This little jewel is up on Hoffman Hill Rd on the Jewel in the Forest property and the most secluded spot.
Perfect for anyone desiring a little more seclusion, whether for meditation, a writing retreat, a romantic getaway or just a very special rustic home in nature to come back to after hiking or town excursions.
This cozy little forest dwelling is lovely for fit or athletic people used to hiking as it is a short but steep climb to get to it. We will drive you up and back and in between you'll be on foot.
You'll enjoy the bedroom with an up close forest view, stay warm with the wood burning stove, cook in a little kitchen/dining area which is equipped with everything you need to cook and have a good meal. There's a lovely little deck right next to the stream and in winter this is divinely beautiful! On the deck you'll find a bathroom with shower open at the top so you can experience the forest while showering!
You'll also find art supplies so that you can express your experience through painting. Art classes available by appointment with Sofanya as well.
Hike down to your car to drive to many many hiking areas, boating, restaurants, shopping, galleries.....
We also hold occasional wknd art workshops and Sofanya offers private art classes as well. Call or see her to arrange a private creativity session!
Internet and phone is available in Sofanya's Gallery about a 5 min walk from the cabin.
The property is located halfway between Carmel & Big Sur, California ....near Monterey as well. There are always wonderful events and so much to do in the area....and of course coming back resting in this peaceful environment.
No more than the agreed upon number of people to stay overnight
No excessive drinking/no drugs
No smoking inside house
Please use ashtrays if you smoke outside
No campfires without permission of the owner
Amazing and magical little place amongst the redwoods! It was quiet, romantic, and perfectly located to get to Big Sur or Andrew Molera State Park for some great hikes. It's equally good distance to Carmel for some nice restaurants, Safeway, Starbucks, etc.
We had a blast here! Didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back!
I can't say enough good things about this place. I stayed for 4 nights and never wanted for anything. The place is as described, Sofanya is an excellent host, and I bet you will not be disappointed with this place. What a relaxing place accessed up the coolest road through a grove of huge redwoods. One of the best AirBnB experiences I have had.
Was everything the description promised. A rustic, quiet cabin smack dab in the middle of the woods. Sofanya was a gracious host and very responsive both before and during our stay. Don't expect to be alone in the cabin though. Being in the middle of the woods means that there are critters there with you. There were mice in the cabin and evidence of their continual visits to the space. If you're ok with this you'll have a most relaxing taste of the coastal forest experience here.
Michael and his girlfriend and puppy were very kind and understanding when they discovered one of those forest creatures we definitely don't want inside the cabin! This is an issue that just came up and we immediately dealt with that now and will continue to be vigilant. There was a small hole that had to be filled and we've been combing the cabin for any other areas where they might come in. We also strongly advise anyone to keep food covered or in the fridge and we'll be supplying extra plastic bins for that as well. We are clearly in the forest and must think in terms of how to prevent this in the future. Big apologies Mike for the extra surprise guest!
I'm just happy we were able to respond to you immediately after you told me about it and in time for your 2nd night! Thank you for your kindness and understanding.
Sofanya was a very kind host. The cabin was beautiful and secluded, exactly what we wanted out of the trip. The location is perfect, just minutes from Bixby Bridge and an absolutely beautiful beach. Had a wonderful time. Also Sofanya's puppy is adorable.
Sofanya is a beautiful person with a unique spirit. We are glad to have met her and feel like our lives are richer for the experience of staying at her cabin in the woods. There was a mixup on the registration and although I requested the Lotus Blossom, she went ahead and put me in the Calla Lilly cottage because she knew it would be better for me and my daughters. She was a fantastic host and I feel went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable.
Michael, Maddie and Syd were precious guests and I so very much enjoyed their Presence here. The girls were so sweet, smart and so perceptive. Syd & I shared a lot about art and I was amazed at her ability to look so deeply into it. Of course Coco was a most welcomed guest as well and I think she & my Star Lilly became friends. I definitely welcome this family and hope that they will be back again soon!
Amazing little cottage up on the hill surrounded by deep redwoods. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time there. The drive out was narrow and windy and really made the location feel very secluded. The air up in the woods was very crisp and blended perfectly with the smoke from the wood stove. It's proximity to big sur is also a huge plus. We were able to drive down the coast in the morning sun all along the cliffs.
Wow I'm so sorry Maxwell! I did try emailing you back after I found a note a few days later. It wasn't signed so I wasn't even sure who wrote it or when since nobody else has ever complained about this so I had to check in with anyone else who had stayed here recently. I hadn't heard back from you and no phone call either so that I could remedy this situation so please do contact me again. Naturally we expect there may be "creatures" , including rodents in the forest but I don't want them inside the cabin and I assure you it's already taken care of. I invite you to come on back sometime and to check in with me soon about this. Thanks for your kindness and understanding Max!
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I am so pleased to welcome guests to stay here at my "Jewel in the Forest" with choices for several very "glamorustic" magical houses and cottages. It is so rewarding to know that people can come here to stay for a vacation, business trip or even a retreat for healing and leave with wonderful peace and memories and a desire to come back!
I am an artist so Blessed to live and work in this paradise forest in between Big Sur and Carmel.
I'm inspired by the knowing that each of us are nature and not separate from it. This is the basis of my art and healing work. People often ask me what kind of art I make and the truth is "Life is the Art"!
I work in many mediums and love the exploration and discovery of art as a medium for the universe of knowledge to come through the paintings and sculpture. I have for many years enjoyed welcoming people from all over the world into my gallery & studio here on the "Jewel in the Forest" property. We also have a small area I call "Carabella's Theatre" where we hold seasonal gatherings, weddings, workshops etc. I am so pleased to welcome guests to stay here at my "Jewel in the Forest" with choices for several very "glamorustic" magical houses and cottages.
Feel free to check out my website or facebook pages!
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