Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend in Big Sur

Big Sur, you are beautiful.

I spent this past weekend in Big Sur and I must say, it's officially one of my favorite places. In planning this trip, I knew where I wanted to stay: Treebones. Ever since my dear friend Maura stayed in Treebones years ago and raved about it, I knew I had to experience it myself.

So I packed up my clothes, hiking shoes, swim suit, bottles of wine, granola, and tons of food. And we were on our merry way!

We drove on the 1 Highway. And by drove, I mean, I backseat drove. The 1 is curvy and when you grew up with a Mom who is a pretty bad driver (love you Mom!), you become a grandma-backseat driver. It's not my fault! However, this drive is beyond worth it, as the 1 gives you views, like this, for miles and miles.

And because I am me, of course we had to stop at the Big Sur Bakery for afternoon cookies. We chose the PB & J cookie and Mocha Chocolate cookie (so rich!).

And hours later, we arrived at Treebones. Yurt. Yurt. Yurt. Yurt!

Dropped our stuff off, and went on a Sunset walk.

The next morning, we fueled for our hike at the breakfast bar. Breakfast is complimentary at Treebones. I sipped on coffee outside on this deck, which overlooks the California Coast.

The beginning of our Vincente hike, which ended up being fairly challenging, uphill, and around 8 miles round trip.

Some of my favorite views from the hike:

After the hike, we continued North and stopped by this famous waterfall, recommended by my friend Lauren. Stunning.

Then, back to Treebones for some pool time in the sun.

We also ventured on a walk through Treebone's organic garden. It was full of many different types of kale, lettuce, apple trees, strawberries, squash blossoms, and so much more! The staff uses the produce in the restaurant.

Then, we sipped some wine on our Yurt porch.

For dinner, we decided to go sit at the Sushi Bar at Treebones.f The Sushi Bar is tiny and has 8 seats along a bar; you can watch Carlos, the Sushi Chef, make your rolls fresh, while overlooking the amazing Big Sur view. As you can imagine, at Sunset, it was stunning and the light pierced through the Sushi Bar. Truly unforgettable. Not to mention, the sushi was darn good.

The next morning, we hopped back on the road and stopped at Deetjen's, which my Mom had recommended for brunch. Deetjen's is a charming little ole place, serving a very delicious and traditional brunch. Dining at Deetjen's is truly like eating in a log cabin.

What can I say? I love me a good brunch and can never ever resist chicken apple sausage.

It was a really lovely weekend. One of those trips that kind of forces you to re-examine things in life, breathe it all in, and acknowledge that life is pretty good. So much and so many people to be grateful for.

As for our experience at Treebones, I cannot recommend it enough. The yurts were spacious and clean, the staff was down to earth and knowledgeable about Big Sur adventures, and the location was ideal.

I'm really missing that Big Sur sunset.

PS, I'm not really that short. Am I?

1 comment

  1. I love it! I'm totally interested in treebones and I love this pic of you and this mystery person at the end :)