Night view of patio lights at the Kern River House's River Willow Cabin in Kernville, Califonia.

Adirondack vibes meets the high desert.

165 miles from LA in Kernville, CA.

Three bedrooms can sleep seven guests.

Outdoor shower, stone fireplace, river views, sandy beachfront on the Kern.

Kern River House’s four rental homes are exactly the type of rental we love: where guests can check-in and “check out,” never having (or wanting) to leave. We opted for the River Willow Cabin, perched above the Kern River on the very scenic Sierra Way.

Inside, interiors are a mix of all the right things, swapping the usual California desert Airbnb aesthetic in favor of cozier Adirondack vibes – with riverstone fireplaces, chunky colorful textiles and rugs, kitschy wallpaper, vintage magazines, and one-of-a-kind furnishings. Outside, each of the homes capitalize and underscore the best of the surrounding landscapes, with features like large stone patios, beachfront dining, outdoor showers and more.

Featured in the Escape LA Guide to Kernville, CA.