Post Ranch InnBig 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 Preferred Boutique property—part of the Preferred Hotel Group—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.
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