Yurts so good

San Francisco Chronicle had a writeup on Treebones, you can read the entire article here:

That about sums up a new bed and breakfast at the southern end of Big Sur called Treebones, which indeed has its own power and water supply. And where the breakfast consists of make-your-own waffles.

Treebones — the site of a former wood scavenging operation — is situated on a cliff overlooking Highway 1 and has a spectacular, 180-degree view of the Pacific. Surrounded by Los Padres National Forest, it’s about 25 miles south of Nepenthe and about 25 miles north of Hearst Castle, in the kind of remote place usually accessible only to campers. That’s where the yurts come in.

Accommodations at Treebones consist of 16 yurts — round, fabric- covered tents inspired by those used by nomads in Mongolia. But the yurts at Treebones offer polished, knotty pine floors, cozy queen-size beds with patchwork quilts, portable heaters, a clear sky dome and double doors that lock. It’s camping for the rest of us.

Glamping Guide

Below was taken from a Conde Nast article titled “A guide to Glamping Around the World“:

This is the kind of place where clients who arrive by bicycle are given a free bottle of wine from the alternative-energy-loving management. A decade ago, a family decided to make a resort inspired by the way animals live, “perched lightly on the land.” Five years of permits and two years of construction later, this collection of 16 yurts dotting 11 acres along a bluff 400 feet above the Pacific Coast runs on its own generator, has a 65-foot ocean-view bar, sources all of its veggies within 40 miles, and feeds leftovers from its California cuisine restaurant and sushi bar to 18 resident chickens. Each yurt has hot and cold running water but no showers or toilets (those are in the main house, which has heated tile floors). Guests may also pitch their own tent at Treebones’s campsites, one of which comes with an elevated “human nest” built of wood scraps and designed by a local artist. Like we said, it’s that kind of place.

TravelNerd article

Treebones was recently featured on TravelNerd. Below is an excerpt from that article.

“Treebones Resort perches cliffside along Highway 1, with many of its 16 yurts offering spectacular ocean and sunset views from their redwood decks. Inside, the luxuries include hardwood floors, towels and linens, hot and cold running water, electricity and gas-burning fireplaces. The pièce de résistance is their skylights, which allow guests to peer at star-filled night skies from the comfort of their queen-sized beds. Sounds of ocean waves and sea lions serve as gentle morning wake up calls.

The resort makes environmental sustainability a priority. All power comes from zero-emission turbines. Meals are served at an onsite restaurant serving veggies from the resort’s garden and eggs from the resort’s chickens, which eat the resort’s compost. The rest of the food is locally sourced whenever possible. Guests who arrive by bicycle are thanked with a free bottle of wine.

While the resort offers a heated pool, hot tub and outdoor sushi bar, it does not provide ensuite bathrooms. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own flashlights in case they need to make the 2-3 minute walk at night. The communal bathroom does, however, have private showers and changing areas.

In the high season from April to October, yurts with mountain views cost $199 per night for two people with a two-night minimum. Ocean views are $229 per night. Weekend stays cost 20% more. A breakfast buffet is included; lunch and dinner are not.

Fun fact: The resort also rents campsites, one of which offers exclusive use of a “human nest.””