Farryn Weiner

Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, California

by: Farryn Weiner

  • Why

    To experience the magic

  • When

    June

  • Who

    Me and my love(r)

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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.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Modernist getaway

  • Vibe

    Bauhaus luxury meets Californian cliffhanger.

  • Location

    Sexy & secluded but ideally positioned for bopping around Big Sur (Post Ranch Inn is approximately a 1-hour drive from Monterey Peninsula Airport).

  • Rooms

    39

  • Music

    Contemporary classic.

  • Year Opened

    1992

  • Designed By

    Modernist architect Mickey Muennig

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes (of note, there are three heated outdoor pools, including an epic infinity).

  • Restaurant

    Sierra Mar, seaside spot with unrivaled views.

  • Bar

    Yes (go for the Lavender Martini).

  • Minibar

    Free minibar stocked with snacks (think wine, home-baked granola bars, salted caramel chocolates, etc.).

  • Wifi

    Free wifi (with no televisions and cell service, it's all about disconnecting).

  • Children

    It's 18 and up.

  • Price

    (Worth every) pretty penny.

In the Area

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.

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.

Creative American comfort food in an idyllic setting. Don’t underestimate the wood-fired pizza and breakfast everything.

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.

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.

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.

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Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, 47900 CA-1, CA 93920, United States

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