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Treebones Resort

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking rooms
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Well, our visit to Treebones and their 'Autonomous Tent' went well at first. We stayed for two nights in the Autonomous Tent - so named because, unlike the rest of the yurts on site, it has its own bathroom. The weather was a bit stormy (awesome) and the sushi at the on-site
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Hotel's Favorite
What a wonderful way to get away from it all. No televisions, just a great view of the whales in the beautiful ocean. Everyone was so friendly. It never felt crowded. I was worried about the walk to the bathroom but it was not a problem--always clean and available.
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Response from MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded Apr 3, 2019
Thank you for your visit and review. We maintain our 'occupancy limits so that it never feels crowded here for our guests. So glad the walk to the nearby restrooms did not catch you off guard! Be well and re-yurt when you can!
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I've been coming to Treebones since I moved to California in 2008 and it is never not a delight. From the lovely humans who work there, to the cozy rooms (take your pick: treehouse, yurt, campsite, autonomous tent, human nest), to the likeminded and friendly folks who tend to
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Response from MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Greg Thank you for returning to visit us over the years! I am glad you were just here. You may be right! perhaps our venue..the yurts..the setting...is a bit odd...meaning..unique? the group of people who have committed to working and living here are truly gems...they know what it still means to 'live in the moment' without being connected to a 'device' all the time...consequently, the service they provide to our guests is injected with their fresh, 'in the moment' energy....it's invigorating to be around! They love the remote and natural surroundings...the fresh ocean air..the chance to unplug can truly help guests rejuvenate., (not to mention..there are yoga classes to take, massage services...and yummy food ). Cheers and re-yurt when you can!
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Great spot and staff. Beautiful views of Big Sur. Outstanding sushi. Highly recommend. Be aware no toilet or showered in yurts but a small inconvenience. Nice pool and hot tub. Be sure to ask about local hiking and beaches, well worth it.
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Response from MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Rick Belated anniversary blessings and thank you for your visit and review. Glad you mention that restrooms and showers are a short stroll away!..this is part of the 'glamping' concept..we offer upscale tent-like accommodations with the 'feel' of outdoor experience...like walking to restrooms and shower. Our Sushi bar is the only sushi within over 60 miles and it is outrageously amazing. You can reserve a seating in the sushi bar at the same time you book your stay. It is a fixed menu and we offer two seatings nightly Wed-Sunday. The hikes in south Big Sur are less impacted with tourists and boast great views and changes in scenery. Thank you for visiting!
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I camped -- going to sleep and waking up with the scent of jasmine, and the sound of the ocean is an amazing experience. The swimming pool and hot tub are welcome additions from my first stay in 2005 or 6, when Treebones was just starting.
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Response from MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for camping with us. It's one of the safest, most scenic campsites on the entire Big Sur Coast i believe. Campers also enjoy the benefits of our pool, hot tub, showers, complimentary breakfast and two restaurant venues...as well as Massage and Yoga offerings. Cheers! and return as soon as you can.
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