July 2024

Big Sur Luxury Resort with Sweeping Ocean Views

Located on a remote promontory with unparalleled Pacific views, Post Ranch Inn epitomizes the Big Sur luxury resort experience.  It is at once elegant and eco-conscious, while boasting iconic architecture that reflects its pristine surroundings and lets the beauty of its cliff top setting shine through.

This Carmel Luxury Resort is unmatched for service, style, atmosphere, view and surroundings.


Whether you’re in the market for traditional spa treatments like facials and massages, or tapping into alternative wellness practices like meditation, bodywork, and intuitive healing, Post Ranch Inn has a service that suits your style. Their relaxing and invigorating sessions are available in-room or at their centrally located spa with redwood lined views of the Ventana Wilderness.

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Due south of Carmel Valley and the Monterey Bay, Big Sur is the perfect jumping off point for a Highway 1 adventure along California’s “slow coast.” But with world class amenities and knockout ocean views, many Post Ranch Inn guests opt to stay put at the resort to disconnect from the outside world and carve out time to unwind.

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Perched on the “ragged edge of the Western world,” Big Sur is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a habitat for endemic wildlife like the California condor, Smith’s blue butterfly and red-legged frog. Tackle a 5000 ft peak in the steep Santa Lucia Mountains, or cruise by the Insta-worthy McWay falls to take in a slice of California coast that is very much still wild.

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World Class Amenities

In addition to its unspoiled natural beauty, Post Ranch Inn cultivates a welcoming atmosphere with drought tolerant native plant gardens, wood burning fireplaces, and multiple hot tubs and infinity pools. For forgotten sundries and one of a kind gifts, the luxury Big Sur resort features an on site mercantile and a gallery showcasing local artists.

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Stellar Food and Drink

Sierra Mar restaurant at Post Ranch Inn offers elegant dining in a ridge top setting that could only be Big Sur. Grab lunch on the airy terrace or take in the sea views from the floor to ceiling glass dining room. Utilizing hyper local foraged ingredients and produce from their chef’s garden, Sierra Mar shortens the distance from farm to table, and offers a curated list of regional wines. Breakfast is complementary for resort guests, while lunch and dinner services range from 3-6 prix-fixe courses.

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Beautiful Green Design

Post Ranch Inn honors its lush surroundings with a philosophy of conservation and eco-conscious design. Employing thoughtful construction techniques, passive heating and cooling, and a large solar array, the 100 acre property strives to minimize its footprint and emphasize the existing landscape. Their well appointed guest rooms showcase either forest or ocean views, and feature indigenous textiles and reclaimed wood paneling made from used wine barrels.

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Spectacular Setting

While only an hour south of Carmel and Monterey, Big Sur is far removed from the outside world. Rugged mountains, verdant forests and an enduring connection to the sea make this costal hideaway a destination for those looking to unplug and unwind. An intimate, 40 room boutique hotel, Post Ranch Inn consistently earns accolades from guests and industry insiders, and maintains its status as one of Big Sur’s best independent resorts.

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