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The Kern Lodge

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67 Valley View Dr, Kernville, CA 93238-9724
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LA Area
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location (right next to Kern River Brewing Company), bit of Christian symbolism around (I personally don't care, but if you do one way or the other it should factor into you decision,) clean rooms at a far price. The Cabin was especially nice.

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Thank EvanDicker
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. The owner is a devote Catholic and has no trouble expressing it in positive ways around the property. It certainly isn't meant to offend or to make anyone uncomfortable; every year, we welcome guests from all over the world, of all different cultures and religions. It isn't required that anyone be religious to work... More 

Castaic, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucy greeted us when we first arrived with a huge smile and suggestions for places to eat. Our room was very spacious with mini fridge and microwave, memory foam bed, air conditioned and large screen TV. With a salt pool, pool table, mini library and game room plus giant checker and chess sets outside there is plenty of relaxation after... More 

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Thank Debbie S
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. All of our rooms come with the amenities mentioned (if not in the full-sized variety, depending on the room type). So many guests stay with us during their rafting trips that we do our best to maintain a relaxing atmosphere near the heart of Kernville. You certainly know our Lodge well, the only thing... More 

Lake Isabella, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend this friendly, hospitable, and charming family owned lodge with lots of local mountain personality...and location, location, location! Salt water pool. Air conditioned rooms with wi-fi (a little slow - but works great). BBQ area with picnic tables and comfortable chairs. Excellent location within walking distance to historic and old-west-style Kernville town center, Kern River, river park, restaurants/bars,... More 

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Thank Michele D
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. What you wrote is quite impressive as it gives detailed information on not one room, but two! And you're absolutely right; our lodge may not be perfect, but that's part of its charm. We've focused so much time, love, and attention to maintaining the rustic 1955 feel while upgrading into the 21st century! We're... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

When planning this tour of the USA I was struck by the positive reviews of this accommodation, though reading back I should have paid more attention to a previous reviewer who had had "bungalow" 108. As this was the room assigned to us. It isn't a bungalow just the back room of the office building, adjacent to the laundry for... More 

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Thank Spwells2002
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review. I find it very interesting that instead of contacting the front desk to exchange your concerns, possibly be upgraded to another room (at no cost to you), or having your stay discounted, you chose to go to TripAdvisor to complain. If a guest doesn't tell us something is wrong, we cannot possibly know.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night on our way to Yosemite. After a long drive through vast desert, we were happy to land in such a cute town. The Kern Lodge was quaint and campy--perfect for the vacation feel we wanted. The room was great with a kitchenette and nice bathroom, and the beds were comfortable. The pool and fire pit area... More 

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Thank Laura W
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! We're very blessed to be in Kernville every day, and hearing that the location brings the same joy to travelers just reminds us of how wonderful every day is. It encourages us to continually make improvements to our property and harness goodwill with our neighboring businesses. We hope that any future stays with us... More 

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I loved the rustic accommodations! The cabins were lovely with some dated furniture that was fitting for the atmosphere. Everything was up or down the street - the local market, brewery, pizzeria and main square were all within walking distance. I'll definitely stay here again when visiting Kernville!

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1 Thank Wesley C
KernLodgeSue, Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! Our lodge has been open since 1955 and we've worked hard to both maintain and upgrade into the 21st century with pride! We're very fortunate to have a location close to everything you mentioned, so any time you have the urge to come back and visit Kernville, we'll be right here and waiting to... More 

Canada
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120 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We arrived from the Tusayan (South Rim, Grand Canyon) by car and were very tired after this very long drive. The desk person just looked at us and said " Boy, you look exhausted" and gave us a free upgrade to a larger suite that would better accommodate our party of four. Our whole stay was terrific. The rooms were... More 

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1 Thank SteveKinNS
KernLodgeSue, Front Office Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! We do what we can to make our guest's stay the best it can be. When we can, we upgrade out of courtesy, and we're happy to hear it was a great experience for you! Next time you stay with us, be sure to check out the BBQ Park Area and the giant outdoor... More 

Huntington Beach, CA
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Any way you look at it, the Kern Lodge is a gem in the heart of Kernville, CA. Great prices, rustic charm and many thoughtful amenities make your stay a home away from home. From the coffee pot to the microwave and refrigerator in each room....the Kern Lodge offers all that you may need for your stay. Bring your own... More 

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Thank armstrongvk12
KernLodgeSue, Public Relations Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review! I just wanted to let you know that The Kern Lodge actually provides the wood for the FirePit! There is a pile of wood located in the Park Area near the shed. Perhaps we need to make this more visible... I'll see what we can do so that there is no confusion for future... More 

Lake Elsinore, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great clean room w/ a kitchenette! We only stayed one night. We went up to Kern for MTBing & KRBC. Small difficulties operating the TV. Staff friendly all around. Left an item in room, shipped item back to me. Stumbling distance from KRBC. 👍👍

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Thank TD95176
KernLodgeSue, Public Relations Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review! Our area is wonderful for all kinda of activities, whether it be next door at the Kern River Brewery, or out mountain biking as you experienced. We're so glad you had a good time! Our TVs can be a bit tricky if you're unfamiliar with their operating system; however, there is always a staff... More 

Lake Isabella, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The Kern Lodge provided a home a way from home during our stay in Kernville. It was charming and beautiful! It exceeded our expectations. It was very difficult going back home. I will definitely be back!

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1 Thank Lily M
KernLodgeSue, Public Relations Manager at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, we're so happy to hear you had a great time with us at The Kern Lodge! Ironically, we have a Duplex called "Home Sweet Home"! This just confirms we were in the ballpark with the name! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, we hope to see you when you stop by Kernville again! Thank You,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kern Lodge is located in the heart of Kernville, just minutes from the wild and scenic Kern River! We have a Pool, a Park w/BBQs and Fire Pit, a Game Room and a giant outdoor set of Chess & Checkers! Our rooms range from a single queen, all the way to a master suite! Check out website for full details! All rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kern Lodge

Address: 67 Valley View Dr, Kernville, CA 93238-9724
Location: United States > California > Kernville
Price Range: $103 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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