Family-owned Whispering Pines Lodge is located in beautiful Kernville, CA is a noted “Star Studded” property that has been visited by several top celebrities over the years due primarily to the seclusion and privacy of the cabins. These offer large rooms (most with king size beds) and spacious balconies overlooking the banks of the Kern River. The property's 6 acres can accommodate gorgeous Kern Riverside Weddings or large group events! 

Amenities include a pool, access for outdoor weddings, a picnic area, ample surface parking, and walking trails to downtown Kernville. The Kern River Valley, bordered by subranges of the Sierra Nevada, has thriving outdoor recreational activities including fishing, whitewater rafting, biking, hiking and climbing in the summer and snow sports in the winter. Kernville is also known for its many annual events - the AAA Whispering Pines Lodge is in the center of it all.

Please note: we no longer serve breakfast, and the fireplaces are under repair until further notice.

Family owned and operated for 19 years. The Whispering Pines Lodge has a rich history. The river speaks, the pine trees whisper. Experience it...your next adventure awaits.


6 Acres of Land

Explore private river access, short hiking trails, beautiful views, and the calming sounds of nature within minutes from your doorstep.



Close to Downtown Kernville


Easy access to all the action, but far enough away to get away from it all.

Fast WiFi

If you can't get away from the screen or need to work!

Destination Events

Now hosting events, including weddings. Inquire: info@pineskernville.com  

Daily Housekeeping


We DO sweat the details.

Pool with a View


The only pool in Kernville with a River View!

River view rooms​


Limited and available upon request. Guest-only river access for all rooms!

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Sequoia National Park​


A short drive to Sequoia National Forest!

Downtown Kernville

Bars, local shops, and great food, all in a small town with unique atmosphere.

River Rafting

Lots of great local rental options and tours. Ask us for details.

Hiking and Trails

Check out the Trail of 100 Giants, Whiskey Flats, and fishing!



Revisit the Old West: Native American art, local brands, movies filmed in the Valley, art gallery, pioneer photos, mining equipment, mountain cabin, Graham Truck, stagecoach and lots more.


Guest Reviews

"It was our 25th anniversary and we could not pick a better place to celebrate. From the moment we arrived we felt like family. The woman who met us when we checked in greeted us warmly and gave us a room right on the river's edge. Spectacular view. Room was clean and warm. Highly recommend. Our only regret is we missed the snow by two days. Will go back again!"

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