John Wayne, American Hero, Loved Family, Country and God. He cherished his time in the Great Outdoors, making memories with his family and friends.
I met John Wayne in 1969, just 5 years after he acquired his John Wayne Hereford Cattle Ranch. The John Wayne of the Silver Screen, was the same John Wayne I met in person… they were both bigger than life! The Duke swaggered across the room towards me, extending his giant sized hand with the traditional Sigma Chi Fraternal secret handshake, as the Duke and I were Sigma Chi Fraternity brothers. We spent the afternoon with his family, and I saw first-hand the strong "Family Values" this Giant of a Man held close to his big heart.
The Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins and John Wayne have similar Family Values, Love of God and Country. Greer Lodge was constructed in 1948 as a Spiritual Retreat for a Church in Phoenix. It has always been a Spiritual Place, where people have come to Touch Nature, spend time with Family and loved ones, and connect with God.
The Spirit of the West, as emulated by John Wayne, Ronald Regan, Barry Goldwater and the Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins is alive and well in Greer.
Come Visit the Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins, walk in the footsteps of John Wayne, feel his presence, and see why he choose to make these mountains his home.