Travel Intel

Big Sur, Big Surprise

By: Alex Swanson

Dramatic coastal helicopter rides and one of California’s most treasured landscapes almost all to yourself? It may seem like a dream, but Skylark clients have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Big Sur this summer.

The Oppurtunity

Our friends at the Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur’s luxe natural getaway, have figured out a way to turn a disaster—the mudslide-induced closure of Highway One between Monterey and Big Sur—into a blessing for the opportunist jetsetter. The closure makes it impossible to get to the hotel from the airport, but Post Ranch Inn, making lemonade, is offering guests private helicopter transfers instead. The chopper ride is complimentary for guests staying three or more nights; $250 per couple for those staying a shorter period.

The Experience

The ride offers almost half an hour of stunning vistas over the legendary California’ coast and the verdant hills beyond, perfect for that #nofilter panorama, Once on land, you’ll experience Big Sur’s majesty in the most deserted state it’s been in for over a century. Book a stay at Post Ranch Inn with us anytime from today until August 31st to take advantage of this serendipitous syzygy.

Trips must be booked by July 20th.