The original owner/builder W.B. Kinslow, hand crafted and completed the Kern River Cabin in 1975 in the planned residential development area known as the Frontier Trail Association. This association was one of the first in the Kern River Valley that made it their priority to keep a balance in sustaining the natural surroundings with growth. Overlooking the quaint town of Kernville and the mighty Kern River, views from the Kern River Cabin are one of the most spectacular in Kernville.
The Kern River Cabin was initially named the Kernville Rustic Vacation Cabin. We have kept the “A-frame” cabin in a rustic theme in order to connect guests to the natural beauty and history of Kernville.
Lodging Style and Amenities
The cabin occupies 5 acres, with plenty of parking.The ground floor of the cabin has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a modern electric kitchen, in-room electric heating and a wood burning stove in the living/dining area. The loft above the bedrooms has a separated area that resembles a separate bedroom. There are 3 queens and 4 doubles (sleeps 14). We provide all the linen. Three swamp coolers cool the cabin very nicely and the large fan circulates air from the loft to push the cool air all around the cabin.
Table, benches, chairs and a hanging bench in the front yard invite guests to enjoy the picturesque view of mountains framing downtown Kernville as you roast marshmallows on the outdoor wood burning stove or use the propane grill to cook up some steaks. If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of the Wild and Scenic Kern River from our vista.
During the evening, the upstairs outdoor balcony provides a perfect out-door star gazing porch for counting shooting stars or studying the constellations. In fact, during the summer many guests sleep outdoors under the stars.
Breakfast Style Served
Breakfast Not Included
Since there is so much to do in the Kern Valley we are open year-round.
Additional Services and Amentities Available
Kernville was voted one of "America's of the best 50 Outdoor Sports Town," in March 2000 by Jon Bowermaster, Sports Afield Magazine as reported by the Kern Valley Sun. The Kern Valley has it all; fly fishing the Kern River, bait fishing the lake, mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, biking, birding, walking or viewing wild flowers to name a few. Just 50 minutes north on Sierra Highway, guests can experience a rogue grove of majestic giant Sequoias at the Trail of a Hundred Giants.
From the Northern California Coastal Route: Route 155 east is a scenic 2 lane country road. Approximately 70 minutes from I-5 or 99 to Burlando Rd (155). Hwy 178 east is a 2 lane scenic road following the Kern River. Approximately 60 minutes from I-5 or 99 to Burlando Rd (155). After you pass the Kernville Golf Course, stay on the left side of the road by the gas station and you will be on Burlando Road, follow to Rogers Road.
From the Southern California Coastal Route: From I-5 or 99 take Hwy 178 east a 2 lane scenic road following the Kern River. Approximately 60 minutes from I-5 or 99 to Burlando Rd (155). After you pass the Kernville Golf Course, stay on the left side of the road by the gas station and you will be on Burlando Road, follow to Rogers Road. From I-5 or 99, take 58 east to 14 north to 178 west. Approximate time 90 minutes. 58 is a 4 lane freeway through some rolling hills. 14 is a partial four lane freeway that goes past the Red Rock Canyon Park. (Northern Route of the lake) Turn right (west on 178 and take Sierra Way, (a big sign pointing towards Kernville) through the mountains. When you arrive in front of the Chamber of Commerce building, turn right (west) on Kernville Road. Go over the bridge to downtown Kernville. Continue west to Burlando Road. Turn right (north) to Rogers Road. (Southern Route of the lake) Stay on 178 to Burlando Road (155) and turn right (north) to Rogers Road.
From the Southern California Inland Route: Take 395 to either 58 west (left) or 178 west (left) and follow above directions to 58 or 178. From the Northern California Inland Route: Take 14 or 395 south to 178 west (right) and follow above directions of 58 or 178.
The cabin was designed with the natural surroundings in mind, so that both cabin and nature complement one another. Eco-friendly gardening tactics, such as the use of water wise plants have been implemented on the property so as not to take away from the beautiful natural surroundings.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
We are a “mom-pop” operation, treating our guests as we would like to be treated. We require that the guests respect the quiet peaceful setting of nature and the surrounding area.
Pet Friendly Notes
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