Post Ranch Inn
Built on a cliff 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the 100-acre Post Ranch Inn embraces the dramatic beauty of the coastline with glorious ocean, mountain, and forest views. This Big Sur California luxury hotel uses interior earth tones, high sweeping arches, and skylights to blend seamlessly into its natural surroundings, creating a sanctuary that’s uniquely at one with its environment. Escape to a remote and romantic hideaway to experience unparalleled vistas, world-class cuisine with a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list, nurturing spa treatments, and an array of complimentary activities.
- Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019 winner
- No. 1 Favorite Hideaway Hotel in the World, No. 1 Hotel with the Best View, and No. Most Romantic Hotel from Andrew Harper’s Member’s Choice Hideaway Report, September 2018
- No. 1 Top Hotel in California, Travel + Leisure’s Readers' Choice Awards, July 2018
- The inn’s 39 TV-free guestrooms, Tree Houses, and private home blend rustic elegance with casual luxury and include wood-burning fireplaces and private decks
- Pamper yourself with a treatment at the award-winning Post Ranch Spa
- Dine at the acclaimed Sierra Mar fine-dining restaurant with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows; enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast here each morning
- Enjoy two heated infinity spas, a lap pool, a fitness center, yoga, stargazing, guided nature walks, edible tours of the chef’s garden, and use of the inn’s Lexus vehicles
- Explore the area’s state park and spectacular beaches, or head 30 miles south to Carmel’s quaint shops and art galleries
If you like art and shopping, you will love The Post Gallery and The Mercantile. The Post Gallery, set next to the Chef’s garden, showcases fine art such as photography, jewelry, and sculptures. The Mercantile shop offers original Sierra Mar dinnerware, mostly organic clothing, jewelry, art, sculptures, home furnishings, books, and more.
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The inn’s 39 guestrooms and private home offer a luxurious, intimate experience enhanced by Big Sur’s natural beauty. The organic architecture blends rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Each room has a plush king-size bed with down pillows, a wood-burning fireplace, complimentary minibar, private deck with ocean or mountain views, a digital music system, coffee & tea set-up, and luxurious amenities. To maintain the peaceful environment, there are no televisions or alarm clocks in guestrooms. Select rooms offer a private deck and outdoor hot tub. Room rates include an extensive gourmet buffet breakfast in Sierra Mar. Arrangements may be made for a breakfast basket to be delivered to your guestroom.
One unique type of guestroom is a Tree House — and it is not your childhood tree house. This type captures the magic of childhood but goes well beyond with distinctive, upscale accommodations nine feet off the ground amid the trees. Here, you are part of an enchanting hideaway amid the forest, with spectacular views and serenity. Each room offers rustic modern décor with large windows, a King bed, a fireplace, a skylight to sleep under the stars, and a sundeck. Special touches include organic mattresses and linens, a stereo, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, a robe and slippers, and even walking sticks and binoculars. It is a grown-up version of the best tree house ever.
Celebrity chef Elizabeth Murray's acclaimed on-site restaurant draws on local ingredients and traditional preparation for a spectacular and award-winning dining experience. With an acclaimed wine list to accompany Murray's culinary masterpieces, it's an unforgettable experience.
Sierra Mar – Dine on innovative, gourmet cuisine overlooking the Pacific Ocean at this acclaimed fine-dining restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows. Executive Chef Elizabeth Murray uses seasonal, local, and garden ingredients to craft four-course, prix-fixe menus that change daily. Selections from the award-winning, 14,000-bottle wine cellar enhance the innovative, inspired fare. The Wine Spector’s Grand Award winner provides diverse offerings, featuring New and Old World wines from prestigious estates and desirable small producers with limited availability.
Post Ranch Inn offers a multitude of engaging activities. Truly relax with rejuvenating spa treatments, savory gourmet fare, laps in the heated pool, time in the heated spa overlooking the sea, and morning yoga sessions. The inn offers plenty of outdoor adventures such as guided hikes or saunters, stargazing with the celestial telescope, and edible tours of the chef’s garden. Shop in The Mercantile, admire art at The Post Gallery, and enjoy the serenity of your beautiful surroundings in your unique suite.
When you want to explore, ask the inn about the use of its Lexus vehicles. Big Sur and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for enjoyment like beaches, parks, art galleries, whale watching, and more. Carmel is just 30 miles south of the inn, where you can shop its charming boutiques and art galleries.
Post Ranch Inn
Perched on the cliffs of the Big Sur coastline in California, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Lucia Mountains, and forest. Post Ranch Inn is on Highway 1, within seven miles of several state parks and beaches, and 30 miles south of charming Carmel, featuring many shops and art galleries.
San Francisco International Airport is 152 mi/242 km from the hotels, about a 3-hour drive.
San Jose Int'l Airport is 90 mi/ 144 km away, about 150 minutes by car.
Monterey Peninsula Airport is 35 mi/56 km away, about 60 minutes by car.