|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This 2200 SF cabin on 3 levels is perfect for families looking to get away, writers or painters looking for quiet and inspiration, or outdoorsy types looking for a jumping off point for hiking, fishing, skiing, hunting, mountain biking or kayaking.
This house is the perfect blend of modern finishes with rustic touches. You'll feel like you're in your own home, but one look outside reminds you that you are truly away from it all!
The main floor has a family room with 2 comfy deep couches to watch the fireplace or TV/DVD unit plus dining for 8 and a reading nook. The soaring A-frame kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, spices, plus dishwasher, microwave and gas stove. The main floor queen bedroom is right across from the full bath with Jacuzzi jets for you to soak after a long day outdoors. Step out onto the 200 SF covered front deck in the morning with Adirondack chairs to drink your coffee and look at Strawberry Mountain. In the afternoon, enjoy the partially covered 500 SF back deck with chaise lounges, over-sized benches to seat 14(!!) and gas grill. The lot is almost an acre, with tall pines shading you from the summer sun, or gently holding the winter's light dusting of snow.
The upstairs floor has a queen bedroom with treetop views, a bathroom, and a loft with sleeper sofa you reach by walking across an interior wooden bridge. Many an impromptu kids' talent show have taken place on that bridge with the audience looking up from the main floor below. The loft also has a telescope for gazing at the starry night skies you don't see in more populated areas.
The lower floor has 2 bunk beds (twin/twin and a twin/full) with Paul Frank themed sheets, a full bath for your little monkeys, and a game area with TV/DVD/VCR plus puzzles, dress-up, some Barbies and other games. You may also be able to find art supplies, books, and a horseshoe set. The walkout double door in the game area is also the perfect morning viewing area for the family of deer that live right across the driveway near the shed.
If you feel like you need to leave our wonderful cabin, town is just a short downhill walk, quick bike ride or lightening fast drive. Restaurants, bars, antique stores, and multiple ice cream shops are all centrally located on Highway 87. The town of Strawberry is 3 miles north, and Payson 13 miles south. We can give you recommendations, as well as some insight to their somewhat quirky hours.
We live in the Valley of the Sun and have enjoyed using our cabin to get away from the heat of the summer and enjoy the snow in the winter. For the last 3 years, we have been remodeling. Now that it is finished, we want to share our home with others who want to build memories with their families, but still want all the comforts of home.
Anita Renner purchased this cabin in 2009
Your blood pressure will drop as soon as you make the last turn onto our street, and the pines almost touch each other overhead. Pull into the driveway and sink into the Adirondack chairs, or walk out the back deck to enjoy the chaise lounges while your kids swing. Take a nap on the hammock with sun shining gently through the trees, or roast marshmallows around the outdoor firepit. If it is too cold, build a fire in the family room and kick your feet up on the coffee table while you snuggle underneath furry blankets.
Thank you so much for having us at your cabin. The pictures posted on the internet do it no justice…the place was very nice.
We had a lot of fun and will definitely consider staying there in the future.
For the most part, this was a flawless trip. We ran into problems, however, when we found out the upper floor has no doors. (Including the bathroom.) This meant that if you slept up there, you had to be a sound sleeper, being that the loft and bedroom are directly above the kitchen area. Early and late risers had to tiptoe and keep voices as hushed as possible to accommodate those sleeping upstairs. Additionally, the upper floor toilet was out of order. If one had to heed to the call of nature in the wee hours of the night, it meant a climb up and downstairs in a cold, dark house. Towels were also a bit hard to locate.
However, with all that said, the place was clean, roomy, warm and homey. The area had many friendly folks and plenty of places to roam. There's a trail not far away, but we had to limit our time on it due to melting snow. The kids absolutely loved the swing and the hammock in the back yard. It was amazing to have a fenced in backyard for the dog to run and explore. The owner was very kind, easy to communicate with and was quick to respond. We truly enjoyed our brief adventure in northern country.
The highlight of the trip was the fresh fallen snow. It didn't last our whole trip, but we were able to do some sledding with the little ones right on the property site.
we really enjoyed the cabin - it was just the right space for our festive group and we had everything we needed. We went with 2 adult couples, had the amazing eat-in kitchen to thank since we are all foodies. The bbq, the fire pit, the great patios. My bf and I slept downstairs, and had the whole basement to ourselves and the other couple slept in the middle level, it was perfect. My favorite part was the fresh clean bedding :)
I celebrated my 40th birthday at the cabin with my family. We had families staying there, ages ranging from 2 to 65. There was plenty of room for all of us. We spent most of our time out back. The kids had fun on the swing and zipline. The weather was really nice for July. We did have to spend some time working on the a/c when we arrived but Anita was very easy to get a hold of and we remedied the situation. It worked great the rest of our stay. We saw elk and deer all over during our afternoon walks which was really neat. I would definitely rent this cabin again and had a great time.
We had 4 adults and 6 kids in this cabin with no difficulty. Our children loved it played outside the entire time! Zip line, swing, and hammock were great perks. Every kitchen utensil we needed was there along with linens, towels, etc. also it was a great location for the day trips we took to fossil creek and tonto natural bridge which are both a must see.
My family and I visited Fathers day Weekend. There were 4 adults and 5 kids all 11years and younger. We had such a great time. This was our first time going anywhere as a family staying all under one roof. We wanted to beat the Phx heat and thought this would be a great idea. Hopefully this review will help you decide.
It is a short easy drive from Phx
The house is easy to find
It was clean, super spacious and well kept
There were clean blankets downstairs in basement/kids area
The house was big enough for everyone and we could not hear the kids playing their games at all when sitting outside on the patio
The kitchen literally has everything you can think of, don't worry about bringing bowls, etc it has everything from a blender to a toaster
We saw the family of deer that live across the street-Bonus!!
* We brought extra lighting which was good because at night the back area is DARK :) We played In the yard all night so it was perfect
* We brought extra paper towels and Toilet paper
*The cabinets are full of spices, oils, etc which was nice I don't think we used any but it was there.
*The TV in the downstairs and the upstairs did not work may have been (User Error) :), which was fine because we were tired at the end of the night and went straight to sleep
*Bring extra seating chairs if you have a lot of people. There are really nice lounge chairs on the patio and benches that seat a lot of people as well, but we need back support when sitting for awhile so thankful that we had our own chairs as well.
*We had a no burn day, so made Smores on the grill...they were awesome.
*The upstairs toilet is weird to flush so just beware, it works but you have to push it in a few times before it begins to flush-I must say that a 3rd bathroom in this area is awesome. The shower was just big enough and clean, just the way we like it.
* All the people in the area seemed really nice, a quick drive to the grocery store too!
Anita was so very attentive and very nice!! We will definitely be coming back, hopefully when it starts to snow!!
It was a great memorial weekend. The cabin is very nice and was very clean. Plenty of room for the family. The owner Anita was wonderful to work with. We saw about 7 female elk about 20-25 feet away from us in the afternoon. It was amazing to sit on the front porch and just watch them. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! We are already planning another time to go back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
The maximum number of guests is limited to nine (9) persons. An additional charge or $10.00 per person per night plus $10 cleaning charge per person for guests in addition to nine (9) will be assessed, if approved by owner.