The hubby and I splurged on a 3 day mid-week getaway here, we didn't want to leave!! Yes, at first glance the Post Ranch Inn is expensive (the rooms vary from around $1,000-$3000) per night. However, this particular resort tucked away among the mountains and the ocean in Big Sur is always on one "Top 10" list or another for a reason; it is so gorgeous here!
Rooms: 5 stars: We went for a treehouse the first night (how can you not??) And an Ocean House the next night. We got lucky with the treehouse, they put us in the Borona treehouse with an excellent view of the ocean from the window on one side, and a forest view on the other side. The room is very rustic but chic, I mean what other tree house comes with heated bathroom floors? :P The windows are situated very nicely and you can see the stars come out at night; magical :)
The Ocean House is definitely a must-stay, especially if you luck out and get gorgeous weather! The weather on our second day had a heavy marine layer and thick fog, which was haunting and beautiful too, but on the first and third day the sun came out and the gorgeous ocean was literally right outside our deck. This room is bigger then the tree house, and very private. Each room comes with a stocked mini bar with all the drinks you could want (wine and beer included) and a variety of snacks, this is complimentary for the guests and gets refilled daily. They also provide a good stock of wood for their fireplaces, and the decor is very charming and rustic.
Service: 5 stars: I read that some of the staff can be rude and condescending, but we didn't feel that was the case at all! Everyone from the guy at the security gate, to the bellman, were so friendly. Since they only have 39 rooms here, they usually know you by name, and the service throughout was prompt, courteous and what you'd expect from a 5 star resort like this.
Food: 5 stars (note: we only got room service from Sierra Mar) Post Ranch has its own on-site restaurant called Sierra Mar and they provide a complimentary breakfast for their guests each morning. The breakfast is buffet style and very delicious, with a huge range of savory and sweet to satisfy any palette. They also have to-go coffee and tea cups readily available which was a nice touch, plus you cannot beat the view at Sierra Mar! We also ordered lunch and dinner from Sierra Mar to have in our rooms because we literally didn't want to leave lol. The sandwiches (turkey and burger) were good, they can also pack it for a picnic, but I highly recommend their Ranch dinners. The portion is for 2 people and includes bread, salad, main entree and dessert (price range is around $150) we got the ribs and it was sooo tender and delicious. They also have their own on-site organic garden where the chef gets his greens.
*They have 2 on-site open top Lexus Convertibles if you want to take it around Big Sur for a spin
*TRIPLE check the weather before you come if you are going to be disappointed with the marine layer. Post Ranch is very highly elevated above sea level, so most mornings start out super foggy and it clears by 1PM, however, there are days where the marine layer never leaves and you don't get an ocean view at all.
*The Jade Pool by Sierra Mar has an amazing view, it's a hot tub at around 110 degrees and is so relaxing
*You can order a picnic lunch to go from Sierra Mar if you want to go enjoy your food during the hikes around the property, or on the beach.
*The Borona treehouse is their best treehouse :)
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- Also Known As:
- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
- Post Big Sur