America's most scenic drive has been devastated— so a luxury resort is helicoptering guests in

Business Insider | 6/22/2017 | Melia Robinson
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In May, one of the biggest landslides on record in California buried a small section of Highway 1 — a famous coastal highway — under 40 feet of rubble. The blockage has devastated the ever-popular Big Sur region, where local businesses, resorts, and retreat centers attract tourists from around the world.

But it hasn't stopped visitors with funds to spare from visiting.

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Post Ranch Inn, a luxury resort located approximately 40 miles north of the landslide at Mud Creek, is offering complimentary helicopter rides to and from the inn with stays of three or more nights. The "Escape Through the Skies" package ranges from $4,291 to over $13,500, based on room type and duration of stay. It's a steep price to pay for isolation in Big Sur.

It's also a rare opportunity to avoid the crowds that usually clog the roads during the summer.

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Highway 1 remains closed on both sides of Post Ranch Inn, and the resort is currently only accessible by air. The Inn typically fills its 39 guest rooms (for about 78 guests) this time of year, but has seen visitation rates fall since the landslide. Between 25 and 40 guests at a time were on the property in May; a spokesperson for Post...
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