Seasonal events and offers

cELEBRATE the seasons

There’s always something to do at Ventana Big Sur—and we’ll be adding seasonal activities and special opportunities throughout the year, too. Check this page regularly to find out what’s coming up, and also to see great packages and offers for your next Ventana stay!

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Explore new events and activities throughout the year at Ventana.

Forager's Month

Throughout the month of January, we’re celebrating both the bounty of Big Sur and those who collect it—and we’re thrilled to be a partner once again for the Big Sur Foragers Festival, taking place Jan. 12-14. 

We’ll also have “forager-inspired” dishes included in special three- and four-course menus at The Sur House, featuring coastal mushrooms such as chanterelles—and our famous candy cap mushroom mousse cake for dessert!

Big Sur Forage in the Forest
Join us to celebrate Forager's Month with this special package! You’ll get two nights at Ventana, along with a three-hour foraging hike through the forest led by a specialist guide who will teach you how to identify edible and non-edible mushrooms and medicinal plants. The hike also includes a picnic lunch.

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Note: Valid for stays between Jan. 1-31, 2018. Rates are subject to availability, taxes and fees. Minimum two-night stay required. Foraging hike and mushroom availability is dependent on weather conditions.


Ventana Big Sur Winemaker Dinners, a series of exclusive events bringing premier vintners and oenophiles together high above the Pacific, begins Thursday, Jan. 25, with Pisoni Vineyards.

Each of these truly artisanal experiences will include a six-course menu from Executive Chef Paul Corsentino and pairings chosen by the winemakers themselves.

We hope you’ll join us at The Sur House for this unforgettable — and limited — gathering with an iconic winery that has been called “one of California’s true ‘cult’ vineyards.

Pisoni & Lucia Winemaker Dinner

  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.
  • The Sur House
  • Six courses with wine pairings
  • $250 per person
  • Limited to 25 guests

Contact Gladys Parada to purchase your ticket: [email protected] or 831.667.4209.

Future Winemaker Dinners: 

  • Feb. 22: Alban Vineyards
  • March 29: Linne Calodo
  • April 27: Ridge Vineyards
  • May 17: Saxum

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Love can bloom at any time of year in this iconic setting, but February always seems just a little more romantic around here.

Elevate your evening at The Sur House with a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu designed by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino and the Ventana Big Sur culinary team. You and yours can enjoy main courses such as Côte de Boeuf for two and Channel Island swordfish, along with desserts designed for sharing, including candy cap mousse cake and passionfruit semifreddo. Then, sip a nightcap next to the fire on our amazing terrace.

Big Sur, Big Love Getaway
Ventana is the perfect place for engagements or special milestones—but the Big Sur, Big Love Getaway package will make any occasion one to remember. You’ll receive two nights, a couples experience massage in your room (complete with an aromatherapy romance bath and bottle of sparkling wine) and a private dinner for two at The Sur House featuring a three-course menu and bottle of wine.


Based on availability. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must be booked direct using promo code REDRMNC or by calling 844.752.8385

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