Glamping in Big Sur

August 28, 2016


Earlier this summer we drove down the coast to Big Sur – a surprise weekend getaway for Hank’s birthday, and it was one of our favorite weekend getaways to date. We’d taken several day trips down to this gorgeous section of California coast and had always wanted to stay for a full weekend. We heard great things about the yurts and “glamping” experience at Tree Bones Resort in Big Sur a few years ago, but were never able to snag a reservation. So when I saw an opening for Hank’s birthday weekend (six months in advance, mind you), I snatched it up.


Treebones resort is in the Southern end of Big Sur on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While I was nervous for my first glamping adventure (I’m not a camper and the lack of bathrooms in the yurts freaked me out a bit), it was such a fun experience!

On Saturday we managed to squeeze in two of Hank’s favorite activities: a hike through the redwoods and surfing at Sand Dollar beach.

hat (similar) | Disrupted (highly recommend!) | flip flops | dress (similar) | bathing suit | beach towel (similar) | straw bag (similar)

On Saturday night we grabbed a bottle of wine a took a stroll around the property. First we stopped by the organic garden that supplies the resort’s restaurant to check it out and play with Luna, their little kitty that will one day watch over the garden. Then we sipped wine on a cute little bench overlooking the ocean and watched whales breach out in the distance. It was amazing! Originally I had made a dinner reservation up the coast, but we decided to instead enjoy wine and eat the resort, and I’m so glad we did. It was beyond delicious and one of the best dinners we’ve had recently, I highly recommend it.


Sunday morning we hung around the property before slowly making our way back up the coast to San Francisco. We had to stop at Big Sur Bakery for lunch, and it was everything it’s hyped up to be! The menu changes very often so I’m not sure I’ll ever get to have the most amazing turkey sandwich ever made again, but we’re definitely going to be back for lunch or dinner soon.

I would not have imagined that my first glamping experience would be one of my favorite weekend trips ever. We can’t wait to come back to Tree Bones, and I’m excited to check out some other great glamping spots as it’s the perfect compromise between camping (Hank’s vote) and a hotel (my vote)!

Big Sur Favorites
Stay: Tree Bones Resort
Eat:  Nepenthe for amazing ocean views | Tree Bones Resort for a romantic farm to table dinner | Big Sur Bakery  for yummy brunch
Play: Sand Dollar State Beach

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