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Description: Distinctive luxury ocean view camping in a stunning southern Big Sur Coastal location. From the reviews it looks like most visitors to Treebones seem to enjoy what the owners call a "unique lodging and dining experience," I would call it luxury camping with a communal camper dinner.
Beautiful Big Sur Pacific Coast Sunset over the Pacific Ocean at Treebones Yurt Resort.
Besides the resorts camping options they have a one bedroom guest house with en-suite restroom and kitchenette. Their 16 Yurts are very nice "tents", round fabric covered lattice frames on a platforms furnished with regular furniture a sink and a little gas heater.
Click to enlarge this group of ocean view yurts at Treebones Big Sur Resort photograph.
They also have several nice ocean view walk in campsites where put your own, or a campsite with a round platform tent called a Sibley tent, or they also have campsite with a human nest included, these walk in campsites all have picnic tables and close by water spigots, no campfires or open cook fires are allowed campers can use portable cook stoves on the picnic tables, the extravagant costs of the campsites and Yurts include a self serve waffle breakfast and use of the other Treebones facilities. There is a communal lodge room with a fireplace and a dining room where a meal is served every evening, there are restrooms and showers in this same communal lodge building. There is a heated pool and hot tub, there is also another restroom towards the northeastern corner of the property. The thing that makes this resort unique besides the yurts is the phenomenal coastal bluff location many of the Yurts have decks and the campsites are located to take advantage of the fabulous Pacific Ocean California Coastal views; there are some scattered trees but this property is not forested it is coastal chaparral or brush on a rocky bluff.
Pacific Coast and Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from Treebones Big Sur Yurt Resort.
Location: Treebones is just a short distance off Pacific Coast Highway One (you can easily see the distinctive yurts from the highway) 12 miles south of Lucia and 12 miles north of Ragged Point Inn, just north of Gorda Springs. 36.139957,-121.64686
Directions: Coming from the south you can spot the yurts up on the bluff just past Gorda Springs the first road on the right is Willow Creek Road when you see the little Treebones sign turn right there on Willow Creek Road then take an immediate right through the gate and follow the half mile unpaved road to Treebones. Approaching from the north drive down Pacific Coast Highway One about 20 minutes (12 miles) past the roadside resort of Lucia, turn left on Willow Creek Road where you will see a little Treebones sign then take an immediate right through the gate and follow the unpaved road a half mile to the resort.
Camping Facilities: 16 Yurts furnished with regular queen sized beds including linens and comforters. There is a small table & set of chairs, electric reading lights and a sink with hot & cold running water and little gas heater, yurts have view decks with Adirondack chairs. They are several nice ocean view walk in campsites where put your own, or a campsite with a round platform tent called a Sibley tent, or they also have campsite with a human nest included, these walk in campsites all have picnic tables and close by water spigots, no campfires or open cook fires are allowed campers can use portable cook stoves on the picnic tables, the extravagant costs of the campsites and Yurts include a self serve waffle breakfast and use of the other Treebones facilities. There is a communal lodge room with a fireplace and a dining room where a meal is served every evening, there are restrooms and showers in this same communal lodge building . There is a heated pool and hot tub, there is also another restroom towards the northeastern corner of the property. The yurts of course have no TVs or telephones and your cell phone probably won't work but at the communal lodge there is complementary Wi-Fi internet access. The communal lodge building, restroom, shower and one yurt are wheelchair accessible.
Activities: enjoying the ocean view, swimming in the heated pool and relaxing in the hot tub, picnicking, hiking, surfing, relaxing, Pacific Coast Highway 1 sightseeing, eco adventure tours
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Close by Points of Interest: Hiking is good from the property but a short drive either north or south takes you to some incredible trails like Partington Cove, Cruickshank trail, Soda Springs trail, Buckeye trail, Salmon Creek trail, or The local hot surf spots are just north Willow Creek and Mill Creek which both offer nice rocky beach areas, picnic tables and restrooms. Other excellent beach and picnic areas like Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach are just north and the Pacific Valley Ranger Station is just north of Plaskett Creek Campground. The best restaurant on the Big Sur Coast Nepenthe is 36 scenic miles north or only 12 miles south is the wonderful Ragged Point Restaurant enjoy lunch there and visit the Piedras Blancas lighthouse and elephant seal rookery along the way it's just 27 miles south is Hearst Castle and W.R. Hearst Memorial Beach which among many other attractions has rental kayaks and kayak tours.
Pets & Misc. Regulations: No pets allowed in the yurts, the human nest or the Sibley tent. Campers are allowed one dog on leash for the extra charge of $10 per night in campsites only! There is a two night minimum stay for guests on weekends & all stays April through October. All stays include a self serve waffle/ homemade granola breakfast with hot coffee and juice. Absolutely no open cookfires or campfires due to fire hazard. Campers may bring a picnic tabletop camp stove for cooking or dine at lodge restaurant. Smoking-free property, there is one designated smoking area by the lodge which is the only place that smoking is allowed on the property; there is a $200 immediate charge for evidence of cigarette or incense smoke or pet hair.
Helpful Hints: Bring a good pair of binoculars if you have them and pack a cooler with plenty of drinks and snacks. Don't forget flip-flops, a flashlight, robe and shower tote bag, you have to walk to the restrooms and showers. This is not really a family oriented campground they request that all children be at least 6 years of age. I would suggest that you try to rent one more isolated yurts if you are looking for privacy, the walls are fabric-thin, "the yurts and lodge area are communal in nature and require all guests to monitor their conversations and personal activities so as not to be a disturbance to others".
Click for larger version Treebones Resort aerial photo to see the resorts campground layout.
Campground Contact Information:
Treebones Big Sur Resort Ocean View Yurts and Campground
71895 Pacific Coast Highway 1
Gorda Springs, California 93920
Miles from Carmel: 61
Miles from Cambria: 38
TOLL FREE 1-877-424-4787
FAX: (805) 927-2829
Area Information Phone:
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Reservations: Campground Reservations call 1-877-424-4787 you can check campsite availability online:
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Recreational Activities: njoying the ocean view, swimming in the heated pool and relaxing in the hot tub, picnicking, hiking, surfing, relaxing, Pacific Coast Highway 1 sightseeing, eco adventure tours
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