Perched atop the oceanside cliffs of Big Sur is an environmentally responsible escape that will stir your imagination and calm your soul. 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • In-room Filtered Water

    In-room Filtered Water

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • In-room Healthy Snacks

    In-room Healthy Snacks

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Sleep Programs

    Sleep Programs

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options


  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • A\C Energy Saver

  • Heater Efficiency

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Recycle Program

  • EV Stations

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • FSC Certified

  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Responsible Watering

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Composting

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Animal Sanctuary

  • Cruelty-Free Products

  • Dedicated Vegan Menu

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

Community Impact

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings


  • Conde Nast Award


The Setting

At around the midpoint of the 90 miles of picturesque Central California coastline known as Big Sur sits the Post Ranch Inn. This lauded resort (too many distinguished awards to list) constructed from natural materials and the local terroir, is harmoniously nestled into jagged cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. This prized real estate is put to good use, too, with 90 of the Inn’s 100 acres maintained as protected areas and land preservation, with the goal of zero impact.

The Post Ranch Inn not only talks the talk of environmental responsibility, it walks the walk. As a founding member of the Beyond Green global portfolio of hotels, Post Ranch Inn has committed to delivering on the three pillars of sustainable tourism - environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. The setting couldn’t be more idyllic, either. Embark into the natural splendor of Big Sur and take a complimentary Lexus for a spin up the world-famous Highway 1 to Monterey or Carmel. Just be prepared to stop along the way for jaw-dropping vistas of waterfalls and to explore the many nature preserves replete with peaceful hikes and beaches. 



  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Room Service

  • Gym

  • Mini Fridge

  • Jacuzzi

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Minibar

  • Hotel Mobile App

  • Concierge

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible


Kind Eats and Drinks
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Enjoy the breathtaking hikes and scenery of Point Lobos Natural Reserve and follow the Point Lobos Foundation tips for protecting the local habitat
  • Visit the Tor House and help the The Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, maintain and provide for public access to Tor House, Hawk Tower and the surrounding gardens
  • Become a steward for land protection on your visit or donate to the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
Be Kind to Yourself


47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States


By Plane

35 miles from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). MRY has direct flight connections from ten major airports in the western U.S. MRY also has reach to over 95 domestic and international destinations with just one connection.

107 miles from Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

133 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 

By Bus/Metro

The Monterey-Salinas Transit provides bus service to the greater Monterey and Salinas areas, as far south as Paso Robles and Big Sur to Mile Marker 44. Post Ranch Inn is located at MM 45. Service originates from two primary locations–the Monterey Transit Plaza, in downtown Monterey, and the Salinas Transit Center, in downtown Salinas. From these locations, the bus lines branch out like spokes on a wheel. 

By Automobile

From the South: If you are coming from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara or anywhere else south of San Luis Obispo, exit US Hwy 101 at San Luis Obispo, then follow CA Hwy 1 north through Morro Bay to reach Big Sur. You can also exit US HWy 101 onto CA Hwy 46 west north of Atascadero and join CA Hwy 1 just south of Cambria. Post Ranch Inn is located at Mile Marker 45. 

From the North: If you are getting to Big Sur from San Francisco, San Jose or anywhere else north of Monterey, take US Hwy 101 south to CA Hwy 156 west at Prunedale, then take CA Hwy 1 south. You can also get to Hwy 1 from 101 via CA Hwy 68 west through Salinas. If you are in Santa Cruz, Carmel or Monterey, just follow CA Hwy 1 south. Post Ranch Inn is located at Mile Marker 45. 

Complimentary valet or self-parking is included in your room rate.