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47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ripplewood Resort
Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Sacramento, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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15 hotel reviews
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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

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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

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed one night at Ripplewood en route from SF to LA. What a great place. Peaceful, charming and quaint, my wife, two teenagers and I had a really enjoyable time here. The cabin is really cool and, just five minutes walk further into the woods, we were able to swinm in the creek. There is an absolutely excellent restaurant and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have stayed at the RippleWood two different times now, and had a wonderful time on each occasion. There are around 16 cabins that are on the property, and each one is unique with their layouts, rooms, how many people can fit in, and ambiance. There is a store (where you also check in at), a small gas station, a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed one night here on our way south on the PCH. We stayed in cabin 12A. It sits off the highway and we heard no road noise. It has outside seating available and there is beautiful landscaping around the property. The cabin is cozy and there is no TV. The bed was very comfortable. The restaurant on sight is... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had the pleasure to stay in Cabin #9 on our honeymoon. It was everything we expected and more, the bed was comfortable, clean and well fitted with extra sheets for the cold mornings. Bring slippers to walk in the cabin as it does get cold at night and in the AM. The mornings were great with home made breakfast,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed in Cabin # 4 for one night and really wish I could have stayed longer. The river was gorgeous and so peaceful. The cabin is basic and reasonably priced for Big Sur. The kitchen had everything we needed; the heater and fireplace both worked well. Even though we visited in June, the property is in the woods and shady... 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): $
Also Known As:
Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
Ripplewood Big Sur

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