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Ventana is a place of discovery — and that includes assisting those who would like to discover more about our iconic Big Sur resort. If you have questions about anything, from setting up spa treatments to planning a wedding to finding fine dining, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our onsite experts. 


48123 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
36°13’58.9”N 121°45’45.9”W
Phone: 831.667.2331
Reservations: 800.628.6500
Fax: 831.667.0573

Directions to Ventana

From the North:
  • Take Highway 101 south to Highway 156 in Prunedale.
  • Take Highway 156 west to Highway 1 in Monterey.
  • Follow Highway 1 south through Monterey and Carmel.
  • Ventana is located 28 miles south of Carmel on the left side of Highway 1.
Alternate option:
  • Take Highway 280 south.
  • Get on Highway 85 south.
  • Take Highway 101 south toward Los Angeles.
  • Take Highway 156 west to Monterey (Highway 1).
  • Take Highway 1 south to Monterey and Carmel.
  • Ventana is located 28 miles south of Carmel.

You also can take Highway 1 south all the way to Big Sur. This takes much, much longer, but is a beautiful drive.

From the South: temporary-access detour

Highway 1 is currently closed at Mud Creek, 32 miles south of Ventana. While Highway 1 is being repaired, a detour is available through Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. This mountainous road, while extremely picturesque, is single-lane and windy — we recommend only driving during daylight. North access is recommended during this temporary road closure.

For more detailed directions to Ventana, please call 831.667.2331.

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