Need to know
39, including six suites.
1pm. Check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $1095.00, excluding tax at 10.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $2.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates include buffet breakfast.
The spa makes all of its own products using Big Sur’s flowers, picked from the high meadows on the estate. Book in for a ‘duet massage’ and let four hands see to your aches and pains, or be brave and risk a soul-retrieving shaman session.
The hotel plans to reopen in October 2017, while the bridge to the north of the hotel is being rebuilt following recent storm damage and Highway One to the south remains closed. Post Ranch Inn will operate a helicopter service from Monterey for $250 a person, round-trip; flights will be weather-dependent and operate between 11am and 5pm.
Access to the hotel is currently restricted due to bad weather; please call Smith on 0330 100 3180 for further deatils.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, CD and book library, free WiFi in the rooms and library. In rooms: CD player, iPod dock, handmade Post Ranch Inn bath products, bottled water and two half-bottles of wine.
Our favourite rooms
Pfeiffer is a cocoon of redwood with a secluded setting at the end of the cabins. Other humans will be hard to come by – all you can see is sparkling ocean, wild flowers and trees. We love the triple veranda, and the re-used redwood lining the walls in Ross.
There are three heated infinity pools in the grounds – one lined with sea-weathered jade, a stainless steel one, and a lap pool by reception.
A journal so you scribble some verse – this land’s-end location is sure to make you come over all poetic.
There’s a free minibar in the rooms, stocked with snacks and non-alcohol drinks.
Leave them at home - this hotel is only open to adults ages 18 and up.