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Aliso Viejo, California
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to the Kern to go rafting. It was so nice to not have to set up a tent and have our comfy accommodations. I was a little concerned that the extra room keys seemed so accessible in the general store.

Thank PamelaOfTheSailors
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This review is more about the eats than the sleeps. This is an excellent steak house on the Kern River about 30 minutes north of Kernville. Call ahead for reservations and to insure their open. Seems their open only on the weekends. The proportions are huge and can easily be split between two people, especially with the awesome home made... More 

Thank kennybeal
Santa Clarita, California
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156 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

On a recent trip to the kern river we stopped in at McNally's Lodge and Restaurant. The service was very nice. The food plentiful however my ribeye was a touch over seasoned and a touch underdone but very good never the less. A little pricey but affordable.

Thank thibbs1955
Malibu, CA
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109 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A couple of friends and I had dinner here on the banks of the Kern River. A real old school place with a rustic feel. A nice full bar and pleasant staff. The filet with butterfly shrimp was excellent. Also good drinks and ok wine list. It is fun to have great food in a very out of the way... More 

1 Thank JimboMalibu_CA
Oceanside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a fifth wheel trailer and was very comfortable. The air conditioner was great and bed comfortable. We ate twice at Mcnallys and food and service was very good. They had a well stocked bar for drinks. Most of the little things we needed, were flund at the store. We plan to go back.

2 Thank cherylgonzalez
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here before moving on to see the Big Trees. Just to shower and rest up after a long day's drive. We stayed in the "cabin" not the camper. I have seen negative things about the campers on here, but the cabin is only a little more expensive and quite luxurious, lol relatively speaking. It had plenty of room... More 

2 Thank LovesSunflowers
Lewistown, Montana
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156 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

You're not there for the room, you are there for the surroundings! A fantastic steak house next door, a walkway bridge that crosses the beautiful Kern River, a patio to sit and sip your cocktail, and views of majestic mountains & tall trees. The room compares to a two star hotel, like Motel 6, but the quiet & beauty of... More 

1 Thank Nancy P
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69 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed here because all the motels in Kernville were full. McNally's did not have a motel room available but had a small travel trailer. Trailer was clean but old and cramped. It cooled off at night and we needed heat, but the heater once we found it, did not have any instructions on how to start it. Consequently did... More 

1 Thank ok3
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

McNally's Fairview Lodge is located 15 miles North of the city of Kernville on the Kern River. We only spent the night but our cabin was accommodating and comfortable. We stayed on a Saturday night and it was a quiet, beautiful, star filled evening. We got a great night's sleep too. The Kern River is but a few steps behind... More 

2 Thank Trip4Ed
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

This place is very very special. First off the restaurant can cook a steak as well as Ruth Chris, it's amazing how good it is in the middle of nowhere. If you're here and you don't have a steak you are totally missing out. Second, if you're in this country you're probably a camper, hunter, or fisherman who loves a... More 

3 Thank dkl_maui

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Additional Information about Johnny McNally's Lodge

Address: Kern River Highway, Kernville, CA 93238
Region: United States > California > Kernville
Number of rooms: 6
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“good rooms for tourist next to the majestic Kern River. Rafting and Fishing, or just lounging on the beach are good reason to stay hear.”
 of 5 bubbles kennybeal, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Quietest room is furthest from the steakhouse”
 of 5 bubbles NancyP776, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The cabin we had was self standing and could accomodate six people. Full kitchen, refrigerator & dinning table.”
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 of 5 bubbles Trip4Ed, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Get a cabin if you can (they are better than the trailers) and enjoy the wonderful hospitality!”
 of 5 bubbles dkl_maui, 20 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Stay anyplace but here.”
 of 5 bubbles RonShippensburg, 4 Jun 2012 | Read review
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