An unforgettable lunch & view at Ventana Big Sur in California

Big Sur is more of a region than a town or city, it includes approximately 90 miles of coastline from Carmel-by-the-Sea down to San Simeon and extends 20 miles inland to the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. The region is known for its stunning coastline, charming towns, its redwood forests and many State Parks. Part of the Alila group and you can book through the Hyatt properties, Ventana Big Sur Glampsite in California is an adults-only resort that has been on my wishlist. Kids are welcome for lunch, so we drove up to check out the view and the resort. Sneaky yes, but can you blame me!?

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Sun Stone Sculpture by Joe Adams sits inside the Meditation circle at Ventana Big Sur

Last summer we spend a week exploring parts of Nothern California from San Francisco to Carmel by the Sea. We drove down through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and stopped at Julie Pfeiffer Burns Park, which features the tall and narrow McWay waterfalls that seem to flow right out of the rock. 

Even if you are not into big long hikes there are plenty of short hikes and easy walks that take you to gorgeous viewpoints and secret coves here. The park is also home to 300-foot redwoods some of which are over 2,500 years old. We then had an unforgettable lunch at Ventana Big Sur Glampsite located right on a cliff where the Pacific Ocean meets the Californian forest.

Lunch at Sur House, Ventana Big Sur

We had lunch at the Sur House that rises high above the Pacific where the forest and sea converge. The Chef takes his inspiration from this rich and fertile region, showcasing Big Sur’s seasonal bounty with ingredients from local farms and their inhouse organic garden. The menu was modern American cuisine, with a California’s Central Coast flair. We enjoyed our drinks, salads, Veggie wraps, Sandwiches and finished off with some homemade icecream and toffee cake!

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Came for the view but loved the lunch!

Expansive Views at Ventana Big Sur

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Glamping at Ventana Big Sur

Ventana Big Sur is an exclusive adult only luxury resort set amid 160 acres of forest on the rugged California coast. Whether you choose the rustic yet sophisticated villas & cottages, Glamping at the luxury safari-style tent at Redwood or the Canyon glampsite that is accessible only by foot, your stay here is guaranteed to be a stunning experience. “Ventana” means “window” in Spanish. The Tai Chi, yoga and Meditation Class is there to help facilitate you getting a peek into your soul.

They have put an elegant twist on one of the least enjoyable aspects of camping, with Bath House. It offers teak-enclosed showers, heated floors, full hotel amenities, marble vanities and gleaming restrooms. After all this isn’t camping, it is luxury camping!

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Photo by Ventana Big Sur

Ventana Big Sur Glampsite in California also comes with the best of modern conveniences, including daily housekeeping service, morning coffee and tea, access to custom-curated picnic baskets and other world-class amenities. There are group hikes, foraging walks, daily Sommelier led Wine & Cheese Hours in the evening, cozy heated blankets to cuddle up by the firepit under a star-studded sky at night. How romantic is that! When the kids are off at college, we will have to plan for some glamping at Ventana Big Sur in California!

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