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Just off California’s most dramatic stretch of coast, this recently expanded cluster of cabins and lodge rooms was made for sybaritic nature lovers. The setting sweeps from redwood-studded hills to the banks of the Big Sur River, and sustainable touches such as bamboo floors and organic cottons stay true to the region’s eco-minded ethos.
Bracing Seaside Stroll: Head 4 1/2 miles to hidden Pfeiffer Beach, where the surf crashes against jagged rock formations along purple (yes, purple) sand. Great Value Doubles from $155.