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Ripplewood Resort

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london
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We arrived at Ripplewood rather later than we bargained for.......on the way we we got to within about 40 miles and came across a wrecked car blocking the road. So, thinking that the reception office would close and we'd have to spend the first night of three in the car, we (I) decided it would be a great idea to...

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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 11 November 2011

male, 5’8” and male, 6'4". Cabin 9 is 1B/1B full kitchen (gas stove) cabin with ample deck (just as big as 1 and 8) to enjoy the rippling (wide and shallow) creek. Windows face all four directions including one behind the bed (good for wake-up look outside), the toilet (good for dudes doing front business), and the water outside. Shower...

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1Thank FieldTripBuddy
Morro Bay, California
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This was our sixth year staying at Ripplewood cabins in November. Stayed in cabin #2 from Nov. 3-6. Rain dampened our use of the deck this time but it was fun watching the river rise below our large windows as we ate. The quiet, cozy setting watching leaves fall into the river makes this a great spot. As mentioned by...

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North Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We had the cutest cabin (#2) set down from the road, right along the Big Sur River. Our deck overlooked the river and had a picnic table. Very rustic. perfect for 2. the cabin had a kitchenette, but we mostly dined out as we explored Big Sur. The only complaint I had is that the bathroom was small- the shower...

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vacaville, ca
Reviewed 31 October 2011

These cozy little cabins make for some of the best sleeping in -- EVER!! They are rustic and warm and quaint and clean and exciting! We had Cabin No. 9 I am pretty sure. Had a deck right on the river, little kitchenette, shower had plexiglass type roof so you could look up and see the trees! I recommend taking...

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1Thank shelley w
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Loved this place! You are directly on Highway 1 and surrended by the reedwoods. We Even saw deer right Next to us! Stayed at cabin 17 which provides an own loggia. Given the relatively high price, I would expect a free breakfast at the associated cafe. All else, I can really recommend this place and will stay here again...a little...

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1Thank lupus81
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Having looked around for days on end for a hotel on the big sur that was 1. Cheap 2. in a good location. We then found the Ripplewood! It was the best choice i made. The room was lovely and so so romantic, the area was quite and peaceful. I would def stay there again!!!

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1Thank Saintlysinner
Asheville, NC
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Several years ago I stayed in one of the cabins along the river, nestled among the redwoods, and adored it. This year I couldn't get a river cabin and I was a little worried about staying in #17 up on the hill behind the store. It was still great. This is just a wonderful place all around. One review mentions...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 21 September 2011

I wasn't expecting much, something basic and rustic, but this place is great. So great, we came back after another night elsewhere. We had one of the tiny places first, 12b, which was really lovely, small, but really lovely, and ridiculously reasonable compared to other places in the area. The second night, we were in 17, a much bigger cabin,...

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Thank vic19662010
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 September 2011

When you come to Big Sur, expect to take a step back and enjoy a slower pace of life. The location is great, right in the heart of the Andrew Molera state park and only minutes from one of the best restaurants around (The Bakery). The walls are paper thin in the cabins and it is a literal stones throw...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Ripplewood Resort

Address: 47047 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: £74 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
Ripplewood Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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“selcet between river or wood settings”
Auswild, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Might be best to choose a cabin on the river so there is less traffic noise.”
NickTessa, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would opt for something close to the river as opposed to up by the freeway.”
TrishaM870, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabin 9 is secluded and quiet”
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moonfilm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get a cabin by the river”
DaveManhattanBeach, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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