Deep in the forest with spectacular ocean views.

The luxurious adults-only Ventana Inn & Spa was built as a place to escape complete with roaring fireplaces, Japanese hot baths, a rustic restaurant, two pools and plush bedrooms (which include binoculars to help spot migrating whales). Big Sur is famed for its stunning, rugged beauty and whilst there are some remarkable hikes to many of the great beaches, it’s also just an hour’s drive from Hearst Castle and right on the path of plenty of redwood nature trails.

Key information

Close to the Big Sur community of Posts, just off Route 1

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2¾ hours from San Francisco airport
Rooms: 62

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Accommodation information

59 rooms and suites


• View work by local artists at The Glass House Gallery • Join the daily group hike through redwood forests and along rivers and streams* • Learn about the region's wine production with the hotel's resident wine ex



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*Denotes local charge