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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. 


The Hawthorne Estate And Art Tour Package

Rates from $670.00

Enjoy an exclusive tour with Greg Hawthorne on his personal estate and guided tour through his art gallery. Complimentary wine and cheese reception and privately led estate tour. Tour the estate of Big Sur Artist Greg Hawthorne, enjoy specially selected wines & local cheeses.
Package includes:

  • $75 Resort Credit
  • Friday Transportation to Hawthorne Estate
  • Friday Only Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception At Hawthorne Gallery
  • Friday Hour Tour of Estate & Gallery exclusively led by Artists Greg Hawthorne 5pm – 6pm
  • Welcome VIP Fruit Plate

Offer valid through March 14, 2014. Rates subject to space availability and tour is only offered Friday evenings. Taxes and gratuities not included.


Relaxing Retreat in Big Sur

Rates from $680.00

This is where gorgeous, unspoiled terrain meets getting seriously spoiled. Carved into a breathtaking stretch of California’s Central Coast, Ventana Inn & Spa offers wilderness hikes, hot soaks in traditional Japanese baths, peaceful swings in your private hammock, and so much more.

Your package includes:

• Spa welcome basket (a $70 value)
• Welcome bottle of wine hand-chosen by Ventana’s sommelier
• $300 toward a spa treatment of your choice
• $150 toward dinner at The Restaurant at Ventana with panoramic ocean views

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.


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.


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.