Rooms & Rates

Historic room at the Deetjens Inn G randpa Deetjen designed and built the Big Sur Inn’s rooms from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, each with a unique personality. In the process of constructing the Inn, Deetjen recreated the architecture of his native Norway using local materials, developing what is now known as the "Big Sur style" of building.

Rooms at Deetjens are romantic and rustic, decorated with treasures from the past. Our quality beds feature 100% linen sheets (linen duvet covers are laundered fresh for each stay), as found in fine European hotels. Rooms look out onto lush redwood forest and the Inn’s well-tended gardens.

The Inn is a time-honored spot for honeymoons, anniversaries, and intimate gatherings of family and friends. Our hope is that, to quote a journal entry from a guest in 1955, that you "arrive here as a stranger, but depart as a friend."

We maintain this peaceful environment for you, miles away from the energy of modern life. Please know that we have no televisions, internet access or telephones in the rooms, and no cell phone coverage on the property. Our historic buildings have single-wall construction, and are far from soundproof. Five of our most historic rooms in the Hayloft Building (built in the 1930’s) share two bathrooms. All other rooms have private baths.

Please ask our staff about hiking trails on the Deetjens property: You'll find some of the best California Condor viewing in Big Sur just south of the Inn.

Deetjens Guidelines:

Please remember that Deetjens is a rustic, historic Inn, with a dedicated office staff available to help you find the best rooms for your stay. Our mission is to protect the tranquility of the Inn, providing a peaceful, retreat-type experience for our many repeat as well as new guests. For this reason, Deetjens is suitable primarily for couples, individuals and small gatherings. Sorry, we do not do destination weddings.

A personal welcome to Deetjens Inn is essential for the best possible experience with us, so reservations are taken by phone only Mondays through Fridays from 9:30am to 4:00pm and on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Please call us directly to arrange your stay.

At Deetjens we charge in full for the first two nights of your stay when you make a reservation. Your deposit is refundable when you cancel by phone only at least seven days before your arrival date. There is a $20 cancellation fee.

The Deetjens Inn Preservation Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the Inn's buildings and the representation of a Big Sur lifestyle which serves the community at large. Ten dollars of your nightly room fee is a tax-deductible contribution to assist in the maintenance of our historic Inn. You will receive a letter confirming your donation.

Room Details

Hayloft Building (Five rooms share two bathrooms)

the franklin house

the rowHistoric room at the Deetjens Inn

Castro Cabin

creek house

the stokes building