My husband and I traveled from DC to the Post Ranch for a quick pre-baby vacation and could not have had a better experience. We took advantage of the three-day "Romance at the Ranch" package, which includes 3 nights, breakfast (though that's included for everyone), 2 dinners at Sierra Mar, an in-room couples massage and various little touches like a bottle of champagne and sparkling cider in the room (in additional to all the other snacks in the room). There are different types of rooms available for different price levels (e.g. the ocean and pacific houses have water views and nice terraces and some of them have out door private hot tubs, etc) but we chose a Tree House because it sounded cool and was a little less expensive. It was an amazing choice. We were there in February and it was pretty chilly and rained the whole time, but being up in the trees with our fire roaring was so romantic that we didn't care at all. In fact, it made the trip even more perfect and memorable.
I won't go into all the details of what makes this place so special, but it really is another world. The drive up highway 1 to get there is amazing and a vacation in and of itself, the property is secluded and beautiful and so peaceful. The restauant has amazing breakfasts with an incredible view -- and the dinners there were so special and creative. The surrounding area is also just incredibly cool -- the Pfiffer State Park is a fun hike and we had great lunches at nearby Nepenthe. In 2 hours you are at the Hearst Castle, which is also a fun day trip if you want to enjoy the scenic drive! But the star here is really the accomodations. Our Tree House was like a little sanctuary with every luxury we could want. One night instead of going out for dinner we just sat by the fire, ordered room service and read because we couldn't bear to leave our cozy little house.
This was the ultimate vacation for adults celebrating the end of childlessness becasue it was sheer luxury and relaxation -- and it would be an incredible honeymoon spot or just a getaway vacation. It really was wonderfully romantic and I can't think of a more perfect spot for couples looking to get away.
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- Post Ranch Hotel Big Sur
- Post Hotel Big Sur
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