Stylish, mid-century basecamp along the Big Sur River
There’s much to love about this former roadside motel that’s been reimagined as a rustic-chic escape with mid-century touches and indoor-outdoor fireplaces. Guest rooms eschew TVs for yoga mats, vintage board games and Buddha Boards—canvas boards for drawing with water-dipped paint brushes. Across Highway 1, a cluster of cabins tucked into a redwood forest along the Big Sur River feature added amenities such as private patios with outdoor soaking tubs. Glen Oaks’ restaurant, the Big Sur Roadhouse, is one of the better eateries in town dishing up solid takes on hearty breakfast and lunch dishes including chilaquiles and a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. At night, grab a Faribault Woolen Mill Co. wool blanket and snuggle up around one of the outdoor fire pits.
Time Out tip: Make sure to follow the onsite nature trail that winds through the property’s 20 acres, dipping into a redwood grove and meandering along the Big Sur River before leading to a pair of small, sandy beaches.