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Post Ranch Inn, Jade Pool, Big Sur, California, USA

Post Ranch Inn


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Carmel Valley Ranch £££££

  • USA
  • Wellness and Spa

Carmel Valley Ranch is the quintessential Californian resort, offering a huge range of fascinating activities. It has all the facilities that would be expected with pools, tennis courts, a golf course and a full-service spa but beyond this, there is so much more. With nearly 500 acres of lush grounds, the Carmel Valley Ranch offers a vineyard, organic garden and a world-class bee apiary. Many daily activities are on offer from adventure kitchen hands-on demonstrations and lavender soap and oil making, to mountain top yoga and star gazing. Scenic biking and hiking trails wind through the landscape making this the perfect destination for a family adventure or romantic retreat.

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The Ahwahnee Hotel £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a treasured lodge, nearly as famous as the park itself. Completed in 1927 and designed with the natural surroundings in mind. Public spaces are grand, with wooden beams, huge stone fireplaces, high ceilings and both the dining room and lounge having floor to ceiling windows. The 123 spacious rooms and suites, many with balconies, offer views of the surrounding wilderness. With access to many of the best walks and sights including Glacier Point, this is a fantastic place to stay for exploring the park.

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Belmond El Encanto £££££

  • USA
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Wellness and Spa

Located on the hillside in Santa Barbara, between the lush green mountains and the Pacific Ocean. El Encanto is a beautiful hideaway with Spanish design, fantastic views over the ocean and close to the buzzing town of Santa Barbara. The elegant boutique hotel has undertaken a seven-year restoration period to rejuvenate the historic building which dates back to 1913. Expansive swimming pools and a beautiful spa offers the opportunity to relax, and with the town of Santa Barbara on the doorstep, there is plenty to explore.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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