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1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 3

The Kerouac Cabin

The Kerouac is located next to Purgatory Resort and The Nugget Mountain Bar. Come stay at this one-of-a-kind designer studio cabin with private hot tub, Cedar Sauna and THE best views in the Southwest! From every window you can see all the surrounding peaks! Sit in your private hot tub, watch the snow fall or enjoy the ski lift chair swing on the deck. This cabin has a tiny house feel, just slightly larger and not on a wheels. As good as it gets!

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The Kerouac History


Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac, often known as Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

Raised in a French-speaking home in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac “learned English at age six and spoke with a marked accent into his late teens.”[8] During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marine; he completed his first novel at the time, which was published over forty years after his death. His first published book was The Town and the City, and he achieved widespread fame and notoriety with his second, On the Road, in 1957. It made him a beat icon, who published twelve more novels during his life, and numerous poetry volumes.

Kerouac is recognized for his style of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as his Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements.[9] He has a lasting legacy, greatly influencing many of the cultural icons of the 1960s, including Bob Dylanthe Beatles, and the Doors.

In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. Since then, his literary prestige has grown, and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today.

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