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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Had an Adventure tent for 2 days. What a blast after a week of camping on a motorcycle the adventure tent was a great change. Nice Restaurant, bar and general store with everything you need. Can't wait to come back and stay longer/

Thank Paul G
West Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Couldn't get a room at other hotels 24 hours prior and this place had availability. And so glad. Nice little room with fireplace. Clean and cool bar, grocery store. Best time out back at picnic tables and heaters. Met new friends!

1Thank mgal51
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Camping or tent camping here pretty much guarantees a great Big Sur experience. Watch out for skunks! But in case you do get the sauce, they have a home remedy (Joy, Baking Soda, Peroxide) that gets the job done. The tavern cooks up genius meals. Store is solid. Spaces are big enough. Just perfect, really.

Thank rywil
Stevenson Ranch, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I visited Big Sur and stayed at Fernwood Resort one night. We stayed in one of the tent cabins by the river and we absolutely loved it. It gave us the opportunity to camp without having to pack a carload of gear. We can't wait to be able to go back.

1Thank analerma
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 August 2013

So we arrived to Big Sur without reservations for the night. There was no motel room available at Fernwood so we asked about a campsite. We ended up taking the last canvas tent for the night. I was not ready to camp. The last canvas tent was surrounded by other canvas tents and small RVs. We had sleeping bags to...

Thank YL0
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is a campground with a bar and hotel. We were pleasantly surprised, all sites have river access and redwoods in the campground. A little noisy at night but the location was great. There aren't many choices to camp in Big Sur and this was great with partial hook ups and showers.

Thank Kim K
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Big Sur is overcrowded. You should only stay here if everything else is booked. The campground is basically a parking lot with sites on top of each other. It is very overpriced for what you get. The campground "host" is just a rude guy in a booth that makes you show a tag to get in. There was an all...

Thank Otis3000
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Big Sur is a tourist mecca, so let’s be frank. Everything is overblown here. Calling the Fernwood a resort is a bit of a stretch. It’s actually a highway motel with a decent bar and general store attached. Don’t get me wrong… we had an ok time here. But don’t think this is a fancy resort. We stayed in the...

1Thank Coop_TO
San Mateo, California
Reviewed 24 July 2013

After seeing a review in Sunset my wife and I planned what we thought would be a romantic weekend in the At Adventure Tents at Fernwood for our anniversary. It was anything but romantic. It was a great idea to create a glam tent camping experience with a dedicated shower and bath but they really blew it on execution. Look...

12Thank jeff g
Tucson AZ
Reviewed 23 July 2013

First: no phones in the rooms. I had to acquire a WI-FI pass code from the General Store. (These are not intended as negatives) Second: The motel's website properly represents what one can expect. After a day of PHC 1 driving, this cozy throw-back to the 1950s proved rewarding. The room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was firm. Vanity...

Thank GraciousGoodness

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Additional Information about Fernwood Resort

Address: 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
Price Range: $112 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Fernwood Resort Big Sur
Fernwood Hotel Big Sur
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“Cabins on the edge or property should be most quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ATL-travel71, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were very happy with the adventure tent”
 of 5 bubbles jordanr970, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Loved the Adventure Tent!”
 of 5 bubbles JenM260, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Look for a campground that is managed.”
 of 5 bubbles U3783UFthomasm, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get early and have some drinks in the beergarden.”
 of 5 bubbles pegsulli105, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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