The Best Cliffside Resort in California

Above: Cliff House exterior and view.

Big Sur has got to be one of the most idyllic locations in California, let alone North America. The Post Ranch Inn has made the most of that, creating an unusual, private – and of course, relaxing — set of spaces just overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The luxury resort’s organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline. From here you can easily take a day trip over to Monterey or Carmel, but let me tell you — when you enter one of the Post Ranch Inn’s suites and witness the magnificent views, you’re not going to want to go anywhere. If you are looking for exclusivity, this is it. Two particular spaces – obviously very different in decor – stand out. They are:

Tree Houses are single standing structures built nine feet off the forest floor on stilts with a stairway to each entrance. Triangular in shape, each room has a bed in the center with a window seat, desk and fireplace in the corners. The Tree Houses are on the inland side with views of the trees and mountains from the windows and terrace.

Post Ranch Inn’s Tree House Suite
(Rooms for the Tree House Suites start at $895 nightly)

With a deck suspended over the cliffs, be closer to the waves than ever before in this extraordinary structure with 960 square feet of livable space. Enter through an enclosed garden courtyard into the secluded glass walled bedroom designed with custom-built furniture and a wood-burning fireplace. Soak in the views from the large indoor bathtub and shower. Details include luxurious amenities, a wet bar, and stained and polished concrete floors with radiant heat.

Another view of the Cliff House

(Rates start for the Cliff House at $2,185 nightly.)

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