Post Ranch Inn

47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
+1 831 667 2200

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Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, CA, United States
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Distance to city centre 5.5 km
Location rating 10.0
Nearest Airport Monterey Regional
Distance to airport 40.3 km



Double Rooms

C$ 2373+

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C$ 2373 per night

Standard Rooms

C$ 1388+

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C$ 2714 per night


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Built into the cliffs of Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn has an organic architecture that envelops guests in a sanctuary of serene, natural luxury. Surrounded by redwoods, the adult-only hotel is considered one of the most beautiful in the world and offers guests an unplugged no TVs or alarm clocks in the rooms respite from the city.

Thoughtful amenities are abundant at Post Ranch Inn. A shaman is on staff at the award-winning spa that makes products from flowers picked on the estate. Free morning yoga, stargazing, and nature hikes are offered. In addition to a lap pool, the hotel offers two stunning cliff-top “hot basking pools” maintained at 104 degrees, one lined with jade, the other stainless steel.

Offering guests complete seclusion, each room boasts breathtaking views of the ocean during the day, while at night guests have an unobstructed view of the starry sky through the floor-to-ceiling windows. With a minibar stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, the rooms also feature radiant floor heating, cozy fireplaces, and private decks.

Known as one of Big Sur’s best restaurants, the hotel’s Sierra Mar is a ranch-style restaurant offering California fare sprinkled with Mediterranean and French influences, all against the backdrop of sweeping mountain, ocean, and cliff views. The restaurant bar excels in trendy, yet timeless cocktails like its lavender martini, made with ingredients from the organic garden. If guests don’t want to tear themselves away from their accommodations, room service is available.

Easy to get to from several major cities, Post Ranch Inn is 150 miles south of San Francisco, 330 miles north of Los Angeles, and about 30 miles from the closest airport in Monterey. Guests driving in from the north will experience the famed Highway 1, which follows the cliff’s edge.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

9.3 Excellent

based on 163 reviews









Things to Know

  • Nice building
  • Friendly service
  • Great view

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

1:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Room service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Express check out
Complimentary breakfast
24hr front desk
Fitness centre
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Storage available
Free valet parking
Free Wi-Fi
EV charging station
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at Post Ranch Inn

What are some of the available attractions at the Post Ranch Inn?

Art lovers will enjoy The Post Gallery & Sculpture Garden, where they can admire artwork from local Big Sur artists as well as international artists, and you will find diverse work such as sculptures, jewellery, and photographs. If you love plants, join the Post Ranch Inn’s gardener on the Edible Tour of Chef’s Garden, as he takes you on a 30m tour where you will learn about the inn’s specialty crops and their growing techniques, and you will even get to taste some of them. Finally, car lovers have their share of the fun too, as the inn has a number of Lexus cars available for guests to use during their stay.

Does the Post Ranch Inn have any special offers for couples on their honeymoon?

The Post Ranch Inn has 3 Honeymoon Packages available for couple to choose from, ranging from 2 to 5 nights in length, all including champagne in the room on arrival, breakfast and one or two 4-course dinners at the renowned Sierra Mar restaurant, as well as a spa treatment experience. All the packages are fully customizable, making it easy for you to add or modify one of the activities or extend the number of nights spent at the inn.

What are some of the special spa treatments on offer at the Post Ranch Inn?

You can book a Shaman Session which has the aim of aligning your ideal destiny with your energy, and lasts 1h for one person, or 1h and 30m for two persons. Alternatively, you can book a Fire Ceremony or a Drum Journey session, both of which include a Shaman Session, and both of which last 1h and 30m for one person, and 2h for two persons.

Does the Post Ranch Inn have any shops on site?

The Mercantile is the only shop located at the Post Ranch Inn and offers products that you will use or experience during your stay at the inn, such as organic linens that are made locally, bath and spa products, homeware, as well as the inn’s own branded apparel. The shop is open daily from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, but they also have an online store in case you feel nostalgic a few months after your stay or run out of that Body Lotion you bought.

How can I organize an event at the Post Ranch Inn?

If you are looking to organize a private event such as a birthday or a celebration, you can do so at the Sierra Mar restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn. To book the event, you need to send a request form using the inn’s website including the date of the event and the number of attendees, and you will then be able to choose from a number of options regarding food and drinks. If you wish to have a cake at your event, the pastry team at the restaurant can also create custom cakes on request. (Prices checked 07/05/19).

Where is Post Ranch Inn located?

Post Ranch Inn is located at 47900 Highway 1, 5.5 km from the centre of Big Sur. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is the closest landmark to Post Ranch Inn.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Post Ranch Inn?

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 1:00 PM at Post Ranch Inn.

Does Post Ranch Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Post Ranch Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Post Ranch Inn offer free parking?

Yes, Post Ranch Inn offers free parking.

Does Post Ranch Inn offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Post Ranch Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Post Ranch Inn from the airport?

Post Ranch Inn is 40.3 km from Monterey Regional. Post Ranch Inn is 126.6 km from San Jose.

Can you bring pets to Post Ranch Inn?

No, pets are not allowed at Post Ranch Inn.

Does Post Ranch Inn have a pool?

Yes, Post Ranch Inn has a pool on-site.


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park 3.2 km
  • Pfeiffer Beach 4.1 km
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park 11.8 km
  • McWay Falls 12 km
  • Point Sur Lighthouse 14.2 km

Getting Around

Monterey Regional 40.3 km
San Jose 126.6 km
Seaside 43.8 km
Salinas 51 km

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