For ultimate relaxation, romantic setting, wonderful architecture and spectacular views, visit the Post Ranch Inn. Book a room in one of the Ocean Houses with incredible ocean views and a wood-burning fireplace. Fill the indoor spa tub, order room service and you will not want to leave your room while staying at this famous Californian weekend retreat.
The spa resort is located on 98 acres, perfect for hiking, picnicking and romantic weekend walks. There is a heated outdoor pool, fitness room and a private massage studio. Post Ranch Inn offers a number of weekly complimentary guest activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, Quigong, guided nature walks and herb garden talks. Every night from 9pm to 10pm guests can observe the starry night sky above Big Sur through a ten-inch Meade telescope.
Guests can schedule a private yoga or fitness class, followed by a relaxing massage or health spa treatment. Treatments include aromatherapy, La Stone Therapy, herbal wrap, facials, reflexology and Reiki. Massage can be arranged in your room, outside on your room deck or in a private massage studio.
Hotel Rooms & Food
Post Ranch Inn offers 30 luxury guest rooms located in several unique houses. The seven Tree Houses are built nine feet off the ground on stilts with a stairway leading to each entrance. Tree House rooms are triangular in shape with a window seat, desk and a fireplace, a great idea on a romantic weekend getaway. The ten Coast Houses were designed to resemble the nearby redwood trees and offer partial or full ocean views. The five Ocean Houses offer amazing ocean views from the bed, bath, window seat and terrace. The two-sided fireplace in an Ocean House room is visible from the bed and bath.
Each room at Post Ranch Inn features a fireplace, pull-out massage table, indoor spa tub, private deck, terry cloth robes, wet bar and complimentary mini bar.
Guests dine at the romantic Sierra Mar Restaurant with spectacular views of the bay. The restaurant offers a creative menu, including regional California cuisine with Asian, Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Pacific Rim influences. The menu changes daily, giving guests the opportunity to try many different flavors. The wine list at the restaurant complements the delicious meals.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
Blue Whales can be seen in Big Sur from June through October as they migrate to central California, including Monterey Bay, to feed. The nearest airport is Monterey, about one hour by car. You can rent a car at the airport. Post Ranch Inn is 150 miles south of San Francisco.
Room rates range from US $550 to US $2,400 plus tax per night. Complimentary continental buffet breakfast is included. Minimum age is 18. There is a two-night minimum stay on weekends and a three to four night minimum stay on holidays.