Treebones is glamping at its finest. We stayed in yurt #11, with a "partial ocean view", however you really get a full ocean view with a few yurts between you and the ocean (not a big deal!)
1. The yurts are very comfortable and clean. I don't camp - I felt comfortable at all times!
2. The bathrooms are excellent!! I was a bit afraid of using a shared bathroom (i've never done this before) - but the showers/bathrooms were really nice/clean and honestly I was the only one in there 95% of the time. It was much busier on the weekend and around breakfast though. I had to go in the middle of the night - just took my flashlight and was treated to an amazing sky full of stars!
3. The restaurant food is AMAZING. So fresh and just wonderful. Both nights we had actual family members from the family who own the propery serve us, which was really neat to see. Did I mention the food was AMAZING?!? The salads were direct from the on-site organic garden - picked that day, need I say more?
4. The property afforded nice outdoor spaces to enjoy the views. The pool area was really nice, there were also chairs and benches scattered around to just sit and hang.
5. The staff was so friendly and helpful! They helped us with everything....suggestions for where to hike, helped with baggage, helped with ice, etc...etc!! We were greeted by EVERYONE we ran into. Such a nice, friendly vibe all the way around.
6. Just an overall awesome way to experience this part of the Big Sur coast.
1. The location - it's at the VERY south tip of Big Sur. If you want to see the main part of Big Sur...Big Sur Station, Julia Pfeiffer State Park/Beach - you will have a significant drive. It's more like a day trip to that part of Big Sur. There are plenty of great beaches/hikes near Treebones, which we did, but if you are specifically looking to spend more time at the spots further north or in Big Sur proper, I would suggest staying closer to those spots. That being said, if you don't mind driving back and forth on the road, then Treebones is a nice remote spot. The location was not a Con for us, but it might be for some people.
2. The yurts on not sound proof - so expect to hear lots of, um, well...how shall I say...noises of all kinds! Let's just say this, Treebones is a very romantic and freeing place : ) Use your ear plugs as needed.
I highly recomment Treebones, and we will be going back. Some tips:
*As some reviewers have said, this is not a traditional resort...so don't expect it to be. Consider it a luxury hippie encampment. Be one with nature...not fancy toileries or 800 count sheets. There's such a good vibe and beautiful scenery - just enjoy it for what it is and you will experience the magic of Big Sur.
*The partial ocean view yurts still have an ocean view (the porches face the ocean), while the mountian view yurts do not.
*Bring your own ice chest/snacks to cut down on food expenses. We brought our own wine and enjoyed before dinner, and brought our own snacks for lunch. Breakfast is free (very yummy). Save your dollars for the amazing dinners at the restaurant and sushi bar.
*Remember your bathing suit for the heated pool that overlooks the ocean!
*The yurts are not cleaned everyday like a normal hotel room, so you need to ask for new towels everyday if you need them.
I would be happy to answer any questions about our experience at Treebones!