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Very Private Horse Friendly Dog Friendly Cabin in the Pines

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The cabin was completely renovated in 2011 with a strong feeling of the old west.The large stone fireplace along with propane heat keep the cabin warm and cozy. The spacious upstairs loft features queen size and full size beds. There is one single rollaway available for extra sleeping downstairs. Kids love the separate bunk house out back. Kitchen has all the features of a modern home with a dinning table and bar. Bathroom has a shower/vintage claw foot tub combo along with a washer and dryer. All towels, linens and paper products are provided. There is a covered wrap around porch that features views of Myrtle Point, gorgeous pine, juniper and oak trees. Renters can relax around the table on the porch which has plenty of room to enjoy an outside meal. A year round spring attracts wildlife with frequent viewings of elk and turkey. We encourage you to bring your horses -- the riding is fantastic in the Tonto National Forest, which is right through the back gate. There are two 12x12 clean horse pens. Water provided. Renters are responsible for their horses feed and vet supplies.

We do not allow ATVs on the property except during hunting seasons. There is a 4 adult limit.

More Details

Owner
Gino Ater
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Gino Ater

I live next to the cabin in a log home I built in 1986. I also own the old log ranch house on the property that dates back to 1898, which I am renovating.

Gino Ater purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Gino Ater chose Capital Territory & High Country

I bought my land in 1984 with the intent of building a vacation home. Having grown up in Tempe, my family would often come up to the Rim area for fun. After completion of my home I seemed to spend more time here and less in Tempe. In 1993 I moved here full time.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy. Solitude. Wildlife. Excellent hiking and horseback riding. The views from almost any where on the property are incredible.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Payson
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Double D
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Payson
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
HWY 260
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Kohl's Ranch
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Sunrise
Car: necessary

The cabin is 3 miles from Tonto Creek with excellent trout fishing. Elk and turkey are commonly seen on the property. The Highline Trail is 2 miles away. Several other maintained trails are close by including Horton Creek which is 3 miles east. Restaurants and bars are 8 miles away. Payson, 22 miles away, offers antiquing, restaurants, bars, and a casino.

Amenities

Payson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has an antique claw foot tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • The roomy upstairs loft has one queen and one full size bed. There is a roll away single in the closet. The bunk house has 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking

Reviews

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Very Private Horse Friendly Dog Friendly Cabin in the Pines
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews
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5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you folks enjoyed stay here!! I hope to see again for a return visit.
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5

Loved the remote location and access to Tonto National Forest!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of sleeping room. With my husbands limitations we loved sleeping in the bunk house and the upstairs was perfect for our daughter's family/dog. We so enjoyed being able to walk out the back gate and go hiking. We also enjoyed walking around the main roads and seeing all the animals both wild and domestic. Just an awesome trip for us who were missing the mountains, nature, and peace & quiet. The only issues were lack of pot holders, kitchen towels, and keeping our daughters large, older dog separated from Django while they were enjoying the awesome horseback ride you recommended. Your dog is so sweet, we did enjoy his visits. Our final night, Royce and I sat out by fire area and thouroughly enjoyed the brilliant star gazing. I am sure Royce and I will be back to stay again. We are also looking at the paperwork you gave us and will be in touch about that. Thank you so much again. It was great to meet and visit with you during our stay. You were a wonderful fountain of knowledge of the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara and Royce I'm so glad you folks enjoyed your stay here. My apologies for not having pot holders and dish towels at the cabin . I had washed/dried them at my cabin and forgot to bring them over. Next time you visit just let me know and I will take care of any of your needs that I can. I hope to see you back at Dead Mule Ranch soon for another stay. Thanks so much for the kind words Gino
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5

Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, surrounded by God's creation

  • 5 of 5

What more can one ask for? Our family was delighted in spending time together going for walks, sitting in the porch and exploring. It was beautiful. Thank you Gino for having your cabin available at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An "Arizona Diamond"

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Our family had a good time here. Quiet and peaceful with games around the fireplace, dinner from the grill and wine on the porch each night. We had fossil hunting treks through the woods (one trip accompanied by Django) and played baseball and frisbee in the nearby field. The highlight for our 9 year old was finding clear crystals known as "Arizona diamonds" at nearby Diamond Point--after Gino kindly showed us what to look for. Our 15 year old enjoyed having his own bunkhouse out back. The cabin and Gino are the real deal. Hope to be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always glad to help the young ones in their search for fossils, Arizona diamonds or, if they are lucky, an arrow head. Django loves to welcome guest both human and canine to the ranch. And he is always ready to play or go on a walk to show them around. Glad your family had a good time here. Please do come back for a future visit!!
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5

Gets Better Every Time

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Dead Mule Ranch and it just keeps getting better! My boyfriend and I flew in from LA and Boston respectively to stay at DMR this year so you know it must be something special. The easily accessible National Forest gave us a nice break from our busy lives and the relaxing setting makes it easy to forget about the stresses of every day life. As many people have said Gino and Django are some of the highlights of staying at DMR, and we look forward to bringing our husky back next time. My favorite parts include the wrap around porch to watch the thunderstorms, the cozy fireplace, and the occasional surprise visit from Django. We will be back again next year!

Jess, Scott, and Mila

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you folks were able to coordinate your flights from far away to spend a Valentines get away here at DMR. When guests make the journey from a distant local to stay here I realize they enjoy staying here as much as I enjoy living here full time. Django was glad to get some ear scratches from both of you but I know what he really wanted was to run around and have play time with Mila. We both look forward to all of you visiting again when your schedule permits.
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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.