About Holy Smoke Resort
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If you’re after peace and quiet, nature, and the scent of pine, you’ve found your place. Step out your door and smell the fresh pine. Put your boots on and hike through the forest. Enjoy the peace, quiet, and privacy of your own cabin.
"The Nugget" (Cabin 7) is our historical Cabin built-in 1893 while this land was the Holy Smoke Mining Camp. This cabin has seen over a century of History! This cabin was also the home of the well-known author Stewart Edward White. He wrote some fine literary works right here!
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Located 1 mile northwest of Keystone in Buckeye Gulch, the area was first inhabited by Fred Cross as early as the 1870s. The Vulcan Mining Group, of which Holy Smoke is part, originally occupied 102 acres of gold, silver and copper deposits and was founded by the colorful Col. James A. (Big Hat) Clark. Clark was so intrigued with the naming of Keystone's notorious "Holy Terror" mine, that he named his property "The Holy Smoke." Ore was located in this area in Pre-Cambrian Schist and Quartzite and two shafts were sunk at the 85' and 106' foot levels. Ore from the mine was taken to Keystone's custom mill for processing.
Popular author Stewart Edward White came to the Holy Smoke in the late 1800s dressed as a miner and leading a pack mule. Here he stayed in a log cabin and wrote three best selling novels - "The Westerners," "The High Graders," and "The Claim Jumpers." Working as paymaster in one of the local mines, White was almost hung by mistake over a wage dispute. He left the Holy Smoke and went to Arizona and became a well-known author of Western semi-fiction.