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Cozy Private Cabin Within Flagstaff City Limits~Freestanding Guesthouse

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Historic Rock Cabin~Explore National Parks & Mountain Bike/Hike From Front Door!

Located on the east side of Flagstaff this cabin is within the city limits yet has the rustic charm of a woodsy cabin. Convenient to Highway 89 and Interstate 40. Walk out the front door to enjoy the Flagstaff Urban Trails hiking trails of Mount Elden, the Arizona Trail and Picture Canyon Trail. A great jumping-off point for your trips to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Walnut Canyon and all that Northern Arizona has to offer!

The space

We have this listed for up to 5 people but it would be very tight accommodations for more than two or three adults. This is a small one-bedroom cabin. There is a convertible sofa in the kitchen / living area and a comfortable twin over full bunk bed in the bedroom (see pictures).

Please note, there is no smoking allowed in the house but there has been smoking in the past; there are no pets allowed in the house but there have been pets in the house in the past.

The house is in a residential neighborhood but it is set back, off the road, with views of Mount Elden. While the cabin is small-ish, it has a nice covered porch which adds additional 3 season living space.

There is a small stacked washer dryer set. It is adequate for light loads of approximately 10 lb, if you have heavy items please use the laundromat at the park Santa Fe Shopping Center.

There is dedicated Wi-Fi in the cabin through CenturyLink (not shared with our house) . Cable television is available through DirecTV Now on a Roku streaming device. You can login to your streaming accounts if you like on the Roku, there is also an auxiliary HDMI port if you want to connect your streaming device. We also get five or six broadcast channels over the antenna.

We can often accommodate same-day bookings, but check-in may be as late as 5pm in these cases due to housekeeping scheduling. Regardless of the website settings please email us prior to making a "same-day" booking, we are not always able to accommodate . Drop a note with any questions.

We are approximately 2 miles away from Flagstaff Mall, Safeway/Starbucks, Harkins Theaters, and other shopping. We are approximately 15 minutes down Route 66 from downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University.

We are approximately an hour and 15 minutes down Highway 89 from the Desert View Visitor Center at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. I personally prefer entering the Park from this entrance because the flow of traffic is generally lighter when starting from the East entrance. We are approximately 2 hours from Antelope Canyon. This cabin is also an excellent jumping-off point if you're going to make the trip to the north rim of the canyon.

Some notes on the Winter / Fall Seasons:

In the pictures of the cabin you will see white wall heaters in the living room and bedroom. These heaters are very efficient at keeping the cabin very warm and comfortable, but they do not adjust with a standard thermostat. They have a level control behind the access door, they're very easy to adjust but might not be what you are used to at home.

Fall is a great time to visit Flagstaff. The restaurants and attractions aren't as packed as they can be during the summer and winter. The weather is beautiful. It is a perfect time to hike and enjoy the Fall colors.

Flagstaff is known to get rather heavy snow storms during the winter. We are on the schedule of a snow removal service but this occurs according to their workload, and when the snow is heavy removal might not happen in a convenient time frame... In other words you could get snowed in or out. The driveway will get plowed but guests need to shovel out their own vehicle, we do not have a service to shovel out cars, but we do provide a couple sturdy snow shovels.

The fireplace you see in the pictures is not operable, the chimney is blocked off and insulated no fires are permitted in the fireplace.

We are apx 19 miles from the ski lifts at the Arizona Snowbowl & apx 22 miles from Arizona Nordic Village. There are great Snowshoeing and Snow Play opportunities within a short walk from the cabin. The covered porch is a great place to keep your skis & snow-play gear.


Our family calls this The Shepherd's Cabin, it is located between Mount Elden and Sheep Hill on the east side of Flagstaff. What we have been able to find by word of mouth is that this cabin was built in the Late 1800's / early 1900's as a temporary residence for Shepherds who were tending flocks in the area; at the time this was far removed from the town of Flagstaff. It has been nicely updated but still features the rustic charm of a well-built fieldstone cabin. Our friends and family have enjoyed staying here through the years and we are thrilled to offer it to those looking for unique and historic lodging through VRBO / HomeAway. Please check out all the pictures, read the description and don't hesitate to write with any questions!

Thank you Ed and Dawn

More Details

Ed Frenette
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Flagstaff Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Park only in designated location. - Fireplace is blocked-off, no fires. -Do not use provided internet for illegal activities or illegal streaming.
  • - Residential neighborhood, maintain family-friendly decorum at all times & quiet after 10pm -Lightweight loads only in washer/dryer.
  • -Please wash & put away dishes, pots and pans. -We live in the Green house (4904) not the Brown house (4900). Please do not disturb our neighbor.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom with Twin over Full Bunkbed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing


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Cozy Private Cabin Within Flagstaff City Limits~Freestanding Guesthouse
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Description of interior was accurate, description of location was misleading

  • 4 of 5

Easy access for sure, nearly on the highway, not surrounded by mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute tiny cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This place is cute. We had our baby with us, and we had to get pretty creative since the bedroom (where she slept) is in between the living room (where we slept) and the bathroom (where we obviously had to go:). The bathroom had an automatic light, but we worked it out:)

We would love to return here. Great option near old town--where we love to go--but with a cozy feel. Sweet little spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, great location for hiking.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is quaint and cozy. Covered patio is a great place to wait out a monsoon or have a night cap. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail, AZ

Property was perfect for my stay. Everything a person needed was there. The cabin was emaculate.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just what I wanted and more than I expected. Even if it rained I still enjoyed the area and was able to spend my day out and come back to a relaxing environment.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well stocked with everything I needed, from shampoo to coffee. It was clean and everything worked as it should. The cross breezes the windows provided were amazing and there was even an AC unit in the bedroom! The covered porch was my favorite place to hang out and look at Mt. Elden.

Ed was easy to communicate with and kept me informed as time grew closer to my visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Have lived and worked all over the US

Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed property. Exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Maximum Length of Stay: 28 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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