I stayed at a Treebones tent site (#3) September 24th and 25th. I was on a solo photography trip shooting stock video and I really needed an economical place to set up camp and use as a base. I chose Treebones over one of the other nearby campgrounds because I really wanted a warm shower and definitely needed electrical outlets to re-charge my camera batteries. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was awesome. I feel bad, but I never got a chance to use the restaurant. After being out shooting all day I pretty much just cooked my own dinner, had a few cold beers and read in my tent. I'm used to camping in New Hampshire's White Mountains and I can say that I have never seen the stars look this amazing as they did in the Big Sur night sky. I had some initial reservations when I first got to Treebones because it was so far South from the center of Big Sur. I thought there would be nothing worthwhile to film, but I was so wrong. Some of the most beautiful parts of the Big Sur are right here on the Southern coast. There are great hiking trails (Cruickshank being my favorite), a great day trip to Ragged Point, San Simeon and Cambria, and to the North a bit is a trail with access to an amazing private beach (I'll keep this one to myself). I don't know how people could say that the staff wasn't friendly here. The woman at the front desk couldn't be any more personable. I was actually a little homesick since I don't usually travel without my family and it was nice to see her smiling face everyday. Hope to come back with my wife and teenage sons someday soon. Thanks!
- 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