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Ventana Big Sur

Big Sur, California, United States of America


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Luxury Holidays At Ventana Big Sur

The delightful Ventana Big Sur is located on a hillside, high above the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the dramatic Big Sur coastline. It’s ideal for active couples seeking a tranquil and unique escape amidst nature in an unspoilt setting. There are local hiking trails that meander across acres of peaceful meadows, mountain-biking trails and horse-riding to enjoy, along with kayaking and windsurfing, while each of the sixty guest rooms, suites, villas and cottages features a private patio with valley, mountain or distant ocean views, as well as a flat-screen television with DVD player, iPod docking station, high-speed internet access and a useful pair of binoculars.

Take a dip in one of two swimming pools (one of which is clothing optional), each with a Japanese hot bath area - which is even open in the evening for a moonlit soak - or unwind in the sauna or on the relaxation deck. There is a fully equipped fitness room and The Spa at Ventana, which focuses on harmonising the body, mind and soul with a range of pampering massages, facials and body wraps. Savour fine Californian cuisine and a glass of wine at the award-winning Restaurant at Ventana or enjoy room service from Ventana Bistro. There is now also an option for guests to enjoy a 'glamping' experience - connect with nature outdoors in a luxurious safari-style tent complete with electrical sockets and housekeeping service.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Restorative retreat in the mountains of Big Sur
  • Feature: Afternoon wine and cheese reception
  • Rooms: 60 rooms & suites
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International Airport
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Location and transfer

1 hour from Monterey Regional Airport and 2 hours, 35 minutes from San Francisco International Airport by private car transfer.

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Set amid 160-acres of beautiful private grounds on the Pacific Coast, Ventana Big Sur is an ideal eclectic combination of private and interactive spaces - perfect for adults. Sip craft cocktails and speciality wines admiring expansive ocean views, or head to the Social House for a chance to connect with fellow travellers however you wish - bond over a game of pool or enjoy a coffee and a chat in the homely atmosphere of the bar room.


Hidden away amongst lush forests, this exclusive enclave offers the height of privacy and intimacy for couples looking to retreat from the outside world. Experiences perfect for enjoyment side-by-side are boundless thanks to the imaginative amenities on offer; sip craft cocktails and speciality wines upon the Sur House Terrace, luxuriate in the Japanese hot baths and admire incredible feats of art in the striking Glass House Gallery. This peaceful, endlessly romantic, coastal spot will leave you feeling perfectly reconnected.

Spa Breaks

With Big Sur known as a sacred setting, The Spa Alila offers a sensory experience to encourage guests to find inner peace and connectivity. Influenced by Asian methods, treatments include soothing facials and deep-tissue massages that aim to rejuvenate both body and mind. For a more distinctive offering, embrace an astrology reading, exploring your stages of life and emphasising tools for managing life in new ways.


Celebrate your special day against a picturesque backdrop of the rugged Big Sur coastline. Two stunning outdoor venues provide the perfect location for an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, with the outdoor Upper and Lower Terraces accommodating your wedding party for a cocktail reception and dancing beneath the stars. Banquet menus are available and expert staff will assist with all the arrangements.

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There are two ADA compliant accessible rooms available in the Ventana Guest Room and Ventana Fireplace Room categories. One of these rooms, Ventana Fireplace Room has ADA features including the addition of a roll-in shower. ADA features of both rooms include raised toilet, grab bars around the shower and toilet and accessible wash basin.


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