We stayed at Treebones for my wife's birthday in February and it was fantastic. I don't usually write lengthy reviews, but Treebones Resort requires one.
If you are looking for all of the luxuries and amenities of a hotel, do not stay here. If you are seeking a unique experience that perfectly melds together both nature and comfort, peace and tranquility, Treebones Resort is the place for you.
We snagged the last available Yurt, so it was a large family yurt. It was great! Hardwood floors, in room sink, small heater. We did stay during winter and the little heater had a tough time keeping up, but we planned ahead, packed warm pajamas, and enjoyed snuggling close under the thick quilts. We were close to the bathrooms, which had concerned me given the reviews about noise, but we heard no one walking past.
The Yurts are closer together than we had expected but we didn't experience any noise issues. The resort definitely did have a village-like ambiance. Sundown was a great experience as everyone with an ocean view Yurt sat on their porches with bottles of wine, whereas everyone without an ocean view Yurt wandered the grounds with their bottles of wine. Please note, there are benches and swings hidden throughout the grounds to enjoy the sunset. This is definitely a place for couples and/or friends, but probably less so for families. Also, outdoor lighting is kept to a minimum, allowing for great stargazing.
After long days of hiking, the last thing you want to do is search the PCH for a place to eat. We loved that Treebones had two restaurants as we then had variety each night. Both the restaurant and the sushi bar were great! Yes, prices are a little high but given the high quality of the food and the convenience of being onsite, it was well worth it.
The continental breakfast, though small on options is both great on taste and hearty, a good preparation for a day of hiking. The coffee is fantastic but the view from the outdoor "breakfast bar" is the best as we watched the grey whales migrate back north while we ate our scrambled eggs and yogurt.
Yes, the bathrooms are communal (like at a campground). However, these bathrooms are far more upscale and well kept (even had radiant heat floors). Also, since Treebones is relatively small (in comparison to campground), we never experienced a wait for either the showers or the toilets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unusual and unique eco-lodge experience with immense and expansive ocean views on Big Sur's remote and rugged south coast. Guests enjoy cozy comforts in fully furnished tent-like yurts or choose a campsite and bring all their own tents/gear to camp. Resort 'feel' in rustic setting. Two popular restaurant venues with cozy, communal atmosphere boast great service, organic, locally sustained cuisine with same great views. Massage services, hiking information, and modern book & sundries store on premises. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treebones Resort Big Sur
- Treebones Hotel Big Sur