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Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Favorite Place On Earth








This is it. Deetjens Big Sur Inn. On the Pacific Coast Of California. Julie and I have stayed here many times on our way to Carmel, San Francisco and Napa Valley.It is simple and charming....all the food served is grown in the organic garden out back. Cats and dogs sleep stretched out on the porch. Woodsmoke fills the ocean air. A fire is always smoldering in the fireplace in the dining room. Classical music plays throughout. A large wood bar serves tea in the morning...wine in the evening.Bouquets of wildflowers and stacks of old books fill every room.I am trying the best I can to make Farmhouse like Deetjens. There really isn't much more to say. The pictures say it all.

32 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely wonderful. My husband and I use to stay at places like that until we got our 2 dogs, now we just camp. But we do have our nice little camper. Your menu for tonight sounds delicious.

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  2. What a beautiful place. It looks so cozy and inviting. I can see why you love it : )

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  3. Looks absolutely charming. That part of California is so pretty, the drive up the coast that way is breathtaking. I miss California.

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  4. Awww, SWOOOOOON! How amazingly beautiful!!! My dream home!

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  5. oh my....swoon! it all looks & sounds completely lovely!
    happy valentines day sweet one!
    xo.
    k

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  6. And how about the way they have a fresh stack of chopped oak ourside your door for your fireplace? (Kary's favorite) and I'm putting in an extra special plug for the creme brulee. Sometimes when you take a taste of something, even just a smidgen, you're teleported for an instant to heaven?
    yes, its that good.
    Wonder if they'd share the recipie?
    xx
    donkey in the pines

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  7. What a beautiful place...It looks incredibly cozy and I love the simplicity of it.

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  8. ahhhh the creme brulee..sitting in that dining room..beside the fire...

    yes
    heaven !

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  9. Sooo Beautiful! Hubby and I visited the Big Sur about 5 summers ago. I just ooohed and aaahed the whole way! What a neat inn to stay in. Cindy

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. And I can't believe you've read Gladys Taber. I rarely run into anyone who has.

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  11. WOW...I just wanted to step into the computer..so beautiful.

    Blessings, andrea

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  12. I would definitely like to stay there with my husband. I love Big Sur and this Inn looks delightful.

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  13. It's on my list now, for those times when we are traveling down to Southern Cal to visit our boys.

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  14. How strange to find this on here. One of my favorite places to retreat to especially with that special person.
    Thanks for bringing back so many good memories
    Maggie

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  15. So very charming--wish I could visit! And creme brulee by the fire-- now that would be divine!

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. I hope you'll come visit my main blog some day, too. I'd love to see you there. We can talk recipes. Ok, not really. Because as much as I love to read a good cookbook, I rarely cook. I'm strange, I know. Anyway, hello. And happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

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  17. That place looks beautiful and oh so zoy. What a delightful place that would be to go to for Valentines...and whislt at it, throw in some of the beautiful valentines cupcakes you have there on teh side bar. Mmm indeed.

    Well, I hope this find you in good spirits adn you had a truly delightful Valentines day, Kary.

    :)

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  18. Many years ago, my brother and I took a trip to the States, one of the things we did was rent a car to drive from San Francisco San Diego, The Pacific Highway was beautiful, especially The Big Sur, unfortunatelty we stayed in Motels, I wish we could have stayed somewhere as cosy and lovely as Deetjens, but we were young and poor at the time.
    X

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  19. That's a dream place to live in. From the pictures on your sidebar, I am sure your farmhouse is cozy and comforting too!

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  20. It sounds divine - simply divine! I want a place like that! xxx

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  21. How beautiful...my kind of place. And if there's creme brulee..oh, my heavens. You don't have to twist my arm at all.

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  22. that is what my next home is going to be like!!!

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  23. This is gorgeous! It looks like you have found some lovely treasures along the way. Have a wonderful week!

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  24. Beautiful. I especially loved the white bedroom and the outside and your description of the place. It was like a little 30 second vacation.

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  25. Well, just look at that little piece of heaven! Truly gorgeous, as you say....no words necessary! Also stopped by to say thank you for the lovely party yesterday! Everything tasted divine. I'm so glad that Alice played so nicely with your so handsome Buddy Boy and wasn't it a nice surprise to see China later on? Do you think she knew it was her New Year party too?? Happy Monday from us all, dear Kary xoxox

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  26. At least THREE times this weekend, I thought about you running a B&B. What are the chances?!?!? I will fly to Cali as one of your first guests. Promise :)

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  27. Kary, this place looks so very beautiful and cozy. I love the scent of woodsmoke and of the ocean. I love old books and sleeping dogs on porches, crackling fires, tea, and wine.

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  28. Oh just stunning Kary! It looks and sounds like a little piece of heaven.

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  29. Actually, looking at these photos makes me want to move back out to the country on husband's parent's farm. It's just 18 miles away... should I do it??? Beautiful photos and very peaceful looking.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate all your kind comments more than you can know.