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Ripplewood Resort

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47047 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
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#6 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
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Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins.
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Lucie B wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, United Kingdom69 contributions18 helpful votes
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Big Sur as an area is quite pricey in terms of accommodation, so these cabins are pretty reasonable considering. We stayed in Cabin number 14 and I was really pleased with our choice. It was a great size with a separate kitchen, a dining and living room and a bedroom. The living room had a fireplace and was wonderfully cosy once we got that going. Perfect for sitting by with a glass of red. Outside there was another fire pit and we wrapped ourselves up warm and cooked supper on it on one of the evenings. There is a small shop on sight for supplies but I would recommend stocking up before coming to the area as choice is somewhat limited. The cafe is also great, free coffee for people staying at Ripplewood and very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Mackenzie R wrote a review Oct 2020
Grass Valley, California60 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for a quick getaway to Big Sur. I picked the resort specifically so that we could both disconnect from the world for a while and it's great for that. There are no tv's in the cabin, no cell reception, and no wifi except for at the store/restaurant. We stayed in cabin 14 which came with a kitchen, fireplace, and an outside firepit. The kitchen is stocked with just enough for what you need to make simple meals which was nice. We enjoyed hanging out by the firepit and looking up at the stars. The light pollution was very low. The cabins were right off the highway too, so there was quite a bit of noise and it didn't seem very secluded. Unfortunately, the bed was hard as a rock and we both did not sleep well either night. The cabins do not come with a/c and it got insanely hot during the day indoors. Also, the shower was tiny. I am 5'8" and quite slender, but I could barely move around in it without hitting all the walls. The cabin also had a weird smell to it and didn't feel totally clean. It was an alright stay and it was the cheapest option at the time of booking, but I don't think we will stay here again. I will say that the restaurant is really good for breakfast though and the employees were polite and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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DMSMD64 wrote a review Aug 2020
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania436 contributions145 helpful votes
I didn’t stay at the resort; I only ate at the restaurant. I was riding the PCH on a Sunday morning and stopped for a break as the road was torn up for 30 miles. (Not that much of an issue in a car, but nerve-racking on a motorcycle) I was promptly seated, no wait, and my order immediately taken. I had the buttermilk pancakes. It is a family tradition to have pancakes every Sunday. These were some of the best I’ve ever had. They were almost a quarter inch thick yet very light and airy. The service was quick, polite and efficient. If I’m in the area again, I’ll be back for breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Catherine V wrote a review Oct 2019
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The cabins are well maintained. A few cobwebs here and there, but no smells, clean linen and bathrooms. We stayed in cabin 7, right on the river, which made for an amazing background noise for sleeping. It was very quiet. The check in at the store is very routine and efficient, but she is also running the store. They supply wood for a fire, the cabins are more spacious then you think. IT is a place to get away from being online bc you really only pick it up inside the store. We were there in Oct so the temp was perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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carolyn h wrote a review Oct 2019
Kansas City, Missouri302 contributions79 helpful votes
After 12 years of waiting, I finally got back to Big Sur. We only got to spend one night here, but it was perfect. I'm not sure what people expect when they stay here. Its states very clearly, NO WIFI, NO TV. so stop complaining. These are rustic cabins, think your granpas fishing cabin. Nothing fancy!!!, We rented cabin 8, 2 bedroom with queen beds. One room had overstuffed chair, the other had small table and chairs. The kitchen was small but you could fix simple meals here. There were enough settings for 4. The bathroom actually had a skylight in the shower. We are larger older people and we had plenty of room. The mattresses are not fancy pillowtops, but the ones in our cabin were ok. We had a fireplace and wood was provided with starter. There was a deck with table and chairs, plus firepit with chairs. We found the staff at store pleasant and helpful, its a tiny little two aisle store, minimum items. The cafe next door is open for breakfast and lunch. Its excellent, prices are the same as everything else in this area. Not cheap. If you want to enjoy Mother Nature, stay here, If not go down the road. We opened our windows, there was a great breeze, the river lulled us to sleep after setting out on the deck and watching the campers across the river build camp fires. Mountain jays woke us up. Again, if you expect air conditioners, staff to carry your luggage or fancy food, go on down the road. This is RUSTIC,RUSTIC, and perfect for many of us.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: We loved cabin 8, its riverside.
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ripplewood hotel big sur, ripplewood big sur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripplewood Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ripplewood Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pfeiffer Beach (1.6 miles), Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (1.1 miles), and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ripplewood Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a convenience store.
What food & drink options are available at Ripplewood Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ripplewood Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ripplewood Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant, Sierra Mar, and Nepenthe.
Is Ripplewood Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Big Sur.
Does Ripplewood Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.