Staying the night in Cabin #8, we enjoyed the spectacular view out over the coast. We arrived around 5 PM, which gave us ample time to settle in and enjoy the spectacular surroundings. Check the weather report and monitor that "marine layer". I felt bad for those who arrived late that evening, because thick fog rolled in just before sunset around 9 PM, totally obstructing the view, and not lifting by the time we left the following morning at 9:30 AM.
Nonetheless, we loved the little cabin with it's vaulted ceiling, nice living area and small bathroom. No modern hotel here, but we liked the serenity of the area and appreciated not having TV or phone to interrupt the calm. Some couples also staying the night walked down to a meadow below, yet still quite high above the beach, where they lounged in the sun while reading or picnicking. We chose to join the friendly squirrel outside our room who happily snacked on tidbits left from the previous guests while we sat peacefully in the old adirondack chairs provided. We admired the gorgeous outlook while listening to the waves crash far below.
Just off Highway 1, and a bit of a walk from the store and restaurant, the separate cabins were far enough away from the road so that I don't recall hearing much traffice noise at all while in the cabin. We enjoyed peaceful and uninterrupted sleep. The adjoining rooms were much closer and just below the road. Theirs may have been a noisier experience but I can't say for sure
Next morning, breakfast was more than adequate; we also appreciated the coffee and tea available to us whenever the store and office were open that morning as well as the evening before.
Because of location, location, location, this prime real estate and view cost a pretty penny. Even though spartan and quaint, I am glad we splurged and stayed here instead of in a cheaper but predictable chain hotel room up the road in Monterey somewhere. I have wanted to stay along the coast of Big Sur for YEARS and am so glad I finally was able to do so.
- Also Known As:
- Lucia Hotel Big Sur
- Lucia Resort Big Sur