Post Ranch Inn
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This place is now number one on my list of all time favorite hotel or resort stays. The hot tub overlooking the ocean with a virtual edge was stunning. The room was like no other and the entire experience was unbelievable. We have decided this will be a yearly getaway to do our life planning.
... the once golden mountainside. Red wine, philosophical chit-chat, playing cards and star gazing was the itinerary for the final night of my 269 day adventure.
I couldn't have asked for a better finale to my incredible journey of self and global exploration. The serene natural environment of coastal California is certainly inviting a revisit in the future.
To demonstrate the powerful inspiration nature can evoke in us I will paraphrase a ...
... for the night, and once again left early to avoid detection. This marked our last day in the van. We travelled on to Santa Barbara, where I napped on the beach a while, before packing up our van ready to hand it back in L.A. After a short stop in Malibu it was time to say goodbye to our trusty steed and jump on the red eye to Washington. The world is such a small place, we just happened to be on the same plane as a friend from high ...
... surprise might be as we drove through the town of San Luis Opisbo (although Graeme called it Obismo!). Eventually he pulled up in front of this dodgy looking alleyway and we could see what the surprise was; a wall completely filled with used bubblegum! It was called Bubblegum Alley - for obvious reasons - and apparently was really famous (according to Laura there's one in Verona too). Some of the girls were horrified, especially when we saw some of the characters that the alley ...
... from the flat desolation of Arizona!), and they’re all different colors. We tried to get some photos, but it wasn’t easy in a moving car and most of the vista points were for the ocean and not the hills. All of it was spectacular, and we got some really great photos from it. Overall, the drive through Big Sur could have taken an hour, but we spend closer to two and a half, stopping and looking around and taking photos. When ...
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I can't write enough about what a wonderful place this is.
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My wife and I stayed at PRI for five nights. We stayed in a tree house room. WOW!!!! The room was a small bit of heaven. The furniture, the huge soaking tub, the window seat, the goodies in the fridge. The mountain views were exquisite. As a matter of fact the morning fog prevented a sea view so the tree house I believe is best room. The sierra mar restaurant food was marvelous and unique. The service on the whole was good. The gym was well equipped and well maintained. We took a daily perimeter walk around the property. It was about two miles thru beautiful redwoods. I cannot say enough about this resort. My massage was to die for. If u can afford this resort u must stay here. Conde Nast and all the travel magazines have it right. By the way eat at nearby Deetjens and The Roadhouse. Great food and ambience.
The BEST IN THE WORLD
This has to been the most spectacular hotel I have ever stayed in, The Best in the WORLD - My wife and I have traveled to more parts of the world then we can count and have never experienced such service, and the detail is incredible.
The room are located above the ocean I believe something like 1,200 feet above the sea and they are spectacular not the largest rooms we have ever stayed in but appointed beautifully. The food at the restaurant is a foodie's heaven.
Great work Post Ranch and hope to see you the next time we are in Big Sur.
This hotel was a recommendation from a friend and they were so right.
Cliff side Location cannot be beat, even by Ventana across the street. Buildings are well designed to blend into the environment, and unique in its existence.
We spent a weekend in Big Sur in Spring 2004. We didn't stay at the Post Ranch Inn both because the price tag was fearful and because they didn't have rooms available when we called. We still made a point to visit the place -- non-guests can have dinner at the restaurant, but can only get early and late reservations (5:30 and 8:30); prime hours are reserved for guests.
I spent two nights at the Post Ranch Inn recently, and was blown away.
Not worth the price
We stayed at the Post Ranch over labor day weekend last year. It was very hot (unusual for big sur) and we had to use the air conditioning. It was so loud we couldn't sleep! We complained and were told there wasn't anything they could do. We asked for an ice bucket to be brought to our room, it never arrived... the room itself was nice but really nothing special and the prices are ASTRONOMICAL!!! I'd stay at Ventana across the street next time -cheaper and better service.
To Die For!!
I just came back today from staying one evening at this amazing...(more then words could ever describe) Resort, I hear it was just rated #1 in all North America and I can honestly say I know why. I have now been spoiled beyond imagination. Because it is small and very spread out, you almost feel as if you are the only couple there. The service was excellent, food incredible every bite, a little slow of getting your courses, but that is what you need to do here....learn to slow down and enjoy every one of your senses come alive. If your looking for a place that makes you forget the stress of life, this is the medicine for you.
I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else on my 40th birthday.
I stayed at the Post Ranch Inn several years ago for a special birthday
This is the finest property I have ever stayed in! It has excellent service, very unique accomodations, a wonderful restaurant and the place exudes peace and tranquility. We came for our honeymoon and the wedding stress dissapeared immediatly upon our arrival. We stayed in the Tree House which has a great bed, fully stocked fridge, lots of windows and a wonderful bathroom. The complimentary breakfast was a bounty of tastes and the five course dinner was one of the finest meals I have ever had! All of this, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surround mountains! While expensive, the PRI exceeded our expectations and I have begun saving for the next stay!
Ok, I have to admit I have not stayed here - can't afford to. But, I've eaten lunch at their restaurant four times over two years time, plus I've toured their grounds extensively. I can only imagine that if their rooms are like everything else I've experienced, this place is simply the best. The food is excellent, but what draws me back is the views from the restaurant. It's situated about 200 feet above the Pacific and the view is absolutely stunning. I challenge anyone to race through a meal and then leave. I found myself drinking multiple cups of coffee afterwards just so I could admire the beauty. It sounds strange to admit, but the men's room in the restaurant is so casually elegant - beautiful fresh flowers and exotically scented handsoap. The grounds are extensive and very well maintained. Before I die, I want to stay at this place!!