Following my trip to San Francisco, I said goodbye to the city atmosphere and headed south of the bay area about 140 miles to the luxurious Big Sur, California. Heading down the winding roads of the Pacific Coast Highway, every turn around a mountain displayed a new incredible view of the never ending Pacific Ocean on one side to the massive foliage filled mountains on the other. With views like these, questioning stopping was not even up for discussion. You damn well stop wanted to stop every 5 minutes to take it all in. It was one of the most beautiful views I have ever witnessed and it reminded me what I love so much about California. There really is no place like the Pacific Coast.
After loosing cell service multiple times… I finally arrived at the the luxurious resort, The Post Ranch Inn. This place was unbelievable, a hidden little gem that Big Sur has housed for over 20 years now. This place has set a standard for all luxury resorts. Greeted right at the entrance, my bags were taken, and the car was not even existent for the duration of my stay. However, if you do need one, you could use one of their multiple Lexus convertibles to take a drive up the coast to local galleries or hiking trails. After checking in, I was taken in an SUV to my bungalow hut that sat right on the edge of the pacific coast. The view was more than remarkable and did I mention that my bungalow had my own private metal infinity flowing hot tub… yeah it was great. The room had a modern western style and everything was provided complimentary, and I mean everything! Wine, cookies, drinks, aluminum Post Ranch Inn water bottles, snacks of all sorts, multiple types of toiletries including, bath bombs and oils, shampoos and conditioners galore, shaving needs, tooth brushes, toothpaste, I’m telling you everything is there. If you can think of it, they have it for you, or they will find it without telling you they don’t have it. This place is one of the most hospitable places I have ever experienced. You are always right and they pride themselves on making sure you don’t have an ounce of stress while you stay with them.
The Resort had a really great restaurant that sat overlooking the coast, where it was not rare to see multiple whales and other marine life. The food at the restaurant was amazing. They display a pre fixe menu for you so that you do not have to think about the difference of getting things based on price. The resort is filled with two infinity pools set to a nice warm temperature to enjoy at any time of the day as well as one large sized pool in the middle of the property for more of a community swim. All pools had cute little huts filled with snacks and drinks for the guests. Every amenity had a telephone to call up to the staff to order, food, drinks, magazines, request someone to come pick you up, or schedule a spa time. The resort housed a full spa with more massages and therapeutic remedies that I could even remember. The grounds worked in a circle with red wood forests surrounding it, so it was very common to see multiple deer and wild turkeys roaming freely. Something I found great was that the resort offered yoga every morning, which is such a great way to start a day out there. If 8am isn’t the best time for you, no worries, you can ask for the instructor to come to your hut and you can have a yoga class right on your deck over looking the ocean at any time you please. The Post Ranch Inn was a remarkable place to stay and I am so happy to have experienced it, it was truly out of a story book, there was nothing to do but smile while you spent your time there. Waking up above the clouds over looking the ocean was one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen and I don’t think anyone can imagine the feeling it gives you until you experience it for yourself. Big Sur has been a milestone in my life and I will remember this trip as one of the best highlights of my life. I recommend everyone to get out there and check it out for yourself. until next time! 🙂