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Peaceful natural riverfront setting only 3 miles from town

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2BR 2BA fully equiped with river and mountain views

Fully renovated classic 1954 cabin with a fully equipped kitchen, all new stainless appliances, brand new full size LG washer/dryer, gas fireplace, high speed internet, 32 inch flat screen satellite TV, Verizon cellphone service and land line telephone with free US long distance. Queen bed in master, 2 twin XL's in second BR that can convert into a King. Queen futon in screened porch. All towels and linens provided. Back yard includes a gas BBQ, and 2 hanging basket chairs to melt in while enjoying the scenery.

Ken Hogan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Investigaciones españolas dan la bienvenida.
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ken Hogan

Ken and Ardith are semiretired professionals, he a pharmacist, and she a human resource professional. We fell in love with a classic cabin in East Verde Estates built in the center of the first 2 lots sold in the subdivision formerly used by the Tonto Apache Indian Tribe as their summer recreational and hunting area. Arrowheads and other artifacts are often found in the yard after being exposed by a heavy rain.

The little red cabin was built in 1954 and passed down through the generations and was eventually owned by the large extended family. Sadly, it was seldom used and fell into disrepair. In 2012, the family agreed to sell the property and we were lucky enough to purchase it.

One year later, with lots of money, blood, sweat, tears, this small jewel of a home sits completely modernized on 2 of the most private and desirable lots in the community, beckoning guests to enter and enjoy this historic area's splendor and serenity.

Ken Hogan purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Ken Hogan chose Payson

Visiting East Verde Estates, bisected by the East Verde River, for the first time is best described as love at first sight. Between the friendly neighbors, daily wildlife encounters, majestic granite and sandstone cliff formations, grandad sycamore and cottonwood trees, crystal clear night skies, and cool mountain breezes, you may never want to leave.

What makes this cabin unique

Relax in the hanging hammock chairs while watching the occasional river otters, the resident great blue heron, ducks, deer, elk and bald eagles or just listen to the breeze rustling through the trees.

On cool crisp evening nights, enjoy sitting in front of the gas fireplace while reading a book or watching your favorite movie, all while knowing that shopping, restaurants and lively entertainment are only 5 miles away.


Payson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bath has a large walk in shower Guest bath has a bathtub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin extra longs can be combined to make a king
  • Master bedroom has 1 queen bed. Second bedroom has 2 twin extra longs that can be combined into a king.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Perfect place to relax, but plenty to do if you're adventurous or like to explore. Great base camp from which to explore Arizona. Moderate 'perfect' climate avoids the heat of the Phoenix Valley, or extreme weather of higher elevations.


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Peaceful natural riverfront setting only 3 miles from town
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews

Fun- Fun-Fun

  • 5 of 5

I had a very nice time, Ardith took me hiking with the Pine hikers, Ken took me to old Indian sight in his jeep. Also revisited the Apache Trail along with other activities

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I opted for a quiet escape with our 2 Yorkies and hit the jackpot!

First, the cute 2 bedroom cabin. This is a 1950's cabin that the owner's completely remodeled a couple of years ago, saving the original wood floors. There is a picture book on the fireplace showing the transformation. It has everything you could need, just bring your food. We cooked on the grill one day, but checked out local places in Pine & Payson most of the time.

The location is just 5 min. from Payson right on the East Verde River. You can walk along the river in both directions. The dogs loved it. The Elk, finally saw them on our last night, walked right along the fence and were sometimes in the yard. You can here the river running as you sit on the enclosed porch or out in the large yard. You have neighbors, but this is a very nice, quiet neighborhood, nestled into a canyon. If you bring your furry friends, they will get some small burrs in their feet depending on the time of year. No big deal, but be prepared.

The owner, Ken, is super nice and can recommend places to go, etc. We searched thru a lot of listings before deciding and were very happy with our choice.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lots of things to do here, or...nothing if you prefer. Personally, I like to get out into nature then sit on the porch with a beverage, listen to the river and watch the wildlife. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. Happy Anniversary!
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Tranquil cabin, great owners, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of June at the East Verde Riverfront cabin. From the initial inquiry until the day we left, Ken and Ardith were totally accommodating! The cabin was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need during our stay. The kitchen was great and easy to work in. Having 2 full baths and an extra bedroom allowed us to spread out a bit, especially when we had visitors.

The screened-in porch was a delight. We read, dined and just hung out there. Our cat loved sitting in the windows watching everything outside.

We thoroughly enjoyed all that Rim country and Payson have to offer... But most of all spending time at the cabin and with our hosts! We very much look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You really seemed to pack a lot into your month. We're glad you took some time to relax. You also turned us into bike racing fans. Someday, we will attend the Tour De France. It's nice to see people enjoying the cabin and this area as much as we do. Thank you for the great review! Hope to see you again.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, and the surroundings were even greater. Its located right on the riverfront with beautiful scenery and fishing. The cabin was fully equiped with everything we needed. Ken, the owner, is super friendly and helpful. On the day we arrived he was out of town, but he made sure his cleaning lady stopped by to make sure we settled in and had everything. Overall, we really loved his place and enjoyed our stay.

-Nikki and Boris

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to see how much fun your two toddlers were having at the cabin. Its really nice to hear kids' laughter. The weather and the fish all seemed to cooperate for you. Hopefully, our cabin can become an annual tradition for you and your wonderful family.
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The Payson area has so much beauty to offer. We enjoyed hiking, biking and rock hounding as well as just relaxing on the awesome porch and watching the river go by. An incredible variety of birds and animals were seen, even a coatimundi! But best of all were Ken and Ardith themselves. So friendly and accommodating. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. We already have our reservation in for next year!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to see people enjoy our natural beauty and peaceful surroundings as much as you did. It was also nice that you allowed for relaxation time to simply sit and watch nature pass by the porch. We have lived here for 12 years and you visited some areas that we had never even heard of. Now, we have a new list of local places to go to. We are already looking forward to your visit next year.
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A Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Found the cabin to be clean, well equipped and peaceful. We can't wait to go back during the dog days of summer. The screened in porch was wonderful. We liked the fact that our dog could run around within the fenced yard. We enjoyed our weekend getaway and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! You are welcome back anytime. Hopefully, we'll have time to show you some of the really interesting and unpublished spots in our area. Payson is Arizona's diamond in the rough. Gorgeous area and ideal climate.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 87/260
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Italian, Mexican, Thai, Steakhouse, Chinese
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Flagstaff Snowbowl, Pinetop Lakeside Sunrise
Nearest Beach
swimming on site
Car: necessary

Located on a large private fenced lot (160 feet by 100 feet) overlooking the beautiful East Verde River in the center of Arizona's Rim Country, this fully renovated historic cabin features abundant wildlife, fishing, hiking and relaxation. Enjoy the excitement of the nation's oldest rodeo and the cool evening open air concerts in Green Valley Park. Don't miss the Tonto Natural Bridge, the largest natural tavertine bridge in the world or visit the famous Zane Grey Cabin in Payson. Just a short drive away are the quaint villages of Pine and Strawberry and a only a 2 hour drive to the Grand Canyon.

Take in an evening with the slots at the new Mazatzal Casino, admire ancient indian ruins, or hike the the famous Arizona Trail.

Legally registered ATV's allow access to hundreds of miles of forestry roads directly from our driveway.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.6%

Our goal is to provide each and every guest with a most enjoyable and unforgettable visit. Please do not hesitate to notify us immediately if anything does not meet your expectations. There is no sales tax on reservations of 30 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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