Stay in the Cook House

The Cook House was the first structure built on the property. Dad and his brother spent their first winter here of 1930 in a tent, and it was a cold, cold winter. Dad decided they would not live in a tent and built “the little house,” now the Cook House, in 1931. During the building of the Log House in 1931-32, a Chinese-American cook lived here. He was paid $25 per month to provide 3 hot meals per day, 7 days a week, for Dad, his brother and their crew of 6-8 people. The crew referred to it as “2 hots and a flop,” which meant they had “2 hot meals and a place to sleep”.

Cook House Description

Capacity: 4 


  • Size: 1-story 
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom (Queen), 1 Queen Murphy bed in the sitting room 
  • Bathrooms: 1 bath 
  • Amenities: free-standing fireplacewhirlpool tub, pet friendly 
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The Cook House features a private flagstone patio shaded by pine trees. Inside is a Queen bedroom, a Queen Murphy bed that pulls down from the wall in a sitting room, full kitchen and cozy living room with a free-standing wood burning fireplace. The full bathroom offers a shower and a whirlpool jetted bathtub to enjoy.