After a long and windy journey down from San Francisco, we stopped at the Ripplewood for one night before continuing the rest of our journey down the coast.
Easily spottable from the highway, Ripplewood is about 25 miles south of Carmel. Checking in is easy - just pop into the shop on the road and they will provide a small map showing how to get to your cabin.
We stayed in cabin 4, a self-contained cabin next to the river. Cosy but kind of beautiful with a fire, kitchen and shower/toilet.
After a couple of days and nights busy in San Fran and a long drive, Ripplewood was the perfect remedy. Wish I could have spent more time enjoying the peace and solitude during the evening but the combination of country air and lack of noise made me fall asleep for one of the most refreshing night's sleep of my life.
Set amongst the trees, the site is small but hugely charming. I was reluctant to leave as it would be a great place to escape for a week or two. Be aware, if you need technology you should avoid the Ripplewood as there is no TV and no mobile/cell network signal.
We had breakfast at the cafe on site and it was lovely - all freshly prepared and served with a smile. Would recommend the pancakes.
I hope one day to go back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
- Ripplewood Big Sur