Motels, Hotels & Resorts
SUR CAMPGROUND & CABINS Cabins in a redwood grove
along the Big Sur River. Most with fully equipped kitchens and
fireplaces. Summer tent cabins. Inner tubing along the river for
those warm afternoons. Store, laundry, playground and basketball
court. Reservations recommended. 831-667-2322
SUR LODGE In Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Gorgeous views
of the Santa Lucia mountains. In the oaks and redwood forest.
Cottage style units, many with fireplaces and kitchens. Hiking
trails, heated pool, gift shop, restaurant and general store.
831-667-3100 or 800-424-4787, www.bigsurlodge.com
SUR RIVER INN Restaurant, heated pool and twenty guest
rooms on the Big Sur River. Also features a gas station, a store
stocked with natural foods and convenience items. 831-6672700
or 800-548-3610, www.bigsurriverinn.com
BIG SUR INN This famous rustic resort won't astound you
conveniences, but the quaint Norweigan style cabins have nonstop
charm. Twenty rooms in the redwoods of Castro Canyon. No phones
or televisions in rooms. Very popular--advanced reservations suggested.
INSTITUTE Retreats and workshops only. Residential programs
emphasize potentialities and values of human existence. Weekend
and five-day programs offered year round. Natural hot springs
by the ocean in recently restored bathhouses with unbelievable
ocean side cliff setting. Catalog available by request. 831-667-3005,
Twelve motel-style units in the redwoods. Restaurant, bar and
campground in the redwoods on the banks of the Big Sur River.
OAKS MOTEL Right on the highway but in a nice garden
setting, this moderately priced motel features adobe architecture
and clean, impeccably maintained units. Restaurants, library and
general store next door. 831-667-2105, www.glenoaksbigsur.com
SPRINGS COTTAGES Private, romantic cottages with stunning
ocean views. Each cottage has its own private patio overlooking
the ocean, some with Jacuzzis and fireplaces. Some motel-style
rooms also. General store, restaurant, gift shop and excellent
whale watching. Pet the resident lamas. 805-927-4600 or 805-927-3918,
LODGE Charming resort with incredible cliff-top views
of the coast. Accommodations range from motel-style units to the
honeymoon cottage with four-poster bed, sitting room and breathtaking
ocean view. Restaurant. 831-667-2391
CAMALDOLI HERMITAGE A community of Catholic Benedictine
monks resides in this secluded location. Retreat accommodations
for single individuals in small trailers in lush, pristine surroundings.
You are invited to join the monks for worship, but this is not
required. Pick up your meal from the dining hall and bring back
to your room. Book Store, Chapel and gift shop featuring the monks'
famous fruitcakes in many flavors. Accommodations by reservation
only. 831-667-2456, www.contemplation.com
GROWING EDGE Short-term personal retreats and extended
wellness stays between May and October. Bed and Breakfast accommodations.
Longer term winter retreats available November - April. Quiet
space, private beach cove, organic breakfast. By reservation only.
RANCH INN The ultimate in luxury in the ultimate setting.
Thirty rooms with unique architecture on a ridge above the sea
will have you in serious check-out denial. On ninety-eight blissful
acres with two pools, private decks, spa tubs, deluxe amenities,
spa services and all the pampering you can withstand. Visit the
mercantile store to bring home some of the products they torture
you with. A Mobil 4-Star Resort. Unforgettable! 831-667-2200 or
TREEBONES RESORT Treebones offers a unique lodging and dining experience on California's breathtaking Big Sur coast. We overlook the Pacific Ocean with spectacular panoramic views in all directions. You can touch the earth here. Treebones is honored to be included in National Geographic Traveler’s 2009 Stay List. . 877-424-4787 www.treebonesresort.com
POINT INN & RESORT Its own little garden paradise
fifteen miles north of Hearst Castle. Gorgeous setting on a point
of land looking down to an emerald cove. New conference/wedding
pavilion is an open-air delight in redwood and native stone. Gourmet
restaurant, snack bar, gallery and gifts, espresso stand, convenience
store, gas station (beware the prices) and twenty-one cozy romantic
rooms situated to take advantage of the incredible views. Well
worth a stop for a picnic or leg-stretcher around the perimeter
path with decks, gazebos and benches. Bring plenty of film--the
word 'scenic' was invented for places like this. 805-927-4502,
RESORT Cabins in the redwoods along the Big Sur River.
Convenience store, gas station and cafe. 831-667-2242, www.ripplewoodresort.com
CAMPGROUND & CABINS Friendly little resort on the
Big Sur River. Go to sleep with the sound of the running water
lulling your dreams... But hope that the French family in the
tent next door stops telling ghost stories before two a.m. Playground
and laundry facilities. Walking distance to general store, cafe
and library. 831-667-2414
INN & SPA The essence of Big Sur. A year-round Mobil
4-Star Country Inn offering elegant but relaxed accommodations.
Guest rooms with private terraces overlooking the Santa Lucia
mountains or ocean guarantee many regretful backward looks upon
departure. Heated pool, saunas, spa services and private hot tubs.
Gallery, gift store, gourmet restaurant. Campground adjacent in
shady redwood valley. The old Post family cabin still stands here,
the red-painted log structure to your left after you turn off
the highway. 831-667-2331 or 800-628-6500, www.ventanainn.com