Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn on California's Big Sur Coastal Highway
A room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
A room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
The restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
A pool at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
Post Ranch Inn on California's Big Sur Coastal Highway
A room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
A room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
The restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
A pool at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California
Post Ranch Inn on California's Big Sur Coastal HighwayA room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, CaliforniaA room with a view at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, CaliforniaThe restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, CaliforniaA pool at the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur, California

The gate keeper, the steep drive up the hill followed by a steady climb of stairs would almost put you off trying to reach the elevated outdoor bar of Post Ranch Inn.

By JAY KAY
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  • However, if you persevere, you’ll be rewarded by the most privileged spot to enjoy a late afternoon drink accompanied by the most incredible views of the Pacific. What a way to begin your cocktail hour, sitting in the warm sun whilst trying to make out where the sea ends and the sky begins.

    And if you think you may need a little longer to succeed, why not stay the night? Post Ranch Inn is an exclusive scattering of stand alone elevated houses, built in an organic architecture that forms an integral part of the dramatic coastline.

    Each ‘room’ (using the term loosely) is of a shape that is could be circular, resembling a butterfly or a curved structure precariously hanging over a cliff. Beds are strategically set in the centre against glass-walls to ensure the best views. Whether you pick a sea or mountain view house, tranquility and luxury is guaranteed.

    Good to Know

    Houses have an outdoor space and comes with super lux king beds and wood burning fireplaces.

    The resort has not one, not two but three heated infinity pools as well as a cliff perched hot tub.

  • Accommodation

    39 houses – Lower Coast House Panaromic, Butterfly House Middle, Upper Coast House/Tree and Ocean View, Lower Coast House/Tree and Ocean View, Cliff House, Peak House, Ocean House, Upper Coast House Panaromic, Tree House, Butterfly House Upper Floor, Pacific Suite Lower Floor, and Pacific Suite Upper Floor.

    Prices start from around £450 a night including buffet breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    Sierra Mar, similarly to the house, commands sweeping views of the mountains, cliffs and ocean and serves a mixture of Californian cuisine influenced by France and the Mediterranean.

    The bar, adjacent to the restaurant, is a privileged spot where to enjoy a late afternoon drink accompanied by the most incredible views of the Pacific.

    Activities

    Post Ranch runs three heated infinity pools as well as a cliff perched hot tub.

    There is also a well equipped fitness room, yoga and meditation classes and the hotel also offers nature hikes.

    Relaxation

    The award-winning spa has really elevated relaxation to a whole new level. The list of treatments goes on and on and the facilities are sublime.

    For other times there a CD and book library and the many nooks and crannies of the gardens.

    Essentials

    Parking – free onsite.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – 12.15pm–8.45pm.

    Children – now allowed.

    Pets – not allowed.

  • Post Ranch Inn
    Highway 1
    Big Sur, CA 93920

Updated: 25 November 2013