If you're looking for a park-like setting with room to run and roam, the Ragged Point is for you. It's wide and open and sits on a cliff like all of Big Sur.
Now a major destination resort, the Ragged Point Inn began as a ramshackle snack shed with a Neon sign, two rusted fuel pumps and a couple of cheap trailers. No mas. Wiley and Mildred Ramey, visiting Big Sur in the 1950's, changed all of that, one rock and log at a time. This writer has visited many times and after driving south without an inch to spare as you navigate hair-pin, cliffs-edge turns, the movement of rocks and trees by Wiley and Mildred creates a welcome, open space.
Now operated by the family's third generation, the Ragged Point Inn has 39 rooms, a gourmet restaurant, gift shop, artisan's gallery and coffee shop.
The rooms are graciously decorated, warm and inviting. All cliff side and deluxe rooms have fireplaces and private balconies. Dogs are welcome in the garden rooms.
Visitors enjoy hiking across the road on the Sur Sur Ranch, meandering down the new beach trail just built, or driving nine miles south to see the elephant seal beach.