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Signature Experiences

Signature Experiences

ADVENTURE AT EVERY TURN
(AND WITH EVERY STAY)

Ventana Big Sur is a place for exploration both outside and within, whether it’s a hike through the breathtaking natural landscape just beyond your door or a creative journey that expands your perspective. Our complimentary Ventana Signature Activities, included with all stays, are designed to empower you on whichever path you choose.  

These semi-private experiences offer ample distancing for safety—and ample enjoyment, too. Please reserve activities prior to your stay by contacting your Leisure Concierge. All offerings and schedules are subject to change. Participation numbers are limited.

Explore our full offerings for September. 

Redwood Hike: Available Daily at 3:00PM

This guided low-intensity hike, perfect for all skill and fitness levels, is a 1.3-mile loop that winds through the Ventana property. You’ll see redwoods and other local flora, and maybe even Big Sur wildlife such as condors, eagles, and red-tailed hawks!

Foragers Hike: Available Monday and Wednesday at 1:00PM

If you know where to look, you’ll soon see we are surrounded by nourishing ingredients. For the foragers who explore this land, the bounty of Big Sur provides not only nourishment, but a deeper connection with the natural world. 

Bees and Big Sur: Available Sunday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:00PM

Bees have a beautiful relationship with their environment that is a fantastic analogy for our relationships. Explore this intimate connection between flowers & bees with this educational experience followed by a blind tasting with honey sourced from our property and around the world!

Wildcrafting: Available Thursday and Saturday at 1:00PM

For thousands of years, the people of the Big Sur territory, survived from the bounty of Big Sur that still surrounds us today. Reconnect with these ancient ways by making seasonal crafts and creating a lasting memory with our team of wilderness artisans.

Coast Ridge Hike: Available Daily at 9:00AM

This two-hour hike is designed for intermediate hikers. You will climb up a gentle grade of 1000 ft elevation on a dirt road lining the Coast Ridge. The hike will ascend over the beautiful redwoods and into the high desert, with constant views of the shimmering coast and the Ventana Wilderness. Wear shoes with good tread as the road is a bit slippery going down. 

S'mores: Available Nightly at 8:00PM

Enjoy s’mores two ways nightly at Social House: a gourmet packaged version, a nostalgic version ready to roast on an open fire or create your own from our curated S'mores Bar.

Stargazing: Available Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30PM

Seasonal stargazing experiences are ideal for anyone interested in astronomy and getting outside into the great outdoors. It's easy and enjoyable to explore the Universe through the locations of prominent stars and constellations in the night sky. 

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