Big Sur Updates
Big Sur Updates
Big Sur Village Welcomes Visitors
Enjoy the Scenic Splendor of Highway One's Majestic Coastline
Local poet Robinson Jeffers described the Big Sur Coast as the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world."
Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) President and CEO Tammy Blount expands on Jeffers' prose:
“From hiking along the breathtaking coast and wildflowers at Garrapata State Park to driving across the iconic Bixby Bridge to staying in a cabin among the giant redwoods, Big Sur is such a special place where visitors can unplug, relax and enjoy nature’s magnificent handiwork."
Though this past year has been difficult on Big Sur and its residents--the combination of the Soberanes Fire scorched thousands of acres in July 2016 and the recent closure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has affected all Big Sur residents in some way and eager tourists--the natural wonderland's beauty remains intact and infinite. And the attractions, lodging, restaurants and shops north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure, including Big Sur Village, are open for business.
“The community is delighted to welcome people back and share the place we love and call home,” says Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant General Manager Rick Aldinger. "Our doors are open, and we invite visitors to travel down the 26 miles of beautiful coastline from the Monterey Peninsula and experience Big Sur.”
Since Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge's closing in mid-February, the closure of some of Big Sur's most iconic spots were unavoidable.
But, the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce reports that most of these mainstays, including Post Ranch, Nepenthe and Phoenix Shop and Hawthorne Gallery, are preparing to reopen on April 20th.
Here's the lowdown:
Post Ranch will fly its guests by helicopter from Del Monte Aviation, located at the
Monterey Airport, along the coast, directly to Post Ranch. It will only be open for breakfast
and lunch for its in-house guests. It will be open for dinner by reservation.
Nepenthe will be open for lunch, dinner and cocktails.
The Phoenix Shop and the Hawthorne Gallery will be open 7 days a week.
In the News
Winter Storm Damage and Bridge Demolition in Big Sur
By Michael Troutman, DMT Imaging
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