Highway 1 at Mud Creek will reopen by 11 a.m. on July 20, 2018, Caltrans confirmed on Tuesday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Ragged Point Inn at that time.
The highway has been shut down between Salmon Creek and Gorda since a massive landslide wiped out the roadway a little more than one year ago. The May 20, 2017 landslide sent about 6 million cubic yards of rock and dirt onto the highway and into the ocean. It was the largest slide ever along California’s Big Sur coast and created about 2,400 feet of new shoreline.
Crews have been working to reconstruct a 1/4-mile section of the highway over the landslide. Caltrans says the new highway is buttressed with a series of embankments, berms, rocks, netting, culverts, and other stabilizing material. Caltrans says the construction is two months ahead of its initial mid-September estimate. The project cost $54 million.
The Big Sur River Inn is an unforgettable one-stop vacation destination where traditions are born and thrive, year after year. Nestled amid towering redwoods along the scenic Big Sur River, the River Inn was Big Sur’s first hotel and restaurant, and remains a beloved gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
The Big Sur River Inn, originally the Apple Pie Inn, has been the site of fun family vacations, wedding celebrations and quiet Big Sur getaways for many generations….
We invite you to relax from the pressure of civilization on the sun-dappled deck beside the Inn’s outdoor pool, renew your spirit with great food and drink in our historic dining room overlooking the Big Sur River, reconnect with life’s simple pleasures as you lie back in the soft, fragrant grass on the banks of the River.
The Big Sur River Inn is steeped in romance, history and 1930’s nostalgia. We look forward to sharing our little slice of paradise with you.
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This February, LA based travel writer, Nile Cappello wrote an article titled “How to pend 48 hours in Big Sur.” Cappello wrote a lovely overview of the various places to eat and stay in Big Sur. We, the Big Sur River Inn, made the feature list!
How to Spend 48 Hours in Big Sur on the California Central Coast
By Nile Cappello / February 21, 2018
“For a more low-key and affordable stay, the Big Sur River Inn offers lodging farther north, on the banks of the Big Sur River. Opened in 1934 as the first hotel in the area, this property is steeped in tradition and nostalgia, and draws generations back year after year to its outdoor pool, riverfront restaurant, and waterfront Adirondack chairs. Located on the side of Highway 1 and surrounded by forestry and campgrounds, visitors are ideally positioned to explore Big Sur’s unspoiled natural landscape.
All of us at the River Inn treasure our time spent down by the river, and invite you to join us in our backyard. The 2018 music season kicks of April 29th with the Big Sur International Marathon. See you all there!