The Will James Room
Decorated with Will James artwork and memorabilia, the Will James Room is one of our large units featuring a king and a double bed and is unique from the other rooms as it has oak laminated floors. This room is designed to sleep up to four guests comfortably. A rollaway can be added to sleep an additional guest. There is a full bath with shower decorated with barn wood and Mexican Talavera tile. Microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV with Dish Network, a coffee maker with complimentary coffee, and free WIFI are all amenities included for our guests' convenience.
In 1921, cowboy author and illustrator Will James was working for the CS Ranch in Cimarron herding cattle and working on his Western stories. At the time, Burton Twitchell, Dean of Students at Yale University, was visiting Jack Nairn, original owner of the historic Casa de Gavilan. Twitchell and Nairn rode out to La Grulla and visited Will James. By and by, Burton Twitchell provided Will James an art scholarship at Yale. Jack and Ed Springer, owners of the CS Ranch, offered to bankroll the cowboy in his Yale adventure. Will James' career at Yale lasted only a few weeks but it was sufficient to get into the....