Guest Itineraries

7 Perfect Days at Post Ranch Inn

A visit to Post Ranch Inn offers the chance to enjoy an array of engaging activities both on property and along the Central Coast. With so many options, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. To assist in planning your visit, we’ve put together a week’s worth of suggested itineraries featuring a wide range of activities, places to visit and more. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a full week, we invite you to mix and match and use these ideas as inspiration to create your ideal stay at Post Ranch.

Falconry Experience at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California


A Day At Post Ranch

  • Start the day with a complimentary Morning Yoga session
  • Breakfast on the patio at Sierra MarRelax and enjoy your complimentary daily breakfast outdoors on our patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Keep a look out for whales!
  • Discover our Falconry programGet up close and personal with fascinating birds of prey during a Group Falconry session.
  • Browse at The MercantileShop an array of clothing, home furnishings, art, dinnerware, and more.
  • Lunch at Sierra MarEnjoy our garden-centric, prix-fixe menu, highlighted by the Chef’s Garden Harvest.
  • Relax at the Meditation Pool
  • Treatments at Post Ranch SpaTreat yourself to soothing massage or body treatment, meditation session or private wellness activity.
  • Cocktails on the patio at Sierra Mar
  • Dinner at Sierra MarA seasonal, shared experience that changes daily and is inspired by the harvest from our dynamic Chefs Garden.


Mindfulness, Meditation and Art

  • Enjoy breakfast in your room
  • Forest Meditation sessionFind your center among the trees with this complimentary activity.
  • Relax alongside the Lap Pool
  • Picnic lunch at The Spirit Nest
  • Take a leisurely Art WalkDiscover the diverse art installations around the Post Ranch property.
  • Couples Shaman SessionTranscend to a new level of synergistic wholeness, while feeling balance and harmonizing with your partner.
  • Dinner in Big Sur – Our concierge team would be happy to provide recommendations!
  • Gaze at the stars during a late night soak at the Meditation Pool
The Spirit Nest at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
Pacific Ocean coastline near Big Sur, California


Adventures On The Coast

  • Workout at the Fitness Center
  • Breakfast at Sierra Mar
  • Explore Big Sur in a Lexus vehicle
    Please note that a valid U.S. driver’s license is required.
  • Hike at Andrew Molera State ParkVisit the largest state park along the Big Sur coast, offering stunning views and ample hikes for all skill levels.
  • Picnic lunch at Pfeiffer BeachCheck out the iconic Keyhole Rock, featuring an amazing natural arch where the last rays of sunlight shine through daily.
  • Private Tour at Hawthorne GalleryDiscover fine art at this incredible Big Sur gallery, learn more about their art that is featured at Post Ranch.
  • Enjoy a Ranch Dinner in your room


Exploring The Ranch

  • Morning HikeTake a short hike through the property on Billy’s Trail.
  • Breakfast at Sierra Mar
  • Guided Nature WalkLearn about the flora and fauna as well as the cultural and natural history of the area on a leisurely property stroll.
  • Relax at the Jade Pool and order lunch poolside
  • Sound Healing MeditationSooth all aspects of self through a guided meditation combined with a sound bath of vibrational healing singing bowls, tuning forks and more.
  • Edible Garden TourJoin Post Ranch’s Gardner for a tour of our organic culinary Chef’s Garden.
  • In-Room MassagesClose out the day with rejuvenating massage or treatment in your room.
  • Dinner at Sierra Mar
Massage Therapy at Post Ranch Spa in Big Sur, near Monterey
Accommodations near Carmel, California


A Day In Town


A Big Sur Excursion

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California
Art Walk in Big Sur, California at Post Ranch Inn


Relaxation At The Ranch

  • Morning HikeStart your day with an invigorating hike around the property via Luci’s Loop trail.
  • Breakfast at Sierra Mar
  • Sustainability WalkLearn about Post Ranch’s history of ecological building and sustainability practices over the years.
  • Read a book or sneak in a short nap on your private deck or balcony
  • Order snacks from the In-Room Dining menu
  • Art & Wine Reception at The Post Gallery Join our Gallery Director for wine and an in-depth look at our current featured artist.
  • Enjoy wine on your private deck or balcony
  • Dinner at Sierra Mar