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Summer "Rocks On" at Big Sur River Inn ...

We hope you are enjoying the final weeks of summer. We're having a great time at the River Inn – wonderful music on the lower deck and fantastic BBQ, seeing old friends and making new ones – it just doesn’t get any better than this! 

Fall in Big Sur is like an "Endless Summer ... an outstanding time to be along the central coast – the weather is clear and warm, and fewer travelers means a more relaxed experience for those of us lucky enough to be here.  We will be continuing our Sunday afternoon music on the lower deck at least through the beginning of October.  Join us for good food and top notch music from Kenny Stahl, Jackson Stock and others while dangling your feet in the cool, clear water of the Big Sur River

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Winter Return Package is Back

Plan a relaxing getaway to Big Sur and save a lot of money!  Beginning in November we will again be offering our Winter Return Package:  a room plus dinner and breakfast for two starting at $160 per night. 

It’s a great value, and a truly beautiful time to experience Big Sur.  The package will be available November through March, Sunday through Thursday nights, excluding holiday periods.  Call our front desk for details today: 800.548.3610 or 831.667.2700!

Zinck’s Night

Cornell University students and alumni the world over celebrate Zinck's Night on October 20th each year. Theodore Zinck’s was a well known drinking establishment in Ithaca NY, home of Cornell, for many years and the line ".......we'll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck's .....” is part of the "fight song" for all Cornellians. 

We will host Zinck's Night at the River Inn on October 20 from 4 to 7 ...... hors d'ourves and goodies will be served to all attending Cornellians that evening.  All Peninsula Cornellians and Cornellians from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo are invited.  RSVP to or 831-667-2700.

Big Sur Coast - On 2-Wheels

Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant is a favorite destination for motorcycle groups ... and individual riders alike. We recently welcomed the esteemed America West Motorcycle Tour.

Please reserve ahead for lodging and dining. Ask about our 2-Wheel Package that includes a gift certificate to the Burrito Bar!


It’s also the perfect time to arrange your next party or get-together with us.  The River Inn would love to host your family reunion, office party or special birthday or anniversary gathering.  We now smoke our own meats right here – how about a BBQ along the banks of the river?  And it’s not too soon to start thinking about family or office holiday parties.  Check with Selena or Andrea, our event coordinators, to make arrangements for just about any type of party you would like.  And ask about reduced off-season room rates for your gathering as well.

Thanks to Selena and Andrea, we had the privilege to host several amazing wedding events this year.  The River Inn is truly a magical place for such a special occasion, and the memories created will last a lifetime.  Selena has already booked several weddings for next year, so don’t wait to schedule the date you want.  We’ve organized many beautiful ceremonies, both inside our historic dining room and on the lawn next to the clear and tranquil river.  Check us out and read our reviews on and, and call Selena or Andrea: 800.548.3610.

Living in Big Sur

Guests often ask us how we came to Big Sur.  Many are interested in learning more about having a home in Big Sur and we always aim them toward Big Sur’s only Resident Real Estate Broker - Nancy Sanders.  Nancy is a Broker Associate with Sotheby’s International Realty and is always ready to discuss your interests and to show many of the beautiful properties and homes available in Big Sur and on the California Coast. 
Take a look at Nancy’s website:

Watch our website,, for more news about upcoming events and off-season packages and specials.  We look forward to seeing you this fall and winter, and are thrilled to have you as part of the Big Sur River Inn family.

See you soon!

Rick Aldinger
General Manager

Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant: 46840 Highway One - at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
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