Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, CA United States
Neighborhood: Big Sur Coastal Ocean views

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

Post Ranch Inn has re-opened. Will only be accessible via helicopter from Monterrey Airport until June 2017, when Highway 1 reopens.

    For 2017
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 40 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Casual
Ecotourism Seclusion Wellness

Post Ranch Inn

Neighborhood: Big Sur Coastal Ocean views
Address:
Highway 1
PO Box 219
Big Sur, California 93920
United States
Nearest Airport:
Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
22 mi / 35 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Adults Only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

Recreation

  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Spa

In Your Room

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board

About Us

Nestled high above the cliffs of Big Sur, the acclaimed inn perches 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean encircled by towering redwoods, majestic moutnains and panormaic ocean vistas.Post Ranch Inn, is recognized throughout the world for offering a perfect palette that balances a stunning natural setting with unqiuely designed rooms, award-winning dining, and a signature spa experience. Here guests find the ultimate romantic escape for couples - be it romance, relaxation, or rejuventation. The 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. Here, romance and connection thrive.
LOCATION AND CLOSEST AIRPORTS The inn is located 45minutes south of Carmel, off Highway One.Hugging the coast, the drive is considered one of the most beatuiful drives in North America.Set on 100 acres, the property has a private gated entry.No cars are allowed on the ridge where rooms are located.Closest Airports: Monterey Airport - 35 miles; San Francisco Airport - 152 miles; San Jose Airport - 104 miles; Los Angeles Airport - 300 miles.
ACCOMMODATIONS Each of the 39guest 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. Our organic designed rooms include: Tree House, Mountain House, Butterfly, Coast, Ocean House, Pacificsuites and the ultimate accommdations - Cliff House rooms. Many have a private deck soaking tub. Each room has a king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor spa tub, private deck, stereo, digital music system with forty-five channels, coffee & tea set-up.Guests enjoy the complimentary wet bar and fulloy stocked mini-bar with snacks, juices, and non-alcholoic beverages, and fresh fruit.All replenished daily.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.
SIERRA MAR RESTAURANT Renowed for the best food with an ocean view. Sierra Mar features floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking vies of the Pacific Coast. Chef Craig von Foerster's innovative cuisine offers a four-course, prix fixe dinner menu, which showcases local, organic seasonal fare - including many ingredients fresh from the Chef's on-site garden. The restaurant serves world-class cuisine in an awe-inspiring setting. Sierra Mar has an exceptional wine list and is considered one of California's largest. Guests enjoy nightly stargazing with an amateur astronomer and one of the most powerfu telescopes available. Reservations are required for dinner.We recommend dinner and spa reservations be made at time of booking. Great place to recommend for lunch if your clients are just driving Highway one.
SPA WELLNESS PROGRAMS 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 our Yurt perched beneath the Ventana Mountains.The three treatment mountain view rooms are centrally located, nestled on the ridge top with Redwood trees framing inviting views of the Ventana granite peaks. For those that want to enjoy their treatment together the Couple's Spa Suite is perfect. This comforting setting offers relaxation in the heart of nature. Spa treatments can be enjoyed both in your room and the treatment rooms.
AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES Take your pick and relax in any of the three pools at the Post Ranch Inn.The infinity jade pool is located next to the Sierra Mar restaurant overlooking the ocean. Kept at a constant 104 degrees, which offers a spectacular place to soak and take in the view.Our infinity meditation poolis located at the north end of the main path overlooking the ocean; also kept at a constant 104 degrees, this stainless steel infinity pool offers breath-taking views. Located on the sunny knoll below the reception office, the heated lap poolis perfect for a refreshing swim or a relaxing poolside sun bath. If you're interested in a workout, aerobic and weight training equipment is located in the fitness room just behind the mercantile showroom and has a variety of weight and stair-climbing machines. The fitness room is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Everyday Post Ranch Inn offers complimentary activities for guests including yoga and guided hikes. Occasionally we present seasonal and annual events for which guests plan their reservations, including whale watching, cooking classes and community events held in Big Sur.Our philosophy about the complimentary activities is casual. Begin the day with a deep breath and a good stretch during morning yoga. Our guides on the nature walks lead guests through the redwood and oak forest. In the evening, on Sierra Mar's deck,weather permitting, join our astronomer for Star Gazing into infinity through an electronic telescope. Far from any city, Big Sur's night sky is a pristine marvel of starry clarity.Our activities program is less about being busy, and more about sharing the treasures of Post Ranch and Big Sur.

Best of the Best

High above the cliffs of Big Sur, you’ll find the ultimate luxurious, romantic escape: Post Ranch Inn, known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose one of 40 secluded guestrooms, suites and private houses that blend rustic elegance and comfort with ocean and mountain views. Each room features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck and indoor spa tub. Enjoy an array of activities, including morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, swimming in the heated pool and ocean-view basking pools, hiking and nightly stargazing. The celebrated Sierra Mar restaurant, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, serves organic seasonal fare.

Advisor Tip

For a special occasion, book an upper Pacific Suite featuring a huge private deck with spa and jetliner views over the ocean. –Ken Neibaur Palo Alto, California

Location

Address
Highway 1
PO Box 219
Big Sur, California 93920
United States
Neighborhood
Big Sur Coastal Ocean views
Nearest Airport
Monterey Peninsula (MRY), 22 Miles / 35 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Pacific Suite Upper Level Room

Pacific Suite Upper Level Room

  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Pacific Suite Lower Level Room

Pacific Suite Lower Level Room

  • Non-Smoking

Coast House Upper Level Room

Coast House Upper Level Room

  • Non-Smoking

Coast House Lower Level Room

Coast House Lower Level Room

  • Non-Smoking

Tree House

Tree House

  • Non-Smoking

Butterfly Room Upper Level

Butterfly Room Upper Level

  • Non-Smoking

Butterfly Room Middle Level

Butterfly Room Middle Level

  • Non-Smoking

Cliff House Room

Our ultimate ocean front room category.  The Cliff Houe Rooms are cantilevered off the side of the cliff, and features  a glass railing.  An enclosed entry courtyard beckons for a secluded glass walled bedroom and out to a terrace suspended 1200 feet above the sea. Guests can unwind and immerse themselves in a deck basking tub with a heavenly panoramic view of the blue Pacific or cuddle by the warmth of the bedroom wood-burning fireplace. Luxurious amenities are provided, including a digital system with CD player and Ipad docking station, fully stocked bar with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages all replenished daily.

  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Ecotourism, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 40
Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 1:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Check-in time is at 4:00 p.m.  However, guests are welcome to call the resort on the day of arrival for their room availability and to

inquire if they can check in earlier.  Guests may also check with the front desk to see if they can have a late departure. However, due to our late check-out time of 1:00 p.m. there may be a fee depending on how long the guest has asked for it.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A one night room deposit is required at time of booking to guarantee booking.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund with cancellations made 14 days in advance of arrival.  

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.  

Terms & Conditions

Reservations require a one night room rate deposit. Full refund with cancellations made 14 days in advance of arrival. Payment must be in US Dollars.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

Post Ranch Inn has re-opened. Will only be accessible via helicopter from Monterrey Airport until June 2017, when Highway 1 reopens.

    For 2017
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Post Ranch

By: Priscillalady


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2015

While the property was beautiful, we stayed in 2 different types of rooms, one exceptional and the other very disappointing. The level of service was below par for a 5 star resort.

Great get a way

By: DIG


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Great place to get away and relax from the busy lifestyle most of us live with
Travel Advisor:  Jane Rosenkrantz
Not Recommended

Did not meet expectations

By: Ruthie


Reviewed on: 22 May 2016

Post Ranch Inn is usually so highly rated that we expected the best. While its setting and food are truly wonderful, we found the service and facilities spotty and tired. The spa is dated and nothing special and the fitness room is very lacking. Yoga class was marginal at best. We understand that they have had several managers in the past 2 years, so maybe that is why the service was rocky...e.g. they forgot our breakfast room service, brought it is dixie cups at the last minute, then 10 minutes later, brought the same food again. The food is the highlight, and we had great service in the dining room.

super

By: Steve


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

See preview. We loved it and thought it magical
Travel Advisor:  Amiel Lindenbaum

Hope to go one day

By: Caroline


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2017

Unfortunately, we were not able to stay here due to the recent floods and closing of the highway. Hopefully, one day we will return since we have heard nothing but great reviews.
Travel Advisor:  Fran Nelson