Riverfront Cabin on the Kern

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our historic fishing cabin, built in 1952 is located on the banks of the Kern River in the residential neighborhood of Riverkern. It is situated on 1/2 acre of riverfront property with a large deck, and grassy, shaded yard. It's a peaceful escape, located in the diverse ecosystem of the Kern River Valley. We are located 3 miles up the river from the main town of Kernville.

From the property, you are about 50 yards from the river and are surrounded by sounds of rushing water. By walking out the back yard, you can easily access the river and a short nature trail that leads to Bubbles Beach, a big eddy with a sandy beach.

Our cabin is old fashioned and rustic. We lovingly restored it 15 years ago, and enjoy sharing it with considerate people who appreciate a simple, yet comfortable setting. The ambiance is complimented by antique furnishings and artwork of the Sierra.

In winter, the cabin is heated by wood stove, and a swamp cooler keeps you comfortable in the summer. The kitchen has a gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, and basic condiments. There is no TV, microwave or dishwasher, but we do have wireless internet.

The town of Kernville, located three miles down the road, is a recreational center with outfitters for rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and fly fishing. It has a small town atmosphere with restaurants, antique stores, a historic museum, and riverside park. This amazing area is the gateway to the Sequoia National Forest, home of the Needles climbing area and the Forks of the Kern.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The primary renter must be 21 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bedroom is located in a detached room....moreless

  • The main cabin has a queen in the bedroom, and a fold out couch in the living room. There is also a queen bed in a detached building out back....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful mountain views surround the cabin....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cabin is located on the river which is 50 yards from the back yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Cooling is provided by swamp cooler....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Heating in the winter is by wood stove, plus 2 small space heaters....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 6%


Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum stay.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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Car: Necessary

Riverkern Cabin is located three miles up river from Kernville in a residential neighborhood. River access in our neighborhood is for residents only, so the stretch of river out our back door is quiet and peaceful.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Lynne lives in South Pasadena and journeys often to Kernville to climb, kayak, ski and mountain bike.

Why the Owner Chose Kernville:
Lynne has been kayaking Kernville since 1990 and loves the river environment and the community. Fifteen years ago, she was fortunate to find this little cabin for sale on the banks of the Kern. It was in terrible shape, but all it needed was some tender loving care. It's now restored and we love sharing it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The river sounds wonderful and the views of mountains are stunning. It's easy to swim and kayak right from the back door. We love being outside on the trails, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and climbing, or making the short trip to town to explore antique stores and see friends at the Brew Pub!

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Speaks: english



  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen


  • deck


  • The giant Sequoias 45 minutes up the road.

    The giant Sequoias 45 minutes up the road.

VRBO #118268

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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