We recently stayed at the Whispering Pines Lodge in Kernville on our way to Sequoia National Park. What a delight. I booked a Riverview room, which means the room has a balcony with table/chairs and two adirondack chairs that overlook the Kern River. The bathroom was huge, with two sinks and seperate tub and shower. Comfortable bed and all around a delight.
As if that wasn't enough, the highlight is the friendly staff. Both on arrival and departure the frnt desk person was warm and friendly. The second highlight is the great breakfast that is included. It's buffet style with lots to choose from. Cereals, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatos, toast, and more. If you go away hunger it's your own fault.
Don't forget to pack your swimsuit!