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Explore Northern Arizona! Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff. Great for families!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Comfortably Sleeps 8! 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, over 2100 sq ft.

In the middle of it all, yet away from it all... Elk Meadow Cottage is the best of both worlds. Our house is just 5 miles off of I-40 and bordered on 3 sides by the Kaibab National Forest, giving you privacy, peace, and quiet. Yet, it is also conveniently located just 20 minutes from Flagstaff and Williams/Polar Express, and just over an hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona! There is so much to do and see in Northern Arizona and Elk Meadow Cottage is the perfect home base for your adventures.

Our Cottage is nicely furnished, has new, top quality linens, and is kept in immaculate condition. We have many fun outdoor activities as well, including a hammock, zipline, slack line, swing, and horseshoes.

The master bedroom features a king bed and adjoining bath with jetted soaking tub. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms plus a 2nd full bath. Kids love sleeping and playing in the inviting loft space.

Perfect location for your base camp for all the attractions and natural wonders that Northern Arizona has to offer. Access to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Slide Rock Park, Polar Express & North Pole Experience, Grand Canyon Railway, 5 area fishing lakes, and several golf courses.

Relax by the fireplace with a book or enjoy one of the many family friendly movies and games provided. BBQ and dine on the deck under the pines. Cool, fresh, pine scented mountain air in this wooded setting in the Kaibab Nat'l Forest at 7500 ft. The home is located in an area known for wildlife viewing, views of the San Francisco peaks, and access to miles and miles of hiking / biking / cross country skiing trails.

All the creature comforts you expect in a fine vacation home are here for you.

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More Details

Emily Locke
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Emily Locke

Hi :-) I grew up in Southern California, then lived in NYC for a few years (where I met my husband) before settling in Anthem, AZ and starting our family! My husband and I have lived in Anthem for 12 years and have four young children. The Flagstaff/Williams area is a perfect escape from the heat of the Valley during the summer, a gorgeous place to see the leaves changing in the Fall, and a wonderful place to experience a 'real winter' and give our kids a chance to sled and build snowmen!! :-)

Emily Locke purchased this house in 2013

Why Emily Locke chose Parks

This place is amazing! We fell in love the first time we saw it. The Parks area is the perfect location, halfway between Flagstaff and Williams. We love the feel of being in the forest rather than in a neighborhood. It really makes us feel like we are "getting away" :-)

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite things about the cottage is the 'Loft', which is a kid-sized play area above one of the upstairs bedrooms. It is such a unique and fun place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! I really can't think of anything about the house that we didn't like. We loved the wood burning stove, and that there were toys to keep our kids busy. The location was perfect, we loved how secluded it was.
Sep 2013
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Parks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath (downstairs) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized bathroom
  • All bathrooms linens (bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths) are provided. Bathrooms are stocked with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Queen Sized Air Mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can be comfortably put in several places in the Cottage.
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon with a super comfy, ultra plush mattress topper.
    Pack N Play (1) & Toddler Travel Bed (1) - 2 child bed , Both include sheets and can be placed in any room.
    The Red Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Bed Room - 1 bunk bed , Our bunk bed has a twin on top and a full on the bottom.
    Twins & Toddler - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , The twins can be pushed together and made up as a king.
  • Elk Meadow Cottage has 4 bedrooms, which can comfortably sleep 8+ people. In addition, the Game Room has a queen sized futon. We also have a queen sized air mattress, which can comfortably be placed several places in the Cottage. There are two Pack N Plays & a crib mattress, available for our little guests :-)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
We have so many fun outdoor activities for our guests to enjoy during the warmer months :-) We have a zipline, slack line, swing, horseshoes, a hammock, and a see-saw!


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Explore Northern Arizona! Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff. Great for families!
average rating of 4.964789 based on 143 reviews

Great family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 stayed here for 3 nights while visiting the Grand Canyon and historic route 66. The cottage was great for our large group. There was more than enough room for everyone and the kids loved playing outside on the zip line, the tight rope, and with the horse shoes. The kitchen and bathrooms were fully stocked and clean. Emily was great to work with and refunded our deposit within a week of our stay. Would definitely recommend for your trip to Northern Arizona.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, Arizona

Great home for families visiting with kids.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The location, the house itself and the surrounding scenery was beautiful and so peaceful. Visited the Grand Canyon and Bearizona while staying there. Bearizona was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect getaway vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! The house was very clean and cozy! It was definitely home away from home with everything necessary to make our stay one of the best vacations with our kids! The views surrounding the property were beautiful! We loved the hammock and horseshoes! The hiking trails right out the back door were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get away

  • 5 of 5

This home has it all for the perfect family get away. My kids loved the game room, zip line, tight rope, and loft. My husband and I loved the gorgeous surroundings, beautiful hike and warm fireplace. It was so nice to disconnect and reconnect with family at this wonderful location. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful organized family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay with the family. Beautiful location and easy to use home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inviting and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time enjoying the trails. Cabin was well equiped and there were plenty of fun activities for the kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Grand Canyon Railroad (Williams)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 40
Car: necessary

Our beautiful cottage has the convenience of being just 5 miles off of I-40 but is quiet and serene beyond compare. There are frequent wildlife sightings!

Located at the Parks Road Exit off I-40, just west of Flagstaff, this home is perfectly situated to allow you to enjoy the smell of the pine trees and the fresh mountain air, yet convenient to Northern Arizona's most spectacular scenery and attractions including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, and many many more.

Other Activities: Polar Express, Grand Canyon, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, Sedona, Historic Williams, Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

When you call/email for a quote, please include your desired arrival & departure dates, as well as the number of adults and children (ages 0 - 17) in your party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.