The Ranch

Luxury On The Homestead

The Post family worked this land for generations, first as a homestead and then later as a farm. Today it retains much of its original character, with the added distinction of offering visitors a serene getaway and retreat.

Property Map of Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

About The Ranch

High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Located along California’s Highway 1, one of the world’s most scenic drives, this Big Sur resort is the ultimate destination for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation. With natural architecture embracing the coast’s dramatic beauty, the 40 rooms and private homes blend rustic elegance, comfort and privacy with panoramic ocean or mountain views. Here romance and connection seem to thrive.

The Wine Spectator Grand-Award winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers exquisite dining with a menu that changes daily, complimentary daily breakfast and a spectacular setting with endless ocean views. Guests can relax by the pools and take in the wondrous views; relax with a massage or spa treatment; or partake in any number of on-site activities including a guided nature walk, a yoga class or the awe-inspiring falconry experience. Post Ranch guests may also explore all that nature has to offer in Big Sur’s nearby majestic landscapes parks, beaches and waterfalls. Picturesque Monterey and Carmel are a short drive up the coast.


Wildlife at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California


Protecting The Coast (And Beyond)

We are incredibly fortunate to call Big Sur home. Being good stewards of the land has always been one of our greatest responsibilities. As a long-time leader in sustainable tourism, Post Ranch’s goal has been to create a distinctive, luxurious guest experience that blends seamlessly with environmental and social stewardship. We will continue to do our part for future generations.


Awards And Kind Words

Over the years, we’ve been recognized for our exceptional guest experience, green initiatives, dining, and spa services.

Sitting area at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
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Meet Some Friends Of Ours

Looking to travel to somewhere other than Big Sur? We know some lovely hotels around the world we highly recommend, along with some incredible partners we think you’d be interested in learning more about.


A Soulful Community

Post Ranch’s commitment to foster and support the Big Sur community remains as strong as ever. As part of our sustainability principles, we support some wonderful local organizations, socially and economically to help create a stronger community around us.

Wildlife at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Hotel Information, Policies and FAQs

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