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.

Day Trips

When you stay at Big Sur Lodge, there’s so much to see and do in every direction.

To the North:

Andrew Molera State Park – 5 miles north

Scenic Horseback Riding with Molera Horseback Tours – 6 miles north

A Picnic and Walk at Point Lobos State Reserve – 25 miles north

Monterey Bay Aquarium at Cannery Row – 33 miles north
Purchase Aquarium tickets at our front desk. Get a two-day pass for the price of one-day pass.

Golfing on the Monterey Peninsula – 38 miles north depending upon the golf course you choose.

Wine tasting in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea – 28 miles north
At our front desk, you can purchase a Wine Walk Passport in advance of your visit giving you entry and access to nine wine tasting rooms in Carmel.

Shopping in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Carmel Crossroads Shopping Village and the Carmel Barnyard Shopping Center – 28 miles north

Walk along Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf – 33 miles north

Walk, run, or bike ride along the Monterey Recreational Trail that extends from Monterey through Pacific Grove to Asilomar – 33 miles north

Drive through the Seventeen Mile Drive in Pebble Beach – 30 miles north

To the South:

Henry Miller Memorial Library – 3 miles south

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park – 11 miles south

Limekiln State Park – 29 miles south

Picnic at Sand Dollar Beach in San Simeon – 33 miles south

Jade Cove – 36 miles south

Hearst Castle in San Simeon – 65 miles south