Perched atop the majestic cliffs of Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is a sublime eco hideaway that more than deserves its reputation as one of the world’s leading luxury hotels.
The Atmosphere at The Post Ranch Inn
As soon as you drive up the hill into the large grounds of the Post Ranch Inn you know you have entered a special place. They have found the magic combination of rustic elegance, modern design and understated luxury. Set in the grounds of the Post family ranch, the resort sits high on the cliffs of Big Sur overlooking the Pacific on one side and the rugged Ventana Wilderness on the other. If you’re looking for a Big Sur luxury hotel your search should stop here.
The 39 rooms are combination of eco cottages, built from a mix of ochre metal, wood, glass and turf, that blend effortlessly into the environment and treehouses, free standing wooden structures built on stilts, suspended above the forest floor.
Many are literally sitting on the cliff’s edge and look straight out to sea. Those facing inland are equally as spectacular in a different way, with views looking back across the mountains.
Need to Know
The Sierra Mar restaurant unsurprisingly also has breathtaking views. For dinner, try the nine course ‘Taste of Big Sur’ tasting menu. If you are not staying at Post Ranch Inn, it is well worth stopping at Sierra Mar for lunch on your drive along Big Sur.