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Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 18 November 2013

After staying many times at Deetjen's for our almost-annual trip to Big Sur, we decided to give Ripplewood a shot this time. What a great decision that was. Our cabin (#2) was perfect. One large-ish room with a queen bed, small table and two chairs, faux fireplace (for ambiance rather than heat) and a big window that looks out on...

2Thank cryjack
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Our travel-guide warned us: expect to pay handsomely in Big Sur, but don't think more money will get you more amenities. While there's nothing we can say about Ripplewood Resort's competitors, we do know that our stay here (one night) was a great experience. The cabins have their own peculiar, corny charm. 'Rustic', as some described it, pretty much sums...

1Thank ThijsKP
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 10 November 2013

If you're looking for something in between camping and luxury accommodations, the cabins of Ripplewood Resort are a great fit. We stayed in cabin 12A, one-half of the duplex cabin 12, which is the least expensive accommodation of the resort. We preferred the layout of 12A as opposed to 12B, as the bathroom is closer to the door than to...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We spent two nights at this resort and stayed in one of the rooms numbered 12. 12A and 12B are the cheapest and they were adequate for us. Nice clean rooms, with clean bathrooms. The log cabin room goes very well with the location. Also, as we stepped out of our room in the morning, we were greeted by a...

1Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
Reviewed 28 October 2013

These are basic non-luxury cabins but nicely located. Be sure to get a cabin right on the river...you can actually hear the water from the cabin's deck. The cabin comes with a little kitchen with stove, dishes, and full size refrigerator. It gets cold at night, but there is plenty of bedding and a little heater. It's also true that...

1Thank OCTrippers
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Very basic. Clean though. A wooden hut. Shower is ok. Disappointing that there was no wi fi in the huts - only near the office / store. Would be helpful, as phone coverage for T mobile is non existent. Everything in Big Sur is expensive, so no 'good value' anywhere. This place is ok for a couple of nights as...

1Thank marcshorter
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We booked this as kind of a 'wild card' - something different from the hotels we were staying in for the rest of our trip. Our route took us through Big Sur and we came across Ripplewood Resort while researching the area and thought we'd give it a go for the night. What fun we had! Four of us shared...

1Thank theonlychilduk
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Ripplewood gets three stars by virtue of the beautiful location. Otherwise we were disappointed. The cabins are charming, certainly, but very cold at night and with very basic amenities considering the price. Service - our room wasn't cleaned, although housekeeping arrived mid-afternoon by which time our baby was taking a nap so we didn't want him disturbed.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here just the one night. The place is adorable, with cute little log cabins. It was so lovely & quite even though the main road was close by. We sat outside under the stars drinking wine. I had the best nights sleep. Would recommend the place.

2Thank Doha2012
Pocklington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The location of Ripplewood is excellent for exploring the area and hikes. It is also handy as it is just off the main road. We stayed in the cheapest cabin, 12A, which was perfect for us! Although the décor is dated, the basic cabins were cosy and rustic. They were clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The cabin...

1Thank ELLTravels84

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Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ripplewood Resort

Address: 47047 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: ₹ 6,122 - ₹ 16,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
Ripplewood Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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“selcet between river or wood settings”
Auswild, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Might be best to choose a cabin on the river so there is less traffic noise.”
NickTessa, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would opt for something close to the river as opposed to up by the freeway.”
TrishaM870, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabin 9 is secluded and quiet”
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moonfilm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get a cabin by the river”
DaveManhattanBeach, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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