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10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

From open-air tropical bungalows to luxe tree houses, let these idyllic hideaways decrease your carbon footprint as they expand your horizons

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Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California
Courtesy of Yediburnular Lighthouse

Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California

877/424-4787 or treebonesresort.com

Nestled between Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean, this getaway remains true to the region’s hippie roots. The comfortable yurts include queen-size beds, pine flooring, and decks overlooking the coast. Guests can hike through redwood forests, kayak in the marine sanctuary, or indulge in an in-yurt massage.

Eco cred: Treebones heats its pool, hot tub, and common areas with a clean–burning generator.

Insider’s tip: Is a yurt too tame for you? Spend the night up a tree in an eco-nest, a bed of woven wood, bird’s nest style.

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