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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 16 hours ago

My husband and i stayed for 3 nights last November for the first time and have already booked a return trip for later this year. The resort is rustic and luxurious Pacific room with private hot tub on our deck looking at the meadow in the most magical place(BIG SUR) motivates me to continue working hard so we can return every year!!!! Cant wait for our return.

Shannon Y

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

When you're spending top dollar for a resort, you expect to be treated like a valued guest. While Ventana is a nice physical property, the level of service was very much not up to par.... not just of a destination in this category, but even when compared to much more pedestrian brands. At first glance all seemed great. We received a welcome and preference-request email a few days before our arrival, the staff at the gatehouse asked us our name and callled it up to the front desk, and all seemed well-arranged. Then, when we arrived to the lobby the very first question was

3triple9 - Toronto, Ontario

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

While we felt the grounds & staff were wonderful, I think we wouldn't come back. There is a serious lack of food options at the resort- and in the area in general. And considering this, when you are paying $1400+ a night, I would expect this resort to have anything & everything you could possibly need.

JJM789 - Santa Rosa, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

The resort is a heartful place. Room was clean and very considerate service from the staff. Everyone was happy to provide what we need. The resort is a great getaway. Will be happy to come back again and stay for a few more days!

Jennie H

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Bubbling brook filled the tent with soothing sounds. Hot water bottles and a heated blanket kept us warm. Attentive staff, just a text away. Trash and recycle at tent sites, large porch with wood recliner chairs. Very cute with full modern amenities

jmwlaine - Berkeley, California

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