The Cabin

Have you ever noticed the little old cabin that sits across the river from Crossings Restaurant on our property at our hotel in Bend? Turns out it has a pretty interesting history.

The cabin was used by the Old Sterns Cattle Company as a mine shack in the early 1900s along the Lazy River, south of Sunriver, Oregon. 

In the 1970s, it was used in an old Western film with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn called "Rooster Cogburn." Shot in Smith Rock State Park, the cabin moved to this site after filming ended. A piece of old Hollywood in our little town of Bend, Oregon!

Managing Partner of the Riverhouse Hotel, Wayne Purcell, talks about the history of this cabin in the video below from Zolo Media.

 Be sure to look for it the next time you're in for lunch.