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July 2018

Sunday, July 15th Big Sur International Marathon Drawing


Sunday, July 15th Big Sur International Marathon will host a drawing to win a spot in the 2019 Marathon which takes place here on the ragged edge of the western world! See www.BigSurMarathon.org for more [...]

Sunday, July 15th Big Sur International Marathon Drawing2018-07-18T02:58:33-07:00

Big Sur River Inn Summer Traditions


Summer time traditions at the Big Sur River Inn are a delectable carousel of Saturday afternoon Taco Bar, Sunday afternoon BBQ, and just about any afternoon can get you over to our historic ice cream [...]

Big Sur River Inn Summer Traditions2018-07-18T03:07:27-07:00

Big Sur Summer of 2018 – Relax, Renew, Remember


Feels like summer... This summer we have been revisiting a favorite summer time novel. Have you read Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine? We have been pairing vignettes of the property with some of our very favorite [...]

Big Sur Summer of 2018 – Relax, Renew, Remember2018-07-18T03:09:32-07:00

Big Sur: Highway One Opens July 20, 2018


Highway One reconstruction complete Open July 18th The massive reconstruction project of rebuilding the highway at Mud Creek has been completed and the highway will be open from Carmel to San Simeon in just one [...]

Big Sur: Highway One Opens July 20, 20182018-07-18T16:39:13-07:00

Big Sur Vacation Ideas

Point Sur Lighthouse
5 Miles North
A variety of tours are available (including full moon tours!) for the historic Point Sur Lighthouse, the only turn-of-the-century lighthouse open to the public.

Andrew Molera State Park
2.5 Miles North
This park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking, fishing and beachcombing. Miles of trails wind through meadows, beaches and hilltops.

Molera Horseback Tours
2.5 Miles North at Andrew Molera State Park
Scenic coastal horseback tours in historic Andrew Molera State Park…including along the beach.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
2 Miles South
Offers swimming in the Big Sur River, camping, numerous self-guided hiking trails, including the Valley View trail with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Valley.

Pfeiffer Beach
3 miles south, 2 miles West
Pfeiffer Beach is undeniably one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, open daily from 9am to sunset.

Henry Miller Memorial Library
5.25 Miles South at Graves Canyon
The Henry Miller Memorial Library was bequeathed to Big Sur by Emil White, longtime secretary of American writer Henry Miller and is a local center of musical and literary events.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
13 Miles South
This state park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a well-respected pioneer woman in the Big Sur country. The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail. A panoramic view of the ocean and miles of rugged Big Sur California coastline is available from the higher elevations along the trails east of Highway 1.