Gorgeous Getaway: Ventana Big Sur Reopens

The Alila Resort's extensive and elegant refresh stayed true to its rustic, ocean-view'd setting.

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The Pacific, a sunset, a good friend, and you: The newly renovated Ventana Big Sur includes spots made for relaxing and ocean-based appreciation, like this one seen at the Spa Alila.
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The Pacific, a sunset, a good friend, and you: The newly renovated Ventana Big Sur includes spots made for relaxing and ocean-based appreciation, like this one seen at the Spa Alila.
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Wood, stone, and warm lights greet guests at the resort entrance.
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Ventana Big Sur is "(s)et among 160 sprawling acres of rolling meadows and towering redwoods," which means feathery visitors like turkeys sometimes make a surprise cameo.
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Where to tuck in for the night? There are plenty of guestrooms, villas, and suites to choose from, but the number of private spaces is intimate and not overwheming. Look for 59 in all.
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Throw on a vintage album, sip some java, or play a game of pool at the aptly named on-site hobnobbery, The Social House.
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The Social House also includes a fireplace and cozy spots made for chatting.
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The Sur House restaurant's "expanded terrace" comes with a view that might re-enter your conversation for years whenever anyone mentions the Pacific.
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Breakfast is also available on the terrace.
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There are two pools on the property: The Meadow Pool and The Mountain Pool.
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The brand-new Redwood Canyon Glampsites will draw those visitors looking for a tree-close experience, but one that comes with electric lights, a comfy raised bed, and other comfort-enhancing details.
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For an even closer experience among the trees, seek out a hammock. Next step: Dally away the afternoon.
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Ventana Big Sur reopened on Friday, Oct. 20 after a multi-month closure. Call the Alila Resort for more information on a guestroom, suite, or villa, Sur House restaurant reservations, the Spa Alila menu, or how to book a Redwood Canyon Glampsite.
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