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The Kern Lodge

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  • Excellent69%
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We had just finished a visit to the sequoia national forest and were looking for a place to stay. Rose at the front desk went the extra mile to help get us a room, offering to give us an amazing room if we could wait...More

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Response from KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern LodgeResponded 4 August 2015

Thank you for complimenting Rose. She is such a wonderful Manager - I believe that I wouldn't be able to run this place without her help. She always goes the extra mile for the guests and delivers it with a big smile. Next time we...More

Reviewed 9 July 2015

First off, I need to preface my review by mentioning that my husband has come to The Kern Lodge with his family since he was 8 years old so that's about 1957. TKL was built in 1955 with 14 rooms. I met my husband in...More

Thank Judy P
Response from KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern LodgeResponded 4 August 2015

Judy, thanks for the review! I remember you and your husband - I wanted to say goodbye in the morning, but you had already gone. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you don't wait another several years before you...More

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

It wasn't a luxury hotel but very fitting for the area. Rose who taking care of the reception ship area was a sweet and helpful woman. The rooms are rustic, spacious and clean. I would definitely stay here again. It has a pool, bbq area...More

Thank Joe F
Response from KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern LodgeResponded 4 August 2015

Thank you Joe for your review. I agree that we are not a luxury hotel, as Kernville is a Kick Back kind of place. The wood walls in all the rooms actually came from the Johnsondale Logging Company when they were producing Lumber. I have...More

Reviewed 16 June 2015

We stayed at the Kern Lodge Sunday night. We had driven about 5 hours to get our son to summer camp in the area, and it was too dark to drive back home through the winding canyon. We had no idea where to stay. We...More

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Response from KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern LodgeResponded 15 July 2015

Thank you for the great review! I remember you well. You and your husband looked so tired that I just wanted to make sure you had a quiet room with a comfy bed. Glad it was appreciated :) Please come see us again sometime when...More

Reviewed 13 June 2015

We called a few days before Memorial weekend not expecting to get a room but luckily they had one. We only live 1.5 hours away but it's nice getting away sometimes sans children in the lower mtns. The Kern Lodge was great, pleasant people, nice...More

Thank Joe A
Response from KernLodgeSue, Owner at The Kern LodgeResponded 15 July 2015

What a great review! Thank you. We try to get people from Ridgecrest to come more often to Kernville. So close and yet a world away. Having grown up in Ridgecrest and vacationed in the Kern River Valley most of my younger years, I can...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Outdoor pool
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US$114 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Price range
US$114 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Response from Jimmy M | Reviewed this property |
The whole staff is very friendly/accomodating. As for rooms, I'd recommend 111 (sequoia tree), 113 (Manzanita) or if you want some more space there is rooms 110 (kern river) or the 301(the duplex). Those are all options with... More
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"Manzanita was lovely, perfect for a family of four. There's lots of variety."
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