Built on a cliff 1,200 feet high above the Pacific, the Post Ranch Inn is an idyllic retreat surrounded by an area of spectacular splendor and offers the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. Embracing the dramatic beauty of the Californian coastline with breathtaking mountain, forest and ocean views, this Big Sur California luxury hotel is decorated in earthy tones and features high sweeping arches and large skylights that seamlessly blend the sanctuary with the surrounding environment. The remote and romantic hideaway features luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, amenities, and facilities, including a full service spa, an array of complimentary activities, and gracious hospitality.

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Guest Accommodations

The Post Ranch Inn features 39 guest rooms in the form of cabins, cottages, and private houses, which are set along a rocky-ridged slip of Californian cliff and have breathtaking views. Designed to blend into the surrounding landscapes and built from recycled-redwood organically, guest rooms feature plush king-size beds with down pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with two-person spa tubs, separate showers, plush bathrobes, and luxurious amenities. Airy living spaces have wood-burning fireplaces, complimentary minibars, coffee makers with gourmet coffee and tea, digital music systems with 45 channels and private decks with expansive ocean or mountain views. Some rooms have private outdoor hot tubs.

Modern amenities in all accommodations include comfortable beds with organic linens, wood-burning fireplaces, indoor spa tubs, private decks with stainless steel outdoor tubs and spectacular views, heated floors, stereos with digital music systems, iPod docking stations and fully stocked mini-bars. Other conveniences include organic bath amenities, plush terry robes, a nightly turn down service and daily housekeeping, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, in-room safes, walking sticks, and binoculars.

Two private houses, namely the Post House and the South Coast House, offer comfortable and luxurious home-away-from-home comforts, with spacious living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens with designer appliances and utensils, comfortable bedrooms with king or queen size beds with deluxe linens, and private bathrooms. Houses have spacious decks with outdoor hot tubs, private backyards and patios with glorious ocean views, and modern amenities.


The Post Ranch Inn is home to the acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, Sierra Mar, which serves gourmet cuisine and award-winning wines against a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views from floor to ceiling windows. Four-course, prix-fixe menus are created by Executive Chef Elizabeth Murray using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and produce and are accompanied by new- and old-world wines from both prestigious estates and desirable small producers.

Amenities & Recreation

The Post Ranch Inn offers an array of first-class amenities and facilities including a gourmet breakfast served every morning, morning yoga sessions, rejuvenating spa treatments, and complimentary shuttle services. The Ranch is home to two infinity spa pools and a heated swimming pool, as well as a fully equipped fitness center and a full service spa. Two boutique stores, the Post Gallery and the Mercantile sell a range of jewelry, clothing, fine art, homeware, and art. The hotel also offers plenty of outdoor adventures such as guided nature walks, chef tours of the kitchen garden, stargazing sessions, whale-watching, art talks, and visiting the beautiful surrounding beaches and parks.

Weddings & Events

Exuding serenity, privacy, and intimacy, the Post Ranch Inn offers a spectacular venue for wedding ceremonies, elopements, receptions, and honeymoons. The Inn can accommodate a ceremony for up to 75 people with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean as well as more intimate options of elopement ceremonies for smaller groups on the deck of one of the private houses such as the Ocean or Cliff House. Award-winning cuisine and catering are provided by the acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, Sierra Mar, and the hotel offers a variety of exclusive packages for all budgets and desires.

47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Phone: 831-667-2200

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