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Relax and rejuvinate in our 24 foot diameter yurt, overlooking the Carmel River and Big Sur Land Trust Songbird Sanctuary. The sounds of the river, the birds and the rustling trees will lull you to sleep after a soak under the stars in your private hot tub. We call it "glamping" - glamorous camping. This unique getaway is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and for active folks who won't mind a 100 FOOT STROLL TO THE MAIN HOUSE TO USE THE SHOWER AND RESTROOM.
We are conveniently located less than 5 miles East of Hwy 1 and close to just about everything on the Monterey Peninsula: 10 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea, 20 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 10 minutes to Carmel Valley Village, 20 minutes to Laguna Seca and Fort Ord National Monument, and 35 minutes to Big Sur- a logistical dream. There is also a public bus stop at the top of our driveway! As a bonus, if you are staying in the yurt for 2 or more nights we offer 2 free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium- an $80 value.
Spas- Carmel Refuge (2 mi) , Esalen (45.5 mi), Tassajara Zen Center (43.5 mi)
World Class Cycling (Sea Otter Classic)
World Class Mountain Biking (Sea Otter Classic)
Hiking (Point Lobos, Garland Park, & Big Sur)
We have lived in the area for 40 years and love sharing our local knowledge with our guests.
UberX (everyone's personal driver) is readily available in this area. You can easily get around without renting a car if you have an Uber account -just let us know in advance that this will be your preferred mode of transportation .
No Smoking on the property.
Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am.
Check in at 3pm- Check out at 10am.
Each additional guest over 2 will be charged an additional $30 fee per guest.
All of the other ratings are pretty spot on. Peggy and Pete are wonderful hosts. The yurt is a once in a lifetime experience surrounded by mountains and so close to Big Sur! I will definitely be coming back.
We are BEYOND happy with our experience at the Yurt. We were just there for a night and it still managed to be magical. The yurt itself is like something out of a movie and gave the experience of truly sleeping under the stars. There was a lovely wood burning stove where we cuddled next to and enjoyed the evening but only after spending a few minutes in the private and wonderfully kept hot tub jacuzzi on the yurt deck! It was an escape from the bustle of LA and the sounds of the nearby creek, native bird chirping, and expansive view of the stars made our time on the hammock the most enjoyable. We had an AMAZING and entertaining dinner five minutes away in the unique town of Carmel by the Sea and were really happy with how easy it was to get to different places. Minutes from the home is Point Lobos where we were again in awe of the beautiful landscape of cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, sprawling beaches and a gorgeous sunset. We even saw sea otter frolicking in the water. Carmel is a true gem but not as wonderful as the hosts, Pete and Peg, whom were BEYOND accommodating. They had tea waiting for us in the morning and made us feel welcome into their own lovely home and had great suggestions of places to go and things to see. Very mellow people who have a natural knack for hosting and creating unforgettable experiences. We are counting the days until we can come back in the summer and enjoy more of the yurt and Carmel, CA. Thank you so much everything! 10/10
This is the PERFECT place to stay. Peggy and Pete are so kind.
The best place we stay ever!!!!
We are looking to come back as son as posible!!!
Pete and Peg were wonderful hosts! They were extremely communicative and were very willing to help in any way they could! We were running a little bit behind from the drive up Highway 1 through Big Sur (Totally recommended) and although Peg was at an event, she took the time to help us get into the yurt and make sure that we had everything we needed and to make sure we got in okay. I never actually got to meet Peg, but I met Pete when he brought us coffee and biscotti in the morning. We had the most wonderful experience and recommend the yurt (and also Pete and Peg) 100%.
The yurt was idyllic. Beautiful& peaceful, we fell asleep to the sound of the creek, warm in the coziest bed complete with heated mattress pad. Pete and Peg were gracious and attentive hosts, answered all our questions and gave great local recommendations. Would love to return for a longer stay!
Such a wonderful experience. I can't say enough. It was clean, comfortable, and Pete and Peg went out of their way to make it an amazing stay. Anyone thinking about staying there should most definitely do it!
Pete and Peggy are as delightful as their property. We loved the yurt, relaxing in the hammock and hot tub and enjoyed the tranquility of the nearby stream. It felt as though we fell asleep under the stars. We love the yurt life! An ethereal experience we hope to have again.
My wife, Peggy, and I have lived on this property since 1984 and have never fallen out of love with it. It is the perfect combination of a rural setting yet only 10 minutes away from town. We are outdoor enthusiasts and have many wonderful family memories of not only camping by the river but of backcountry excursions as well. It was on one of these adventures, in Oregon to be exact, that Peg and our two daughters discovered yurts. They rented one at an Oregon State campground and truly loved the experience. Having a yurt on our property has added even more of a sense of serenity and peace to our home. It is with this in mind that we want to share it with others. There's something uniquely appealing and comforting, a feeling of being embraced by the round space and the abundance of natural light that
lends itself to living close to nature. We welcome you to give it a try.