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“Big Surprise”
Review of The Kern Lodge

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The Kern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Big Surprise”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a house for a very good price. The children had their own room and bathroom, even though they only used the nice surprising shower an whirlpool bath. We were looking for a place to stay near Sequoia. Driving across Death Valley after leaving Las Vegas had worn us out and we needed a place to stay and have dinner. Most of the online booking programs were not returning a favorable result. When we found this place it was a big surprise. Next door is the brewery, where you can find excellant beers and meals. Wishes do come true!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Keith,
Thank you for your review. Most of my business comes from people like yourself, who look to Tripadvisor and other Review engines for recommendations on where to stay. It is because of your wonderful review, that more people are finding me. Thank you. Sue
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La Mirada, California
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Thank you so much for giving us the a wedding anniversary that we will never forget. I couldnt ask for a better vacation. We will be returning every year for our anniversary. 3 months later and we are still talking about it like it was last weekend.

Room Tip: Room 401 2was breathtaking. The most beautiful cabin we have ever stayed in.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, California
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We had a wonderful stay. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed in room 302, 2 bedroom unit. The Unit was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The lodge is centrally located to restaurants and the downtown as well as all the rafting companies. We will for sure go back to The Kern Lodge!
We loved the visits from Rocky (the dog).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Waddell, Arizona
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I love this place. We had a wonderful stay and I just adore this place. Loved the evening visits from Rocky (on site security dog). Very clean, quiet and a great value for your money. Walking distance from the grocery store, bars, and restaurants.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 116 - it is an end unit with more windows!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado, Usa
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Kern Lodge is a unique place to stay. We did a "short notice" booking while en route to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park area. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating. Various room styles in several different buildings. Some are multi room "suite" style. All are furnished to make you feel you are visiting a home and not a commercial motel or inn. Very comfortable and clean. Brewpub next door is an excellent choice for an informal meal (not fancy).

Room Tip: Ask owner to describe room when booking or look at on-line descriptions.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our group of 3 travelling on motor cycles found the Kern Lodge a delightful place to stay the night. We stayed in the 2 bedroom luxury house and enjoyed a beer on our balcony from the brewery next door. Very friendly hosts. Highly recommend. Two Aussies & a local.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night. Continued to 100 giants then. Kernville is nice small community. Do a bbq by the river. Rooms are a bit old fashioned. Do not expect much. It was clean though. Pool not heated...quite cold. Had dinner in nearby bbq place. Not good at all.

  • Stayed May 2013
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KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern Lodge, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Hello and thank you for your review. The Lodge was built in 1955 so some items in the rooms remain "old fashion" because of the original building. But we try to provide extras with microwaves and coffee servers in each room, as well as our Park complete with BBQs and a fire pit. As for the BBQ restaurant, I try not to send anyone to this place as we have received numerous complaints about it. If you come to Kernville again, please ask for the recommendations of where to eat, as we have a binder in all rooms with recommendations and full menus for your perusal. Hope to see you again soon. Sue
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Property: The Kern Lodge
Address: 67 Valley View Dr, Kernville, CA 93238-9724
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Location: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kern Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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