Bakersfield and still feel like we are on vacation far away.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: I think I like the Sierra the best, but they are all good cottages.
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Response from Riverbuddies, Manager at Sierra Gateway Cottages
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us once again! I truly appreciate the time you took to give us a review and your suggestions. My goal is to continually improve the cottages in hopes that each time you visit is better than the last :)
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MariB wrote a review Sep 2019
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We traveled up to Kernville with our 3 grown kids Labor Day Weekend to boat with friends. We had no idea what to expect regarding our accommodations. Our cabin "The Lakehouse" was centrally located in town. We were able to walk everywhere. The grocery store was next door so picking up groceries was very easy. There were 2 bedrooms and a small alcove off the living room with a bed. The cabin was clean & well equipped. The only complaint was both bedroom beds were too soft making sleeping difficult. The cabin stayed cool in the 105 degree weather. It was lovely enjoying coffee in the morning under the large shady tree & fun to BBQ and relax on the back deck. We had guests over and there was ample outdoor seating for all. Thank you Jenny for your prompt communication. It was always helpful to have answers for on the spot questions from this tough crowd.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Escape34328903565, Manager at Sierra Gateway Cottages
Responded Sep 5, 2019
Thank you for your feedback! You were wonderful guests. We so appreciate your staying with us.
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David C wrote a review Apr 2019
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Another wonderful stay in this cottage that has become so special to our family. Great location, piece and quiet and access to all local activiyires.Thanks for making everything so enjoyable and easy.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Escape34328903565, Manager at Sierra Gateway Cottages
Responded May 10, 2019
It was a pleasure to have you! Thank you for your kind words. Feeling very thankful that the cottage is a special place to your family! We look forward to your next visit :)
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siddsloth wrote a review May 2018
Oxnard, California9 contributions1 helpful vote
I rented the Bunkhouse in April and was very pleasantly surprised. It was MUCH larger than I imagined. The kitchen was well equipped and the yard and BBQ area are perfect for an outdoor meal. The location is absolutely perfect, right next to the market and stumbling distance from the brewery. The owner is wonderful to work with and a fantastic person. I had a family emergency and had to go back to the area on Memorial Day weekend and even though she didn't have a cabin available for me she was able to help me find another pet friendly place in the area and saved the day. I'll be back for many years.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The Bunkhouse is perfect for bringing your dog! great yard and quiet location
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Response from Escape34328903565, Manager at Sierra Gateway Cottages
Responded May 30, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to having you return. Carla
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Pete B wrote a review May 2016
Benicia, California87 contributions9 helpful votes
The cottage was spacious, clean and well maintained. Easy walking distance from restaurants and shopping. Right off highway so easy access. Would stay there again. Front porch was nice to sit on any time of day. In back was a grill. Kitchen was simple with stovetop and a countertop convection oven
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
United StatesCaliforniaKernville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sierra Gateway Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Sierra Gateway Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Kern Valley Museum (0.5 miles), Riverside Park (0.5 miles), and Kernville Saloon (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sierra Gateway Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business center.
Is parking available at Sierra Gateway Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sierra Gateway Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kern River Brewing Company, Cracked Egg Cafe, and Cheryl's Diner.
Is Sierra Gateway Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kernville.
Are pets allowed at Sierra Gateway Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.