We booked Deetjens over the phone some 4 months before our intended visit. There was no way to book online so we called the reservations line. The staff were really nice and very helpful. We received our booking confirmation by international post after 2 weeks. We arrived at Deetjens having been traveling for several days touring Sonoma and Nappa and we were looking forward to a few car-free days. We booked Castro's Cabin, and on arrival we were guided up through the woods to the back of Deetjens where the cabin nestles amongst some Californian Redwoods. Our cabin was small with a double bed, chest of drawers with a separate shower. It was all very comfortable and cosy.
Breakfasts at Deetjens really set you up for a days exploring Big Sur. Great choice and good value. The stack of blueberry pancakes were amazing. There's not much in the way of shops near Deetjens so I'd suggest getting provisions in en-route. We were very sorry to be leaving Deetjens having spent three nights in the relative isolation of our cabin.
The Cabins are relatively expensive, however staying at Deetjens is a fairly unique experience. There are no locks on the doors so we kept our valuables in our rental car overnight. Despite this, we felt very safe and encountered no problems whatsoever.
I would thoroughly recommend staying at Deeetjens, it's not only a great place to explore the Big Sur area, but a wonderful place to unwind with some good books and a few bottles of Sonoma's finest.