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Secluded Forest Retreat with Gorgeous Views of Mogollon Rim - Area 22

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) or Wedding pkgs

All the comforts of home - yet secluded in the tall pines of the Tonto Natl. Forest this 3 bedroom 2 bath retreat has it all. Everything you need to have a relaxing time is already here- you just bring the food. Only 2 hours from Phoenix, 20 minutes outside of Payson. There is hiking, biking, ATC riding, relaxing creekside or viewing the Mogollon Rim from a 380 sq. foot deck or seeing stars like you have never seen them - we want you to build memories of this vacation!! With a very limited number of private residences sitting among the hundred of acres of tall pines, this new home has spacius and clean bedrooms and a very modern kitchen.

We also have a special cowboy themed- destination wedding package for you and your family that includes ; gun slinging (fake of course) cowboy attire staff, tables and chairs for up to 50 people, Vickie performing your official wedding ceremony and Ben cooking your cowboy style dinner for up to 50 people. We have a lawn style shed that opens up to serve as a wedding bar and can move staging and upscale porto-johns to the property. For more details, including pricing - contact Vickie.

Keywords: forest, secluded, retreat, honeymoon, family, get-away, trails, hiking, mountain ranges, nice weather, cool, large, open space, cool weather.

More Details

Vickie Faber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Sign Language
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Vickie Faber

Vickie has owned this property since the early 90's when it was just a solar powered, cord style log shack. My family has built many memories through the years and enjoyed sharing the place with family and friends. After rebuilding in 2005, Vickie decided to share the small piece of heaven with other's who might appreciate the peace of this secluded mountain hide-away. It is our families hope that you leave here with some great memories of a splendid vacation or wedding and that those memories last a lifetime.

Vickie Faber purchased this house in 2009

What makes this house unique

Very few places are available for private ownership in this area of Tonto Natl. Forest. It sits just under the Mogollon Rim at approx. 5500 foot above sea level so the climate is mild to moderate compared to Phoneix. The place sits next to Ellison Creek that flows year round as well as a fulyl stocked trout pond. The property is surrounded by tall pines and juniper's and the 52 mile Highline trail can be reached within a few hundred feet. Each time we go we see amazing wildlife: bobcat, eagles, wild turkeys, javalinas, rabbits, elk, deer, coyotes and SO much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joanne wrote: "Had a wonderful weekend up north with Landon Pickering and Marianne Robb. Hated to leave the beautiful scenery, cooler temperatures and good times to come back to work. Thanks Vickie Faber Owen for the use of your place and Marianne for helping us catch to many fish!"
Aug 2013
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Payson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Special Up scale Port-o-Johns can also be delivered to the property for wedding and larger events with the owners permission.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Both spare rooms, Portable Twin or Single Beds (2) On property can be brought out for extra sleeping area. Special wedding bunk rooms also available through wedding package purchase. - Seasonal ONLY -
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
Hammock, patio furniture, tall pines, flowing creek, fish stocked pond, telescope, cool summer weather,


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Secluded Forest Retreat with Gorgeous Views of Mogollon Rim - Area 22
average rating of 4.836066 based on 63 reviews

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  • 3 of 5

The house is very nice. The cool, clean air was a welcome change from the valley. However. The yard is a disaster of weeds, thistles, dust ( or mud when it rains) and ruts. There is a road/traffic both on the front side and on the back side of the lot. Neighbors are in spitting distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First...lets talk about weeds. We are in the middle of the forest, there are trees, weeds, dirt, mud, sometimes bugs- everything a place in the woods would encompass. This couple was on an extended 1 month stay, given a deep discount in rate and never contacted us about any weed issues or anything else for that matter during their stay. Second, these folks must be able to spit a long distance. This property is a full acre with one house in 12 acres on one side and someone 2 acres away on the other. Owned properties in this setting are few and far between and the road has a DEAD END/PRIVATE PROPERTY signage at the entrance so its traveled by homeowners and sometimes forest service personnel. So let's talk about the real issue and reason for this less than great review. We provide toiletries and detergents that are septic safe that this couple choose NOT to use even after several discussions and damage they caused to our septic system which cost me over $1000 to rectify. EVERYONE else whom stays here has no issue in complying with. Finally- My family went out of their way, driving 2 hours to assist this couple in picking up and mailing medical eqt they left at the property after they had completed their stay. I will rate these clients accordingly as well for other vrbo owners to see. No good deed -indeed!
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Beautiful house, off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little place to stay with all the amenities. 20 minutes up the road from Kohl's Ranch and away from the highway, it is a great place to get away from civilization!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and everything worked.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place! Second time we have stayed here and love it. The owner is very accommodating and prepared!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing area for a family trip.

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, well kept, in a mostly secluded area. Beautiful night skies, spring weather was perfect compared to the Phoenix heat. Area is full of fishing and exploring. Owner is extremely easy to work with and made us feel welcome. I was reluctant to give such a pleasant review, only because I want it to be available anytime I want to book it! All joking aside, we had a wonderful relaxing weekend and we will certainly be booking again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Big , comfortable, amazing ... This place has everything ... more than we needed for family of 4... Truly home away from home

Vickie is amazing host ... very helpful - she made the accommodations easy...

We look forward to returning soon :)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Payson Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Double D In Tonto Village
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Highway 260 and Beeline
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
See Guide
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rim
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Horton Springs Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Tonto Creek FIsh Hatchery
Car: necessary

Just a few miles from fish hatchery, on site ATV and mountain bike trails, 52 mile Highline Hiking Trail and National Park's, 20 minutes to cinemas, shoping, restaurants, antique stores and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

PLEASE BE ADVISED, VRBO HAS A SERVICE FEE APPROX 9% - WE HAVE A DISCOUNTED PACKAGE IF YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH US AND/OR IF YOU ARE A RETURNING CUSTOMERS. Rates are subject to change at any time until Contract is signed by both parties. Reservation not complete until Contract and funds have been received. Pet's must be discussed prior to booking - additional security deposit may be required for them. Additional charges of up to $50 per night typically apply to holiday booking. We also have an EXTRA special wedding weekend package for all the family and guests that you MUST Ask about!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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