Big Sur Lodge

Big Sur Lodge
Big Sur Lodge
Big Sur Lodge

Redwood Forest & Central Coast - Your Backyard!

Big Sur Lodge is located in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and has 61 guest rooms, a conference center, cafe, and a grocery store.

Big Sur Lodge is located in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on the coast of central California between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.

About Big Sur Lodge

Guest Services operates the Big Sur Lodge under a concession contract with the State of California - Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park features redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows - plus open meadows. Wildlife includes black-tail deer, gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers. Hikers can enjoy the many scenic trails, including a self-guided nature trail. 

The Employee Experience

Big Sur Lodge is managed by Guest Services, Inc., which is consistently rated as one of the “Best Places to Work” by its valued employees. We are always interested in hearing from talented, energetic individuals who would like to join our team.

Ideal Candidate

Part of the enjoyment that comes with working in a State Park stems from the changes in life style represented by working in remote and rustic surroundings. If accepted for employment, you will be working in a coastal environment approximately 30 miles from the nearest city. Our facilities are more rustic than those found in the city or urban environment and because of our remoteness we have fewer conveniences than many are accustomed to. 

Room and Board

Limited dorm rooms within walking distance of the work site are available through payroll deduction. All dorm rooms involve two or more employees per room with shared bathrooms. Room inspections are held regularly to check for cleanliness and compliance with safety rules.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The park is located 26 miles south of Carmel, CA on Highway 1. Big Sur Lodge is located 150 miles south of San Francisco and 311 miles north of Los Angeles.

For Fun

Big Sur offers a wide range of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. Pull on your boots and hike deep into the tree lined canyons of beautiful redwoods thought to be seen only in postcards. And there is nothing that can compare to the experience of climbing a mountain path that leads you to a ridge top where the clean air fills your lungs and at the same moment takes your breath away as you look out over the panoramic views of the Big Sur valley.  All these trails of wonders in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park are all right outside your door. Step off the porch and begin your adventure.

Additional adventures include:

  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Historic Sightseeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Monterey Aquarium

How to Apply

Click on the VIEW JOB LIST link above for more details.

We offer year-round and seasonal positions starting March 1, 2018

Learn more about us and submit an application online! 

Guest Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

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