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NEW, QUIET, COZY 30 ACRE CABIN RETREAT ALONG ROUTE 66 IN GRAND CANYON COUNTRY

Daniel M. Leeper

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Daniel M. Leeper

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Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
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NEW, QUIET, COZY 30 ACRE CABIN RETREAT ALONG ROUTE 66 IN GRAND CANYON COUNTRY

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ash Fork Cabin Rental Photos and Description

New Cabin; 2 Bedrooms plus loft; 1 bathroom; Sleeps 5; Mountain Views

Fully furnished new cabin (2010) at 5500 ft. View mountains to east, south and southwest 50+ miles away. Beds 5 inside (queen, twin, double). Full amenities including Satellite TV and radio, DVD, VCR, sound system, air conditioning, computer, washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen. 16 ft. Vaulted knotty pine ceiling and walls with loft. Very quiet with numerous attractions, including the Grand Canyon, easily reached on day trips. It's a very scenic drive to the Grand Canyon south rim only 80 miles away. Equally distant between Las Vegas and Phoenix. For LOCATION click on 'MAP' above photo. For AVAILABILITY and RATES click on 'AVAILABILITY' above photo. Veterans, seniors (65+) and parties of less than 3 receive a 15% discount. LONG TERM RATES CAN BE NEGOTIATED. RATE OFFERS ACCEPTED!!!!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel M. Leeper (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Daniel M. Leeper

We started building the 'cabin' in the spring of 2007. It was completed in the spring of 2010. We worked with the construction crew from the pouring of the footers until the roof, door, and windows were installed in Nov 2007. From that point on we were the primary 'crew'. We started building the 'cabin' in the spring of 2007. It was completed in the spring of 2010. We worked with the construction crew from the pouring of the footers until the roof, door, and windows were installed in Nov 2007. From that point on we were the primary 'crew' finishing it out, especially the tongue-in-grove pine on the ceiling, the solid pine doors, all the trim work and the kitchen. It was very much a labor of love (and hard work). The first floor has 840 sq. Ft. And the loft has 110 sq. Ft. It has two bedrooms, a bath, and a large 'great' room which contains the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. This is where the 'living' is really done. The San Francisco peaks, about 50 miles away at 13,000 ft. Are clearly visible through the huge picture window. Except for the summer months they are snow covered. We live in phoenix and drive up to the cabin usually around noon on Friday and stay until Sunday. Schedule permitting. We have stayed for a week or more at a time. We love the views, the tranquility, the creature comforts and the solitude. There are plenty of old abandoned railroad beds for hiking, biking or toy riding. The beds were constructed in 1881 when the Santa Fe built the first railroad through n. AZ. The cabin is furnished with many pieces of northern white cedar from Michigan - beds, end tables, rocking chair, settee in the loft and on the front porch. The Hugh buffalo head greets you upon entry. His name is 'Yavapai Tatonka.' this area was settled by the Yavapai Indians and Tatonka is Aavajo for buffalo. One unique aspect - this 15 acre property some 12 million years ago was a volcanic field and sat where flagstaff is today. Picacho Peak,

Daniel M. Leeper purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Daniel M. Leeper chose Ash Fork

We built this cabin from the ground up including working with an architect, positioning the cabin on the 15 acre parcel on which it is situated, and finishing the cabin inside and out to suit our tastes. It was our desire to have a weekend home that was modern and comfortable yet one that retained the rustic charm of cabins first built when 'manifest destiny' drove the white man across the plains to the Pacific Ocean after the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803-1805. We wanted a lot of wood. We wanted simple, unfinished furniture. Our preference was not to see another house around. We wanted the house to be accessible in a medical emergency which meant locating it relatively close to highway 66 (about 100 yards away) and accepting some light traffic noise. In 1987 while relocated from ft. Ord, CA, to Ft. Knox, KY, I remembered driving along i-40 and seeing Bill Williams mountain and the San Francisco peaks in the distance while driving right by Picacho butte and thinking to myself, 'What a beautiful place. I'd love to live here someday.' Well, fate brought me to Phoenix in June of 2000 and it wasn't long after that I rediscovered northern AZ and the area I had fallen in love with in 1987. The cabin is on a 15 acre parcel. We were fortunate to find this particular property because it sits very high up on the eastern side of a ridegeline that runs north and south. The views of the San Francisco Peaks, Bill Williams mountain and all the way south to Mingus mountain and Bradshaw mountain near Prescott are simply hard to find on one location. We were fortunate that the land 'perced' so a septic system could be installed and an electricity line was less than a mile away. It still cost $50k to run an electric line to the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

If you're a train lover, one of the main transcontinental lines of the BNSF with over 100 trains a day is only about 3 miles away. You can hear the engines and the whistles from the cabin when the windows are open. Every night in the hot summer time it's possible to open the windows and enjoy the summer breeze hearing an occasional coyote howl or cattle moo from the cattle on the open range around the cabin. If you want to sight see you could stay at the cabin for a month making day trips to the Grand Canyon (north and south rims), up to monument valley and arches, Bryce canyon and Zion national parks, east to Winslow to the La Posada hotel designed by the first great southwest female American architect Mary Jane Coulter, to the meteor crater about 30 miles east of flagstaff, skiing on the San Francisco peaks in the winter time, gambling in Las Vegas, visiting museums, attending plays and enjoying wonderful restaurants in phoenix and Scottsdale. Nearby is Sedona with it's unique southwestern charm. Finally, there's the petrified national forest, the painted desert, Bearizona Wildlife park in Williams, riding the grand canyon railroad from Williams to the Grand Canyon, visiting peach springs with a jeep trip all the way to the west end of the Grand Canyon and seeing Havasupai falls. There's also the Wapatki national monument some 30 miles north of flagstaff on HY 89. Finally there's a 200 foot long registered and protected Petroglyth wall that the cabin caretakers, Richard and Jacque Clayton, would be delighted to show to you. As if that weren't enough, the cabin comes complete with a resident artist, Jacque Clayton. She is a very accomplished artist originally from California who would be delighted to receive a commissioned painting request from you for a portrait, landscape, birds or whatever. Richard, her husband, is a native American of mixed ancestry who has a fascinating background and wonderful stories to delight everyone about native American history.

Guestbook comments from the owner

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO STAY AT YOUR CABIN. RICHARD WAS AN AMAZING HOST. HE WAS FRIENDLY AND FULL OF INFORMATION. VERY WELCOMING. WE APPRECIATED THE TIME HE TOOK WITH US. THE CABIN WAS VERY CLEAN (CLEANER THAN SOME HOTELS WE'VE STAYED IN) AND BEAUTIFUL. FULL OF PERSONAL FLARE - WARM AND INVITING. WE LOVED THAT IT WAS REMOVED FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF TOWN. THE NIGHT SKY WAS AMAZING - KIDS REALLY ENJOYED HEARING THE OCCASIONAL COYOTE. I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED OUR STAY HERE. WE TOURED THE GRANDCANYON FOR TWO DAYS AFTER LEISURELY MORNINGS. RODE THE GRAND CANYON RAILROAD ONE DAY. OUR FAMILY ARE HUGE TRAIN FANS. BUT WE ALSO ENJOYED TAKING OUR OWN CAR AND STOPPING AT EACH VIEWPOINT. WILLIAMS, AZ, WAS QUAINT AND WE LOVED VISITING THEIR LOCAL EATING PLACES. WISH WE COULD HAVE HAD ONE MORE DAY TO JUST STAY NEAR THE CABIN AND TAKE IN MORE OF THE COUNTRY OUTDOORS. BUT THAT JUST MEANS WE WILL HAVE TO COME BACK. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO KIND AND GENEROUS. AND FOR ALLOWING US TO MAKE SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.9
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NEW, QUIET, COZY 30 ACRE CABIN RETREAT ALONG ROUTE 66 IN GRAND CANYON COUNTRY
average rating of 4.95 based on 59 reviews
5

Wonderful place to just get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved San Francisco Peaks cabin. Great place to get away from the madding crowd, but at the same time close to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Las Vegas if you choose. The cabin was in excellent condition. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. Loved looking at the scenery in all the directions. The climb up the "hill" was fun and expanded the view all the more. Saw mule deer, javelina, jack rabbits, and lots of birds. Dan, Jacque, and Richard are all wonderful folks with vast local knowledge. Can't wait to go back. Hope you don't book the dates we want.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review from wonderful guests. Rob and Sue from Wisconsin stayed with us for an entire month from late February until late March. They were wonderful guests. It's a good feeling to welcome strangers into your home to share all that you've built and decorated put to such good use. We do hope they will come back again soon.
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this cabin. The house is perfect for two couples, it's cozy, quiet, well-equipped, you have the most beautiful starry sky at night and you're only 50 minutes away from the Grand Canyon.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. That's the kind of comment we really appreciate. Best regards, Dan, Jacque and Richard
5

Quiet, Clean and Surrounded by Beautiful Country

  • 5 of 5

What was originally planned as a three family gathering celebrating Veterans Day became a relaxing, peaceful weekend retreat for my wife and I and our two dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the fully stocked, comfortable and impeccably clean cabin in northern Arizona. The mountain views from the front porch are breathtaking and it was so quiet we could literally hear the trees rustling in the wind! The owner and local hosts provided first class service and even suggested a short "off road" trip, which we turned in to a daylong excursion. Thank you and we look forward our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful review! Those are the kind of comments that show the guests really captured the essence of the cabin. It has a special "karma" that envelops guests who stop long enough to smell the roses! Thank you.
5

Outstanding cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for a few nights with our young kids and had a wonderful time! The cabin was clean and very well kept. The care takers were wonderful and extremely well informed about the area. Dan (the owner) was great to deal with also. We will definitely be back for our next trip to northern Arizona!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind review is greatly appreciated. Always good to hear from folks, especially with children, who have stayed at the cabin and really, really, enjoyed it!!
5

AWESOME GETAWAY!! PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect answer to a needed getaway for some down time and a low key birthday celebration! Location was perfect. Air was clean and fresh. Quiet and peaceful. The mountain views were amazing! The night skies were perfectly clear. I had forgotten how breathtaking the Milky Way is. We spent a few days decompressing. We grilled steaks on the grill. We went for walks. Seligman wasn't too far away for a meal here and there. Kitchen was super convenient for preparing breakfast. The cabin was well stocked. The caretakers were amazing. We had a birthday card with warm wishes and a bottle of wine waiting!! It was so much more than we expected. We had a great time and plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

AWESOME GETAWAY!! PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect answer to a needed getaway for some down time and a low key birthday celebration! Location was perfect. Air was clean and fresh. Quiet and peaceful. The mountain views were amazing! The night skies were perfectly clear. I had forgotten how breathtaking the Milky Way is. We spent a few days decompressing. We grilled steaks on the grill. We went for walks. Seligman wasn't too far away for a meal here and there. Kitchen was super convenient for preparing breakfast. The cabin was well stocked. The caretakers were amazing. We had a birthday card with warm wishes and a bottle of wine waiting!! It was so much more than we expected. We had a great time and planning on returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were touched by the cabin's wonderful "karma" which is what happens to most parties that stay there. It's a cozy, comfortable, charming place. So much more than a place to sleep if you're on a travelling vacation. It's a unique place who's charm and ambience will soothe even the most frazzled nerves - if you'll slow down and let it!!

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
SELIGMAN
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
PRESCOTT
Nearest Train
20 Miles
WILLIAMS
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Historic Highway 66
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
SELIGMAN
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Arizona Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

The property is ideally situated on Historic Highway 66 (AKA the 'Mother Road') in a quiet, rural location yet only 5 miles from I-40 with numerous day trips possible or to use as a 'base camp' for overnight stays in nearby locations. Nearby are the Grand Canyon (90 miles), Petrified Forest, and Painted Desert National Parks. In southern Utah there are the Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks less than a day's drive away. In Southwest Colorado there is Mesa Verde National Park and the town of Durango (one day's drive away) with the famous Durango Silverton Railroad. In Williams (25 miles west on I-40) you can enjoy the Bearizona Wildlife drive through park and ride the Grand Canyon Railway (www.thetrain.com). East of Flagstaff (55 miles west on I-40) is the Meteor Crater and the La Posada Hotel (Winslow). North of Flagstaff is the Wapatki National Monument of ancient native American ruins and further north the famous Monument Valley, a Navajo National Park. Las Vegas is 3.5 hours to the west. Prescott is only one hour south with many historic buildings and excellent restaurants. The Phoenix metro area which includes Scottsdale is 3 hours to the south. In the cabin is a map showing the wagon train routes used in the 1800s and the cabin sits on one of the main routes that crossed through northern New Mexico and Arizona to California. In 1881 the Santa Fe railroad built one of the first transcontinental railroad lines through the area which is why all of the towns were founded in 1881. While parts of the original route have been abandoned providing excellent biking, hiking and ATV road beds, the basic route is used today by the BNSF railroad as a main transcontinental line with over 100 trains a day. The cabin is about 3 miles from that line. The cabin is located in the San Francisco Volcanic Field which is over 12 million years old. The area is very rich geogolocally with most of the mountain peaks being extinct volcanoes. The land on which the cabin sits, a 15 acre parcel, some 12 million years ago was located where Flagstaff is today. The North American Plate has moved some 50 miles to the west during that time. Sunset Crater to the east of Flagstaff is the location of the last volcanic eruption only 900 years ago. Some 50 miles to the west is the town of Peach Springs which offers jeep tours to the Canyon as well as the access road to the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Finally, as an item of interest, there is nothing but wilderness north of the cabin all the way to the Grand Canyon 50 miles to the north. If you hiked due north from the cabin you would intersect the Canyon at Havasupai Falls. Overall, it is an extremely interesting area with numerous sights and intriguing geography. A large relief map of the entire state of Arizona is located on the wall in the cabin for your viewing pleasure. There is even a 200 foot long ancient native American petroglyph about 10 miles away (5 miles on dirt road) that is protected but available for viewing.

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Ash Fork Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPRING 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$695
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER 2015
May 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$995
$2,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL 2015
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$695
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER 2015/16
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$595
$1,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING 2016
Mar 1 2016 - May 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$695
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $75
Tax Rate 6.32%
Notes LATE ARRIVAL FEE: ARRIVALS AFTER 10 PM SUBJECT TO A $35 SURCHARGE PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOSTS UPON ARRIVAL FOR BEING INCONVENIENCED. VETERANS, SENIORS (65+) AND PARTIES OF LESS THAN 3 ALL GET A 15% DISCOUNT.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ash Fork Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa opens to make a double bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
CABIN IS LOCATED ON HISTORIC HIGHWAY 66. IF YOU'RE A RAILROAD NUT ONE OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL LINES OF THE BNSF IS ONLY 2 MILES AWAY. 70 TRAINS A DAY PASS GOING EAST OR WEST.

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