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Enjoy a quiet White Mountain getaway in a charming, rustic guesthouse.

Bedrooms 3
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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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Karen Glennon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Springerville Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Avery's, X A Saloon
Nearest Golf
49 Miles
Alpine and Silver Creek golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
US Hwy 60
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Avery's, Rusty Cactus, Safire, Booga Reds
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
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.


Springerville Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is in the main living area.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is within the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Enjoy a quiet White Mountain getaway in a charming, rustic guesthouse.
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
El Dorado Hills, California

Sisters Reunion

  • 4 of 5

I spent 4 nights at this wonderful house with 3 sisters while visiting a 4th sister who lived nearby. It was spacious and had plenty of room for the 4 of us. Would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed it for!

  • 5 of 5

Karen, the owner, is very personable and kind. The house was a great cabin feel and close to a lot. Definitely felt at home and if we needed anything or had any questions she was just a phone call away. Would absolutely stay again. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what I wanted for myself and friends. The owner Karen. Is one of the nicest people I have ever met

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant View, UT

Super cute, quiet and functional!

  • 5 of 5

We were so glad to find this quiet place to stay a few days while driving through AZ. It was clean and well stocked and held our large family well. Just a few miles from a lake in one direction and a grocery store in the other. We enjoyed the outdoor grill and fire pit and our lil kids loved the landscaping. They undoubtedly rearranged every rock there!

The owner lives on site and was delightful to meet. We will stay there again for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and warm

  • 5 of 5

Karen was a wonderful host and welcomed us upon our arrival. The Blazing Colt Inn was exactly what we needed. It was clean and well kept. We would definitely recommend this place. If you have kids there are plenty of things and games to keep them occupied.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Best place, and Karen, is just awesome

  • 5 of 5

We would surely recommend this place, its even more beautiful than the Pics you see.

We were 6 in group the place is big, very peaceful, nice kitchen, Karen has taken care of everything in the house.. she was very supportive of all Questions we had for her.. the day we went, we had snowfall the next evening so we were able to do Born fire as well as we experienced the Snow fall.. the House has everything you need. Just relax and enjoy...

We will be going to this place for sure again.. Thanks Karen for being so great.. Best regards, Kingshuk

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.