I've had my eye on this resort for, literally, YEARS, and was just recently able to make the timing and reservation happen. So glad we did!!! What a fun concept, yurts along the California coast with fantastic views, fresh air, and the Pacific Ocean to feast your eyes upon. Just what we needed.
If you're interested in the "idea" of camping, but don't really want to camp, then this is a perfect option. You have the comfort of a queen sized bed, an in-room sink, table and chairs and a sofa to relax on, not to mention the Adirondack chairs on your deck for lazing about and soaking in some sun. You will have to use a communal bathroom for toilets and showers, but they were kept neat as a pin, supplied with body wash and hair dryers. Depending on your yurt location, you may have a bit of a walk. Neither my husband or myself experienced waiting times for toilets or showers, which was nice, even though the resort was fully booked.
The front desk staff was super nice, in fact EVERYONE was super nice. We were given a printed sheet that had local trails nearby, which was appreciated and handy to have.
Free breakfast, freshly made waffles (that you make!) are excellent, the homemade granola is delicious, fresh eggs each morning, toast, juice, yogurt...you decide, it's all great!! The owner happened to be in the dining room and gave me the great hint to put my plate and butter on top of the waffle maker to warm up both, brilliant! :-)
Aside from breakfast, we ate in the restaurant twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both meals were OUTSTANDING. Pricey, but very much worth the money.
Yurt location is key...there are some with full views of the ocean, some with partial ocean view, and still others with mountain views. From walking the grounds, it looks as if Yurt 9 & 10 are super ideal for unobstructed ocean views...but you will pay more. We were in Yurt 2, which had a partial view, and the best thing about it was the proximity to the restrooms. For some that may be a drawback, but for me, it was something I appreciated. It is also close to the lobby and restaurant. I had read another review that said that their room heater was on a 1-hour timer, ours was not...it ran off and on all night. The Yurts do heat up during the day, so if the temps are warm, you may want to roll up the window covers for some air, but close them up before the sun drops down because it can get chilly at night. Refreshing, really, more than bone cold...at least during our stay.
Tip: Be sure to bring binoculars. We were able to walk to the peak of the grounds, in front of Yurt 9, and look to the left and saw a lot of elephant seals sunning themselves on a nearby beach. We also spotted California Condors while driving and hiking about a bit north of Treebones. What a treat!
We'll definitely be back, it was a great, peaceful time. Save up your pennies and treat yourself, it is WELL WORTH it! Super friendly and accommodating staff, warm atmosphere.
There are family sized yurts, but be advised, no children under 6 are allowed. It's a "camp...
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Green Features: This is a "green" resort. You are reminded to go green whenever possible, that's a real theme throughout the resort. You won't see paper plates, plastic tableware, you are encouraged to recycle and reuse whenever possible.
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