I could not stop myself from reading the guest book and then recording our stay to be read by the next visitor. I travel often for work and still give the cabin a 5 stars rating. We came to mountain bike and hike, never expecting the cabin to be one a highlight of the trip. In the tourist excitement of Sedona, how wonderful to go home (and yes we quickly imagined ourselves living there) to the quiet cool stone patio with its rocking chairs, bird feeders that look like artwork, busy with squirrels and robins, and the Arizona hummingbirds, who make a tiny helicopter sound, as they whizz to and from their feeder, which lights up at dusk. As dusk settles, outside mood lights magically coming on, and you can feel and hear the cool breeze coming down the side of the canyon, fragrantly stirring the pine trees.
We arrived to stone step, with lights leading to a rustic log door. A CD was playing songs of local Native American Indians, beating the drums, while dancers chanted to the spirits. The incense smelled of Arizona grasses, blue skies, and red rocks, which lead us away from mountain biking, to rediscover the ancient cliff dwellings and walk the trails of the Sedona State Park.
The cabin. What can I say to sum it all up, that has not been already said by the other enchanted VRBO reviewers, except I found antique silver spoons in the kitchen drawers. The cabin was spotless inside and out. Everything was thoughtful, to the red gloss kitchen cabinets, morning coffee from the Krups single cup maker, a full spice drawer, and artifacts and mystical rocks, mixed with art, displayed around the cabin for our pleasure.
Debra is an experienced host and we considered her to be a friend when she called to remind us that rains can lead to Oak Creek Canyon road closures. We found a basket filled with more tour brochures then time for, which sent us to the Flagstaff observatory to view the evening stars. The collection of DVD entertained us at night with Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes. Cookies found on the butcher block with hot chocolate. A store gift certificate used to buy mushroom pasta made by locals.
We consider the trip to be a perfect success, with a small personal exception. As with all trips, everything can’t be perfect for everyone. The big beautiful leather couch in front of the fireplace was not comfortable after a hard day on the bike trails. We found it lacked movie watching back support and took to the chairs.