"Palo Colorado Canyon is magical in itself but our recent stay in the cozy, oh so comfortable cabin this summer, was pure delight. My husband and I had read the description and reviews online so our expectations were high. We planned 3 weeks of time alone and hoped that this cabin and property would soothe our spirits; it did.
Some cabins are just a place to sleep in between the sight-seeing but here, with the redwoods, the private deck with beautiful views, mist flowing in from the ocean, brilliant sunsets, soaring hawks, colorful butterflies and the sounds of nature, and oh yeah, that great soaking tub looking out on the mountainside and canyon...that was plenty to keep us thoroughly relaxed and happy to be tucked in here for weeks. The cabin is perfect for two, cozy with a very comfortable wrap around sofa filled with pillows and large windows looking out over the canyon. It's every bit as comfortable as the bed to sleep on, though the loft has a skylight offering stunning views of the stars while lying in bed, not to be missed. We made great meals with the 2 burner propane stove and toaster oven and when chilly, the propane fireplace heated the cabin up quickly and provided a nice sense of ambiance to the room. Embree, the owner of the cabin, has provided a nice array of reading materials and particularly interesting were the books on the extensive history of Big Sur, its original settlers, challenges and legacies as well as the many hiking trails and preserves along the coast. Our stay was enhanced by Embree; she gave us plenty of privacy but was there discreetly to share her wealth of information about the area and give us ideas on places to be sure to experience. When you visit, be sure to engage her in conversation; she's an amazing creative soul.
The cabin has the ideal location; you are tucked into this lovely canyon with plenty of privacy yet it's an easy drive north into Carmel and Monterey or south farther into Big Sur and great hiking country, with plenty of great restaurants, galleries, beaches and state parks to enjoy. With so much to see and do in this area it was often hard to decide: off to explore another park, beach, trail and sample another restaurant? Or just stay put and take in the beauty of the canyon from the deck and just Be. This is a place to come for that weekend getaway but if possible, for a longer stay; it makes the decision to snuggle in some days much easier."
Guest: Marsha M.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: September 9, 2015