Zane Grey’s Cabin


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About Zane Grey’s cabin

Grey first fell in love with the Rogue River after floating down its rapids on a fishing trip in the early 1900s. In a desire to return to the river and its wilderness, he bought the Winkle Bar mining claim in 1926, where he built the cabin that still stands here today. Already well established as an American West writer, Grey was caught up in the city life of Hollywood, and treasured his remote cabin as a wilderness escape. He even wrote The Rogue River Feud in inspiration of the area. The cabin was officially added to the national register of historic places in 2016 and provides visitors a portal to the Valley’s past.

Zane Grey’s Cabin as seen from the front. This sign offers a little information about Zane Grey and the surrounding areas.
Photo courtesy of the BLM.

The Zane Grey Cabin sits next to a lovely tree.
Photo courtesy of the BLM.

Firewood was a necessity back in those days. Luckily, Zane had access to a lot of it!
Photo courtesy of the BLM.

During the Big Windy Complex Fire in 2013, firefighters wrapped the Zane Grey cabin in tin foil to protect it from the flames
Photo courtesy of the BLM.