River Willow Cabin

River Willow, our special 1950’s cabin on the beautiful Kern River. Located in the quaint neighborhood of Riverkern – just 3 miles from Kernville center. An idyllic setting perfect for couples or small groups. A 1 acre property with river access & fully fenced front yard. All surrounded by mountain views & lush native gardens. Enjoy the observation deck, soak in the cedar hot tub, or follow a sandy footpath to relax by the river. Continue the path to the private neighborhood Bubbles Beach for river swimming. The perfect, relaxed getaway to explore the southern Sierra.

  • Front Yard with tall privacy fence has Hammock, propane BBQ, Outdoor Dining, & Laundry Room
  • Main Floor has Full Kitchen, Living Room with Fireplace, Dining Area, Full Bathroom, & Loft Ladder
  • Main Bedroom has Queen Bed & Half Bathroom.  Attached Small Bedroom with Twin XL Bed
  • Loft has Full Bed & Twin Sofa Bed. No Bathroom in Loft.
  • Back Deck is gated. Beyond Back Deck to Hot Tub and Kern River is not gated.

River Access is right in the backyard! There’s a meandering, sandy footpath to the riverside loungers & dining table. Our private Willow Beach is just beyond. Walk the riverside footpath a few minutes to Bubbles Beach. The tranquil sandy beach has a gradual entry to the river with very little current – perfect for kids. River levels are seasonal & can change due to weather events. Please ask us about what to expect during your stay. Kern River Valley seasons are described here.


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Pod and Drip Coffee, All Cooking Utensils, All Dinnerware, Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Toaster, Refrigerator/Freezer, Spices/Oils, Propane BBQ (propane provided)

Electric Vehicle Charger Level 2, Private Gated Driveway, Street Parking

Private River Access, Private Gardens, Decks, Cedar Hot Tub, Fenced Front Yard

Heating & Cooling
Central A/C and Heating, Portable Fans/Heaters, Wood Fireplace

Showers, Bathtub, Outdoor Shower, Towels, All Bed Linens, Bath Products, Hair Dryer, and Iron/Board

Washer, Dryer, Cleaning Supplies

Home Safety
Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, and First Aid Kits

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Inside Amenities

Bedding (linens, blankets, pillows

Bath Towels

Hand Soap/Shower Gel/Shampoo/Conditioner


Iron and Board

Graco Pack ‘n Play with Fitted Sheet

Standalone Folding Highchair

Crib with Mattress & Fitted Sheet (only with prior request)


Travel Blackout Curtains

Yoga Mat

Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Classic Board Games/Puzzles

Curated Reading Library

Record Player with Vinyl Selection

Firewood for sale (seasonal)


Kitchen Amenities

Locally Roasted Ground Coffee and Coffee Pods

Drip Coffee Machine with filter

Keurig Machine and French Press

Bagged Teas/Creamer Pods/Sweeteners

Paper Towels/Napkins

Cleaning Supplies/Laundry Detergent/Dishwashing Pods



All Pots/Pans/Kitchen


All Glassware

Toaster Oven/Blender/Coffee Grinder/Kettle

Olive Oil/Salt & Pepper/Basic Spices


Filtered Water

Outside Amenities

Electric Vehicle Charger Level 2 in Driveway (for fee)

Propane Weber BBQ Grill and Tools (propane provided)

Outdoor Blankets

Binoculars, Backpack, Maps

Beach: Towels, 2 Chairs, Umbrella, Sand Toys

2 Float Tubes, 1 Stand Up Paddleboard (seasonal)

Small Selection of Life Jackets – adult & children

2 Snow Sleds (seasonal)



Guest receives 100% if cancellation occurs at least 5 days before arrival. Guest receives 50% if cancellation occurs at least 1 day before arrival. No refunds within 1 day of arrival.

Well-behaved & house trained dogs are permitted with pre-approval. Please tell us about your pup (breed, size, etc). There’s a $60 pet fee per stay. We allow up to 2 dogs maximum. We don’t allow other animals without prior approval.

An agreement will be emailed to you and must be signed within 48 hours of booking to finalize the reservation.

Only registered Guests are allowed on the property without prior approval. We do not allow weddings, events, photoshoots or parties without prior approval. Please email us at hello@thekernriverhouse.com with details prior to booking.

No outdoor fires or fireworks are allowed (our outdoor propane BBQ and indoor fireplace are allowed).

We have a camera pointed on the driveway to ensure only the registered guests are on the property. We don’t record audio.

Our house is in a quiet riverfront residential neighborhood with cabins on both sides. Please be mindful of noise after dark.

We’re always available through text and often in town.

Please let us know of any issues you may have – we’re here to make sure you have a great stay!




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© Copyright 2024 The Kern River House

Nature is Calling

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch.

© Copyright 2024 The Kern River House

River Willow Cabin

Kernville, CA United States

Your Invited

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch. 

Your Invited

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch.