A Spotlight On: Ventana Big Sur, a Grand Luxury Hotel

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How do you reconcile your nature-loving hippy side with your luxury lifestyle? By staying at the Ventana Big Sur, of course.

For many, Big Sur’s long rugged coastline, acres of towering redwoods, and winding mountain ranges make it one of the most beautiful landscapes in America. And the Ventana, puts you right at the heart of it.

Ventana Big Sur - Brand new hotels in 2018

Reasons to book

  • The rustic and contemporary designs look right at home in the Big Sur landscape.
  • The hotel looks incredible, but the views of the Big Sur from your window are even more so.
  • Heading out is as good as staying in, thanks to hiking trails, beaches, mountain bike tracks and horse riding within reach.
  • It offers one of the best “glamping” experiences in America.

Ventana Big Sur outdoor areas.

Long stretches of coast and thick forests make Big Sur a joy for the nature lover, and explorer. 

Ventana Big Sur - Brand new hotels 2018

Barely populated and home to the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the USA, once you enter Big Sur, you’re in another world. 

The rooms

Rustic and contemporary, the rooms at the Ventana Big Sur fit right into the gorgeous landscape which they call home. The hotel itself is built from weathered cedar, and every element of the interiors is hewn from natural materials- think stone, leather and lots of wood.

Ventana Big Sur - Pacific House Suite - Bed

Airy, spacious and home to a hot tub overlooking the ocean, the Pacific House Suite seems built with romance in mind.

Ventana Big Sur - The Coat House, Living room

Spanning 1,300 square feet and equipped with  living room, kitchen, dining area and outdoor deck and wood-burning fireplace, the Ventana Big Sur’s Coast House, is more “holiday home on the coast” than hotel room. 

With only 59 rooms and suites and the immensity of the Big Sur all around, the Ventana is an intimate and secluded hotel experience where you go to resource, recharge and feel at one with nature. Room sizes span from the generous (414 square feet) to the gargantuan (1300 square feet) and come with private decks from which to soak in breathtaking vistas without moderation. Many come with fire-places, and the suites offer deep soaking tubs and deck-side hammocks that are perfect to retreat to after a day of exploration.

Ventana Big Sur - Villa Living Room

Hotel room or a luxurious home on the edge of the wilds? It’s hard to tell the difference with the Ventana Villa’s two storey guest house. 

Ventana Big Sur - Hot Tub Suite

Overlooking meadows and redwood forests, the Vita Hot Tub Suite delivers some of the best views available in the hotel. It also comes with a hot tub, wood burning fireplace and outdoor seating area. 

The Ventana Big Sur’s rooms and suites are anything but traditional. But the hotel has one trick up its sleeve that shakes up the status quo: Glamping. Surrounded by towering redwoods and the sounds of nature, the Ventana’s safari-style tents are one of the best luxury camping facilities in America.

The hotel’s glamping sites let you experience the soul soothing pleasure of nature while enjoying the premium services of a world-class resort.

Ventana Big Sur - Glamping

Could this be one best couples experience money can buy? 

The Ventana’s glamping tents take all the sting out of camping without losing the essence of it: the outdoors. For your glamping experience, the hotel puts heated blankets, instant hot and cold potable water, and a Bath House with teak-enclosed showers and heated floors at your disposal to enjoy the great outdoors in complete toe-curling comfort.

The activities

Ventana Big Sur - Spa

Spa Alila – An enclave of peaceful bliss within the hotel 

The Ventana Big Sur seems tailor-made for nature lovers and spa aficionados. Due to its location at the confluence of mountain and sea, Big Sur offers a wealth of activities to enjoy such as biking and hiking trails, horseback riding, and kite surfing and diving.  But, if you want to make the most of the site’s curative properties and recharge, the Ventana’s Spa Alila offers holistic therapies to have you feeling like a new you in no time.

Booking

Enjoy a wealth of exclusive benefits by booking a stay at the Ventana Big Sur through us. All club members are assigned a dedicated personal assistant to help organize their travels. Our Privilege and Connoisseur members also benefit from:

  • Room Upgrades
  • Daily continental breakfast for two
  • Complimentary internet
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability
  • And 100 USD credit

For these benefits and other exclusive perks, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, and we’ll make sure your experience at the Ventana Big Sur is nothing less than exceptional.


About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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