The pool at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California makes you feel like you are levitating over California's spectacular coastline. Post Ranch Inn is a romantic weekend getaway, located on Pacific Coast Highway One in Big Sur, California.The property features wonderful architecture and spectacular views. Book 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 property is located on 98 acres, perfect for hiking, picnicking and romantic walks. There is a heated outdoor pool, fitness area and a private massage studio. The inn offers a number of weekly complimentary guest activities such as yoga, nature and garden walks. Stargazing is offered on clear nights. 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 on the deck or in a private massage studio.
There are 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 Houses are triangular in shape with a window seat, desk and a fireplace. 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 is visible from the bed and bath. Guest accommodations feature a fireplace, massage table, indoor spa tub, private deck and a free 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. An extensive wine list complements the delicious meals. Blue Whales can be seen 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. Rates start at $845 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 (831-667-2200,
website). Photo: Post Ranch Inn
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