Yurts on the Big Sur: This is Not a Flashback


Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur comes complete with astronomer and telescope

We usually avoid posts about yurts, domes and the like, reminding us as they do of our days at the commune. This is different: an off-grid 16 yurt resort in, as Henry Miller described it in 1957, "a region where one is always conscious of weather, of space, of grandeur and of eloquent silence."


The New York Times says:

It took 20 years for John and Corinne Handy to secure the permits and capital to build Treebones — named for an old lumber mill at the site — but the result is a comfortable yet unobtrusive way to enjoy the stunning seascape. The yurts, circular tentlike structures similar to those used by Central Asian nomads, are updated here with modern amenities, including polished pine floors, French doors, reading lamps, colorful quilts, pillow top mattresses and clear domed roofs for sunlight by day and stargazing by night. ::Treebones Resort via ::New York TImes