I stumbled across this magical paradise on an elopement website. Im so glad I saw it. I had just become engaged and my fiance and I knew we wanted to have a private ceremony. We just needed to find the perfect place. The Post Ranch Inn was the place!!
I will say, without a doubt, that this is my new favorite place! I will go to any lengths to get to this place again! It was THAT amazing!! We stayed 4 nights. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The staff is great. I can't say enough good things about how wonderful they were to us.
The moment we arrived, we were escorted to "check-in", where they offered us a beverage (water, champagne, coffee), while they checked us in. We were getting married the next day, so everyone congratulated us. (They offer a BEAUTIFUL Elopement Package!) Then they transferred our luggage to one of their on-site Lexus to take us to our room. On the way, we got a tour of the property. I want to mention that this place has something really special about it. The second you are on the property, you just feel all your troubles slip away. You feel peaceful and very, very relaxed. Anyone who has been there, knows what I'm talking about!!)
The room we stayed in was called Fredericks!! It is one of the less expensive rooms (they are all expensive), but still a slice of heaven. Very private. Very romantic. Beautiful views of the forest and mountains. Fireplace. Beautiful bathroom. Beatiful decor. The fridge in the room is full and its gratis. Cheese, crackers, chips, nuts and all different beverages. They refill your fridge everyday. This place can be at full capacity (there are 39 guestrooms), and you still feel like nobody is around. Very quiet, very private. Adults only at Post Ranch Inn. We got to our room and there was sparkling cider on ice (we dont drink) and beautiful centerpiece of flowers with a card from the hotel congratulating us on our upcoming nuptials (the next day). Such a nice touch.
We got married on Halloween, by the resorts resident interfaith wedding coordinator. She is a whole different review. I could go on and on about her. Her name is Soaring Starkey and we had the privilege of getting to know her for the past year while she put together the most beautiful ceremony for us. She also took care of details; flowers, photographer. She handled everything for us. In short, our wedding day was PERFECT. The best day of our lives!!!
The restaurant on the property is fabulous. After we were married, we had dinner at the Sierra Mar (also a whole different review), at sunset and the food and service were amazing...and thats an understatement. Its expensive, but it was worth it. We only ate there one night because we wanted to explore other restaurants in the Big Sur area during our honeymoon. The continental breakfast at Sierra Mar for hotel guests each morning is extraordinary!!!
The hotel has Lexus cars available for guests to use if they would like to explore off the property. All we had to do is to call concierge and they would have a car waiting for us!!
The views are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. They have a Spa on site, and an infinity pool and infinity soaking tub overlooking the ocean.
There are deer and wild turkey just roaming the property. We were lucky enough to be able to see these animals a few times. Fabulous hiking trails. Wonderful garden (where they grow food that they use at Sierra Mar). Everytime a staff member saw us, they stopped to ask how we were doing. They would ask if there was anything they could get us. It was just amazing. Really great service!
The morning we were leaving, I really wanted to cry. I did NOT want to leave. We loved it so much, that when we checked-out, we made a reservation for our anniversary next year!!
I researched this place for months. I read ALL the reviews on tripadvisor (and many other sites) about Post Ranch Inn. I can't figure out how anybody could give this place anything less than 5 stars. I dont understand that!! I would recommend this little slice of heaven to anybody. For a wedding, anniversary, romantic getaway or just because you want to get away from reality and relax. I did the research, I stayed there for 4 days and it was the best time of our lives!!
Now,,,,the cost. It IS expensive. Unless you are wealthy or a celebrity, this is not cheap.Your bank account WILL feel it when you check-out. But Im saying, without any kind of exaggeration, that it is worth every single penny!!! Go check it out. You wont be sorry!!!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
- Post Big Sur