Destination guide

Pining for something a bit special on your vacation rental?

This little oasis in Arizona's Rim Country is all about hunkering down in a cabin among the trees and letting the good times roll. A sweet little place with bags of community charm and a handsome 1880s post office, a Pine vacation rental might make you feel like you've stepped back into a different era, particularly if you happen to be around in February when the local Pony Express historical mail service comes galloping through. The area does a mean line in local history museums, and it's also home to Fossil Creek - a lush, riverside wonderland that draws visitors from far and wide.

Things to do

The places beyond the pines

The people of Pine are big up on their past. For a crash course in local history, take a 20-minute drive over to nearby Payson. Hit the exhibits at the Rim Country Museum first, then head out to see history in the flesh (or, you know, the stone) at the Shoofly Indian Ruins. And if the kids think they've escaped school for the summer, they can think again. Take them for a snoop round the Pine-Strawberry Historical Schoolhouse. The oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona, it was built in the 1880s from great pine logs, and now houses a cute little museum.

Activities

Up the creek for a paddle

With a Pine vacation rental, you've got weeks of activities at your fingertips, but most visitors are here for one thing - Fossil Creek. This impossibly picturesque stream, with its rich wildlife and pretty waterfalls, hooks in travelers from all over the state and beyond. People come to swim, kayak, and snorkel in the pools, or hike in the surrounding wilderness area. You can even go llama trekking if the mood takes you. When you're all creeked out, soak away the aches of the trail at the Verde natural hot springs, or head for a relaxing round of golf.

Weather

You can leave the frying pan at home

Arizona has a reputation for being so hot that you can fry an egg on the ground, but the great joy of a Pine vacation rental is its elevation. Thanks to a bit of height, the climate's gentle and the air's fresh all year round. Summers are still hot though, and you can expect heavy rains later in the season. Winters are mild, and while you will get snow from time to time, it won't stick around long. One of the loveliest times to visit this part of Arizona is in spring, when the desert comes to life with colorful blooms.

Natural features

Cozy up to the canyon and fall for the falls

Pine is set below the Mogollon Rim, a massive escarpment cutting across Arizona. With its cliffs and desert, it's real eye-candy country, and Fossil Creek, along with its associated canyon and waterfalls, is among the big sights of the area. It's home to rare reptiles and amphibians, migratory birds, and hawks, and some charismatic mammals like otters and beavers. The surrounding Fossil Springs Wilderness Area boasts 11,500 acres of lush, riverside habitat and desert shrub, with more than 100 species of trees, plus some wildlife big-hitters like black bear, mountain lion, and elk.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Pine

The nearest airport is in Sedona, AZ (SDX), located 38 mi (61.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pine?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 165 vacation rentals near Pine. From 99 Cabins to 46 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pine for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pine?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pine. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park: 143 vacation rentals
  • Payson Golf Course: 154 vacation rentals
  • Out of Africa Wildlife Park: 788 vacation rentals
  • Mazatzal Casino: 157 vacation rentals
  • Verde Valley Archaeology Center: 440 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pine listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Pine?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 99 Cabins in Pine. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pine include:

  • Houses: 46 rentals available
  • Cottages: 99 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 99 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pine?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Pine. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.