I have never had such a mixed experience at a vacation spot.
Location: As you can see from the photos, Big Sur coast is beautiful. What you can't see however is that Treebones is smack on top of Highway 1, so from nearly all the vista points you have a license-plate-reading view of a very busy highway. A LOT of traffic noise throughout resort.
Atmosphere: Most of the guests were exceptionally quiet and curteous, but one guest stayed up until 11pm playing his guitar and singing. It took the management over an hour to get the man to stop even though the resort has an official quiet hours policy.
Restaurant: Peaceful ambiance and friendly service. Hands down best salad of my life; ingredients were from the resort's garden. However my husband's mashed potatoes were ice cold and the pizza tasted like jam on bread.
I could have rated this place average (three stars) to balance out the pros and the cons, but I give it poor (two stars) because I personally will not be returning.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Treebones Resort Big Sur
- Treebones Hotel Big Sur