8 Best Treehouse Hotels And Vacation Rentals In Big Sur, California - Updated 2024

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Big Sur, located in the central part of California, is all about coastlines and mountains. This means that if you spend your vacation here, you can have a lot of natural wonders to take in. For instance, the shores are lined with keyhole rock formations and there’s the McWay Falls that plunges directly into the ocean. Big Sur also has the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains that boast breathtaking peaks, hills, and waterfalls. The best way to explore these is to spend your vacation here. There are plenty of hotels nearby. Not to mention, even glamping spots are available for your accommodation needs. For a more unique stay, however, scroll down to know more about the best treehouse hotels and vacation rentals in Big Sur, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Post Ranch Inn

This magnificent 5-star hotel, perched on top of cliffs, offers some breathtaking views of the ocean right from its luxury accommodations. The property is surrounded by enchanting redwoods, providing its guests with the perfect embrace of nature’s grandeur.

The treehouses at Post Ranch Inn provide cozy accommodations in Big Sur that come in triangular shapes with a studio design. They feature king beds and organic mattresses that can assure you of a relaxing sleep every night. The window seat can let you take in the scenery from the inside, while the deck can allow you to immerse in nature and stargaze at night. The modern fireplace can help keep you and your partner warm throughout the night. The beautiful bathroom has a double sink, a toilet, and a shower. A stay here can have you enjoying daily breakfast for free and the use of two pools.

Post Ranch Inn

Address: 47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States

Star Rating: 4.7

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2. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort (from USD 2353)

You may think that nothing tops staying at a luxury hotel in Big Sur. However, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort here, is an adults-only resort nestled by the largest body of water in the world, the Pacific Ocean. This property is set amidst a dense forest with treehouse-inspired accommodations, providing its guests with a unique luxury treetop-like stay experience.

The resort features two pools with a Japanese hot bath right in the middle. The in-house restaurant, Sur House, serves the best local cuisine in Big Sur. The guest rooms all have so much space to move around in and boast a window seat that can provide you with either a picturesque mountain or ocean view. You can take in the fresh breeze by stepping out onto the balcony with a cup of coffee and your partner in hand.

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Alila Ventana Big Sur, All Inclusive Adults Only

Wifi Available

Address: 48123 Highway One
20.39 km (12.7 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

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3. Stylish treehouse in a remote location; Carmel Valley (from USD 495)

You will find this vacation rental located 2.5 mi (4.02 km) up from Carmel Valley Village. Experience a treehouse-stay experience in this cozy home surrounded by redwoods. Stay here for a gorgeous view of the surrounding valleys while being situated atop a hill.

The Airbnb near Big Sur is best suited for families and has four spacious bedrooms for a comfortable night of sleep. The tranquil ambiance coupled with gorgeous views of the looming mountains in the distance makes for a relaxing stay. A high-definition TV and gaming console are provided for indoor entertainment. An internet connection is also furnished inside the treehouse that lets you stay in touch with loved ones back home. New parents in need of some me-time can hire a babysitter and let their hair down.

Guests can curl up by the comforting embers of the fireplace on a drizzly afternoon with a book and a cup of tea. An impeccably furnished kitchen has everything that you might need to fix a meal when hunger strikes.

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Carmel Valley, California, United States
17.55 km (11.0 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
290 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated blankets in all the beds were great
we really enjoyed the grill the kitchen and both public and private space
the living room with the amazing views was outstanding especially with the gas fireplace & christmas lights on
the kitchen was fully outfitted so don't worry about that the beds were very comfortable
all the beds and linens were extremely comfortable
clean required when leaving even with a cleaning fee
awesome getaway it was super cozy very clean and comfy
nice hosts sharing their cabin
beautiful and cozy spot great host
tracy was an amazing host we loved our girls getaway to the treehouse
the owner had the kitchen very well stock and was generous sharing a staple food items
tracy was very responsive before our stay for local recommendations and check-in information
a stunning location that is more than worth the drive
the location is beautiful and we all loved having our own spaces in the house
the treehouse is fabulous we loved the layout of the place and the fabulous decor
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4. Little treehouse surrounded by redwoods; Carmel (from USD 350)

Experience what it is like to live in a modern-day, cozy treehouse. Despite all the modern facilities and stainless steel appliances, this wooden rental is bound to give the convenient experience that you desire. Choose this rental if you’re looking forward to a secluded retreat amidst a redwood forest and beside a flowing cascade.

With tall redwoods surrounding this amazing treehouse near Big Sur, you and your partner are guaranteed to have a private getaway with no one and nothing to disturb you. Located along a rolling stream, this home is the perfect vacation spot for couples who want to get away. The complete kitchen can allow you to create a romantic meal that both of you will remember for a long time. The bedroom has a luxurious bed where you can have a restful sleep during your stay. There is a lovely deck where you can stay while you share romantic memories and a bottle of wine.

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Carmel, California, United States
4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were plenty of amenities like coffee cookware good kitchen and small bbq
well appointed kitchen and bathroom terrific amenities and a very comfy bed
we loved the beautiful woodwork views into the woods well supplied kitchen and upstairs bedroom suite
gerry and maureen were wonderful and it was thoughtful of them to provide breakfast essentials
cute and cozy for those looking for a digital break (but the wi-fi worked ok)
cozy clean modern and most private
everything you would need is there while still being minimalist and modern and extremely clean
the place was very clean the bed was comfy and well stocked with water and cooking condiments
location is great cabin is clean and tidy full of artistic little details
and the owners are such great hosts
gerry was a wonderful host and maureen responsively helped all our plans come together
the hosts provided great breakfast items upon arrival
our hosts were very attentive and we appreciated the complimentary breakfast
good location close to big sur and carmel
location is great for exploring carmel and the bay area or the big sur coastline
amazing national parks with beautiful hiking a few minutes drive away
we especially enjoyed hiking in garrapata state park
great place to stay if you're looking to explore the big sur and carmel areas
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5. Lovely cabin with a bathtub; Carmel (from USD 225)

This cabin is made with high-quality craftsmanship and has enough room to fit a group of five. Redwood and oak trees surround this abode so it can provide the kind of privacy your family looks for. The views of the canyon and mountains are breathtaking and can serve as the perfect backdrop for a family vacation. There is a lovely deck that houses a beautiful claw foot bathtub where you can relax with a glass of wine in hand. A deck stretches on three sides of the cabin and provides a place for everyone to chill and share stories filled with fun and laughter.

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Carmel, California, United States
3.15 km (2.0 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was impressively stocked for a vacation rental - even sharp knives and a coffee grinder
and she brought us some lovely flowers for the kitchen table
the little loft bedroom is super cute and cozy and really feels like you're in a tree house
surrounded by natural beauty the cabin was clean charming and well furnished
the property was very clean and has lots of fun amenities
monica is the perfect host
our hosts graciously accommodated late arrival on the first night
property owners were next door and very friendly
monica is a great host- very attentive and helpful and friendly but gives you your privacy as well
our hosts monica and joel were welcoming and responsive to our needs
the location is super convenient for visiting both big sur and areas to the north
the actual location was great- right along hwy 1 in an area with the best coastal views
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6. Beautiful cottage with amazing views; Notleys Landing

Look out one of the windows in this amazing cottage and be amazed at the dense woods, the blue ocean, and the clear skies. This is what you can witness during your stay in this lovely getaway for three. The home has a luxurious vibe to it while having rustic elements thrown in. The bathroom comes fitted with a lavish bathtub for you to relax in, while the stone fireplace can provide the warmth you need to have a comfortable vacation. The upper level has a gorgeous bedroom where you can rest comfortably.

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21.01 km (13.1 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
oliver is a wonderful host
i sent a detailed list to the owner to hopefully resolve
we stayed here for a month and absolutely loved it oliver was a wonderful host and extremely responsive
the neighborhood is so charming and quiet
the cottage was easily in walking distance to everything - restaurants shopping the beach etc
the location is amazing and the place is perfect for a couple or small family
the area and neighborhood is perfect - a lovely walk to the beach or into town
fantastic location easy check in and host is very responsive
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7. Honeymoon treehouse; Carmel Valley

See yourself opening beautiful French doors and step inside a romantic retreat where your dreamy vacation starts. You can be greeted by a beautiful and airy space you can surely appreciate. There is a counter where you can find a mini refrigerator to chill a bottle of white wine and a coffee maker to perk you up every morning. The skylight can let natural light in during the day, and it can allow you to view the stars and moon at night. The bathroom is fitted with a rain shower head, a sink, and a toilet. The ultimate relaxation comes in the form of a soothing hot tub located on the deck, facing wine country views.

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Carmel Valley, California, United States
19.58 km (12.2 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
381 reviews  
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous views comfortable bed romantic hot tub & amenities and so much more
we loved the hot tub and serene views the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed
cozy cottage in an amazing area
the view from the bed the area around the hot tub are great
great place such a cozy cottage with an amazing view
clean and as pretty as advertised
super clean and full of thoughtful touches
the cottage was spotless and the hot tub was sparkling clean
amazing stay very clean and very quiet
very clean and safe with awesome views
host was very responsive
they were great hosts
gina and jay are the perfect hosts
the hosts communications were thoughtful and timely
she was very responsive to my messages
great location for a quick and private getaway
great location in beautiful carmel valley close to many great restaurants wineries hiking and other activities
the place is closer to the house than expected but still felt super private
we loved our trip to carmel valley it was such a beautiful place and the location is great
beautiful location and the place is adorable will definitely be back
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8. Cozy treehouse for two; Carmel Valley (from USD 194)

This Airbnb vacation rental promises a relaxing stay near Big Sur. The cozy accommodation for two guests is a perfect choice for couples and is situated up the Cachagua Road in Carmel Valley, in the midst of Los Padres National Forest. If you are planning to visit with your fur baby in tow, it would be a good idea to book this pet-friendly rental. Guests can relax on the lovely patio while savoring a morning cup of coffee and soaking in breathtaking views of the lush greenery that surrounds them. Craving yummy barbeques? You will find an outdoor grill to prepare some.

A hot tub on the patio also offers rejuvenation with a deep soak while you sip on a glass of wine and savor moments of togetherness with your beloved.

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Carmel Valley, California, United States
20.82 km (13.0 mi) from Castle Rock Viewpoint
170 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely stunning views and a very comfortable bed
charming bath and cozy kitchenette but the best was the deck with beautiful views and hot tub
everything was perfect from the bed to the coffee in the morning
clean room comfortable bed and gorgeous view
the bed was comfortable and the place had everything we needed
the place was very clean and cozy
the room was also amazing and extremely clean which made everything feel great
such a cute clean space
daniel was a good host and i had a good time there
daniel was great and very responsive for any needs
daniel was super responsive and the place was fabulous
the location is very private but not isolated
great location it was secluded and private
place was very cute and romantic
awesome place to get away from the city and relax
we truly love our stay it was in such a beautiful location
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Elevate your stay in a treehouse accommodation

It is going to be a wonderful respite for you and your companions in Big Sur. This place can delight you with its dazzling natural wonders and amazing sights. Elevate your vacation experience by staying in one of the best treehouse hotels and vacation rentals in Big Sur, California. For more accommodation options, do check out the best pet-friendly cabins also available in the area.

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