Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California
by: Farryn Weiner
To experience the magic
Me and my love(r)
The money shot: sunset vibes from the hotel’s restaurant, Sierra Mar.
The on-property yurt: find yoga, meditation classes…and deer.
One of the property’s epic infinity pools situated on the cliff’s edge.
Watching the show-stopper sunsets from the Post Ranch private house.
The view of the camouflaged oceanfront suites from the hotel’s restaurant.
It’s all about the drive. Make a photo pit-stop along the PCH.
The free-standing Tree Houses sit 9-feet off the forest floor.
The comfy king-size bed and beautiful quarters of the circular Mountain Houses.
Highs + Lows
The insane views: ocean rooms are perched on the cliff’s edge, while treehouses are practically nailed to the branches. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Animal spotting: deers in the wood, whales in the sea. If you’re lucky you can spot them from your balcony…in a robe…post a perfect sleep.
Post Ranch Inn has the largest hotel solar system in California with approximately 1,000 sun panels powering the property year-round. So you can feel good about luxuriating.
The classic pool is a bit of a disappointment; stick with the ocean-side infinity pool and Jacuzzi.
Room service leaves a bit to be desired; don’t miss out on the off-site meals. Big Sur boasts some of the most rad restaurants around.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Bauhaus luxury meets Californian cliffhanger.
Sexy & secluded but ideally positioned for bopping around Big Sur (Post Ranch Inn is approximately a 1-hour drive from Monterey Peninsula Airport).
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Modernist architect Mickey Muennig
Yes (of note, there are three heated outdoor pools, including an epic infinity).
Sierra Mar, seaside spot with unrivaled views.
Yes (go for the Lavender Martini).
Free minibar stocked with snacks (think wine, home-baked granola bars, salted caramel chocolates, etc.).
Free wifi (with no televisions and cell service, it's all about disconnecting).
It's 18 and up.
(Worth every) pretty penny.
In the Area
Henry Miller Library
Big Sur, 48603 CA-1, CA 93920, United States
A public beneﬁt, non-proﬁt organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. But skip the day-time tour; check the events schedule for evening happenings. If you’re lucky you’ll catch the Big Surreal or a Film Festival.
Big Sur Bakery
Big Sur, 47540 CA-1, CA 93920, United States
Creative American comfort food in an idyllic setting. Don’t underestimate the wood-fired pizza and breakfast everything.
The Esalen Institute
55000 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
A non-profit American retreat center and intentional community which focuses on humanistic alternative education…but the clothing optional hot-springs don’t suck either.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, 47900 CA-1, CA 93920, United States
Neighborhood: big sur
Hotel Location: CA-1, Big Sur, California