Our apartment is attached to the back side of the main house with a separate entrance through the single car garage. It is situated on a wooded lot with high Ponderosa pines in a quiet neighborhood. The small, cozy, fully furnished apartment has one bedroom, a living-dining room with futon sofa bed, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet and a fully equipped full-size kitchen with stove / oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave oven. Dishes, towels and bed linens are being provided. Cable television and wireless network are available. The use of our washer (60 °C program) and dryer is negotiable. Available year round (please check calendar). The shared wall used to be an outside wall and is very well insulated and noise proofed. There is wooden deck or common area, which can be shared. Guest will have first choice, though, if they have a preference for privacy. The apartment in Flagstaff is the ideal 'base camp' for day trips (tours guided by owner available) and offers an opportunity to take care of your own meals without having to go and eat out all the time.
We have two friendly family dogs - a long hair German Shepherd (10.5 yrs.) and an English Golden Lab (12 yrs.). During Whitewater Rafting seaon on the Colorado River from April Through October, our "granddog" Eddy, is lfrquently living with us as well. He is an American Lab/Husky mix (9 yrs.). They usually have free access to the yard during the warmer months of the year, but can be kept inside with the door closed, if this should be a concern for our guests.
Flagstaff - near the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Flagstaff is located in the middle of a prehistoric volcanic field on a high desert plateau (approximately 7000 ft.) at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks (12,633 ft.) and along the legendary Route 66. The city is also the gateway to the majestic Grand Canyon in the north. It is close to the Sonoran Desert, Sedona and the famous red rock landscape in the south. In the east, it rises over the grass and steppe landscape leading to the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. To the west lies the Mohave Desert taking you to Las Vegas. The mountains of the San Francisco Peaks, with the four highest peaks in the state, Humphreys Peak (12,633 ft.), Agassiz Peak (12,356 ft.), Fremont Peak (11,969 ft.) and Abineau peak (11,838 ft.), are visible from quits some distance, no matter which direction you are coming from.
Quiet suburban location with proximity to city center: The ideal location of the apartment, only 10 min. away from the University (NAU/Northern Arizona University) and the historic old town with houses and storefronts preserved in the 'Wild West'-style dating back to the early days of this railroad and logging town invites you to undertake further explorations. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping and guided tours throught the historic district with hotels hotels, court and prison buildings doning their original fassades. The historic train staton and a selection of restaurants such as the 'Galaxy Diner' (a typical restaurant in the 50's-style), the 'Beaver Street Brewery ', the' Flagstaff Brewery '(local breweries) will prevent you from ever being bored. The 'Lowell Observatory' (observatory, where Pluto was discovered), the 'Riordan Mansion' (manor house from the early pioneer days), the 'Pioneer Museum', the 'Museum of Northern Arizona' and many galleries offer a glimpse into the history and present day cultural life of this vibrant city.
Excursions, sports, culture: Lava caves, ruins of the pueblo and cliff dwellings of the indigenous people (Anasazi, Hohokam, Mogollon) like 'Wupatki', 'Walnut Canyon, Montezuma Castle' and 'Tutzigot' national parks and a visit to the 'Navajo', 'Hopi', 'Havasupai', 'Hualapai', 'Yavapai', 'Apache' and many other tribes, provide the interested visitors with an overview of original and contemporary lifestyles of Native Americans. The 'Arizona Snowbowl' (located 14 miles north of Flagstaff/ski area - base lift station at 9,200 ft.), the 'Nordic Ski Center' (Centre for Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing), sledding, golf, disc golf courses, mountain biking, hiking, mountaineering, ski touring, climbing, horse riding, paragliding and hang gliding, jeep tours, whitewater rafting, etc. on the Colorado River, as well as jet skiing, water skiing and water-tubing on Lake Powell at Glen Canyon Dam, offer a great variety of sports activities. Special Treat: Winetasting at local Arizona vineyards.