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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to be ok with things like floors that aren't level, inside doors that don't close quite right and other very small things. Then this place is heaven. Get a cabin on the river and look at them on their website. They're all quite different. We loved ours and will go back again. The location is wonderful and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (my wife and 12 year old son) stayed a couple nights as we traveled the California coast on a family vacation. Our cabin had a wood burning stove that we used to make s'mores. The location was great for venturing out to Big Sur sights and the cabin was well-equipped to make our stay pleasant. My son actually enjoyed... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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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
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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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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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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