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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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Guestrooms

Guestrooms

Surrounded by redwood, oak and bay laurel trees, 60 spacious guestrooms, suites and villas all offer rustic sophistication and romantic allure.

All accommodations feature a deck or patio with forest, mountain, canyon or ocean views. Some decks offer personal outdoor spas. Most rooms have a wood-burning fireplace, separate living area and custom bath amenities.


Ventana Guestroom

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Flat Screen TV - DVD Player - Binoculars

Ventana Guestroom

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Flat Screen TV - DVD Player - Binoculars

This comfortable room features a king size bed, window seat, well-appointed bathroom and private deck with views of the Big Sur canyons or Pacific coastline. Room is 414 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Ventana Fireplace Room

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 471 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

Ventana Fireplace Room

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 471 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

This comfortable room features a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, window seat, well-appointed bathroom and private deck with Big Sur Wilderness ocean or canyon views. Room is from 414 to 471 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk.


Superior Fireplace Room

  • Forest or Canyon Views
  • 485 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Fireplace - Dining Alcove - Wet Bar

Superior Fireplace Room

  • Forest or Canyon Views
  • 485 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck
  • Fireplace - Dining Alcove - Wet Bar

This spacious room features a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar, window seat, well-appointed bathroom and private deck with Big Sur wilderness forest or canyon views. Room ranges from 480 to 485 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class and a guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Big Sur Suite

  • Forest or Ocean Views
  • 919 Sq. Ft
  • Private Deck
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Suite

  • Forest or Ocean Views
  • 919 Sq. Ft
  • Private Deck
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Suites are spacious and airy, with serene views of the ocean or forest canyon. The second floor suites feature a king size four poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and a large 300 square foot deck private deck with hammock for lounging. Large bathrooms include oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The suite is 619 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Superior Hot Tub Suite

  • Ocean View
  • 799 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck with Hot Tub
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

Superior Hot Tub Suite

  • Ocean View
  • 799 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck with Hot Tub
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

This suite features a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, window seat and well-appointed bathroom. The 300 square foot deck has a private hot tub and ocean views.  Suite is 499 square feet. The two Superior Hot Tub Suites are located in the Coast House and can be combined with a common living area. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Big Sur Spa Suite

  • Forest or Ocean Views
  • 919 Sq. Ft
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Spa Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Spa Suite

  • Forest or Ocean Views
  • 919 Sq. Ft
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Spa Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Suites are spacious and airy, with serene views of the ocean or forest canyon. These ground floor suites feature a king size four poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and a large 300 square foot deck private deck with hammock for lounging and a spa tub set at the perfect temperature and always ready for use. Large bathrooms include oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. The suite is 619 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Big Sur Villa

  • Canyon Views
  • 1198 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Spa Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Villa

  • Canyon Views
  • 1198 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Spa Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

The two-story villa features a large living room with a queen size sofa bed pull out, wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, and wet bar. A spacious private deck, with spa tub and hammock overlooking forest, canyon or ocean completes the first-floor accommodations. The second floor has a high-ceiling bedroom with a king size bed, spacious bathroom with separate shower and oversized soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, make-up mirror, dressing area and private balcony. Big Sur Villa square footage ranges from 930-1198 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Big Sur Cottage

  • Canyon View
  • 1322 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Private Hot Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Big Sur Cottage

  • Canyon View
  • 1322 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Hammcock - Private Hot Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

This luxurious free standing unit features a king size four poster bed, cozy seating area in front of the wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar and large bathroom with oversize soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks, separate shower and dressing area. Situated at the top of the hill above the other guest rooms, the Cottage House is a secluded retreat. The 600 square foot deck has an oversized hammock, private hot tub and amazing forest canyon views.  Room is 722 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Vista Hot Tub Suite

  • Meadow or Ocean Views
  • 1373 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Private Hot Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

Vista Hot Tub Suite

  • Meadow or Ocean Views
  • 1373 Sq. Ft.
  • Private Deck - Private Hot Tub
  • Seating Area - Fireplace - Dining Alcove

These spacious suites are at the edge of a meadow with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Luxurious appointments include leather furniture, four-poster beds, cedar ceilings and floors, wood-burning fireplace, dining area, wet bar and an oversized bathroom, which includes an open slate shower, bath and dressing area. The 600 square foot deck has a private hot tub and meadow views. Suite is 773 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Pacific House Room

  • Ocean Views
  • 861 Sq. Ft. - Heated travertine tile floor
  • Private Deck - Private Hot Tub
  • Skylights - Fireplace - Vaulted Ceilings

Pacific House Room

  • Ocean Views
  • 861 Sq. Ft. - Heated travertine tile floor
  • Private Deck - Private Hot Tub
  • Skylights - Fireplace - Vaulted Ceilings

This luxurious room features a king-size poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, a large bathroom with mobile glass windows, an oversized soaking tub for two, double vanity sinks and a separate shower. The 227-square-foot deck has a private hot tub and distant ocean views. The room is 634 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Ventana Guest Room Accessible

  • Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft. - Accessible
  • Roll-In Shower
  • Flat Screen TV - DVD Player - Binoculars

Ventana Guest Room Accessible

  • Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft. - Accessible
  • Roll-In Shower
  • Flat Screen TV - DVD Player - Binoculars

This accessible room features a king size bed, window seat, well-appointed bathroom with a roll-in shower, lowered peep hole, lowered closet rods and private deck with views of the Big Sur canyons. Room is 414 square feet. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk."


Ventana Fireplace Room Accessible

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft. - Accessible
  • Roll-in Shower
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

Ventana Fireplace Room Accessible

  • Ocean or Canyon Views
  • 414 Sq. Ft. - Accessible
  • Roll-in Shower
  • Fireplace - DVD Player - Binoculars

This accessible room features a king size bed, wood burning fireplace, window seat, well-appointed bathroom with a roll-in shower, lowered peep hole, lowered closet rods and private deck with Big Sur canyon views. Rate includes daily continental Big Sur breakfast. Please note, rates quoted do not include a daily Resort Fee of $30 per day. Amenities included in the daily resort fee are: daily wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, morning yoga class, and guided "Ventana Discovery Walk.