Rockwood Cabins are tucked away in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest in the small town of Twin Peaks (pop. 1501), between Lake Arrowhead and Lake Gregory, in Southern California.
Built in 1915 by Arthur E. Scoles (A.E.), using large rocks, boulders, and logs from local trees. A.E. had each log boiled in oil, twice, for preservation. A.E. was a civil engineer and an employee of John D. Rockefeller.
In January of 2017, the cabins were purchased by Kelly Flint and after many updates, Rockwood Lodge was opened to the public as part of Rockwood Cabins in April of 2018.
history of Rockwood Cabins
created by Diane Wilk, AIA
California's Other Tradition: The Anglo/Norman Architecture of Hollywood's Secret Hideaways
Historic Homes Magazine
Below is a three-page article in Historical Homes Magazine, year unknown, written by Pam Jones.
(This article is a prized gift from Bill Stark, former owner of Rockwood Lodge).
Long Beach independent press telegram
Sunday, August 24, 1952 – Long Beach Independent Press Telegram (from Newspapers.com)
Photos from previous owner, Bill Stark (1980s)
Bill Stark (far left), Patricia Stark, and a few friends at Rockwood Lodge. Bill said these were his Elementary School friends.
(You can see that Rockwood Lodge hasn’t changed much since then!)
Photo of Kelly Flint, owner & C.W. “Bill” Stark, the two times previous owner of Rockwood Lodge.
(Much thanks to Mr. C.W. “Bill” Stark for sharing many documents, stories, and his precious time! And for treating me to sushi dinner at the Antler’s Inn AND… for fixing my sliding glass door handle while he visited!).