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Big Basin Tent Cabins

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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...

3Thank Paul S
San Jose, California
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We have been camping here for almost 30 years and always come over July 4th to escape the fireworks because they frighten our dog. We've camped in the pouring down rain and the best of weather and its always amazing. The tent cabins are wonderful and very spacious. The beds are so comfortable now that the new mattresses are in...thanks,...

7Thank TheLong-Fijaks
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear TheLong-Fijaks, thank you very much for writing a FIVE STAR review of your visit to Big Basin Tent Cabins! We are thrilled that you and your family had a wonderful time over the July 4 holiday weekend. We are grateful for your positive feedback and know that our past, present and future guests will appreciate all the insight you...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 20 June 2015

FIRST! With the tents you have to check in at the gift shop with is located across from the normal check-in office. Do yourself a very big favor, don't do a weekend, you won't get the full effect of the solitude that awaits you. Arrive on a Sunday and leave on a Thursday. Four of us used this as our...

4Thank Darce L
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful area to camp! The redwoods are breathtaking. Clean grounds, not to crowded, clean bathrooms made for a wonderful weekend of exploring. Close to town for supplies & restaurants. Many trails to choose from in the area for the beginners and advanced hikers. The beach is only a 20 minute drive from it & the ride up Highway...

1Thank jannbob
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear jannbob, thank you very much for writing a FIVE STAR review of your visit to Big Basin State Park! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would return in the future. If there is anything we can do to enhance your next visit, please do let us know. Thank you again. And we hope to see you...

Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The tent cabins seemed like a good idea at the time... The tents are musty, old and have huge holes in them. So if you are staying close to any water you will be feasted upon by Mosquitos. We sprayed the entire tent contents with repellant and still was attacked while we slept. We camped a lot during this trip...

8Thank Mattsbabycake
hpgdiver, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Mattsbabycake, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Big Basin Tent Cabins. I am sorry that the cabins fell below your expectations. I appreciate your feedback on the mattresses and I am happy to report that the mattresses are in the process of being replaced. Unfortunately, due in part to the drought, we...

Reviewed 16 July 2014

We flew out to California with the family and had a variety of things we were doing, so bringing our camping gear really wasn't a good option for us. This park rented the tent cabins with a special package for people like us. The cabin came with the firewood, cooking gear, lighter, 2 bags of ice, sleeping bags (with tags...

4Thank lallabear
hpgdiver, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear lallabear, thank you very much for your FIVE STAR review of the Big Basin Tent Cabins. We are so glad you chose to stay at Big Basin and we are thrilled that our TOTAL CAMPING package worked in your favor. It was developed for out of town travelers such as yourself! Safe travels back home! We hope to see...

Reviewed 2 July 2014

My family just came home from two nights tent camping at Big Basin. We wanted to experience the redwoods and camping but didn't want to pitch a tent so this was a great compromise. I was surprised at how clean and roomy the tent cabins are with the two full size beds, table and stove. The camp space also had...

2Thank swithygirl
hpgdiver, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear swithygirl, thank you very much for your FOUR STAR review of Big Basin Tent Cabins. We are pleased that you found the cabins roomy and clean and a great alternative. We are so sorry for the noise on your first night. And apologize that your husband had to find a ranger to quiet down the neighbors. We are working...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I had been planning to go tent camping as usual, when my friend from Mazatlan, Mexico announced she was coming to visit. She hadn't been camping before, much less in a redwood forest, which couldn't be much more different from where she comes from, so I switched to a tent cabin. I was glad I did. All of the cabins...

3Thank HappyTrails12345
hpgdiver, Guest Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Happy Trails, thank you so much for your FIVE STAR review of Big Basin Tent Cabins! We are delighted that you enjoyed the accommodations, trails and campground restaurant and gift shop. Thank you for choosing Big Basin and we hope to see you again. Best Regards, Hollie Potts Gray, Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 24 March 2014

I don't think I will ever go back to regular tent camping.This was the greatest experience. The camping package is awesome! And so affordable!!! I was worried about the bedding, but the sleeping bags and pillows were perfect!The staff here, were so friendly and helpful. The campground is in great location and you can hike down to the Gift shop...

4Thank Deborah W
hpgdiver, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the raving, five star review of Big Basin Tent Cabins. We appreciate you taking the time to write and share your experience. We are so glad you had such a wonderful trip and we appreciate you mentioning our management team, Carrie and William. Carrie has been managing Big Basin for over 20 years and...

groton ct
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights on a deluxe package. I got locked out of my car on second night and the tent cabin host was very helpful and arrange for help and got me out of the sticky spot!. We being first time campers we found this place very supportive!

4Thank vjvk
hpgdiver, Public Relations Manager at Big Basin Tent Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your five star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Big Basin Tent Cabins and pleased that our onsite staff helped you out of the sticky situation! We hope to see you again this summer!

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Additional Information about Big Basin Tent Cabins

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”
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“Call the store for the best tent cabin recommendation, tell them your needs, space, close to bathroom, privacy, etc.”
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