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Treebones Resort

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71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

People who give this place bad reviews either have lost their sense of adventure or never had one to begin with. The only thing I can say about Treebones is that it's perfect in almost every way. The stress of life melts away when you check in and is blocked from even entering your mind for the entirety of your... More 

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2 Thank Scott L
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Dear Scott, Thank you for your fifth return visit. and thank you for your endorsements. I would encourage readers to visit our website before booking a stay with us. We are not a typical hotel/motel venue...if you are in high heels or a suit instead of hiking boots with binoculars....you may be looking for a different type of experience than... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A terrible rip off. For over $400 per night, you'd think a comfortable spot with an amenity or two would be offered, but no. The yurt was freezing cold, with cheap dorm-room furniture, and no bathroom. There was a false fireplace that gave off no heat, and gross itchy blankets provided. The check in staff was oblivious and rude. The... More 

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8 Thank CharleneWasHere
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try. Although we receive a report twice every day from our staff that let's us know how our guests are doing...we were not aware of your dissatisfaction. in general, Big Sur would be one of the most difficult places to 'run a scam'...it takes a huge level of dedication and effort on behalf of... More 

Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tree bones was absolutely amazing. My husband and I decided to splurge on something a little different for our honeymoon and I couldn't have been happier. It is a yurt, so no bathroom in each room but everything was beautiful, clean and cozy. The service was great and food out of their own organic garden amazing. With a mountain backdrop... More 

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1 Thank Katie E
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and congratulations. I hope you can return to visit on your future anniversaries. More 

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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun and interesting place to stay right off the highway overlooking the ocean in Big Sur. We stayed in Yurt 16 which had an unobstructed view of the sunset from our private chairs. There was a sink in the yurt, which is a semi permanent structure, however, the bathroom and shower are nearby which were very clean... More 

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2 Thank bggz7c
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! glad you loved the unobstructed views. You got us right! we are a 'nice step between a hotel and a tent on the ground'...glamping. It allows our guests to feel close to nature yet have some of the comforts of home. Stay well, be happy, re-yurt with us again soon. More 

Lincoln, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We stayed in yurt #10 for three nights in late December 2015 and loved it. The views were amazing, saw many, many whales migrating, watched brave souls arrive and survive a night in the Nest despite cold temps and high wind. We felt safe, comfortable and cozy in our spacious and quiet yurt. The heater worked well, though it turns... More 

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3 Thank Gail A
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Gail, i believe you have reviewed us most accurately. Other readers will appreciate the hiking tips too...you can't go wrong on a hike in Big Sur! As the owner and builder of Treebones i want to wholeheartedly thank you for wishing us years of success and for also appreciating the effort it took to create our dream. Many... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Yurtlife rocks. Private garden, ocean view, happy staff, and lovely bathrooms for glamping. Try to reserve a seat at the sushi bar bc it's tiny and in demand. Really, you can't find accommodations this unique and cozy and clean--the communal bathrooms were key, and the food was delicious too.

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1 Thank momentarydelay
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try and for your review! we aim to please and yes! we are unique in the theme of glamping ....it's different...so is Big Sur Stay Happy and re-yurt with us as soon as you can. More 

Stonington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Stayed with our 2 kids (ages 10 & 12 ) for 2 nights at Treebones and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lucked out with the weather for late December - mid 50s and blue sky until rain on the last day. First night was Yurt 7 - with a gorgeous ocean view. It was windy so there was ambient noise at... More 

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3 Thank eeppfox
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and thoughtful review. I will definitely check in with our breakfast crew and find out what's up with the coffee.(?) ....that's the most important part of the morning! Be blessed today More 

SANTA MONICA
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For those who quake at the mention of a yurt, picturing yak felt on the Mongolian steppes, TreeBones will be a very civilized and pleasant surprise. The canvas-clad yurts are spacious, sparse, and at the same time luxurious. I hate to use the term, 'glamping,' but that is exactly what TreeBones is. Each yurt has plenty of floor space, heaters,... More 

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1 Thank DANA B
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and encouraging others to 'step outside the box' and try something different....Yurts are cozy, warm and comfy. It may be a tent...but hey! why not? yolo. Glad you loved our baked in-house granola and that you found us a pleasant surprise. Warmly More 

Richmond, VA
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Our stay at Treebones was a special treat for our anniversary. We love the outdoors and camping and had always wanted to visit Big Sur and make the incredible drive along the Pacific Coast Highway so this was the perfect spot for us. Our yurt was perched up high with breathtaking views of the coast. We enjoyed several meals in... More 

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Thank Isabel52
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and a belated Happy Anniversary. Here's wishing you many more years of love and bliss together and may you re-yurt with us again in the near future. More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Read about this place online a few years ago and made a mental note to one day stay here. Our kids are finally old enough (ages 12, 10, 7) where we would feel comfortable bringing them to a place like this. We take our kids everywhere. Knowing this is a place where most people go to "get away", I did... More 

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3 Thank Hoovitz
MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try and for being honest about your experience here with children. We love families and children but it's quite true! the tent-like structures are not sound proof and more conducive to couples....and we try to express this without being disparaging. Be blessed today More 

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