Ventana Big Sur Big Sur, California


This renowned five-star resort on 160 forested acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, formerly known as Ventana Inn, underwent a large-scale renovation before reopening in 2017. The reconfigured Sur House Bar outdoor terrace takes full advantage of the breathtaking views of the Pacific and surrounding forest for diners, and improves circulation and functionality for restaurant staff. BFS Landscape Architects’ contemporary planting palette complements Big Sur’s storied meeting of land and sea.

BFS also reworked the pool deck space to include an infinity edge spa looking toward the hills of Big Sur. A new terraced organic garden allows kitchen staff to grow produce onsite. The transformation of a parking lot into a sweeping lawn space provides the perfect setting for weddings and other large-scale gatherings.

Big Sur, CA

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