My wonderful parents took a road trip down highway 1 last weekend, all the way from San Francisco to Morrow Bay, and asked me if I had any recommendations of places to stay in Big Sur.
ThBig Sur is one of those magical places - where the smell of a campfire blends perfectly with the salty pacific air - From campsites to cabins, from yurts to world class resorts - there is lodging available for any budget - and below, I've picked my top 3 choices, that won't break the bank.
1. Glen Oaks in Big Sur
This beautifully restored series of forest cabins has green sensibilities and thoughtful design. You can bundle up in the provided Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets as you warm up next to your own fireplaces or campfire. The smallest cabins start around $200/night which includes wifi, but no TV, so leave the remote control at home and pack a good book instead.
2. Big Sur Campground and Cabins.
More rustic than Glen Oaks - with a mix of campsites, tent camps and small creek side cabins - Big Sur Campground and Cabins can offer you shelter for as low as $95 for a tent cabin and $145 for accommodations with four wood walls. We've hear cabins #103 and #104 are best and located right on Big Sur Creek!
3. Fernwood Resort
Finally, for those who love a live show and don't mind staying up late, the Fernwood Resort has adorable Tent Cabins starting as slow as $75 a night, located just steps from Big Sur creek. Fernwood also has music calender full of kickin' events like the folkYEAH Hipnic in May! On almost every weekend the music begins at 9pm. There is no cover to get a show but there is a full bar!