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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My partner and I stayed at Post Ranch Inn for a belated birthday. What a treat! Spectacular in every way. The property is so unique consisting of multiple award winning architecture. Site placement of all buildings is impeccable.
We had a villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean several buildings up from the Dining Area. Our view was breath taking and mesmerizing! The villas a nice, a bit rustic in a sophisticated way and private.
Staff did a great job making our special stay even more special. Food was superb in a Ding Area perched over the pacific cliffs. There is also a small outdoor patio that was perfect for breakfast.
Overall, it is a treat that is so worth it. We cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kirk R
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

For our 20th anniversary my wife and I drove to Big Sur. Same route we took when we were dating, but now we can afford to reward ourselves a little.

Post Ranch Inn was ideal. the rooms felt so private and connected to the environment. It almost felt like we were camping. There is abundant wildlife . You can see wild turkeys, coastal birds, and if you forget binoculars there are some in your room! We could see the stars each night through the spacious glass in our "tree-house" style room.

The food was delicious, inventive and featured local sourcing. The service was exemplary. From the guys at the bell desk who can advise you on hikes around the property or Big Sur, to the restaurant staff, they were really attentive and friendly.The small number of guest rooms for the size of the property is what makes it feel so private and uncrowded.

If I had to find fault, the spa was small...No separate shower facilities for men and women, no whirlpool or steam rooms, but the massages were great. You have to walk a little to get to the larger pool or gym, but the grounds are so beautiful and there are small pools very near the rooms.
Expensive? we're no longer starving students, and I felt like the luxury we we treated to was worth every penny. This is the perfect retreat for a couple to appreciate each other in a spectacular natural setting.

I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: the treehouse rooms are as good as the ocean view...The forest is beautiful and we sat on the patio with binoculars to bird watch. All the rooms feel private and quiet.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MalibuNano
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Everything is anticipated for any whim. While ocean views are wonderful, the tree house is a master suite 650 sq ft with cornerless windows, bringing the outdoors in. The real treat is the ' moon roof' over your bed --- windows in the ceiling to bring in the night sky. Up 1,500 feet from the ocean, the view from the salt water 'warming' pool with the invisible edge is exquisite. House made snacks in the frig were perfect after the day's hike to reduce the hunger pains before feasting at sunset. Included breakfast offered house-cured salmon with chive cream cheese with gluten free bages (which were tasteless).

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ginger W
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you get a chance to spend at least one day at a Resort in California, this is the place. The views of the Pacific Ocean are perfection. Our room overlooked the Pacific Ocean with a view one would die for. We were in heaven. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was gracious and welcoming. A far cry from the disaster we experienced earlier visiting Santa Barbara (actually Goleta) and this visit literally saved our California visit. The northern California coastline is some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. Post Ranch captures that all. The restaurant is amazing, sitting high over the ocean with it's spectacular views. The service was top notch and food was excellent.

We were pampered every minute of our stay. We found ourselves staying in our room most the time just resting and relaxing while enjoying the breathtaking view. This place is peaceful and quiet and not like the big Resorts where you hear everything around the property. You can take great hikes while on the property that add to the experience. This is California at it's best.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Sheri R
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Incredibly quiet and serene, postcard views (while we were here the ocean was covered in fog, making the view in that direction look like flying in a plane over the clouds),and an exceptional staff. I'm writing this on the deck of one of their, I don't know what they call them, tree houses, looking out into the forest. They are generous with free wine, water, and snacks.

I don't know a better way to get away from the modern world. It's expensive, but if you can afford it, it's worth it.

Room Tip: They're all great, as far as I can tell. They either face the ocean or the forested mountains. It's Big Sur.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KenFromCA
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