Gorda Springs Resort 

Big Sur, California

It's like a town from the Vermont woods

placed on a cliff above the Pacific. 

 

Stroll under great blue sky, inhale the perfumed salt water breeze,

and wait for the best sunset.

 

On Highway 1. 65 miles south of Carmel. 75 miles north of San Luis Obispo. 

200 feet from the ocean, overlooking a deep water trench, you first spot the long breaths of humpback whales as fountains of water erupt from the sea.

And then the long body, swimming lazily along the shore, and then deeper and then the eruption, rising higher than a three story building - a life memory.

 

You can hike near or far, through our gardens and waterfalls into the hills above the Pacific where you can practically see Japan or drive a short distance to Salmon Creek Falls, Sand Dollar Beach, or jade hunting at Jade Cove. We're 15 miles from Hearst Castle, bursting with antiques and fine art. Activities.