Beautiful Ventana Inn in Big Sur California
The simple pleasures are the best at the Ventana Inn taking a walk in the woods, reading a book beside a real wood fire, cuddling with your sweetie, sipping wine while watching wild turkeys strut on the lawn at dusk.
The Ventana Inn underwent an extensive renovation in 2008 which included an upgraded and expanded breakfast area, updated guest rooms, and a new outdoor fire pit. The views and surroundings are still the same and it retains its woodsy, connected-to-the-surroundings feel. We think the changes are all for the better, but some visitors say they liked it better the way it was.
Designed by Kipp Stewart of Big Sur, Ventana is a completely unique Central Coast California resort where 12 one- and two-story buildings of weathered cedar are scattered in a mountain meadow among landscaped gardens. Accented by redwood, oak and bay laurel trees, 60 oversized guestrooms, and spacious suites offer rustic sophistication and romantic allure.
All accommodations feature a deck or patio with forest, canyon, mountain or distant ocean views. Some decks have personal outdoor spas. Most rooms have a wood-burning fireplace, separate living area, a spacious bath with open enclosure slate/tub/shower, dressing area and custom bath amenities. Interior appointments include a luxurious king-size bed.
Color tones keep in harmony with the coastal setting: sage, rust, deep browns, cream and soft gold tones. Amenities include luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding, hooded terry cloth robes, slippers, umbrella, binoculars, in-room safe, refreshment honor bar, coffee and tea service, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, telephone, daily newspaper, walking sticks, flashlights and nightly turndown service.
Newly renovated suites have flat screen LCD television monitors, DVD players and Bose surround sound systems. All other accommodations have flat-screen televisions for use with DVD. The resort has an extensive complimentary DVD library.
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