Nest at Treebones in Big Sur

Nest Treebones Big Sur


From the issue Tree's Company

Nesting Season

Famous for its luxury yurts along the Pacific Coastline, Big Sur Treebones Resort has taken things to a new height with one of the most unique ways to spend the night in nature. Get ready to nest! As in "human nest"—a large, wood-woven art installation-turned-accommodation—meant for people who want to spread their wings for an unorthodox escape. Climb the 10-prong wooden ladder and enter this aerial wonder perched in a cliff-front tree eight feet off the ground. The nest fits just two people, and a full-sized Futon mattress adds extra cushioning. It’s also a befitting way to get a bird’s eye view of Big Sur’s beauty. Sticks from the nest frame the cliffy Big Sur coastline as the ocean stretches into the horizon. There’s a ground-level campsite and picnic table below the nest, in case the weather gets wild. You’ll have to bring your own sleeping bag, but that’s the extent of roughing it here: Nest guests get full access to Treebones’ hot tub, pool, on-site restaurant and sushi bar. Here’s a small tip: Arrive to check-in by bicycle, and the staff will hook you up with a free bottle of wine. A little birdie told you.

BONUS: Five minutes north of Treebones is Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sand beach on the coast of Big Sur and a popular landing spot for another kind of winged adventurer: Para-gliders and hang-gliders. A 0.7-mile out-and-back trek leads to the beach, a superb spot for sand dollar and jade-scouring.

Big Sur Treebones Resort is located at 71895 Hwy 1 in Big Sur. The nest books quickly: To make reservations, call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (877) 424-4787. Two nights minimum stay, $110/night for two guests. No dogs. To reach Sand Dollar Beach, park in the lot on the western side of Hwy. 1, located 3.6 miles north of Treebones. Parking costs $5. Sand Dollar Beach is dog-friendly.

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