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Brookdale Inn & Spa  History & Legends

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Set under stately giant redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, you will find the world famous Brookdale Lodge.

The original lodge was built in 1890 by Judge J.H. Logan at the site of the Grover lumber mill. In the early 1920's, Dr. F.K. Camp built the beautiful dining room with the natural brook running through it. A feature in Ripley's Believe It or Not served to make the Brookdale Lodge world famous. Throughout the years, the Brookdale Lodge has hosted a number of notable guests: movie stars, music celebrities and a U.S. President.

Today's visitors find the same refreshing and delightful experience of dining beside the gentle brook in this unique and rustic setting. Brookdale Lodge serves the needs of its guests with hotel and cottage accommodations, an outdoor heated swimming pool, cocktail lounge, dance floor and conference rooms.

It is a popular destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, reunions, parties, weddings, meetings, and other special gatherings.