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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, Treebones has an absolutely beautiful view, high up over the Pacific, which in itself may be worth the price of admission. It's a very peaceful location, and at night the stars are incredibly clear and beautiful. I like the concept of the place as well--the yurts are cool, and I like that the place is eco-friendly. On... More 

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watsugirl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last night. For an expensive place , the service was terrible, the room had dried throw up just outside the door and the help was rude to uninterested. Breakfasts as awful With so many places to stay inBigSurin this price range, opt out of this one.

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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great concept hotel with the Yurts and its sustainable water and electricity..the grounds and the yurts are all lovely and well kept..but for $300 a night I expect a decent mattress. This mattress in room 11 was really uncomfortable, we complained after the first night and was told 'noted' well thats nice but dont you think at that... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am totally in love with Treebones and already started spreading the love. We came here during Valentine's day weekend and this place was absolutely perfect in every way. Everything here is so magical, pure, and cozy. It was a complete zen compared to the city life we are used to. I know everyone raves about the yurts but we... More 

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San Jose, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place!!! My wife picked Treebones for our annual Thanksgiving get away. One of the best we have ever done! Yurts were very comfortable, staff friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Sushi bar was to VERY good. Views, hiking were all great. We will go back!

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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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