Rustic Cabin in the Quiet, Tall, Pines.

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The Bunk House. A large picnic table, fire pit & chairs (unseen)


Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 sleep on the ground. 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.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in any of our cabins as per a Coconino County statues placed in 1997...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. Add an old log cabin prop. #255456 : 1 queen

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

  • Roger's Cabin: 1 queen

    unattached/private. Additional charge...moreless

  • The Bunk House has a queen in one bedroom & set of twin bunk beds in the other bedroom. We furnish all the bedding, pillows etc. 'Roger's Cabin' has a queen bed & 1/2 bat &, fridge, etc. For an additional $75/nt. so it has been reserved with the B.H. & makes a great additional bedroom for larger groups. It's about 300 ft away. Our king and queen beds have memory foam 2' pads on them, super comfy....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • The Bunk House: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Towels & facial towels along with T.P. & soap are provided...moreless

  • The Bunk House has a full shower which is a tub/shower combo, toilet and sink. In the linen closed there are Western bath, hand & facial towels. Also furnished is the T.P. & bars of 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


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The TV is on satellite...moreless

  • Television


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • 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

  • Monument View:

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

  • Mountain:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    A round, wood, rustic table that sits 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • 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

  • Fireplace:

    It's electric. It produces heat or just the right ambience. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Designer, vintage look, bedding....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A nice cozy living room along with satelite T.V....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Paper Towels
  • 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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Designer western towels...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    includes coffee and filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen with table and chairs. There is not a stove . . . . most ladies love that. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There is a portable, electric, oven that bakes everything from a loaf of bread to a pot-roast....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • 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



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$120 $120
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Extra adult charge $30
  • 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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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rod's Steak House in Williams
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Canyon Railway
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Historic Route 66 Walking distance
0.02 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Historic Parks in the Pines store & deli
13 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

We are north of Interstate 40 off if exit 178. Not in any city limits, it's quiet & easy to find. It’s best to use the directions that are sent to you.

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.

If you use a GPS be sure to put our town & zip code FIRST then the address

If no it will take you to EAST Springvalley Rd.

Other Activities: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway & Bearizona. In Flagstaff there is N. Ariz Museum & the Riordan Mansion. (especially during the holidays. They try to re-create the exact way the Riordan family decorated)

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 & very beautiful country. We often see deer & 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.

Grand Canyon Cafe & Red Raven in Williams & LaFonda for Mexican Food in Flagstaff are our favorites. But there are many many privately owned places to eat in Williams.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: They met for the first time in 1962 when Andy came to her parents home to pick up older sister, Renee, for the prom. Shortly after that they began casually, secretly dating & cruising the streets of Route 66 in Holbrook, Az. in Andy's hot rod Ford truck. 'Secretly dating' because they shared a common story as with so many young girls and 'parental intervention.' A young man being just a few years too old & a little too wild, a little too 'Andy' so thought her parents. So giving up the fight, they went their separate ways in 1966 but always keeping an eye or ear open as to the where abouts of the other. In 1997 Andy decided to go on a search & rescue mission. He found her [ through information given by that same older sister] right here in Parks, only 100 miles from their home town, Holbrook, in this log cabin where she had lived since 1983. Both of them being raised in the culture of Route 66, & in small town USA, this little spot in the Kaibab forest fit like an old boot. They married in Dec 1997. In 2007 Andy retired from Salt River Project as a plant mechanic. Linda worked in respiratory & self employed as a paramed for Life Ins. Since retirement they have been able to live in Parks year around. BTW, they had the privilege of having her Mother live in their home for a brief period until her passing in 2002. She dearly loved & repeatedly apologized to Andy for the way she & Linda's dad had treated him.

Why the Owner Chose Flagstaff:
They have never lived in the city, so being out in the country suits them. These old cabins that were fixer uppers in the beginning was a fun project for Andy & Linda. A quote from Linda's dad 'Linda, please don't move out here' But a few years later he loved it just as much as she did. Andy said it was 'home' from the first time he walked in the door. (1997) This piece of heaven has been home for several horses. Chief was the last and is missed. He's gone to a home where he can be used as a pleasure horse. They could saddle up, open a gate and ride as long as they wanted without having to trailer them out. They don't know all of the history of the first 83 years of these old cabins, but Linda does know the last 30 years with all of the trials of snow, freezing water pipes & driving her own water in a truck which she didn't think she could handle. But the beauty of the winters & summers have always been worth it. They would do it over again, without a doubt. Never guessing in her wildest dreams that one day she would share the rest of my life with Andy out here in one of her cabins.

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, & SnowBowel. And only 13miles to Bearizona, & historic downtown Williams Flagstaff with all of the festivities & restaurants is only about 25 min. The pine trees are so tall & thick you can 'barely see the forest for the trees' They 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 the reviews 'quiet' and 'peaceful' seem to be the general consensus. That's what it is to the Picketts

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  • The Bunk House. A large picnic table, fire pit & chairs (unseen)

    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!

  •  Andy & Linda  
Owners & Managers

    Andy & Linda Owners & Managers

  • 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

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