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Manhattan Beach
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Rustic little cabin next to the river. Bed was very comfortable and everything was very clean. I didn't use the kitchen but was surprised to see that it had everything, including a full size refrigerator. The heater worked very well, ran quiet and kept to the temperature setting.

Thank DaveManhattanBeach
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The cabins by the river are great. We stayed in one of those that had a breakfast deck overlooking the river and all cabins surrounded by Tall Red wood trees. Had a great time with family!!

Thank Divya S
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed here one night in cabin #2, April 2016. Absolutely beautiful setting right on river. Bed/bedding was comfortable. Bathroom was small but sufficient. Adorable throwback kitchen (fridge, stove, sink, cooking utensils, etc). Table and windows overlooking the river. Deck and seating overlooking river. Enjoyed bottle of wine outside on night we arrived. Very peaceful despite being right off Hwy 1....

Thank melissa f
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have no idea why this hotel rated a 4. That was not our experience. We went in September 2016. When we got to our room on the outside the cabin (#3) looked cozy and cute. When we entered the cottage the smell of disinfectant was so strong and disgusting. The back door was not secured properly and it only...

1Thank ChristineP11
Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Ripplewood since the 1980's. They have upgraded the cabins over the years and if you're looking for a basic, rustic but charming feel - this is the place. The cabin we stayed in had two queen beds that were very comfortable with good mattresses. The interior of the cabin is smooth, wood panel, which gives a...

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely! Fun place to stay if you just want to get away. No TV, no radio...you can get WiFi down at the restaurant. Everything is wonderful, very quiet, could use some new, softer pillows but overall the beds are very comfy and bed linens are nice. Best place to stay in Big Sur. The restaurant is so cute! The food...

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had the best sleep of our road trip here. Initially I was worried whether the cabins were truly rustic or just old but they are beautiful. They are old but nicely so and very clean, particularly the bathroom. We were close to the road which i didn't realise would be the case but the traffic quietened as soon as it...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at ripplewood for one night on our road trip from LA to San Francisco, and it was magical. We booked cabin no.7. This cabin is right next to the river, far away from highway 1, which made our lodging experience at Ripplewood even more romantic. The place is magically beautiful and discrete with big sequoia trees and a charming...

Thank Ilovemiko
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My partner and I booked two nights here on our drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Check in was simple and friendly. We booked Cabin 14 and loved it! It has a kitchen which meant we were able cook our own dinner. They don't supply much in the way of utensils (peelers, mashers etc) but we were able to...

Thank rabbitoh08
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 September 2016

On first approach, we were a bit disappointed -- the cabins sit right of Hwy 1 in Big Sur. But we warmed up (literally -- there was a wood-burning stove in our little cabin, with complimentary wood beside it) to the place. Cabin #4 sits right on the creek and is quiet and comfortable. It is VERY basic, so you...

1Thank nancy r

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Ripplewood Resort features a grocery store, gas station, Cafe open for breakfast and lunch, and 17 Cabins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ripplewood Resort

Address: 47047 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: RM423 - RM1,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Ripplewood Hotel Big Sur
Ripplewood Big Sur
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Big Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Big Sur
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“I would opt for something close to the river as opposed to up by the freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles TrishaM870, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabin 9 is secluded and quiet”
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  • Cabin #9 view out side window (behind bed)
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  • Cabin #9 firepit
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 of 5 bubbles moonfilm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get a cabin by the river”
 of 5 bubbles DaveManhattanBeach, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cabins 2-9 across road from office/restaurant”
  • Windows overlooking river
  • Deck overlooking river
 of 5 bubbles melissafW6651OI, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the cabins closer to the river are nice. If they are booked out then ask for cabin 14”
 of 5 bubbles rabbitoh08, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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