Elvis Visits Old Hollywood In Beaver Dam
Thu, Mar 1 2012 05:02 PM
￼A little Hollywood mystery and glamour are tucked away at the Historic Beaver Dam Lodge just eight miles from Mesquite.
During the "Roaring Twenties" the Beaver Dam Lodge was built (1929) in the oasis as a halfway stop to provide lodging for the traveler between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
It soon became a popular resort for movie stars - even before Las Vegas. Luminaries such as Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, Wallace Berry, Tyrone Power and his Annabel found respite here at the Beaver Dam Lodge, away from the frenetic Hollywood life.
During the depression of the 1930s the center room was lined with slot machines. Through the hard times when nickels and dimes were scarce, the penny machines were able to provide wages for the hired help. (Source: www.historicbeaverdamlodge.com)
The stars still come out to shine every Saturday night at Dan Z's Elvis Tribute. The free dinner show starts at 6:30 p.m. (AZ time) and features local Elvis impersonator Dan Zito as he brings the King of Rock and Roll back to life with his rendition of Elvis' greatest hits.
The once popular hideaway of the stars has been completely remodeled while retaining the charm of the 1920s.
An early tunnel leading from the restaurant to the rooms was used to allow stars such as Jane Russell and Howard Hughes the quiet and privacy they longed for still exists and is undergoing repair.
This resort blends nicely with its oasis surroundings that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding desert and consists of a 9-hole golf course, fine-dining restaurant, a bar, pro shop, swimming pool, and conference and banquet facilities for 10 - 120.
The resort also boasts some of the most affordable golfing in the Virgin Valley. Nine holes on this par three course is just $21, a full 18 holes is $30 and the die hard golfer can put in 36 holes for $36.
The Historic Beaver Dam Lodge is located in Arizona at Exit 8. Call 928-347-222 for more information or visit www.historicbeavedamlodge.com