Our vacation rentals are a very
unusual opportunity. Located on the most magnificent coast
on the western side of the United States these vacation rentals
are made available to you by the Crook family, an "old" Pacific
Coast family. These homes and the 4,000 acres that they
sit on have been in the family for generations.
Early settlers of Curry County, the Crooks descended from a
long line of pioneers who first came to America in 1620 from
England with the Plymouth Colony. Members of the Crook
family traveled west in a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in
the 1850's, fought in the Rogue Indian Wars and finally settled
in Pistol River and established the Crook Ranch.
The Crook Ranch was a self sufficient livestock operation
that later produced enough butter to hand pack in barrels and
load on the coastal steamer that came into the Arch Rock
In those early days before roads were built, the early
pioneers got their supplies by riding horseback to Gold Beach or
waiting for the ship from San Francisco. It was a great occasion
when the ship came in and anchored behind Arch Rock (now
misnamed Mack Arch). The folks would take their wagons and stand
on the beach waiting for the supplies to come ashore in smaller
More recently Harve Crook operated the Crook Ranch at Pistol
River for many years, was very active in and helped organize the
Curry County Livestock Association in the early 1930ís, and was
very active in the Curry County Fair - especially in the annual
free lamb barbecue started to promote the use of good lamb in
Harve was also very active in establishing the Curry County
Fat Lamb and Wool Show, predecessor of the Curry County Fair.
The site of the Event Center/Fairgrounds in Gold Beach was
donated by the Crook family to the county for use as a
As times and the livestock market have changed, the Crook
Family has converted family homes and built new homes to
accommodate guests on their ranch - sharing the rich heritage of
the Southern Oregon Coast with you - their valued guest.
Nowadays, you may still be greeted by Jackie, Ron, Melody, or
Many Crook Ranch guests return year after year because they find
this area to be as special and spectacular as the entire Crook
Family has for over a century.
Give us a call 888-227-1963. Make your reservation