Just Back From | Big Sur, California


Kim Roy, Andrew Harper's audience development manager, recently returned from a two-night stay at Post Ranch Inn. This unique coastal resort is set along a bluff directly above the Pacific in Big Sur, 45 minutes south of Carmel. Selected as the Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Winner four years in a row (2012–2015), Post Ranch Inn features the Sierra Mar restaurant, backed by an impressive wine cellar, two clifftop basking pools, a heated lap pool, a full-service spa, a fitness center and guided nature hikes.

Sierra Mar Restaurant Interior
Infinity Jade Pool
Meditation Pool
Ventana Double Cones Spa

Delve deeper into her California getaway, below:

Insider's Tip: There are binoculars in the dresser, for whale and wildlife watching.

Overall impressions: This resort is the crème de la crème. The views are breathtaking. The accommodations are top-notch. The service is impeccable.

Favorite moment: Waking up to one of the most amazing sunrises in the "Gilkey" panoramic suite.

You can't stop thinking about: The meals at the Sierra Mar restaurant!

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Favorite meal or meals: The breakfast buffet is always amazing, and for dinner the Bluepoint oysters with the hibiscus jelly were out of this world.

Favorite restaurants, museums or sightseeing: Along the drive to McWay Falls, is Nepenthe, a restaurant with an amazing view. It was great for lunch.

Where or what to drink: Post Ranch Inn has an excellent wine list. No palate will be disappointed.

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Neighborhood to explore: Our concierges, DJ and Jorge, provided a map and backpacks for a hike on the Ewoldsen trail located adjacent to McWay Falls, within Pfeiffer State Park.


Daytrip suggestion: The arch at Pfeiffer beach makes for excellent sunset photography!

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Surprising fact or tidbit: The rooms are named after pioneer families that founded the area.

Brought back/souvenir: Post Ranch Inn T-shirts.

What to pack: Hiking boots and trekking poles.

By Hideaway Report Staff

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