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Fernwood Resort

47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Fernwood Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to celebrate my birthday in Big Sur and was struggling to find a nice and affordable place that would accommodate 10 people. The cabins at Fernwood were perfect, very clean, comfortable, affordable, had everything we needed, and we had a great time. We booked the cabins in January to go there the last weekend of March. Apparently we... More 

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Portland, OR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You pay (dearly) for the price, and nothing else. The good: -- great location, by a bubbling brook in the middle of Big Sur -- on the road side of Hwy 1 but it's actually really quite at night so road noise is not a concern -- Very clean -- Wood floor (looks cleaner than carpet) The bad (so many):... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed in one of the adventure tents, and it was an experience that we'll never forget! The tent had a super comfortable queen sized bed with lots of blankets. Plenty of places to plug in phones and electronics, though there isn't any service in the area and you're completely off the grid. The tent also had a table and... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed in room B along Hwy 1 frontage. Knowing Big Sur to be pricey, we got a room for $149 for two nights in early December. "Resort" is a bit of a stretch but it was quaint. Pros: priced on the lower end for the area, location in the middle of everything, comfy beds, soft towels, attached general store... More 

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Buellton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Rented cabin 30 on short notice, even though they have a 2 night minimum they let us have it for a single night. Cabin was quite modern, and was nestled amongst some huge redwoods. Cabin came with a queen bed plus a twin bunk, shower, fully equipped kitchen and dining / living area, everything was spotlessly clean. Walking out of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed two nights in their motel in September in a Queen Room. The Big Sur is a delightful place, with stunning hikes and perceptibly different vibe to the rest of California. We loved the countryside and the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. We paid $140 a night for our room. Which for the Big Sur I... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

One of my all time favorite locations to "get away". Located in the heart of Big Sur with multiple lodging options. Lovely little general store and Fernwood also offers a restaurant and a bar. I will definitely return again and again!

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Downey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Campground clean. Coin operated showers very nice and not over priced. We were there Sunday thru Thursday. Not packed - but not empty. Still nice & quiet. Most sites are close to the Big Sur river. We woke up to the sound of the river and the turkeys that come out in the morning. No internet or phone connection at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped at this site for a quick snack while driving the PCH to LA. When we arrived in Santa Clara, I realized that I had lost my wallet. Upon further review I was able to determine that it was at Fernwood that I had last seen my wallet. When I called back they had indeed found it and more... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Two of my girlfriends and I drove Rt. 66 from St. Louis to Big Sur. After a lot of research, we decided to stay at Fernwood. We wanted to stay in the woods, not on the side of hwy 1 in a motel. I'm so happy with the decision. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in cabin... More 

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