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Treebones Resort

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71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Treebones Resort
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TreeBones is right in the heart of the Big Sur coast. Its draw is about 20-or-so yurts and some very quirky features like a constructed raised wooden cove which does totally look like a nest. Big Sur in general ain't cheap as there are so few accommodations allowed in the park, and its right on the best part of the... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 50-something friend and I tried a yurt as a unique experience while weeklong trip up California coast. It was unique but tree bones is very expensive with uneven service. Positives: the yurt is cool, spacious and very clean. Negatives: yurt is too cold to hang out in and bathroom is a cold walk outside to the main lodge. Tree... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large yurts with queen size bed, couch and sink. Gas heaters kept the unit toasty. Bathrooms and showers a short walk away (very clean). Outside the yurt were two chairs for taking in the amazaing view (we had a partial view of the ocean unit which was fine). Secret tip--if you walk in after 5:00 and they have availability... More 

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MrsTreebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your positive experience staying with us! Thank you also for sharing the helpful tip about our "Walk-In Rate". If you come in after 5pm on a weekday (Sun-Thurs) and there is still a room available we offer a significant discount. This offer is available November through March,... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Treebones for our anniversary. We chose the camping option. This experience is definitely worth the minimal cost - where else can you camp on a cliff in Big Sur overlooking the ocean and preserve total privacy, quiet, and have access to an unbeatable sushi restaurant and waffle breakfast? My husband and I have thought about making this... More 

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MrsTreebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your camping experience! We agree that the camping is a great deal, especially considering the added perks you can't find at most other campgrounds such as breakfast, ocean views, nice showers and restrooms, pool and jacuzzi. We hope you will visit us again sometime! Fall is a beautiful time of year... More 

Peoria, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Treebones Is very unique but one day is probably plenty. The rest rooms are some of the best in a camping type of setting that I have had. Staff at the lodge is just average in personal friendliness. I would say to my friends that the experience may be overrated.

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MrsTreebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. It is important for inquiring guests to know what to expect: Our campsites are all full ocean view, include a full breakfast, use of the pool and jacuzzi, restrooms and showers. You bring your own tent and bedding. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Treebones Resort on the 5th of January for 1 night during our drive through California. We booked an ocean view yurt and arrived just before sunset. I have to say that staying at Treebones left me speechless. The Yurt was absolutely beautiful, clean, welcoming and the view was gorgeous. We watched the sunset from... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband, two kids (ages 9 and 7) and I spent three nights over New Years week at Treebones. We all enjoyed the experience. The setting is the primary attraction. The website refers to the possibility of seeing whales just over the cliff and I assumed this required high powered binoculars. I was wrong: it was easy to spot whales... More 

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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My bf and I stayed in the ocean facing yurt #13 with another couple, and I was amazed that the yurt is larger than my studio apt in SF. We brought our own board games for entertainment. The yurt had partitions between the 2 beds for a little bit more privacy. The weather was rainy on the first day we... More 

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I've heard about Treebones Resort for a few years now and have always wanted to check it out. It's not cheap to stay there so it required months of careful planning and saving to make it happen. The drive to Treebones itself it epic...down and around winding roads overlooking the Pacific Ocean, through magical forests and past quaint little towns... More 

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Treebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We have to agree that we have great people on staff here. It is also helpful for inquiring guests to know that the yurts are not soundproof. They have canvas walls and although we have quiet hours that we try to enforce and ear plugs provided just in case... it is true... More 

San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So I've been wanting to stay at Treebones for years. I just find the whole concept of staying in a yurt rather appealing, cozy but cavernous at the same time. And I don't have to set one up like Rock Hudson tried to do in "Man's Favorite Sport?" when he pretended to be a world-class sportsman. And that was just... More 

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Treebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review for inquiring guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Address: 71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Treebones Resort Big Sur
Treebones Hotel Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#4 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur

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