Historic buildings

Historic Buildings

See below for pictures and brief historical descriptions of station buildings used for housing. For more detailed information on lodging and amenities, see the Housing Information Document. For a historical overview of the UW-NPS Research Station, you can read the book: A Tale of Dough Gods, Bear Grease, Cantaloupe, and Sucker Oil. We also have a copy in the library at the station if you prefer to read a print version of it during your stay.

Berol Lodge

Berol Lodge

Built in 1937 as a second home for Alfred and Madeliene Berol, the lodge is home to our popular Harlow Summer Seminar Series. It is also a great place for conferences with two meeting areas, a kitchen, lab space, and a library. The logs for this building came from Arizona Lake, rocks are from the Gros Ventre and some of the walkway stones were from Beaver Dick’s homestead.

Boise Cascade House

Boise Cascade House

A ‘prefab’ home built in 1972, the Boise is one of the most recent structures on site.

Double Room Cabin

Double Room Cabin

Built in 1931, this log cabin was from the Hogan homestead at Moran Gate. It was purchased for $20, dismantled, and brought to the current site in 1977.

Johnson Lodge

Johnson Lodge

A great log home built in 1927 by William Louis Johnson. The original structure was to be one floor but Mae’s (William’s wife) issues with the local bears precipitated a second floor. Logs for this structure were cut at Moran Bay and floated across Jackson Lake to the site.

Lawrence Cabin

Lawrence Cabin

Built in 1968 as a private residence for Slim and Verba Lawrence who were noted local historians.

Shop Cabin

Shop Cabin

This log structure was built in the late 1920’s and was the major shop facility for the ranch until 1977.

Sun Room Cabin

Sun Room Cabin

This cabin is a one story log cabin. It was built in 1931 and designed by Alfred Berol.

Tack Cabin

Tack Cabin

The Tack Cabin is a log structure originally built in the mid-1930’s to store tack.