Nestled high above the cliffs of Big Sur, the acclaimed inn perches 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean encircled by towering redwoods, majestic mountains and panoramic ocean vistas. Post Ranch Inn is recognized throughout the world for offering a perfect palette that balances a stunning natural setting with uniquely designed rooms, award-winning dining, and a signature spa experience.

You will find the ultimate escape for couples - be it romance, relaxation, or rejuvenation. The resort’s organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline. From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take a short drive to the picturesque towns of Monterey and Carmel. Here, romance and connection thrive. 


The inn is located 45 minutes south of Carmel, off Highway One. Hugging the coast, the drive is considered one of the most stunning drives in North America. Set on 100 acres, the Inn has a private gated entry - no cars are allowed on the ridge where rooms are located. Closest airports include Monterey, San Francisco, San Jose  and Los Angeles. 


Each of the 39 rooms at Post Ranch Inn offer a luxurious, romantic experience. Similar in size and appointments, each room has a unique design with either an ocean or mountain view. The organic designed rooms include: Tree House, Mountain House, Butterfly, Coast, Ocean House, Pacific Suites and the ultimate Cliff House rooms. Each room has a king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor spa tub, private deck, stereo, digital music system with 45 channels, coffee & tea set-up. You will enjoy the complimentary wet bar and fully stocked mini-bar and replenished daily. There are no televisions or alarm to distract you from your tranquil mountainside getaway.


Renowned for the best food with an awe-inspiring setting, Sierra Mar features floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast. Chef Craig von Foerster's innovative cuisine offers a four-course, prix fixe dinner menu, which showcases local, organic seasonal fare, including many ingredients fresh from the Chef's on-site garden. Sierra Mar has an exceptional wine list and is considered one of California's extensive. 

While unwinding at Post Ranch Inn, we offer the most luxurious spa treatments to help ease away tension, relax muscles, and pamper you in every way possible. Indulge yourself with a massage on your private deck or in your room by yourself or with your partner. Relax with a facial using the exquisite aromatherapy and natural botanicals

Offer complimentary activities for you include yoga and guided hikes. Occasionally some seasonal and annual events are hosted, including whale watching, cooking classes and community events held in Big Sur. Begin the day with a deep breath and a good stretch during morning yoga. The guides on the nature walks lead guests through the redwood and oak forest. In the evening, on Sierra Mar's deck (weather permitting) join our astronomer for Star Gazing into infinity through an electronic telescope. Far from any city, Big Sur's night sky is a pristine marvel of starry clarity. 



Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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