Big Sur: Untrammeled Wilderness
The stretch of California coast between Monterey and San Simeon is the stuff of dreams. Waterfalls, wildlife, and stunning sunsets—as well as world-class food—make for a meaningful weekend break. Splurge at the Post Ranch Inn or find a comfortable bed at Deetjen's.

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Romantic, Ramshackle inn in Big Sur

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Big Sur lies along what is surely one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in California, if not the world.Skip the famously fabulous and outrageously expensive hotels, and head to Deetjen's. It's a ramshackle but romantic historic inn on the mountain side of the highway nestled in a forest glen. Cabins and rooms have fireplaces, cozy blanket-heavy beds, and no TVs. The restaurant is fantastic too.

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