New Camaldoli Hermitage

62475 Highway 1 (Lucia)
Big Sur, CA 93920-9533
(831) 667-2456

We Are Open Now!

Good News For Those Considering a Visit to the Hermitage!

Almost all of the damage from last year’s winter storms have been repaired, and access to the Hermitage is once again restored from the south via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Access from the north (via Monterey and points beyond) is now easily available via Highway 1 because the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which was damaged during the storms, has been rebuilt and is open. 

Directions to the Hermitage coming from Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (PDF format)

Many GPS mapping programs do not work properly on this remote coast, and may not give accurate locations or directions.  Additionally, there is no cell phone service on the coast of Big Sur, so be sure to write down directions carefully before you leave for your trip here. 

If you are coming from the north and can find Lucia Lodge, which is right on Highway 1 about one-half mile north of our driveway, you can stop to ask for directions or just begin looking for our driveway entrance on the left – it is marked clearly with signs.

If coming from the south, our driveway is on your right, clearly marked with signs. If you get to Lucia Lodge, you’ve passed us; turn around and go back one-half mile.

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