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Ripplewood Resort

Certificate of Excellence
47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Ripplewood Resort
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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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Suisun City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Ripplewood during the week , and our stay was very nice ! We stayed in the duplex cabin 12a. Although the walls were thin and we could hear our neighbors sometimes, it didn't bother us too much as we were gone most of the day. The shower was pretty small but manageable and had lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 3 nights for a wedding...cabins were comfy and well-kept. Staff was friendly, grounds are pretty with several varieties of wildflowers and plants that added to the charm. Did not eat at the café but the store was convenient and well-stocked. My only regret was not staying in a cabin on the Big Sur River side: ours was fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 29, 2015

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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9 hotel reviews
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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
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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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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 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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