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River Ridge Ranch -722 acres

12 sites · Lodging, Tents722 acres · Springville, Tulare
Swimming in North Fork Tule River, miles of hiking trails on ranch. River Ridge goes from 1,000' elev. to 3,000' elevation. Hike right on the ranch. We are between Sequoia National Park (about an hour) and the Giant Sequoia National Monument (16 miles to groves up Hwy 190 and no entrance fee). Choose from individual tent sites, group tent sites, tiny cabins or book the 5-acre Compound or the entire ranch. There are 33 giant sequoia groves in our Southern Region of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, some easily driven to, and some remote. Our ranch is a nature preserve and an education demonstration site, teaching sustainable and regenerative land use practices. River Ridge Institute, our non-profit, hosts a variety of events for the public. Please note: you are expected to leave the ranch and kitchen area as you found it, i.e., dishes washed thoroughly and dried and put away, recycling separated from trash, food scraps in compost buckets, sticky marshmallow removed from forks and surfaces (ick!). Thank you. Enjoy: The Kitchen has a cooktop, large fridge, microwave, full dishes and utensils and pots and pans with a big washing area in the back. Propane bbq.. There's a River Barn to use as a remote space and Turtle Cove for swimming (delightful in Summer 2023). Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown at 9 AM - Noon. Homesteaded in 1859, owned by the Negus family from 1909-2000. Barbara and I bought it to save it from subdivision and it's now protected by a Conservation Easement and acts as a community center for the arts, music, poetry, gatherings and outdoor education. We're both biologists, so, just ask us. Please see the Rules and Safety section to review our Waiver of Liability.
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Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Kernville, Kern
Welcome to The Moon☾Shine Trailer! A restored and modernized 1950's Boles Aero Ensenada RV. Its forever home is a beautiful and private spot of Kern River, just south of the famous Big Daddy Rapids and the mellow Beaver Pond. Meet the river as soon as you arrive! Dog friendly - please read Pet Policy below. PROPERTY: Your Vintage Trailer in a beautiful Kern Riverfront setting nestled among mature trees and terraced native plant garden patios. A gated private entrance, river access and an outdoor fire pit included. Electric cedar hot tub for you on the riverside deck. The ample property grounds and riverfront are yours alone to enjoy! The restored trailer is curated with vintage artwork, favorite books/games, and comfortable furniture. Many thoughtful design details have gone into our space. TRAILER: Inside you’ll find a relaxing space to take in the experience of a breathtaking riverfront setting. Ideal for a couple, sleeps 2 adults comfortably. Bedroom with a Queen Bed, Bathroom with Shower/Toilet/Sink, well-stocked Kitchenette with Gas Stovetop, Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave. Living Room with Twin Sofa Bed. All linens, dining ware and cookware are provided. Private Outdoor Shower, Fire pit, Decks, Propane BBQ with propane provided and outdoor Dining Table. PLEASE NOTE: There's no Oven available. Also has AC/Heat ceiling unit with thermostat and Wi-Fi throughout. If you’re looking to accommodate a larger group, we do rent the house next door as River's Edge Cottage - ask us about it :) RIVER: The entire property is fenced from front to backyard with lockable gates. Past the backyard fence is a quaint, historical water canal that is crossed by a short staircase with security handrails. After the canal crossing is the river's edge patio with river access. This patio area has a metal handrail only, no fence. There is a natural boulder path with a handrail down to the river water. You must be sure-footed to access the water. River access is seasonal & weather dependent. There is a very nice swimming area at the house depending on the season and weather. Fishing is good from here as well. Please ask us about what to expect during your stay :) PET POLICY: We allow 1 dog maximum with Pre-approval. Must be under 25 lbs, well behaved and potty trained. The Trailer is too small for a larger pet. Please keep your dog off furniture and do not leave alone in Trailer. Please tell us about your dog (breed, weight, age) at booking for pre-approval. Pet fee is $40 per stay. WHAT WE PROVIDE: All linens/pillows/blankets All towels and beach towels All bath/body products (2) robes All cleaning supplies All kitchen and bathroom paper products All dinnerware, cutlery, drinkware, cookware Basic spices/oils/condiments Propane for BBQ and tools Firewood for fire pit for sale $8/bundle Map/binoculars/backpack/bluetooth speaker Keurig coffee machine with pods Pour-over with local roasted ground coffee Teas/creamer/sweetener/kettle + Microwave/refrigerator/freezer Hair dryer/first aid kit (2) Float tubes and (1) SUP with paddle (seasonal) Sand toys for kids WHAT TO BRING: Water shoes with traction for river boulders Refillable water bottle WHAT TO DO: MoonShine Trailer is located in a mountain residential area 1 mile from town and just down the street from local hiking/running/bike trails. A drive into town is quick. There's so much to explore in the valley and surrounding mountains - all a short distance from the house. Kern River runs all year as it is part of the Mt. Whitney drainage (the highest peak in the contiguous US). The river flow peaks in spring with the snow melt from higher peaks. This is the best time for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Late summer is good for tubing and floating when the river is lower. Fishing is best fall through early spring before the spring runoff. Winter brings snow to the higher elevations (rarely does snow stay long in Kernville). There's a natural snow ski resort 20 mins away and sledding is always fun. Hiking is good all year. In the hottest time of summer, it's best to hike early in the morning. GETTING AROUND: Roads in and around town are paved, well-maintained, wide and mostly calm. There are no traffic lights in Kernville! A car is a must to see most of the hiking spots and sightseeing, but you can walk to the nearby Whiskey Flat Trail (about a mile away). Bicycles are great for around town and some closer hiking trails. We love the walk into town through our rustic neighborhood (especially with our dog). Bring your bikes for road and trail riding. Guided river rafting tours are an amazing way to see the river! Tubing too. We'll share all our tips in a digital guidebook that we provide after booking. POLICIES: 1. Guest MUST review and accept the Rental Agreement and Contact Form that'll be emailed after booking. 2. No fireworks allowed (propane BBQ and fire pit are ok) 3. No events, parties, photoshoots without prior Owner approval. We have a Nest camera pointed at the street entry to ensure only registered Guests are on the property. *PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS when booking: 1. What brings you to the area? 2. What is the # of adults and # of children of any age in your group? 3. Yes or No - Are you bringing a pet ? If Yes - please let us know breed, age, weight for pre-approval. :) Thanks!
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Underworld Farms

15 sites · Lodging, RVs6 acres · Kernville, Kern
Underworld Farms is a small goat ranch in the Kern River Valley. Surrounded by forestry land, on the Kern River, and on top of what used to be the old town of Whiskey Flat (Later re-named Kernville). There is no end to the beauty, history and adventure all around the property. Life took us to the Kern River Valley after moving out of Los Angeles. We enjoy living in the Southern Sierras immersed in all its natural beauty. The small but magnificent town of Kernville is approximately two and a half miles north of us. Our livestock includes horses, dairy goats, sheep, and rabbits: Most of which are raised and bred as 4H or FFA projects. You may be wondering why our farm is called "Underworld Farms". In a nutshell, since our ranch is on the footprint of the historic town of Whiskey Flat, we just happen to be south of the old Whiskey Flat "Boot Hill" Cemetery. Our "driveway" is the road that led from the old town of Kernville to the cemetery. We hope that you consider parking your RV, van conversion, or trailer on one of our customized spots on the property. Or enjoy a stay in one of our small cabins or trailers. Regardless of what you stay in, you will definitely have a memorable time. *** THE PIN MAP ON HIPCAMP IS NOT 100% ACCURATE. PLEASE REFFER TO THE MAP OF THE PROPERTY IN THE PHOTOS
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River Willow Cabin Private, Hot Tub

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Kernville, Kern
Welcome to River Willow, our sweet 1950's cabin on beautiful Kern River in Sequoia National Forest and foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. 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. Includes Cedar Hot Tub, Dogs OK, EV Charger, Full Kitchen and Laundry. PROPERTY: 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 foot path where you’ll have access to the private neighborhood Bubbles Beach for swimming and fishing. Endless fun! Cedar Hot Tub and Outdoor Shower on back deck. CABIN: Inside the cabin you'll find thoughtful design and furnishings. It's been carefully appointed for your comfort and convenience. Plugin or unplug – the choice is yours! Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen with locally roasted ground coffee, back deck with binoculars and rocking chairs, curated reading library, wood burning fireplace, central air/heat and good Wifi. Includes outdoor essentials: propane BBQ, float tubes, SUP, backpack, life jackets, lantern, sand toys, beach chairs, blankets and towels. Fire wood for available for sale $8/bundle, pay on phone. We also have an EV Level 2 Charger in the driveway for your car - pay by phone. All the coolest, modern amenities - like a resort stay! Downstairs has Main Bedroom with a Queen bed. 2nd Bedroom: Twin XL bed. Loft Bedroom with a stair/ladder entry has a Full bed and Twin sofa bed. Downstairs has a Full Bathroom with a tub/shower. Additional 1/2 bathroom is off Main Bedroom. Please note, No Bathroom in Loft. POLICIES: 1. Guest MUST accept the Rental Agreement and Contact Form that'll be emailed after booking. 2. Pets: Well-behaved and house-trained allowed with pre-approval. 2 dogs maximum. $60 fee/stay. Please tell us about your pet. 3. Extra Guests above 5 fee at $50/night. 4. No outdoor fires or fireworks allowed (propane BBQ and indoor fireplace are ok) 5. No events, parties, photoshoots without prior Owner approval. We have a Nest camera pointed at driveway to ensure only registered Guests are on the property. PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS when booking: 1. What brings you to the area? 2. # of adults, #of children of any age and # of pets in your reservation? 3. Yes or No - are you bringing a pet? If Yes, please let us know breed, age, weight for pre-approval. :) Thanks!
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Rivers Edge Cabin Private Access

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Kernville, Kern
Welcome to River’s Edge Cabin! Directly on Kern River with private river access and epic vistas of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Meet the river as soon as you arrive! The entire property is yours - no other guests in the house or on the property. The large and modern suite is perfect for couples or small family. With a full bathroom, well-stocked kitchenette, wood fireplace, cozy lounging nooks, propane BBQ, garden terraces, large dining patio, fast WiFi and fully gated property, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your riverfront stay. PROPERTY: A beautiful setting nestled among mature trees and terraced garden patios, your private suite has its own gated driveway, private entrance, kitchenette/dining area, and fireplace lounge. It is the entire lower riverside level of a larger 2-story house. The upper portion of the house is not rented and will be unoccupied during your stay, so the ample property grounds and riverfront are yours alone to enjoy! We offer a Level 2 EV Charger in the driveway. CABIN: The house is curated in a rustic-modern style with many thoughtful design details. The cedar wood paneling is locally sourced and the fireplace is made from local river rock. We've brought the outdoors in! Inside you’ll find a relaxing space to take in the experience of a breathtaking riverfront setting. Main bedroom opens to the large kitchenette and features a queen bed and a large, deep sofa. The fireplace/lounge room has a queen-size sleeper sofa. The adjoining bedrooms are separated by a short hallway with a privacy curtain. Each room has its own access to the outside. Full bathroom with a walk-in shower. You'll also have your own AC/heat, Roku TV and Wi-Fi. The well-stocked kitchenette is equipped with an electric countertop cooktop (*please note there is no full oven or stovetop*), toaster oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. Everything a chef needs for simple meals! Propane Weber BBQ (we provide the propane). PET POLICY: Well-behaved and house-trained pets are considered with pre-approval. 2 dogs maximum. $60 dog fee per stay. Please tell us about your pet. RIVER: The entire property is fenced from front to backyard with lockable gates. Full outdoor dining, propane BBQ, hammock. Past the backyard fence is an historical water canal and the river's edge terrace with lounge chairs. This patio area has a metal handrail only, no fence. There is a natural boulder path with a handrail down to the river water. You must be sure-footed to access the water. There is a very nice swimming area at the house depending on the season and weather - please ask us about what to expect during your stay :) WHAT WE PROVIDE: All linens/pillows/blankets All towels and beach towels All bath/body products All cleaning supplies/dishtowels/sponge All kitchen and bathroom paper products All dinnerware, cutlery, drinkware, cookware Basic spices/oils/condiments Propane for BBQ and tools Firewood for fireplace for sale $8/bundle Map/binoculars/backpack/bluetooth speaker Drip coffee maker with local roasted ground coffee Keurig coffee machine (not pods) and french press pot Teas/creamer/sweetener/kettle Hair dryer/first aid kit Classic games and puzzles Curated reading library Vinyl record player and lp selection Dedicated EV Charger with J1772 plug, Level 2, pay per kWh Float tubes and SUP with paddle (seasonal) Selection of life jackets Sand toys for kids WHAT TO BRING: Water shoes with traction for river boulders Refillable water bottles WHAT TO DO: River's Edge Cabin is located in a residential area 1 mile from town and just down the street from local hiking/running/bike trails. A drive into town is only a few minutes and there's so much to explore in the valley and surrounding mountains - all a short distance from the house. Kern River runs all year as it is part of the Mt. Whitney drainage (the highest peak in the contiguous US). The river flow peaks in spring with the snow melt from higher peaks. This is the best time for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Late summer is good for tubing and floating when the river is lower. Fishing is best fall through early spring before the spring runoff. Winter brings snow to the higher elevations (rarely does snow stay long in Kernville). There's a natural snow ski resort 20 mins away and sledding is always fun. Hiking is good all year. In the hottest time of summer, it's best to hike early in the morning. GETTING AROUND: Roads in and around town are paved, well-maintained, wide and mostly calm. There are no traffic lights in Kernville! A car is a must to see most of the hiking spots and sightseeing, but you can walk to the nearby Whiskey Flat Trail (about a mile away). Bicycles are great for around town and some closer hiking trails. We love the walk into town through our rustic neighborhood (especially with our dog). Bring your bikes for road and trail riding. Guided river rafting tours are an amazing way to see the river! Tubing too. We'll share all our tips in a digital guidebook that we provide after booking. POLICIES: 1. Guest MUST review and accept the Rental Agreement and Contact Form that'll be emailed after booking. 2. Extra Guests above 4 fee at $50 per night. Pet Fee $60 per stay for up to 2 dogs. 3. No outdoor fires or fireworks allowed (propane BBQ and indoor fireplace are ok) 4. No events, parties, photoshoots without prior Owner approval. We have a Nest camera pointed at driveway to ensure only registered Guests are on the property. *PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS when booking: 1. What brings you to the area? 2. # of adults, #of children of any age and # of pets in your reservation? 3. Yes or No - Are you bringing a pet? If Yes, please tell us a bit about your pet. :) Thanks!
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The River Haven House

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Bakersfield, Kern
The River Haven House, nestled on a unique 2.5-acre property on Kern River with private river access, perfect for couples or small families. A beautifully updated Spanish-style home welcomes you with a fully stocked kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, and a cozy yet spacious patio area for barbecue & entertaining. Perfect for nature lovers! A true oasis awaits! Surrounded by mature trees, green lawns, fruit & nut trees within a privately gated space, this property is all about the outdoors! You are sure to realize that once you arrive. Upon entering through the private gate, you are greeted by a large, welcoming driveway with the main home and garage to your right. Slow down time as you walk around the property and take it all in. Enjoy the well-maintained landscaping, lush gardens and the private river access. The beautiful Spanish-style home includes a full kitchen, living room, dining room and main bedroom. The bedroom is furnished with a King size bed and includes a walk-in closet & full bathroom. Just outside the main home is the attached, extra-large garage where you will find the second bedroom. This bedroom also houses a King size bed, but also includes a comfortably sized bunk bed with two full mattresses and a single trundle pullout. This space also has a full bathroom and laundry room. The large garage makes for a great hang out area where you will find comfy sofas, a wood-burning fireplace, kids play area, TV and games. The main home exits to the patio area where you will find multiple cooking options: a propane Weber grill, a Big Green Egg grill & smoker, a pizza oven, a and charcoal grill and to toast your hands & feet, a built-in outdoor fireplace. Enjoy the night sky as you sit out under the stars with romantic string lights draped overhead and enjoy the fresh air while the fireplace or fire pit keep you warm. The property has direct and exclusive access to the Kern River where you can swim, tube, sunbathe and fish. You are welcome to pitch a tent by the river; however, we ask that you please notify us as the lawn irrigation is fully sprinkler operated. Just on the other side of the river you will find the California Living Museum (local zoo), Lake Ming, Kern River Golf Course, multiple riverfront picnic spots, Miracle Hot Springs up the mountain, hiking trails, nature walks. and more! Less than an hour up the road are wilderness camp sites and Lake Isabella. Continuing onward is the Sequoia National Forest where you can visit for the day knowing a comfortable & safe home will be welcoming your return. *No parties or events allowed (Please, no music or loud noises allowed outside of the home). This is a extremely quiet neighbrohood and noise travels fast & easily. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. The property is equiped with noise monitoring devices and occupancy count devices, we will be notified if noise levels exceed a certain level. Additionally we will be notified if occupancy count exceeds the number of guests booked on site. *Smoking allowed outdoors only. *Shoes off inside the house. *Children MUST be supervised and monitored at all times. *No surprise guests, only those accounted for and registered can enter the property. *No firearms *Please do not put grease or solid food down the kitchen sink. Septik tank is sensitive *Please do no flush wipes, paper or feminine products down the toilet as the septik tank is sensitive. *This is a rural property and as such, there is wildlife which includes: rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice, coyotes, snakes, lizards, birds, bugs, and spiders, to name a few. *Please keep the doors closed to prevent the above wildlife from joining you in the home during your stay. *There are five secuirty cameras on the property for safety reasons. One at the main gate, one at the main home, one at the corner of the garage, one at the carport and one by the river. NONE in the house. *The canvas bell tent can also be booked for camping by the river, which could sleep 3-6 people, inquire within. *Pets are allowed on the property (fee's apply), however must be monitored at all times and not left alone. Pets must be kept close to owners at all times to avoid issues with wildlife, no pets on the furniture and beds. A fine will be applied if pets have been lounging on bedding and furniture.
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