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Ripplewood Resort

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47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ripplewood Resort
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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
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Sanford, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in cabin 12B which shares a wall with 12A. It's close to the library, gas station and store/office and walking distance to the Restaurant RoadHouse which is across the street. The accommodations were rustic which is what campground cabins are. There was a refrigerator and coffee maker in the room. It was comfortable and clean. I had my... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best vacations ever ! Cabin #6 sits beside the pristine Big Sur River and under a grove of huge Redwood trees and has everything you need for a cozy and comfortable stay. The cabin was very clean, fresh linens and CLEAN ! They aren't new and modern, but that would ruin the fun. Can't wait... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our cabin was nestled between a redwood grove and the Big Sur River. Great setting. Waited in line in the camp store to check in. Staff was helpful but a bit clueless. When we entered our cabin we were overwhelmed by a strange, curry-like smell. However once we opened the windows, the wonderful smell of eucalyptus trees replaced the odd... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went with a friend on a road trip around California, our ride was a Harley Davidson Electraglide! It was our first overnight. In always perfect, particularly if you like quietude and getting that Jack Kerouac vibe. We were going to eat out, but the general store provided what we needed. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.

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Elkton, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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West Sacramento, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

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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
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur

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