Who was Sarah Logan?
Sarah Logan was the niece of the owner of the Brookdale Lodge
in Brookdale, CA. At six years of age, Sarah drowned in the creek
that runs through the dining room of the Lodge.
Rumor has it that the lodge is haunted by the young Miss
Logan and another young lady. Visitors to the lodge have also
reported hearing music in quite rooms and footsteps in empty
Over on one of the other touring boards, a ride to the lodge
in search of ghostly phenomenon was organized. Since I live
just the other side of the hill, I thought it'd be a wonderful
ride for an otherwise busy weekend. Not the longest of rides but
pretty none the less.
Brookdale is located in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nestled
among the Coastal Redwoods. Originally built in the '20's, the
lodge has been a popular stop off for many a celebrity.
Mae West was said to have stayed there as was Joan Crawford
and Herbert Hoover.
Saturday was a mix between wet and dry. In the early
afternoon, things were looking good and I made my way to
Brookdale. Out the front door, left on Sunnyvale/Saratoga and
I was on my way.
Just the other side of Skyline Blvd off of Highway 9, I stopped
at the over-look.
Not many hikers or bikers out this weekend either.
A little less than an hour after leaving the house, I arrived at
The outdoor portion of the creek that runs through the lodge.
A few of the participants.
A look through the lobby.
The dining room (beautiful, isn't it!).
Saturday evening and very early Sunday morning, rain pounded
the roof. No ghosts. Just heavy rain.
Fortunately, the heavy stuff broke and we were treated to a
A little breakfast and we headed our separate ways in what
remained of the rain.
Brookdale Lodge is a fascinating place. Worth a visit if you