Deep in the soulful heart of Big Sur, approximately 30 miles from its village and a mere 25 miles north of San Simeon, lies a destination that seems to have been plucked straight out of an enchanting tale – Treebones. Nestled between the lush embrace of the Los Padres National Forest and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Treebones offers a captivating lodging experience in its “Human Nest” treehouse hotel.
From afar, the Human Nest is a sight to behold. Carefully constructed on a hillside, its intricate design of twigs and branches mesmerizes, resembling an artwork that gracefully belongs to nature. Two expansive oculi unveil breathtaking vistas – the boundless Pacific on one side, and the gentle undulations of rolling hills on the other. The entrance to this natural sanctuary is via a wooden ladder that leads to a snug space housing a full-sized futon mattress.
While the retreat promises a night wrapped in the natural embrace of Big Sur, guests are encouraged to bring their own sleeping gear to amplify their experience. Cozying up in your personal sleeping bag and cushioning your head on your favorite pillow adds a touch of familiarity to the surreal setting.
The Human Nest stands as a testament to the artistic vision of Big Sur artist, Jayson Fann. Meticulously woven with recycled wood, it mirrors the artistic ethos of the region. In fact, these awe-inspiring wooden marvels, made entirely from tree branches, have become a significant part of Big Sur’s identity. One such creation even graces the Pacific Grove Museum for all to see.
Worried about the elements? Fear not! Big Sur is typically dry from June through November, ensuring clear, starry nights for nest dwellers. However, it’s worth noting that the structure isn’t entirely rainproof. So, for those occasional unpredictable weather moments, Treebones suggests that guests come prepared with sleeping bags and other essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.
A night at the Human Nest is priced at a reasonable $150. Intrigued? Dive deeper into this unparalleled experience and make your reservation here.