The Sur House, high above the Pacific where the forest, mountains, and sea converge, offers an inclusive model which enhances our experience even further. All meals are included with your stay, and upgraded options such as alcoholic beverages are available for separate purchase. Ocean views from the terrace area are as breathtaking as our Big Sur-inspired cuisine, which features fresh ingredients from our expansive organic garden. View our Sample Menus.
We welcome the public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on availabilty. Reservations are required.
We charge a $50 corkage fee for wine brought in by our guests and do not allow outside liquor. All alchol charges incur an automatic 22% service fee.
Here, the culinary team takes their inspiration from this rich and fertile region, showcasing Big Sur's seasonal bounty through modern American cuisine. It’s deeply rooted in the unique styles and flavors of California's Central Coast—the perfect blend of classic preparations and contemporary flair.
inspired by the sustainable ingredients of California’s Central Coast
An extensive collection of small-production Central Coast wines has been carefully assembled by a team of local vintners and The Sur House sommelier. Craft cocktails and a curated selection of beer, along with a specialty bar menu, also are offered.
The elegant, rustic setting, highlighted by natural wood interiors and furnishings, is every bit as awe-inspiring as the cuisine. And the expanded ocean-view patio and windows all overlook Mother Nature’s own melting pot of Big Sur—on one side, the infinite ocean and rugged coast beckon; on the other are mountains, sprawling redwoods and wildlife.
With 160 acres of pristine Big Sur wilderness, Ventana is one of the most inviting places in the world to dine outdoors. Use our property map of our favorite locations among the redwoods and high above the Pacific to satisfy your taste for adventure and discover your new favorite picnic spot.