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Reviewed 21 September 2015

My experience in staying in cabins is minimal but I was very happy about our stay at Riverside! The campground is set in the middle of the redwoods that are just gorgeous in the morning light. All cabins and structures I saw were well maintained. You can tell that the management takes pride in this place. The staff was super...

1Thank jorkal k
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We camped here for one night while travelling up the PCH. At first I was unsure whether to stop in big sur for a night but am very glad I did. We stayed in cabin 9 which was small but the bed was very comfortable, prob one of the best nights sleep I had during the trip! It was right...

1Thank wanderlust0100
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Stayed 1 night while driving up the coast through Big Sur...I wish we could have stayed for several nights! Stayed in Cabin #6, which had two queen sized beds and was located downstairs. The beds were very comfortable, outfitted with warm, cozy bedding. The fire pit right and picnic table outside the door was great...the ambiance of the campground is...

2Thank adventurer314
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We upgraded to a cabin which was perfect for the two of us and two dogs. We still had the camping experience but without the hassle of setting up a tent and sleeping on the ground. The campground was clean, the hosts were helpful, and it was all dog-friendly. It would also be great with kids.

1Thank Cathy E
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It was May, I was looking to book a campsite for August somewhere in Big Sur. Apparently, if you want to book a State Parks campsite you have to book months and months in advance. I did not do such a thing. In a panic, I found Riverside Campground and Cabins, they only had one tent site left and I...

1Thank thejoyciecat
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place to chill in Big Sur. creek side RV site was perfect size. Staff set us up and are very accommodating. Granddaughter 4yrs old who is water shy felt safe in the gurgling pond. She made friends right away. Country store had all we needed. Witnessed camp office calling around others sites to help a mother and daughter find...

Thank John B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 August 2015

In summer it s hard to find a space in the Big Sur. We stayed here 3 nights and it was just great. Peaceful, tranquild. We stayed in Cabin 5. Windows on all sides and two very comfortable beds. Every evening dinner on the firepit. Little river water running in the background. Reception and general store staff were very helpful....

Thank Robbert L
Irvine, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Riverside Campground has very few reviews, so it's difficult to determine whether the sample of ratings is due to the fact that, most of the time, disgruntled folks are the ones who review a place. We only stayed at RCC because we had family staying there. The next time we stay there it will be because of a wonderful experience....

1Thank apd2010
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Stayed overnight in Cabin 4 and @$150 was amazing good value. It's rustic but clean and cozy. Most comfortable beds....just as good as 5-star hotel. Cabin 4 does have shared walls and they are quite thin. Our neighbors were pretty quiet though so we were lucky. I can't say enough about the great staff...During an evening thunderstorm ,McCall(I think) brought...

Thank Darci K
Orange County, California
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We recently spent 5 nights at a cabin at Riverside Campgrounds along with our 2 year old dog. The cabin itself can feel small but can't complain about that as it's soo pretty. The place is situated close to markets and restaurants in the area. All the cabins seemed occupied. Many families were camping by the creek that runs just...

Thank ShinShinJet

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Additional Information about Riverside Campground and Cabins

Address: Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: RM570 - RM654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Riverside Campground And Cabins Hotel Big Sur
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“Get there by 2 pm for a walk up site and look for a river spot.”
 of 5 bubbles hopefulmeg, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Read the fine print of your reservation, they will give your room away if you are late!”
 of 5 bubbles Stentdoctor, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cabins were great!”
 of 5 bubbles jorkalk, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Highly recommend site #15”
 of 5 bubbles thejoyciecat, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wi fi signal is not very strong but who cares for internet when you are camping!”
 of 5 bubbles ShinShinJet, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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