Post Ranch Inn

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Spectacular views are the order of the day at the Post Ranch Inn on California’s Big Sur coastline. With rugged mountains on one side and the endless Pacific Ocean on the other, the clifftop vantage point of Post Ranch gives it a privileged position in this beautiful region. This is an adults-only bolthole and is a wonderful stop-off point for travellers exploring Highway One.
Perfect forCouples looking for a quiet, romantic retreat in the beautiful scenery of the Big Sur, along Highway One.
In the knowUpgrade to one of the ocean view rooms – we love the elegance of the Cliff House, which has an incredible vantage point from the balcony across the vast Pacific Ocean.

Recommended for...

  • Peace & Quiet
  • Setting & Views
  • Food & Wine
  • Guesthouse or Inn

Hotel Overview


California’s Big Sur on Highway One.

Rooms at Post Ranch Inn

There are 39 guestrooms perched on the hillside, with either ocean or mountain views. The emphasis is on relaxation, so there are no televisions or alarm clocks in the rooms – and no children either! The decor combines natural materials and modern touches, with wooden walls broken up with large floor-to-ceiling glass windows, creating a lovely, airy atmosphere. Decks with sun loungers afford outstanding views of the surrounding scenery and fireplaces keep the rooms cosy when the temperatures drop.

Food & Facilities

Sierra Mar is the Post Ranch Inn’s restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is excellent and the views from the clifftop are well worth making sure you get a table by the window – overlooking the ocean, the scenery is simply stunning. Breakfast is a gourmet buffet, and lunch and dinner are fixed price menus which change on a daily basis. The hotel has a spa, a gym, two heated infinity pools, which overlook the coastline and a heated swimming pool. There is also a library – useful if you’ve already ploughed through your holiday reading!

Activities at Post Ranch Inn

Kick off your day with a morning session of yoga and meditation in the fresh ocean breeze. In March, you don’t need to leave the comfort of Post Ranch to watch the whales and their calves breaching in the water – simply enjoy the view from the clifftop deck, where an expert can talk you through the migration of these wonderful creatures. Hike around the beautiful landscape or take out one of the hotel’s Lexus’ to explore. As night draws in, this is the perfect area for stargazing and Post Ranch makes this all the easier with their powerful telescopes.

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