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Treebones Resort

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71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first experience of staying in a yurt. We appreciated the novelty, spaciousness and comfort, as well as the aesthetics of the internal wooden frame. We stayed in Yurt #3 which was the only option when we booked relatively late. Others have identified this as the worst of the yurts. We have no way of making comparisons but... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Treebones Resort is totally worth the drive! We were lucky enough to stay in the Treehouse for the night that we were there! It was such a unique room. The we could see so many stars through the skylight and hear the sea lions on the coast calling to each other! Event hough the evening was quite chilly, between the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying in a yurt is a fun experience. And given that its not a standard hotel room, you should expect some quirks. For example, we stayed in the family yurt with 2 teens. One of the beds had a 'curtain' that could be drawn around it for privacy, but the curtain did not close completely leaving a 5' wide gap,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were just back from Treebones! Awesome experience; romantic and peaceful getaway. Magnificent ocean and mountain views. We stayed at an ocean view tent. Staff was great. Facilities were clean. Food was delicious; we had the seafood pasta last Friday. I had sushi Saturday; it was very good. I had the Hanalei. Thanks Treebones for the wonderful experience. We will... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As noted in other reviews, Treebones is a quirky and beautiful place to land for peace and rejuvenation amid the majesty of the northern California coast. Though there are quite a few yurts, campsites and unique lodging places (human nest, anyone?) the place never felt less than serene, and the views over the Pacific were gorgeous (especially at sunset). The... More 

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MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for highlighting our great staff...they are a wonderful group of genuinely friendly and helpful people who truly love providing a great guest experience. There are twenty two staff members who live on site with our family, we all live off the grid and spend time in weekly Department meetings discussing our work and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it seemed expensive on booking, afterwards we thought it was worth the money. Such a quirky, well run, well managed place. Sushi was delicious. We sat having beers literally watching dozens and dozens of breaching whales in front of our yurt. A friendly atmosphere, clean facilities.

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MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your succinct review. It's funny to our team that guests use the word 'quirky' to describe Treebones...perhaps the yurts? We try not to take ourselves too seriously , since living and working as a community off the grid, in a remote and rugged place like this takes alot of determination and focus and effort....so... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Spent only one night. Wish it had been two at least. Our yurt was more comfortable than many hotels I have visited. We felt we were on a great adventure. Rustic with a stunning view of the ocean and a deck. The bedding was snuggly and warm. It was so hard to leave the bed this morning. It was wonderful.... More 

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MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review..we love to hear you had an adventure here and also that the beds were so comfortable....we aim to please! do return when you can stay longer...the yurts book up about 4-5 months in advance..just for your planning. and you are correct, yurt 15 & 16 are favored for their remote location...but Yurt 10 is also... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Treebones is so awesome!! There are several yurts, tent sites, a treehouse, and a "nest." Our yurt was a partial ocean view & was perfect. We did some whale watching while listening to sea lions on the deck of our yurt. Best of all, it is completely off the map - they have their own water system and electricity source.... More 

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Treebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with inquiring guests! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is true that we are completely 'off the grid'. We generate our own power, have our own septic system, satellite internet and we have also been blessed with abundant clean water. Our water comes from... More 

San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My daughter and I were on a road trip and decided to stop here for lunch. What a pleasant surprise. The menu was great and the food was 5 star. The view was just as spectacular. We saw whales with our binoculars until the fog started to roll in. It was awesome. The grounds were like a scene from "... More 

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Treebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch! We may be biased, but we think we have the best burger around. We also got a kick out of your "Teletubbies" reference in regards to our grounds, whimsical is the feel we go for, and so your pretty spot on! Thank you. More 

Petaluma
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nothiing but good things to say about this property. We resereved a full ocean view yurt (#8) and it was perfect! Both restaurants are excellent and worth visiting even if you are not staying at the resort. Great day hikes within just a few miles (important once you've made the drive all the way here). Can't wait to visit again.

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Treebones, Manager at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with inquiring guests. It's true- although we don't have hikes right off of the property, we have some of the best beaches and hikes on the coast just a short drive away (and often less crowded than Big Sur proper). We recommend checking out Sandollar Beach and... More 

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