History buffs and photographers will enjoy visiting Big Sur Lodge as there are many historic sites to see including interesting historical tours nearby.
Point Sur Lighthouse, also known as Point Sur Light Station, is less than ten miles from Big Sur Lodge and offers three hour, daytime, guided walking tours as well as Moonlight Tours. Bringing your camera is encouraged. You can learn more about Big Sur Lighthouse and the tours by visiting their website at: http://pointsur.org/
Within Pfeiffer State Park, you can walk along Valley View Trail to see the Homestead Cabin of John Pfeiffer, the original homesteader that the park was named after. His cabin was built in the late 1800’s. More information about John Pfeiffer and his Homestead Cabin can be found at: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25093.In Pfeiffer State Park, you will find “The Colonial Tree” which is the largest tree in the Park measuring 31 feet in diameter. Also, you can see the “Old Grove of Redwoods” with redwood trees more than 800 to 900 years old.
At Molera State Park, there is a historic Cooper Cabin built in the 1860’s. And, there is a building that used to be a Creamery for making Monterey Jack Cheese.
Just three miles from Big Sur Lodge is The Henry Miller Memorial Library which is an art center and book store created in honor of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. You can see their ongoing activities by visiting their website at: http://www.henrymiller.org/