Where to Stay, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

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Henry Miller lived a few different places in Big Sur. He started off in a cabin on the property of what is now Nepenthe restaurant.  He moved to Partington Ridge where he was a house sitter for a year.  He then moved to Anderson Creek for another year before buying a house back up at Partington Ridge where he lived for the rest of his time in Big Sur.  So, what does that mean for you?  Well, you can’t stay at the cabin at Napenthe because it’s part of the restaurant. Unbelievably, Anderson Creek is available to rent, but it’s pretty expensive. And then there’s Partington Ridge, which is now a gated community but you can rent a vacation home up there. If those don’t work for you, I believe Miller rather vaguely mentions Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch so I have included that here as well and it’s a great place to stay to explore Miller’s Big Sur.

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn

Anderson Canyon

Partington Ridge

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Henry Miller’s Homes Along the Coast

1944   Monterey—Lived with Artist Jean Varda in his red barn for several weeks

1944   Big Sur– Lived with Lynda Sargent in her cabin for two months which is now the site of Napenthe Restaurant

1944 to 1946   Partington Ridge—Stayed at the home of Keith Evans while he was in service

1946   Anderson Creek–Rented an old convict cabin

1947   Partington Ridge—Bought a home from Jean Wharton

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