New Camaldoli Hermitage

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

Important Road Closure Update [June 2017]:

Due to storm damage from last winter, the highway leading to us is still under repair as of this writing. It is important for you to know that the only way you will be able to get to the Hermitage, before October, is over the Santa Lucia Mountains on Nacimiento Road.  This road comes out on Highway 1 about 4 miles south of the Hermitage. 
It is accessed via Highway 101.  Cal Trans highway repair crews estimate they will have the bridge north of us repaired in October, so access on Highway 1 from the north will resume at that time. 
You may email us for directions:


Get directions in Google Maps

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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