questions abt Big Sur and Post Ranch Inn

Oct 14th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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iamq, LOL, it seems we are in complete agreement on the timing of the trip...almost the exact same words 3 minutes apart. There must be some truth there, huh? ;-)
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Oct 14th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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Gemstone - thank heavens! That spray affected soooooo many people but of course "they" say it is safe - ha!
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Oct 15th, 2007, 11:15 AM
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the last time i was at post ranch inn there was a lot of construction--i imagine it will be done by next summer-but i would check.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 08:03 PM
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YoungTom is correct regarding the construction at the Post Ranch. Most of the room construction is alomost completed. What is still not completed are the renovations to Sierra Mar restaurant which is the main dining area at Post Ranch. They were suppose to finished in the fall but I am pretty sure its still not finished. Having stayed at Post Ranch ten times, I would never stay at the Inn with Sierra Mar closed.
If you do get a Butterfly room, make sure you get a top floor. One can hear the noise from above if you have a middle or bottom floor Butterfly room.
By the way, Post Ranch is far superior to Ventana. As others have stated, Nepenthe is the perfect spot during sunsets.
The best time to visit Post Ranch is Sept and Oct. June and July weather brings more canopies of fog below. That canopy can prevent one from seeing the ocean below. This can happen year round, but more so in June and July.
 
Nov 24th, 2007, 10:19 PM
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We were at Sierra Mar for dinner on 11/10/07 and the construction was complete.
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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meo,

How was it? Did they change much? How was the food? Thanks.

Bill


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Nov 25th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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The restaurant itself is still the same. Apparently the work they did was to improve the kitchen area.

The food was very good, although we didn't think it was "over the top" to the extent it has been in the past.

We'll go back next year and see how it is - hopefully it will be over the top once again.

By the way, we absolutely loved Graham House at Sea Ranch. Do you have any other recommendations for getaways in Northern California? Your recommendations are always right on!

Thanks!

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Nov 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM
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meo,

Thanks for the information.

Ahhh...the Graham house! We are going back there in March for 5 nights. Can't wait to soak in tub overlooking the crashing waves again! We've rented lots of houses in Sea Ranch, but that one is the best.

I'm tapped for Northern California, but if you ever need recommendations for Maui or Kaua'i, let me know.
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Nov 26th, 2007, 07:19 AM
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Thanks, Bill

In that case, I think I'll just book another weekend at the Graham House!

Molly
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Dec 11th, 2007, 01:58 AM
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Bill,
You mentioned that your pictures from Post Ranch were taken in Feb.
My wife and I are booked for a tree house in mid Feb of 08.
What is the difference between the upper treehouse rooms and the others treehouses.
You did a great job with your pictures.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 05:21 AM
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Andrew, If I said upper treehouse I probably meant to say upper butterfly. The butterfly rooms are stacked 3 on top of each other and I prefer the upper rooms. The tree house rooms are all elevated 5 or 6 feet off the ground, but there aren't any "upper" rooms. If you are thinking of requesting a particular treehouse (not sure they do that), go for Innocneti or Grimes as they are towards the end of the lane and are more private.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Thank you Bill
 
Dec 11th, 2007, 08:27 PM
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Hi Andrew:

Do you know which tree house you would be staying in? Better yet, would you be able to request a specific treehouse or switch to a different one at this point?

The reason I am asking is that we just spent the weekend in Post Ranch and I wrote down the names of all treehouses and their relative locations. If you are after specific information, just fire away!

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Dec 12th, 2007, 02:45 AM
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Anna:
You can request for a room by name.
My wife requested a particular treehouse that Bill recommended and one other that they suggested at Post Ranch. We are on the waiting list for a upper coast house. Due to health problems, I have been away from P.R.I too long. Its our favorite place to visit in the country. Hope we have good luck with weather this mid Feb.


 

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