2 bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin in the White Mountains (Oval Drive)
About Vicki Raven
Vicki Raven purchased this Cabin in 2001
Why Vicki Raven chose Overgaard
Mountain Retreat - escape the Hot Arizona Summers in the desert
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Accurate description online. We found it very satisfactory.
My family and I had a wonderful time at the cabin in the woods. It was well stocked with dishes, pans, towels, extra bedding, games, movies and much more. The moose decoration was a great touch and was well carried out throughout the cabin. I would definitely book this place again and suggest it to others.
Such a cute cozy place!
We loved staying here. We had everything we needed. It was so cozy and relaxing. We would most definitely stay here again. The price was amazing, the owners are quick to respond if you need anything. The only thing was the doors were hard to open. They stick so when you unlocked it it still felt locked. You had to push the door open with your body. Other than that it was amazing.
Needed longer stay.
The cabin was very nice & cozy. Well furnished. Everything needed for a comfortable stay is there including a nice gas grill outside. (It cooks a mean steak!) Our house in CO is one level so I particularly liked the "night lights" on the stairs in the cabin. Much easier to navigate for those of us with "more mature" eyes. The houses are quite close but surprisingly very quiet all round. Trees all around too. Not what I was expecting in AZ. Wish we had planned a longer stay and gotten in some more day trips. Maybe next time!
It was really nice cabin.
We had a good time except the heating system wasn't warming enough. Fireplace really came in handy.
Info you didn't have and maybe should have.....
An August trip out of the aridzone into the high country was full of rain, hail, lightning and thunderboomers. It was great! We stayed inside for the most part, or on the front covered deck. Our furry buddies enjoyed the outing too.
The many earlier reviews cover all the expected good stuff that we found to be true, so instead of reduntantly beating on that theme, we'll point out what might be a few "nice to knows" before you make the trek.
Upon arrival, the lock box for the keys was an issue. Dial the code, trip the switch, the door won't open. We called Vicky. No answer. The next-door-neighbor saved our bacon when she tried a couple of times, then really reefed on it the third time and it popped open. So, keep in mind that the lock box door may stick. If so, really yank on it. It worked fine when leaving.
The floor eccentricities are no problem for older folks (like us) since aging balance may already be an issue. If you are not older, you will feel what it is like to be older, a learning experience. On the plus side, the fridge door will always shut itself, and the bathtub drains really fast. Also, the john is easy to find in the dark since it is downhill from the door.
Don't believe the picture of the fridge, a double door with ice maker. It is now a top freezer with no ice maker and no ice cube trays unless the ones we bought are still in place. Also, in the kitchen, someone has adjusted the track lighting so that two very bright lights shine in one's eyes when seated at the dining table.
Don't believe the picture of the upholstered furniture on the front deck. It has become a glass-topped table with six mesh chairs. The BBQ, though, was a delight, a stainless burger burner. Outstanding!
Don't believe the picture of the old boat anchor of a TV. It is now a 36' flat screen hanging on the wall. We'd have brought our Fire Stick had we known.
We used the downstairs bedroom with twin beds by the bathroom for convenience and to avoid the stairs that would have to be negotiated on late night comfort runs.
Cell phone service can be spotty. Early on, some calls dropped, but then there were usually two bars of service with Consumer Cellular through AT&T. It is said that the "V" word service is better, but, then, their prices aren't. The wi-fi worked flawlessly.
One suggestion for creature comfort would be cushions instead of sore buns on the flat, hard, wood dining room chairs.
So, would we stay here again? Yup!
Overgaard, Arizona is located high (6,600 feet) on the Mogollon Rim in the Sitgreaves National Forest of Northeastern Arizona. Set amongst the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world, Overgaard offers a unique mountain experience that is as different as night from day from the Phoenix Valley floor! With daytime temperatures in the mid-80s during the summer months, Overgaard provides a cool respite from the intense heat of the desert. During the winter months, you'll often find snow on the ground, making for a nice change of scenery. Overgaard is located an easy two and-a-half hours from Phoenix, one hour from Payson off HWY #260.
Overgaard while small does offer several restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other shops to visit, as well as two small grocery stores. Willow Springs and Woods Canyon recreation areas are only 20 minutes away. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, and fishing. Within 30 minutes of Heber/Overgaard there are five recreational fishing lakes, and over 15 different hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. For snow skiing, Sunrise Ski Resort is only an hour drive away, just east of Show Low, Arizona. Hon-Dah Resort Casino near Pinetop/Lakeside or the Mazatzal Casino in Payson, Arizona are other options. During the summer, Bison Ranch also offers horseback riding stables for the public. The White Mountain communities host several festivals and craft shows throughout the year.