Riverside is PERFECT for families traveling together. There are not many places in Big Sur to accommodate family units at a moderate expense, only staying one night, private accommodations and NOT camping. I was so happy to find this cluster of cabins and camping sites, right on the river with perfect sized cabins, basic cooking needs, private bathrooms (with the right cabin choice) and wonderful scenery. Our 5 yr old spent forever just tossing river rocks into the fully flowing creek/river bed.
Pam is AMAZING with her outgoing personality, helpfulness and accommodation to tired travelers who are trying to be self-sufficient. She called us a couple of days before to warn us about travel issues on the 1 further north. She always emailed in a timely manner when I had questions about planning our stay. You can buy firewood in the office and other small sundries, use the firepit to cook hotdogs or grill. We hit the little grocery "Cookie Crock" in Cambria on the way into Big Sur from the south for our market supplies. No microwave, but the coffee maker is perfect for that evening cup of Joe while you watch the moon rise over the trees.
We stayed in Cabin 2, the parents in Cabin 1. Cabin 2 is bigger, not as rustic, kind of unfinished... but it's perfect. The heating works well, the bathroom is modern and clean. The beds were a little firm for me, but still comfortable. No mirror above the sink which is a little weird, but you get past it. Who cares about makeup out in the woods anyway? Cabin 1 was cute and cozy. Perfect for 2. If we come back to this area, we will definitely make this our stop. I wish we had had more time to explore the woods.
Check out the artwork tiles by local artist Claudia Sanchez for sale in the office. Animal and art lovers alike will find treasures in her tiles that make affordable and unique souvenir offerings. My recipients have all loved theirs.
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- Riverside Campground And Cabins Hotel Big Sur