The rollings hills and sweeping vistas of Sonoma county are enough to make anyone wax poetic. Jack London, one of America’s most famous and prolific writers thought so, and made his home on these 1400 acres of ranch and woodlands in Glenn Ellen. Now a historic state park, London’s ranch is open to the public. Peek into the writing cottage and see where the magic happened. Hike into the fir and oak forests and get glimpses of the Valley of the Moon. Tour through the “pig palace,” the barns, and the ruins of London’s dream home destroyed by fire, Wolf House. Pack a picnic—and maybe a London novel—and enjoy the grounds. Even if you don’t arrive a Jack London fan, you’ll be one when you leave.
I actually saw the desk and typewriter where he wrote Valley of the Moon. I was captivated! The park is so beautiful. I would love to return. You will learn so much about Jack London and his life at the informative guest center. We walked to his home, his grave and the shell of his tragic burned mansion. What a lovely way to spend the day.
Jack London Historical Park and More Nearby
2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, California 95442