I did a lot of research before deciding on a place to stay in Big Sur, and went with Ripplewood because it seemed like it was the best value for the price. The cabin was quaint, cozy, and very clean. We stayed in Cabin #5, and although we didn't hate it, we'd go with a cabin right on the river next time. Also Cabin #5 doesn't get much direct sunlight. We loved that everything was so convenient: cooking utensils & some dinnerware are already provided, grocery store & gas station are across the street, restaurants right next door, a new firewood bundle every night, etc.
Because I read in other reviews that the cabins were already stocked with cooking tools and bowls/dishes/etc., I didn't pack anything for the kitchen and found myself in need of a strainer and a wine bottle opener (don't forget to pack these!)
Altogether, we had an amazing time and would definitely stay here again!
p.s. We didn't care much for the hikes at Andrew Molera State Park, but would recommend checking out Pfeiffer State Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
- Ripplewood Big Sur