Big Sur, yes, a favorite. But Deetjen's as well. 20 years ago a friend suggested I try it, as I was driving up Highway 1 for the first time. I fell in love with Deetjen's and have been going once a year ever since. It may not be plush like Post Ranch Inn or Ventana, which means I know it might not be everyone's cup of tea. But I kind of feel sorry for the people who would not love Deetjen's, and believe me, I love me a plush hotel. Anyway, rustic, very comfortable, with a wonderful restaurant. If you go, be sure to walk up the back road behind Castro Cabin and the Creek House, to get an amazing view from up top. The blueberry pancakes are not to be missed. I myself love Upper Creek, Stokes and Faraway, but many of the rooms are great. Be sure to check out the journals in each room, what a treat. And Deetjen's is incredibly romantic. What a wonderful place.
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