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A Lovely Mountain Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Baths, Fireplace, 360 Degree Spacious Lounging Deck

The main benefits of “Hodge Lodge” are LOCATION and VIEW.

LOCATION: Our house is about 1 mile from stores and restaurants. It borders Tonto National Forest at the end of Pine View Dr. on the eastern slope of Strawberry Mountain. The area is secluded and peaceful with lots of wildlife.

VIEW: The view is really nice. You see the whole valley and have a clear view of the Mogollon Rim. When you are on the upper deck you are nearly at tree top level and nothing will block your view. The night sky and stars are breathtaking.

The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms that will sleep 8 in beds and for additional sleep options we have a futon in the fireplace room and sleeping pads in the loft.

The fourth bedroom is the apartment which has a private access from the back of the house with the following amenities. King size bed, bathroom with shower, microwave, refrigerator, private patio, WiFi, 42 inch flat screen with satellite TV, and two recliner chairs


This spacious chalet has (2500 sq. ft.) of living space and almost 2000 sq. ft. of outside decking nestled in the forest. It is a very relaxing and peaceful place. Everything you would need to prepare meals or just relax is furnished.

This house is located at the end of a well maintained gravel road. It is one of the highest locations in Pine situated on the east slope of Strawberry Mountain. The view is spectacular. The upper level deck raps around the house for 360 degree view of the area. Our living room is within feet of the Tonto national forest. You would be totally surrounded by tall Ponderosa pines. There is lots of wildlife small and large to view. (Elk, Deer, Coyotes and a variety of small game)

We are within walking distance to antique shops, restaurants, bars, library, community center and playground. Pine/Strawberry host several seasonal arts and crafts festivals, rodeos and other special events. There are many hiking, mountain biking and riding trails. Go horseback riding, golfing, fishing or swimming in the creeks/rivers. Pine has much to offer such as antique shops, restaurants, specialty stores, arts and craft festivals and other special events.

You would be 90 minutes north of Phoenix

157 miles hours from the Grand Canyon

5 miles for the north side of the Mogollon Rim

13 miles from Payson which has golf, airport, Restaurants, Movies, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and lots of locally owned shops.

88 miles to Snow Bowl ski resort, Flagstaff, AZ.

7 miles to The Tonto Natural Bridge is a must see

Just steps away are many trails in the national forest

40 miles to great fishing in the many rim lakes

20 miles to swimming in Fossil Creek

5 miles to horseback riding

More Details

Owner/Manager Ken Hodges
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ken this is Nadya just to let you know that Jose and his family are very happy about their vacation on your chalet. They want to thank you and let you know that everything was very comfortable and beautiful, they really enjoyed those days. Hope you are doing great!
Jul 2013
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Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is the master bath room on the second level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Adjacent to bed room #3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to kitchen on upper level.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • # 1 Master with bath - 1 king , with balcony
    # 2 - 2 twin/ single , Adjacent to the Master & has a trundle
    #3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is adjacent to a bathroom
    Bedroom 4 (apartment) - 1 king , This apartment has bathroom, tv, wifi, 2 recliners, patio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

A Lovely Mountain Chalet
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 56 reviews

Awesome Family Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days in this cabin and it was a wonderful experience for our family. The cabin was clean and had all the accommodations one would need to cook and enjoy a few relaxing days. The views are spectacular and our kids loved it. It is very close to some great restaurants and far enough away to feel as if you are by yourself. We look forward to spending some time again here and recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your great review. I am glad your family enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Ken/Karen
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Clean and will supplied with kitchen and cleaning supplies.

  • 5 of 5

Property well maintained. New bedroom very nice. I did leave a note about a small amt of back up in the bedroom bathroom sink on second floor. See you next year. Cindy Hofwolt

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, Thanks you for the good review. I am glad you had a good time. I will have my handyman check out the water back up you noted. Best regards, Ken
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Great view, Great cabin, Great time!

  • 4 of 5

When you pack up your car and head out for a vacation, you hope that the destination will be worth the effort. The "Hodge Lodge" did not disappoint, there was plenty of room, very comfortable and "homey". With 11 of us under one roof I thought there would be times that it would feel crowded, but that was not the case. The first 2 days we stayed home and never once felt "crowded". Pine is a beautiful place, with good hiking trails near by, wonderful scenery and fresh air. We would definitely return to the "Hodge Lodge".

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina, Thanks your for the nice review. I am glad you have a good time. We welcome you back anytime. Best regards, Ken and Karen
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Will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing. This was the second time I stayed and both times have been awesome. Owner is on top of everything and very good to work with. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sean, I am glad you had a good time. I look forward to your return. Thanks, Ken
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Perfect weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The owner made the experience. There are plenty of lovely properties to stay at in pine, but Mr. Hodge really went out of his way to make everything easy so we could just enjoy the weekend. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thank you very much for the nice review. I am glad you had a good time. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Ken and Karen
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Great place with just a few drawbacks

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice place to stay for our group of 9 people, and we really loved the location. It is close enough to Phoenix to be convenient, but rural enough to feel like we were away from everyone. We basically lived in the fishbowl room, which was big enough for everyone to hang out in to watch movies, work on puzzles, play games, enjoy the scenery, or just sit and visit. The apartment down below is completely separate from the main house which made it inconvenient to use for anything other than sleeping and showering, but it was nice to have the extra room. We could never figure out how to turn any lights on in the fireplace room, so we didn't really use that room either. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans for cooking (high chairs and lots of plates/dishes for children), and we loved having it so centrally located. We had one day with almost no water pressure in the entire house. I made a call to the owner and was informed that the city was working on the water that day. He made a call to the city, then called me back to let me know it would be back on by 5 pm (very reassuring). It was a problem because several family members had not showered yet, and we couldn't do the dishes in the kitchen without any water. The water did come back late in the afternoon, but it was frustrating during the day. There are plenty of bathrooms for everyone. We loved going for walks in the area, and seeing deer in the meadow out front in the mornings. There were plenty of blankets and sleeping bags in the house to keep us warm, also. The beds were good overall, except for the queen bed in the apartment, which felt like it was 2 separate beds. We really enjoyed our time in the cabin and will most likely return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacie, I am glad that your family had a good time and I hope you will come again. I am sorry about the water problem. The city water department does what they want when they wish. Thanks for the report about the lights in the fireplace room. I was not aware of the problem. I will have my electrician check it out. You are correct about the apartment being separate. I like it because I can escape the crowd and watch a little TV or take a nap. My Daughter-in-Law likes to stay in the apartment because she can put the little ones down for a nap away from the noise and business of the rest of the family. Kind regards, Ken/Karen
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sidewinder saloon
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Three Golf Courses in Payson, AZ
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
In the town of Pine on highway 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants in Pine and Strawberry
Nearest Ski
87 Miles
Snow bowel ski resort, Flagstaff, AZ
Car: necessary

Pine is about 13 miles north of Payson. It is about 1000 ft higher and lots of Pines and other trees. There are several restaurants and a nice little grocery store.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $145

Holidays require a 3 day minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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