Stay in the Trout House

When Mom and Dad returned from their sailing circumnavigation in 1966, they were anxious to play in the dirt: Dad to build, Mom to garden. Their manager, Dick Marshall, was another unfettered-by-rules-and-regulations man, so he and Dad teamed up to build this house and the adjacent Bridge House. Dick had the backhoe (his “runter”), Dad built a scale model for plans, and away they went.  

Trout House Description

Capacity: 4 


  • Size: 1-story 
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom (King), Queen Murphy bed in living room 
  • Bathrooms: 1 bath 
  • Amenities: rock fireplace, creekside patio, pet friendly 
  • Fans provided but no air-conditioning
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Trout House overlooks the running waters of Oak Creek, and the creek is right there, ten feet straight down. Relaxing on the patio offers views of the trout swimming below, occasional glimpses of the great blue heron, and tranquil sounds of the creek. Inside, it features one King bedroom, and a Queen Murphy bed and wood-burning rock fireplace in the living room. It enjoys one full bathroom with a tub/shower, and the kitchen looks upstream at the creek and canyon. The house shares the same building pad with the Bridge House, but they are separated by a closed utility room and both have private patios.