Post Ranch Inn
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... Pop festival. I was glad to leave and get ourselves back to the garden.
By the time we got to Big Sur we were ready to strip off all our clothes and jiggle head first into the surf. It didn't happen of course, but only because the California Pacific is so chilly. The 200 odd miles of coast presents such miraculous, rugged glimpses off unbridled nature one's thoughts turn primitive and there is a shameless compulsion to get physical with that ...
... to the view, where there was also the deteriorating structure of a home that once belonged to a very wealthy family. The cove was bright turquoise, with a stunning beach that was off-limits, and a very tall waterfall dropping many feet down into the ocean. That house would have been the place to be years ago. There were no maps or other information listed at the trailheads at Andrew Molera, so we did not start any other hikes there. We are planners in ...
... then headed down the coast to Pfieffer Big Sur. It was a beautiful day for the drive and we stopped at several of the pullouts for a view and pictures. Got to
Pfieffer Big Sur Park and they said they had room and go and pick out a campsite. We found the site we had camped in last year #104 and it was available. Got ourselves set up and took a short break and then fixed dinner.
Had potsticker soup with asparagus and spinach. Sat and ...
... there is not much room to push that higher - especially not in a truck-sized car. On a couple of occasions we are driving less than 2 feet from the drop down into the ocean with only a warning size to help out. This is definetely not for the faint hearted ones, and it's clear why some people actually opt for driving south to north just ...
The fire in Yosemite raged on. So Rachel and I found ourselves driving down the Pacific Coast towards Big Sur National Park. Home to spectacular views of redwood forests from high cliff faces as the mountain side rises abruptly from the sea, this park was recommended to me time and time again, and now I was to find out why.
The road trip started on Wednesday morning with Rachel behind the wheel and yours truly being chief navigator, pedestrian watcher ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPost Ranch Inn Big Sur
I can't write enough about what a wonderful place this is.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Post Ranch Inn Big Sur
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!!