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What We Have to Offer!

Sierra Gateway Cottages comprised of five vacation rentals are a wonderful choice for travelers seeking privacy and convenience. Located in Kernville CA within ¼ of a mile of the fabulous Kern River they have become popular with guests from all over the globe.


The Isabella Lakehouse, our largest rental was originally built in old Kernville, also known as Whiskey Flats by the local miners, prospectors and townspeople. Upon completion of the dam of Lake Isabella in the late 50’s this cabin was moved to it's current location up on higher ground known by the locals as James Hill.

What makes these cabins a wonderful choice are their location and spacious grounds. Each one or two-bedroom cabin is non-connected to one another. Each has their own front and back patios and private grills. Each has a nice view of the surrounding mountains and abundant wildlife crosses through the property often.


Sierra Gateway Cottages is located within walking distance to the main grocery store as well as popular restaurants such as the historic Ewing’s on the Kern, the Kern River Brewing Company, home of the world class Citra IPA and the Starlite Lounge an awesome tapas and wine bar.

Visit Kernville’s local museum where the history of the area is filled with characters of yesteryear. The local fish hatchery is a great place to take children for a learning experience. The hiking and biking trails are a big attraction for enthusiasts.  


The cottages make a great choice for family reunions or a gathering of friends. Enjoy a planned trip with profession guides and go whitewater rafting. 

Kayaking or fishing on the Kern River are all popular activites that our guests enjoy.

Lake Isabella is known for boating and fishing adventures. Need a break from the hussle? Then just kick back and enjoy the awesome views of surrounding mountains and abundant nature. Relaxing yet close to all attractions, Sierra Gateway Cottages make a nice choice for your vacation to the Kern River Valley any time of year!

We would love to have you as our guests!