Surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean in California, Treebones Resort is an eco-friendly weekend getaway with spectacular views of the Big Sur coastline. The resort offers 16 yurts and campsites with scenic ocean views. The yurts have queen sized beds with linens and comforters. There is also a table and chairs, hot and cold running water, and spacious decks with chairs. To use the bathroom and take a shower, you will have to walk to the main lodge.

The motto at this green getaway to re-use & re-cycle. Guests are encouraged to leave plastic bottles behind and drink tap water which comes from the resort's own mountain source (compostable cups are included). The pool, radiant flooring in the lodge, restrooms and shower area are heated with clean burning, energy-producing turbines.

The "Human Next" is the best accommodation to book if you want the best view. The nest is woven from wood and has a ladder access and a futon mattress. But you have to haul your own sleeping bags and pillows up the ladder to spend the night (weather permitting). The nest was built by Big Sur artist Jayson Fann. If it rains, you will need your own tent to set up nearby as a backup.

The Sampsites require a two-night minimum stay and have a two-guest maximum. You will have to bring your own tent if you book a Campsite. Each spot has an incredible view or the beatuiful Big Sur Coastline. The fee for the Campsite includes the use of resort facilities & self serve waffle breakfast.

If you don't want to bring your own tent, ask for an "Ocean view campsite with camp tent included" which includes a round canvas tent on a wood platform, called a "Sibley tent." You will need a sleeping bag, cot and all your camping gear.

Take an eco tour of Big Sur while you are there, getting to know the canyons with beautiful redwoods, waterfalls and beaches. The private tour leads you to several historic sites. You may see the rare California condor or even whales.

Or sign up for an ocean kayaking tour and explore the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You will get an introductory lesson and then get a chance to spot sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins.

The restaurant serves dishes prepared with organic local ingredients as well as innovative sushi at the outdoor sushi bar.

The Facts

Oceanview tent rates start at $90, yurts from $215 for two guests. Peak season is from April to October, so be sure to book early. Children have to be over 6 years old to stay here.

The property has a massage studio where you can relax surrounded by nature. Check the schedule for Yoga and Nature workshops which are offered several times a year.

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Location: 71895 Hwy 1 , Big Sur , California , United States , (877) 424-4787