Nicklaus Magazine– Fall, 2004
The Connecting Point
Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa is a hideaway to the stars, but more important, a place where guests come to reconnect
by Kent Condon
"...Understated and remote, Ventana is the perfect place to fall of the radar screen. Guests check in, then drop out. They nap in hammocks that stretch between trees, soak in their patio spas, sunbathe on their private decks, stroll the immaculate grounds, indulge in aromatherapy massages, and dine on exotic fare. They relax. They reconnect— with each other and with nature...every guest’s stay is ladled in comfort...countless guests have discovered, life itself is a bonus surrounded by such grandeur. Explore nature. Watch sunsets. Connect. Breathe. These are the things that help bring life into focus...Our short stay at Ventana awoke the senses, which, I now realize, is part of the plan."
The Express Times – April 18, 2004
"Ventana Inn and Spa in heavenly Big Sur, just 26 miles south of Carmel. The staff is endowed with the ability to invisibly pamper guests or help plot a day-trip to Pfeiffer Beach or Molera State Park. Ventana’s restaurant, Cielo, serves sophisticated California cuisine…. From hammocks for two to swinging above a lone vista to the separate –hot tub grottos that connect through exploration, Ventana makes you and your special someone feel as if they are the only two people at the Inn, and even in the world at times."