Natural Splendor Meets Sensational Luxury

Ventana Inn & Spa • Big Sur, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Minimum Two-Night Stay for Two in a Big Sur Spa Suite or Pacific House Room (Priced per Night)
  • Book Unlimited Nights for an Extended Stay

The Destination
Even in California, home of awe-inspiring redwood forests and some of the world's best surf breaks, there is perhaps no place as special as Big Sur. Beginning just south of the Monterey Peninsula and stretching 90 miles past verdant bluffs and rocky promontories, hidden hot springs and vacant beaches, this scarcely populated region on the Central Coast has been the subject of more than a few books, and plays host to some of the country's preeminent wellness retreats. It's a place beloved by honeymooners, outdoorsmen, and peace-seekers alike, with nary a neon sign to disrupt the mind-easing serenity that has drawn people here for centuries.

The Digs
Your window unto this magical world? The aptly named Ventana Inn & Spa, an award-winning hotel that's found its way onto best-of lists since it opened more than 30 years ago ("Top 10 Romantic Hotels," "Top 20 U.S. Hideaways"). This opulent, adults-only hillside retreat overlooks the oft-rhapsodized coast below, with hammocks and two pools dotting its 243 acres, and while the property's rustic wood-and-glass structures blend tastefully with their natural surroundings, they belie the utter luxury that awaits inside during your minimum two-night stay (priced per night).

The large 619-square-foot Big Sur Suites are appointed with a king-size four-poster bed, a sitting area with wood-burning fireplace, a dining nook, a wet bar, and a spacious bathroom with soaking tub and double-vanity sinks. The highlight, however, is the suite's private 300-square-foot deck, which looks out onto the colorful flower gardens that adorn the property. Slightly larger Pacific House Rooms boast a contemporary feel, with vaulted ceilings and a private hot tub on the deck.

The Diversions
Mealtime finds guests (many of whom come from miles away simply for a drink) on the patio overlooking the coast, nibbling on house-made hummus with olives and sipping Central Coast wines. Dishes like the croque madame panini with hickory-smoked ham, tomato, swiss, Dijon mustard, and a sunny-side-up egg greet guests at lunch, while a decidedly decadent menu—pan-seared smoked California sturgeon cake with salmon caviar, anyone?—makes its rounds by night. Much of the produce and herbs are sourced right there at the on-site organic garden.

Before you leave, be sure to reserve a massage—which is offered in the spa, in your room, or on your deck—or another treatment, such as a facial or a seaweed wrap. The spa incorporates many of the natural elements found in Big Sur, like eucalyptus and lavender, in the variety of rejuvenating treatments on offer.

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100_q60
This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck provides ocean or forest canyon views. This suite is 619 square feet in size. Max occupancy: 2
This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck provides ocean or forest canyon views. This suite is 619 square feet in size. Max occupancy: 2 less
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100_q60
This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck has an oversize hammock, private hot tub   read more...
This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck has an oversize hammock, private hot tub and ocean or forest canyon views. This suite is 619 square feet in size. Max occupancy: 2 less
pacific house room
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100_q60
This luxurious room features a king-size poster bed, wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, large bathroom with glass windows that open for fresh air, oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks and separate shower. The 227 square-foot deck has a private hot tub and distant ocean views. This room is 634 square feet in size. Max occupancy: 2
This luxurious room features a king-size poster bed, wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, large bathroom with glass windows that open for fresh air, oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks and separate shower. The 227 square-foot deck has a private hot tub and distant ocean views. This room is 634 square feet in size. Max occupancy: 2 less
  • "This is one of the best retreats in the area, if not the state."

    -- Frommer's

Location

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    48123 California 1 Big Sur, CA 93920
    831-667-2331 | get directions

the fine print

  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in; guest must be 21+ in age to check-in
  • Children under 18 are not allowed
  • Reservation Name must match the name on the traveler's photo identification, which must be presented at check-in. Bookings are nontransferable.
  • Escapes Bookings are only valid for the date(s) purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates; Escapes Bookings are subject to forfeiture
  • Escapes Bookings expire on the date(s) purchased and times indicated on the Confirmation Email. You must redeem your Escapes Booking on the date(s) purchased and times indicated on the Confirmation Email
  • Valid for up to 2 guests
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Room tax of 10.5%, CA Tourism Assessment of 1%, Monterey City Tax of $2, Resort Fee of $30 not included and payable to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the hotel property are not included
  • No refunds allowed
  • Not valid on existing reservations or room block stays
  • Escapes Bookings must be used in a single visit and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion
  • Other conditions apply
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  • 85_q60
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    This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck provides ocean or forest canyon views. This suite is 619 square feet in size. Max Occupancy: 2
    room rates from $
    big sur suite
    $ $676 avg/night
  • 85_q60
    details
    This suite features a king-size, four-poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The 300 square-foot deck has an oversize hammock, private hot tub and ocean or forest canyon views. This suite is 619 square feet in size. Max Occupancy: 2
    room rates from $
    big sur spa suite
    $ $906 avg/night
  • 85_q60
    details
    This luxurious room features a king-size poster bed, wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, large bathroom with glass windows that open for fresh air, oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks and separate shower. The 227 square-foot deck has a private hot tub and distant ocean views. This room is 634 square feet in size. Max Occupancy: 2
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    pacific house room
    $ $1127 avg/night
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