Winter is Upon Us. it is Warm and Cozy Inside. 4 Wheel Drive is a Must
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mt. Lemmon cabin description
There is no place more quiet , cool and serene than Mt. Lemmon. Located just a short 45 minute drive from the valley of Tucson , AZ , Mt. Lemmon is 20 - 30 degrees cooler , receives 2 to 3 times more rain and is a world apart from the Sonoran desert below . Imagine sweltering in 100 + degree temps and just 45 minutes away being in the cool whispering pines where day time temperatures average in the 70' s and night time temps during the summer are in the 50' s.
The average temperature is 20 to 30 degrees cooler here than on the desert floor. ut lack any form of tree or foliage cover.
There are others for rent on Mt. Lemmon but ask before you rent. This may be the ONLY cabin that is located in a unburned area. Two wildfires in 2002 and 2005 burned much of the forest. Many cabinas have been rebuilt but few have any foliage to shelter them during the summer.
If being in the trees and sitting on a deck partially shaded from the glaring sun of Southern Arizona is important to you , this is your next vacation spot.
This cabin was constructed in 2002 and purchased new . I added a 940 square foot deck which wraps the whole upper floor. There was originally a covered deck with balcony on the upper floor , now there is a new open deck which extends that covered balcony space and brings outside life into the trees . It is the perfect place to spend a summer day in a hammock , invite some friends over for breakfast or relax after dinner before the summer storms roll in . Weddings and large family and group gatherings are welcomed in this special outdoor space. I host several open air concerts on this deck during the summer for 50- 75 people.
Once night time falls retreat to the interior of this hunting lodge style cabin to watch some favorite movies , read , play a board game or sleep with the sound of the wind whispering through the trees that surround the cabin .
On cooler nights, the house is warmed by a gas stove on the upper floor and a gas heater on the lower floor . There are three bathrooms, one on each floor. Two have showers and the upper floor features a Jacuzzi tub. With queen beds in each bedroom and sleeping area and one loft bedroom with a double bed and single , a single day bed in the living room along with a queen size convertible and cots , this cabin can accommodate your family and friends for a weekend or a week whatever your pleasure .
This is my private home and I have decorated it with personal belongings . I hope that you respect the fact that I am sharing my home with you and respect the decorations in the house as if they were your own.
Keywords: Shady, lovely, relaxing, remote,Spring, Summer and Fall, homey, warm, private,
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer:
- This accommodation is a mountain cabin in a community which is 45 minutes away from Tucson, AZ. Although it is a fantastic get away there is no doubt that living in the forest is different than renting a room at a 5 star hotel. Depending on the season there may be bugs, moths, sun , heat, wind, rain, snow, ice which may change your vacation environment. These are all a part of the attraction of being someplace other than a Marriott or a Hilton. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain Biking
ReviewsWrite a review
My friends and I stayed here through a weekend and it was absolutely B-E-A- utiful!!!! We enjoyed oour stay very much. The instructions on how to open and turn on the cabin and clean the cabin were very easy to follow and everything worked to perfection. We especially loved the grill and the outside balcony/patio area. We spent the weekend relaxing and everything is a few minutes walk away; walking trails, restaurant, store (main summerhaven area.) we couldn't have asked for anything more during our stay. The entire cabin was clean and ready to go as soon as we arrived. Lots of plates, pots, pans, etc. We took a little more than we needed since we didn't know exactly was they had. The heating throughout the cabin worked wonders. We even got a little too warm so we had to step outside in the 40 some degree weather just to cool down quickly. The beds were comfortable...more than enough space for the 8 of us that went. I could go on and on about the great amenities and time that we spent there but overall, this is the cabin to rent on Mt. lemmon! Rick was very helpful and timely with all qu estions I had for him. I couldn't have asked for anything more wonderful for my outing with friends. Thank you very much Rick!
- Guest Andrew Y. (Tucson)
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I am so glad you had such a great time and very pleased to have this exceptional review. PLEASE do come back any time you would like. Happy Holidays!
*This property could be an excellent place to stay but, at the time of our stay, it was not for the following reasons. 1. Upon arrival, we had to actually clean the cabin just to be able to enjoy the facility. There was dirt on the floors, dust everywhere, dirty lined on the beds. 2.The jacuzzi tub had mold growing in the water jets and bugs in the tub itself. 3.Every door in the entire place squeaked and you could not open nor close them without difficulty and having to force them. Each and every time someone went through one of them, it made loud noises. If doing this during the night, everybody was alerted. Made sleeping difficult. 4. During our stay, over a 3 day period, we lost power for over 27 hours. This is a known possibility. However, there is no backup generator, making it difficult to prepare meals. It is possible to cook on the BBQ grill for some things. But, even the grill was in poor condition. Left filthy from previous use, side burner non functioning, and ignitor for grill non functioning as well. Needed to be replaced with new grill in my opinion. 5. The gas heater on the lower level can be used without electricity. However, the manual ignitor on this unit did not work, making this heater non functioning as well, and forced those occupants to move to the upper level to sleep. The blower motor on the fan is extremely loud as well. 6. It did snow about 6" while we were there. However, there was about 2 and 1/2 feet of snow on the upper deck that had not been cleared prior to our arrival. 7. This is advertised as a 3.5 bathroom. This is not the case. It has 3 bathrooms. 8. This is also advertised as everything provided except your food. 1 towel per person was provided but no hand towels or wash clothes. 9. None of the flashlights found there had working batteries. There were working oil lamps. 10. Shower on the lower level is plumbed backwards. Hot is cold and cold is hot. For safety reasons, this might be something the owners would mention. 11. Kitchen was dirty, with faucets that were loose and non functioning filtered water dispenser. We dusted, vacuumed, and washed the surfaces and left the property in much better condition that we found it. Even the owner said "The place looked fantastic". Reading the reviews from others, I would have expected this property to be in much better condition. For the amount of money charged, I expected much better than I received. A little cleaning would go a long ways.
- Guest shawn s.
- Date of stay 12/20/13
- Review Submitted 12/26/13
Owner response: Sadly, there was a severe winter storm at the time of this rental. The power source for the entire mountain community was knocked out due to high winds and snow. As I do with all renters, I offer to refund their rents paid or book alternate dates so that they do not need to endure primitive and sometimes life threatening situations. I was available at all times to the renter to answer their questions and made all possible offers to assure their ability to access the cabin and even to return them to Tucson when the weather did hit. The cabin is cleaned thoroughly, linens and towels (14) replaced immediately prior to every renter. There are wooden interior doors and walls which are not sound proofed due to the hunting lodge construction. My attention to detail and attentiveness to the renter is noticed also in prior reviews. Some people can not be happy with what they have and make the choice to bash the owner of the property than to voice their concerns to me when they have the opportunity. The old business axiom is "If you like our accommodation tell everyone and if you don't please tell me". I guess this renter chose the opposite. Best wishes and thank you for enjoying your wintery Christmas stay. I am sorry that the power outage was so prolonged and that you experienced inconveniences. These were conditions beyond my control
Family reunion on the mountain
Family reunion on the mountain
The cabin was perfect. Plenty of room, cozy and well equipped. Everyone loved the feel and look of it. And not being in the previously burned area was a big plus. Going back for sure!
- Guest Vince B. (Tucson)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Mt Lemmon Getaway
Mt Lemmon Getaway
10 of us had a wonderful weekend in the cabin. It was perfect for a getaway from our everyday schedules. The air was cool, we took walks, enjoyed the decks on the cabin, and had time to talk and have fun. We would definitely hope to come to the cabin again, maybe next Fall.
- Guest Betsy (Tucson)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you! You are always welcome to return
A Great Getaway
A Great Getaway
We had a wonderful stay in this cozy cabin! The cabin was great for our large group plus dog. Tons of outdoor sitting (tables & chairs) on an amazing deck surround by trees, sufficient parking, everything you need plus more in the kitchen, and upstairs/downstairs living spaces for a place to get away. A quick walk takes you to the town of Summerhaven where we listened to live music before heading back to BBQ and sit around the outdoor heater which we loved! There is also running water near by which the kids and dog enjoyed. The home is very clean and the owner was easily accessible to answer questions. We left wishing it was our home! We will definitely stay again even if it is just my small family of 3! Overall a great place to stay.
- Guest KOlby K.
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Excellent renter. Please come back
If you want to go to the mountains to get away and sit outdoors to relax, read, enjoy the birds and squirrels and be surrounded by huge pine trees, this cabin is perfect for you. Awesome deck has 3 large patio tables, chairs, a gas barbecue and fireplace. Even has a great furnished cozy seating area under roof when it rains. Living area was large enough for all 8 of us to hangout and play games plus the beds were comfortable. Everything including kitchen pots, pans, dishes and utensils, were high quality and plentiful. Pretty easy walk down to Summerhaven and it's only about .2/10th of a mile. Going back up might be difficult to some but the hike was nice for us. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable and easy so we will definitely rent there again.
- Guest Beth (Vail, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for the great review. I appreciate the comments.
A great Memorial Holiday
A great Memorial Holiday
This is the best cabin on the mountain. Our entire family to include our 3 grand children had an absolutely wonderful time in this great cabin. The pictures do not do it justice. It is huge and stocked with everything you would need. Just take your food and drinks and you are in business. The deck is the best feature of the cabin. You are just a short hike away from Summerhaven. The cabin is in an area untouched by the fire and the hiking is unforgettable. We hope to rent again and again.
- Guest Robert T.
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your incredible review. You have said what I have often thought would be best in a review. Thank you so much. You are always welcome to return.
Perfect cabin for our wedding weekend
Perfect cabin for our wedding weekend
The cabin worked perfectly for our family and friends weekend. We had a small, intimate wedding on the deck on Saturday afternoon and had various members of the wedding party and family stay with us through the weekend. The deck is an amazing space, just for hanging out with coffee and friends or for a fancy event. The cabin is well appointed with more creature comforts than we could have imagined. The weather was amazing, with the sun filtering through the beautiful trees all around the property. We saw hummingbirds, wild turkey, a family of deer, and just enjoyed listening to the wind in the trees. We will definitely be coming back! Perhaps for our anniversary next year :)
- Guest Vanessa (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Plan on it! Every anniversary it is yours. I am SO glad that you had a wonderful time. It truly is a magical place and the best place to celebrate love and a new beginning. Congrats to you both!
Beautiful and well maintained cabin!
Beautiful and well maintained cabin!
We had an amazing time at this huge cabin that is so well maintained. It was clean and had everything we needed i.e. pots, pans, candles, propane etc. The area was beautiful with lots of hiking trails. It was super easy working with the owner on directions to the property as well as opening up the cabin and closing the cabin. Thank you for opening your cabin to our family we will definitely be back :)
- Guest Kelly B. (Arizona)
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Owner response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review. You are more than welcome to return. Thank you for leaving the cabin is superior condition.
Amazing cabin! When they say fully equiped they are serious.I brought way too much kitchen stuff. The cabin was complete,beautiful and very homey.So looking forward to going back. Thanks again for sharing your home.
- Guest Happy Family (Tucson)
- Date of stay 11/22/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|Spring & Summer
May 15 - Sep 29, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Security Deposit is being added due to prior renters not following the expectations and requests. This payment will be made through Paypal to assure faster return of your deposit when you leave the house in excellent condition. The deposit will be returned within 10 days of your rental.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Pet Fee: $200
- Set up and Cleaning: $200
- Taxes Not included
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Barpub: Sawmill Run Restaurant at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sawmill Run Restaurant at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I am a native Tucsonan who loves the mountains and the cool retreat that I have created in my cabin. I am a very active person and this cabin is located very near several excellent hiking trails.
Why the Owner Chose Mt. Lemmon:
Tucson is a very dry climate yet less than 1 hour away you are transported to 8000' elevation and temperatures which are substantially cooler than the valley floor .
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Quiet reading spots, comfy beds and great cabin for families and couples.
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Living room 7.11.11
New reading chairs in Living room . Added 7/10/2011
West Forest side main floor bedrooms with Queen bed
West side Loft bedroom with full bed and twin
Ground floor bedroom with queen sofa sleeper
West side of cabin
M L - Mount Lemmon
Loft bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
A snowy scene
East side Main floor bedroom with Queen bed
East side loft bedroom with Queen Bed
Ground floor twin beds
Incredible open air deck. 1000 sq ft of above ground outdoor living space
950 sq.ft. Covered and Open Air Deck
Main floor bath w/ shower
Kitchen from loft
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