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Ripplewood Resort

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47047 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given Ripplewood 3 stars if 3 stars meant "good" instead of "average" on the TA rating scale, because it deserves the benefit of the doubt. My sister and I stayed at the Fernwood last year on a weekend hiking trip. This year we stayed in Cabin 17, which was the first cabin in but still set well... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ripplewood Resort consists of about 1 dozen cabins in a grove of redwoods next to the Little Sur river. Our cabin slept 2 and had a little deck that gave right onto the river, lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine and share your snacks with the Stellar's Jays that drop by (these beautiful powder blue-grey birds are like... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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50 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for 1 night with my family (2 adults and 2 teens) : we enjoy the cabin (# 10) with his old time look but at the price paid, I believe it should be perfectly clean with good matress. It wasn’t the case! - Location: in the earth of big sur area. - Cabins: look mom and pop... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We were miserably cold the first night in our cabin - it took a full night for the cabin to warm up from us burning fire in the stove. The next two nights were fine. The heater, at least in our cabin four, didn't really heat. We go to Big Sur twice a year - so we're used to its... More 

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Ottawa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Me and my wife had a reservation in Ripplewood resort for the night of 13th December, 2015. This was our first time in California and we were travelling by car from Monterey to Big Sur. We reached Big Sur around 8 in the evening. We called the reservation desk a few times to get exact directions (GPS got confused) but... More 

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mendocino
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We visited Ripplewood on our way south to Southern California. We had a lovely spacious comfortable cabin. Price was reasonable (for Big Sur) and their breakfasts were excellent (not included in price). This for us was a real find as we had been staying at other places in the area for several years. We will definitely return.

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What a wonderful place, it's a little pricey, but it's hard to put price on tranquility. Every one should try a place with no phone service, Internet access, TV or radio to bring you back to the way things used to be before we were so dependent on our gadgets. This place is a good for one on one time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night on a stop off on a road trip. For the rate we payed it was a nice cabin, small but lovely. Was a little scarey to start with, but once the room warmed up and got dinner close by, was a perfect rest from the road :) the smells of the redwood with the rain ^_^... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

On previous years I stayed down the road at the Fernwood (I still think it's fine there). But since the Fernwood was full I stayed there with my brother. The Ripplewood is roomier and our cabin was back off the road a bit and this meant that it was lots more quiet. Though there were just two of us out... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My husband and I are long-time visitors to Big Sur, but this was our first stay at Ripplewood. We enjoyed our stay very much and would absolutely return. We stayed in Cabin 4, which is right on the river with a lovely view from the deck. These are summer cabins built in the 1920s, I believe, so they are rustic... More 

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