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71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Unusual and unique eco-lodge experience with immense 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. Sustainability statement: We are dedicated to providing an honest eco-experience. We are off grid and over 50% sustained by solar power. We recycle and utilize our onsite garden and chickens to complete a composting cycle. We are also human-sustained: Meaning..we serve tourists with our hearts and our hands and there are humans behind the service here..not robots!
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Eric C wrote a review Oct 24
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If you want to experience Big Sur, this is where you do it. My wife and I have been visiting Treebones for the last 6 years. We celebrate our anniversary there and originally went on a recommendation from a friend. The very first year we went we stayed in campsite 101. It has breathtaking views of the pacific and is surrounded by beautiful plants and nature. If you are lucky as we are you will see humming birds enjoying a feast from all the flowers. Bee’s pollinating and beeing free. Whales breaching in the ocean and amazing birds gliding through the sky. This particular trip got interesting as the sky turned grey and the storm clouds rolled in. We set up camp and made sure to secure our things inside the tent and set the rain fly properly. It was going to be a wet night. At this point the staff were so great. They wanted to make sure we were happy and comfortable. We assured them that a little rain wouldn’t hurt us one bit. We proceeded to have an amazing dinner. We sat by the fire, and then decided. Rain is wet and so is the hot tub. So we soaked in the warm water and felt the rain fall around us. There was a magic that happened there. Despite the rain we had an amazing trip and got to experience what Big Sur is really about. Slowing down! Be in the moment. Be mindful. Be kind. Open your eyes and ears and put down your phone. If you take the time to practice this you will “get” Big Sur. Since that trip we chase the magic every year. 2020 has been a challenge for us all. We were unable to visit in March like we always do and we now have a trip planned in November. I can’t wait. Thank you Treebones and staff for making us feel like family. Oh. And it is an absolute must to have sushi while you are visiting. It is an incredible experience. Embrace it!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Eric, Thank you for making the time to share your recent experience here with our readership and for returning to Treebones many times. We truly appreciate your patronage! In your description you have indeed captured some of the wild magic that exists in Big Sur. It's layers upon layers of cultures, history, weather, nature, remoteness, rugged living ~ all rolled into a slice of life perched on the edge of our continent. It's truly magical as you describe! We are proud of the team of dedicated employees who choose to live in this remote area and offer their hearts and hands to our guests every day. Thank you again for your visit...hope you can return real soon to 'embrace perching on the edge with us!"
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Katie wrote a review Sep 2020
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My bf & I stay at Treebones every year! It's such a magical getaway and the perfect Big Sur destination. The yurts are cozy & their food is some of my favorite EVER! I could not recommend Treebones enough!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Corinne Handy, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here. For curious readers: we offer two dining venues ...one is the omikase sushi ...reserve ahead..$100 pp...amazing. The other is our Lodge Restaurant (currently seating is outdoors due to Covid restrictions) and features casual, yummy offerings highlighting our onsite organic garden harvests. Thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you here again soon!
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Cindy M. wrote a review Sep 2020
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As soon as Treebones reopened, we booked a long weekend and could not have had a better time considering everything going on in the world right now. The staff was very informative when it came to the limitations imposed for the safety of both the guests and staff. Guests did a nice job of maintaining a social distance and the distance between yurts was also very nice, not just because of the pandemic but for privacy and relaxation. There's a lot to do onsite, and a short distance away. The pool was warm, and the hot tub even warmer and inviting. What I loved most about the yurts was the space inside. We had a table to have breakfast, a cozy fireplace, a roomy bed, two sitting chairs inside and out, and an indoor sink/vanity at which we could wash up avoiding having to walk to the bathrooms at night to brush our teeth. I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Book a reservation at the sushi restaurant.
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Response from John Handy, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded Sep 22, 2020
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found your Yurt to be comfortable and cozy that the amenities provided in the room enhanced your stay. Thank you for sharing that our precautions around Covid are straightforward and clear, and that you observed other guests being respectful of one another and social distancing etc. we look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Arun_TOaks wrote a review Sep 2020
Thousand Oaks, California110 contributions37 helpful votes
A comfortable tent vacation in beautiful surroundings that avoids being indoors with strangers during the pandemic, with meals and drinks served outdoors, coffee available all day. We got to hike to panoramic vista points in nice weather. Although there was a fire northeast of the location (~10 miles away), the fog kept the smoke away.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from John Handy, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Thank you for staying with us and sharing some details with the TripAdvisor Community. For Inquiring Guests: The Dolan Fire near us is now partially contained, and there is no threat to our location. As of Monday Sept.21st, Hwy 1 is fully open from both the north and south. Air quality has been fluctuating from clear or foggy to mildly smokey depending on wind and moisture levels. We expect this to continue to improve as the fire moves further east.
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Shannon B wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
I hadn't been to Treebones in over a decade and I was so pleased to find it just as magical as I'd remembered. I spent two nights in an ocean view yurt and didn't leave the grounds once. I dined at Wild Coast one night and did the Sushi Bar omakase with beverage pairing the second night. The food was excellent on both occasions and the Sushi Bar experience was a highlight of my trip--phenomenal food and service and great vibes all around. I felt very comfortable and safe with the social distancing measures, even when it came to the communal restrooms! Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Yurt #9 was on the perimeter of the grounds and had a great view.
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Responded Sep 22, 2020
How wonderful that you were able to make a return visit to us 10 years later! So pleased to her your experience was just as magical as the first time. Thank you for taking the time to share details about your stay with inquiring guests. We are glad you were able to enjoy our property and grounds to the fullest, dining at both the Main Restaurant and the Omakase Sushi Bar, and that you felt safe and comfortable with our precautions during this time of Covid. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Treebones Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Treebones Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sand Dollar Beach (2.8 miles), Los Padres National Forest (0.7 miles), and Salmon Creek Falls Trail (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Treebones Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Treebones Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Treebones Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Treebones Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Treebones Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Motel Inn (10.0 miles).
Does Treebones Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.