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READ OUR REVIEWS! Escape the heat, explore Northern Arizona. Great for families!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Comfortably Sleeps 8! 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, over 2100 sq ft.

In the middle of it all, yet away from it all... Elk Meadow Cottage is the best of both worlds. Our house is just 5 miles off of I-40 and bordered on 3 sides by the Kaibab National Forest, giving you privacy, peace, and quiet. Yet, it is also conveniently located just 20 minutes from Flagstaff and Williams/Polar Express, and just over an hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona! There is so much to do and see in Northern Arizona and Elk Meadow Cottage is the perfect home base for your adventures.

Our Cottage is nicely furnished, has new, top quality linens, and is kept in immaculate condition. We have many fun outdoor activities as well, including a hammock, zipline, slack line, swing, and horseshoes.

The master bedroom features a king bed and adjoining bath with jetted soaking tub. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms plus a 2nd full bath. Kids love sleeping and playing in the inviting loft space.

Perfect location for your base camp for all the attractions and natural wonders that Northern Arizona has to offer. Access to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Slide Rock Park, Polar Express & North Pole Experience, Grand Canyon Railway, 5 area fishing lakes, and several golf courses.

Relax by the fireplace with a book or enjoy one of the many family friendly movies and games provided. BBQ and dine on the deck under the pines. Cool, fresh, pine scented mountain air in this wooded setting in the Kaibab Nat'l Forest at 7500 ft. The home is located in an area known for wildlife viewing, views of the San Francisco peaks, and access to miles and miles of hiking / biking / cross country skiing trails.

All the creature comforts you expect in a fine vacation home are here for you.

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More Details

Owner
Emily Locke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Emily Locke

Hi :-) I grew up in Southern California, then lived in NYC for a few years (where I met my husband) before settling in Anthem, AZ and starting our family! My husband and I have lived in Anthem for 12 years and have four young children. The Flagstaff/Williams area is a perfect escape from the heat of the Valley during the summer, a gorgeous place to see the leaves changing in the Fall, and a wonderful place to experience a 'real winter' and give our kids a chance to sled and build snowmen!! :-)

Emily Locke purchased this house in 2013

Why Emily Locke chose Canyon Country & Northeast

This place is amazing! We fell in love the first time we saw it. The Parks area is the perfect location, halfway between Flagstaff and Williams. We love the feel of being in the forest rather than in a neighborhood. It really makes us feel like we are "getting away" :-)

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite things about the cottage is the 'Loft', which is a kid-sized play area above one of the upstairs bedrooms. It is such a unique and fun place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! I really can't think of anything about the house that we didn't like. We loved the wood burning stove, and that there were toys to keep our kids busy. The location was perfect, we loved how secluded it was.
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Parks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath (downstairs) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized bathroom
  • All bathrooms linens (bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths) are provided. Bathrooms are stocked with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Queen Sized Air Mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can be comfortably put in several places in the Cottage.
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon with a super comfy, ultra plush mattress topper.
    Pack N Play (1) & Toddler Travel Bed (1) - 2 child bed , Both include sheets and can be placed in any room.
    The Red Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Bed Room - 1 bunk bed , Our bunk bed has a twin on top and a full on the bottom.
    Twins & Toddler - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , The twins can be pushed together and made up as a king.
  • Elk Meadow Cottage has 4 bedrooms, which can comfortably sleep 8+ people. In addition, the Game Room has a queen sized futon. We also have a queen sized air mattress, which can comfortably be placed several places in the Cottage. There are two Pack N Plays & a crib mattress, available for our little guests :-)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have so many fun outdoor activities for our guests to enjoy during the warmer months :-) We have a zipline, slack line, swing, horseshoes, a hammock, and a see-saw!

Reviews

This big beautiful cottage gives you plenty of room to relax and unwind.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 10, 2016

The VRBO Bear and his family had a great time staying at Elk Meadow Cottage! The Cottage is in a very quiet part of a national forest, which was refreshing and relaxing. The four big bears and two cubs had plenty of room to spread out, including four bedrooms to choose from – each bedroom was unique and delightful. The kitchen was spacious which made preparing meals simple and the living room had enough sitting for all of the bears to gather together to watch TV at night. Elk Meadow Cottage served as a great base for the VRBO Bear and his family to spend their vacation enjoying all the glories of North Arizona!

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(123 traveler reviews)

READ OUR REVIEWS! Escape the heat, explore Northern Arizona. Great for families!
average rating of 4.9593496 based on 124 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and conveniently located to Flagstaff and The Grand Canyon. We also visited Winslow Arizona so we could stand on the corner :) we had a great time. Thanks Emily!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful house, amazing sceneries...PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property twice (so far!), and absolutely loved it each time. The owner has thought of everything you could possibly need and is INCREDIBLY accommodating. Great for traveling with families, kids, or even a couple of families. There are pack-n-plays, booster seats, games, toys, etc...things you wouldn't even expect in a rental. Emily goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It's so relaxing and serene there; the scenery is breathtaking. We were even lucky enough to see wildlife on both trips there. And the outdoor activities that are on the property: swing, hammock, zipline. The kids were in heaven (and so were mom and dad)!! We did a lot of hiking/exploring, and Bearizona is a short drive away. Such a wonderful experience for our family! I cannot stay enough good things about this cottage. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home when it is not 95 degrees

  • 4 of 5

This home is very nice and the owner had it well provisioned for our stay. We picked the wrong week to be Arizona with record temperatures as this house does not have air-conditioning. The owner went out of her way to try to make things more comfortable for us including having someone bring us a pedestal fan for the living room, re-providing us with supplies mid-week and even paid for us to stay in a hotel the last night we were there. We would definitely consider this home again when it is not so hot. The only reason we are not giving this rental a 5 is that there should be something telling you on VBRO that there is no air-conditioning.

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

Great place for family vacation near the Grand Canyon!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four spent five wonderful nights at this property in June 2017. It is a beautiful house that has everything you need. The photos do not do it justice. The owner, Emily, is very attentive and really easy to work with. Our schedule changed while planning the trip and I was able to add an extra night with no problem. Emily timely responds to e-mails. The house is easily accessible from Flagstaff or Williams and because it is five miles back in the woods it is quiet and wonderful. I woke up the first morning thinking I heard rushing traffic and it was the wind whistling through the pine trees. I spent most mornings out on the porch with my coffee enjoying the lovely views and quiet. We saw lots of deer and even a random cowboy herding cattle out of the hills behind the property. This is a great location to enjoy the sites in this area. We made several trips to the Grand Canyon which is about an hour away. We had a few meals in Williams which is just down the interstate. Williams has the closest grocery store and lots of attractions. You can also buy your entrance pass to the Grand Canyon at the visitor center. (Kids will like Bearizona.) It was also an easy and beautiful day trip to Sedona for a jeep tour. The house had absolutely everything we needed. We've stayed in several houses booked through this site and this home was the best appointed we've had. The beds were comfortable, there is a lot of room in this house, plenty of towels, great water pressure in the showers, new appliances, everything was really clean and very well organized. It had a really well stocked kitchen with everything we needed - including sharp knives. (A rarity in rental properties) Our teenage boys were thrilled to find there was limited internet access so they were able to keep in touch with their friends and use their electronic devices. It would also be a great house for people with small children. There are several separate living space areas, picnic tables and chairs outside, shelves full of board games, toddler toys in a lovely sun room, a see saw, zip line and hammock. This was one of the best rental experiences we have had. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect rental in every detail

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic! Emily thought out every detail of what may be needed in a stay and made those things available for use. We've booked many homes through VRBO and never had every detail of needs so well thought out.

Our kids loved the games and activities and especially loved the zip line (despite the cold temps!).

The scenery was beautiful- we saw deer daily, along with other wildlife.

We drove to the Grand Canyon every day and the drive wasn't bad at all.

If we are ever in the area again we'll certainly book this home again. And, we'll refer anyone we know going to that area!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy home in scenic beauty

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience from start to finish. Emily was a pleasure to work with--very helpful. Our two family's loved the cottage (especially the loft, for our children). It was a great base for viewing the grand canyon, and we delighted in walking the meadows and sitting in front of a cozy fire on our off day. The home has everything needed for a comfortable stay, and we wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Grand Canyon Railroad (Williams)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 40
Car: necessary

Our beautiful cottage has the convenience of being just 5 miles off of I-40 but is quiet and serene beyond compare. There are frequent wildlife sightings!

Located at the Parks Road Exit off I-40, just west of Flagstaff, this home is perfectly situated to allow you to enjoy the smell of the pine trees and the fresh mountain air, yet convenient to Northern Arizona's most spectacular scenery and attractions including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, and many many more.

Other Activities: Polar Express, Grand Canyon, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, Sedona, Historic Williams, Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory.

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Rates & Availability

Parks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Aug 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Early Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Aug 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.74%

When you call/email for a quote, please include your desired arrival & departure dates, as well as the number of adults and children (ages 0 - 17) in your party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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