Then there is what you get.
These handcrafted cabins, rooms, and dormitories have been nestled in the redwoods since the 1930's, when Papa Deetjen first started building his dream.
This is the quintessential Big Sur Experience. Wander around amidst the redwoods, explore the streams running through the property, or walk out across the highway and take in the might and majesty of the California coast. The gardens in the compound will set your soul to ease.
Many of the rooms have fireplaces or stoves, and the staff will make sure you do not run low on firewood.
Watch a whale migrate by, or a condor sail overhead.
Go Trout Fishing in America and read Richard Brautigan.
Deetjen's has the very best restaurant along the coast. Make reservations for dinner! It is one of two restaurants in Big Sur that serve breakfast, and it is by far the better of the two. This is a pricey restaurant and you will savor every bite and nary regret a single one.
Discover the curious freedom of not keeping track of a room key! (Okay, lock your valuables in your car.)
And do not forget to explore the myriad wonders of nature in and around Big Sur. Point Lobos to the north, San Simeon to the south, and the wonders of the parks: Pfeifer, Julia Pfeifer Burns, Dupont, Limekiln are all within easy reach.