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Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub

· Kernville, Kern, California
1 acre hosted by The Kern River House Carol And Rod C.
1 lodging site
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
The Kern River House - Carol and Rod is a Star Host
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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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Kernville, Kern, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tübatulabal First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by The Kern River House Carol And Rod C.Joined in July 2019
16 ratings · 15 reviews
Ryan L.recommends
September 12, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
Perfect Riverside Retreat
Carol and Rod have thought of EVERYTHING... our time at the Kern River camper beat expectations (and we had high ones from the photos we saw of the place pre-trip). Everything is well labeled and super professionally managed. The place is self is nothing short of magical - I'd give it 11 out of 10 stars
Cami B.recommends
August 18, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
This was such a peaceful and beautiful place to stay! Carol and Rod thought of everything, and were the absolute best host! The view of the river is so pretty. Inside is very cute and cozy, but it is easy to spend most of your time outside. From the hot tub, to the outdoor shower, to plenty of cozy outdoor furniture we loved every minute of this stay and already can’t wait to come back!
Kate H.recommends
July 24, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
Honestly even better than we could have imagined. Every inch of the property is so clean and well-thought out. You are RIGHT on the river which is spectacular and actually cools the air down in the hot summer months. Carol and Rod were incredibly responsive... we never needed them for anything though because they had thought of everything. The town is a 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk away and fun to explore, lots of little antique stores. We will absolutely be back.
Kashia V.recommends
July 12, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
MoonShine RV was exactly what my fiancé and I were looking for to get away for a few days. The property was beautifully maintained and you can’t beat the view and sounds of the river. You can tell a lot of thought was put into making this spot a perfect private getaway. We had everything we needed there. Carol and Rod were very responsive and directions were clear and easy to follow. We throughly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, using the outdoor shower, stargazing at night, and reading in the hammock by the river. Needless to say, we will definitely be back!
Jessica H.recommends
July 8, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
This is an awesome place, small and charming. Attention to detail is superior to all other rentals I’ve stayed at. The owner quickly responded to questions. Deck and jacuzzi were fabulous! Walk to town is about a mile and was wonderful in the cool evening air. Hope to go back soon!
Shawn B.recommends
June 22, 2023
Moon☾Shine RV Riverfront Hot Tub
Unique and Tranquil
This is an amazingly unique and tranquil little spot. If you are looking to emerge yourself in the sounds of the river this is the place to do it. The camper is really comfortable and the hosts have outfitted it top notch. Don’t look any place else just book it. Hot tube rocks as well! Thanks Carol and Rod. We will be back.
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