The Glen Oaks Big Sur hotel has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. This remake of its 1957 predecessor, the Adobe Motor Lodge, takes the lead from the original natural adobe walls, known for keeping the hot sun out and the warmth in, and uses recycled and renewable stone, Peroba wood, bamboo, resin, wool carpets and organic cotton for a healthy and natural environment. Walk-in showers are evocative of showering in the forest, but the stylish chrome and porcelain fixtures will bring you back to the modern world. Whether you are out on a hike, or cozy in your room, you are never far from the warmth and color of nature. The natural wool blankets by Pendleton Woolen Mills and Coyuchi organic cotton bedding and feather duvets, are delightful to look at and even better to snuggle under. Natural beauty is skin deep, with organic bath products from Innersense.
Queen guest rooms feature modern gas fireplaces, a recycled peroba wood queen sized bed and large dresser, and two comfortable upholstered side chairs with a bamboo magazine table. Store your belongings in a European-style closet, constructed with color dyed eco-plywood that integrates a compact refrigerator, digital safe, open shelf storage, and clothes hanging. The modern bathroom, behind an eco-resin twig door, has heated recycled stone floors and a porcelain sink set on a natural kirei wood vanity. The two-person shower is both modern and rustic, with stone floors and wall tile that looks like rusted steel and stylish chrome fixtures and soap and conditioner dispensers. All rooms have wireless internet service and telephones. There are no televisions. Smoking and pets are not permitted.