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Romantic California Getaway: Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn Is a Vivid Cliffside Escape

For Californian couples looking to embark on a Valentine’s Day weekend escapade, here are some hotel stays to fulfill all your romantic fantasies. Big Sur has forever had a vivid love affair with nature, and the Post Ranch Inn truly captures that natural harmony, serenity and romance. Designed to make the most of its stunning natural surroundings, the Post Ranch Inn is made up of freestanding tree houses hidden in the redwood forest and coastal bungalows perched onto the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

These structures, which include the 39 suites and the two private guest houses, are all built with repurposed wood, natural stone, marble and glass. The cliffside Pacific Suites have a private deck with a stainless steel hot tub overlooking the cliff, as well as heated slate floors, a wood-burning fireplace and complimentary mini-bar with organic snacks.

The property also has two infinity spa pools that are kept at a constant 104 degrees, perfect for relaxing and taking in Big Sur's immense natural splendor.

The Post Ranch Inn is always adults-only, so you can assume they cater to couples year-round. For Valentine's Day weekend, consider the resort's "Romance at the Ranch" package, which includes accommodations, two four-course meals at the onsite restaurant, Sierra Mar, in-room couples massages, complimentary champagne and your choice of romantic activities, like morning yoga, a guided nature hike, a stargazing session, or borrowing a Lexus to take a roadtrip down the iconic Pacific Coast Highway to nearby state parks and beaches.


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