What can I say? I am in love with Big Sur! Glen Oaks helped me build that love affair. Driving up the CA-1 for the first time on my honeymoon could not have gone better. Great views at every turn as you rise up into the redwoods. We arrived to our cabin in the woods for the new few nights ready for anything. What a great little resort!
The service at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. We were so eager to go find our cabin and check it out. They give you a little map for the cabins, which are separate from the main lodge. Just a few hundred feet south of the main lodge. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the fire pits come supplied with wood, kindling and matches along with a woodshed with more wood for all your campfire needs...unfortunately we found this out after buying wood at Ralphs on our drive up. Oh well!
We got Little Sur cabin #8 (which is the best one...it's furthest from the road and closest to the river). Just the outside of our cabin was amazing! Our fire pit was surrounded by towering redwoods and just across the way was the river running. We even had a skunk living under our steps--nature!!
The cabin smelled immaculate when we went in--fresh pinewood scent! It was so clean and the design was so cool. It was tiny but spacious at the same time. Plenty of storage for all your luggage and gear (closets, drawers under the bed). Heated floors in the bathrooms, fridge, delicious coffee, board games. The amenities rocked! The only issues we had was that you could really hear the neighbors clomping around and laughing through the walls. Luckily, all was quiet during the night except for the sound of rushing water and crickets. Also, the wifi from the far cabin sucked (but we sucked it up since we were supposed to be in nature and not on the internet).
We really enjoyed this pine-tree paradise and thought it was well-worth the money. I wish we could've stayed longer. I couldn't think of a better place to stay stress-free and enjoy the wonder of Big Sur. It was surely the best place for our honeymoon. We'll be back again I'm sure of it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Described as one of the most romantic places to stay, our adobe motor lodge was considered modern in 1957 and 50 years later Glen Oaks Big Sur has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. Our accommodations consist of 16 Adobe Motor Lodge rooms with cozy gas fireplaces and 10 Cottage/Cabin style rooms with kitchen/kitchenettes and most have access to the Big Sur River. All accommodations have free wireless internet and telephones with free local calls. We are located on Highway One in Big Sur Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Oaks Big Sur Hotel Big Sur
- Glen Oaks Hotel Big Sur
- Glen Oaks Resort Big Sur