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Ventana Big Sur, California

Ventana Inn Guest Room
Guest rooms at Ventana Inn & Spa include luxe extras like private porches and fireplaces.

California’s idyllic Central Coast serves as the backdrop for this inn, set on 243 acres of rolling meadows and wooded hillsides. The spa utilizes natural elements (eucalyptus, lavender, pine and sage) in its treatments. A complimentary breakfast is served in your room, while the restaurant features locally sourced, eco-harvested fare in a rustic, lodge-like dining room. Opt for a Superior Fireplace Room for coziness, as well as a private deck with forest views. Rooms from $600 per night.