The storied past of a famous western author and his equally famous artist son springs to life at Butterfly Lodge Museum, a National Register of Historic Places site in the picturesque village of Greer in eastern Arizona.
The Butterfly Lodge Museum is a destination not to be overlooked on your next visit to the White Mountains. On a pine-covered knoll near a spring that trickles down to the Little Colorado River, you and your family will step back in time among the original furnishings and artifacts that were an integral part of pioneer life in the early part of the last century.
The rustic log cabin was the mountain retreat and hunting lodge of author James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) and later the home of his son, Hart Merriam “Lone Wolf” Schultz (1882-1970). The father worked with words, the son painted and sculpted to preserve images of the West, and both found inspiration in Arizona’s high country. Works of the two colorful and creative men are on display throughout the Butterfly Lodge Museum and its gift and book area.