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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
Sizing Up the Ocean at Sierra Mar
Great Hot Tub On The Big Sur Ridge
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
Sizing Up the Ocean at Sierra Mar
Great Hot Tub On The Big Sur Ridge
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
The oceanview cottages and cliff-edge infinity pools here are the stuff of dream honeymoons. At the Sierra Mar restaurant, chef John Cox recently debuted a Taste of Big Sur menu that celebrates the coast with dishes such as red abalone marinated in kelp.

From $675. (831) 667-2200. This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue.
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Sizing Up the Ocean at Sierra Mar
Spending the night at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur can set you back $2000 a night. A much more affordable way to experience this eco-lodge meets five-star resort is through lunch at its Sierra Mar restaurant.

The dining room is perched on the edge of a cliff and encased in glass, flaunting the endless blue-green of the Pacific. Even when there’s a thick blanket of cloud over the water, it’s unreal to be so enveloped by it. The menu changes daily to reflect what’s freshest, with choices like oysters, heirloom tomatoes, house-cured meats, and a Wagyu burger all elegantly prepared and served. The three-course prix-fixe is $40, which is a pittance for what you get.

Call ahead to make a reservation and enjoy the drive through the huge estate up to the lodge arrival area, past sculptures and solar panels. After your meal, take a left out of the restaurant and find the little path to a bench where you can ponder the breadth of the horizon and the lives of the people staying in the bungalows a few feet away.
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Great Hot Tub On The Big Sur Ridge
There are fantastic ridges in Big Sur overlooking the Pacific. The Post family chose this ridge for their ranch to homestead in the 1860's.
Post descendants were involved in creating a very small inn about 1992, and suitably named it the Post Ranch Inn.

Of the three pools at the Inn, two are very well heated infinity pools overlooking the ocean below. You can soak and watch California Condors soaring on the updrafts. Food and drink service is available for Inn guests at the pools but watch out for deer peeking back over the edge at your lunch.
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47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
+1 831-667-2200