The property owner, Ron Kapp, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. His childhood dream was to have a cabin in
the woods. He went to Ohio State and studied Biology. He went to the University of Texas at Austin and majored
in physiology and environmental sciences. He went to medical school in Houston. He studied sports medicine in
Germany, Internal Medicine in St. Louis, and kept the dream of having a cabin in the woods alive. His passion was tennis
and he played it around the world. He set Guinness World Records thru his dedication and hard work.
emergency medicine in Texas, California, Wyoming and Colorado and traveled the country looking for his cabin-in-the-woods.
He eventually found it outside of Ashland, Oregon - the greenest and most progressive state in the Union. He bought
that old logging camp in 1995 and thus began his life's work. Day after day, year after year, he planted trees
and cleaned up the debris of 75 years of neglect. Finally, it began to take shape. The trees grew, the animals
returned, he practiced his labor of love. Holes were dug, ponds were built, the trees grew. He built his small
Surrounded by millions of acres of National Forest & BLM lands, he wandered the Trails of
Oregon for hours on end. One spring day he discovered the wild morels - a grilled delicacy with butter. Late one
summer day he discovered wild berries. One fall day he discovered the elderberries - perfect for wine making.
Like a bear - he hibernated thru the winter - his cabin-in-the-woods, his refuge. Spring returned every year with the
mountain wild flowers, the singing of birds, and the scampering of the chipmonks & squirrels. A virtual Garden of
He built roads, outbuildings, and lived his Dream-in-the-Woods.