I’m not big on spending a lot on hotels given that I don’t spend much of my time in them during my travels. However, Big Sur is so enchanting I knew I had to find an amazing place to make my experience magical. If you’re looking into staying a weekend or a night in Big Sur you may notice hotels are quite expensive! I had a friend who suggested looking into Glen Oaks and I’m so glad she recommended this! Glen Oaks is very affordable given the luxurious, newly remodeled cabins and lodges. I wanted to experience staying in an outdoorsy accommodation, I guess you can call it “glamping”. =) Glen Oaks is surrounded by the Redwood Grove and even has the Big Sur River running through the property. Here’s how to prepare for your weekend hideaway at Glen Oaks Big Sur.
Before Your Visit
Check in is after 3pm but possibly sooner if you call to ask. My suggestion is if you do not have a lot of time, spend as much time as possible exploring Big Sur before checking in. My boyfriend and I decided to leave very early in the morning from San Francisco to experience the drive down to Big Sur. The drive was beautiful! There are many opportunities to stop and take photos, the Bixby Bridge was one of my favorites. Glen Oaks is located in the center of Big Sur which is great since you’re close to all attractions and restaurants.
Choosing The Right Experience
After a full day of exploring Big Sur we were ready to check into our lodge! The lodge is one of the most affordable rooms and it was super comfortable! What I really enjoyed and loved about the motor lodges is that it provided a modern, luxury experience at an affordable price. The rooms have gas fireplaces which makes for a cozy stay. BTW all rooms have heated floors!!! I was sold on the heated floors and really wish I can get this in my own home.
COTTAGES & CABINS
The cottages and cabins are scattered individually throughout the property. It makes for a very peaceful and quiet experience in the woods. How amazing would it be to wake up and smell the fresh Redwood Grove and seeing beautiful lush greenery surrounding you? I know my next stay will be at one of the cabins! Most cabins have living room space and private fire pits!
Activities Around the Property
The property is large! There is so much to do and you’ll wish you had more time to experience it all.
- Communal Campfire: You can purchase a smore’s kit and sit by the campfire to toast up those delicious marshmallows.
- Walk around the Redwood Grove and visit Grand Mother Pfeiffer: The property is surrounded by the oldest and largest Redwood Grove and has the second largest Redwood in Big Sur – Grand Mother Pfeiffer!
- Walk along the Big Sur River: Sit by the chairs surrounding the river and read a book.
- Take a hike around the property: There are many trails around so make sure to explore!
- Dine at Big Sur Roadhouse: A great rustic restaurant for breakfast or lunch across the street.
I loved my stay at Glen Oaks Big Sur! I never had an experience like it and it was amazing! I really enjoyed the comfort rustic feel of the property and I know I will definitely return during my next visit!
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