Be a Gentleman for your Gentleman


By Editors

Pack your partner but skip the passport with these homegrown American gems—both polished and a bit more relaxed for men in the know.

Photo: Courtesy Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur’s beatnik and Birkenstock past may be long gone, replaced by high-end resorts dramatically perched thousands of feet above the crashing Pacific, but that’s not to say you still can’t enjoy the mystical isolation of a tree house like the hippies of yesteryear—now upgraded to five stars. The Post Ranch Inn offers stylish triangular forts hovering nine feet above the forest floor amid twisting California coastal oaks. More like mini-homes, they come complete with huge decks, fireplaces, soft mood lighting, and stargazing skylights above the bed. A full spa, cliffside pools, and the gourmet Sierra Mar restaurant (with its epic Pacific panoramas) complete the resort.

Hwy. 1; 888-524-4787;; from $675/night