For the past 18 years, the Kern River Inn has offered modern, warm and comfortable guest rooms on the banks of the Kern River. Each room features a private bathroom, spa showers or a fireplace and a magnificent river view. The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the gathering room is enhanced by a large fireplace and good conversation. Combine the appointments of the Inn with Virginia's famous "eye opening" breakfasts and you have the perfect start to a beautiful time in the mountains.
Kernville is a unique town nestled in the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains about 3 hours north of Los Angeles and 5 hours from San Diego. The Kern River Valley offers year around recreational activities on both the Kern River and Lake Isabella. With the river emptying into Lake Isabella down the road, nearby activities include whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and jet skiing are among some of the water sports available. Additional activities include golf, hiking, mountain biking, gold panning and rock climbing. Short scenic drives include the High Country, the Trail of a Hundred Giants, Dome Rock, the Needles and Sherman Pass overlook..