Our Winter Return Special is back!!! Scroll down for details …

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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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big sur river inn and restaurant 30 anniversary

Celebrate 30 years of stewardship with our
Family Reunion Series

In 1988, the Perlmutter Family began their journey as stewards of the River Inn. To celebrate their 30 years here in Big Sur, we will be hosting a “Family Reunion” gathering on the 30th of each month.

Details will be available prior to every Family Reunion on Facebook.

Each month will be different, featuring nostalgic goodies from our kitchen and a beverage vendor who loves Big Sur River Inn as much as we do. Spread the word, and let’s celebrate!

Winter Return Special
stay with us and enjoy breakfast and dinner for free*


Single Queen $150 (plus tax)
Double Queen $175 (plus tax)
Riverside Suite $275 (plus tax)
Deluxe Suite $295 (plus tax)


*Offer valid Sunday – Thursday nights, now through March 15, 2018
*Not valid Sunday night, February 18, 2018
*Dinner and breakfast are allocated $45 per person and given as a gift card upon arrival
*Available with advance reservation only

Call for reservations


Easter is a great fun day for us here at Big Sur River Inn. This year we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn. The hunt will start at exactly 10:30am on April 1st… no yolk! (hahaha)

We will also be offering our special Easter Brunch from 8am – 4pm in the restaurant. Join us before or after for brunch and/or just a mimosa.

Reservations available starting February 1st.

Mother’s Day

As always, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day with food, drinks, music, and sunshine (we’ve already put our order in for perfect weather!). What is your favorite Mother’s Day ritual? How do you make the mom(s) in your life feel special? Will you be bringing her to Big Sur River Inn for brunch again?

Reservations will be available starting February 1st. Brunch will be available 8am – 4pm on Sunday, May 13th.

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Roadside Motel & River View Suites  square-purple  Riverside Dining in our Full-Service Restaurant  square-purple  General Store with Burrito & Pizza Bar
Outdoor Pool  square-purple  On-site Gas Station  square-purple  Big Sur Wedding & Event Services  square-purple  An Expansive Lawn set beside the River
Close Proximity to Big Sur State Parks  square-purple  25 Scenic Miles South of Carmel