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Big Sur Lodging and Accommodations, Tourism & Travel Website, Big Sur Visitor Information Late Summer 2014 Addition:

Big-Sur-Lodging.com should be your first stop when planning your Big Sur Pacific Coast vacation. Use this complete directory of Big Sur motels, inns and small resorts to do some lodging comparison shopping MOTELS: list of all the Resorts, Motels, Cabins, Lodges, Inns, and Vacation rentals near Big Sur California or save $$$ and get closer to the Big Sur environment, choose a campground from this CAMPGROUNDS ... directory list of all places to camp in Big Sur; every Big Sur eatery is covered in our RESTAURANTS ... Big Sur Restaurant Review and Guide. ACTIVITIES ... Get off the highway and out of your car to enjoy the Big Sur from horseback at Andrew Molera State Park. The scenic coastal Molera Horseback Tours toll free 1-800-942-5486; pass through beautiful lush redwood forests, over wildflower studded meadows, cross creeks and all horseback tours go to the beach on this breathtaking 4,800 acre coastal paradise ... or check the Big Sur/Monterey events calendars for some other exciting Big Sur vacation activity ideas SPECIAL EVENTS... July through December 2014. There is plenty going on in Big Sur so get started planning today!

Hi, I am Don Smith the author of Big Sur Lodging and Visitor Accommodations, also Webmaster of this website. I can tell you straight up, NOW is a GREAT time to visit the Big Sur Coast. After labor day the real-busy season is over but central California parks and tourist business still have expanded enhanced offerings and extended hours you can have a truly enjoyable and memorable vacation experience without having to compete with the crowds. Enjoy the slowed down pace and smaller amount of travelers on the highways; still take care and watch out for distracted drivers enjoying the scenic views. Be sure and pack your jacket and dress in layers, cool misty mornings may soon be followed by clear warm and sunny afternoons followed by a cool evening.

I am Don Smith the author of Big Sur Lodging Accommodations and Webmaster of this website. I was raised on this beautiful majestic Central California Coast and have long had a love affaire with the Pacific Coast Highway 1 and the Big Sur Pacific Coast; let me be your guide.

I was raised on this beautiful majestic
Central California Coast and have long
had a love affaire with the Pacific Coast
Highway 1 and the Big Sur Pacific Coast;
let me be your Big Sur visitor's guide...

Camp fees, lodging, restaurant and gas prices are all up and most everything is more expensive on the Big Sur Pacific Coast anyway so you may want to pack a picnic lunch and to fill your tank with gas somewhere else before you go. The Big Sur Coast gets clear and sunny in fall, think about extending your travel and activities to the ends; there are lighthouses to see at both ends and to the south try Cambria/Cayucos, it is a good time to visit Hearst Castle and it’s always worth going north on PCH 1 to Carmel/Monterey, see the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Beautiful Big Sur Scenic Coast Highway 1 is OPEN!!! Here's a brief rundown on what's happening...

So NOW IS A FINE TIME TO VISIT BIG SUR CALIFORNIA!!! Central California Coast tourist season is coming to an end...at the State Parks Campfire Programs are still happening (Activities Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park), Big Sur business operations are at maximum hours and they have expanded with seasonal offerings like the Point Sur Lighthouse Moonlight Tours are on till early October and on the weekends Big Sur is rocking with live music and entertainment; Ragged Point has music every Sunday afternoon and often barbecue is available at Picnic Table Plaza and check the calendars at places like the Big Sur River Inn, the Henry Miller Library, the social center of Big Sur, the Fernwood Resort and Tavern and check the Jan/June www.big-sur-lodgine.com calendar of Big Sur things to see & do. The campgrounds may have some water and fire restrictions and even though the creeks are low because of the season and the drought the beautiful natural Big Sur Waterfall Trails ( Click cell phone icon for mobile version the most beautiful natural Big Sur California waterfalls and best falls hiking trails. waterfalls guide mobile) still provide nice short hikes through the forests. Visiting the southern end of scenic Big Sur is attractive now also, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (805) 927-7361 is offering tours of their grounds and facilities Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Ragged Point is always a must stop to at least stretch legs and check the coastal views anyway. In the tiny village of San Simeon visit Sebastian’s General Store and Café who feature Hearst Ranch natural free range grass fed beef at the cafe which is getting a reputation for their great food with both tourists and locals alike and their latest addition a tasting room for Hearst Ranch Wines so they now have wine tasting there too! Do some exploring and have some adventures along with getting pampered at one of the fine resorts on the scenic Big Sur Coast Highway 1! Make yourself aware of any drought related water and fire restrictions; fall brings heightened wild-fire danger; the USDAFS announced new level IV fire restrictions August 26th Notice of New Hightened Fire Restrictions; no open fires no campfires, no charcoal fires, even in designated campfire areas, using portable gas stoves and lanterns outside the designated campfire areas require fire permit to name a few; click for the complete anouncement August 26, 2014 until end of fire season.
Visiting the very southern end of scenic Big Sur is attractive now, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (805) 927-7361 is offering tours of their grounds and facilities Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Ragged Point is always a must stop to at least stretch legs and check the coastal views anyway.
VISIT HEARST CASTLE... my current favorite tour is the “Designing the Dream Tour”, an extended tour that focuses on history and explores the design and construction evolution of the magnificent estate, from the earliest work in the 1920s, through the last in the mid-1940 ...before you go from your armchair you can take the Classic Hearst Photo Tour: - Hearst Castle Pictures and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse(805) 927-7361 is offering tours of their grounds and facilities Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays..You can do some wine tasting in the tiny village of San Simeon at Sebastian’s General Store and Café who feature Hearst Ranch natural free range grass fed beef is getting a reputation for their great food with both tourists and locals alike and their latest addition is a tasting room for Hearst Ranch Wines so now have a wine tasting room there!

camp fees have increased and no water available at Ponderosa and Kirk Creek Campgrounds, carry in or treat water, water shut of attention graphicYou will face new water restrictions because of draught; read more in the Campground Fee Increase Report & Big Sur Camping Tips Spring 2014:(Full Spring Report) Even in the fall you may have a hard time getting a preferred camp site if you haven't made a reservation online, especially for the more popular campgrounds on weekends. In general camping on the central coast has taken a sad sad downturn; there was a time in California when any man could afford a vacation by packing up some camp gear and his family any heading out to one of our inexpensive campgrounds either federal or state. With a economically falter government turning many of its park responsibilities to for profit companies those days are gone; these days it has gotten to be an expensive option not available to the hard working low-incomer and his much vacation deserving family. So be warned camping fees and many other things will be costing you more now; pack what you need and fill your gas tank and checkbook before you go. Here’s some camp fees I encountered on a recent camping trip: Morro Strand State Beach Campground $35; Fernwood Resort $55+; Pfeiffer Big Sur, $35/60; Limekiln Creek $35; Kirk Creek $25; Ponderosa Campground $20; Nacimiento Campground $15. and don't forget drinkable water; Kirk Creek Campground is now a "dry" campgrounds. Check conditions before you go, there will be more water and fire restrictions as time goes on because of the season and the drought.(Read the Full Spring Campground Report)

WHERE TO CAMP ... Camping is one of the best ways to get close to the nature of Big Sur; Plasket Creek Campground has more campsite availability during the busy months but my first choice of campgrounds is the ocean view Kirk Creek Campground or also nice but expensive is the campground at Limekiln Creek California State Park both of which you should get reservations for, you can reserve online: Kirk Creek Campground reservations online or Limekiln State Park campsites online and you should also visit Garrapata State Park , and Morro Strand State Beach (camp on the beach) California State beaches RIGHT NOW!!!!
SOMETHING TO DO JUST NORTH OF BIG SUR...The Point Sur Lighthouse has the regular tours and the Moonlight Tours and Whale Watch Tours begin in April; LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC OR ENTERTAINMENT?; check the calendars at places like the Henry Miller Library (831-667-2574), Fernwood Resort (831-667-2129), Treebones Yurt Camp (877-424-4787), sorry the music is over till spring at the Big Sur River Inn (831-667-2700 or Toll Free: 1-800-548-3610), but check the Maiden Publick House (831-667-2355); and the www.big-sur-lodging.com calendar of Big Sur things to see & do. Enjoy paradise unspoiled; many service people are not busy and anxious to provide you with a memorable Big Sur vacationer experience!
VISIT MONTEREY ... At the northern end of the highway, there is always something going on in Carmel/Monterey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, see some unique barrel jellies and scores of octopuses, squids and cuttlefishes also are some of the latest additions making up the interesting and ultra beautiful Tentacles Exhibit, there is a baby sea turtle in the open sea exhibit and now they have a Giant Pacific Octopus too. . Take the virtual Big Sur road trip for more ideas along the highway.!
VISIT HEARST CASTLE & CAMBRIA ... Visiting the southern end of scenic Big Sur is good now also; try Morro Bay/Cayucos/Cambria. At Hearst Castle try the “Designing the Dream Tour”, an extended tour that focuses on history and explores the design and construction evolution of the magnificent estate, from the earliest work in the 1920s, through the last in the mid-1940s...and starting this fall my favorite tour, the wonderful Hearst Castle Evening Tours is available.Also you can tour the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (805) 927-7361 which is offering tours of their grounds and facilities through June 14 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 a.m. leaving the Piedras Blancas Motel at 10AM. Piedras Blancas elephant seals are always up to something; this years young show up September and newborns come in December, see the SEALS ACTIVITIES MONTH by MONTH CALENDAR for the seals routines and look at the new Elephant Seal Webcam to see what they are up to right this second. Ragged Point has the closest restrooms you must stop there to at least check the coastal views anyway. In the tiny village of San Simeon Sebastian’s General Store and Café who feature Hearst Ranch natural free range grass fed beef is getting a reputation for their great food with both tourists and locals alike and their latest addition a tasting room for Hearst Ranch Wines so now have a wine tasting room there! Do some exploring and have some adventures along with getting pampered at one of the fine resorts on the scenic Big Sur Coast Highway 1!

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DON'T MISS ... Just a reminder of some of my coastal favorites: Ragged Point is always a must stop on anytime you are in the neighborhood...at the very least stretch your legs and check the California coastal views...In the tiny village of San Simeon at the south end of the Big Sur Coast visit Sebastian’s General Store and Café who feature Hearst Ranch natural free range grass fed beef is getting a reputation for their great food with both tourists and locals alike and their latest addition a tasting room for Hearst Ranch Wines so now have a wine tasting room there! Do some exploring and have some adventures along with getting pampered at one of the fine resorts on the scenic Big Sur Coast Highway 1!

WHAT TO WEAR... HOW TO DRESS WHEN YOU GO TO BIG SUR CALIFORNIA: The Big Sur area has a large variety of microclimates; weather is generally mild on the coast but it changes quickly and often so it is best to come prepared and layering is the best way to dress for Big Sur any season; peal clothes off when it warms, pile them on when it starts to get cool or damp.

EXTREMELY HIGHNotice of Fire Restrictions; no campfires, no charcoal fires, portable stoves and lanterns require fire permit to name a few; click for the complete anouncement August 8, 2012 until end of fire season.

In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, because of rising temperatures, dry vegetation and an increased fire danger through the end of fire season the Los Padres National Forest officials progressively announce new wild-fire protection restrictions.
USDA ALERTS AND NOTICES

INFORMATION ON TRAILS, CAMPGROUNDS AND LOCAL STATE PARKS: Click the tent camper to visit Limekiln State Park California Campgroung Page: funny little sleeping camper with his feet sticking out the tent graphic to highlight the reopening of Limekiln State Park and the Limekiln campground!GOOD NEWS !!!: Damage from most past Big Sur forest fires have been repaired and most most affected trails and campgrounds are now back open. The exception is Ventana Campground, coming back for fall 2014 I am told; Limekiln Creek California State Park's is open and so is the trail to Sykes Hot Springs; there is an alternate for Pfeiffer Falls Trail. In fact most trails that had closed because of the fires have now reopen including Tanbark, Ewoldson trail is open on the ocean side of the loop, while the eastern side is closed and under construction in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park . BAD NEWS...:Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park!!!: Due to dangerous conditions resulting from the Pfeiffer Ridge Fire, a partial closure order is in effect. All areas within the park west of Highway One are closed to the public. This includes the Buzzard's Roost Trail, Group Camp sites A and B, Liewald Flat, and the Tosh Meadow located adjacent to Fernwood Resort. All members of the public found within these areas will be issued criminal citations. The Campground, Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View Trail, and Big Sur Lodge remain open.
Before you start any adventure you may want phone ahead and to check online and double check by telephone that your desired trails and camping destinations are open and passable. Ventana Wilderness Alliance website is a great resource for all Big Sur area trails (V.W.A. Website) and can check for current conditions and closures via telephone or in person at the Big Sur Ranger Station (831) 667-2315. Personnel are available during normal business hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PST) and have information about hiking, camping, road conditions and more. While in Big Sur you can pick up trail maps, books, posters, and lots of other information. They also have public restrooms. At the more southern end of the Scenic Big Sur Highway you can get help and information via telephone or in person from the Pacific Valley Ranger Station (805)927-4211.

BEFORE YOU GO If you're stuck at home use this photo gallery to help plan your next Big Sur PCH 1 vacation, take a virtual photo road trip up or down the Pacific Coast Highway 1 now Montaña de Oro to Pebble Beach... or head north from San Simeon to Monterey one of Yahoo Travel Ideas of 10 Great all-American Road Trips and National Geographic lists the road trip from Monterey to Morro Bay as one of their Drives of a Lifetime they say the Big Sur Road Trip is “An exhilarating driving experience” also the Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 was chosen #1 of The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World by PM Magazine and just recently Fox News Travel Picked Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 as #1 of The Top 20 Places Every American Should See...make a plan...pack your bags...GO! even if you are a WINO... Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggests “California's Highway 1, The Wine-Lovers' Route”.

And a final reminder, it's always a good idea to check Highway conditions; Pacific Coast Highway One, PCH 1, has recently been describe by Cal-Trans as geologically unstable and there is highway construction, delays and closures: PCH 1 and all California Highway Conditions at the California Department of Transportation website Mobile.





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Big Sur Campground and Cabins Pacific Coast Highway 1 sign picture , Click for more visitor information about the Big Sur Campground and Cabins amenities.
Big Sur Campground and Cabins
Big Sur Lodge highway sign photograph , links to travel details for accommodations at Big Sur Lodge.
Big Sur Lodge
Big Sur River Inn on Pacific Coast Highway photo , click for visitor services for a stay at Big Sur River Inn.
Big Sur River Inn
Carmel River Inn cottage photograph , Detailed visitor information for the Carmel California lodging accommodations at the Carmel River Inn.
Carmel River Inn
Deetjens Big Sur Inn from Pacific Coast Highway One picture , Find out visitor information for services available at Deetjens Big Sur Inn.
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Esalen Institute highway sign picture , Click for more visitor information about the facilities at Esalen Institute.
Esalen Institute
Fernwood Resort on the P.C.H. photograph , Travel details for the lodging accommodations at the Fernwood Resort.
Fernwood Resort
Glen Oaks Motel photo , Visitor specifics for a stay at Glen Oaks Motel.
Glen Oaks Motel
Gorda Springs resort photograph , Click for detailed visitor information on the Big Sur lodging accommodations at Gorda Springs Resort.
Gorda Springs Cottages
Hearst Hacienda Guest Hunting Lodge in Jolon picture , Find out visitor information for the facilities and services available at Hearst Hacienda Guest Hunting Lodge in Jolon, California.
Hacienda Guest Lodge Jolon
Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort hotel lobby picture , Click for more visitor information about the Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort.
Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort
Photograph of the Lucia Lodge taken from Pacific Coast Highway 1 , Click to get travel details for guest services and facilities at the ocean view Lucia Lodge on the Big Sur Pacific coast.
Lucia Lodge
New Camaldoli Hermitage sign by Pacific Coast Highway 1 photo, Click for visitor specifics about a stay at New Camaldoli Hermitage.
New Camaldoli Hermitage
Post Ranch Inn Pacific Ocean View Resort photograph , Detailed visitor information for the luxury Big Sur Pacific Ocean view lodging accommodations at the Post Ranch Inn Ocean View Resort.
Post Ranch Inn
Ragged Point Inn and Pacific Ocean View Resort hotel lobby picture, Click to find out visitor information about accommodations and guest services at the Ragged Point Inn Pacific Ocean View Resort.
Ragged Point Inn and Resort
Ripplewood Resort on Pacific Coast Highway 1 picture , Click for more visitor information about facilities and services available at the Ripplewood Resort Big Sur lodging.
Ripplewood Resort
Photo of a cabin on the Big Sur River at the Riverside Campground and Cabins, Travel details for accommodations at Riverside Campground and Cabins.
Riverside Campground and Cabins
Photograph of yurts and Pacific Ocean View at Treebones Ocean View Resort, Click for tourist information about the facilities and services available for a stay at Treebones Pacific Ocean View Resort.
Treebones Resort
Big Sur vacation rental house photograph , click for detailed visitor information for vacation rental properties, houses and cabins in the Big Sur Pacific Coast.
Vacation Rental Properties
Ventana Inn and Spa Highway Sign Picture , Find out visitor information about facilities and guest services available for tourists at the Ventana Inn and Spa.
Ventana Inn & Spa
 

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