Ventana Big Sur

Location: California | USA

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

Ventana Big Sur 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.
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Ventana Big Sur has a unique programme of arts acitivities, with an art gallery featuring the work of renowned local artists.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Seriously special
  • Romantic
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Ventana Big Sur sits just off Highway One on the Big Sur coastline.

Rooms at Ventana Big Sur

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

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, and after exploring Big Sur, 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.

Activities at Ventana Big Sur

Unsurprisingly, hiking is popular here, and will reward you with incredible views on some of California’s most beautiful trails.

Back at Ventana, pick one of its workshops to try out a new skill, including art classes and drumming sessions.

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Hotel location

Ventana Big Sur 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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