Wake Robin Lodge

$4,395,000 4,311 sq. ft.

Wake Robin Lodge

Wake Robin Lodge
Year Built: 1896
Interior: 4,311 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 3.06 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0245279
MLS ID: 22008904

Gated entry to 3+ acre enclave with a historic provenance, modern amenities and an extraordinary setting, just outside the village of Glen Ellen. Feel worlds away amidst towering trees, landscaped gardens, tranquil grounds and meandering pathways. The heart of the property is an architecturally designed and rebuilt residence with an octagonal foyer/living room, great room kitchen and dining room with fireplace aside the pool. Generous 4,311+- square feet includes two offices, a music room, luxurious family/media room with fireplace and heated, screened-in porch. Each room offers a serene outlook to specimen plantings and the grounds. High quality materials and craftsmanship throughout including a custom staircase, wood beamed ceilings, built-in cabinetry and shelving, wood and stone flooring, octagonal skylights, copper trim and more. The gorgeous kitchen has an open beam ceiling, large island with seating, top of the line appliances, butler’s pantry, climate-controlled wine room and floor to ceiling folding glass doors that open to the patio and pool. There are 3 bedroom wings and 3 full tile baths; all bedrooms have accesses to the outdoors. Extraordinary octagon master suite is accessed by a floating staircase. It features high ceilings, heated wood floors, a luxurious bath with freestanding jetted tub, custom closet with dressing area and private view balcony.   

Enjoy a resort-like feel and entertain with ease around the large pool/spa and lawn area or descend the historic stone staircase to cool off at the year-round creek. A short distance away are a sleeping cabin, shop and two barns – one a large garage with half bath and an upstairs room for recreation or storage, the other currently used as a gym with half bath. Utilities include solar power with battery backup, public water and natural gas. Covered 2 car carport with charging station and storage. There is plenty of extra parking for recreational vehicles and guests.   

This circa 1896 retreat was the site of the historic Wake Robin Lodge, owned by author Jack London’s agent. In 1903, London was writing “The Sea Wolf” and accepted an invitation to spend the summer here. It was this life-changing summer that cemented his love for the Valley of the Moon and his agent’s niece and future wife, Charmian. The Londons made their home at Wake Robin Lodge where an annex had been built for their use. The tree stump grove where London wrote and performed readings remain on the property today.   

Own a piece of history and experience laid back living in wine country. Historic towns, restaurants, wineries, shops and recreational activities are just a stone’s throw away. About 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  

Tina Shone

m: (707) 799-7556
o: (707) 933-1515




Interior Features

Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Fireplace(s): 2
Hardwood Flooring
Tile Flooring
Stone Countertops
Additional Rooms
Spa / Hot Tub
Sun Room

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home
Other Features
Deck / Patio
Electronics Gates
Heated Pool
Inground Pool
Level Grounds
Architectural Style
Creek / Canal / Inlet View
Mountain Views
Rolling Grounds
Wooded Grounds
This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY