Ahh, Big Sur, a place to do nothing, a place to just be. Here I am doing just that, beside the fire in Grandpa’s room.
If this is your idea of a rocking good time, these are great days to be at Deetjens Inn, enjoying the fire while it storms outside, and you get to just, be, here.
Our restaurant sometimes offers live music from gifted local musicians on winter weekday evenings: Paige Too Trio plays smooth jazz and R&B on Wednesdays. Nico Georis plays Deetjens’ venerable piano and Rick Chelew performs on bass. Other musical surprises are in store. Come enjoy a cozy winter evening with us!
And if a bit more activity inspires you, there are some wonderful happenings coming up in Big Sur that will also delight you.
I’m very intrigued by the third Big Sur Chanterelle Festival and Cook-off, happening Saturday , February 26, at the Big Sur Lodge. Spend the day savoring these mysterious fungi, prepared by local chefs and served with regional wines. You can even track them down in the wild, guided by Big Sur’s dedicated fungiphiles.
The Festival is a benefit for beloved local photographer Rachael Short, injured in a tragic accident late last year. Visit her blog here.
Internationally renowned, the Henry Miller Library is just up the road from us here at Deetjens, and as usual there is a full calendar of music, film, art and literary events planned for their season. You can also just sit by the stove and read a great book!
There’s Gray Whale watching at this time of year (assistance from the State Park staff is available on weekend mornings). For the adventurous, there’s a special ghost-hunting walking tour of the Big Sur Lighthouse later this month.
Or, you’re most welcome to join me in stretching out beside the fire and listening to the rain!