I have mixed things to say about this campground. If you are tent camping I think it is a terrible choice. The tent spots are tiny and you will be between 2 RVs. The only privacy of the tent sites is the side of you RV neighbor.
RVS - The RV sites will fit the various sizes of RVs and then there is a picnic table, fire ring and enough room for about 4 chairs. Our friends had 3 RV sites and liked that they were close to each other, but if you don't want to spend your vacation on top of your new neighbors, don't stay here.
Cabins- There are a few choices of cabins - Duplex, A-frame and Single cabins. The Duplexs are cheaper, but you share a fire ring and table. The A-frames looked good from the outside and offered a lot more privacy, but are very expensive. We stayed in the single cabin. It was very clean, cute with everything you would need, but small for 4 people. The small couch (futon) in the living room makes into a bed that is supposed to sleep 2, but only fit one child. Luckily we brought a blow up mattress for our other child! The cabin I stayed in was a single-wide moblie home. The siding was wood and made to look like a cabin. We paid 250/ night for this (WAY too expensive, but everything is in Big Sur)
The Good - The Big Sur River runs through the property and the kids had a fantastic time tubing on the small rapids. You can rent tubes or buy them at the next campground. The campground has a basketball court with balls provided and a play ground with tons of kids playing at ALL times. The kids loved all of it. Happy Hour ice cream is 50 cents.
The Bad - Everything is too close!!! and crowded!!!! Very noisy during the day, especially if you are near the basketball court and playground.
Best Sites - Camping 25, 27, 21, 23, 19, 45 and 47
RV - 99 and 100 (Dont pick 75, 77,79,80, 81, 82 or 83).
Cabins - 64, 60 or 66
Sites 1 - 13 are very close to a steep river bank (not for little kids, teens will love it)
Sites 105 - 109 also are against a nice slope down to the river, but these sites are right on to of each other.
Conclusion - Stay at the State Park Campground if possible - the sites are 5 times, bigger, private and cheaper. Also the campground next door at Riverside looked nicer to me too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located among majestic Coastal Redwood trees along the pristine Big Sur River, Big Sur Campground and Cabins offers camping and lodging with the emphasis on Family. Enjoy tent and RV camping on the forest floor as you watch the kids inner tube by in the cool water. Or pamper your family in one of several styles of cabins, from rustic tent cabins to fully equipped cabins with kitchens and fireplaces. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Sur Campground & Cabins Hotel Big Sur
- Big Sur Campground And Cabins
- Cabins Hotel Big Sur