I lived in Big Sur for three years in the ’60s and had never seen the cabin; nor did I know the background. The Fassetts still own Nepenthe, and Lolly’s granddaughter lives in the cabin.
Note: The roof sheathing is split (not sawn) old-growth redwood boards.
Despite all the years and the overcrowding of tourists on some days, it’s still a magical place.
Tip: You can avoid the pricey dinners by getting a draft beer and an “Ambrosiaburger” at the bar.