Catalina from A to Z: Zane Grey

Hello, and welcome to the final week of the Blogging A to Z Challenge! This year my theme is Catalina from A to Z, featuring posts about the Southern California island of Catalina. With a focus on the island’s romantic side, I’ll be sharing info about where to go, what to see and do, plus a few sneak peeks from my novel in progress, Wife For A Weekend, which is set on the island!

As previously noted in my Vanishing American post, Zane Grey is a bit of a local legend on Catalina. In addition to being responsible for the herd of buffalo that wanders the island, the novelist also built a getaway home that is now the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel.

Built in 1924, the hotel was originally created as a home with four levels in the Pueblo style. Both Zuni and Hopi Native American architecture were emulated in the design, to create a unique, sprawling home. After an eight-year redesign, the hotel was updated and reopened for business in 2019. According to Islapedia, “The hotel now includes 17 guest rooms with windows offering scenic valley and ocean views, a swimming pool, restaurant and rooftop deck. Each room, suite, or penthouse is named for a book written by best-selling American novelist Zane Grey.”

So long, Catalina!

This is the last entry in this year’s A to Z Challenge, but don’t worry – there’s plenty more Catalina content to come! If you’d like to keep up to date on my novel in progress, Wife for a Weekend, set on Catalina Island, be sure to join my mailing list to get weekly updates delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday.

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