Of all the fantastic places on the face of the Earth I've been fortunate enough to experience, Post Ranch Inn is the hands down favorite. I can't get enough of it, and it's difficult to explain why.
It's simply the most rejuvenating place you can possibly go.
When a "busy" day consists of sleeping late, watching the deer wander by, reading a good book, staring at the fire, breaking briefly for the best massages anywhere, taking time out to enjoy the spectacular view from Sierra Mar for lunch, back to reading, time for a nap, perhaps a hike or workout if you're feeling ambitious, and then a fantastic dinner back at Sierra Mar, you can't go wrong.
Rooms are comfortable, staff is incredibly friendly (and when I say friendly, we actually consider them friends), it feels like "home" upon your return, scenery is breathtaking, wildlife is abundant, and no matter what the weather (rain, fog, or shine) you feel like it's been a good day.
Sierra Mar was just re-awarded Wine Spectator's Grand Award thanks to the efforts of one of the most brilliant wine directors in the country (Dominique DaCruz). Make sure to ask for the "big" wine list of 130+ pages, and let Dominique, Michael, or Wanda choose the wine for you. If you're willing, ask them to bring something you've never heard of--it'll be spectacular.
Sierra Mar's new chef John Cox has outdone himself with the new menu, including an extended multi-course tasting menu for dinner, and consistently fantastic food dish after dish. The restaurant and its chef will stand on its own alongside any top notch dining experience in the country. Do I see Michelin stars in the future?
Leave your cell phone, computer, iPad, or other electronic devices put away, or better yet, forget you even have them. Post Ranch is perfect for completely unplugging and recharging like we just don't do anymore--take advantage of it.
Is it expensive? You betcha. But there's a big difference between price and value--PRI's value is off the charts.
Whether for one night or several, dare to splurge--you're worth it!
Counting down the days until our return...
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- Also Known As:
- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
- Post Big Sur