Enjoy the serenity of Big Sur without the crowds. Highway One's closure is an opportunity to discover the richness of the Salinas Valley by way of Highway 101 South as the alternate route to Big Sur. Drivers travelling from the North can take Highway 101 South, transfer to Route 46 and then head back up Highway One North.
For airline travelers, alternate airports include:
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport (SBP), 2 1/2 hours South of Ventana
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), 4 hours South of Ventana
Once you arrive in Big Sur, Ventana Inn & Spa will warmly welcome you with its luxurious amenities and extraordinary beauty; it is the ideal retreat after a long drive.
In the mountains above the sea is a place of extraordinary beauty, Ventana Inn & Spa - a magnificent Central Coast California resort. In Spanish, Ventana means window, and no more fitting name could be chosen for this Big Sur resort. Ventana Inn & Spa is a window to the dramatic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, along with the green and gold flowered hills of the rugged Big Sur Coast. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the dramatic Pacific coastline, Ventana Inn is a luxurious Big Sur resort offering the ultimate in accommodations for those seeking a romantic getaway, luxurious escape or a relaxing vacation. Spacious suites and guestrooms are elegantly rustic with thoughtful appointments. Located on 243 acres in the heart of Big Sur, the Inn's unique one-and two-story buildings blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. Relax poolside, soak in Japanese hot baths, dine at the Ventana Bistro, rejuvenate at The Spa at Ventana or just contemplate the sky from your own private hammock. Afternoon wine and cheese reception, daily yoga classes, Guided Discovery Walk, and a sumptuous breakfast complete the Ventana experience. Hotel near Big Sur, United States.