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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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Specials


4th Night Free

Rates from $547 a night

Stay three nights and get the fourth night free.

Fourth night Free will be applied at check-in.

Based upon availability. 


Spa Escape

Rates from $680.00

Enjoy relaxation and inner peace.
Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations for two nights
  • Welcome Basket from the Spa upon arrival
  • $300 Spa Credit
  • $150 Dining Credit
  • Sommeliers selection bottle of wine

Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes, Resort Fee and gratuities not included. Offer valid January 1, 2012 – December 30, 2014.  The Spa Escape package is subject to availability through December 31, 2014. Blackout dates may apply. Rates vary by room type and arrival date. Subject to change without notice and must be booked at least 2 days prior to arrival date. Prices do not include tax, gratuity or $30 per night resort fee. Complete information on room categories and pricing is available from our reservations department.


Sweet Suite Experience

Rates from $729.00

There is no other way to sweeten a deal more than with a sweet suite value! The Ventana Inn & Spa offers our Suite guests a 20% savings off our Best Available Rate and a Complimentary Resort Fee.

Offer may not be combined with any other discount or promotion. Rates subject to availability. Blackout Dates apply. Reservations hold a 14 day cancellation policy prior to arrival date.


Romance at Ventana

Rates from $829.00

Escape reality, if only for a night. Let us help set the mood with a blissful escape to Ventana Inn & Spa. Let us set the mood with a complimentary upgrade at the time of booking, flowers, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Experience the joy of yoga or tai chi with a private lesson, or splurge in our spa with a credit.
Package includes:

  • Room Upgrade at the time of booking
  • Complimentary Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne & Chocolate Cover Strawberries
  • Fresh Seasonal Arrangement (Value $125)
  • Private Couples Yoga or Tai Chi class or $105 Credit to the Spa At Ventana

Offer valid September 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2014. Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes and gratuities not included.


Big Sur Wilderness Package

Rates from $580 a night

Explore the Big Sur back-country and coastline with local guide/naturalist/forager Stephen Copeland, who will lead you on a private hike - or drive - to the area’s most dramatic, hidden sites. This is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Big Sur up close. Grey Whales, seals, secret waterfalls, ancient redwoods, and Monarch Butterflies are just a few highlights.

After the coastal air and exercise, your dining credit at The Restaurant at Ventana may leave an equal impression. Hikes and walks are available for all abilities.

Package Includes:

  • Two-Nights Deluxe Room Accommodations for Two Adults
  • Private Guided Hike with Picnic Lunch
  • $200 Food and Beverage Credit at The Restaurant at Ventana
  • Daily newspaper, Evening Wine Hour, Daily Yoga and access to the Japanese Hot Baths.

Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes, Resort Fee and gratuities not included. Offer valid January 1, 2012 – December 30, 2014


Starry, Starry Night Package

Rates from $700 a night

Miles from any city lights and with the clear air of the Pacific Coast, the stars seem magical in their intensity and the moon can be bright enough to cast shadows. The Starry, Starry Nights package salutes the spectacle of the nighttime sky in Big Sur.

Package includes:

  • Three Nights Deluxe Room Accommodations for Two Adults
  • Welcome Basket
  • $200 Credit per stay for The Restaurant at Ventana
  • $300 Credit per stay for Spa at Ventana
  • Sumptuous Big Sur breakfast and Daily Discovery Walk
  • Daily newspaper, Evening Wine Hour, Daily Yoga or Pilates and access to the Japanese hot baths.

Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes, Resort Fee and gratuities not included. Offer valid January 1, 2012 – December 30, 2014. 


Photo Safari

Rates from $1,099 a night

With its seascapes and vistas, few locations are better suited for nature photography than Big Sur. Experience this visual beauty through the camera with local fine art photographer and instructor David J. Gubernick, as he guides you on a photo shoot of Big Sur. You'll shoot during the magic hours before sunset and then review your images upon returning to Ventana. While you relax over dinner, David will produce your best into a large-format, archival print commemorating your trip. All necessary camera gear will be provided.
  
Package includes:

  • Two Nights Deluxe Room Accommodations for Two Adults
  • Two-hour Photography Session and Safari Tour
  • One 16" x 24" Archival Print
  • Dinner for Two - $150 Dining Credit at The Restaurant at Ventana
  • $300 Spa Credit at The Spa at Ventana
  • Daily newspaper, Evening Wine Hour, Daily Yoga and access to the Japanese hot baths. 

Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes, Resort Fee and gratuities not included. Offer validJanuary 1, 2012 – December 30, 2014. Seven (7) days advance purchase required.


Kindred Spirit

Rates from $685 a night

Package includes: 

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Couples Spa Welcome Basket
  • $150.00 dinner credit
  • 80-minute Couples Experience at the spa at Ventana Inn
  • Special turndown amenity each night

Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes, Resort Fee and gratuities not included. Complimentary upgrade to suite based upon availability at time of booking to next suite category.