January 6, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 2 days ago

This was our sixth or seventh return to this property, now managed by Alila Hotels. There are some subtle changes but nothing particularly noticeable. It is almost all new staff also, other than transportation to/from parking lot and around the hotel. Rooms are fantastic, so are bathrooms, grounds, staff, nothing one could complain about. Staff could not be nicer, kinder, or more helpful. Breakfast is no longer included and this was not a good move. Wine and cheese reception is still there but on sort of augmented level. Still, nothing to fault Ventana for. It is a very special property.

Anna G - Los Angeles, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Great spot for relaxing and taking in the great views. The Japanese baths and spa alila were great. Make sure to use the infinity hot tub hat overlooks the valley begins the property. I will definitely go back.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This was for a one night stay the day after our wedding in Big Sur. Property is beautiful. Restaurant was spectacular. The squid ink fettuccini was delicious. I made spa and restaurant reservations at the the time of booking our room and there was no record of spa reservation and the restaurant reservation was booked for the wrong date. The only staff members who congratulated us or acknowledged that we were just married were the valet and bellhop. Would have expected a bit for for the money.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Couldn’t have had a better stay. From the beginning to the end it was perfect. Stephanie and Gladys at the front desk, Mario at the bell stand, Clara and Jennifer in the restaurant. Food was great, ambiance was amazing, and the service was even better. Thank you so much!

Jeff J - Monterey, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

PERFECT GETAWAY!!!! I cannot say enough about Ventana and their staff. I was looking to enjoy the beautiful Big Sur area and also some R&R and this was just what the doctor ordered and then some. I WILL be back! I selected the brand new Redwood Retreat glamp site and was immediately grateful. The property was immaculate, the view from the restaurant is unmatched and the staff made the experience magical! You get a 5 star resort experience all while enjoying the natural setting. Additionally, I got the best sleep I’ve had in ages! The glamp site was a stunning new tent with every amenity you could need while glamping. Set in the middle of Redwoods with a crackling creek cutting through, you can enjoy all that Big Sur has to offer! Our glamp site included a heated blanket which I absolutely loved, comfortable mattress and lush pillows, outlets to charge our phones, a cooler with ice, running water AND hot water to make tea, firewood, two firepits (one gas for those who want quick fire and also a wood fire pit), a smores kit, wine glasses, cork screw, mugs, extra blankets and more. To say this was an unexpected delight is an understatement. As a tent camper, I had not yet tried glamping but I was so surprised to see how well curated and perfectly appointed our site was. The staff tended to our every need and brought us more firewood and smores when we needed them :) The shower facilities are modern, clean and include everything you may need (they even had a blowdryer!). I enjoyed a delicious dinner at the mountain top restaurant surrounding by fire pits, ocean, forest and delicious cocktails. I included a photo of the view from dinner at sunset. I cannot wait to come back and enjoy the beautiful property again. I highly recommend this to all! Thank you, Ventana for the perfect weekend.

carlabella16 - Rochester, New York

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