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Mountain Holiday Getaway; AZ Snowbowl Ski -1 Mi; Canyon 60 Mi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

At a 7,400' elevation, Snowbowl Mountain Hideaway has magnificent views of the San Francisco Peaks and sits nestled in rural surroundings. The forest area is located near the front of house and is literally within 1 minute walking distance to trails for hiking/biking.

This home has the best of both worlds. The back of house has a country-like setting which sprawls over 2 1/2 acres of grassy meadow terrain. Wildflowers crop up during the summer months where one hesitates to run the tractor to mow! The winter seasons bring wonderful snowfalls that leave picturesque views across the valley. A wooded area of ponderosa pines are scattered on the west side of the property. The side yard and all around the back of perimeter of yard is completely fenced in.

Here, one can sit and enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee on the deck/balcony in the morning, and cap off the day with a glass of wine in the evening - perhaps capturing the herds of elk heading down from the nearby forest to graze in the distant pastures. There is a variety of wildlife in the area; elk, deer, coyote, skunk, badger, raccoon, and even black bear. Overall, one never tires of taking in the serene sites of the countryside and mountain views. Other homes sit sprawled out on one or two acre lots.

In the evening, the extremely clear skies make this is a wonderful place to star gaze and one doesn't have to wait long before making a wish - seeing their first falling star of the night!

The house is approx. 1,800 sq feet. It has a Kitchen/Dining Room which is open to the main Living Room area. There is a wood burning stove that sits in this room supplying appealing warmth/ambiance for those chilly Fall and Winter seasons. A cathedral ceiling is over these rooms.

The Kitchen is a full kitchen with microwave/electric stove/refrigerator. There is a large pantry for storage. The Kitchen has ample counter space for preparing meals and for seating, in addition to the table in Dining area. The outside deck/balcony has an additional 500 sq feet of extra space with picnic table/umbrella along with deck furnishings for comfortable and relaxed seating to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Master Bedroom has a king-size bed, and is located on the west side of the house, with a full bathroom attached. There is also a large walk-in closet in the Master Bedroom. On the other side of the house, beyond the Kitchen/Living Room area, are the other two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have two single beds in each room/dressers/end tables. (The 3rd bedroom has a day bed with trundle, that easily pulls out to a single bed). There is a full bathroom across from these bedrooms and a utility room with washer/dryer accommodations. A fully stocked linen closet is located at the end of the hall.

In the Living Room area, a queen-size fold-out sofa bed can be utilized to accommodate additional guests upon requests.

All bedrooms/Dining/Living Room areas have glass (arcadia) doors that lead out onto the deck/balcony area in the backyard. All of these bedrooms have wonderful views of the Peaks.

The two car garage sits separate from the house and has ample room for bikes etc. There is plenty of parking in the driveway if one has an RV or trailer.

Keywords: house, cabin, home, forest, mountain

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Julie Bruggeman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Julie Bruggeman

Profile picture: Unobstructed view of the San Francisco Peaks - picture taken from back deck area.

Julie Bruggeman purchased this house in 2004

Why Julie Bruggeman chose Flagstaff

The location of our home is in a rural/country setting and has spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks/forest areas. The four seasons in Flagstaff have allowed our family to escape the heat of the Valley during the intense summer months while giving us the opportunity to enjoy fall and winter activities. This house is located approximately one hour from the Grand Canyon, and one mile away from the entrance road to Arizona Snowbowl Ski area. Nearby hiking/biking/sledding for all to enjoy. The home is a short distance from downtown Flagstaff.(appr. 7mi).

What makes this house unique

One of the main benefits of staying at this property is getting away from the busyness and fast-paced city life. Here one can relax, experiencing the tranquility of bygone days. This is how life should be — definitely more down time and outdoor living. Of course I can't stress enough the million dollar views from this property!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Mountain Holiday Getaway; AZ Snowbowl Ski -1 Mi; Canyon 60 Mi
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 reviews
341 S. Old Bridge Road, Anaheim, CA

Gary L

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a very special week at this 'Mountain Getaway' enjoying life. Spent morning and evening time on the deck enjoying an incredible view. We were treated to regular visits from Elk, Mule Deer and resident Chipmunks. Grandsons spent hours playing in the fenced 'yard' (yard is an understatement... it's huge). Mountain air, warm days, cool nights, and QUIET unfamiliar to a city family made the experience very memorable. With this incredible home as a base we were able to enjoy the Grand Canyon, Wupatki Indian Ruins, Northern Arizona Museum, mountain hikes, and even a rodeo in Williams. This home is everything advertised and beyond. Must be experienced to appreciate!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1

Comfortable house with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped for relaxing and preparing meals. It is a bit out of town so need to get food and supplies while in town. View is magnificent and hiking trails nearby. Loved the week we spent there.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mountain Holiday Getaway. The house is close enough to Flagstaff to spend some time exploring but far enough out of town to feel like a real mountain vacation. We spent our first night exploring Flagstaff and enjoyed dinner and a beer before the rest of our party arrived. The Mountain Holiday house was a great base for our other excursions to Bearizona in Williams (highly recommend) and the Grand Canyon. We loved that the house allowed our children to run around and be themselves while not having to worry about the amount of noise a 7 year old and a 2 year old boy make. We enjoyed the fireplace every evening and early morning and we even got to see a ton of elk on our last morning in the cabin. The house had everything we could possibly need and more. We've already talked about making this trip a family tradition and we would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located. Great place for a quick getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I needed a place to watch the Perseid Meteor shower near Flagstaff, and this property fit the bill perfectly. Far enough out of Flagstaff that there was no light pollution blocking our view, but close enough that heading into town was no problem at all.

Cabin was clean and in good shape with all the amenities we needed for a large family with small children. When we're back in Flagstaff, we'll definitely look at staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matthew! The balcony/deck area is a wonderful place for stargazing!! Just need to dress warm because cooler weather is upon us. Please visit us again! Dave and Julie
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The house and property are great and the views are incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the house and gorgeous views. We spent much of our vacation time hanging out on the spacious deck that runs the full length of the house. We cooked most of our meals on the grill, eating on the picnic table, playing board games and taking some beautiful pictures. The owners have a large collection of books and dvds that our family enjoyed in the evenings. We were able to walk out the back of the house and take walks in the national forest. Just down the road is a scenic chairlift that took us up to the top of the very mountain that we spent so many hours looking at from the deck. That activity is not for anyone with issues with heights!

...Our trip set out as a destination trip to see the Grand Canyon, which we did see and enjoy, but we enjoyed our time at and around the house even more.. Our family is already planning a winter trip here to the Arizona Snowbowl area and hope to stay at Julie and Dave's mountain home. Tbanks Dave and Julie for a memorable family vacation!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dawn. Very happy to know the family enjoyed their vacation. Please come and see us again!! Dave and Julie
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Great place to stay near Flagstaff.

  • 5 of 5

We had a seamless stay. The communication was excellent. The home was well-equipped with a beautiful view.

The lack of A/C was a bit of an issue due to the hot weather during our late July stay. I imagine it is not usually an issue at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, the hotter it is in Phoenix, the warmer it becomes in Flagstaff:) Although, since the house is at higher elevations than the city of Flag, it stays a little cooler. The evenings have always been very comfortable. The ceiling fans and portable fans around the house, help in the earlier parts of the day if temperatures rise before the monsoons hit in late July. We have never felt the need for air conditioning like one requires in the valley (Phx):):) Dave and Julie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Flagstaff Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 180 (to Grand Canyon)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Snow Bowl Lodge
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Snowbowl Ski Resort (1 Mile to Resort Rd)

Arizona Snowbowl Ski-1 Mi. to Entrance Road from our home. Wing Mountain Snow Play area -3 mi; Flagstaff Nordic Ctr. (cross country Skiing) 9 mi. (all activities off HWY 180) Hike/Bike in National Forest adjacent to home. See & hear the elk, deer and wildlife at sunrise and sunset. 7 miles to downtown Flagstaff.


Rates & Availability

Fort Valley Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
NAU graduation 2017
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Snow Removal $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.9%

$50 Snow Plow Removal Fee (only applicable to driveway) will apply during the winter months. Refundable if service not needed just prior and during the time frame of the reservation. Our rental agreement refers to this same info.

International travelers: 1.25% processing fee on credit card payments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Fort Valley Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4 altogether)) 2 Twins in 2nd bedroom, Trundle bed in 3rd bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size pull-out sofa bed in Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
All rooms have extensive glass facing San Francisco Peaks, offering views and direct access to deck.

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