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Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek

Brenda Slapnicka

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Brenda Slapnicka

Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Payson Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom/ 2 bath, sleeps 9

You will always feel at home at Rancho Tonto Cabin nestled below the Magnificent Mogollon Rim. Located just 2 miles off Hwy. 260 and the Fish Hatchery Rd., just 17 miles east of Payson. Rancho Tonto Cabin is surrounded by natural beauty at 6200 feet elevation. Our scenic creeks and nearby lakes beckon you to fish, hike or just relax under sunny skies and starlit nights.

There are many wonderful activities right at your door. Fishing in our stocked trout pond, scenic hikes, wild flowers, fossils and enjoying drives along the Rim Rd., with its panoramic views are a few ways to soak up the relaxing area.

Wild game such as turkey, elk, deer, coyote and bear are often spotted in the forest. Children love wading in the creek or they may delight in horseback riding nearby. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are also close by. We are only 2 miles to Zane Grey's former cabin site and the state fish hatchery.

Comfortable accommodations await you at Rancho Tonto Cabin.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brenda Slapnicka (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Brenda Slapnicka

The Slapnickas moved from Scottsdale to this mountain Community in 1999 to raise their two children. In addition to starting up Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, a family fishing bussiness Randy & Brenda own two local restaurants. Randy also sales Real Estate for Keller Williams and Brenda is a local Yoga Instructor and Therapist.

Brenda Slapnicka purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Brenda Slapnicka chose Payson

The Slapnicka's discovered Rancho Tonto in the late 1990's and fell in love with this beautiful piece of property. After much consideration they decided to purchase the property which needed much work and make it into a fishing business. A place for individuals and families to come have fun and build fishing memories. The Slapnicka' renovated the property which included two homes and make one of these homes their full time residence and the other home is used as a nightly rental for all to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

Rancho Tonto is the original homestead of Sam Haught, Zane Greys Hunting and fishing Guide. A beautiful Oasis in the middle of Tonto National Forest.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The grounds and the house are immaculate. Randy was so warm and helpful. We brought our four children, ages 7 through 18, and then our parents ended up staying two nights with us as well. There was plenty of room, the beds were comfortable and well dressed, I was never rummaging through closets to find more blankets. Bathrooms and showers were great, but mostly we love the grounds, quiet away from EVERYTHING, super dark at night, right near Tonto Creek where the kids played every day. This was fun, and we will be doing this again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing time at Roncho Tonto

  • 5 of 5

Our families had such a great time at this cabin. It smelled amazing when we walked in and was very clean. The location was perfect. We had two families with five kids and we had plenty of room. The kids loved the trout pond and spent most of the time out on the grassy area playing ball. The cabin was sufficiently stocked with all that we needed. Thank you Randy and Brenda, we will be back!

Martchell and Justus families!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
2

Not what I had hoped for

  • 2 of 5

Let me start by saying that this is overall a beautiful property, nicely located on the Mogollon Rim (hiking trails, Tonto Creek, and lakes are all nearby), and the owners are on-site and kind folks.

Unfortunately, that is where my happiness ends. During our stay we dealt with serious pest problems inside the cabin. Several varieties of spiders living in all corners of the house...some harmless and some not so harmless. With kids in the house though even harmless spiders create tense bedtimes. Every night required a spider hunt and we killed a couple dozen spiders during the week. We also dealt with ants in the kitchen and were unable to leave packaged food on the counters or in cabinets. Our sealed food bin also became ant-infested by the end of the week. We also dealt with mice in the cabin. One dead on arrival in a trap and one that we caught when we reset the trap following a close encounter of the mouse kind one evening. The mice were nesting in the fireplace and the sofa (don't count on using the sofa sleeper unless you like mice as bed mates). Spiders also enjoy the sofas. Grandma nearly stroked out after one crawled on her while she was relaxing on the sofa.

Lastly, the wifi is non-existent. We had beautiful weather most days and there was no wifi in the guest cabin. The owners have wifi in their personal residence, but the signal is not available in the guest cabin. Also, cell service is less than half a bar inside the cabin...and that is with one of the most extensive cell networks available. We had no way of checking e-mail or looking up anything on the internet while inside the cabin.

All that said, if you are looking for a rustic getaway and don't mind sharing the cabin with nature...this is a beautiful cabin. But, if you are expecting to have a clean, pest-free cabin with some connection to the outside world I would not recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our property. My husband and I sincerly apologize that our Cabin did not meet your expectations. Please note that these issues are not uncommon within the mountain regions and are not isolated to our cabin alone. We are pleased however that you have brought this to our attention, we only wish you would have mentioned it earlier on so that we could have tried to rectify the problem while you were here. Since bringing this to our attention we have hired an exterminating service to spray the Cabin to take care of any spiders and or ants that had caused discomfort to you and your family and again we do apologize for this. In regards to Cellular service and Wi- Fi accesabilty, Unfortunately when you are living on the mountain you do not have all the conveniences that you become accustomed to living in the city. Please note that we have gone throught great lenghths trying to rectify this issue, even going as far as putting up a Cellular Tower to benefit the Christopher Creek Community at large. Since the errection of this Cell Tower in 2010, service at Rancho Tonto is better, but again is not the service you are perhaps accustomed to having living in the city. With the errection of the Cell tower, Century Link has been working on installing Fiber Optics into our area, which was just completed last week. Even though we do subscribe to this service and pay alot of money for it, it is not much better. However we have been doing our best to provide the cabin with a better service. As your Father had stated we will look into the new netgear 6800 when we are in the Valley to see if this will help rectify the WiFi, providing better service for our Cabin Guest. Please note that we have never in 13 years had anyone complain about the cleanliness and pest problem that you have mentioned. Many of our guests come back year after year and have been for 10+ years. Again, we regret any discomfort you and your family may have experienced during your stay. Perhaps our Cabin is better for those who just want to leave the City life and get away from it all. Best regards, Brenda Slapnicka
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this cabin justice. It is beautiful, cozy with great attention to detail. Just about everything you need is right there, with clear instructions for working the pellet stove, putting the trash out, etc. I had no issues with any part of the rental process. This is a very nice, private property tucked back in the woods; a great place to get away. You still have access to downtown Payson--stores, restaurants, movie theater, etc.--within a 20 minute drive if you need it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to go back!!

The Mogan Family

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara and family, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back to Rancho Tonto in the near future. Happy Holidays!
phoenix, az
5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and another came here for a quiet weekend getaway and it was perfect. The cabin is so charming and clean and inviting. The pond outside provides a very soothing sound to relax to. The decor and outdoor areas and landscaping were exactly what one would want when trying to escape the city and find someplace quiet. We had easy access to trails to go hiking and our babies had an excellent time walking around the nicely manicured and BIG yards. The only two tips I would give to travelers: 1) make sure to check the map on the cabin's actual website because the address listed will bring you to the owner's home, not the cabin and 2) make sure you're OK with having people at the pond in your backyard during the day because it is open to the public.

Brenda was an absolute dream to deal with and immediately sent brochures, notes, and a letter upon reservation confirmation. We can't wait to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thank you so very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Rancho Tonto in the near future. Besr regards!

Map

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Tonto Creek FIsh Hatchery
Horton Creek Trailhead
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Phoenix
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kohl's Ranch ZG Saloon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
East of Payson on HWY 260
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kohls Ranch ZG Restaurant

Located 2 miles North of Kohl's Ranch. Near Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery directly on Tonto Creek.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Payson Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$250
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Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Notes 30 day cancellation policy.
One night deposit due upon confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Payson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Family room features a queen size sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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