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“Best Honeymoon Stay”
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Treebones Resort
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Of all the places we stayed on our honeymoon road trip Treebones was by far the best. The yurt was great, roomy and truly comfortable with a great view. The staff was freindly and helpful and the food was really good. We had dinner in the Wild Coast 2 nights and it was very good and we had sushi with Carlos twice and it was AMAZING. THe best sushi we're ever had!! The location was amazing, a great jumping off point to a number of different day trips, hiking, beachgoing and trips into Big Sur.

If you're looking for something different with an organic feel Treebones is for you. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

Our stay at tree bones was amazing. My fiancé and I were in yurt 10 and had beautiful views of the ocean. The yurts are super cozy, we both got great sleep each night and enjoyed looking out at the stars and moon through the sky light. The fireplace is a huge plus at well... Definitely kept the yurt warm at night. The sushi bar with Carlos is amazing!! Great sushi and great views. The wild coast restaurant was so impressive! Pool, jacuzzi, giftshop,good selection of wine,beer, munchies, the list could go on. Overall such a relaxation weekend trip.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LamasElixer
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Stayed one night in yurt #13. Huge, room for all 5 of us comfortably. Best view of any sushi bar on the planet, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Great experience for our whole family.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Dooda
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Reviewed 7 April 2011

A wonderful experience you won't regret. The yurts a lovely and spacious and the beds are comfy and warm. Plenty of room to spread out and there's the nice luxury of hot and cold running water in the yurt. Communal bathrooms are part of the experience although I would recommend the addition of plenty of hooks in each shower unit to hang towels and clothes. The main lobby is surrounded on the west side by a fantastic deck with bar stools from which to watch whales, hummingbirds and inhale the amazing view.
The only draw back was the breakfast which was a huge disappointment considering the excellent food we had at dinner. The waffles could have benefitted from some fruit, yogurt or decent syrups. Whole grain toast or a banana would also have been acceptable and considering the eco friendly nature of the place, it was a little curious.
Breakfast aside I would still highly recommend a stay at Treebones; it truly is a unique and tranquil experience.

Room Tip: Views 7, 8 and 9. 15 + 16 are totally private
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank andbrody
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

Treebones Resort is a very unique, beautiful and relaxing place to stay.
We stayed in yurt #4 which has a partial ocean view. The yurt was awesome- it had a patio with two chairs, a very comfortable queen bed, a comfy futon, table and chairs, a sink with mirror, shelves for clothes, and a small space heater connected to the frame of the yurt. There is no bathroom in the yurt but it is just a short walk to the shared bathrooms which were kept very clean and well lit at night (don't forget your flashlight for the walk there though).
The free breakfast in the morning was a great plus and dinner at the restaurant was amazing (a little pricey but definitely worth it; great views, too). The pool and hot tub are located just outside the restaurant with amazing views of the ocean and coastline. Very relaxing. There are great walking trails throughout the resort with excellent views. Along the trail, there is an organic garden which you can walk through (this is where they get the veggies and fruits they use in their restaurant).
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the entire resort was kept very clean. We will definitely go back again.

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  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nikki_Diaz
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

Treebones proved to be a superb venue for a hands-on teaching workshop. There was ample opportunity to comfortably gather for white board talk and a great outdoor environment for the activity at hand. Also, there was sufficient space to retreat and be quiet. Hats off to John & Corinne Handy for creating such a marvelous place and to Dave & Cindalee Bidwell for keeping everything hummin' like a well oiled machine and a properly tended garden. The food and its presentation is hard to beat and quite a comfortable luxury in such a remote place!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

We had a great time here, felt the place was very nice, food was good, enjoyed our experience immensely. But, with a couple of minor if not annoying issues:

1. Their choice of crappy syrup and crappy waffle batter - for a place like this, in a location like this, how about some real maple syrup and a healthy waffle. I don't expect to see a "bucket" of Log Cabin in the kitchen.

2. Charging for coffee/tea during the day. Once you're out of breakfast time, you need to pay. I find this incredibly cheap

3. Charging several dollars for ice. I realize that they're off the grid, make their own electricity, and ice takes a lot of energy, and that there are opportunities for folks to abuse something that's free. But they should just give it to you to keep a few things cold.

I'd rather see them raise their prices by $5, which nobody would notice, and remove these tacky issues.

Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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correena, Owner at Treebones Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2011

Thank you for your recent visit and taking the time to share your experience and your constructive criticism. It's always helpful.
We now offer organic, agave syrup with the complimentary breakfast, as well as scrambled eggs (sometimes cooked with fresh chard from our garden) , yogurt and a new high protien granola recipe made twice weekly in our kitchen. While we extensively researched maple syrup, it just isn't feasible given the amount of syrup some guests enjoy on their waffles!
We charge for coffee/tea after the complimentary breakfast time is finished because we are a restaurant that is open to the public who often drop in for lunch or dinner as well.
Because we are also a campsite with seven tent sites, the requests for bagged ice can get very high, given that many tenters at Treebones as well as many campers down the road at the public campgrounds stop in to restock their camp coolers.
I hope the issues you shared will not stop you from visiting us again sometime.
Sincerely
Mrs. Treebones
"be bold & courageous! try sleeping in a human nest!"

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Additional Information about Treebones Resort

Address: 71895 Highway #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Region: 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 Green Hotel in Big Sur
#5 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
Price Range: £113 - £234 (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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