Ventana Inn and Spa

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Ventana has an awe-inspiring setting, nestled in 243 acres beside the beautiful rugged coastline of Big Sur, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. This is an idyllic stopping off point on a scenic journey along the iconic Highway One.
Perfect forGetting back to nature amidst the panoramic landscapes of Big Sur, and recharging the batteries in style.
In the know
  • Stunning setting, incredible Pacific Coast views
  • Night-time warm Japanese baths under the stars (open to 2am and heated to 104 degrees)
  • Unique programme of arts activities, art gallery featuring renowned local artists

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Romantic

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Just off Highway One on the Big Sur coastline.

Rooms at Ventana

The rooms and suites are nestled within the Redwoods, flowering meadows and ridges of Big Sur, and offer guests privacy and seclusion as well as luxury. Constructed with sun-bleached cedar, they blend with their natural surroundings, and bring the outside in with their cosy interiors of wood and stone, with private decks to relax on between the two. Sleep like a baby in plush king beds adorned with Egyptian cotton, enjoy treats from the artisan mini bar and soak in the hot tub on your deck, overlooking the ocean, or retreat to the wood-burning fireplace on cooler nights. 
The lovely Cottage House has a four-poster bed, a dining alcove, a generous indoor hot tub and a spacious deck with an oversized hammock.

Food & Drink

After a day’s exploring, relax in the Social House, which is the hub of Ventana, where you can enjoy a daily cheese and wine reception, featuring gourmet cheeses and some of the best local and regional wines. The restaurant’s patio looks out over 50 miles of coastline, and you can watch the sun set over the sea with a cocktail before enjoying a gourmet dinner. The menu makes the most of locally sourced ingredients, which are served with some innovative twists. 


Start the day with a morning yoga session, or pick one of Ventana’s workshops, including art classes and drumming sessions.

Activities at Ventana

Unsurprisingly, hiking is popular here, and will reward you with incredible views on some of California’s most beautiful trails.
On your return, unwind in the games room, have a swim in one of the pools or luxuriate in a sauna or a warm Japanese bath, gazing at the stars in the vast night skies.

Hotel location

Ventana is on the coast just off Highway One, 28 miles from Carmel. The beautiful drive along Highway One from LA takes approximately 5 hours. Monterey Regional Airport is one hour away, and San Francisco International Airport is 2.5 hours away.

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