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Ripplewood Resort

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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  • 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We found this small resort on Hwy 1 through TA and booked this half cabin. It was an awesome evening with wildlife all around and surrounded by huge redwood trees and fresh air. It has an outside table and chairs to enjoy the surroundings. The restaurant has a wild variety of breakfast dishes to choose from as well and the... More

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Blue Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ripplewood was suggested to us by the Ventana Wildlife Society as a place to stay when we came to Big Sur to see the VWS reintroduced condor population. Living in the redwoods of Humboldt County, we are quite familiar with rustic and loved Ripplewood. It was surprisingly quiet and we came at a time when nearly all of the wild... 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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#6 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins. ... more   less 
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