I was torn between giving 4 stars or 5. The place is great! In a quiet neighborhood and pretty
close to all the area has to offer. We, at first, thought we made a mistake locating so far
from Sedona. After we saw how overcrowded and touristy the town of Sedona actually was
we were glad that we found a place away from all of that. We didn't want to begin and end our days
dealing with long lines of traffic in and out of Sedona.The cabin is about 45 minutes from Sedona,
20 minutes from Flagstaff, and less than 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. That worked out great for
us. We were able to bypass all of the traffic to get to our many hiking destinations.
The only downside of the cabin, and the only reason I considered 4 stars, was the heating situation at the house.
It depends on a wood stove in one corner of the large living room to heat most of the house.
There also was 4 very small, inefficient electric wall heaters
located in strategic places but didn't seem to do much in such a wide open place. Though we were grateful for it
in the bathroom where it worked well if we kept that door closed. The temperature got down to the 40's at night
and after a while we got used to staying dressed warmly, even inside, which we never even think about in San Diego, where
we are from. I got to learn how to keep a fire going and keep the wood stocked and ready to use at all times. Thinking
ahead so we could start a fire as soon as we got home is something I have never had to do before. Unless you are used
to the cold, and dealing with it, I might not recommend this place for the winter cold. Keep in mind I am city raised in San
Diego, 3 blocks from the ocean, and am quite spoiled by our very moderate weather.
In review. The cabin is great. Well taken care of. Quiet neighborhood. Great location. If you need extreme heat to
survive the cold you might look for a warmer house elsewhere in same neighborhood.