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Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California - Exclusive 5 Star Boutique Resort

Post Ranch Inn, Cliff House - Interior. Photo by: Kodiak Greenwood.


Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn provides the ultimate accommodations for a romantic getaway.

The luxury resort's organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline. From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take a short drive to the picturesque towns of Monterey and Carmel.

Located off Highway One in Big Sur, this Small Luxury Hotel member is a sanctuary suited to all your needs. Rooms offer a rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools and take in the views of the Ventana mountains, awaken your senses with an in-room massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes. Our award-winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers an awe-inspiring setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views of the Big Sur coast, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a spectacular view of the California coast, the award winning Sierra Mar Restaurant serves world-class cuisine in an awe-inspiring setting. This Big Sur restaurant features an innovative, four course, prix fixe menu, which changes daily and utilizes organic, seasonal fare. Sierra Mar offers wine selections from one of the most extensive collections in North America.


Preferred Boutique
Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts


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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Condé Nast Gold List
Andrew Harper Award Winner
A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award


Spa & Wellness
Romantic Getaway


The 40 guest rooms at Post Ranch Inn offer a luxurious, romantic experience. Similar in size and appointments, each room has a unique design with either an ocean or mountain view.

Each room has a king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor or outdoor spa tub, private deck, stereo, digital music system with forty-five channels, coffee & tea set-up Guests enjoy the complimentary wet bar and mini-bar with snacks, juices, and a half bottle of red and white wine Amenities include terry cloth robes, slippers, hairdryer, iron, ironing board and walking sticks. There are no televisions or alarm clocks in the guestrooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Included in all room rates is a bountiful complimentary breakfast buffet in the award-winning Sierra Mar Restaurant. Arrangements may be for in-room delivery.


Complimentary Activities for guests of Post Ranch Inn:

Starry Starry Night - Every evening, weather permitting. 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Big Sur has ideal conditions for viewing with a telescope celestial objects in the night sky. On clear nights our amateur astronomer will give a glimpse of planets, stars, nebulas, and much more.

Morning Yoga - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Begin the day with guided yoga postures, breath work and balancing poses. All levels of experience welcome.

Mindful Movement Meditation - Tuesday 8:30 a.m.
Relax into a gentle movement exploration resulting in an effortless and peaceful state of being. You will be verbally guided through a novel sequence of motions that help develop awareness, flexibility and coordination.

Guided Nature Walk - Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Discover the hidden beauty of Post Ranch with our dedicated naturalist on a guided nature hike. Learn about the flora, fauna, ecology and history of the land. Weather permitting.

Shamanic Journey - Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Listen to the ancient voice of the drum as our Shaman guides a journey to retrieve energies from the past and future to be fully present in the now, creating the power to achieve our greatest dreams.


The Post Ranch Spa - Our spa treatments are designed to relax and revitalize using the healing properties of nature. Begin your journey with a soothing spa treatment, an invigorating private guided hike, taking in a unsurpassed view of the Ventana Double Cones, or an energizing yoga class. Breathe deeply, walk softly, let go - harmonize your body and soul. More Spa information.


Beautiful places to see near Big Sur include: San Simeon (Hearst Castle), Monterey and Carmel.

World Class Golf, Pebble Beach Golf Links


Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)


1 hour drive


May through October


From Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - Approximate driving time one hour.

From San Jose Airport (SJC) - Approximate driving time 2 hours to 2.5 hours.

From San Francisco Airport (SFO) - Approximate driving time 3 hours to 3.5 hours.


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