Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort

california, united states

  • alarm clock
  • bath products
  • bedding
  • bedside lighting
  • chest
  • cooler
  • electric blankets
  • electricity
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • fire extinguisher
  • fire pit / ring
  • firewood
  • flashlights
  • free parking
  • hammock
  • hiking sticks
  • housekeeping
  • lanterns
  • paid parking
  • running water - sinks
  • small camp store
  • towels
  • turndown service
  • water-cooler
  • hiking
  • nature walks
  • stargazing
  • wildlife observing
  • On-site Restuarant

Sur House at Ventana Big Sur

The Sur House restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, rises high above the Pacific where the forest and sea converge. Drawing on his experiences in kitchens across the country, Corsentino crafts coastal cuisine—using Pacific-sourced seafood delivered by local fishermen, free-range meats from local farmers, produce from nearby foragers and homemade accoutrements—inspired by the sustainable ingredients of California’s Central Coast and the melting pot of America’s culinary havens.

A 10,000-bottle cellar of small-production Central Coast wines has been carefully assembled by a team of local vintners and The Sur House sommelier. Craft cocktails and a curated selection of beer, along with a specialty bar menu, also are offered.

  • Taxes

    10.5% occupancy tax. Monterey Country Tourism Assessment is $2.00. CA Tourism Assessment Fee .195%

  • Gift Cards

    Yes, please inquire

  • Included in the Rates

    Daily housekeeping, Morning coffee/tea, Access to ice chests & custom-curated picnic baskets, Power bricks with electrical & USB plug-ins, Handheld lanterns & reading lights, Hickory walking stick, & Bath House fully-stocked with towels/shower amenities

  • Gratuity

    Not expected, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    No additional fees

  • Parking

    1 vehicle per tent is included. Additional vehicle charge is $10 a day.

  • Cellular Signal

    Limited

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong

  • Minimum Age for Children

    None

  • Additional Guests

    No additional guests accepted overnight.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Personal items, cookware and food.

  • Check-in

    4 p.m.

  • Check-out

    11 a.m.

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Notice 14 days prior to arrival is required to receive a refund.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are welcome. One $150 pet fee per stay for dog owners. Comes with dog bed and water bowl.

How Do I Get There?

From the South:

Head north on US HWY 1 / CA-1.

Turn right onto Coast Ridge Road.

At fork, turn to the left to access Ventana Campground (turning right takes you to Ventana Big Sur resort)

From the North:

Fly into MRY, SFO, SJC or OAK then follow the below:

Make your way south on US HWY 1 / CA-1.

Turn left onto Coast Ridge Road.

At fork, turn to the left to access Ventana Campground (turning right takes you to Ventana Big Sur resort)

View Google Maps

When you reach the edge of the continent, where the sky, the sea, the mountains and the redwoods all converge, you find a place of unmatched beauty and tranquility. You feel the pull that has drawn artists and thinkers for centuries. And you’re enveloped by the same inspiration to discover, (dis)connect and create. You’ve reached Ventana Big Sur, an enclave tucked among the forests in one of the most iconic and dramatic landscapes on Earth. It’s a place where you see the world, and even yourself, a little bit differently. Where you can find your center, soothe your body and stir your imagination. And where romantics, visionaries and seekers find the fuel that feeds their souls. Big Sur is just one of those majestic places. 

Ventana Big Sur offers a luxury resort experience. Perched on the edge of the continent in Big Sur, overlooking the dramatic California coastline, Ventana's new Redwood Canyon Glampsites put you in the middle of it all.  Sleep deeply on a custom-designed plush mattress with luxury hotel linens in one of their 15 newly introduced safari-style canvas tent. Marvel at the views of a 20-acre canyon. Light up the fire pit, make s’mores and tell stories — or just let the landscape do all the talking. It’s a luxury camping experience, a more refined way to connect with the outdoors. You’ll experience the full splendor of Big Sur, while still relishing all the amenities and services of a world-class glamping resort:

Ventana Big Sur even put an elegant twist on one of the least-enjoyable aspects of outdoor living, with their brand-new glamping Bath House with teak-enclosed showers, heated floors, marble vanities and gleaming restroom facilities. This isn’t camping — it’s glamping. 

Glamping Types

  • Tents

Great For

  • corporate / events
  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • pets
  • romantic
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Experience

  • countryside
  • forest / woods

Total Accommodations

  • 15

Minimum Night Stay

  • 2 - based on occupancy levels

Rates Based On

  • per unit based on double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open: Year-round

Memorial day towards the end of October are great times to visit, otherwise keep in mind the winter months have shorter days.

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Accommodations

  • Redwood Retreats

    $350.00
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    03
  • Amenities
    • alarm clock
    • bath products
    • bedding
    • bedside lighting
    • chest
    • cooler
    • electric blankets
    • electricity
    • electricity - lights
    • electricity - outlets
    • fire extinguisher
    • fire pit / ring
    • firewood
    • flashlights
    • free parking
    • hammock
    • hiking sticks
    • housekeeping
    • lanterns
    • paid parking
    • running water - sinks
    • small camp store
    • towels
    • turndown service
    • water-cooler
  • Activities
    • hiking
    • nature walks
    • stargazing
    • wildlife observing
  • Dining Options
    • On-site Restuarant

    Sur House at Ventana Big Sur

    The Sur House restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, rises high above the Pacific where the forest and sea converge. Drawing on his experiences in kitchens across the country, Corsentino crafts coastal cuisine—using Pacific-sourced seafood delivered by local fishermen, free-range meats from local farmers, produce from nearby foragers and homemade accoutrements—inspired by the sustainable ingredients of California’s Central Coast and the melting pot of America’s culinary havens.

    A 10,000-bottle cellar of small-production Central Coast wines has been carefully assembled by a team of local vintners and The Sur House sommelier. Craft cocktails and a curated selection of beer, along with a specialty bar menu, also are offered.

  • Policies
    • Taxes

      10.5% occupancy tax. Monterey Country Tourism Assessment is $2.00. CA Tourism Assessment Fee .195%

    • Gift Cards

      Yes, please inquire

    • Included in the Rates

      Daily housekeeping, Morning coffee/tea, Access to ice chests & custom-curated picnic baskets, Power bricks with electrical & USB plug-ins, Handheld lanterns & reading lights, Hickory walking stick, & Bath House fully-stocked with towels/shower amenities

    • Gratuity

      Not expected, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      No additional fees

    • Parking

      1 vehicle per tent is included. Additional vehicle charge is $10 a day.

    • Cellular Signal

      Limited

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong

    • Minimum Age for Children

      None

    • Additional Guests

      No additional guests accepted overnight.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Personal items, cookware and food.

    • Check-in

      4 p.m.

    • Check-out

      11 a.m.

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Notice 14 days prior to arrival is required to receive a refund.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are welcome. One $150 pet fee per stay for dog owners. Comes with dog bed and water bowl.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    From the South:

    Head north on US HWY 1 / CA-1.

    Turn right onto Coast Ridge Road.

    At fork, turn to the left to access Ventana Campground (turning right takes you to Ventana Big Sur resort)

    From the North:

    Fly into MRY, SFO, SJC or OAK then follow the below:

    Make your way south on US HWY 1 / CA-1.

    Turn left onto Coast Ridge Road.

    At fork, turn to the left to access Ventana Campground (turning right takes you to Ventana Big Sur resort)

    View Google Maps