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LaVerne & Ken Big Sur mountain retreat was really great.
They provided very detailed directions on getting to the cabin (which was very important b/c things can get pretty confusing).
LaVerne was very concerned about us getting lost and met us at 9pm to take us up to the cabin, which was VERY helpful. It's a cozy little cabin in a great location nearby Nepenthe, Big Sur Bakery and trails. Sleeping more than 5 people will be hard to do in this cabin, unless folks want to "camp" out on the deck.
This place ruled. Ken & Laverne were great with communication about the directions to the cabin, suggestions for where to stop for groceries on the way, Ken showed up just as we arrived to check in and show us how everything works. We had a sweet couple of days' stay at this cabin up in beautiful Big Sur. It's close to everything. There's a fireplace. You can see stars outside. It's solar powered. There's an awesome view when you're headed on the road to and from the cabin.
This is the most delightful little cabin. My fiancé and I stayed for two nights in June and we felt that it definitely wasn't long enough. The location is VERY private - you have to drive for about 5 minutes up a windy, steep road (behind a private gate!!) to get up to it from the main road - but once you drive back down, you're right in the middle of 'downtown' Big Sur, very close to restaurants, parks and other attractions. We met Ken and LaVerne briefly, they are extremely nice and accommodating hosts. We would definitely return to this cabin - I couldn't imagine having stayed at a hotel after staying here!
There were two things for which I'm taking one star off - firstly, the bed was not super comfortable, it's pretty stiff. I know this is a matter of preference but, for the price, I would have expected a nicer bed. It could definitely be helped by at least a mattress pad or something. And secondly, the shower water pressure is not very good at all, if you have thick hair (like mine) it was very hard to wash. But I'm sure there's not much that can be done about that for a small cabin like this. These things were certainly not enough to detract from an overall very positive experience!
Very nice folks and pleasant reception. The cabin is as cute as a bug. We slept very well. Loved the deck and reading in the morning. Saw a doe and two fawns.
Pretty setting. Private road is limited and disallows freedom except coming and going. Very steep winding road.
Sitting on the restroom throne and looking out the window onto the beautiful landscape, ominous looking redwood trees loom over one and seem to say that during a storm they might make splinters out of the cabin and leave you for road kill.
Response from Ken & LaVerne:
Trees are in the forest and these particular trees do no pose a threat to any structures even if it stormed.
We had a great time in Big Sur and Ken & LaVerne's mountain cabin was a perfect, very private retreat for relaxing, grilling, and enjoying the view after a day of hiking and exploring. Breakfast out on the deck is a MUST. Our first day we were visited by a mama and baby deer right outside the bedroom window! Ken came by to make sure we were all good the first afternoon and LaVerne replied immediately to the couple questions I sent via email - otherwise we didn't see a soul coming in or out of the private gated acreage. Overall, it was a great experience.
The shower is divine! Excellent water pressure and heat!
The house was great. It is in a beautiful setting and is conveniently located close to many hiking trails in Big Sur. Only gripe is that it is pretty small, and there are only 2 beds (which can be shared by 2 people each).
Amazingly lovely and romantic cabin! Perfect for a getaway in Big Sur, we couldn't recommend this more.
Great place, great location, great hosts. Ken & LaVerne were very nice, super informative, and made sure we felt welcome and comfortable. Cabin was everything we hoped it would be. Great experience.
The hosts were wonderful. LaVerne very kindly meet us at the front gate and guided us to the cabin on arrival. She was so sweet and genuine.
Thanks for staying at the flat. You are welcome here anytime! Many safe and happy travels in the future!