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.

We maintain this peaceful environment for you, miles away from the energy of modern life. To this end we have no televisions, internet access or telephones in the rooms, and no cell phone coverage on the property. There is a pay phone in our Library, and limited cell reception in Big Sur. Our historic buildings have single-wall construction, and are far from soundproof. To insure a tranquil stay for all our guests, we ask that everyone be relatively quiet after 10pm and before 7am.

Five of our most historic rooms in the Hayloft Building (built in the 1930’s) share two bathrooms. All other rooms have private baths. Bathrooms at Deetjens are very simple. We can accommodate children under 8 only if you reserve two rooms in one of our two room buildings: Lower and Upper Creek or Champagne and Chalet. We require a two-night minimum stay on weekends. If there are more than 2 guests per room, we charge a $25 housekeeping fee for each additional guest. Due to safety issues arising from the size of our rooms we do not use roll-away beds.

Please ask our staff about hiking trails on the Deetjens property: The Bench Trail with 180 degree ocean views, and the more challenging Deer Bed Trail in our canyon. You'll find some of the best California Condor viewing in Big Sur just south of the Inn.


Deetjens Guidelines:

Because a personal welcome to Deetjens Inn is important to the quality of your stay, we accept reservations by telephone only, not via our website, email or fax.

Please remember that we are a rustic, historic Inn, with a small but dedicated office staff available to help you find the best accommodations for your needs. We have very limited availability (maximum of 3-5 rooms) for groups. We offer Gift Certificates for the Inn and Restaurant.

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

Reservations are taken by phone only Mondays thru Fridays from 9:30am to 4:00pm and on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Please call us at 831 667 2377 to arrange your stay!

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