Andy or Linda Pickett

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Bedrooms 2
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The rustic, western experience Bunk House has a queen & twin beds

Located in the cool pines of Northern Arizona, We are near Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona, Sedona, Oak Creek, Montezuma's Castle & Cliff Castle Casino. The Petrified Forest & Painted desert is about a 2 hour drive. Ideal for family retreats, a couple's romantic week-end, or hunters who don't want to set up camp. It's all set up for you.

Our cabins are about 100 years old with plenty of rustic character. We can offer a soothing atmosphere not provided in the city limits. We are in Parks, Az. which is 1/2 way between Flagstaff & Williams.

Quite often we see elk in the early evening summer days, so we walk quietly & watch for them. You will be in awe looking at the clear night skies, the scent of fresh air, & the far away sound of frogs in a pond. So many things the busy city hotels can't offer or sell. Please take time to hear the sound of silence on a clear moonlit sky.

About the Bunk House: You will enjoy this quiet, peaceful old shot gun cabin we call 'The Bunk House' Built in the early 1900's out of railroad ties milled in Flagstaff, it is now a refreshing escape from today's fast pace. While making it comfortable for our guests we have also preserved the rugged atmosphere. A stay in this rustic old cabin is a great way to enhance your Arizona experience. We have been here since 1984 but didn't convert the Bunk House into a vacation cabin until 2008. We simply put our family heirlooms in there for decor. It will take you back in time. We are so far out in the country that we have to haul our water from a local well. The clean air & quiet atmosphere makes it worth it. (yes we do have running, hot water for your convenience ) But please conserve given that our 'well' is a truck. In addition to The Bunk House, for larger groups we have opened up 'Roger's Cabin' as a spare bedroom. It has a queen bed & bathroom. A stones throw from the Bunk House.

About the area: We are fortunate enough to have national forest on the north & east side of our property. In the summer there is usually a herd of elk that come in to graze, it's an awesome sight . We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon & about 90 min. from the Petrified Forest. We are located in a central spot for a lot of northern Arizona sights. In Flagstaff is the Lowell Observatory & Northern Arizona Museum. Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is about a 45 min. drive. The Bunk House is not 100% isolated, a cabin like that is hard to find. But it's out in the country.

We love to share our state with you so please feel free to ask any questions about any sites in the area. We live on site & love having the world come to us by way of our many versatile guests.

If you are lucky enough to spot a small herd of elk across the fence, please don't chase after them. Believe it or not we've had that happen & they spooked so bad that we didn't see them for the rest of the summer. Move as little as possible & they will hang around to graze.

Call for any questions you might have about the area or the Bunk House.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andy or Linda Pickett (Property Manager)
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About Andy or Linda Pickett

We were both raised in northern Az. Andy is the son of a rancher, I am the daughter of an Indian Trader. We dated off & on for four years in our home town of Holbrook but my parents thought Andy was a little too old & too wild for their daughter. So in 1966 I went away to college, Andy married . . . . . some one else. However, after many 'bumps' in our lives, Andy found me right here in this old cabin where I had been since 1983. We were married in 1997.

We both love the quiet life we now have. The winters out here are harsh but gorgeous. We hope your short stay in our area is as enjoyable as our long stay has been. Our children call it 'The Christmas Place' The holidays somewhere else just isn't right for them and now for our 15 grand children.

We are members of a historical re-enactment group that presents actual northern Arizona events. Andy is a long time member of Sheriff's posse search & rescue who also does the Hashknife Pony Express every year. We are very proud of Arizona & the rich history within it's borders. We love sharing with our guests and hearing about their parts of the world.

Andy or Linda Pickett purchased this cabin in 1983

Why Andy or Linda Pickett chose Flagstaff

I've have never lived in the city, being out in the country suits me. So these old cabins that were fixer uppers in the beginning were perfect. A quote from my dad 'Linda, please don't move here' But a few years later he loved it out here. Andy says it was 'home' from the first time he walked in the door. (1997)

This piece of heaven has been home for several horses in our life. Chief was the last and we miss him. He's gone to a home where he can be used as a pleasure horse more often. We could saddle up, open a gate and ride as long as we wanted without having to trailer him out.

I don't know all of the history of the first 83 years of these old cabins, I do know the last 30 years with all of the trials of snow, freezing water pipes & driving my own water in a truck which I didn't think I could handle. But the beauty of the winters & summers have always been worth it. I would do it over again, without a doubt. Never guessing in my wildest dreams that one day I would share the rest of my life with Andy here.

What makes this cabin unique

The age & area here attracted me. The first time I walked into the main cabin I was in love. You can't buy or create 'old' & this much history. It's centrally located for almost everything in this area you would want to visit. We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, & Snowbowl. Close to us is Bearizona, Flagstaff, hiking & historic downtown Williams with all of the festivities it has to offer.

The pine trees are so tall & thick we can 'barely see the forest for the trees' We have a fire pit or fire ring in front of all 3 cabins. Mother nature provides wood just across the fence for the out door fires. In our reviews 'quiet' and 'peaceful' seem to be the general consensus. That's what it is for us.

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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona

Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
This place is adorable. Rustic and authentic interior. Never missed the stove. Went quading to lava tubes very cool, nice ride. Saw herd of elk and deer. Host Andy very informative. They are accomodating without being nosey. Great trip!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your review. we are very new at this and appreciate input we get. so glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven.
all the vest,
Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona

Wonderful family get away!

  • 5 of 5
Cute, cozy…it was a wonderful family get away!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona

Everything you'd expect from a log cabin!

Everything you'd expect from a log cabin!
  • 5 of 5
We were looking for an authentic log cabin to stay in while we explored the Grand Canyon. We weren't disappointed! Loved cooking our breakfast and dinner on the barbecue. Beautiful scenery to wake up to.

2 hour drive to the Grand Canyon made it perfect base. That huge bed is so comfy too!

Linda very thoughtful and helpful before and during our stay. Would love to come again!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona
Las Vegas NV


  • 5 of 5
It is awesome. The large bed was a bit firm but turned out to be just right. We took long walks in the woods and it was very relaxing. There is a store within walking distance that made great food. We also saw the elk that came to the back yard. Everything is as stated in the ad and the owners were always available if I had any questions.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona

We loved staying in the Bunkhouse.

  • 5 of 5
The setting is beautiful and easily accessible to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff. We brought our dog and were so happy to discover that less than one quarter of a mile up the road was an entrance to Kaibab Natl Forest where we could walk and enjoy the beauty of Arizona in a very personal way.

Chris and Linda are perfect hosts and our stay went without a hitch. We're already planning a return trip.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, I wish we would have had time to visit with you guys. I'm envious of the trip you guys made. Now I want to do that with my own family.
We certainly do feel flattered that you chose the Bunk House for your get together!
Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
-+1 928-699-2410
Flagstaff Arizona

Very disappointed

  • 2 of 5
The bunkhouse is nice and as it is shown in the listing. The owners are quick to respond to emails and very pleasant to deal with. That being said, the location is not as described. From the title and the description, I expected a quiet cabin in a rural area. But that is not what we found when we arrived.

The bunkhouse is next to the main cabin facing the road and about 150 feet from the road. The road is frequently traveled; there were even cars at 2 am when we were trying to watch the meteor shower. It is across the street from a school, a currently in session school. About 500 feet from Route 66, where there is a corner store (you can see the rear of the store from the front porch). It is less than a mile from I-40, which you can hear day or night. And there is a train track that runs adjacent to the interstate, with trains coming through horns blaring about every 2 hours.

On the right is the main cabin, and behind the bunkhouse is the driveway and Roger's cabin. On the left, the driveway you share with three mobile homes (at least one of which is occupied with permanent residents). You have no privacy outside, and the grill and bonfire area are set up about 70 feet from the road. Since we were there for the meteor shower, my husband pulled the car up to the shed next to the cabin to make about an 8x10 space on the driveway to set up our chairs and block out the light from the neighbors and the school.

We were scheduled for 6 nights but left after 2, foregoing the money we had spent and spending additional funds to rent a different place to stay. We are by no means well off, but we only get one vacation a year and we weren't going to spend it with no quiet and no privacy.

The listing says to make sure you ask questions because they don't give refunds after 30 days before your reservation, but I am not sure what I was supposed to ask. Can you hear the traffic from the interstate? Is there a school across the street? Are there also three mobile homes with permanent residents on your property? Is there no privacy outside? How would I have known to ask these kinds of things with the description that was given? We felt bamboozled.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you feel "bamboozled"
To some of our guests this orig. 10 mi. stretch of Route 66 is a historic icon along with our only store here which was built in the 1930's. However a different perspective is always appreciated.
Please accept our apology.
Andy & Linda
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Rod's Steak House in Williams
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Historic Route 66 Walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Historic Parks in the Pines store & deli
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Car: necessary

We are north of Interstate 40 just off exit 178. Not in any city limits it's quiet & easy to find.

Hunting area 7 west. Elk, deer & wild turkey

Going west on Interstate 40/Route 66 take exit 178. Go right ( north ) to the 'T' in the road and turn left ( west)

You will then be on an original section of Old Route 66. There is a historic country store on the corner of Old 66 & Spring Valley Rd. You will turn right (north) there. Not far up the road on the right ( east) is the Bunk House. Parks is more of an 'area' than a town with a population of less than 1,000 people. We don't show up on google maps.

Other Activities: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway & Bearizona. In Flagstaff there is N. Ariz Museum & the Riordan Mansion.

Ski: We are about a one hour drive to Snowbowl which is located north of Flagstaff. We are west. So to get to Snowbowl from here you would go back into Flagstaff and then go north up to the ski lodge. Be safe on your drive. The road from Flagstaff up to Snowbowl is a narrow road shaded by pine trees quite often the snow/ice on the road doesn't melt. There are several housing districts there so the traffic can get busy.

The 'Local Services & Attractions' that are listed are in Flagstaff or Williams. A We are in the middle.

A drive up Spring Valley rd. will take you into some open and very beautiful country. We often see deer and elk when driving all the back roads. A lava tube is near & anasazi pictographs.

The beautiful red rocks of Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is not far to the south east.

Pine Country Cafe in Williams & LaFonda Mexican Food in Flagstaff are favorites.

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Flagstaff Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes In order to receive a full refund on your deposit:
Please wash all the dishes & place in the cupboard, & wipe doown the microwave
Do NOT use any bath or kitchen towels on the BBQ grill or anything else that would leave a permanent stain
We provide a vacuum, lint rollers, rags for any clean-up
Most of all enjoy your stay!
Andy & Linda

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Flagstaff Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Roger's Cabin - toilet , shower , In Roger's Cabin. Added for $75/nt. Prop #255456
    The Bunk House - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Bunk House has a combination tub/shower, sink & toilet. The unattached cabin, 'Roger's Cabin,' has a shower & toilet. The sink is in the kitchenette area. Roger's Cabin can be added on for an additional $75/nt for larger parties. Both cabins are furnished with towels, hand towels, face towel and hand soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , private bedroom
    Lil Buckaroo Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , bunk beds/private bedroom
    Roger's Cabin - 1 queen , unattached/private. Additional charge
    Roger's Cabin. Add an old log cabin prop. #255456 - 1 queen , $75/nt in addition to The Bunk House. Extr bed,bath & kitchn
  • The Bunk House has a king in the front part of the cabin, a queen & set of twin bunk beds in the back bedrooms. We furnish all the bedding for both cabins. . 'Roger's Cabin' has a queen bed & it's own bathroom, fridge, etc. Our king and queen beds have memory foam 2' pads on them, super comfy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The Bunk House has a convection oven, slow cooker,waffle maker, coffee maker & microwave. There are some cast iron skillets, pans and microwaveable casserole dishes. However there is no actual stove. We furnish a vacuum and a few cleaning supplies for your convenience. We also provide real dishes if you prefer them over paper & plastic. There is a picnic table out side for your use. You might want to bring an old sheet or a table clothe to sit on & cover the table because it sits under a large pine tree which drips sap & pitch. Also, while the shade is nice for your car you won't like the 'by-products' of a large ponderosa in the warm summer months. Both cabins are heated with electricity & cooled with an open window. At 7,200 ft we've never needed a cooler. Kaibab forest is on the north & east sides of our property so you don't have to drive to get into the forest.

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