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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fernwood Resort

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Fernwood Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Big Sur B&B and Inns
Launceston, Australia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“We LOVED it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

The four of us absolutely fell in love with Fernwood Resort.
We didn't arrive till late however the kitchen stayed open to cook us some Nachos and Pizzas which were all beautiful!
The log cabin with the open fire and bar is so cozy and has a fabulous ambiance about it.
The rooms are basic and small but just what you need and for the price you cant beat them!
Would DEFINATELY recommend this accommodation to anyone staying in Big Sur.
The cosiest rustic log cabin accommodation you could ask for!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed in the 'Adventure Tent' (One of three) which comes already pitched on a raised platform with a Queen size bed, sheets, towels, power sockets, electric lamps, exclusive washroom and bathroom facilities for the adventure tent users, a picnic table and a fire pit.

The location is absolutely beautiful, it's right by the Big Sur river amongst the redwoods. We spent two tranquil and reenergising days there. If you like camping without the hassle then this is perfect.

They also have a shop, bar and restaurant all of which are more than adequate with friendly and helpful staff. There is also WiFi available around the bar and shop area.

I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Small motel in the heart of Big Sur. Big Sur motels are not cheap! This motel was at a reasonable rate and in a Great location. Fernwood is best known for their campground which is lower and on the Big Sur River. I have camped her twice before, as well. The motel is quaint with smaller rooms - but you can't beat the location and the staff are really accomidating, friendly, and available. Very small town feel with a little market, restaurant (good food - pizza, burgers, ribs, salads) with bar (bands on most weekends), and little campgear store. The motel is located directly off the Hwy 1, so you can hear the traffic at times with your window open. Each room does have central heat, but I don't believe they have central a/c (which is fine - it's not THAT warm even in August up there) The bathroom is small w/ a standup shower. We stayed in a 2 bed room - has queen bed and then an outcove w/ door with a double bed (about $149 for Saturday night of Labor Day weekend). No tv's - as is the standard for Big Sur. The grounds are kept clean and with cute bushes/flowers and you can be in aweee over the Redwoods. The market serves tasty ice cream. I will definately stay here again, as I just love Big Sur!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Lynnwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had an Adventure tent for 2 days. What a blast after a week of camping on a motorcycle the adventure tent was a great change. Nice Restaurant, bar and general store with everything you need. Can't wait to come back and stay longer/

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Couldn't get a room at other hotels 24 hours prior and this place had availability. And so glad. Nice little room with fireplace. Clean and cool bar, grocery store. Best time out back at picnic tables and heaters. Met new friends!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Camping or tent camping here pretty much guarantees a great Big Sur experience. Watch out for skunks! But in case you do get the sauce, they have a home remedy (Joy, Baking Soda, Peroxide) that gets the job done. The tavern cooks up genius meals. Store is solid. Spaces are big enough. Just perfect, really.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I visited Big Sur and stayed at Fernwood Resort one night. We stayed in one of the tent cabins by the river and we absolutely loved it. It gave us the opportunity to camp without having to pack a carload of gear. We can't wait to be able to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fernwood Resort

Property: Fernwood Resort
Address: 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Big Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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