Plasket Ridge House is a spectacular wood, steel and glass prow front home with soaring cathedral ceilings and ocean views. Built around an 85 year old mining cabin, which serves as the present day kitchen, this house has 'soul'. This unique, rustic property is located in a 33 acre parcel in the midst of the Los Padres National Forest. Surrounded by magnificent redwoods, with vast ocean views all around, Plasket Ridge House is perfect for those who enjoy nature, hiking, and quiet contemplation. But there is also easy access to the entire Big Sur Coast, with lots of vacation activity options. The house is two miles up the hill from Scenic Highway 1 and Sand Dollar State Beach, 1 Hour North of Cambria, 1.5 hours from the Paso Robles Wine country and 1.5 hours south of beautiful Carmel. Because the house is on the southern end of Big Sur, the drive from Los Angeles is only 4 1/2 hours. It is also only 25 minutes from Esalen, 45 minutes from the town of Big Sur and one hour south of Andrew Molera State Beach. The house is 5 miles from Gorda where there are shops, gas, groceries, and restaurants.
For those who want to stay at the house and enjoy the quiet, there is a hot tub overlooking the ocean and the redwoods. There are lovely sitting areas on the porch or garden where you can watch the sun rise and kiss the surrounding mountains or pass the evenings watching the sun set into the ocean. Deer may come around to visit in the garden, which has apple and plum trees and an array of local plants. You can wander the property and visit the waterfall next to the house. Up the path are two gold mine shafts that date to 1910, the same period as the original mining cabin. At night, you can watch the play of stars over the house--possibly the best star watching you will ever experience from land.
For those who like to stay indoors and enjoy the solitude, there is a nice kitchen, and pleasant rustic interior design with great photographic art throughout. There are plenty of books and and a TV with DVD player and a good DVD library for guests. We purposely do not have satellite or regular TV on site. Wi Fi with a good signal is available. There are no land phone lines at the house, and only Verizon or T Mobile work directly from the house (this is the reason we cannot accommodate children under 12 - it may be difficult to reach emergency services if something happens).
Detailed driving directions will be provided by email. Use of an SUV or truck is suggested as the as the forest road accessing the property can be rough. 4wd is needed during rainy season.
Guests will be greeted by Gary, the caretaker, who lives on the property in a separate cabin with no visual access to the house. Gary is connected to the main house by intercom so, though private, you won't feel alone.
Plasket Ridge House is powered by solar panels with a propane backup. We strive to operate the house with respect for the environment and the Big Sur Community.
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We bought Plasket Ridge House after looking at many, many houses in Big Sur because this house still has the spirit of the original miners who built the oldest part of the house. It is a soulful, healing place, far away from the 'developed' north of Big Sur. When I come here the place brings a calm over me within an hour that last for days after I return to the madness of the city. It is healing.
Quiet, astonshing, extraordinary location with mountains, redwoods, ocean, a garden and a beautiful interior. Healing and soulful.
Hiking above the property for seven miles or more! Incredible!
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