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San Carlos, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The tent cabins in Big Basin are a great way to stay in the State Park but they are not run by the park service. I have been going since the 80's and love every minute. My kids have grown up in the loop.You can rent one cabin or many as we do and everyone has a great time among...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The tent cabins are an interesting concept - somewhat rustic outdoor camping, but with a bit more enclosure than a tent and (best of all) a pot-belly wood burning stove to keep you comfortable during the almost freezing winter nights. Very comfortable for up to 4 people (two couples that like to cuddle or parents and kids), but more would...

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Whittier, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a 3 night stay on site 21. It was a last minute reservation because the Big Sur reservations we had were cancelled due to the wildfire situation. Just to be clear, this is a review of the tent cabin campground not the state park. The state park is a gem! It's absolutely gorgeous and dense with...

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Badger
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were only there for a wedding but the area was beautiful, the seating was great and the food excellent. There was a problem of parking and had a 1/4 mile walk from were I found a place to park. The did have a 8 person tram but never used it for the guests to the wedding and thought that...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The tent cabins were perfect. We stayed there for the weekend with our kids and friends. It can be a little loud at night. It's great to go with other families. Bring mosquito repellent!!! Can't stress that enough! We stayed in one of the Deluxe Cabin's. They were nice but we probably wouldn't stay in one again because we didn't...

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I went on camping trip with my parents and my two children. We were all really excited to go thinking it would be big and spacious. When we got there we were so disappointed. It was raining a lot and the floors were wet. My parents told me that the tent was meant for 5-8 people. THAT'S A LIE!!! Since...

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4Thank Claudia M
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Claudia, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience at Big Basin Tent Cabins however we are so sorry that the cabins fell below your expectations. The tent cabins sleep four (2 on each platform bed) but the campsite can accommodate up to 8 people, meaning tents can be set up in the campsite...

Reviewed 4 January 2016

The tent cabins are very basic and rustic, but I liked it. It was private inside and nice to be out of the elements. Fairly clean and beds were not bad. The wood burning stove is rustic, but it is a work horse. It is very efficient and works very well. It kept the cabin nice and warm and completely...

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6Thank Sunset S
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We've stayed at the Costanoa tent cabins near Pescadero, so we thought we'd give Big Basin a try. Since the Redwood forests between the two camps are nearly contiguous, we were looking forward to seeing the forest at a different angle, if you will... Since we booked on the weekend, we weren't expecting serenity. However, the tent cabins are semi...

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5Thank Holly W
Cameron Park, California, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The tent cabins were great. I would recommend a few things before you go. 1) Bring an air mattress because the mats are not very comfortable. 2) Bring quarters because the showers only accept quarters ($1.25 for a 5 minute shower) 3) Bring lots of lights- the cabins are pretty dark- even in the middle of the day. 4) Bring...

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4Thank Bonnie F
San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Ok so we were nuts to plan a three week road trip on the coast of California but with paternity and maternity time off we couldn't resist not camping with the time off. We had stayed in our lovely tent in Big Sur but it was tough going. When we arrived at Big Basin we were really excited to be...

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Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Region: United States > California > Boulder Creek
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Big Basin Tent Cabins Hotel Boulder Creek
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“camp sites 8-33 are my favorite 23 and 22 or 11and 12 if you want two. 15 or 17 are great single sites”
 of 5 bubbles bobg408, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“stayed at the Holiday in Express in Santa Clara which was excellent this was a picnic and camping grounds. area”
 of 5 bubbles LloydM26, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 41 is close to the bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles 892hollyw, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Camp site #24 has some cool hollowed out trees for the kids to play in”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieF657, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Call the store for the best tent cabin recommendation, tell them your needs, space, close to bathroom, privacy, etc.”
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