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Ripplewood Resort
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

Over four nights, we spent each night in a different cabin because management had to juggle bookings. Two had a funny design like additions had been made. Beds were comfortable, but the chairs and sofas, not so much. Everything was clean, including the kitchens and bathrooms. They're generous with towels. You'll have everything you need to get a fire going in the fireplace.

If you're looking for a simple retreat without any fuss, stay here. It was nice to relax on a deck in the evening, listening to the river and looking at the stars. There's a wonderful energy here, if you care about such things.

Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

This was a nice place to stay. We stayed in cabin #6, which is right near the river. There isn't a lot to do in Big Sur when it's cold and rainy, so I was disappointed we didn't have a fireplace. There aren't a lot of services (tv, computer, etc.), so bring activities (cards, books, games, etc.). It's a great place to go and unplug.

Also, the on site restaurant had a nice breakfast, the store had plenty of supplies.

Be careful of which cabin you stay in, some are right on the highway.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank PE1968
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

Don't get me wrong, I love a really nice hotel, but this cabin was so much fun! Stayed in 15, up on a hill where we got alot of sunlight. First night we were without power til the wee hours of the morning. Had a great time around the firepit roasting hot dogs and listening to the Allman Brothers. Nice fireplace in front room which we kept going cause it got cold! Decent beds, bathroom and the kitchen had everything we needed. Nice big table to play cards or board games. The food in the restaurant was very good and the store had the essentials, a little pricey. Of the 6 nights we stayed up and down the coast, this was our favorite! The rustic atmosphere was everything you go to Big Sur for! Would recommend it to anyone going to the area. Compared to other accomodations in the area, it was in our minds the most affordable . Can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Gilbernutts
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Reviewed 1 January 2010

We decided to hold our honeymoon here. We wanted to surrounded by nature and sure we did. Our backdrop was the river which you can hear while you're sleeping. First night we stayed at cabin #4 where there was a fireplace. We reserved late so we didnt get cabin #4 for the 2 nights which was great because we got to see cabin #2 which didnt have a fireplace inside but was cozier than #4. Both cabins were by the shallow river which was great. You also have a porch that looks down into it. Note though that there is a camping ground right opposite the river.

I like the idea that we are not attached to any other cabins so we cant hear anyone or they cant hear us. I think they have a cabin that is attached to another.

The rooms were clean... really clean... my first concern was "rustic" means dirty... INCORRECT... it was clean, i tried to look for cobwebs and insects and the smell of musty carpet but there was none. The linens smell like fabric softener...mmm...good... We both have allergies so we were afraid the outdoors or old cabin was going to trigger. Thank goodness no allergies were triggered.

There is a small kitchenette with all the cooking things you need and note that you need to wash what you use.

The toilet is small but clean and they have Botanicals for toiletries.

There is no internet connection or tv so if you easily get bored, bring a portable dvd player. The cafe on the top has wi-fi and they open for breakfast and lunch. The staff are really really nice.

We would definitely go back here. We were thinking of doing this yearly for our wedding anniversary :)

Just as long as you know that the cabins are small and that you dont think its like the place on top of the hill where each room costs $1000 then you should be ok...

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank jangjangjang
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

We had expected to have a cabin in the wilderness with a good view. In reality you get a cabin just off the main road surrounded by large trees. It felt a bit dark, damp and dingy to be honest. Not cheap either. Staff were friendly though and breakfast in the cafe was very good. If you budget allows, trade up to one of the better resorts and if it doesn't you might as well just go to a motel (there is one next door).

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Thank jdavies2001
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