Joie de Vivre

Explore all of Joie de Vivre's unique hotels, restaurants and spas.

In between the California coast and its rugged wilderness lies a resort ready to weave its own spiritual magic over its guests.

Ventana Inn & Spa brings luxury to nature, while embodying the peaceful essence that is Big Sur.

Whether you come to explore, to romance or to relax, you may very well leave a changed person.

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Services & Amenities

Ventana Inn & Spa Japanese Baths

Our luxuriously appointed Big Sur hotel offers all the comforts you would expect from a Joie De Vivre hotel.

Hotel Services

  • The Restaurant at Ventana showcases fresh, sustainable ingredients from California's Central Coast
  • The Spa at Ventana offers massages, facials, body treatments and specialized therapy
  • Room service
  • Afternoon wine and cheese reception
  • Boutique gift store
  • Fine art gallery featuring work of local artists
  • Resort fee ($30/day) includes: Shuttle transportation to local Big Sur shops and restaurants and daily extended continental breakfast
  • Morning Yoga Classes
  • Daily guided "Discovery Walk" of Ventana's property
  • Daily Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Wi-Fi (both in-room and public areas)

Leisure Amenities

  • Complimentary daily guided property walks
  • Complimentary daily yoga or Pilates class
  • Two 4-foot-deep swimming pools, one of which is clothing optional
  • Two Japanese hot baths, one with sauna
  • Guest fitness facility with step masters, gliders, free weights and treadmills
  • 1,200 book library
  • DVD library

Business Amenities

  • High speed Internet connection in rooms and public spaces
  • Outdoor and indoor meeting venues that can accommodate up to 120 attendees

Guestroom Amenities

  • Flat screen television with DVD player
  • Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Hooded terry cloth robes
  • Slippers
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Private label bath accessories
  • Daily newspaper
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrella
  • In-room safe
  • Refreshment honor bar
  • Coffee and tea service
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Sun deck
  • Most facilities are handicap accessible