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“Best place for quality and relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Kern Lodge

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The Kern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
Jersey Channel Islands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best place for quality and relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2009

We stayed at Kern Lodge for 2 nights in June and wished we could have stayed much longer. Hope to go back there someday, and have recommended the lodge to all our friends and family in the UK.

Steve and Chris

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Jersey Channel Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2009

We stayed at Kern Lodge in June for only 2 nights and wished we had planned our trip differently ,as we would have loved to have stayed longer.

The accommodation is excellent, with all amenities close by.

We have recommended this lodge to all our friends and family in the UK as many visit USA for vacations.

Hope to revisit in the future.

Steve and Chris

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2009

We loved this! We booked it for the nights before and after our rafting trips and weren't quite sure what to expect. Don't go in thinking you'll mistake it for a 5 star W hotel, but our rooms were comfortable, clean, cabin style decor with great amenities. There was a nice pool with plenty of lounge chairs and a grill and fire pit area with lots of picnic tables. We'll come back for more rafting, and I doubt we will stay anywhere else.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2009

I stayed at the Kern Lodge this weekend for a gathering with friends. I didn't expect much from a small motel in a small town. This place has definitely put a lot of money into upkeep and improvements and it shows. This is a very class place with very nice rooms. It will go beyond your expectations.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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San Deigo , ca.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2009

We have family in kernville and have stayed other places. This lodge is by far the best! I love the rustic, down home atmosphere. Most units have back patio's with a bbq. Mini fridges and microwaves. Perfect for happy hour after a long day at the river or a day of snow play on the plateu. The lodge is family ran. Some of our family had the room next to us. They had a small issue with a shower knob and called the front desk. It was acknowledged right away and a nice appalogy letter was left behind. The bedding was soft as were the towels. Maid service everyday. You can walk to everything! No riverview. But after seeing other places none of them really do. This is OUR "home away from home".

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Crestline, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2008

Two adults and a 7-year-old stayed in room 104. The room was okay, would have liked more space. Air conditioner was located in the kitchenette, so the kitchen was freezing and the room lukewarm in the 103 degree heat. However, that was the only logical choice to put the AC and keep the place looking quaint. The motel was well-run and had a lot of extra amenities, like a nice BBQ area, rockers outside of most rooms and king-sized checkers and chess games. We were there Sun-Wed the week before the Labor Day holiday and the property was pretty much EMPTY except for 3-4 other rooms. On check out day (check out time was 11:00) got a call in the room at 11:22 from "Britney" to ask if we were checking out soon. When we advised "5 minutes" she stated that if we weren't out by 11:30 she'd have to charge us extra. As stated above, there was virtually no one else staying at that point, and "Britney" could have looked out the office window to see us hurredly packing everything into the car and avoided what we thought was a very rude farewell. We do have to say the owner was very much more customer oriented than the office staff. "Murphy" the dog (owner's dog) was a hoot!

  • Liked — Owners seemed to have every detail in mind, considering the property was renovated and older.
  • Disliked — Front desk staff (except owner)
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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DP, CA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2008

My family and I just stayed and had a great time. The room was clean and large. The location made it simple to walk to several places to eat and play. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Liked — Cute cabin decor and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Foam Mattress
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Property: The Kern Lodge
Address: 67 Valley View Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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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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