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Real Luxury Log Cabin, Fully Fenced-No Pet Fees, Tall Pines, Close to Everything

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Little Bear Log Cabin is the perfect year round getaway, great place to experience all 4 seasons with wood fireplace, central A/C - heating, washer/dryer, FREE high speed internet, cable and telephone. We offer a beautifully furnished real log cabin home on a .25 acre of tall ponderosa pine trees. A fully fenced yard for your pets (WE WAIVE THE PET FEES!), and a 6 foot wood fence for privacy. A covered front porch with fan, large paved open patio, large capacity charcoal BBQ, plenty of tables, chairs, umbrella, hammock for 2 and horseshoe game set-up! Bring your toys, plenty of open, off street parking as we are located at the end of the road next to a 15 acre forest.

Interior features high end designer furnishings, wood burning fireplace, central heating and A/C, full size washer/dryer, TV's in all rooms, VCR/DVD/CD, FREE high speed wireless internet with FREE ESPN 3 on your computer! FREE local, US & Canada long distance telephone service (9-1-1 service may not always be available) and FREE premium Cable One TV programming, movies, books, games and puzzles.

Little Bear Log Cabin is close to everything! Walking distance to movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, Rainbow Lake, Woodland Park hiking paths and national forest. Only 35 minutes to Sunrise Ski Park, less than 10 minutes to HonDah Casino and a quick 5 minutes to Safeway and banking options.

Summertime outdoor activities include over 65 lakes and streams with bountiful fishing opportunities, hiking trails, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, camping, golf, festivals, shopping, entertainment, numerous restaurants, casinos, night life and more. Enjoy the white wonderland in the winter while snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding or just relaxing in front of a cozy fire.

Year-round there are plenty of casual and fine-dining choices nearby, plus a grocery store within 5 minutes if you choose to cook. If you enjoy the 'night life' you will not be disappointed. There are many entertainment options to choose, from karaoke to DJ's to live entertainment.

Keywords: Log Home Vacation Rental

More Details

Robin Riker
Member since: 2011
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Robin Riker

Born and raised in Colorado I learned to water and snow ski, fish, hunt and camp out at an early age. When my career brought me to Arizona I continued those activities in the beautiful White Mountains.

Robin Riker purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Robin Riker chose Lakeside

My parents came to live with me from Colorado in the Phoenix area in 2000. During the summer they would park their motor home in the White Mountains to get out of the heat. The limited space in the motor home made it cramped during summer visits and was not an option for winter visits. So began the search for a real log cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

Having the security of a hospital close by for my aging parents and a regional airport for easy access were important factors in choosing the Pinetop/Lakeside area. Convenient access to skiing, fishing and hunting enabled me to pursue my interests. The bonus was getting all the extras; casino, shopping, movie and live theater, night life, restaurants and special events year round.

My parents enjoyed the cabin as their summer home and parked their 34 foot motor home for guests next to the open paved patio. After 11 years my parents moved back to Colorado to live with one of my sisters and Little Bear Log Cabin became a vacation rental in late August 2011 with the first guest booking for Labor Day Weekend. Sharing Little Bear Log Cabin with others restores it purpose now that my parents have moved away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second stay at Little Bear and once again found it to be totally delightful. This time I stayed back at the cabin and did crafts while the boys ventured off to the Run To The Pines Car Show which was only 15 minutes away. Such a cozy place and so well organized with just about everything you could ask for in a getaway vacation.

I then decided it was time for some exercise and ventured out to take a good walk and found the surrounding scenery so beautiful from fields of beautiful wild flowers to seeing someones corral of horses - so much beauty out there in Pinetop to enjoy.

The owner is so easy to communicate with and so very well organized that I even asked for what system and paperwork she uses to use on my own VRBO property on the East Coast.

Great place to stay with a very nice owner! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend....
Sep 2016
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Lakeside Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hair Shampoo, Conditioner, Bathing and Hand Soaps, Tissues, TP Provided for Guests' Initial Stay Only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Medium to Firm Mattress. Very firm mattress available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , New Medium Firm Mattresses
  • The queen bedroom has a new temper-pedic mattress (no movement or rolling to the center) with memory foam topper. Luxury decorative bedding and down pillows, 600+ thread count sheets. Six drawer dresser, large trunk for bedding storage, small side table and make-up/computer table with chair, hair dryer, 31 inch TV with remote control and Cable One programming. Multiple device charging station. The large bedroom with en suite bathroom has a ceiling fan, 2 double beds with luxury bedding, down comforters and pillows, 600+ thread count sheets. New bamboo mattresses with memory foam toppers. Six drawer dresser with mirror, dressing/computer table and chair. Hair dryer, 32 inch LCD HDTV flat screen mounted on wall with remote control and Cable One programming. Multiple device charging station.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Make-up / Computer Tables and Radio Alarm Clocks in Both Bedrooms. Hair Dryers in Each Bedroom and Bathroom. Walking Sticks, Umbrellas and Soft, Cozy Throw Blankets. Vacuum cleaner, dust mop and floor mop with water bucket. Vinegar, glass and disinfectant cleaners.


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Real Luxury Log Cabin, Fully Fenced-No Pet Fees, Tall Pines, Close to Everything
average rating of 4.8930817 based on 161 reviews

True log cabin

  • 5 of 5

The pictures looked great on the website but seeing the cabin was even better. We had everything we needed and more. Robin was great to work with, we had a special request and she made it happen for us. We have another trip already planned for this summer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ

Nice Cabin

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is nice, clean, and appears to be well maintained by the owner. It's located close to town in a quiet neighborhood in a cul-de-sac that backs to an empty lot. The owner provides an initial stock of 2-3 days which is a plus. The cabin has a secure fenced in yard, which stood out to us during our reservation search as we brought our dogs. That said, the reservation process is one of the more stringent I've seen. I've reserved VRBO's for several years across the country and outside the country, from average to above average, pet friendly and not pet friendly. This is the first time I've been required to provide the name and relationship of everyone in my party and my vehicle make, model color an license plate. In addition, I was required to provide the names, type of pet, breed, color, weight, age, sex, and spay/neuter status. Perhaps the owner has had circumstances in the past that has prompted these requirements, but this is the first time we've been required to provide this much detailed information since using VRBO and we felt this was over-the-top. Furthermore, the property is considered pet friendly, however, there is a demanding pet addendum with several terms that the guest may agree to. One of the terms is that if ANY pet hair regardless of how it got there is found on furniture, bedding, etc. the guest will forfeit their pet deposit or be charged an additional per pet, per night fee. If this is the case, why even accept pets at the property? I can understand excessive pet hair, but ANY pet hair, that isn't realistic. As you can imagine, this doesn't provide for a relaxing trip when you're constantly inspecting furniture for pet hair and vacuuming in order to protect your deposits. Thus, I can't recommend bringing your pets unless you have pets that don't have any hair or don't shed. Had we known of these stringent demands prior to making the reservation, we probably would've passed on this property. Again, perhaps the owner has had past circumstances to warrant these demands, and after all it is their property, so they can set the requirements as they see fit. While the cabin was nice, clean, cozy, and the area was quiet and relaxing; we feel that some of the requirements and expectations, especially of those guests with pets is over-the-top, and as such, we don't have a desire to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to be able to share Little Bear Log Cabin for many years without charging pet fees with our guests who have pets. Our requirements/policies have allowed us to waive the pet fees and maintain our cabin to the high standard our guests have come to expect. We believe it is in the best interest of both parties to be upfront and transparent in our requirements/policies - they are clearly outlined in the agreement each guest must read and accept before making any payment to reserve our cabin. This helps protect each guest’s refundable damage deposit, be respectful of our neighbors and protect our cabin. We are very proud of and appreciative for the 144+ 5 star reviews from guests/pet owners. We take our guest concerns seriously and endeavor to make every effort to be reasonable and fair in working with our guests. It was unfortunate you did not reveal you were bringing pets at the time you reserved your stay and were upset that an additional deposit was required as a result. We would have appreciated the opportunity to put your mind at ease anytime before you made payment to rent the cabin or anytime during the 5-weeks before your scheduled check-in date. During those 5-weeks we communicated multiple times offering updates on your check-in, helpful cabin information and reminders to ensure your damage deposit refund.
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Beautiful location! Owner is very attentive!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! The amount of space was just right for my family of four! Everything down to the appliances were all up to date and very nice! Kids had a great time being able to be outside and also inside time was great as the other supplied many games. We had A small hiccup with some bedding and the owner had the cleaning crew out in a matter of minutes! All in all, very pleasant vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin is everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Robin for such a great vacation; we loved the cabin. We will be recommending your beautiful cabin to all our friends and family. Very clean and decorated perfectly. After a long day on the slopes we sank into the recliners with a fire in the fireplace - so comfy. The beds put us to sleep immediately, they were so comfortable too. We had everything we needed and more; nothing was missing. We have already scheduled our next visit and can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was fantastic to be able to have my 🐕 with us. And knowing after a day's work on our ranch, we all can take a nice long hot shower. The beds was heaven

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125





Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund