Jack London's Cottage on the Beauty Ranch

The "Cottage," was restored and refurnished in 2006, was London's principal home on the Beauty Ranch. This wood-framed cottage was purchased by London in 1911 along with the Kohler and Frohling winery buildings. It was enlarged after 1911 until it included some 3,000 square feet of living space. Here he wrote most of his later stories and novels.

The small annex on the right side of the cottage was built by Jack London after his "Wolf House" burned down in 1913; this room was his study where he worked until his death in 1916.

The cottage is open on week-ends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A tour of the cottage is also included in all docent-led tours of the Beauty Ranch.

The cottage features interpretive panels which describe the life and adventures of Jack London with photos and text.

A video, featuring a biography of Jack London, is constantly played during the hours when the cottage is open to the public.


Jack London cottage side view

View of the cottage, with Jack London's writing den annex on the right side


Jack London cottage kitchen

View of the cottage back porch, which is now the main entrance. The stone building on the left side was used as kitchen and dining room.


 

Jack London cottage in summer

View of the cottage from the garden.  Jack London's sleeping porch is on the left; Charmians's on the right.


Return to Jack London State Historic Park Page "Effective June 1, Jack London State Historic Park will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The park is scheduled to be permanently closed by July 1, 2012."

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