Farryn Weiner

Post Ranch Inn

  • Where:
  • Why:To experience the magic
  • When:June
  • Who:Me and my love(r)
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Post Ranch Inn The money shot: sunset vibes from the hotel’s restaurant, Sierra Mar.

The money shot: sunset vibes from the hotel’s restaurant, Sierra Mar.

Post Ranch Inn The on-property yurt: find yoga, meditation classes…and deer.

The on-property yurt: find yoga, meditation classes…and deer.

Post Ranch Inn This view...

This view...

Post Ranch Inn One of the property’s epic infinity pools situated on the cliff’s edge.

One of the property’s epic infinity pools situated on the cliff’s edge.

Post Ranch Inn Watching the show-stopper sunsets from the Post Ranch private house.

Watching the show-stopper sunsets from the Post Ranch private house.

Post Ranch Inn The view of the camouflaged oceanfront suites from the hotel’s restaurant.

The view of the camouflaged oceanfront suites from the hotel’s restaurant.

Post Ranch Inn It’s all about the drive. Make a photo pit-stop along the PCH.

It’s all about the drive. Make a photo pit-stop along the PCH.

Post Ranch Inn The free-standing Tree Houses sit 9-feet off the forest floor.

The free-standing Tree Houses sit 9-feet off the forest floor.

Post Ranch Inn The comfy king-size bed and beautiful quarters of the circular Mountain Houses.

The comfy king-size bed and beautiful quarters of the circular Mountain Houses.

Post Ranch Inn The pool.

The pool.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.).

  • Children

    It's 18 and up.

  • Price

    (Worth every) pretty penny.

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