Post Ranch Inn

Located in Big Sur overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury, yet rustic chic, ranch-style luxury hotel is strung along the rocky-ridged Californian cliff.

OVERVIEW

The recycled-redwood rooms offer total seclusion and nothing but soaring condors, starry nights, breathtaking views and a wood-burning fire for company. The only reason to venture out from your isolation will be for some divine dining at Sierra Mar or a soothing treatment at the spa.

ECO-FRIENDLY

Post Ranch Inn has the largest hotel solar system in California with nearly 1,000 sun panels. Millions of dollars have been spent to make Post Ranch Inn as perfect as possible. Each oceanview cottage sits on the cliff, curved around old trees, while the mountainside treehouses are built on stilts. All rooms are made from reclaimed wood, glass, steel and stone, reflecting the natural and atmosphere at Post Ranch Inn.

WELLNESS

The spa draws inspiration from nature and its surroundings to make its own products for treatments, including the Big Sur Jade Stone therapy and the signature Big Sur Flower Essence. The spa also offers Native American shaman sessions for more adventurous guests. Furthermore, the resort also boasts a fitness centre and offers daily yoga classes in the morning, guided nature walks three times a week, as well as meditation and star-gazing classes.

RATES

Rates range from US$675 to $2,585 a night, depending on room and season.

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Post Ranch Inn is eco-friendly.
  • The oceanview cottages and infinity pools on the cliffs are what honeymooners dream of.
  • Guests can make use of the free minibar in the rooms, stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Kids aren’t allowed at the resort, so leave them at home.
  • Guests have complimentary use of the hotel’s fleet of Lexus vehicles.
  • There are no TVs.

ROOMS

39 room (including 6 suites).

POOL

There are 3 heated infinity pools. The property’s heated lap pool is a calm spot for both swimming and sunbathing. The pools are open 24 hours.

SPA

The spa offers facials and body treatments. For an additional fee, guests can also enjoy spa treatments in their own room.

TRAVEL IN STYLE

Relaxed chic.

WHEN YOU SHOULD GO

Summer is a popular time for the resort, so book in advance. Spring and autumn are a bit cooler but just as nice.