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Address: Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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We were on our way down Highway No 1 and pulled in for a pit stop at the Big Sur River Inn. Lovely setting, traditional US bar, lovely restaurant, perfect gardens and river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Telford, Shropshire, UK
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Telford, Shropshire, UK
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were on our way down Highway No 1 and pulled in for a pit stop at the Big Sur River Inn. Lovely setting, traditional US bar, lovely restaurant, perfect gardens and river for kids to play I and errr... steamer chairs in the river for over-heated adults! Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Big Sur, one of the most beautiful scenic routes in California. There are several vista points along the routes that is worth stoping to take photos and take a short stroll. I love the wild flowers, they are so beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While driving the beautiful Big Sur you come upon the Station. Like most places when nothing else is around they up the prices. I recommend filling up and making sure you'll be good the rest of you ride unless you wanna pay the price. As for Big Sur, its a beautiful area filled with great scenery!

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped here for a midday break while driving from Pismo Beach to Monterey (with a stop at Hearst Castle) and had some lunch while enjoying the amazing views. A nice break (with restrooms) during a long day of driving.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Watch out for the gas prices ! ! ! This is legally stealing ! So, fill up in Monterey but never in Big Sur. You will feel like a fool and it says "no gas station next 40 miles" ! Monopoly next 40 miles ;-)

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Simi Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Make sure you fill your gas tank before heading to the BIg Sur area. We went in a nice gift shop and I was curious on the price of gasoline. I was shocked to see $5.49 for regular. I bought a nice ball cap to add to my collection from the price I saved by having 3/4 of a tank... More 

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Bellflower, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Any trail head with flushing toilets gets an A from me. If you're backpacking parking is $5 a night which is a deal compared to other parks.

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Sedona, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

traveling down route 101 S., this is the first stop when she do have a few restaurants about 45 miles north. The restaurant bathrooms next to the market were very dirty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

They are helpful and a great source for Big Sur. We had trouble finding Pfeiffer Beach, and they helped us get there, and enjoy a great afternoon.

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The station was closed every tme we went there. The maps outside were nice, and the access to trails in the big sur was terrific. Can stop here to find a trail that is dog friendly. Note: what they are calling "easy" would be moderate at any other campground, and strenuous is only for aerobics instructors who are rock climbers... More 

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