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Speaks: english

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Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

There is no place more quiet , cool and serene than Mt. Lemmon. Located just a short 45 minute drive from the valley of Tucson , AZ , Mt. Lemmon is 20 - 30 degrees cooler , receives 2 to 3 times more rain and is a world apart from the Sonoran desert below . Imagine sweltering in 100 + degree temps and just 45 minutes away being in the cool whispering pines where day time temperatures average in the 70' s and night time temps during the summer are in the 50' s.

The average temperature is 20 to 30 degrees cooler here than on the desert floor.

There are others for rent on Mt. Lemmon but ask before you rent. This may be the ONLY cabin that is located in a unburned area. Two wildfires in 2002 and 2005 burned much of the forest. Many cabins have been rebuilt but few have any foliage to shelter them during the summer.

If being in the trees and sitting on a deck partially shaded from the glaring sun of Southern Arizona is important to you , this is your next vacation spot!

This cabin was constructed in 2002 and purchased new . I added a 940 square foot deck which wraps the whole upper floor. There was originally a covered deck with balcony on the upper floor , now there is a new open deck which extends that covered balcony space and brings outside life into the trees . It is the perfect place to spend a summer day in a hammock , invite some friends over for breakfast or relax after dinner before the summer storms roll in . Weddings and large family and group gatherings are welcomed in this special outdoor space. I host several open air concerts on this deck during the summer for 50- 75 people.

Once night time falls retreat to the interior of this hunting lodge style cabin to watch some favorite movies , read , play a board game or sleep with the sound of the wind whispering through the trees that surround the cabin .

On cooler nights, the house is warmed by a gas stove on the upper floor and a gas heater on the lower floor . There are three bathrooms, one on each floor. Two have showers and the upper floor features a Jacuzzi tub. With queen beds in each bedroom and sleeping area and one loft bedroom with a double bed and single , a single day bed in the living room along with a queen size convertible and cots , this cabin can accommodate your family and friends for a weekend or a week whatever your pleasure .

This is my private home and I have decorated it with personal belongings . I hope that you respect the fact that I am sharing my home with you and respect the decorations in the house as if they were your own.

Keywords: Shady, lovely, relaxing, remote,Spring, Summer and Fall, homey, warm, private,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rick (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Rick

I am a native Tucsonan who loves the mountains and the cool retreat that I have created in my cabin. I am a very active person and this cabin is located very near several excellent hiking trails.

Rick purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Rick chose Arizona

Tucson is a very dry climate yet less than 1 hour away you are transported to 8000' elevation and temperatures which are substantially cooler than the valley floor .

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet reading spots, comfy beds and great cabin for families and couples.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to thank you for sharing your lovely cabin, on Mt. Lemmon, with our family and friends.

From the moment----- sent us the pictures of it, over the computer, I was so excited to be having my 80th birthday celebration there, and we sure weren't disappointed. In fact, it surpassed our expectations.

And thank you for your nice E-mail saying we left it in good shape and you would welcome us back again. We apologize for also turning off the refrigerator, but the girls were so conscientious about following your instructions,

they missed that one. I hope it didn't cause too bad a cleanup of the melted ice in the freezer.

Well, I've gone on long enough, but wanted you to know what a treat it was to spend this very special weekend, in my life, at your lovely cabin.

We are so glad it was spared in the fire. A couple of our friends lost everything at that time.

May you have continued happy times, at the cabin yourself, and we hope we can enjoy it again also.

Jul 2010
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here through a weekend and it was absolutely B-E-A- utiful!!!! We enjoyed oour stay very much. The instructions on how to open and turn on the cabin and clean the cabin were very easy to follow and everything worked to perfection. We especially loved the grill and the outside balcony/patio area. We spent the weekend relaxing and everything is a few minutes walk away; walking trails, restaurant, store (main summerhaven area.) we couldn't have asked for anything more during our stay. The entire cabin was clean and ready to go as soon as we arrived. Lots of plates, pots, pans, etc. We took a little more than we needed since we didn't know exactly was they had. The heating throughout the cabin worked wonders. We even got a little too warm so we had to step outside in the 40 some degree weather just to cool down quickly. The beds were comfortable...more than enough space for the 8 of us that went. I could go on and on about the great amenities and time that we spent there but overall, this is the cabin to rent on Mt. lemmon! Rick was very helpful and timely with all qu estions I had for him. I couldn't have asked for anything more wonderful for my outing with friends. Thank you very much Rick!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a great time and very pleased to have this exceptional review. PLEASE do come back any time you would like. Happy Holidays!
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Weekend Mt. Lemmon get away at Rick Small's cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was very hot in Tucson and remarkable comfortable at the Rick Small cabin on Mt. Lemmon. The location was perfect. The cabin accommodated our group well. We had plenty of room. The outdoor grill and patio were great. All the accessories worked fine. Enjoyed watching the British Open and doing a cross word puzzle. Access to hiking was perfect. I will definitely want to return. No problems to report. I will recommend the cabin to all my friends and relatives.


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Cabin Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had the time or our lives, no kidding it was a hidden paradise just an hour away from Tucson. We stayed three days and two nights. The temperature was nice. One of the days we went fishing and the kids caught trout at the local lake, we went back to the cabin that day and ate them for dinner. We hiked around the mountain, enjoyed the evening on the deck. The entire experience was something new for my children.

We saw wild turkeys in the morning on the property. Birds and squirrels in some of the largest pine trees in southern Arizona. The environment was great, the neighbor was great too.

My children were asking me as we drove away, "when can we go back dad".

I thank Rick, we enjoyed his cabin, and thanks for the life long memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is what it is all about; having fun, enjoying family, making memories and planning your return. So glad you had a great time. Please come back.
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Mt Lemmon/Property ID 175415/Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the Cabin was beautiful, all the comforts of home! The Cabin was very clean inside and out.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, cozy, accommodating paradise in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay for the weekend to celebrate my birthday with family and friends, when we opened the door we were pleasantly surprised at all the room this house has and the beautiful deck to extend the space.. The kitchen is VERY well stocked with everything you could need to cook with (sans food of course). The beds are very comfortable, only wished one was a King sized bed, my husband is 6'2 and needs a little more room.. but laying in bed and listening tot he rain on the tin roof was amazing! My only caution to this property would be to be aware that the driveway and road up tot he driveway are very steep and they are dirt roads that are not always maintained so driving a low profile vehicle up there is not advisable, we had friends park down in town in a lot and we drove them up. But great place for a family get together or just a quiet weekend to relax! Thank you Rick for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. you are right about the road and this is mentioned in the description of the property to potential renters. I do have a two wheel drive vehicle and make it up to the cabin regularly but it is an un maintained dirt road so clearance is an issue. Thank you and see you again, I hope.
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Mt Lemmon cabin

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, clean, lots of room. Great mountain setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sawmill Run Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sawmill Run Restaurant
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $60
Pet Fee $150
Set up and Cleaning $125

All payments will be made through my Paypal link to minimize service fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Arizona Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , downstairs dormitory type bedroom/ living area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) Both bedrooms on the main floor and one bedroom in the loft have queen size beds, Double Beds (1) A nice double/ full bed shares the west side of the loft ., Twin or Single Beds (3) One twin in the loft. It should be noted that the loft bedrooms are SEMI private. The loft is open to the downstairs living area and are seperated from the main floor by folding floor to ceiling length curtains. and two twins and a queen sofa sleeper downstairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
This accommodation is a mountain cabin in a community which is 45 minutes away from Tucson, AZ. Although it is a fantastic get away there is no doubt that living in the forest is different than renting a room at a 5 star hotel. Depending on the season there may be bugs, moths, sun , heat, wind, rain, snow, ice which may change your vacation environment. These are all a part of the attraction of being someplace other than a Marriott or a Hilton.

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