River’s Edge Cottage

Welcome to River’s Edge Cottage. A unique spot on Kern River with private river access & epic vistas of the southern Sierra Mountains. Meet the river as soon as you arrive! The large, modern suite is perfect for couples or a small family. Includes a full bathroom, well-stocked kitchenette, wood fireplace, cozy lounging nooks, propane BBQ, garden terraces, large dining patio, steady WiFi & fully fenced property. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy your riverfront stay.

  • Main Room has Queen Bed with extra deep sofa (like a Twin Bed)
  • Main Room has attached Kitchenette & Full Bathroom
  • Attached Fireplace Lounge has Queen Sofa Bed

Please Note: This listing is the lower riverside floor of the 2-story Big View House. The upper floor will be closed and unoccupied during your stay. Whichever way you rent this house, you’ll be the only guests in the house and on the property. We value guests’ privacy.

River Access is right in the backyard! There’s a fence with lockable gates between the backyard and riverside terrace. The riverside terrace has a handrail only. Access is a natural boulder entry with handrail to the water’s edge. Guests must be sure-footed to access the water. River levels are seasonal and 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, Toaster Oven, Electric Counter Induction Cooktop, Microwave, Refrigerator/Freezer, Spices/Oils, Propane BBQ (propane provided)
Please Note: No full oven/stovetop & No dishwasher

Electric Vehicle Charger Level 2 in Driveway (fee), Private Gated Driveway, Street Parking

Private River Access, Private Gardens, Balcony, Gated Yard

Heating & Cooling
Mini-Split Air Conditioning/Heating & Wood Fireplace

Shower, All Towels, All Bed Linens, Bath Products, Hair Dryer, & Iron/Board

No laundry in listing. Laundromat is close by in town.

Home Safety
Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher & First Aid Kit

More Amenities

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


Paper Towels/Napkins

Cleaning Supplies



All Pots/Pans/Kitchen Accessories

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 and 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 houses 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!’s




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

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’s Edge Cottage

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.