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Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur
This stunning part of the Pacific Coastal Highway is screaming out to stop, unwind and take in the majestic beauty of the coast and landscape. Take time out. Enjoy. Breathe. Feel the salt air.
Post Ranch Inn
High above the cliffs of Big Sur, you’ll find a luxurious, romantic escape: Post Ranch Inn, known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose one of the 40 secluded guest rooms, suites, and private houses that blend rustic elegance and comfort with ocean and mountain views.
Each room features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck, and complimentary minibar. Enjoy activities like morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, swimming in the heated pool, and ocean-view basking pools, hiking, and nightly stargazing. The celebrated Sierra Mar restaurant, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, serves organic seasonal fare.
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Alila Ventana Big Sur
Alila Ventana Big Sur is an iconic resort ensconced in the heart of the California Central Coast’s rugged landscape, perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline. Set among 160 sprawling acres of rolling meadows and towering redwoods, the intimate 59-room property reopened in late 2017 after a multimillion-dollar resort-wide renovation.
Ventana invites guests to discover, inspire and create in an unspoiled landscape that evokes the unbridled spirit of Big Sur. From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice increased exclusivity and privacy, paired with the spectacular surroundings and service you’ve come to expect. In addition to your comfort, safety remains a top priority: All procedures, services, and guest programming will continue to be guided by the recommendations of the CDC, Global Biorisk Advisory Council and local government authorities. In 2020, Ventana introduced an all-encompassing, highly customized inclusive approach that includes the following for two guests as part of the nightly rate: All meals, whether in-room, poolside on a reserved chaise lounge for lunch, or at The Sur House; Ventana’s Signature Experiences, such as yoga and meditation surrounded by majestic hundred-year-old trees in the Redwood Circle of Life, Tai Chi, and daily hikes; Excursion Outpost ”the resort’s new equipment library featuring complimentary items for use on picnics, outdoor adventures, and hikes through the trails, fields, and forests; Volvo house cars for use within a three-mile radius; Deliciously healthful snacks and complimentary reusable water bottles; Customized minibar offerings. (Note: Alcoholic beverages and additional upgraded experiences are available for separate purchase.) Ventana’s 59 spacious guest rooms, suites and villas are refreshed sanctuaries tucked away among the resort’s meadows and redwoods, each featuring a private balcony or patio with mountain or ocean views. Luxury soaking tubs and cozy fireplaces offer a sacred space for inspiration and introspection, while accessories such as walking sticks, binoculars and lanterns encourage guests to discover the great outdoors. The resort’s signature rustic design, celebrating the surrounding natural topography, is enhanced with refined furnishings rooted in rich leathers and woods. Handcrafted accessories are interspersed throughout the property, including black-and-white photographs taken at the resort and around Big Sur, macrama wall hangings and whimsical glass-jar nightstand lamp filled with beach sand and accented with leather tassels.
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Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch is unlike any other resort you’ve been to. Sure, it’s a perfect place to let your shoulders rest, sit by the pool and enjoy the good life. But more importantly, this is the place where you’ll sneak away to tap into that elixir of life—play.
All kinds of play, for all kinds of people. We have a collection of indoor and outdoor facilities that no other resort can match. Programs and experiences designed specifically to help you rekindle romances, rethink companies, reconnect with friends and family, and of course, revive spirits. Where else can you play 18 holes of world-class golf, access hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wander around an organic garden, learn about honey bees in an apiary, learn about the process of making goats cheese in our creamery and market, explore vineyard terroir, enjoy mountain-top yoga, enjoy some archery and then relax by your choice of pools—all within walking distance of your suite. Carmel Valley extends from the coastal village of Carmel-by-the-Sea into the heart of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Because of our location, our climate tends to be a lot warmer, sunnier and less foggy than the coast. This is the same reason the area is such a premier wine growing region—in fact, Monterey County has one of the largest collections of premium vines around. And at just an hour from Silicon Valley and a short drive from everything the Central Coast has to offer, Carmel Valley is the perfect base camp for any getaway.
Pebble Beach, The Lodge, Spanish Inn and Casa Palmero
Pebble Beach Resorts is a legendary place. The resort is situated on 5,300 acres of coastal Monterey Peninsula property between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth – nowhere else do expansive ocean views come together so stunningly with rich pine-tree forests and sandy dunes.
Combine a dramatic coastline and mystical forest with a rich history of world-class accommodations, warm hospitality, expert service, and grand recreation. The Monterey Peninsula is iconic to California’s Central Coast and delivers incredible outdoor experiences year-round. It’s no wonder Pebble Beach Resorts has attracted extraordinary visitors throughout its history. Enchantingly picturesque, Casa Palmero is an elegant Mediterranean-style enclave that sets exquisite standards for guest comfort and personal service in all renovated 24 spacious rooms and suites. Located along the first and second fairways of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, the lushly landscaped grounds, trellised walkways, and sun-drenched patios beckon you to step back in time, to a private estate offering the ultimate in modern comforts. At the authentically restored main house, guests enjoy a luxurious living room, library, billiard room, heated outdoor pool, and two hours of complimentary cocktails and appetizers every evening in the bar and lounge. Casa Palmero is also adjacent to one of the best Forbes Five-Star rated hotel spas in the world – The spa at Pebble Beach – with luxurious treatments for body and soul. Casa Palmero offers the ultimate in personal attention and privacy. A personal coordinator will customize all arrangements including golf, tennis, spa services, equestrian, hiking, biking, fitness classes, dining, and more. Guests will enjoy all facilities and amenities of all Pebble Beach Resorts visitors.
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Monterey and Big Sur Experiences
This is central California at its best. From marine adventures to hiking in the hills we have it covered.
Take a private guided hike through a canyon with waterfalls. Take in a food tour around Carmel. Take to the skies with a private chopper tour from Monterey to Big Sur. Get your adrenaline pumping and take an eco-raft and go in search of dolphins and whales. Take to the skies this time to journey through the winelands and land for a private wine tasting. Cycle around 17-mile Drive with an e-bike, passing exclusive golf clubs, lone Cypresses and secluded coves and beaches. Take a private horseback ride on the beach. Take a private yacht out for a day charter and marvel at the wildlife . Play golf at one of the world’s most spectacular public courses, Pebble Beach and swing them like Bing Crosby used to.