Post Ranch Inn

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

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  


    For 2018 & 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort/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, CA 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 mountains and panoramic ocean vistas. Post Ranch Inn, is recognized throughout the world for offering a perfect palette that balances a stunning natural setting with uniquely designed rooms, award-winning dining, and a signature spa experience. Here guests find the ultimate romantic escape for couples - be it romance, relaxation, or rejuvenation. 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Each of the 39 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. 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 fully stocked mini-bar with snacks, juices, and non-alcoholic beverages, and fresh fruit. All replenished daily. There are no televisions or alarm clocks in the guestrooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

SIERRA MAR RESTAURANT

Renowned for the best food with an ocean view. Sierra Mar features floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views 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 powerful telescopes available. Reservations are required for dinner.

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.

AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES

Take your pick and relax in any of the three pools at the Post Ranch Inn. If you're interested in a workout, the fitness room has aerobic and weight training equipment and has a variety of weight and stair-climbing machines.

Everyday Post Ranch Inn offers complimentary activities for guests including yoga and guided hikes. 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 a luxurious, romantic escape: Post Ranch Inn, known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose one of the 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 complimentary minibar. Enjoy activities like 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, CA 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

The California Iconic Highway One is Now OPEN providing guests with full access for Post Ranch from the Monterey/Carmel area by ca for an unforgettable stay. A magical winter awaits with special Getaway Rates mid-week based on availability. Guests driving from Los Angeles drive Highway 101 to Salinas, and then cross over to Monterey, and take Highway one to Big Sur. Helicopter transfer has ended.

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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  


    For 2018 & 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort/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

Post Ranch

By: Ray & Lisa


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Over the top spectacular views. Amenities rustic but appropriately comfortable. Service was faultless.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Ciccarelli

Great Stay

By: sallyg


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

First rate experience...fabulous food, fantastic accommodations, friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff We hated to leave!
Travel Advisor:  Lindsey Epperly

West Coast

By: Carlisle


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

Great place-great service-great views
Travel Advisor:  Ramona Holbrook

Amazing stay

By: Mc


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

We spent 3 nights at the Post Ranch Inn - everything was spectacular! The room, food, spa, and service were second to none. Our only regret is that we didn’t get to stay longer. Hoping to come back soon!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

west coast

By: Eddie


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2018

fantastic but over priced
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

Post Ranch Inn

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2018

Great Staff--went out of their way to be accommodating. Wonderful place! Highly recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Arlene Humble