Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Is Open Through The Skies

Available Only In April & May


Every journey should be as exceptional as the destination itself. Despite a temporary road closure of Highway 1 to the north of Big Sur, we’re pleased to announce that Post Ranch Inn is open to guests…by air!

For a limited time, now through late May*, experience Big Sur in a way that few ever have, with our Open Skies Package, featuring round-trip helicopter service between Monterey and Post Ranch along with an all-inclusive dining experience at Sierra Mar for stays of two nights or more.

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  • Guestroom accommodations
  • Round-trip helicopter service for two from Monterey*
  • Inclusive daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two at Sierra Mar*
  • Diverse Activities & Amenities
    Guided nature walks, garden tours, forest meditation, yoga classes and more

Your journey begins at Monterey’s Del Monte Aviation where you’ll be greeted with Champagne, followed by an awe-inspiring, 20-minute helicopter ride through the lush, rolling hillsides of Big Sur, before setting down directly at Post Ranch where a relaxing, unforgettable stay awaits.

Isolation in paradise also has its privileges. This quieter time in Big Sur allows you to experience a host of our local restaurants and galleries pretty much to yourself! Visit our website for more information about which Big Sur businesses are open and ready to welcome you.

Helicopter flights are scheduled daily, weather permitting. All flight reservations will be arranged directly through the Post Ranch Reservations team, who will work with you to schedule your arrival and departure. Please note that due to limited space on our helicopters, there are specific weight limitations for luggage. Our Reservations team will review these details with you.

If you prefer to fly into Monterey, Monterey Regional Airport offers convenient non-stop flights from Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco and is conveniently located adjacent to Del Monte Aviation.

**Please note that once Highway 1 fully reopens without restrictions for visitor access from the north, expected in late May, we will stop helicopter flights immediately, as guests will be able to travel to Post Ranch by car.**

For questions or reservations, we invite you to contact us directly at or at +1 (800) 527-2200 with any questions.

We hope to welcome you back to Post Ranch. Happy flying!

Reservations & Information

+1 (800) 527-2200

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Three Keys Await

We are thrilled to have received a coveted Three-Key distinction in the MICHELIN Guide’s inaugural list of Key hotels, recognizing the most outstanding hotels in the country! Post Ranch is one of just 11 hotels in the United States to receive this honor and the only hotel in Big Sur to earn Three Keys. The award celebrates excellence in architecture and design, quality and service, personality and character, and guest experience. Read more about our Cliff Houses in the MICHELIN Guide below.

*OFFER DETAILS: We are currently accepting Open Skies Package reservations through May 27, 2024. Valid for stays of two nights or more and includes guestroom accommodations, plus an additional $500 per person for round-trip helicopter transportation, daily full breakfast, lunch and dinner for two. Excludes alcohol and all gratuities.