The Lodge

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.


A Step Back Into Our Past - A Step Forward Into Our Future


A beautiful outdoor venue for any event including:
weddings, receptions, educational, parties, corporate, etc.


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Why The Butterfly Lodge Museum?

There's something for everyone! From the young to the not-so-young; from locals to the many who visit beautiful Greer; from history buffs to folks planning a wedding, the Butterfly Lodge Museum is a diverse venue and an experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.

01. A Step Back In Time

Built in 1913 with local ponderosa pine & Douglas fir logs, the cabin has a rich and storied history.

01. Amazing Volunteer Opportunities

Being a part of the Butterfly Lodge Museum is fun, interesting and a great investment in our community.

03. A Unique Shopping Experience

Our gift shop is one of a kind: unique gifts & treasures nestled in a beautiful alpine setting.

03. The Perfect Venue

Our Applewhite Pavilion is beautiful, functional and the perfect place for a wedding, party, coference or ??.

"Highly Recommend!"

"Was a really nice place for a wedding! Weather was beautiful that day! Highly Recommend!"

- Jovanna Herrera

"..neat place.."

"This is a neat place, breath of fresh air, nature and history."

- Jess Mason

"A Must See"

"If you're in the Greer area you gotta stop by. We met Donna, LuAnn and Ron - awesome people & the property is beautiful. Can't imagine a better place for a wedding or party."

- John Goldshot


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