TREEBONES RESORT – Unique & Sustainable Lodging in Big Sur

TREEBONES RESORT – Unique & Sustainable Lodging in Big Sur

At the beginning of 2020, I had the opportunity to interview John Handy, co-owner of Treebones Resort, with his wife Corinne Handy. Check out their origin story, pictures, lodging prices, activities, & more by visiting their website:

Treebones is much more than your typical resort, as it tries to be as sustainable as possible and leave no negative impact on the Earth to run their business. All lodging is ‘perched lightly’ up in the hills of Big Sur, trying to leave the natural landscape undisturbed. They also have their own organic garden to make meals from and use renewable resources whenever possible.

To watch the interview videos please click the following links:

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PART 2 –

PART 3 –

And check out some of my own pictures as I was allowed to take a small walking tour around grounds. There are two amazing recycled tree structures – The Human Nest & the Twig Hut – that are mindblowing! My pictures hardly do them justice – check out the amazing photos on their website!

I love, love, LOVE that they have their own organic garden on-site, in which they allow their guests to have self-walking tours of! Here are some photos from my garden tour experience – would love to see what it looks like in the summertime!

Thank you Treebones Resort for your time & for always keeping Mother Nature at the forefront of decision making in your business! πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒŽ You are an inspiration!

Hope you get to experience Big Sur and Treebones Resort for yourself! πŸ€—πŸŒ²πŸŒŠπŸ₯Ύ And if you do, I hope you commit to the Big Sur Pledge – taken from the Treebones website:


Share our coastal roads in a safe manner.

Be mindful of the impact of my actions.

Protect and respect Big Sur’s natural resources, public and private property, residents, employees, and visitors.

Leave no trace; and not damage or take what is not mine.

Camp only where allowed.

Be vigilant and fire safe.

Be a steward of this precious resource for the enjoyment of all.

Honor the spirit of Big Sur as it honors me.

Put the pledge into action.

‘Big Sur Sunset’ – 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas – painted at my campsite in Big Sur

And if you need more of an excuse or reason to go enjoy the outdoors – here we have an amazing post about the scientific benefits of camping:

Happy camping!

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