Help Save Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
This is the first time we are reaching out to our friends and clientele. We are in serious need. An emergency proclamation has been declared for our area.
Last summer the 134,000 acre Soberanes fire almost caused Deetjen’s to close full scale operations. Deetjens remained open primarily as a service to the community and also to serve those few intrepid guests who chose to visit. That was a major shock operationally but one from which we expected a full recovery. Unfortunately, the winter’s rains shut down all access from the south and, as can be seen in these photos, severely damaged our property, totally destroying Creek House (a duplex unit), Stokes and Faraway cabins as well as compromising many other historic structures and all the internal roadways. The coup de grace was the compromised structural integrity and consequent closing of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 to the north. This closure dictated we close completely, a result shared with our neighbors Nepenthe, Ventana and the Post Ranch Inn and devastating to the families who depended on this work for their sustenance.
We intend to retain a skeleton staff for the anticipated 4-5 month closure and in order to do so we badly need your support. A consequence of our not for profit mission to provide an affordable Big Sur experience has been that we have not built large financial reserves. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization and as such any donation should be deductible by you on your tax returns. Donations can be made by credit card, Pay Pal or check which we will acknowledge appropriately.
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Preservation Foundation Inc.
Will definitely be in line!