Perched on a cliff overlooking Big Sur’s rugged coastline, Post Ranch Inn is an ideal romantic getaway. Designed to blend with the Santa Lucia Mountains, the buildings resemble sophisticated treehouses. Each of the 40 guest rooms has an ocean or mountain view, king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, indoor spa tub, private deck and digital music system. The wet bar and minibar are filled with complimentary snacks, juices and half-bottles of red and white wine. What you won’t find: TVs or alarm clocks. Wake up when you want to and head to the spa. The Sierra Mar Restaurant is superb and has an extensive wine list.