Very Special Mountain Retreat! Backs to National Forest!!

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Pretty window wall with many animal mounts


Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a very special place! Located about 2 hours from Phoenix in the midst of the world's largest stand of towering Ponderosa Pines. Temperatures are 30-50 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

This one of a kind chalet style cabin has been beautifully remodeled with T&G knotty pine walls, beautiful juniper logs, fully equipped kitchen including custom knotty hickory cabinets, chiseled edge granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large great room/kitchen combination with dramatic 25' window wall, beamed ceilings and several trophy big game mounts.
Great for getting together with a few friends or family members.

Two remodeled bedrooms with very comfortable queen beds downstairs. Both have large sliding glass doors overlooking the National Forest.
Large loft with a queen bed, 2 twin beds and a futon and a 8' slider to a balcony with views of the forest.

Lots of room to park your trailer or RV.
Ride your horse or ATV right from the property.

Bring your sweatshirt to enjoy your morning wake up on the patio or deck while listening to the sounds of nature. You'll see squirrels, blue jays, robbins and an occasional cardinal. Relax in the cool country and take in the fresh mountain air. It is so invigorating to your mind, body and soul! The stress wil melt away. You will be rejuvinated and ready to tackle your next challenge by the time you leave. Be sure to have a hanky ready because you just might get a little misty when its time to go! But have no worries because there can always be a 'next time' and there surely will. Thanks for visiting and come again soon.

Take action now and book your stay because a place this great gets booked up quickly.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside outside only but no smoking permitted at all during times when fire resrictions are in place....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Horse stalls, Horse Property, Horses, Horse motel, Separate Guest House...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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2 night min stay
$1,349 $4,995
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $99
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We charge a $199.00 Holiday Fee for New Years, 4TH of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
AZ 260
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bugles Steakhouse and Bar
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Willow Springs Lake

All the outdoor high country activities surround Forest Lakes. Hiking, biking, four wheel trails, great hunting, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, etc You will also experience the peaceful small community feeling to help you unwind from the hustle and bustle of the big city life.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Why the Owner Chose Forest Lakes:
Forest Lakes is one of the highest points on the rim at an elevation of 7600 ft. This lends itself to cool summer days with an average temperature of 75-80 degrees. The evenings cool down even more for great cool mountain air sleeping. It is such an easy drive from Phoenix, most of the highway has been expanded to be a divided 4 lane highway. Take AZ260 East out of Payson approx 35 miles. From most parts of the valley less than 2 hours door to door. All the mountain activities and benefits with a much shorter drive to get there. Forest Lakes is a small community of 1 acre cabin sites so you can enjoy your own guests, not be right on top of your neighbors!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Peace, serenity and Cool Weather!

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  • Pretty window wall with many animal mounts

    Pretty window wall with many animal mounts

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • Seperate dining room

    Seperate dining room

  • Smooth top range

    Smooth top range

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Huge loft

    Huge loft

  • Very open floor plan

    Very open floor plan

  • Chiseled edge granite countertops.

    Chiseled edge granite countertops.

  • Cozy fireplace

    Cozy fireplace

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • VCR/DVD watching area

    VCR/DVD watching area

VRBO #410264

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Forest Lakes #410264

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