My wife and I had not been to Big Sur for a couple of decades (at least) and didn't know whether the place had changed. It hasn't -except that the food is even better than we remembered.
To get a flavor of the Big Sur we recalled, we decided to stay at Deetjen's. What a great idea! It is still the quaint, charming, romantic place it has been for many, many years. It doesn't matter if the fog rolls in or the sun beats down (though it's rare when it does), it's rustic at its best. We loved our fireplace and watched the fire each night with the lights off. The service is pleasant -professional, courteous and non-intrusive- and the restaurant is superb. (More on that in a separate review.)
We walked up the trail (road) that begins in the property and climbs to spots that offer great views of the ocean. Half way up we were greeted by a mama fox and two cubs
Best of all, there was no wi-fi and we couldn't connect to AT&T!