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“Really Beautiful Place to Relax”
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Treebones Resort
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed in the Tree-house Cabin and it was wonderful! Beautiful views of the ocean out the window, cute fireplace, comfy bed, cool rope bridge, semi-private... The only thing missing was the toilet! The bathroom was a little walk up the trail. But it was so beautiful & relaxing!

Everyone was really nice, and the food there at their restaurant was SO GOOD! Best filet Mignon I have ever had, honestly! Worth the price!

Room Tip: If you can afford to, the Tree-house Cabin is just wonderful!
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

What a relaxing and beautiful place. Stayed in Yurt 16 which is away from main lodge and loved it. Going to sleep with the distant barking of sea lions was the coolest thing. No cell phone service makes this the perfect getaway.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Kladow
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Treebones for one night as we drove from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. I have great things to say about Treebones, however I do feel like one night was enough. The accommodation (the Yurt), especially the bed, was extremely comfortable and very warm. We had a partial ocean view room, and it was a beautiful sight to wake up too. We arrived just after sunset and easily checked into our Yurt. Dinner at the restaurant was nice(but not cheap, as expected). The menu was slightly reduced due to a lack of stock but otherwise it was yum. The noise level at night/in the morning was expected – if you are looking too sleep in for hours, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, because you will be woken up by others. My two “complaints” about Treebones would have to be the shared bathrooms and also the breakfast. I was aware that we would be sharing bathrooms, however, given the price we paid, I would have expected the bathrooms to be cleaner. I am an avid camper, and I was very surprised to see a cleaning schedule that has the bathroom cleaned very two hours in the morning (every 3 after after 8.45am). Not really good enough. When I had my shower, it was extremely quick given the amount of hair (not mine!) covering the drain. Also, the breakfast needs to be attended to more regularly – even in an eco-resort, no wants to be making their breakfast while swiping away flies – especially not inside. But these were minor things that were fairly easily overlooked because it was otherwise a fun stay. Albeit a bit of a “gimmick” I would recommend a night at Treebones.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kate R
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MrsTreebones, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Thank you for your constructive comments. We have encouraged our housekeeping staff to renew their diligence in the cleaning regimen and sorry you did not find the facilities as clean as we typically aspire to. Please try us again!.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Spectacular location. Ocean View Yurts gave a great view over the Pacific far below.

Quite pricey, however the scarcity value of the location makes it worth it in my opinion, along the entire coastal highway, there are very few other places to stay. No shops (stores!) within miles, so unless you are a fan of high-end sushi, bring some food and drink of your own.

There are lots of great hikes of varying distances on either side along the coast, and the staff gave superb recommendations to us. Some of the places would have been impossible to find without their instructions!

Overall great stay, and would visit again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tim M
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Had an amazing experience at treebones resort. Beautiful location, wonderful people, peaceful atmosphere. A truly amazing experience. I would definitely return again in a heartbeat. Thank you treebones for a wonderful experience.
PS. The food was also amazing!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank DM15NYC
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Pros: Everything is beautiful and perfectly built on an incredible property.

Cons:
Shampoo and conditioner are excluded from your $269 per night cost. You must purchase $.50 cent ones from the gift shop for $2 each. Seriously?!

Noise level at night. We could hear every giggle in every yurt.

An expensive dinner at the restaurant had the worst service. We were seated at 7:00 pm sharp; food arrived at 8:45 pm.

There was NO room cleaning service, so if you used the towels they were not replaced, and if your biodegradable cup melted with the water you drank, there was no cup for night 2.

Room Tip: No chance at a quiet room.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank kaikilina
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a bit difficult to find, as the signage for the turn is minimal, but it's worth persevering. The windy road up from Highway 1 is interesting if there's something coming down, so take care. The hotel is very relaxed and not like the smug posh-hippy thing I feared it may be. We had a nice lunch of burgers (one veggie, one not, both excellent) at the bar overlooking the sea and pines. Beautiful. The service was a friendly and chilled - don't come expecting 5-star trimmings, but soak up the 6-star view.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Treebones Resort

Address: 71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#2 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#5 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range: $159 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unusual and unique eco-lodge experience with immense expansive ocean views on Big Sur's remote and rugged South Coast. Guests enjoy cozy comforts in fully furnished tent-like yurts or choose a campsite and bring all their own tents/gear to camp. Resort 'feel' in rustic setting. Two popular restaurant venues with cozy, communal atmosphere boast great service, organic, locally sustained cuisine with same great views. Massage services, hiking information, and modern book & sundries store on premises. Sustainability statement: We are dedicated to providing an honest eco-experience. We are off grid and over 50% sustained by solar power. We recycle and utilize our onsite garden and chickens to complete a composting cycle. We are also human-sustained: Meaning..we serve tourists with our hearts and our hands and there are humans behind the service here..not robots! ... more   less 
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