by: Yasha Wallin
A trip back to California, to be a tourist in my home state.
September, an end of summer hoorah.
Me and my bf, Olli.
Tofu curry from Wild Coast Restaurant.
Entryway to awesome.
Outside the restaurant and check-in area.
If you focus long enough (or enjoy enough wine) at the outdoor dining and bar area, you may spot a few whales.
Me enjoying one of the common areas.
The walking bridge to the treehouse.
Sleeping in the trees.
Home for the night.
Not a bad view to wake up to.
Treebones is perfectly located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific.
Highs + Lows
We stayed in the property’s one and only “tree house,” with a fireplace, our own bridge, a plush queen bed and views overlooking the ocean. The staff said this was the best of their accommodation options, but the yurts are equally fabulous.
Delicious breakfast and bottomless coffee is complimentary at the lodge.
There’s a communal vibe as not too many people stay at any given time. So even though we had plenty of time alone, we also lingered after dinner in the lodge by the fire, drinking wine and playing Rummikub with a few friendly Canadians.
Treebones is completely off the grid: power is sourced from micro-turbines and solar energy. Most of the restaurant’s produce comes from their own garden and is composted, and to stir your coffee you’ll even get a bio-degradable spaghetti noodle.
Though relatively luxe, the bathrooms are shared and outside your yurt/treehouse. The only time this could be annoying is in the middle of the night, but even then you’ll never see more beautiful scenery than this one-minute, star filled walk to the loo.
The Accommodations and restaurant book up well in advance for good reason, so it’s hard to make a spontaneous trip to Treebones.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Hippy chic, eco decadence.
Southern end of Big Sur—one of the most magical places on earth.
16 yurts, one treehouse, campsites and one “human nest.”
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Family built and operated.
A small pool and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. With hikes through the redwoods at every turn, who needs a gym?
The amazing, farm-to-table Wild Coast Restaurant and the area’s best (and only!) sushi bar.
No, but drinks can be ordered at the restaurant.
Yes, but limited to 100 MB of data. Also, no cell service within 30 minutes. So basically: just relax.
No kids under six. But leave the kids with grandma—this place is incredibly romantic!
High end bohemian.