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Welcome to River Willow, our wonderful 1950's cabin on beautiful Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest & the foothills of the southern Sierras. Located in the quaint community of Riverkern, 3 miles from the old west town of Kernville. An idyllic setting perfect for couples or small families. Our property lies on 1 acre surrounded by mountains & lush vegetation. The Kern

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Welcome to River Willow, our wonderful 1950's cabin on beautiful Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest & the foothills of the southern Sierras. Located in the quaint community of Riverkern, 3 miles from the old west town of Kernville. An idyllic setting perfect for couples or small families. Our property lies on 1 acre surrounded by mountains & lush vegetation. The Kern River runs year round at the edge of our property. Explore the area, sit on the deck, relax by the river or follow a meandering path where you’ll have access to a private neighborhood beach for swimming & fishing. Endless fun!  Instagram @thekernriverhouse

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 92%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Rent in town or bring your own!

Boating

Lake boating - rent or bring your own

Fishing

Great fly fishing or reel fishing

Hiking

Endless hiking trails nearby

Paddling

Epic paddling opportunities

Wind sports

Isabella Lake!

Climbing

Many climbing spots nearby

Snow sports

Alta Sierra slopes 25 mins away

Swimming

Many seasonal & year-round creek swimholes

Whitewater paddling

Many local outfitters to rent or guided tours

Wildlife watching

It's everywhere!

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Willow Cabin on Kern River in California.

Beach

Private beach 100 yards upstream - Bubbles Beach

Desert

Where the desert meets the mountains!

Forest

You're in it!

Hot spring

Remington & Miracle hot springs nearby

Lake

Isabella Lake nearby

Mountainous

Everywhere!

Field

So many nearby!

River, stream, or creek

Cabin on the Kern River!

Swimming hole

Creek swimholes to discover

Waterfall

All around

Driveway

Big driveway, gated

Canyon

The vibe at River Willow Cabin on Kern River

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Hipcamper Elissa
Elissa H.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2020

This was such a beautiful cabin in such a gorgeous setting. So much love went into this cabin & it shows in all the little details. From the river rock outlined trails in back that lead you along the river, to the outdoor shower nestled into the oak trees next to the back porch with its amazing view, there are so many little details that add to this already amazing cabin. Everything in the design of river willow cabin seems to have been planned out just perfectly.
Our hosts, Rod & Carol, were wonderful too. They were easy to communicate with & went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed. This very welcoming cabin was quiet, extremely clean & really could not have been more perfect!

The view from the back patio.The river at bubbles beach was just a short walk away.Outdoor shower nestled in the oak trees just off the back patio so you can rinse off after playing in the river.River Willow Cabin on Kern River
Hipcamper Miles
Miles S.
recommends this listing.
January 27th, 2020

Rod & Carol’s cabin was incredible.
Never have I stayed in a more perfectly kept and supplied cabin. The location was peaceful and the lodging was so comfortable we didn’t want to leave. We will definitely be back soon.

Hipcamper Rod & Carol
Response from Rod & Carol, the Host, on February 4th, 2020

Thank you Miles! So happy you enjoyed the cabin. We love when we’re able to host people who find the place as magical as we do! Please know you’re welcome back anytime. :) Carol + Rod

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Hipcamper Elissa

Soooo amazing!

Elissa H.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2020

This was such a beautiful cabin in such a gorgeous setting. So much love went into this cabin & it shows in all the little details. From the river rock outlined trails in back that lead you along the river, (& the river is beautiful!), to the outdoor shower nestled into the oak trees next to the back porch with its amazing view, there are so many little details that add to this already amazing cabin. The light fixtures even had old timey style bulbs. Everything in the design of river willow cabin seems to have been planned out just perfectly. The hosts have managed to combine unobtrusive & user friendly tech, (kitchen appliances, etc.,) with solid wood, brick & river rock in a way that blends perfectly.
Our hosts, Rod & Carol, were wonderful too. They were easy to communicate with & went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed. The cabin was super quite, extremely clean & had a very welcoming, cozy vintage feel.
My only regret in having booked this cabin is that now I worry our expectations may be set unreasonably high for our other future vacation rentals. This place really could not have been better!

The view from the back patio.The river at bubbles beach was just a short walk away.Outdoor shower nestled in the oak trees just off the back patio so you can rinse off after playing in the river.River Willow Cabin on Kern River
Hipcamper Tim R.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2019
Property
The River Willow Cabin
State
California
Country
United States
$325/night
1 Site

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