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Enjoy a Quiet White Mountain Getaway in a Charming, Rustic Guesthouse.

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bath with optional bunkroom (addt'l chg); sleeps up to 8

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Becker Lake Wildlife Area and encircled by wildflower gardens, the guesthouse is an ideal getaway for bird-watchers, hunters, fishermen, hikers, skiiers and families seeking a peaceful retreat in the White Mountains of Arizona.

Once the outbuildings of an old ranch, the rock building was converted to living quarters and occupied by the present owners before it was turned into a guesthouse. Built of local volcanic rock in the 1940s, it has served as a feed granary, tack room, bunkhouse for migrant workers, storage facility and truck shop. Legend has it that Aldo Leopold and John Wayne walked these grounds as guests of previous ranch owners. Their horses would have been corralled here while they visited.

The 600-square foot Blazing Colt Inn has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining areas and laundry facilities. It comfortably accommodates 4-5 guests. An adjoining, 400-square foot bunkroom is available for an additional $50 per night. With 1 queen and 2 twin beds, it can accommodate 4 additional guests, with an open air option available in summer months. It offers an ideal 'camping' experience for kids.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    As long as they are not afraid of dogs and cats because our pets roam the grounds....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bunkroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Available for extra $50/night, w/ open air option in summer....moreless

  • Master bedroom has an interior 3/4 bathroom and a small, private sitting area. Bunkroom is ideal for kids. In a remodeled garage, the garage door can be opened for an outdoor sleeping experience. Note: there is no separate toilet or shower in the bunkroom; occupants must share facilities with main house guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is in the main living area....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is within the master bedroom....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Overlooks Becker Lake Wildlife Area...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet neighborhood on the edge of town...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats four and there is a kitchen counter that will seat 2 additional people. Folding chairs available if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee and condiments...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    China and plastic plates, bowls and cups (service for 8); silverware; serving bowls; serving utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs/spices, paper plates, paper towels and napkins...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Clean, empty, standard-size refrigerator with top freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Small, apartment-size gas stove with 4 burners; pots, pans and baking ware...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    The closest golf course is the 9-hole Alpine CC (about 25 miles away). Other nearby courses are Silver Creek CC (40 miles), and several in Pinetop/Lakeside and Show Low (45-50 miles)....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    BCI is surrounded by wildflower gardens, with pathways, sitting areas and campfire pits....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sunrise park Ski Resort is about 30 miles away. Jay's Sweat Shop in Eagar rents skis and snowboards....moreless



from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Bunkroom if > 4 GUESTS $50
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Bunkroom: (second night) $50


WARNING: The additional charge for the bunkroom, which accommodates up to 4 additional guests, is $50 per night. The quoted amount is likely to be wrong if (1) you do not need the bunkroom (deduct the two $50 bunkroom charges), or (2) you need the bunkroom for more than two nights (add $50 for each additional night over the two quoted above). Please adjust the quoted amount accordingly.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Springerville Municipal Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Avery's, X A Saloon
49 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alpine and Silver Creek golf courses
1.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 60
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Avery's, Rusty Cactus, Safire, Booga Reds
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunrise Park Resort

Car: Recommended

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Becker Lake Wildlife Area and encircled by charming gardens, Blazing Colt Inn is an ideal getaway for bird-watchers, hunters, fishermen, hikers and others seeking a peaceful retreat in the White Mountains of Arizona.

Half a mile away, Becker Lake Wildlife Area's Lakeview Trail is a one mile loop following the western edge of Becker Lake to an observation platform overlooking the southern marshy end of the lake. Here waterfowl and shorebirds can easily be seen and occasionally a herd of deer or antelope. The River Walk Trail meanders along the Little Colorado River for a half-mile. Mule deer can often be spotted grazing nearby.

For birdwatchers, Blazing Colt Inn is located within the Upper Little Colorado River Watershed IBA which encompases approximately 27 miles of the Little Colorado River from its headwaters on Mount Baldy flowing northeast to the Wenima Wildlife Area. The 7,079-acre Mount Baldy Wilderness Area lies within the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache National Forest. With elevations varying from 9,000 to 11,400 feet, it includes habitat for Mexican Spotted Owl and Northern Goshawk. The 355-acre Wenima Wildlife Area is a river riparian habitat that stretches over two miles along the Little Colorado River. Two hiking trails provide easy access to both streamside and upland areas. Numerous waterfowl, birds, and raptors can be seen, including Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Belted Kingfisher, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and a variety of migrating warblers and songbirds. Both Mountain and Western Bluebirds are found in the junipers in winter. Wintering Bald Eagles are present in substantial numbers on all the area lakes. (

The Casa Malpais Archaeological Park, located near downtown Springerville, is the premiere archaeological site in the White Mountains of Arizona. This unique site is known as a 'fissure pueblo' because ancient peoples built within fissures in the extensive basalt lava flow. It also features an astronomical calendar, great kiva, ancient stairways, and rock art from the Mogollon culture. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964, guided tours to the site are available from March through November. The 3/4-mile hike rises 150 feet in elevation along steep, rocky terrain. The Casa Malpais Museum, located in the Springerville Heritage Center is open year-round. (

In addition to the Casa Malpais Museum, the Springerville Heritage Center includes a Visitor Center and art gallery displaying the works of many talented local artists. It also houses the Renée Cushman Museum, consisting of a donated art collection which “includes a Rembrandt engraving, pen-and-inks by Tiepolo, and an impressive collection of European antiques, some dating back to the 15th century” (Fodor’s). Exhibits of area history and pioneer families offer visitors a glimpse into the area's past.

The White Mountains of Arizona are an angler's paradise and several state fishing records have been set in the area's pristine freshwater lakes and streams. Trout are the most prevalent species, with rainbow, brown and brook trout the most abundant. The White Mountain Apache trout is found on the West Fork of the Black River, one of the few areas in Arizona and the only place in the world where these trout exist. Talented (and lucky) anglers may also find themselves hooking some large- and small-mouth bass, catfish or even sunfish. From novice to experienced, all anglers in the White Mountains enjoy dramatic pine and fir forests, dotted with dramatic aspens. The scenery is the perfect backdrop for any fishing, whether you are reeling them in or not. The landscape may be the reason that, throughout the year, fishing never stops. Late spring, summer and fall angling is popular across the region. Winter ice fishing is also available depending on weather conditions. (

Arizona offers some of the best hunting in the nation and Blazing Colt Inn lies within AZ Game & Fish Department's (AZGFD) Hunting Unit 1, which boasts world-class elk along with antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, mountain lion, javelina and turkey. Quail, rabbit and waterfowl are also found in this area. Big game hunting is permitted by the AZGFD through a lottery system. (

Sunrise Park Resort is one of two ski resorts in northern Arizona and is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Blazing Colt Inn. During the summer, the resort offers scenic lift rides, hiking, biking and horsebackriding.

Restaurants, shops and antique stores throughout the White Mountain region - Springerville, Eagar, Greer, Alpine, Show Low, Pinetop and Lakeside - also offer ways to spend a leisurely day.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

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Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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  • Blazing Colt Inn

    Blazing Colt Inn

  • Outdoor dining area

    Outdoor dining area

  • Living room, kitchen and dining area.  Interior photos by Brett Murphy

    Living room, kitchen and dining area. Interior photos by Brett Murphy

  • Main bath

    Main bath

  • Master bedroom sitting area

    Master bedroom sitting area

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • North courtyard after snowfall

    North courtyard after snowfall

  • Antelope herd along Becker Lake Road

    Antelope herd along Becker Lake Road

  • Bald eagles at Becker Lake

    Bald eagles at Becker Lake

  • Yes, it snows here!

    Yes, it snows here!

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Screened bunkroom from outside at night

    Screened bunkroom from outside at night

  • Campfire pit (fire restrictions possible in the Spring)

    Campfire pit (fire restrictions possible in the Spring)

  • Bird feeders

    Bird feeders

  • Mule deer herd in Becker Lake Wildlife Area

    Mule deer herd in Becker Lake Wildlife Area

  • Before picture taken in 1999

    Before picture taken in 1999

VRBO #507719

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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