Post Ranch Inn

With a rugged coastal location and endless views out to the Pacific Ocean or mountains, this unique, luxurious California hotel will charm and beguile you.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy unsurpassed ocean views from this architectural marvel and one of the world’s most acclaimed resorts
  • Spoil yourself with yoga, guided nature walks, forest meditation and edible tours of the Chef's garden
  • Witness sunsets from your cliff-edge suite, infinity pool or while enjoying dinner at Sierra Mar
  • The award-winning wine cellar houses 3,200 bottles from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Cruz Mountains
  • This boutique resort offers an unparalleled retreat for those seeking solace and rejuvenation.

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon,

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Full accommodation information

The highly acclaimed Post Ranch Inn combines elegance with barefoot luxury to create a calming and very special place. Nestled high atop the rugged cliffs of Big Sur, California, sits the highly acclaimed Post Ranch Inn, a beacon of luxury and serenity amidst nature's grandeur. 

The Post Ranch Inn is located between the bustling cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, along one of the world’s most scenic drives, Big Sur. In great contrast to these cosmopolitan cities, this stretch of unspoiled coastline possesses a mountainous majesty that thrills nature lovers, who come to roam the rugged landscape and gaze at the starry skies.

This adults-only haven offers 40 individually styled rooms and private homes, embracing dramatic ocean, forest, or mountain views. Its architecture, characterised by organic shapes and natural materials, harmonises with the surrounding landscape.

Start your day with a complimentary breakfast at Sierra Mar Restaurant with its endless ocean views, while you decide how to spend your day. Guests can relax by one of the two heated clifftop pools, exercise in the heated lap pool, and partake in any number of complimentary on-site activities such as a guided nature walk, morning yoga, or forest meditation.

The award-winning spa sits among a forest of pines with treatment rooms featuring partly glazed walls offering tranquil and relaxing views through the forest while enjoying a choice of signature body therapies.

The culinary experience at Post Ranch Inn is equally extraordinary, with award-winning cuisine crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list from the award-winning wine cellar, offering more than 3200 wine selections, featuring regional varietals.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Sleeps: 2 Adults

This architecturally unique three-storey building is shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings. The Butterfly houses three rooms, one on each of the lower, middle and upper floors, each with its own private entrance and private deck with views of the forest and Santa Lucia Mountains. Inside, these cosy rooms feature a King bed, wood-burning fireplace, radiant-heated floors, complimentary mini-bar offering snacks and beverages.
Mountain House

Mountain House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

This circular shaped house was inspired from the nearby redwood trees and features two accommodations, an Upper and Lower Room. These intimate rooms make the most of their natural surroundings of trees and mountains with large bedroom windows and private deck to admire the views. Wood-burning fireplaces, indoor soaking tub, radiant-heated floors and a complimentary mini-bar offering snacks and beverages are just some of the amenities on offer.
Tree House

Tree House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Taking you back to your childhood, these enchanting Tree Houses offer forest views from an elevated position. A short stairway leads you to the triangular free-standing rooms, featuring a window seat where you can relax and take in the forest views. Sit out on your private deck and listen to birds chirping and by night stargaze through the skylight positioned over the bed. Rooms feature wood-burning fireplaces, radiant-heated floors, organic bath products and a complimentary mini-bar offering...
Coast House

Coast House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

These two-storey circular designed rooms feature timber clad walls, wood-burning fireplace and ambient underfloor heating, making them perfect to just curl up indoors and take in the endless Pacific Ocean views from the warmth of your room. Head outdoors to your private deck where coastal vistas and spectacular sunsets take your breath away. Each Coast House features an Upper and Lower Room.
Peak House

Peak House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Wake to majestic mountain views from your glass walled bedroom or private deck while enjoying a cup of morning coffee of tea. In the crisp Big Sur evenings, look up and stargaze from your outdoor stainless steel soaking tub before retiring to the warmth of your cosy room with a wood-burning fireplace and radiant-heated floors. Enjoy the snacks and beverages from the complimentary mini-bar and snuggle into your King bed with organic mattress.
Ocean House

Ocean House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

The most sought after accommodations at Post Ranch Inn, the freestanding Ocean Houses are set along the clifftop both north and south of Sierra Mar Restaurant. The curved living roofs are covered with grass and wildflowers, inside the rooms are warmed by wood-burning fireplaces and radiant-heated floors. The Southern rooms offer an indoor soaking tub while the Northern rooms feature an outdoor soaking tub and walk-in shower. 
Pacific Suite

Pacific Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults

This two storey curved structure houses two accommodations, the Upper and Lower Pacific Suites. Take in striking ocean views from wherever you are in these suites; the bedroom, living room, shower, and outdoor stainless steel soaking tub. Each suite features a separate lounge area, wood-burning fireplace, custom-built furniture, and heated floors. 
Cliff House

Cliff House

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Immerse yourself in expansive views of the Big Sur's coastline at The Cliff House. Stunning Pacific views can be enjoyed from the interior space as well as from the private, outdoor deck and soaking tub. Access to this luxurious house is through an enclosed garden courtyard, leading to the secluded, glass-walled bedroom with its wood-burning fireplace, radiant-heated floors and comfortable seating area. 
Sierra Mar

Sierra Mar

For unparalleled views when dining on the Big Sur, Sierra Mar is the place to be. High atop the cliffs, take in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean while being treated to a farm-driven dining experience. Sierra Mar is open exclusively to Post Ranch Inn guests for breakfast, while the general public are welcome to dine here for lunch and dinner. A sumptuous complimentary breakfast is served every morning, while thoughtfully curated prix-fixe menus are offered for lunch and dinner. Sierra Mar's clifftop location creates the illusion that you are dining in the sky.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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