Romantic Hotels – Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn

Few places in the world are as dramatic and scenic as Northern California’s Big Sur, located along the Pacific Coast just south of Monterey. The sparsely-populated area boasts spectacular views as the Santa Lucia Mountain rise abruptly from the ocean. It’s a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

Hidden among the hills are a few casual, yet luxurious hotels. Chief among these is the Post Ranch Inn. This collection of free-standing cottages features sweeping sea views and spacious decks and balconies from which to enjoy them. Other features include wood-burning fireplaces, hot tubs, and full kitchens. Units range from one to three-bedroom and some are multi-level.

Resort amenities include an infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific, a full spa, and an award-winning dining room. Activities include a daily morning yoga class and an evening star-gazing lesson.

Big Sur is accessible from any of the San Francisco Bay area airports (San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose). Although the Post Ranch Inn will send a car to pick you up at the airport, it’s best to rent a car if you’d like to explore the area.

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