Big Sur River Inn

Big Sur River Inn

Big Sur River Inn

I hesitate to write this post because once I do, our secret getaway … my happy place … will be revealed. However I want it to remain successful and keep providing us with our getaway so it is with that in mind that I share the Big Sur River Inn. Just a couple hours up the road, passing scenic Cayucos, maybe after a lunch in Cambria or Ragged Point in what basically amounts to a wide spot in the road sits this Inn complete with an enormous deck overlooking the River and highlighted by my favorite feature – Adirondack Chairs in the River. It is the place where my cell phone blissfully does not ring (because service is spotty). It is the place where they know that their guests would like to lazily sit in the river with a glass of wine or cocktail so they ingeniously provide XL plastic glasses for that purpose. And did I mention that you can stay in one of their quaint cottage rooms overlooking all of this? Then you can not only fall asleep to the sounds of the river but wake up to it with breakfast on the Riverside Deck.

Big Sur River Inn

(831) 667-2700
46840 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920

If you prefer to have a reason to relax then head off in either direction from the Inn for numerous hikes of varying length and difficulty — with waterfalls and other fun sightseeing incentives. Or if you prefer a more Zen-like experience you can climb the steps at Nepenthe and have a nibble overlooking the breathtaking Pacific hundreds of feet below. After your calorie burn then you can return to the Inn to dip your toes in the cool river water.

Oh and before I forget, on Sundays the Inn provides an additional treat of live music on the Riverside Deck complimented by the Inn’s famous “Backyard BBQ”.

So let’s review: yummy, fresh food, live music from Zydeco to Jazz, rolling river-side lawns for lounging and playing and yes — let’s not forget those wonderful Adirondack chairs settled in the shallows of the river perfect for sipping and snoozing in the warm sunshine.  Just act like you don’t know me if you happen to spy me out on the River.

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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