Looking for a perfect place to get away? Planning a vacation for the entire family? Rent an amazing log cabin in the pines on an adventuresome one-acre hillside with rock formations, trails, tree house with a swinging bridge, site water fountain and waterfalls, pond, outside fire pit and grill, climb up to the "crow's nest" or down the spiral staircase over a 9' rock cliff, or see how high you can go in the pine tree swing, relax in the hammock, jump on the trampoline, play basketball in the parking area.
Fish for trout in the nearby stream. Enjoy many nearby hikes including a beautiful box canyon at "Water wheel" (one mile away) with waterfalls, cliff jumping and swimming holes.
Other nearby attractions include Tonto Natural Bridge, Fossil Springs, Pine-Strawberry Museum, Railroad Tunnel Trail TR390. Payson is only 15 minutes away for shopping, restaurants, movies, etc. (see below for more details)
Spacious 200 sf Cabin is constructed on a hillside of real logs (no drywall), all interior is logs and knotty pine. Two bedrooms with queen sized beds plus a large loft with 2 bunk beds and 6 floor pads for sleeping if needed, 2 baths, laundry room with washer and dryer, dining area, large family area, table games in the coat closet, 800 sf exterior raised wood deck. Cabin completely furnished.
HDTV, DVD, internet, WIFI, full kitchen and all utensils, pellet wood heating stoe and electric space heaters, upstairs and downstairs floor AC units for summer time (no central AC/heating), ceiling fans, coffee maker, dishqwasher, blender, microwave, electric sotve/oven, side by side refrigerator with icemaker, toaster, piano.
Outside propane BBQ grill on deck plus a Traeger pellet grill near fire pit area (just turn on and set the temperature).
Detached garage includes a ping pong table and fusball game. Parking area is large enough for several vehicles and a trailer if needed. Firewood is ready for a fire in the fire pit (sometimes the national forest has restrictions on outside fires during dry summers).
Cabin is less than 2 hours from Phoenix below the gorgeous Mogollon Rim in Arizona and a 15 minute drive northeast of Payson on Houston-Mesa Road. The towns of Pine and Strawberry are a little over a half hour away with many fun and interesting attractions. Here is some additional information about other local outdoor activities:
Tonto Natural Bridge is an impressive stone formation located just north of Payson. The entrance to the park is about 10 miles north of Payson along highway 897. There are two paths down. The bridge itself is an amazing site with a stream passing underneath and waterfalls pouring from above. The park also features other hiking trails, picnic areas and a gift shop.
Fossil Springs and fossil Creek area little know wonders of the rim country of central Arizona. As this scenic canyon approaches the base of the Mogollon Rim, it suddenly transforms from a rather typical high desert canyon to an amazing water wonderland. Directions: turn left on Fossil Creek Road (FR708) at Strawberry Lodge in the town of Strawberry. Go 4 miles west on a dirt road. Turn right and progress .5 mile to the trailhead parking lot.
Railroad Tunnel Trail TR390. Go north trough Whispering pines past the first fork in the road (keep going straight) until you come to the next road that turns right on FR32 (see sign to Washington Park). Drive about 5 miles on gravel road to Washington Park trailhead parking lot. Once on the trail, watch for small sign on the trail that goes to the right up a steeper climb to the railroad tunnel. After resting at the tunnel, you can conyinue your hike to the top of the rim. There you will will a historical marker that describes the battle of Big Dry Wash where 16 to 27 warriors were killed. If you follow the road 1 mile further north you come to General Springs Cabin which was built in 1918 and used for man years ass a fire guard station. Total hike from the parking lot is about 3 hours. Take water to drink and wear good shoes.