OUR COTTAGES with sweeping views and private patios

Studio Suites

1-4 guests. Suites can be joined together to accommodate larger families. Please call for more details.

$200-$300

The Creek House

2-3 guests. One bedroom cottage with full kitchen, living room, and jacuzzi bath tub.

$200-$300

The Palm House

2 guests. Amazing ocean view.  King sized bed with sitting area,  refrigerator, bathtub and private patio. 

$300

Redwood House

2 guests. King sized bed. Great ocean view. Sitting area, kitchenette and  private patio.

$300

The Rock House

2-4 guests. Outside patio, front yard and seating area with an incredible view.

Two bedroom cabin (one queen bed in each room). Also a full kitchen and a wood burning fireplace in the living room.

$400

Garden House

2 guests. Queen sized bed overlooking the ocean. Sitting area inside and outside. Full sized 2 person jacuzzi (located inside the cabin).

$300-350

The Avocado House

2 guests. Queen sized bed, beautifully remodeled bathroom.

$250

Cedar House North

2-4 guests. Queen sized bed, separate room with futon. Can be combined with Cedar House South to form a four bedroom, two bathroom cabin to accommodate larger families.

$225-250

Cedar House South

2-4 guests. Two bedrooms with a queen sized bed in each room. Front patio with seats and an outdoor fire pit.

$325-350

Little Creek House

2 guests. Queen sized bed. Partial ocean view.

$200

Little Palm House

2 guests. Incredible view- lay in bed and look at the ocean. Separate restroom and shower.  Private patio with outdoor fire ring

$150-200

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Gorda Springs Resort

72801 Hwy 1, Big Sur, California 93920, United States

(805) 927-3918

Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tue

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sun

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

"it was in Big Sur that i first learned  to say   ...    Amen."

                    -Henry Miller



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About Us

 Gorda Springs Resort is a town unto itself, with lodging, dining, gas, a general store and gift shop, and a deli and espresso bar.

 Located on the "South Coast" of Big Sur,  Gorda Springs is a lightly populated, family owned & operated resort located on Highway 1 on the Central Coast, a region frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The coast is the longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the [contiguous] United States, it has been described as a national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development and one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation. 

 

California's Pacific Coast Highway 1

located  65 miles south of Carmel and 75 miles north of San Luis Obispo 

 200 feet from the ocean, overlooking a deep water channel

 You first spot the long breaths of humpback whales as fountains of water erupting from the sea, rising higher than a three story building - a life memory. 

Whale Watching

Blue Whales

June through October

Blue whales are the largest animals to ever exist. Males reach 100 feet in length - longer than two full-size school buses - and weigh 190 tons, like 20 African elephants. The heart of a blue whale weighs 1,300 pounds.

Blue whales can reach speeds of 31 miles per hour, but typically swim at around 12 miles per hour and slow to three when they're feeding.

Blue whales eat up to four tons of krill per day. Krill look like tiny shrimp, only an inch long, but there are so many in the world their mass is double that of humans.

There are about 8,000 blue whales worldwide. They can live to 80 years old.

Humpbacks

April through December

Fifty feet long with pectoral fins up to 16 feet long the humpback is a whale watchers delight, erupting from the deep and reaching as high as a four story building, twisting and flying through the air like a 40 ton Olympic gymnast.

Male humpbacks are famous for their "songs," air blown threw a nasal cavity. North Atlantic humpbacks sing one song; Pacific humpbacks sing a different song.

There are 80,000 humpback whales. They live up to 48 years

Grey Whales

December through May

Gray whales have two blow holes, making them easier to spot. There are about 20,000 that travel from Baja, Mexico to Alaska every year.

Gray whales eat crustaceans (crabs, lobster, shrimp, and prawns) by swimming to the ocean floor, turning there bodies sideways, and scooping them up in mass like a giant bulldozer. Many older whales have lost or damaged right eyes...

The annual migration from Russia and Japan to the west coast of the United States is the longest known mammal migration, covering 12,000-14,000 miles. 

Males reach 50 feet in length and can weigh up to 50 tons, big, but half the size of a blue whale.