September 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

There simply is not a time when the rugged, captivating coast of Northern California is anything but an extraordinary escape. On a clifftop overlooking blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn is a place of natural and intimate luxury, reflecting not only the beauty of its environs, but the quintessential relaxed attitude as well. With views of sea on one side, and mountains on the other, this property features organic architecture inside and out. Guest rooms are a study in rustic elegance, set in a series of small structures, with each space affording a scenic vista unlike any other. A king bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor spa tub, and private deck will greet you, and indulgent touches like terry robes, slippers, and a complimentary mini bar offer even more reason to delight in this awesome getaway. Head over to Post Ranch Inn's award-winning spa for an out-of-this-world treatment, set in a room overlooking the surrounding mountains and ocean. From the Big Sur Jade Stone Therapy to the Organic Garden Facial or soul-soothing shaman sessions, this is truly a place of mind and body renewal.

Morning yoga, anyone? Arise and awaken your senses with a stretch, or take a dip in one of the resort's two clifftop hot basking pools or magnificent swimming pool. Post Ranch Inn offers an array of complimentary activities that take advantage of the gracious natural environment around you. Mindful Movement Meditation and Guided Nature Hikes are available throughout the week, and night owls will love the evening Star Gazing. Off grounds, you can hike Point Lobos State Reserve, an ideal spot for sightseeing and scuba diving. Spot sea lions along Garrapata State Beach, and visit the Point Sur Lighthouse and its area buildings, which recently became a California State Historic Park. Cuisine is something California is known for worldwide, and Post Ranch Inn certainly lives up to the acclaim. Sierra Mar restaurant prides itself on its fresh and local ingredients, used to create gourmet meals paired perfectly with an amazing wine cellar selection. At Post Ranch Inn, every aspect and detail, every sense and pleasure, is cared for and nurtured with style.

Location of Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn
47900 Highway 1
Big Sur, California

Nearest Airport: MRY

Amenities for Post Ranch Inn

  • General Information
  • 39 Guest Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Adults Only
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Valet Parking
  • Art Collection
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • Infinity Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Fireplaces
  • Hair Dryers
  • Mini Bar
  • No Televisions or Telephones
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Decks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Stargazing
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Whale Watching
  • Meditation
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Post Ranch Inn

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been coming to the Post Ranch Inn since 1994, and what made it perfect then makes it perfect today. It's ultra luxurious and set in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas on the planet. Quiet, relaxed and inspiring. Perfect if you like nature, hiking and solitude. The Sierra Mar restaurant is phenomenal as well. The staff is amazing!

Dollyamas - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 39 room little hotel in Big Sur is unbelievably exquisite. The "rooms" are separate abodes, each with an outstanding view of either the ocean or forest & mountains. We chose a Tree House, and it is outstanding. This is an elegant place with natural materials and is environmentally friendly. A classy touch is a fully stocked mini bar which is replenished daily. There just aren't enough superlatives for Post Ranch Inn. The spa is wonderful ( although I was surprised that the technician who gave me my wrap and facial was not an esthetician). The staff is absolutely so friendly and go out of their way to accommodate every need/want. The restaurant is tops, and the included full buffet breakfast is delicious. After dinner one night we had s'mores outside at the fire pit. House made marshmallows & graham crackers. Divine! Yep, it's really expensive, but it's worth the price, especially for a special occasion for just a few nights. Bring warm clothes though. When the fog comes in, it can be chilly. There's hiking, a garden from which the restaurant gets its veggies, a chicken coop, beehives, a decently equipped workout room, pools, and a hot tub that faces the ocean. If you come soon, you'll be here when Hwy 1 is still closed, meaning that you get to Post Ranch by hiking in or helicopter. A unique experience is walking down an almost deserted Hwy 1.

Sherry S

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Post Ranch Inn provides an amazing and memorable experience in Big Sur, which itself is an unforgettable destination. The resort and everything they do is exceedingly well-conceived and executed. The layout and construction are eco-sensitive and blend into a beautiful 100 acre tract of Big Sur property. The views are breathtaking, whether looking west down 1,200 feet to the Pacific coastline and the constantly changing weather conditions or east toward the meadows and mountains. The resort amenities are perfect, both in terms of scale and thoughtfulness (2 hot soaking pools with infinity views, one lap pool, fitness room, walking trails, yoga, star gazing with a surprisingly strong telescope, Lexus vehicles to be borrowed for personal use). The atmosphere is low-key and peaceful, which works seamlessly with this amazing stretch of the West coast. Sierra Mar was also fantastic. The 4-course dinner was superb, the wine list was singularly impressive, and the breakfast offerings were plentiful, of superb quality, and very well done. Even beyond the food, the environment they have created in the restaurant and on the adjoining patio (architecture (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired), layout, materials, glass, views, and music) is peaceful and lovely. You very likely will linger over an extra cup of latte in the morning. All of this would make the stay extraordinary. But what really pushes the resort over the top is the dedication, friendliness and good humor of the staff. We did not interact with one staff member who was anything less than outwardly friendly and willing to help. This of course does not happen by accident. Conversations with many of the staff, from the manager on down, revealed that they are happy at Post Ranch and love what they are doing and living in Big Sur. The great folks who work here enhance the experience and truly place the cherry on the top of this ice cream sundae of a resort. Keep up the great work -- we look forward to your next visit as we will most definitely return.

jvwright - Baltimore, Maryland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

It's a special experience staying at Post Ranch Inn- cars aren't allowed on property, thereby creating a true sanctuary. If you're looking for the hottest, trendiest, spot, this is not it. But if you are looking for peace and quiet and a place to appreciate the beauty of Big Sur and California, come here! It's a lovely property to walk around on, and the multiple infinity pools are beautiful. Don't miss out on dinner either!

Jolily246 - San Francisco, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Once again, PRI does not disappoint... even though some area things are closed.. there is plenty of beautiful coast to drive (all almost completely private) and lots of amazing time to take advantage of the beautiful property. The wildlife, soaking pools, views, stargazing, paths in the woods are more than enough to keep one busy. The food was unbelievable- we enjoyed each and every meal. It is quite an experience to be there and I can't wait to go again someday!

kim7847 - Charlotte, North Carolina

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