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“Tent Cabins”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fernwood Resort

Fernwood Resort
Ranked #14 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Please call 831.667.2422 between 8 AM - 8 PM for lodging & camping reservationsFernwood Tavern hours are 12 Noon - Midnight, Sunday - Thursday12 Noon to 1:00 AM, Friday and Saturday.Redwood Grill Restaurant hours are 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM - Open everydayFernwood Resort47200 Highway 1Big Sur, CA 93920
Los Angeles, CA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tent Cabins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed in a tent cabin by the creek for 3 nights during the new years holiday. The price was $75 per night. The tent cabins can fit up to 5 or 6 people and have 3 long beds. The space includes a fire pit, picnic table and water spout. The grounds are decent and clean. The restrooms are also clean, close by with warm water. There are free showers and some you can pay with pocket change. It was very cold during the last days of December...bring lots of warm clothing. I think the price is fair. There is convenience store upstairs that has everything you might need to survive. Don't go to the bar at the restaurant...you've been warned! (I believe it's not owned by Fernwood)

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, Ca
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local's bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Each time I stop in Big Sur I come in to this bar to hang out listen to some good music and meet locals. I've never been there when there is a band playing but the bartender is always nice and your phone might just work there.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good stuff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at Fernwood and of course dined there as well,it was a pretty standard fare menu and it was Gooood,no super fancy stuff just good ol'fashioned diner food.We enjoyed it every time.

Visited October 2011
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Bargain In Big Sur Village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

The restaurant and bar at the Fernwood Motel is one of the few bargain places in Big Sur Village. They have nightly specials and a variety of sandwiches including hamburgers. The evening specials are around $15 each. There is indoor seating as well as tables out back under a grove of redwood trees, which makes for a very nice setting. The restaurant is pleasant and the service good with a friendly waitstaff. For good simple meal at a lower price, you can’t go wrong with the Fernwood Motel Restaurant. They also have free WIFI. There is also small general store with some food supplies and a camping supply store on the premises.

  • Visited July 2012
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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews
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“Nice little campground.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

My family and I stayed here in the spring time, originally had a tent cabin reserved, but then rain was coming so we got a real cabin instead. It was perfect for us, felt like luxury when we're used to staying in tents! It's kind of like a mobile home type cabin. One bedroom and bath and bunkbeds in the hallway. Bunkbeds are kind of small, for someone 5'9" or shorter, my sister who is 6' couldn't stand it and slept on the couch. I guess they're for little kids, not adult kids! Full kitchen, runs on propane, tv with a DVD player (no BluRay tho!) We brought a bunch of BluRays, but ended up having to rent DVDs from the camp store. Some campsites at Fernwood looked great, some were stupidly small, like they were getting greedy and wanted to make as much money as they could in the high season. If I remember right, site #00 looked great, private and right on the river. There's a small swimming hole right there too. It's a privately owned campground, if we're not staying at Pfeiffer State Park we're staying here.

Visited March 2012
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