The Kern River Valley during spring wildflower season

The Area

Located just a few short hours north of Los Angeles is the quaint town of Kernville in the Kern River Valley. An area rich in Native American and Gold Rush history where you’ll find an outdoor enthusiast’s perfect getaway. An ideal place to escape the city and unwind in nature. Surrounded by stunning southern Sierra Nevada Mountain peaks and wilderness, Kernville is your home base for exploring miles of trails and waters. There’s bountiful opportunities for the hiker, fly fisher, rafter, kayaker, rock climber, mountain biker, birder and overall nature lover. Includes the convenience of restaurants, shops, markets, adventure outfitters and a world-class brewery. An all-around great place for friends and family to make lasting memories together.

About Us

Hi, we’re Carol and Rod. Rod is a native Californian and Carol hails from upstate NY. During many family summer trips to East Coast lakes & rivers, we realized how much we enjoyed this quieter type of travel. The search began to find our own little piece of the outdoors in the majestic, romantic West. We found it in the Southern Sierra. We first discovered Kernville through our interests in fly fishing & hiking. As many have before us, we soon became enamored with this river hideaway. Since then, we’ve sought to provide special places to stay that reflect our appreciation for local design, history and landscape while providing a comfy, well-appointed basecamp for those familiar with the area or newly discovering it.