For the ultimate high-end California green lodging-cum-camping experience, book a yurt (a circular structure made with a wood frame covered by cloth) at the Treebones Resort (71895 Hwy. 1, 877/424-4787, www.treebonesresort.com ). The resort got its name from the locals’ description of this scrap of land, which was once a wood recycling plant with sun-bleached logs lying about—“tree bones.”
Yurts ($155–280) at Treebones tend to be spacious and charming, with polished wood floors, queen beds, seating areas, and outdoor decks for lounging. There are also five walk-in campsites ($65 for two people).
In the central lodge, you’ll find nice hot showers and usually clean restroom facilities. Treebones offers a somewhat pricey casual dinner each night, and basic linens. If you like extra pillows and towels, you’ll have to bring your own.
Check the website for a list of items to bring and the FAQ about the resort facilities to make your stay more fun.
While children are allowed in four of the yurts, Treebones recommends leaving behind kids under 12 years old—without any TVs, phones, or digital entertainment, little ones often get bored and unpleasantly loud.