Chase Away the Winter Blues at The Post Ranch Inn-Big Sur, CA

Mar 2011

Right about now I’ve got a bad case of Cabin Fever! Mind you, I love the winter, but the boots, layers of clothing, static electricity and shovels, I’ve had enough. A piece of Big Sur is just what the doctor ordered.  What better way to eliminate the winter blues than my favorite big blue ocean.  Yes Please…

Morning After at Big Sur by Jurvetson {via flickr}
photo by Jurvetson {via flickr}

Post Ranch Inn by Jaycross {via flickr}

Situated on 100 acres about 150 miles South of San Francisco is the Post Ranch Inn.  Rated one of the top 500 hotels by Travel and Leisure, it sits dramatically over a cliff in Big Sur with a spectacular view of the Pacific and surrounding mountains.  Guests can explore nature, nearby Monterrey and Carmel, or indulge in spa treatments and a yoga class.  Meditation, guided hiking and a fitness room are all available for those who can tear themselves away from the relaxing setting of the unique cliff side rooms.  Individual structures hug the coastline and take full advantage of the panoramic views. Designed by Mickey Muenning, who is known for his deep commitment to nature, the Inn feels like it is at one with the  surrounding environment.  Native plants, solar panels, a biodegradable cleaning system and organic bedding are just a few of the responsible elements the team have incorporated into Post Ranch.

Infinity Pool by Greg Balzer   {via flickr}
Sierra Mar Restaurant by John Weiss {via flickr}
The cantilevered restaurant, Sierra Mar, impresses with seasonal ingredients and a vast wine cellar.
The menu changes daily, showcasing local suppliers in a magical setting.

Sunset at Big Sur by Steve Newcomb {via flickr}

For a true escape with a leader in environmental tourism, Post Ranch Inn provides a luxurious experience in an unforgettable setting.
  1. These images are fabulous! They can be useful for my relaxation slideshow! Thanks!

  2. I’m glad you found them for your class. Check back often as I plan on posting every week about a fabulous new getaway.

  3. nicholas says:

    I can’t wait to go and get away from this New England weather…sign me up!!!!