Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant – Celebrating 86 Years in 2020!

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We all long for this…

that feeling of Summer Sunday afternoons spent, Bloody Mary in hand, with feet dangling in the cool Big Sur River, leaning all the way back in Adirondack chairs and listening to the tunes of a local live band drift by…

We miss it too.

Though the Adirondack chairs are dry docked, and the lawn is currently closed, these Big Sur River Inn traditions will return. To prepare for that happy day, think about getting yourself, your Mom, best friend or loved one, a River Inn gift card.

In anticipation of welcoming all our beloved guests back sooner rather than later (fingers crossed!) we are offering 25% off all gift cards purchased online. The gift cards are good for use everywhere on our property (except for gas purchases) and never expire.

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Current Status & Hours for Big Sur River Inn

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The dining room has a socially distance-approved floor plan and is serving a full bar and limited menu every day from 12-6pm. We hope to expand both the hours and the menu soon.

The General Store is open 8am-7pm stocked with prepared food items, fresh sandwiches, a big produce selection, marinated meats, packaged meals, flour, yeast, toilet paper, and all kinds of necessary items. We are still selling our toilet paper at cost and have lots of items that have been specially requested by our neighbors.

The Burrito Bar is open for extended lunch hours and will be serving its made-to-order burritos, wraps, pizzas, and smoothies.

Need propane? Show proof of Big Sur residence for 27% discount Thu-Mon, 9am-5pm.

Gas Pay at the pump is available 24 hours for gas purchases. Stop in Thursdays – Mondays from 9am-5pm and show proof of Big Sur residence for 27% discount.

The Inn is currently closed in compliance with California Governor mandates.

The Backyard is open once again!
We are counting on everyone to practice conscientious social distancing so that we can remain open to take care of everyone.

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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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ADA Accessible

Big Sur River Inn offers one ADA room is on the first floor (a Riverside Suite) and features a large bathroom with roll-in shower, both a fixed shower head and an adjustable height hand held shower head, a shower bench, grab bars around the commode and in the shower stall, and a roll-under sink. Bathroom provides ample turning radius. The room has a sound fire/smoke alarm. The room is accessible from the ADA designated space in the parking lot via an accessible path of travel.

Reception and Front Desk are available from the ADA parking space via an accessible path of travel as well. The restaurant, general store and lawn area may be accessed using level walkways along the front of the property.

Though you may book online, we suggest that you contact us by phone (800-548-3610 or 831-667-2700) to book your stay if you have accessibility needs. This will enable us to make your stay both comfortable and convenient.