About Us

In the 1950’s Bo & Margaret Williams bought a cabin with about 30 acres. Here they raised their 3 children in an atmosphere of work and hospitality. Today there is a simple 10 room motel and a dinner house serving some of the best steaks and dinners in Kern County.

1950’s: After many weekend trips with the kids they built a coffee shop and named it Paradise Cove (before the area was called Paradise Cove). And they all worked.

1960’s through 2020’s Life had ups and downs, births and deaths, business had ups and downs. And we lived and loved and worked.

Today you will still find family working - with the desire to pass along a work ethic, and the joy of simplicity and hospitality.

Our Dining Room

We consider ourselves a traditional steakhouse. We use local Harris Ranch Choice Angus beef. We also have premium seafood and other dishes. All of our dinners are served with family style house salad with cheesebread (our recipe on Kern County’s Pyreenes Bakery’s sourdough, choice of potatoe and house cheesecake. A full bar is available along with a decent list of wines and beers.

Dining room is available for banquets and events on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Our Rooms

All of our rooms share a community front porch and have great lake views. There is a community lounge area. The rooms have flat screen TV’s with satellite TV and HBO.  Coffee makers and mini-refrigerators are in every room. Heating & air-conditioning units and free Wi-Fi.

Gift cards are available for purchase to use with motel or dining room.


We are located on Highway 178 on the south side of Lake Isabella, just 3 miles east of the dam. Only one hour from Bakersfield or Ridgecrest, and 3 hours from Los Angeles; a perfect place for a weekend get away.​

Have dinner and stay for the night.​

Paradise Cove Street View Come and stay for the weekend, or longer. There is so much to do in Lake Isabella: fishing and water sports including waterskiing or wakeboarding and jet skis, biking and hiking the many trails in our area. We are in a great location for an overnight stop for those traveling to Las Vegas, Death Valley, the coast or Sequoia National Forest. Stay in one of our comfortable rooms and have dinner with great views of the lake and mountains.