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Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, United States

99 Excellent 152 Reviews
Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, the adult-only inn provides spectaluar views, fine dining, spa, and activities in the surrounding area. Guest rooms do not include televisions or alarm clocks.
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Post Ranch Inn

Summary of 151 verified reviews


Excellent hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Awesome vibe.

Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, the Post Ranch Inn provides the ultimate romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a relaxing vacation. The luxury resort's organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of Big Sur's 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.

Rooms offer a rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools; awaken your senses with a massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes. Award winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers an awe-inspiring setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

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 spa tub, and many more amenities. There are no televisions or alarm clocks in the guestrooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

While relaxing at Post Ranch Inn, we offer the most luxurious spa treatments to help ease away tension, relax muscles, and pamper you in every way possible. Indulge yourself with a massage on your private deck or in your room -- by yourself or with your partner. Relax with a facial using the finest aromatherapy and natural botanicals. Enjoy an early-morning yoga class with a private instructor in the Yurt perched beneath the Ventana Mountains. Or, warm up while in the sun at the basking pool. The 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, or an energizing yoga class. Resort guides on the nature walks lead guests through the redwood and oak forest. Once a week a local artist introduces the many sculptures dotting the landscape, and an enthusiastic gardener reveals culinary, medicinal and beauty secrets of the plants in the herb garden growing on the roof of the restaurant. In the evening, weather permitting, join our astronomer in gazing into infinity through an electronic telescope. Far from any city, Big Sur's night sky is a pristine marvel of starry clarity.

Please note: This resort welcomes guests age 18 years of age and older.

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High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, an adults only, sanctuary for the soul. Ideal for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation, Post Ranch is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. With natural organic architecture embracing the coast’s dramatic beauty. The 39 rooms blend rustic elegance, comfort and privacy with panoramic ocean or mountain tree views.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A $100 resort credit is included per room, once per stay (excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities). Upgrade to next room category is subject to availability at time of check-in.

Hotel Address:
  • Post Ranch Inn
  • 47900 Highway 1
  • Big Sur, CA 93920
  • United States

Location Summary
Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California.

Directions to Hotel
Directions From The North - From San Francisco - Take Hwy 101 South To Hwy 156 West. From 156 Take Hwy 1 South To Big Sur .The Hotel Is Located On The West Side Of The Hwy, Across From Ventana Inn. From Monterey Airport - Turn Right Onto Hwy 68 From Olmstead Road. Follow Signs To Hwy 1 South, Big Sur. Stay On Hwy 1 South Thru Carmel, Approximately 33 Miles, Turn Right Onto The Entrance Of Post Ranch Inn, Across The Hwy From Ventana Inn Entrance.
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
Located on the cliffs of Big Sur California, this small, 30-room inn is miles from any city and is located in pristine natural surroundings on the Pacific Ocean.
Child Programs
Post Ranch Inn was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships therefore, our minimum age for guests is 18 years and older.
Pets Allowed
Due to the natural setting and fragile ecosystem, pets are not allowed.
Pool Outdoor
There is one lap pool and a heated basking pool that overlooks the ocean
Spa Facility
Spa includes rare treatments including a Shamanic Session with a Native American shaman
20 minutes drive
Ecological Tourism
Whale watching and star gazing with an astronomer through the hotel's electronic telescope
Guided nature walks
Recommended Rooms
Cliff House guest rooms offer an ocean view with a deck suspended over the cliffs and a secluded glass-walled bedroom with wood burning fireplace.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running

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