Treebones is certainly a destination in itself, located deep in the heart of Big Sur, about 30 miles south of Big Sur village and 25 miles north of San Simeon. Built on a piece of land between Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean Treebones’ Human Nest tree house hotel offers a stunning view on the Big Sur’s coastline.
The Human Nest tree house hotel is perched on a hillside and looks like something out of a storybook: twigs and branches are perfectly arranged with two large oculus’ opening up to a night’s view of the Pacific Ocean to one side and rolling hills to the other. The Human Nest tree house hotel has a wood ladder access, and there is a full sized futon mattress perched inside it.
Guests just need to haul their own sleeping bags and pillows up the ladder to nestle in for the night. This unusual work of woven wood-art made of recycled wood was created & built by Big Sur artist Jayson Fann.
Apparently, these constructions made of tree branches are not uncommon in Big Sur and the Pacific Grove Museum even has one on display. And the inhabitants have no need to fear rain, since it’s dry from June through November in this part of California. Treebones however recommends their guests to bring their own sleeping bags & other gear for this night aloft, as the Human Nest tree house hotel is not rain proof. Price: $150/night. web: treebonesresort.com/human-nest
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