We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Big Sur hotels

Ripplewood Resort

Save Saved
You added Ripplewood Resort to your Saves list
47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Hotel amenities
Ripplewood Resort
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Big Sur
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (62)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Elkton, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First west coast trip to celebrate my 50th! loved staying here. very low key and in keeping with the Big Sur vibe. loved the sound of the creek outside the window and having a bonfire at night. we did have skunks living under the cabin but we left each other alone! very convenient to sights in the area. Nice to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Cabin 15, and our friends stayed in Cabin 10, across the highway. Cabin 10 has a funny circular floor plan. Cabin 15 has a queen and twin beds in the main room where there's also a couch, coffee table, dining table, and fireplace. There is another queen bed in a separate room, and a bathroom with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our PCH tour and wanted a quiet night in the big Sur to experience "a night in the woods" and Ripplewood resort didn't disappoint. We booked cabin 2 after reading all the reviews and we had a great night, arrived early and were able to check in and have a good mooch around the area. Our cabin... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in cabin #4. It was clean, calm, cozy and cute. The kitchenette was beautiful and convenient. I would have liked to stay there longer, but the were full on the other nights. I guess it THE place locals (SF, LA) rent. I would cross America again just to spent some nights there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When I made reservations for Ripplewood Resort, the reception warned me that the cabins were from the 1940s and rustic. I guess some people complain about this, but we loved it! It felt like a total relief from hectic everyday life and our cabin (17, not one of the ones by the river) was sparely furnished, but clean. Perfect for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Rented two cabins for a three day night over a weekend in August. The two cabins were 11 and 12A which were across highway 1 from each other. Cabin 11 had two queen beds and was close to the highway. As some previous reviewers have mentioned, there isn't much highway noise at night and my family wasn't bothered at all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the duplex cabin 12A and it was perfect for our one night in Big Sur. We read a review stating that the walls were thin and you can hear the neighbors in the attached duplex 12B, so we brought a portable fan to drown out the noise since I am a light sleeper. Sure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Absolutely brilliant! I'd found this place by accident and booked it 9 months in advance. We were half excited, half scared about what we were letting ourselves into. It would either be wonderful or disastrous. Having read previous reviews, we knew it wasn't a hotel and we would take Ripplewood on its merits. So, after a long and looping drive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was very happy to pull into our little cabin, down by the river on the other side of check in. Great time by the fire pit, wood is extra and I paid for two bundles. No TV or WiFi but that's what the gathering by the fire is all about. My daughter 17 woke me up to tell me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in these well-equipped cabins located right off of the main road. It was very quiet and peaceful but you could hear noise from the road. It did not bother us but it is a consideration for some. They provide you with maid service and a wood daily for a fire. There is a nice picnic table... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ripplewood Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ripplewood Resort

Address: 47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
Ripplewood Big Sur

186 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (186)
Room/suite (77)
View from room (6)
Hotel & grounds (13)
Pool/beach area (6)
Dining (3)
Bathroom (6)
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay