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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Even though the lodge is located next to the river, the accommodations were less than adequate. The room had no blankets on the bed; the toilet broke (we had to manually flush the toilet; the floor had a hole in it under the carpet; the television is from the 90's; the lamps didn't work right; the remote control stuck and...

1Thank Ronda A
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This inn was very comfortable. Old style. But the bed was good and the place was clean. Right next to the river and eateries. A great stopover for a couple if relaxing days. Wifi good. Quiet as well. Showers and other amenities great.

Thank Georrgeo
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I have stayed here many times throughout the past 6 years. We love the family that owns it, they are truly some amazing people. This has become our "go to" spot when we are in need of some R & R and we are never disappointed. The rooms are clean and quaint. The beds are so comfortable...

Thank Meggy1228
Palmdale, CA
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

My sister-in-law and I planned a weekend of hiking in Kernville. I had reserved a room at The Riverview Lodge 6 months in advance. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and were shown to our room by John. When we got inside John immediately noticed that there was an empty beer bottle and water bottle on top of the microwave,...

Thank bikmoma
southern california
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We really like staying at rustic style places. This fit the bill exactly. They also allow pets a plus for us. Has a porch with chairs looking out to the Kern River. I was up and on the porch at 6:00 am reading, drinking coffee and watching the ducks, birds and river. The room was great. The only thing needed...

1Thank mamagoose7579
Downey, California
Reviewed 17 October 2014

My wife and I go Every year to Kernville for Whiskey Flats Days, Ive been going every year since 1961. what a blast The Riverview is Right on the River right in town the hotel is very nostalgic allot of the old western stars have stayed while up there for movie shoots. The call every year to ensure our booking...

1Thank jeffvalle
Holbrook, Arizona
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I wish i could give a better review. John, the owner was very personable. Unfortunately, that didn't make up for the fact that the outside patio and chairs is disgusting. Empty case of beer bottle still sitting next to garbage can on patio where you sit.we stayed 2 nights and they were there when we got there and still there...

Thank Diane S
Bemidji, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 August 2014

booked room a few months out- really charming- older- no fancy ammenities. Rooms were just about $130 a night. It is right by the river if you want to swim or fish. No phones in the rooms. if you need another towel, you must walk to the front desk to ask for one. They have a mini fridge and microwave...

1Thank noshoesnoshirt
los angeles
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I really, really, really wish these guys did not charge $130 a night in Kern! If only they had charged around $70, we could have left an amazing review. Would I come back? Yeah, I would - but I certainly would look around - like at the Sequoia Lodge. River View had a nice location right on the river, but,...

2Thank jasndom
foolforfish, Owner at River View Lodge, responded to this review

Jasndom, Thank you for your review. We work hard to give the best experience we can. The T.V. does 67 cable channels but can be confusing to use due to us having to use digital boxes form the cable company. This will be eliminated soon as we are in the process of installing digital ready flat screens in all the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This property has potential but has become a little rundown. The chairs on the porch are overly worn. There was dust behind the bed so the rooms need to be more thoroughly cleaned. All of that said, it is a charming place located conveniently in the heart of downtown Kernville. The bed was comfortable as was the couch in our...

2Thank CacheOn

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River View Lodge is from "Old Kernvile" with our new little modern touches it is almost perfect. Most of our rooms are approx. 125 Feet from river. Most rooms have river views, but all have the lovely sounds of the river. With some new help, and new sheets, quilts, restored bathrooms and towels the lodge is shinning more and more everyday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River View Lodge

Address: 2 Sirretta St., Off Kernville Rd., Kernville, CA 93238
Region: United States > California > Kernville
Price Range: ₹ 6,087 - ₹ 8,836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask for a room along the river so you can hear the river at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Dawg1938, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If you like to BBQ ask for the room with the deck & BBQ. Want a Jacuzzi, they have a room with one of those too.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandipatti, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 10 is on the backside and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles rondaa541, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“It is a basic Mitel style room, but it was really comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Georrgeo, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Call very early the rooms go fast and do get more expensive the later you wait dress for both cold and warm weather in 1 day got Drizzle then snow then 79 degrees!!”
 of 5 bubbles jeffvalle, 17 Oct 2014 | Read review
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