The Kern River Inn will close on Nov 30, 2014

Thanks to everyone who has stayed with us over the last 12 years. The Inn will become a private home for a large family. May you all have lovely travel experiences. You will be remembered for your travel stories and your kindness to me and all our pets. All the best wishes.

The Kern River Inn

Where California's Outdoor Lovers Love to Stay

Comfortable Rooms

Great place to relax after your day's adventure

Steps away from the Kern River

So close you could almost fish from the front porch

Enjoy a full breakfast

Get your energy level ready


Take a look at our Guest Rooms!

Big Blue

1 of 5

Named for the largest gold mine in the area, with a King Bed, Big Blue faces Southwest and features a spa shower in the private bathroom as well as a comfortable sitting area by the bay windows that overlook the Kern River.



2 of 5

Mature trees give Greenhorn a tree-house effect. This room features a King Bed and a spa shower in the private bathroom. The bay windows surround a comfortable sitting area that overlooks the mountains and the Kern River.



3 of 5

Named for the local Native American Indians, the Piute Room features a wood-burning rock fireplace and Queen Bed with a private bath. Decorated with authentic Indian weavings and artwork, Piute is located downstairs at the front of the house. Piute is wheelchair accessible and meets ADA requirements.


Whiskey Flat

4 of 5

Whiskey Flat, named after Kernville's original townsite, enjoys beautiful river views and has a unique rock fireplace. The room features a private bath with a Queen Bed.


White Water

5 of 5

WhiteWater faces the Kern River and features beautiful river views. A light and airy room with a private bath, and Queen Bed , Whitewater guests will enjoy a wood burning fireplace while listening to the sounds of the Kern River flowing by.



Here are some testimonials sent by our customers.

“This is a delightful 5 bedroom house overlooking the Kern River, which is just across the road as it cuts through the peaceful little town of Kernville. Owner / Innkeeper Virginia is charming and gracious, and has succeeded in creating an especially relaxing and homey atmosphere.”
LATimes Readers Recommend, August 2004
“The relaxing cozy rooms, the beautiful river in sight, quiet nights and an amazing breakfast make this the place I want to return to. Virginia is an amazing cook, with ideas for you to do while visiting. We met some very friendly and enjoyable people sharing the house too.”

Gracie T., Lancaster CA (
“We really enjoyed the warm hospitality in the Kern River Inn B&B, the room was pleasant and absolutely clean. Kernville is also a very nice town to just to do an evening stroll. Highly recommend this B&B.”

TjaRotterdam, September 2011 (
“We stayed here 3 times during 2006 and each visit was a delight. Virginia is a wonderful hostess and her breakfasts are splendid. We felt so at home during each visit and will definitely return in 2007. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the twilight listening to the river flowing right across the street.”
Guest, July 2006 (

Kern River Inn

Where California's Outdoor Lovers Love to Stay.

The Inn is in downtown Kernville along with shopping, historical museum and fine restaurants.


Where one can enjoy white water rafting & more!

The local area offers many seasonal annual events and year-round activities.