Step Back in Time and Enter the World of Jack London
The Cottage was the Londons’ principal home on the Beauty Ranch. This wood-framed Cottage, built in the 1860s, was purchased by London in 1911, along with the Kohler and Frohling Winery buildings. It was enlarged after the Wolf House burned in 1913 until it included some 3000 square feet of living space. Here, he wrote many of his later stories and novels.
In 2006, restoration of the Cottage was completed and the re-furnished Cottage and Stone Dining Room opened to visitors. These two buildings capture Jack and Charmian’s bohemian lifestyle and their unique working relationship.
Artifacts, photographs and paintings from the Londons’ collection exemplify the vigor, humor and creativity central to life at the ranch. Here, in the morning hours, Jack wrote his 1000 words a day while Charmian edited, typed manuscripts and letters. In the afternoon, the Londons joined their guests for the day’s conviviality and recreation on the Ranch.
Hours and Fees
Noon–4 pm Cottage and Stone Dining Room
$3 admission fee.
Children age 12 and under enter for free.