The most dramatically situated and architecturally ambitious of the Big Sur inns, Post Ranch Inn has rooms set along the bluffs and others tucked away in the forest. And what do we think of the clifftop rooms? Wow. As in: Wow, check out those end-of-the-earth ocean views and get a load of those James Bond–worthy bells and whistles. But also as in: Wow, $1,060 to $2,185 a night? Youch. Regular rooms start at $550—still a splurge, yes, but there’s no dreamier perch.
Written by Lisa Trottier; Photo by Dave G. Houser/Getty Images
Big Sur, California
47900 State 1
Big Sur, CA