It’s winter in Big Sur! Evenings are cool and the highway is quiet. In this quiet time of year, we have our Trailside Café open from 8am-8pm. Please order at the counter and we will serve you at your table in our intimate fireplace room. Our pool is buttoned up until April when the weather warms up. Visit CalTrans’ website for current traffic conditions.

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Enjoy 20% off our best available rate as well as 20% off at Big Sur Restaurant. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Embark on a rustic getaway

Dream Big in the NEWLY RENOVATED accommodations of Big Sur

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Embark on a rustic getaway

Enjoy a family meal at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant

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Embark on a rustic getaway

Fun activities for the whole family

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Unwind and experience nature 

Enjoy scenic views at a historic destination


You access Big Sur Lodge on Highway 1 from the North. Lodging, retail, and dining are all available seven days a week. Many trails are open. Visit our Big Sur News and Updates page.

Is everything okay in Big Sur Lodge? Is it dangerous, I’m a little worried?
Everything is fine and safe at the Big Sur Lodge! No danger! There was a big slide on the coast 40 miles south of Big Sur Lodge but that didn’t affect us. Our beautiful little valley is still serene and lovely!

Is your restaurant open?
Yes! We are serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week either in the Homestead Restaurant, the Fireplace Room or on our Redwood Patio that overlooks the Big Sur River. You may order at the café and we will bring your delicious food to your table wherever you choose to land!

I’m coming from Los Angeles, how do I get to Big Sur Lodge?
Come up HWY 101 to Monterey and then drive the scenic HWY 1 just 26 miles south to us. You can even stop at the Garrapata State Park on the way for a beautiful walk on the beach!

I’m coming from San Francisco, can I get to you?
Absolutely! Nothing has changed as you arrive from the north. The highway is smooth, the hills and ocean bluffs are a riot of beautiful color. Pull over often and enjoy the view. You won’t regret it!

Is the Pfeiffer State Park open?
Yup! Take a walk under the redwood canopy, and then jump in at the swimming hole! Hike along the valley trails. You can camp or you can just picnic and BBQ in the day use area.

I had planned to go to Hearst Castle after leaving Big Sur. How can I do that?
It’s easy! Head back up to Monterey, then take 101 South to Paso Robles where Hwy 46 takes you right back to the coast… just a few miles from Hearst Castle. There are some lovely little wineries in the area! (Don’t forget to see the elephant seals!)

Yes, but won’t this add hours on to my trip?
Nope. Although it will add miles to your trip, it will take just about the same amount of time as you will bypass 60 miles of narrow, windy road.

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The majestic, natural beauty of Big Sur Lodge makes it the picture-perfect setting to host an unforgettable wedding, family reunion, banquet, business meeting, or corporate or spiritual retreat.

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