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Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California

Imagine the cool beauty of a morning on the sea, the crisp salt-tinged air invigorating your senses as the sun rises over the lush hills of Central California, and you will picture the fabulous Ventana Inn & Spa. Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, on 213 verdant acres in Big Sur, the rustic elegance of this stunning resort allows it to blend harmoniously with its surroundings, creating a sense of true tranquility and relaxation. Bright and charming rooms are a wonderful blend of sleek modern luxury and the charm of a country cabin, with a breezy open design that allows a seamless transition from indoors to out. Gorgeous tiled or hardwood floors lead past plush beds and picture windows, out to your own private deck with sweeping views of the coast. Complete with an elegant bathroom and deep soaking tub, as well as wonderful and friendly service, your stay at Ventana Inn & Spa will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and at complete peace.

On your first day, wake to the gentle sounds of the coast, and take part in a yoga or pilates class before heading out for a fabulous day. Enjoy a guided hike through the redwood forest and gaze upon shimmering waterfalls and breathtaking ocean views, then return to the resort for a relaxing afternoon wine and cheese reception. Venture out to Pfeffer Big Sur State park or Andrew Molera State Park for a day of hiking, or mountain bike along the Big Sur River and miles of gorgeous trails. Later, take a casual stroll through the many wonderful art galleries in Big Sur, and shop for international and local works at the Hawthorne Gallery, Big Sur Arts Center, or the Cast Gallery Big Sur. That afternoon, after a wonderful day in the mountains, stretch out next to one of the two pools, one of which is clothing-optional, and soak in the delicious sunlight before evening falls. Before dinner, pamper yourself with a trip to the Spa at Ventana where you will melt under the practiced hands of a masseuse. With the stars shining brilliantly over the coast sit down to a fabulous meal, featuring gourmet international cuisine with hints of both mountain fare and the Pacific-rim, and relax away the night in the serene embrace of Ventana Inn & Spa.

Location of Ventana Inn & Spa

Ventana Inn & Spa
48123 Highway One
Big Sur, California

Nearest Airport: MRY

Amenities for Ventana Inn & Spa

  • General Information
  • 60 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Adults Only
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Picnics
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Walking Trails
  • Fitness Room
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Terrace
  • Art Collection
  • Boutique
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Sun Deck
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Jogging Path
  • 2 Outdoor Heated Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Turndown Service
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Fireplaces
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Hammocks
  • Private Decks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Wineries
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Vineyards
  • Interests
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Ventana Inn & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a quick two days at this heavenly resort-Set among hundreds of acres, redwood trees, beautiful flowers.... Everything from the fireplace in the room to the delicious restaurant on the property- Staff were incredibly nice, great wine and cheese tasting every evening. Cant say enough how much we enjoyed our quick getaway- Will definitely come back and stay longer-

Monique A - Stamford, Connecticut, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our second visit to Ventana Inn. Our first visit was 2 years ago when we stayed at the Resort. Beautiful amenities and service. This time we stayed at the Glampsite. It was also very memorable. Our Camp host Caite escorted us to our tent and showed us were everything was situated. This is real luxury camping. There is a fire pit with plenty of wood provided. And Ice chest with ice provided. A gas fire pit on the porch. A s’mores kit, tea, sugar, mugs and wine glasses etc. Each tent site has instant hot water tap to make tea or cocoa. We brought instant coffee, which we made with hot water in the morning. It was a little chilly at night but we filled the hot water bottles that were provided and snuggled underneath the heated blankets and it was heaven. We slept soundly, with the sound of the creek. In the morning, at 9 am they provide pastries and coffee at the welcome center. Sitting around the campfire, making s’mores underneath the redwoods was truly magical. We payed extra for the resort access and visited the infinity hot tub (so relaxing) Visiting the Japanese baths are a must. We ate dinner at the Sur House and it was delicious with warm and friendly service. There has been many nice improvements since our last visit. It was a nice experience the first time and it was even better this time. The grounds are beautiful and lush. There are hiking trails around the campsite. One of the best memories was waking up to a foggy, misty morning, walking through the campsite redwoods smelling the scent of campfires and birds. If you’re looking for a relaxing, quite getaway this is the way to go. It’s the best of both worlds. You get to rejuvenate in nature without thinking of all the details because everything has been thought out for you in advance. Thank You Ventana Inn. We will be back.

Violet R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything from the service, the food and the property itself exceeded expectations. Would recommend this to anyone looking to get away, rejuvenate and experience nature and great food and comfort. The property is very unique and very California. The view from our room was a beautiful overlook of a grove a redwood trees. Very memorable.

ajnicora - Carmel, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were in need of a quick getaway, and Ventana was recommended to us by my brother-in-law. The property was gorgeous, and the rooms were spectacular. The resort staff were polite and attentive. Dining at the The Sur House more than met our expecations, and the views from the patio area are second to none. We will definitely be returning to Ventana in the future.

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of their glamping tents. It was beautiful and I loved being a part of the wilderness, but it was still very costly and seemingly not worth it. There were holes in the netting on our tent and holes in the sheets. An animal ate through our food one night while inside our tent... I felt misled by the website and thought that the glamping experience came with more amenities than it did. Overall a really stunning resort though. We will probably go back, but seeing as it was so costly and did not seem of value, it might be a while before we return.

melissalynnledwell - San Jose, California

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