Though completely unplanned, when we got to Ventana in Big Sur, and saw the magical grounds, the charming safari-style tents, and wood-burning fire pits ( perfect for making smores ), we simply couldn’t resist spending a night glamping in style, enjoying the outdoors and experiencing the full splendor of Big Sur and Redwood Canyon.
I think, one of our biggest initial concerns was staying warm, especially at night, but we were perfectly warm under the cozy heated blankets and of course the wood-burning fire pit kept us from getting chilly while we set outside. Though we totally should have/could have cooked our dinner on the fire pit, I confess, we opted to order ours from Ventana. We were a bit tired ( lazy ), and we heard great things about the restaurant, which by the way did not disappoint, but couldn’t resist making scores ( a long standing family tradition and favorite pastime ).
Another pleasant surprise was the Bath House. Think teak-enclosed showers, heated floors and full hotel amenities! Honestly, we were hoping for a hot shower, but when we walked in and saw the marble vanities, organic bath products and fluffiest towels imaginable, we felt like we were in a glamorous spa, not camping in the middle of the woods! Power outlets and hair driers were also a very welcome surprise!
P.S. Special thank you to Lexus for the raddest ride in history! Thank you for making our annual road trip even more special!
Isabel Marant jacket (similar here and here) | Rag & Bone Zoe Wool Felt Fedora (similar here and here) | Golden Goose Sneakers (similar here and here) | Citizens of Humanity Cara Cigarette Ankle Jeans | Dior Lady Dior Bag in Off-White Studded Calfskin