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It’s not too late to book your holiday party at the Big Sur River Inn.  Selena and Andrea are ready to help you plan the perfect get-together this holiday season.  Is there a birthday coming up?  A family reunion?  From small to large, simple to elegant, we can create a memorable and fun event for you.

And don’t forget to make your Thanksgiving dinner reservations.  We’ll be serving a delicious, home cooked menu from noon till nine on Thanksgiving Day, and we would be honored to have you and your family join us.  » Take a look at the Thanksgiving Menu here.

If you’re needing a break from the stress of holiday shopping, check out our "Winter Return" package.  You’ll enjoy a cozy guest room including dinner and breakfast for two people.  And it’s a great value, starting at just $160 per night.  The package is available Sunday through Thursday nights, now through March, excluding holiday periods. This also makes a great gift for family and friends ... who doesn't love a Big Sur getaway! Limited availability: 831-667-2700.

If you’re still looking for a great gift idea for that special someone, River Inn gift cards are sure to please.  They can be purchased for any dollar amount, and are redeemable for a stay in a room, at the general store and in the restaurant.  Gift cards can be purchased in person or over the phone.

The Heartbeat Gallery at The Big Sur River Inn also has a wide array of great gift ideas.  Amazing artwork, tons of jewelry and clothing as well as many other gift items that are uniquely "Big Sur".  Teresa is offering a 20% discount on anything in her store to the readers of this newsletter!  The offer is good through the end of this year.  Give her a call at (831) 667-2557 or visit her on the web at or at

We’re in the midst of planning a very special New Year’s Eve at the River Inn, and would love to celebrate it with you!  Give us a call to make your reservation for a fun evening.  We will post details on our website soon.


I would like to introduce a very talented photographer to our friends in San Diego area.  His name is Michael Sakasegawa and he is part of the River Inn family.  He specializes in child and family portraits as well as event photography. 

Please take a look at samples of Michael's work at and

Finally, I would like to wish all our friends and family a very peaceful and happy holiday season.  Remember to enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones during this very special time of year.

Rick Aldinger
General Manager

Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant: 46840 Highway One - at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
(direct) 831.667.2700 | (toll free) 800.548.3610 |