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“Wonderful Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Sur Campground & Cabins

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Big Sur Campground & Cabins
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Route 1, Big Sur, CA   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2004

I recently stayed here with my husband for a mini mid summer vacation. Although I was not sure what to expect I was pleasantly surprised. Being new to camping we opted to "start slow" and stay in one of the small cabins on the property. I could not believe how nice it was! The bed was very comfortable, the room was spotlessly clean and the big picture window even had a set in bench for looking out on the camp. They even thought to include two plastic patio chairs with the cabins. Although the tent camping sites were much more sparse (as they are supposed to be) each one was clean and had the requisite fire pit and picnic table (as do the cabins). The grounds on the whole are very clean and I saw a truck come to empty the large trash bins on several occasions. In addition, the staff is wonderful! They were polite, courteous, and most importantly, helpful. To address the crowd issue, yes, this campground is crowded. There are lots of people coming and going, but we never felt too crowded or had any problem with excessive noise. The most prevalent sound is children laughing and having fun, never a bad sound! And by 8ish, the noise is barely audible. All in all, I would highly recommend this campsite. It is good for about anyone who wants a clean, safe place to stay. One recommendation, there are VERY few amenities here. Bring your own firewood and all your food from home or you will be paying WAY too much!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2004

My husband and I camped there on Memorial weekend, 2004, and were very disappointed with the camp spot. Neighboring campers were practically sitting in our laps, along with their dogs and children. It's definitely not the place to go if you want a peaceful experience under the stars. There was absolutely no privacy. We were able to switch to a different camp spot in a “nook,” but even from this better spot, I could see at least 20 other tents--it was a village of tents and campfires. Quiet time was at 10 pm sharp, so don't make a peep, not even a whisper, after that because you'll be told to hush by park management. I wouldn't visit this crowded, squishy location again, especially on a holiday weekend. If you must, choose an end camp spot, or one on the river on the northern end (not southern end, that’s where our first spot was), but be ready to hear lots of kids playing and splashing in the water all day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2004

The cabins are fabulous. The trees reach up to the sky, and the stars are like glitter at night. A perfect way to get away from it all. Next store is a general store, restaurant, gasoline, and anything else you need. Very refreshing.

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Additional Information about Big Sur Campground & Cabins

Address: Route 1, Big Sur, CA
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located among majestic Coastal Redwood trees along the pristine Big Sur River, Big Sur Campground and Cabins offers camping and lodging with the emphasis on Family. Enjoy tent and RV camping on the forest floor as you watch the kids inner tube by in the cool water. Or pamper your family in one of several styles of cabins, from rustic tent cabins to fully equipped cabins with kitchens and fireplaces. ... more   less 
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