Help Save Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

$66,587 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 737 people in 24 months
Dear Friends of Deetjen’s,

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.
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Just checking back in with everyone as our summer closure drags on. Some businesses have opened south of the bridge closure, but we are still closed. Unfortunately, the number of guests visiting daily are not reliable enough to warrant us turning all our systems back on, and bringing employees back to work. We would love to be able to support our staff, and we look forward to re-opening as soon as the new bridge is in place so they can come back to work. We know travelers and supporters will be lined up at dawn! We are close to our goal, but still have a little ways to go. Please continue donating any amount you can! Really, any amount truly helps. Thank you to all who are staying in touch! We miss seeing you!
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We are grateful to have visitors who not only care, but who want to continue telling our story! Thank you Laura!!

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/big-sur-highway-one-closed-road-trip-pfeiffer-canyon-bridge-deetjens-nepenthe-a7754241.html
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Mary Ford
23 months ago
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How do I donate by PayPal?

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Baruska Knight
21 months ago
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In 1963. My former husband and I spent our honeymoon in Big SUR. And stayed at Deetjen's. We have each since remarried. But have both sent money to repair this special place

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Brian Wyant
22 months ago
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Can you provide details as to where and what the money will be used for. Thank you

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Sandy McClellan Whittle
23 months ago
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So many memories of Deetjen's.....

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Erin Audacity Riley
19 months ago

Will definitely be in line!

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$66,587 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 737 people in 24 months
Created February 25, 2017
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Diane Treff
13 months ago

Had two incredible, one-of-a-kind vacations at Deetjen's Big Sir Inn, situated on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. The scenery is breathtaking and the cottages and rooms are unique and charmingly rustic. The top-rated restaurant is fantastic. Help save this iconic and delightful Inn.

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$100
Debbie Black
14 months ago

Thanks for all your efforts to take care of such a special place.

Mary Ford
23 months ago
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2

How do I donate by PayPal?

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Baruska Knight
21 months ago
1
1

In 1963. My former husband and I spent our honeymoon in Big SUR. And stayed at Deetjen's. We have each since remarried. But have both sent money to repair this special place

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Brian Wyant
22 months ago
1
1

Can you provide details as to where and what the money will be used for. Thank you

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Sandy McClellan Whittle
23 months ago
1
1

So many memories of Deetjen's.....

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Erin Audacity Riley
19 months ago

Will definitely be in line!

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