Deetjen’s Is Rising Again with Your Help

Dear (again) Lovers and Friends of Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn,

With a huge breath of relief, I am pleased to announce that the organizations governing Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn have come to an agreement and Deetjen’s is graced with the chance to reopen.

For decades Deetjen’s has been an experience about Big Sur; the history; the flavor; and the characters.

Deetjen’s is dedicated to continuing the experience of Big Sur that is intentionally disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world. Deetjen’s is dedicated to the unique historic experience that has always been offered here.

Teetering on the precipice of demise has shown a bright light on what Deetjen’s means to so many of you, our friends and lovers from around the world.

 You have demanded an avenue to help Deetjen’s rise again. I am thrilled to present you all with that opportunity and to be a key part in the next book in Deetjen’s Anthology.

In order to address the immediate and forthcoming needs of the Inn we must plant the seeds for capital expenses concurrent to opening the doors to the public.

·      We must address some systematic and structural concerns
·      We must complete the restoration of the units damaged by the winter storms in 2017
·      We must fortify our water systems against the perils of aging and disrepair
·      We must ensure that we are protected against imminent wild fire danger
·      We must repair and preserve the buildings that are the unique historic site that Deetjen’s non-profit is charged with preserving

The future of the Inn is bright with you on our side. Please consider a donation to help Deetjen’s reopening and continue into the future.

With Honor, Vision, and Commitment

Matt Glazer, Inn Keeper
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn


Deetjens, Inc is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Charitable Organization. Activities include lodging to the public to visit and experience the historic location in authentic, historic and original redwood cabins, with educational activities, experiences, and tours. 

California Residents Disclosure: The non-profit status with the state of California Franchise Tax Board remains unresolved for the time being and itemized deductions of contributions will be permissible on your federal return, but possibly not on your California state return (unless we can get the FTB status straightened up before the end of the year).

Vision  A preserved unique and original Big Sur experience away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with no cell service, television, nor wi-fi. 

Mission  To preserve, rehabilitate, and revitalize Historic Deetjen's Big Sur Inn and to maintain the original character of the architecture, the grounds, and the unique experience for generations to come; to protect the Inn's designation on the National Register of Historic Places; to provide deep and meaningful work  for residents in and around Big Sur.


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Matt Glazer 
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