June 23rd, 2009

Treebones Resort on the Cliffs

A Remote Sanctuary for the Romantic Weekend in Big Sur

Yurts-Pacific-Ocean.jpgA secluded getaway that will never be featured in a Verizon commercial (“Can you hear me now?” NO!), Treebones Resort is perched on the Southern cliffs of Big Sur about a 3.5 hour drive South of San Francisco. They offer a quixotic bed and breakfast experience, featuring a sprinkling of campgrounds along with yurts – nomadic, tent-like nests with luxuriant queen-sized beds. For those couples ready to trade in five bars of cell phone service for three stars of Orion’s belt, you can feel like amateur astronomers suspended on clouds (yes, the beds are that comfortable) peering through your skylight into the darkness of night.

The surrounding preserve of California coastline is close to rebounding from the Basin Complex fire contained almost exactly one year ago. Day-time activities include ocean kayaking, surfing, whale watching (in season), hiking or a venture through palatial Hearst Castle. Those seeking R and R can relax in the pool and hot tub then curl up in the adirondack chairs on your yurt’s deck.

treebones-econest.jpgThe Handy family, the proprietors of Treebones, is passionate about sustainability. The local executive chef stops through nightly to prepare meals featuring ingredients nurtured in their organic garden. The most eco-friendly and adventurous couples might enjoy the treehouse—a crow’s nest unveiling an expansive panorama of the Pacific Ocean.

Hopefully, you are feeling lucky. The sensation of seclusion might be breached if your neighbors are too raucous. All sites offer visual privacy, but yurts #15 and #16 offer a bit more serenity. Book well in advance and keep your fingers crossed that the few other sojourners are respectful as you are.

Till next time!
~Mister Archer
Mr Archer

Treebones-Resort-Map.jpgThe Details
  Treebones Resort
  71895 Hwy # 1, Big Sur, CA 93920