Go Big This Summer

Glamping, Go Big This Summer, Marin Magazine

Every season is special at Ventana Big Sur—but summer is the perfect time to experience the place where the sea, the sky, the mountains and the redwoods meet.

Whether you want to soak up the views with world-class coastal cuisine on The Sur House terrace, take a guided hike through the wilderness or enjoy a camping trip that really isn’t like camping at all, the days are long and full of possibility.

What adventures will you choose for your Ventana summer getaway? 

Outdoor luxury at the Redwood Canyon Glampsites

It’s just like those camping trips of old—that is, if those trips had safari-style tents (with housekeeping service), plush beds, custom picnic baskets and even luxurious, gleaming restrooms and showers. You can still make s’mores by the fire, of course. But everything at Ventana’s glampsites, even the s’mores, is an elevated experience.

Activities to connect with nature

Big Sur is a place where seekers have come for centuries—and here, you can find whatever you’re seeking, too. Try a guided hike through the forest or a tour of iconic locations and galleries. Have a meet-and-greet with birds of prey and learn from a master falconer. Connect with yourself through a guided meditation surrounded by towering redwoods. The Alila Experience Program offers you the chance to explore outside or look within.

Spa treatments under the sky

At Spa Alila, the healing powers of earth and sea are in full force, with treatments rooted in both ancient and modern methods from around the world. And with Ventana’s new outdoor cabanas, perfect for couples, you’ll feel rejuvenated and pampered as the ocean breezes wash over you.

Fine dining, high above the Pacific

The Sur House is renowned for its inventive coastal dishes, but there’s something else to savor here—views that are just as awe-inspiring as the cuisine. Enjoy your meal on the terrace, with the ocean below, or simply gather for a starry nightcap by the fire. This is Big Sur at its best.

Ventana’s 160-acre property also features two heated pools, an infinity-edge hot tub and various paths and trails, so you can always find a way to get outside and play. And when you’re in your room, spacious balconies, patios and even outdoor showers help you stay connected with nature.

Make this summer bigger than ever—book your stay at Ventana Big Sur today.