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Luxury Cabin in the Pines on 3 Acres - Flagstaff/ Grand Canyon

115 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Parks Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 7-8)

Beautiful Rocky Mountain Retreat is located halfway between Flagstaff and Williams, AZ at 7500 ft elevation surrounded by 3 secluded acres of tall Ponderosa Pines. This immaculate cabin is beautifully decorated and fully furnished with all the modern amenities. There are 2 bathrooms, one queen-size bedroom, a full-size bedroom and a third room with a bunk bed with a full-size on the bottom and twin on top. There are also a pull-out queen sofa-bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern appliances you could need and full sets of serving and cooking utensils for entertaining. Free wireless internet is available (hopefully for fun not work :-). There is also a full-size washer and dryer. Hair dryers, curling irons and basic toiletries are included. There are plenty of cozy pillows and blankets . You can curl up in front of the stone fireplace and watch the wildlife outside. Rocky Mountain Retreat has all the comforts of home.

Outside the Cabin:: The large wraparound deck is great for outdoor family meals. Then relax with some marshmallows around the campfire or watch the swaying trees or bright stars as you lay in the hammock. Children will love the tree house with slide and hammock, swing sets, horseshoes, or playing basketball in front of the 2-car garage. There is a huge selection of board games, videos and DVDs as well as 3 satellite TVs. Hiking and off-roading trails abound. The Grand Canyon Deer Farm/Petting Zoo and Oak Hill Snowplay area (in winter) are only minutes away. There are several small lakes nearby, as well as the Lava Cave and breath-taking Sycamore Canyon hiking/rock climbing area. The area around our cabin is abundant with elk.

The Area:: Rocky Mountain Retreat offers a true sense of being away from it all, yet the town of and Flagstaff with over 200 restaurants, great night life and shopping is only 20 mins away. The historic Route 66 town of Williams is only 10 mins away, where you can catch the Grand Canyon Railway or Polar Express (in winter). The Grand Canyon is a 45 min drive, and fantastic Oak Creek Canyon/ Sedona is about 30 mins. There are two downhill ski resorts 30 and 45 mins away and a cross country ski trail just a couple minutes away. Snowbowl resort is at 11,500 ft elevation and offers 32 trails of great skiing/snowboarding; in the summer you can take the skyride to the top for panoramic views that include the Grand Canyon, and fantastic hiking. Rocky Mountain Retreat has something for everyone. Why stay in a hotel room or rent a house in a subdivision when you can create the special memories of a real get-away vacation in the cool pines at Rocky Mountain Retreat!

Guest Reviews::

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Dawn

My husband and I have always loved the mountains. He grew up in the city (Chicago), but I grew up in rural California camping in Yosemite most weekends with my parents, wonderful memories... We wanted to own a special mountain retreat where we could build our family memories while our kids were still young (the above picture is 13 years after we built our cabin ;). We love our time in the woods and our cabin has become very special to our family. We truly enjoy sharing our cabin with our guests.

Dawn purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Dawn chose Arizona

We searched a lot of mountain areas and decided that the Flagstaff area had the most to offer - beautiful pine tree covered mountains, close access to skiing, the Grand Canyon and Sedona, a great historic town with tons of restaurants and shopping, and temperatures 20-25 degrees cooler than Phoenix. The town of Flagstaff has a wonderful mix of small-town quaintness and great energy from the young university population. There are fantastic family-owned restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, as well as all the convenient chain stores we're used to. We knew we wanted acreage with lots of trees (we have enough of 'subdivision life' in Phoenix). We found some beautiful land just 20 mins outside Flagstaff and built our cabin. It was a dream come true for us. We hope your family enjoys this peaceful getaway as much as we have!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We did have a great stay at Rocky Mountain Retreat. It was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. We especially loved the outdoor fire pit. We had a campfire in the snow and made snowmen at night. The kids thought that was really fun! If we come back to Arizona we will definitely stay again and we are telling our friends. Happy New year! (guest email)
Jan 2010
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Luxury Cabin in the Pines on 3 Acres - Flagstaff/ Grand Canyon
average rating of 4.843478 based on 135 reviews
LaFayette, NY

Cabin for active people.

  • 4 of 5

The pull in garage was nice when we had a day of rain. The living/dining area was spacious so we could play games or relax when we were done with the day's activities.

Would not recommend for people that have difficulty with stairs or walking on uneven ground.

For us, it was excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible retreat for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Rocky Mountain Retreat was truly a chance for our entire family to press the reset button! Its quiet location in Parks, AZ was perfect for us. Our 4- and 6-year-old children absolutely loved going directly out the back door into the woods or to the treehouse & swings. They even tried their little hands at horseshoes and chilled in the hammock. Devout fans of Disney/Pixar's Cars, they also were totally overwhelmed with the fact that we were traveling Route 66 and I'm pretty sure they think that the town of Williams is actually Radiator Springs :) Since we arrived home, the part of our trip they keep talking about is...the BUNK BEDS! Really, we couldn't have asked for more from a cabin rental for our little ones! Our ten-month-old was very safe crawling around with no indoor stairs, and it was easy to supervise thanks to the open floor plan including the kitchen, dining area, and living room. We grown-ups loved the quiet wrap-around deck, where we felt like we had the best of both worlds ~ camping solitude & scenery augmented by the amenities of home. The WiFi worked reasonably well, but we relied on the cabin's landline since we couldn't get cell service. We quickly got used to the idea, and ended up very glad for the chance to disconnect with technology in order to reconnect with each other. In the kitchen, we prepped food for five over the course of ten days, and always found that the cabin was stocked with everything we needed. The welcome basket of snacks was a pleasant addition to the clean, cozy environment that greeted us when we arrived. We thought that we'd venture out to the many awesome attractions that are within close range, but we were so happy just hanging at the cabin that we decided to stay there most days. Thanks to the McCraw family for making Rocky Mountain Retreat available!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Spot in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness! This home was more amazing than what I could have imagined! Roomy enough for our family of five and outdoor activities galore. Very private, even though neighbors aren't too far away and are very friendly if you do meet them. Dawn was extremely helpful with any questions or requests we had. Just an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very clean, and decorated beautifully. It is well stocked with anything you could need. The owner, Dawn, was a pleasure to work with and very hospitable. The location is very centrally located. We went to The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Sedona and Bearizona during our stay. We saw deer, very friendly chipmunks, and a hummingbird sitting in her nest on the property. It is a very peaceful and private setting. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West River

Relaxing and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin. The cabin is nicely appointed with supplies already in stock. This was extremely helpful since we flew in! The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Love the privacy of the property with the swings, treehouse and bonfire pit. The kids had fun exploring all of that. Easy access to Williams, Grand Canyon, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon and Wupatki and Sunset Volcano. The wifi was a challenge. We could barely pull a page up on the internet.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend at beautiful Rocky Mountain Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is perfect for a long, relaxing weekend to get out of the city. The house offers everything you could ask for out of rental property. It's a very quick drive into downtown Williams to get a bite to eat and checkout the local shops. We also spent one day at Bearizona which was quick and easy to get to and another day we made the drive up to the Grand Canyon for a helicopter ride. Overall, our stay was fantastic! And our two dogs couldn't have been more happy to run around the property's open acreage :)

The only downside to our stay is that the internet was so slow that it was essentially unusable. It's not that we wanted to sit down and do work all weekend or anything, but when we did have some downtime, it would have been nice to connect our phones and browse the internet or checkout Yelp for local attractions. Between the slow internet and 3G service in the area, it simply wasn't feasible to get online until we got back out on the highway where our LTE picked up again.

A very minor issue, that was easily overshadowed by the beauty of the property and environment. We would definitely come back to this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Harleys Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Williams, Polar Express / grand Canyon
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Located just west of Flagstaff. From Flagstaff take I-40 west 16 miles to the Parks exit, turn right, then left onto Route 66 for about a mile. Turn right on Spring Valley Rd and go 6 miles. At the 6 mile marker is our driveway. We are on the right up the hill.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court.


Rates & Availability

Parks Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - Aug 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Check-in time after 4pm; check-out by 11am
Holiday rate $325/night; minimum stay (3-4 nights) required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Parks Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Also have a pull-out queen sofabed, an Aerobed and a thick sleeping mat with extra linens and sleeping bags
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Large campfire pit with benches, large tree house with furniture, slide, swings, bench swing, hammocks; horse shoe pits; basketball hoop in driveway; huge wraparound deck with a lot of dining/deck furniture; stereo speakers throughout house and outside; sleds for winter. Inside: Nintendo Gamecube & many games, large selection of board games, toys/balls, books, videos/ DVDs. Cabin surrounded by hiking/biking/ quadding trails, lots of wildlife/elk. Very near Grand Canyon Deer Farm/Petting Zoo, entrance to Cross Country Ski Trail, Oak Hill Snow play area, several small lakes, the Lava Cave, beautiful Sycamore Canyon hiking and rock climbing area, many forest roads/ hiking/ riding trails, close to Grand Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon/ Sedona. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: No vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

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