I love Chicago, but I have to admit that whenever we visit a place like Big Sur I can’t help but wonder … why? Why do we live in a city with bitter temps almost half of the year, not a lot as far as geography goes, and sunshine that sometimes disappears for days on end? Don’t get me wrong, Lake Michigan is a sight to see, but it’s not exactly Big Sur.
Nothing is Big Sur except Big Sur. To say Chris and I have fallen in love with this spot would be an understatement. We’ve started making it our annual early spring trip; just a quick three day getaway, and it’s exactly what the soul needs after getting through gloomy January and February.
Something to know about Chris is that he prides himself on finding new and unusual places to stay when we go on vacation. He also likes to pretend he’s Bear Grylls and would have stayed in a tent, had we packed one. I, however, do not like staying in tents on vacation (unless it’s a one day camping trip in Wisconsin and I have Harlow along to share my sleeping bag.) Thus we have Glamping Hub, a middle ground if you will, for those who like to “rough it” and those who just like to pretend to “rough it.”
After a lot of searching on Glamping Hub, we found an idyllic little cabin tucked away in the mountains near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It was nestled between the best views from scenic highway one and also the quaint town of Carmel.
Due to flight delays, we didn’t arrive until after 2:00 a.m. and found ourselves driving the two miles up the mountain, while Redwoods larger than our rental car, towered over us on each side. Luckily the hosts provided us with excellent directions and we were able to find the cabin without a problem.
(That said, I would still not recommend doing the drive at 2:00 a.m.)
It wasn’t until we woke up the next morning when we were totally overcome with the beauty of where we were staying. The views of the canyon seen from the wrap around porch were simply unreal. I would sit out there every morning with a book and coffee and just take it all in.
The cabin was very spacious for two, (could easily sleep two more in the living room area) and featured a large kitchen where we cooked several meals, a nice bathroom, and an outdoor clawfoot tub. To get to the bedroom you had to access the outdoor staircase, but once upstairs it really felt as if we were sleeping in an actual treehouse (sans the bugs and outside noises.) To see more photos of the bedroom, click here.
And check out this window view from inside the kitchen, I would never get tired of waking up to this every morning.
The fireplace was a must as it got pretty chilly at night. But we cozied up on the couch with wine, snacks, and a selection of 90s flicks anyone would enjoy!
And the outdoor tub views weren’t too bad either 😉
All in all, this was our first experience with Glamping Hub, and we were really impressed. Their selection of cabins, tents, yurts (and several other things) all over the world is pretty incredible. And no, I’m not being compensated to write this, but we were pretty lucky and were given two free nights from Glamping Hub to try this out and share with all of you if we enjoyed it (which we obviously did!)
For our next vacay we’re just itching to get back into a yurt, perhaps in the Spanish Countryside of Malaga? Or maybe a safari tent in New Zealand? WHY NOT?! Like I said guys, Glamping Hub’s selection of places to stay is unreal.
To learn more about our quaint cabin in Big Sur, click here. It was a perfect location with gracious hosts and very fairly priced. We would definitely go back! At the moment, I believe it rents for about $240/night. So if you’re thinking about reserving it, I suggest doing it soon as they do book up quite fast. To see more cabins available in California, click here.
**Part two of this post will include everywhere we ate, drank, and spent our time outside of the cabin 🙂 If you’ve been to Big Sur, what are some of your favorite spots in the area?