(I wish tripadvisor let you give half stars, I'd give this about 3.5)
I stayed here for one night in one of their "Adventure Tents", which are tent cabins with a few more amenities. I have stayed in tent cabins before in Curry Village in Yosemite, which is pretty much what I was comparing it too. The campground and tent cabins are located right along the Big Sur river, and the motel rooms and store/restaurant are right on Highway 1. There are stairs connecting the two. There was a private party on the deck at the back of the bar, which was very loud (both music and drunk people), but they did turn off the music around 9:30, so it wasn't too bad. The bar/restaurant was very crowded, even on a Sunday night. The store sells some meals (in fact, their pre-made salads are surprisingly good for the middle of nowhere), but primarily focuses on stuff for grilling, so there's more raw meat than cooked stuff. (There are grills by each tent cabin and campsite.) But there are precious few restaurants in Big Sur (which is a good thing, I don't want it to be a strip mall), and they fill up quickly and close early, so plan ahead for food -- don't just get there and hope it'll work out. The food in the bar/restaurant looked pretty good, but it was just way too crowded for my tastes.
The adventure tent itself was well appointed, with a wood burning stove (too hot to use it, though), queen bed, 2 chairs, lamp, table, and towels/soap/shampoo. The bed was very comfy.
The one downside is the location of the adventure tents within the campground. They clearly put some thought into it by putting them at one end of the campground, away from much of the noise and main driveway. The downside is that you're right next to the staff housing, and their front porch lights tend to stay on kind of late. Since the tent cabins are white canvas, this makes them pretty light inside. There is a small fence between the campground and staff housing, but it doesn't go far enough back to block the light. The staff housing also has cars coming and going later into the night and early in the morning. The adventure tents also include access to a private outhouse near the tents. Which is great in that you don't have to walk all the way to the bathrooms in the middle of the night, but the downside is that your tent is 10 feet away from an outhouse, and if your neighbor has all sorts of problems with his bodily functions and likes to grunt loudly while on the toilet, this can be a less than enjoyable experience. Frankly, I'd have been fine in a regular tent cabin, but unlike Curry Village you do have to bring your own linens for a tent cabin, and as this was part of a 14 day road trip, that wasn't an option for me. I'd rather they just added an option to rent towels and sheets for an extra $5 or $10/night and have you stay in the tent cabins.
The campground does connect with one of the trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur park, and you do have access to the river for wading/tubing.
The bathrooms were clean, and there are newer coin-op showers in one set of bathrooms, and free showers in the other set which is a longer walk. The staff was super friendly. I'd probably stay here again, and they clearly put some thought into the adventure tents, but a couple of things they intended as perks ended up being downsides for me. If it hadn't been for the other person staying in the neighboring tent and using the outhouse all the time, it might have been a much more enjoyable experience. I know the campground has no control over who stays there, but it served to highlight the shortcomings instead of accentuating the benefits, and that's just the way things turn out.
Also, for the benefit of your fellow campers, remember that if you're between the light and the tent wall, you're giving a shadow puppet performance on the exterior wall, so keep that in mind if you're changing clothes or something.
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