After traveling to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles, Jeremy and I drove to Big Sur. Big Sur was our favorite spot during our Pacific Coast highway vacation. Hands down the views in Big Sur are more spectacular than any other views in California. While in Big Sur we stayed at Treebones, a family run “glamping” resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Glamping at Treebones
Jeremy and I rented one of Treebone’s upscale yurts. Treebone’s yurts take camping to the next level. Our yurt had hardwood floors, a sink with hot and cold water, a king size bed with a colorful quilt, and a gas-burning fireplace. None of the yurts have a bathroom (unless you rent the Autonomous Tent) but the bathrooms (with showers) are only about a 2 minute walk away. We had a patio outside our yurt with Adirondack chairs and views overlooking the Pacific ocean. At dusk we sat on our patio with a bottle of wine, and when it got dark we could watch the stars from our bed. The yurt had a clear ceiling for stargazing. Treebones has a heated pool, hot tub, and a restaurant. Dining options include a restaurant featuring site-grown produce and a seasonal sushi bar. Treebones resort has everything you would need. Just make sure you pack layers, since it’s warm during the day, but gets chilly at night.
While in Big Sur we visited Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most famous spots in Big Sur and features McWay Falls. McWay Falls drops over a cliff of 80 feet into the Pacific Ocean. After visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, we drove north on the Pacific Coast Highway and hiked a few trails that led to the ocean. Not only are the views stunning, but being able to shut off from technology for a few days and just being able to enjoy our time together made the trip even more special. I cannot recommend Treebones or Big Sur enough. It was one of the most beautiful places we’ve been to.