We stayed in Fernwood's meadow cabin #29 for two nights over the Memorial Day weekend. I booked the cabin a month in advance, and it was the last one available. All of Big Sur seemed to be sold out the weekend we were there, so booking in advance, especially on holidays, is highly recommended.
Our cabin was located next to the meadow and has cabin #28 right next door. Some of the other cabins looked a little more private and tucked into the redwoods/hillside. The cabin is fully stocked with dishes, a coffee maker, fridge and stove so it was very convenient. Do make sure you close your food up at night though even if you stay in a cabin, as we found evidence that mice had eaten some food we left out on the kitchen counters.
There is a beautiful hiking trail between the cabins that leads onto Pfieffer Big Sur state park grounds and alongside the state park group camp area (which was closed for the season during our visit). We followed the trail to the state park lodge for breakfast (the grill at Fernwood only serves lunch and dinner), it's a wonderful easy walk along the river and a great way to work off your meal. From the lodge area you can access many other hiking trails, it's nice to be able to get to them from Fernwood without having to drive.
Be sure to check out the live music on Saturday nights at the grill. My husband and I were exhausted from a day of hiking but dragged ourselves up to the bar to hear the band and we ended up staying past midnight, we had so much fun! It's a very intimate setting and we got to chat with some locals and do some dancing.
Overall we had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back again.
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