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Post Ranch Inn Named Best California Resort

The glamorous Big Sur getaway earns top honors from Travel + Leisure readers

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Posted 4 years agoby Jessica Marshall

The special blend of VIP luxury and breathtaking views that defines this Central Coast hideaway has set Post Ranch Inn atop best-of lists for decades, and its latest crowning is no less impressive. Travel + Leisure has named it the Best California Hotel as part of its 2018 World’s Best Awards winners. And with Highway 1 set to reopen this week, all access will be restored to the resort, which is located 30 miles south of Carmel.


Praise poured in from the readers around the globe, who called out magnificent vistas (Post Ranch Inn sits atop a 1,200-foot ocean bluff), luxury lodging options—like the glass-roofed elevated treehouses—and surprising amenities, including the free Lexus loaner on property.

T+L also called out Post Ranch Inn’s spa offerings, particularly the unique guided shaman session. Starting at $315 per person ($515 for two people), guests spend 60 or 90 minutes with a spiritual healer who will walk through clearing negative influences, healing spiritual wounds, and aligning energy.


Looking for more places to be pampered in California? Read about luxury experiences across the state.


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