Travel Blogs from Big Sur
Once we'd warmed up and calmed down from the whale watching we headed down the coast on Highway 1 and stopped of at Carmel, it seems a lovely upmarket place but we just didn't have time to stop and do much browsing around, we found a little courtyard area with shops and restaurants, we enjoyed a lovely Italian meal whilst people watching and …
It's Michael's birthday. We decided to spend the weekend in Big Sur. I have heard a lot about the Treebones resort and wanted to give it a try. Thank God it was really sunny the time we were there (during the day). Below is our itinerary for the 2 day weekend trip:
The sun was out at Treebones Resort when we arrived. From what we told, the sun hadn't been seen in 2.5 months. All they had up until our arrival was fog and rain. We pitched our tent on a level site and checked out the restaurant/clubhouse and other amenities at Treebones. We ordered wine, Cabernet Sauvignon for Susan and (because of the movie …
Treebones is the name locals gave to the old wood recycling mill that used to occupy this unusual triangle of land, surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific. The previous owner had a deal with the US government to haul in dead wood from around the mountainsides to be sawed and recycled into usable timber.
The eco …
As we left the city the highway began to hug the splendid coastline, the sun broke through and burnt off the clouds. As fuel for the long day ahead we stopped for another far too large but yummy breakfast of 3 eggs, ham, hash browns and toast at a cafe outside of Pacifico. They definitely know how to do breakfast here.
The Chrysler '09 …
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Treebones Resort Big Sur
Treebones has a magical location -- from our yurt, we saw whales and heard sea otters in a cave half a mile away. Our first night, however, the power went out, which meant no heat that night and no hot showers the next day. As compensation, we were served excellent pancakes that morning, and were promised the power would be on that night. About nine thirty p.m., the power did come on, but when we went to our yurt, we found our not-very-effective space heater was gone; the fellow who ran the place told me they had removed all space heaters, because the heaters had drawn too much power, causing the generator to fail in the first place -- so, no heat that night, and as we discovered, no hot showers the next morning, either (and no pancakes). When we told the owners we would like to stay there again, if we could receive a small discount on our next visit, she told us that she had received no other complaints. The fellow who ran the place explained they were "still working out the kinks." They seem to be banking on the extroardinary beauty of their property, while trying to run their operation as cheaply as possible. If we had known what we were getting, we would have gone camping, instead.
Stayed here in early July and loved the place. stayed at Deetjens the night before and both were good in differant ways.
What a gem! We came to Treebones with great anticipation, but our experience even surpassed our high expectations. We stayed in Yurt #9, which has the most incredible views of the Pacific ocean. Imagine waking up in the morning after a great night's sleep and stepping out onto your deck to view the clear blue sky, expansive coastline, and crashing waves - we were literally on the edge of the cliff.
Big Sur in a Yurt is pretty awesome experience
We were so excited to experience the Yurts in Big Sur. We had Yurt 10, which is not obstructed by other Yurts and definitely would request that Yurt if you could. Agree with some other reviewers that there is a slight noise factor..... You are sleeping in a tent after all, and you can hear those around you.... however, that did not detract from our experience at all. The bed was super comfy and the room very clean. Breakfast of waffles and juice was nice.
Not recommended if you aren't willing to "rough it" a bit.... but if you want a camping like experience, with a real bed and running water, this is a great way to experience Big Sur.
We just stayed at Treebones for our 29th anniversary. It was wonderful.
Springtime, cool weather, flowers in bloom. You can sit on the patio of the lodge and watch the sunset. The Yurts are unique and an experience. They are clean and well furnished. We brought most of our food...Trader Joes and enjoyed just having casual meals in our room. The restaurants around the area (few) are expensive and not a good value.
Highly recommend this place.
I booked this without even thinking where I was staying - it was half way between LA and SF so was in a perfect location.
My husband and I have just returned from a week long vacation in California. Three of those days were spent exploring the incredible Big Sur coastline. Having never been there before, we were looking for a unique place to stay that fit our budget. After some pre-trip searching on the Internet, we came across Treebones Resort...an incredible B&B style resort, in which couples, families, or lone travelers have the unique opportunity to sleep in their own yurt. It was an experience we shall never forget. This is luxury camping! Our yurt came equiped with a cozy warm bed, a sitting area, a sink for washing up, a deck and a gorgeous view of the Pacific. Bathrooms were shared and located at the main lodge. It was simply wonderful. The staff was friendly and accomodating, serving up a delicious waffle bar each morning in the main lodge. They had recently started serving BBQ dinners (which smelled delicious) that everyone was raving about. My husband and I opted to purchase food further north at the Big Sur Deli (another gem!), enjoying our meals on our deck, while watching grey whales migrate north across the horizon. The atmosphere was truly magical with a genuine community feel to the entire resort. I would recommend it to anyone. We hope one day to make it back and spend even more time.
My husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary. We had yurt #10 , and a clear ocean view with nothing in the way. It's true, these tent-like cabins are relatively thin, and if you are close enough to your neighbor, you may here normal sounds such as snoring like the other reviewer mentioned. We were close to the family sized yurt, and could here music, laughing, etc. My recommendation: choose yurt #16. It's away from all the others and offers a higher degree of priivacy; the downside, it's farther from the lodge (where the showers are) and the pool area.