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Rustic Cabins in the Quiet Tall Pines of Northern Arizona

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Front view of the Bunk House. A large picnic table, fire pit & chairs (unseen)


Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Flagstaff cabin description

Located in the cool pines of Northern Arizona, We are near Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona, Sedona, Oak Creek, Montezuma's Castle & Cliff Castle Casino. The Petrified Forest & Painted desert is about a 2 hour drive. Ideal for family retreats, a couple's romantic week-end, or hunters who don't want to set up camp. It's all set up for you.

Our cabins are about 100 years old with plenty of rustic character. We can offer a soothing atmosphere not provided in the city limits. We are in Parks, Az. which is 1/2 way between Flagstaff & Williams.
Quite often we see elk in the early evening summer days, so we walk quietly & watch for them. You will be in awe looking at the clear night skies, the scent of fresh air, & the far away sound of frogs in a pond. So many things the busy city hotels can't offer or sell. Please take time to hear the sound of silence on a clear moonlit sky.
About the Bunk House: You will enjoy this quiet, peaceful old shot gun cabin we call 'The Bunk House' Built in the early 1900's out of railroad ties milled in Flagstaff, it is now a refreshing escape from today's fast pace. While making it comfortable for our guests we have also preserved the rugged atmosphere. A stay in this rustic old cabin is a great way to enhance your Arizona experience. We have been here since 1984 but didn't convert the Bunk House into a vacation cabin until 2008. We simply put our family heirlooms in there for decor. It will take you back in time. We are so far out in the country that we have to haul our water from a local well. The clean air & quiet atmosphere makes it worth it. (yes we do have running, hot water for your convenience ) But please conserve given that our 'well' is a truck. In addition to The Bunk House, for larger groups we have opened up 'Roger's Cabin' as a spare bedroom. It has a queen bed & bathroom. A stones throw from the Bunk House.
About the area: We are fortunate enough to have national forest on the north & east side of our property. In the summer there is usually a herd of elk that come in to graze, it's an awesome sight . We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon & about 90 min. from the Petrified Forest. We are located in a central spot for a lot of northern Arizona sights. In Flagstaff is the Lowell Observatory & Northern Arizona Museum. Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is about a 45 min. drive. The Bunk House is not 100% isolated, a cabin like that is hard to find. But it's out in the country.
We love to share our state with you so please feel free to ask any questions about any sites in the area. We live on site & love having the world come to us by way of our many versatile guests.
If you are lucky enough to spot a small herd of elk across the fence, please don't chase after them. Believe it or not we've had that happen & they spooked so bad that we didn't see them for the rest of the summer. Move as little as possible & they will hang around to graze.
Call for any questions you might have about the area or the Bunk House.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in any of our cabins...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 is our minimum age to rent any of our cabins....moreless

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            The bunk beds are twin and we have a 'port-a-crib'...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            small dogs are welcome. No more than 2 and must not be left alone in the cabin. Due to allergies of other guests we cannot allow cats....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

            private bedroom...moreless

          • Lil Buckaroo Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            bunk beds/private bedroom...moreless

          • Roger's Cabin: 1 queen

            unattached/private. Additional charge...moreless

          • Roger's Cabin. Add an old log cabin prop. #255456 : 1 queen

            $75/nt in addition to The Bunk House. Extr bed,bath & kitchn...moreless

          • The Bunk House has a king in the front part of the cabin, a queen & set of twin bunk beds in the back bedrooms. We furnish all the bedding for both cabins. . 'Roger's Cabin' has a queen bed & it's own bathroom, fridge, etc. Our king and queen beds have memory foam 2' pads on them, super comfy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Roger's Cabin: toilet, shower

            In Roger's Cabin. Added for $75/nt. Prop #255456...moreless

          • The Bunk House: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • The Bunk House has a combination tub/shower, sink & toilet. The unattached cabin, 'Roger's Cabin,' has a shower & toilet. The sink is in the kitchenette area. Roger's Cabin can be added on for an additional $75/nt for larger parties. Both cabins are furnished with towels, hand towels, face towel and hand soap....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The Bunk House has a convection oven, slow cooker,waffle maker, coffee maker & microwave. There are some cast iron skillets, pans and microwaveable casserole dishes. However there is no actual stove. We furnish a vacuum and a few cleaning supplies for your convenience. We also provide real dishes if you prefer them over paper & plastic. There is a picnic table out side for your use. You might want to bring an old sheet or a table clothe to sit on & cover the table because it sits under a large pine tree which drips sap & pitch. Also, while the shade is nice for your car you won't like the 'by-products' of a large ponderosa in the warm summer months. Both cabins are heated with electricity & cooled with an open window. At 7,200 ft we've never needed a cooler. Kaibab forest is on the north & east sides of our property so you don't have to drive to get into the forest....moreless


              • Television:

                The Bunk House has a TV, Roger's cabin does not....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books:

                There are books on U.S. and Arizona history....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Playground
              • Caves
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Coin Laundry
              • Theme Parks
              • Churches
              • Recreation Center
              • Cinemas
              • Museums

              Leisure Activities

              • Photography
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                We are in Parks which isn't really a town. We have a school k-8 & the old historic route 66 Parks in the Pines store & deli...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                We are on the fence line of the forest on 2 sides. That makes it easy to hike, just cross the fence & your are there....moreless

              • Monument View:

                Right on the mountain. Drive up Spring Valley Rd. to a meadow for a great view of the San Francisco Peaks...moreless

              • Downtown:

                13 mi. from downtown Williams. A lot going on in that historic Old 66 main street town. Everything from gun shoot outs in the street, Twisters (a '50s soda shop) mom & pop shops & restaurants....moreless

              • Mountain:

                Kaibab forest is on the north and east side of our property. We feel very fortunate to have this location....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Jet Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Water Skiing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Snowboarding
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Freshwater Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    'Dining' is an antique drop leaf table in the kitchen, like 'back in the day'...moreless

                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Safe
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Heating:


                      • Parking:

                        There is plenty of space to park. Although it's inviting to park in the shade, there is a pitch problem in the summer...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Designer western towels...moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        We don't furnish a phone but there is cell service which wasn't the case a few years ago....moreless

                      • Covered Parking:

                        Our 'covered' is pine trees. You won't want to part under them, they drip some hefty sap when it's warm. They also can carry some heavy snow that can break limbs & do some damage....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Open windows condition the air perfectly. In 30 years of living here all we've never needed anything else....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Designer, vintage look, bedding....moreless


                      • Refrigerator:

                        there is also a mini fridge, microwave & coffee maker in the unattached bedroom....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        includes coffee and filters...moreless

                      • Mini Refrigerator
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        The kitchen has the basics in cooking utensils...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        A setting on the convection oven....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea and a few BBQ spices....moreless

                      • Oven:

                        The convection oven provided works great as a little oven for a cake, pie or casserole....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We furnish paper plates and real plates. Same as with eating utensils....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Small kitchen with table and chairs. There is not a stove . . . . most ladies love that. There is a convection/toaster oven. You can bake your bread or toast it. Works for both...moreless


                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill and fire pit with chairs. Wood is courtesy of Kaibab forest....moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Sometimes. Just depends on the weatherman....moreless

                      • Barbecue

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 30 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $120 $120
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $30
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Tax Rate 9.5%


                      In order to receive a full refund on your deposit:

                      Please wash all the dishes & place in the cupboard, & wipe doown the microwave

                      Do NOT use any bath or kitchen towels on the BBQ grill or anything else that would leave a permanent stain

                      We provide a vacuum, lint rollers, rags for any clean-up

                      Most of all enjoy your stay!

                      Andy & Linda

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                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 09/20/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Grand Canyon Railway
                      0.05 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Historic Route 66 Walking distance
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Rod's Steak House in Williams
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      0.02 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Historic Parks in the Pines store & deli

                      Car: Necessary

                      We are north of Interstate 40 just off exit 178. Not in any city limits it's quiet & easy to find.

                      Hunting area 7 west. Elk, deer & wild turkey

                      Going west on Interstate 40/Route 66 take exit 178. Go right ( north ) to the 'T' in the road and turn left ( west)

                      You will then be on an original section of Old Route 66. There is a historic country store on the corner of Old 66 & Spring Valley Rd. You will turn right (north) there. Not far up the road on the right ( east) is the Bunk House. Parks is more of an 'area' than a town with a population of less than 1,000 people. We don't show up on google maps.

                      Other Activities: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway & Bearizona. In Flagstaff there is N. Ariz Museum & the Riordan Mansion.

                      Ski: We are about a one hour drive to Snowbowl which is located north of Flagstaff. We are west. So to get to Snowbowl from here you would go back into Flagstaff and then go north up to the ski lodge. Be safe on your drive. The road from Flagstaff up to Snowbowl is a narrow road shaded by pine trees quite often the snow/ice on the road doesn't melt. There are several housing districts there so the traffic can get busy.

                      The 'Local Services & Attractions' that are listed are in Flagstaff or Williams. A We are in the middle.

                      A drive up Spring Valley rd. will take you into some open and very beautiful country. We often see deer and elk when driving all the back roads. A lava tube is near & anasazi pictographs.

                      The beautiful red rocks of Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is not far to the south east.

                      Pine Country Cafe in Williams & LaFonda Mexican Food in Flagstaff are favorites.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1983

                      About: We were both raised in northern Az. Andy is the son of a rancher, I am the daughter of an Indian Trader. We dated off & on for four years in our home town of Holbrook but my parents thought Andy was a little too old & too wild for their daughter. So in 1966 I went away to college, Andy married . . . . . some one else. However, after many 'bumps' in our lives, Andy found me right here in this old cabin where I had been since 1983. We were married in 1997. We both love the quiet life we now have. The winters out here are harsh but gorgeous. We hope your short stay in our area is as enjoyable as our long stay has been. Our children call it 'The Christmas Place' The holidays somewhere else just isn't right for them and now for our 15 grand children. We are members of a historical re-enactment group that presents actual northern Arizona events. Andy is a long time member of Sheriff's posse search & rescue who also does the Hashknife Pony Express every year. We are very proud of Arizona & the rich history within it's borders. We love sharing with our guests and hearing about their parts of the world.

                      Why Flagstaff:
                      I've have never lived in the city, being out in the country suits me. So these old cabins that were fixer uppers in the beginning were perfect. A quote from my dad 'Linda, please don't move here' But a few years later he loved it out here. Andy says it was 'home' from the first time he walked in the door. (1997) This piece of heaven has been home for several horses in our life. Chief was the last and we miss him. He's gone to a home where he can be used as a pleasure horse more often. We could saddle up, open a gate and ride as long as we wanted without having to trailer him out. I don't know all of the history of the first 83 years of these old cabins, I do know the last 30 years with all of the trials of snow, freezing water pipes & driving my own water in a truck which I didn't think I could handle. But the beauty of the winters & summers have always been worth it. I would do it over again, without a doubt. Never guessing in my wildest dreams that one day I would share the rest of my life with Andy here.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      The age & area here attracted me. The first time I walked into the main cabin I was in love. You can't buy or create 'old' & this much history. It's centrally located for almost everything in this area you would want to visit. We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, & Snowbowl. Close to us is Bearizona, Flagstaff, hiking & historic downtown Williams with all of the festivities it has to offer. The pine trees are so tall & thick we can 'barely see the forest for the trees' We have a fire pit or fire ring in front of all 3 cabins. Mother nature provides wood just across the fence for the out door fires. In our reviews 'quiet' and 'peaceful' seem to be the general consensus. That's what it is for us.

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                      • Front view of the Bunk House. A large picnic table, fire pit & chairs (unseen)

                        Front view of the Bunk House. A large picnic table, fire pit & chairs (unseen)

                      • Tough winter of 2010. The Bunk House is behind the snow, very pretty but . . .

                        Tough winter of 2010. The Bunk House is behind the snow, very pretty but . . .

                      • Bunk House back bedroom.Queen bed, antique dresser. Quality mattress.

                        Bunk House back bedroom.Queen bed, antique dresser. Quality mattress.

                      • Actual indoor plumbing.

                        Actual indoor plumbing.

                      • Don't miss Bearizona in Williams. A great wild life park.This big guy was close!

                        Don't miss Bearizona in Williams. A great wild life park.This big guy was close!

                      • Front of Roger's Cabin w/ Andy&Roger Prop# 255456 Rent alone or w/ BunkHouse

                        Front of Roger's Cabin w/ Andy&Roger Prop# 255456 Rent alone or w/ BunkHouse

                      • Front of the Bunk House. A Great place to spend Christmas.

                        Front of the Bunk House. A Great place to spend Christmas.

                      • Kitchen area also includes. A slow cooker,waffle mkr,convection oven,dishes,etc

                        Kitchen area also includes. A slow cooker,waffle mkr,convection oven,dishes,etc

                      • Back bedroom w/ twin bunk beds. That old rug was traded at daddys TP 60+ yrs ago

                        Back bedroom w/ twin bunk beds. That old rug was traded at daddys TP 60+ yrs ago

                      • Bull Elk, right up to our property line.

                        Bull Elk, right up to our property line.

                      • The bears are Bearizona are a riot. 13 mi. west & well worth your time

                        The bears are Bearizona are a riot. 13 mi. west & well worth your time

                      • Andy & Linda, Arizona natives. Too much Az dirt in our veins to ever leave.

                        Andy & Linda, Arizona natives. Too much Az dirt in our veins to ever leave.

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                      $120 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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