Big Sur Lodge
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Mandag var vi igen tidligt oppe, så vi kunne blive klar til afgang kl. 8.00, idet der ventede ca. 4-5 timers kørsel forude. Vi kan godt afsløre, at vi sætter meget stor pris på at have et par piger, som har et sovehjerte uden lige. De gør virkelige de lange køreture noget lettere ved lige at tage et par timer på øjet.
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This was what I had been waiting for. Highway 1 plus car.
And it didn't disappoint. Not in the slightest.
The coastline sparkled, the sun was shining, the air was clear, we drove with all the freedom in the world and finally reached the iconic section where the road climbed, wound closely around the cliff faces and over the …
... an old bridge, on the sand watching the sun set over the ocean and were dazzled by a mysterious spurting of water from the horizon. Arriving back at the campsite we popped a bottle of red, enjoyed some fine tapas - tomato mustard sandwhich and tofu sushi, because we were "fake ass vegans" according to Rach - and learnt that the waterspouts off in the distance were in fact, grey whales.
Sometimes while last-minute-camping you don't manage to organise a ...
... road clings to the cliffs as it winds its way adjacent the Pacific shore across countless creeks and precariously perched bridges. The sea fog occasionally rolls in and blocks out the view but then just as quickly clears.
It is funny what you can see from the backseat of the car with one eye just like an apache on stag. Yes I started off as the driver but quite quickly decided to transfer duties to Debbie and retreated to the rear passenger ...
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Dejlige værelser, med seperat børneværelse, hvis man bestiller 1 king og 2 twins. Kan også få værelser med fuldt køkken og pejs. Der er ikke noget fjernsyn, tlf. eller internet, da man kun skal nyde roen - dejligt. En ok pool har hotellet også, hvilket er lidt spøjst at bade i pool midt i en skov.
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Didn't think it was that special
Was a little disapointed, it didn't live up to my expectations. Service in the restaurant was poor,food was nothing special. Stunning location, good walks etc.
Room was nice but glad I only stayed one night (Apr 04), (neighbours were very noisy 5 kids playing basket ball in an MDF shed !!). Not worth the extra money over other hotels in area.
We stayed at the Big Sur Lodge for three nights in early spring. We'd driven through Big Sur, but this was our first stay.The location's the reason to stay here. The lodge is within the park boundaries, so you're right in the center of a wonderful redwood forest. We could walk to the restaurant and hike any of the trails without needing our car. Climbing back up the hill to the cabins after dinner in the lodge restaurant brought us through the middle of a grove at twilight as the moon tried to break through the trees. Some hikes were easy (such as our after-breakfast walk along the river), but we were also right at the trailhead for climbing up the hills.There's also enough to do in Big Sur so that getting away from the lodge wasn't much work. The deck at Nepenthe's was a 5 minute drive away as was the expensive restaurant at Post Ranch Inn. (It was worth going to Post Ranch Inn just to see the place and see their ocean view.)The cabin was good, but not great -- the bathroom was a bit worn, and our fireplace room had only desk chairs, the bed, and the floor as places to watch the fire. Still, we had a great time taking short walks, and sitting on the deck reading.
Peaceful and unique location
Everyone was right - this is a great place to stay! The rooms are very large and well furnished. The shower in the bathroom was also a surprise with its plentiful and powerful hot water. And what a location! The only rooms in the village of Big Sur that are not located directly on the highway mean a quiet, peaceful location. There were even wild turkeys walking past our private deck. A short walk through a beautiful redwood grove brings you to the main lodge building with it's small store and restaurant, but the Big Sur Bakery about a mile or so up the road serves the best meals in the area. Although the rates are a little pricey, it's still a bargain for Big Sur.
Please keep it secret :-)
We just came back from a long weekend at the Big Sur Lodge.
Accomodations could not have been better. The room was big, our daughter got her own room connected to ours. Everything was very clean and pleasant. The place is quiet and peaceful. Staff s friendly and attentive. The restaurant is great, and they were very accomodating for low-carb style meals.
Even with the rainy weather there were plenty of breaks for hiking and when not hiking we had a great time just sitting around in our room looking at the rain outside and playing games.
Several hiking trails start just there at the lodge. Do not miss the Pfeiffer falls and the beach.
A real gem. I'm sad to disclose it, but they deserve it.
Best of Everything!
My boyfriend had taken me to Big Sur for a surprise birthday weekend.
Highway 1 was a beautiful coastal route with many vista points. When we arrived at the Big Sur Lodge, I was amazed. We arrived in the park and checked in easily. When we arrived in our room, we were amazed by the coziness and space of the room. It had a nice quilt on a cozy bed and a private balcony to relax on. All the rooms do not have television, which was a great getaway from the norm. The main lodge and all hikes were easily assessible from the room by walking. The restaurant at the lodge was equally amazing. The service was superb and the food was most delectable. Everything at the Big Sur Lodge was perfect and we can't wait to return!
Sssssshhhhh! I real hope this place does not become too well known. Its one of the best secrets in Big Sur. I've camped there and stayed at the logde and both are great. Its rustic and the area is great for hiking.
There resturant is now a great place to eat and the lodge pool is a relaxing break. Of course the beaches are so quiet and refreshing for someone coming from So. Cal. beaches. I went with my wife and 3 kids, we were sorry to leave.
This place is amazing!!
For anyone planning a trip to Big Sur, look no further for a place to stay than Big Sur Lodge! The service is amazing, the cabins are clean and modern while maintaining a natural feel. The best part, though, is the restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is wonderful. The only downside is that the rates are a little pricey. But you get what you pay for!
Big Sur Lodge great location
We enjoyed our stay at the Big Sur Lodge. It was a little different than I thought, but the cabin like rooms were clean and large. I wish we had gotten a room with a fireplace they looked very cozy. The park is pretty and fun to hike in. I would recommend staying here because of the natural setting and relaxing rooms.
I hate to say good things about Pfeiffer-Big Sur and its Lodge because we "sort-of" locals can still get in on the spur of the moment at least a few months out of the year. I had camped there for 30 years and love the area, the hikes, the spirit of Big Sur. Recently I was in the area on business and stayed at the Lodge. Very comfortable (who wants luxury at a state park?) Clean, spacious, bright, a nice pool open all year if you're tough enough to use it. Until a few years ago, the restaurant was just someplace to eat when it was to cold to cook at your campsite. But, since Chef Steven King (No, the scary one spells it with a PH) arrived a few years ago from Santa Monica, it has become one of the lesser known wonders of the Central Coast. The staff are so happy to serve you that it's sometimes hard to make them stop talking and take your order back to the kitchen. Worth it, though. Chef Steven has not only one of the roomiest and CLEANEST kitchens I have ever seen in a restaurant, but a fine menu. A little of everything you might expect on the Coast, but all of it with a twist. The chipotle-tomato soup alone is worth a trip, and the calamari are consistently better than anywhere else in Monterey County.When you're done eating, ask directions for the most beautiful beach in California, just a few miles south.