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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 1 day ago

Flat out one of the best times we've ever had! We love the Alila brand and have stayed at other resorts of Alila and they never let us down. Ventana the only USA Alila hotel is just as accommodating as the others. Their staff are highly skilled in luxury resort service and made us feel at home. They offer shuttles to local restaurants, they offer hiking options and glamping. We took advantage of their spa treatments and had a wonderful relaxing stay. Resort is close to many hiking trails which was convenient. Their restaurant the Sur House had some of the best dishes i've ever had. Chef Paul Corsentino even met us as we arrived, that's how they are, make you feel right at home and the dishes were just amazing. Sooooo good. I can't say enough about this place, you can't go wrong, book a trip here and enjoy everything that comes along with Ventana. The window to relaxation, comfort and 5 star service.

devonsutton - Palos Verdes Estates, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

For my wife's birthday I arranged to have our toddler watched for the night and made a getaway plan to Ventana in Big Sur. It was only going to be a 24-hour thing, which kinda meant everything had to be perfect. I was slightly anxious -- with such a high bar, if we had any hiccups there was bound to be disappointment. Suffice it to say, we weren't disappointed! In fact, it was simply perfect. I'll relay the facts, which tell it best: - arrived late, went straight to the restaurant, had delicious dinner with fantastic service that balanced attentiveness (we were hungry after a traffic-filled drive) with discretion (a bit of privacy) - stayed in a Big Sur Suite; was a beautiful room, we requested ocean view and got it, loved the wood-burning fireplace with a kindling bag that lighted effortlessly, huge deck for star-gazing, spacious, modern styling - I had mentioned it was my wife's birthday ahead of time and they brought us complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries - In the morning my wife did yoga while I ran the hills and took in the panoramic ocean views, can't think of a nicer way to start the day - Breakfast on the patio behind the restaurant was jaw-dropping Bottom line: we spent a small fortune but got a perfect, zen-like experience in return. We can't wait to return. Thanks Ventana!

Jdrubin - Palo Alto, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

No service, food hours so restictive and getting during valid hours was often difficult. Had to ask for things twice and three times. People were ofyen not available to help you. just none to little service most of the time. Room was nive but rate should be about $150 a nght instead of .in excess. of $2500


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ventana Inn is newly redone and surpassed my expectations. The property is stunning. There is the feel here of being in both the forest and by the ocean (whereas Post Ranch Inn across the street is all about the ocean.) The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The restaurant is where you want to be - the outside patio is amazing. Wine and cheese every day at 4pm. Beautiful pools. Multiple hot tubs. Library/reading room. Game room with everything. The design has a sophisticated, comfortable, cool vibe . We enjoyed every minute of our stay and we even did an 8 mile coastal hike as well. Lots to do or do nothing at all.

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was on a lower level, so the view of the distant ocean wasn't as good. We could hear footsteps above us which was distracting. The guided morning walk around the property was great! Food at Sur Hourse was delicious and the outside terrace for breakfast very lovely.


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