Ventana Inn & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVentana Inn & Spa Big Sur
Ventana in the early morning.
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First full day at Ventana Inn. Wonderful grounds. 1200 feet above the ocean with a 50ole view of the California coast line. Going on a nature walk in about 30 minutes.
... went in search of change before doing the necessary registering. In doing so, he managed to come back with a free bottle of IPA from the change-givers who thought he looked like he needed a beer. That was one happy camper. After some more fine al fresco dining, we packed our remaining food away in the raccoon box and called it a night. As we settled down to sleep, we could hear the crashing waves and animals screeching close ...
As we continued down the coast we stopped at many different viewpoints to admire the coastal landscapes and the sun glistening in the calm ocean. We sat on a rock at the top of a cliff and had lunch whilst looking over the breathtaking scenery. Not bad at all.
A surprising find along the road was a viewpoint for Elephant Seals. Neither of us have ever seen these, well apart from on a David Attenborough documentary. ...
... paces and loved it! We did have a slight test to overcome when we discovered there was a nail in one of the tyres which needed removing and sorting out. But we successfully passed this test with the help of a local garage for just 20 dollars, and a slightly embarrassing moment beforehand with the roadside assistance whose first question was 'have you checked for a spare tyre?' Obvious question, but we hadn't thought to check. Who knew? Very helpful life lesson learnt there, thank you ...
... needed a little excitement in the day. It was provided by a flat tire! But God was certainly watching over us since it happened at a low speed & in a section where we could easily pull over & have room to safely change a tire. There are large sections of Hwy with no shoulder on either side. So Steven set to work getting our tire changed & making sure the van was safe to continue. While my amazing husband worked hard, The ...