Glen Oaks Big Sur (hotel) & Big Sur Roadhouse (restaurant) Est. 2013

47080 California 1, Big Sur, California

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An adobe motor lodge, modern for it's 1957 inception, continues that tradition with its gorgeous and green refurbishment in beautiful Big Sur.
Convene with your cool collective and the stunning natural surroundings as you and yours wonderfully wed or privately dine at this gorgeous gathering spot.
The Lowdown
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Mid-Century Modern
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

We are located in the heart of the Big Sur Valley and are within a few miles of hiking trails, small boutiques for shopping and beaches. We are in one of the sunniest spot in Big Sur. When it is foggy on the coast it is usually sunny and warm at Glen Oaks Big Sur and the Big Sur Roadhouse. Big Sur Roadhouse (restaurant) re-opened under new ownership in July 2013.
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Price Range

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Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Indoors Only
Non-smoking Venue
We have a total of 27 rooms. 15 rooms in our Adobe Motor Lodge, 2 Cottages and 10 Cabins.
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

The second largest Redwood tree in Big Sur sits on our property, affectionately called Grandmother Pfeiffer!

  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled under tall redwood trees near the Big Sur River with views of a lush grove encircled by redwood trees, Glen Oaks Big Sur is ideal for gatherings around the fire pits, parties in our mid-century Roadhouse restaurant and small ceremonies in our redwood grove. After the party we invite guests to rest their heads in the Adobe Motor Lodge, Oak Tree Cottages or Cabins in the Redwood Grove.
The adobe motor lodge was considered modern in 1957 and 50 years later Glen Oaks Big Sur has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. Our remake 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. San Francisco designer Steve Justrich’s “homegrown modernism” has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur.
Standout Venue Features:
Our restaurant, the Big Sur Roadhouse has an amazing back patio with two outdoor gas fire pits with its own private entrance that can be reserved for private parties. Our property has recently been completely renovated. All of our rooms include heated floors, gas fire places and complimentary Wi-Fi. We have a community fire pit for the rooms in our adobe motor lodge and cottages. All of our cabins in the redwood grove will have their own fire pit with complimentary wood. Our 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, we also provide organic bath products from Innersense.
Awards & Notables "One of The Most Romantic Hotels in The World" - Travel & Leisure
Celebration Locations
Big Sur Roadhouse:
- Max Capacity: 110 seated for events at the Roadhouse
The Redwood Grove:
We are best for small ceremonies in our redwood grove.
- Max Capacity: 100 seated for wedding
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The Big Sur Roadhouse features delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced ingredients.

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Glen Oaks Big Sur + Big Sur Roadhouse: Big Sur, California
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Glen Oaks Big Sur (hotel) & Big Sur Roadhouse (restaurant)

47080 California 1, Big Sur, California

The Report

We have our hiking shoes, canteens and walking sticks ready, and it's not because we are headed to girl scout camp. We are ready to road trip to the redwoods in Big Sur to a newly remodeled and newly re-opened venue! With our extensive event industry background, we enjoy reaching out to new venues, and get a great feel for the way the venue will succeed based on our correspondence with management. We are happy to report that Jeanette, the general manager, has been extremely busy with the new opening of this gem, yet still extremely responsive and gracious in returning our emails. Always a good sign when planning events.

Big Sur is filled with majestic and ancient redwood beauties that thrive along the coast of California. Amongst these tall trees sits the recently renovated and re-opened Glen Oaks Big Sur and Big Sur Roadhouse . Glen Oaks Big Sur is located in the heart of the Big Sur Valley and is few short miles from hiking trails, boutiques, shopping and beaches. The Lord of the Rings trilogy could have been filmed in this magical setting... these towering trees are truly J.R. Tolkien-worthy.

HISTORY LESSON: The adobe motor lodge was considered modern in 1957 and 50 years later with it's new makeover, Glen Oaks Big Sur has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. The remodel was inspired by the original natural adobe walls, known for keeping the hot sun out and the warmth in. In keeping with that eco-concept, the property utilized recycled and renewable stone, Peroba wood, bamboo, resin, wool carpets and organic cotton to maintain the natural environment.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Glen Oaks Big Sur is located along highway one. The hotel office is located on the East side of highway one and the Big Sur Roadhouse is located on the West side of highway one. Monterey Airport is about 45-60 minutes north of the venue, however it is a domestic airport. The property is about 2 hours south  of San Jose and 3 Hours south of San Francisco (which both have international airports), or about 6 hours north of LA along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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