The Sugar Shack is a true Big Sur Experience! Just 1/2 mile from Pfieffer Beach and 1.5 miles to the Big Sur Bakery and Center Deli store, makes its location the best in Big Sur. Enjoy seasonal fruits from our abundant orchard and relax and renew.
The Sugar Shack has several wonderful attributes but the one WE think is most significant is its location. Whether you are here to explore the interesting subtleties and delights Big Sur has to offer or you're in Big Sur to just take in the stunning beauty of the coastline this is a great perch from which to do it. Although private the Sugar Shack is not remote -it is a 5 minute drive to Highway 1. A 15 min walk west and your at one of the most dramatic beaches in California (Pfeiffer Beach). From the Sugar Shack one can choose to explore the natural beauty of this magical place or else indulge in some of the local food or entertainment scenes that are a part of your Big Sur experience. Nepenthe, Ventana, Post's and, OUR favorite, Big Sur Bakery, are only 5 minutes by car. Many popular trail-heads are also only minutes away.
The Sugar Shack, itself, is nestled at the end of a 50 yard pathway from where the car is parked. It has a rise of about 50 ft so it is only for those who are active (2 minute walk). The cabin itself is 175 square ft with a sunny deck of equal size enjoying nice canyon views. It is decorated a little bit in the 'Island' style (our daughter lives in Hawaii). There is a comfortable pillow-top queen bed with top quality linens, shower, toilet, sink, dresser, closet, DVD player & Cd player. There is a refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker & electric tea pot. Also provided is a barbecue, sink & a two burner stove in the outside kitchen. On the property there is a wonderful garden and orchard which you are welcome to enjoy.
In conclusion: the Sugar Shack is an ideal location for those who wish to be in the center of Big Sur, namely, the Big Sur Valley and its surrounds. Although the Sugar Shack is peaceful and quiet it does not have the remote solitude some may desire. Most of our guests are active and enjoy using it as a base to explore the Big Sur Coast and Valley and return to a discreet retreat in which to relax. Some of our guests don't feel compelled to leave the Sugar Shack at all!
Fresh seasonal fruit, organic granola, fresh organic coffee beans. No internet or cell service, all available within one mile of our shack. Unplug and renew from the world.
Interaction with Guests
We love our guests! You are the reason we continue to share our property. We believe in absolute privacy if that is what you need. We are also available to answer any questions on our magnificent area, as we have 40 plus years of living in Big Sur. We can share our internet or land line if you need to make a quick email or call.
Sycamore Canyon is magical. It's history is rich with local lore and native plants thrive in the canyon where it's creek that runs to the mouth of Pfeiffer Beach.
You can walk to Pfeiffer Beach in fifteen minutes or drive in a few minutes. Trail heads are within 1.5 miles from our property. Stores, and some of the best restaurants on the West Coast are within a few minutes drive.
Other Things to Note
Come prepared to unwind and and have fun! The Sugar Shack is like a tree-house for grownups. Private deck, behind your own private gate up in the Sycamore trees with expansive canyon views. We have a two day minimum stay.
No smoking, fires, candles allowed. No pets. Check in after 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM We request that you please print out the directions we email to you and do not disturb our neighbors if you get lost. Check out 11:00 AM. Guests must be 21 years & older.
What an amazing experience! I have been to Big Sur atleast 5 times, but this was certainly the best place I've found to stay thus far. The accommodations were private, and so quaint and beautiful. It's the perfect mix of rustic with modern luxuries. The bed is HEAVENLY, and you wake up feeling refreshed and surrounded by nature! You can walk to Pfieffer Beach in 15-20 minutes, and see the beautiful sunset.
Will definitely be returning here whenever I come back to Big Sur. WOW!!!
We had a fantastic stay at the Sugar Shack! We got there just in time to catch the sunset on the beach and spent a wonderful day on the trails. Thank you so much to Scott and Linda for their hospitality and for sharing their beautiful space with us. We can't wait to come back very soon!
We had a great stay in the cozy and beautiful sugar shack. We will be back for sure.
We had a fantastic stay at the Sugar Shack! My sister and I were down from San Francisco just for a few days to hike and enjoy Big Sur. The Sugar Shack was absolutely perfect. It's in a gorgeous area right in Big Sur and is close to great hiking, beaches, and some good places to eat (like Big Sur bakery!). Hosts were friendly and helpful and even left some yogurt and granola for us. The property is beautiful. We didn't want to leave! Highly recommended. Already looking forward to getting back!
Awesome experience and a lovely escape. The Sugar Shack was the perfect weekend getaway!! Close to the beach, beautiful hikes, and great food. And to top it off- kind and gracious hosts. We would love to come back some day.
We had the most magical time at the Sugar Shack. Linda and Scott were so welcoming when we arrived and provided us with everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. The Shack itself is charming and clean and surrounded by the most incredible nature. The perfect little landing pad after a long day of hiking. I highly recommend it, and can't wait to come back for another stay!
Our experience in Bug Sur was unlike the stories of others because we were caught in the middle of a Huge storm the whole weekend we were there (this definitely made the outdoor kitchen a real adventure!). HOWEVER... This is is the place you want to be in through it all. Scott's property has an energy that truly reminds you of your roots in nature. An energy that he and his wife have cultivated. Rain or shine, this is the real Big Sur experience. We will be back to see the sun.