Ridiculous views of the ocean? Check. Relative isolation within a day's drive of anything you might want? Check. The Post Ranch Inn is a unique small hotel nestled on the cliffs in Big Sur that checks off nearly every requirement of a getaway destination. Each of its 39 guest rooms and two private houses offers a unique design, a wood-burning fireplace, an indoor spa tub, a private deck, and either ocean or mountain views. Of course, not everything's about the room, as evidenced by the two infinity pools overlooking the Pacific, both of which are kept at a constant 104 degrees, complimentary morning yoga, hiking, and stargazing, an on-site restaurant, and convenient access to Carmel and Monterey with both LA and SF accessible via a picturesque coastline drive.