The first hotel guests encounter from the north, this family-owned retreat has welcomed visitors since 1934. Today, it’s famous for its summer Sunday concerts, when guests eat barbecue on the lawns and cool off on Adirondack chairs in the Big Sur River.
Nestled among the redwoods in Castro Canyon, this is a place to disconnect. A warm, whimsical inn without cell service or WiFi, here you’ll find satisfying meals, gardens dripping with flowers and trails to nearby waterfalls.
At Big Sur’s most luxurious escape, guests stay in cliffside bungalows with Pacific Ocean panoramas or lofted treehouses with skylight views. Days are dedicated to infinity pools and guided hikes, while nights are spent in the impeccable restaurant or admiring the stars.
This article was originally published in the May 2019 issue of Silkwinds magazine