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Welcome to River Willow, our magical 1950's cabin on beautiful Kern River in Sequoia National Forest and foothills of the southern Sierras. Located in the quiet, quaint neighborhood 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 and lush vegetation. The K

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Welcome to River Willow, our magical 1950's cabin on beautiful Kern River in Sequoia National Forest and foothills of the southern Sierras. Located in the quiet, quaint neighborhood 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 and 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!  Main bedroom: queen bed. 2nd bedroom: twin xl bed. Loft: full bed + twin sofa bed. Full bathroom: tub/shower. 1/2 bathroom off Main bedroom. Wood burning fireplace, Central air/heat, Full kitchen, Propane bbq, Good Wifi, and all the coolest, modern amenities, like a resort stay! 5 guests max. including children. 2 dogs max. with pre-approval, fee $20/night/dog. No RV parking or extra guests on property, please! See us on Instagram @thekernriverhouse

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair 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 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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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 spin fishing

Hiking

Endless hiking trails nearby

Paddling

Epic paddling opportunities

Wind sports

Isabella Lake!

Off-roading (OHV)

Many OHV trails in the southern Sierras.

Climbing

Many climbing spots nearby. Take a lesson with a local outfitter!

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!

Terrain

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

Beach

Private beach 100 yards upstream - Bubbles Beach

Cave

A few trails have caves.

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

11 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica D.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2022

We loved everything about staying at River Willow. The house had everything we needed to be comfortable and having access to a private beach on the river was ideal. Some days we went the full day without seeing another person! We’ll be back again.

Hipcamper Roman
Roman P.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2022

This is my new happy place! Everything was perfect, good for the soul. Authentic, legit, magical, classic, cozy, and clearly well-loved. Such thoughtful attention to detail the likes of which I have never experienced in a rental cabin before. Can't wait until my next visit.

Hipcamper jamie

Amazing little cabin in river kern

Jamie Z.
recommends this listing.
January 4th, 2022

Rod and Carol are the most amazing host. The place is so magical. It has everything you need and more. We had a wonderful white Christmas. Rod and Carol even had the sweetest little Christmas Tree set up in the living room which was absolutely perfect. The place was so cozy and perfect. I personally never wanted my mini vacation to end. I can not wait to come back. Thank you again to the most amazing host Rod and Carol they really but their heart and soul into making this place the perfect get away.

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Hipcamper Jing

What a find!

Jing A.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

The cabin is a gem. Built with bricks in 1953, it brims with personality and thoughtfulness in decor. Has everything you can possibly need, indoors and out. There’s two main bedrooms - one of which is up by ladder in the loft. The third bedroom is small and attached to the other main bedroom downstairs. Ideal for a kid! Amazing views in every room. Carol and Rod were very accommodating answering my silly questions (read the House Manual, it’s all in there). I only hope that other guests treat it like responsible house guests and treasure it like the special, magical place that cannot just be bought.

Hipcamper Joni

The perfect family weekend.

Joni B.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

The Kern River House is amazing. Pics will never do it justice. They literally have everything you could ever need to have a great family vacation- down to creamer in the fridge. I cannot wait to stay in this house again or one of their other properties as they are amazing hosts. Any question I had was answered within 5 mins.

The River is literally steps away and you can find a secluded spot to hang so easily. The little city of Kernville is perfect- yummy food and beautiful landscapes anywhere you look.

Hipcamper Leslie

Delightful!

Leslie P.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2021

What a delightful place! I hope you’re lucky enough to experience it :-)

Hipcamper Charlotte

Best cabin getaway!

Charlotte M.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2021

We cannot say enough good things about our stay at The River Willow Cabin. We almost are inclined not to leave a review so that we can have the cabin to ourselves and book the rest of the year at this absolutely charming and lovely gem in Kernville. Rod & Carol were fabulous hosts. Their attention to detail is top notch. Every amenity you could think of was waiting for us when we arrived. The cabin felt like home and you even have your own private “beach” at the river. Do yourself a favor and book a stay here.

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Hipcamper Rod & Carol
Response from Rod & Carol, the Host, on May 7th, 2021

Awww, thanks Charlotte! Hosting guests like yourself are why we started hosting in the first place! Hope to see you up here again🙂 Carol + Rod

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Hipcamper Damien

A great stay

Damien L.
recommends this listing.
December 26th, 2020

This place is pure magic. One of those you don’t want to review because I’ll never get to book it again. Everything was 5 stars. Highly recommend.

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 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.The view from the back patio.River Willow Cabin on Kern River

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