2 Master Suites in a cozy casita surrounded by beautiful Ponderosa pine trees..
About Julie O'Connell
Hello 2018 Mountain Travelers and Welcome to The Pine Cone Casita! What's new for the 2018 season? We just put a brand new Samsung, 49 inch curved screen TV, in the Casita. You have full access to all your favorite TV shows on DirecTV, but now the screen is absolutely spectacular to watch. Tom and I are so excited to share our Pine Cone Casita with you. We bought this beautiful property in 2013 after traveling to various places around the US, looking for just that special place to retire and enjoy. We knew we both wanted to be in the mountains somewhere that had excellent golfing for Tom, and miles and miles of trails for me to hike on. So, after visiting Tom's sister and her husband in 2011, at their Villa in Torreon, we were hooked! Tom played the golf courses of Torreon, the Cabin and the Tower course, and was just awed by the mountain courses' beauty. We knew this was the place for us! When we found the property on Yarrow Lane, we just fell in love! it has everything we were looking for in a home. The Pine Cone Casita would be perfect for visiting guests, travelers, and family alike, and we know you'll be very comfortable during your stay!
Julie O'Connell purchased this Guest House in 2013
Why Julie O'Connell chose Torreon
You will love the peace and quiet of the Pine Cone Casita, as we are on the back of a cul-de-sac. Because the Casita doesn't have a full kitchen, we don't take reservations for longer than 10 nights. We just don't want you to come up to Show Low and be disappointed that there is only a grill for cooking. Our property is located on the 17th green of the Cabin course of Torreon. We just love the astounding beauty of Torreon. The air always smells so fresh and piney from the trees. We think you will enjoy going for long walks around Torreon and the golf courses. Or, explore Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop. There is so much to do in the White Mountains. There's hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and all the outdoor activities the mountains offer. Or, if it decides to rain, you can venture out to our movie theatre in Show Low, or head up to the movie theatre of Pinetop. There are restaurants to try and unique shops to explore, The weather is spectacular in the summer. If you are looking to escape the heat of the Valley, or are just looking for a really unique place to get away, The Casita would be the perfect place for you to stay to enjoy all the amenities Show Low, Arizona has to offer. INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.
What makes this Guest House unique
Our Casita is a 760 square foot guest house with two, full master suites. All the counter tops are granite, with beautiful knotty alder cabinetry. The living room, as well as the bathrooms, have very nice tiled flooring. One bathroom has a shower, and one bathroom has a tub/shower. Each bedroom has a King size bed, and each is a Sleep Number bed! You can adjust the beds to whatever firmness setting you feel most comfortable with. The Casita is equipped with Wi-Fi. The leather couch is a very comfortable, electric, reclining couch. There is also a fireplace in the living area, there's a nice breakfast bar that seats four, and the galley kitchen has a microwave oven, small, tuck-under refrigerator, dish washer, Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of coffees/tea, blender for your morning smoothies, toaster and toaster oven. It has a washer and dryer, and filtered water spigot at the sink. We provide laundry, bath and kitchen soaps, towels, wash cloths, kitchen utensils. The grill on the front porch is a Weber electric Q grill. Very simple to operate!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:19
Parking on paved driveway or in overflow area on driveway only. No parking on patio next to Casita.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The Pine Cone Casita is a wonderful little place to come back to at the end of the day!
We loved our two night stay at the Pine Cone Casita. It was so quite all day and night. Surrounded by a forest of Ponderosa Pines, a great place to get away from it all!
Not too far from Painted Desert of Petrified National Park. The town of Show Low is a wonderful little town, a must see. The Cattleman's Restaurant is a great place to go for dinner. We had a great time! You won't be disappointed.
We stayed at this cabin over the weekend. Everything was clean the place was very cozy. I would recommend this place
Casita in Torreon
Our family loved their stay in this perfect little 2 br Casita. Beds were comfortable and everything worked wonderfully. Great place and Julie was so easy to work with.
Recent Stay in July
This was our 2nd time renting this property and it was as awesome as last Fall! Julie and Tom are fantastic hosts. The casita is perfect for 2-3 people. It is well furnished with clean comfortable bedding. All the amenities are top notch.
John, thank you so much for choosing to stay with Tom and me again! It was very nice to meet your children and Brooke! Come back to stay anytime!
Julie and Tom
The whole experience was fantastic. The casita has everything you would want. It is comfortable, beautifully furnished and so quiet. Loved sleeping with the windows open and watching the new curved screen tv from the reclining sofa in the evening. There is no stove but there is a grill, microwave and toaster oven. Easy to heat up meals or barbecue. Owners, Julie and Tom are available, if needed, and so nice. It really is a beautiful place to stay!
Perfect Casita for couples or small family
This was a perfect base for our group of 3 attending a family reunion in the area. We had everything we needed after long days with extended family...comfortable beds, privacy, a beautiful, peaceful setting, with a well stocked kitchenette and bathrooms. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating and we would would definitely recommend the Pine Cone Casita.
Show Low, Arizona is a truly charming city. It is The Gateway to Arizona's White Mountains. The quality of life in Show Low is unequaled anywhere.
There is a wealth of things to do in the mountain community. Show Low is known for its summertime golf. The weather is so comfortable, and the smell of pine trees permeates the air around you. You can enjoy 7 different courses. Our favorite golf course is, of course, Torreon's Cabin and Tower courses, but wonderful public courses to try are the Silver Creek Golf Course, and Bison across the street from Torreon.
The wildlife and outdoor recreation offered in Show Low is spectacular. You could see deer, elk, bear, antelope, mountain lion, turkey, and a large variety of birds and animal species. We've had entire herds of elk run right through our backyard! There are over 2 million acres of National Forest land adjacent to Show Low and over 40 lakes and streams in the immediate area. Camping and hiking are very popular activities.
The White Mountains Trail Systems are the pride of the Show Low community, and provide over 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Our favorite trail is the Mount Baldy trail system. Mount Baldy is absolutely stunning, as you wind your way along the creek, and view amazing mountain peaks all around you. After your hike at Mount Baldy, we'd recommend that you stop in Greer, Arizona, and eat at either the Rendezvous or Molly Butler's. The history of these restaurants is fascinating, as well!
ATV riding is quickly becoming a very popular activity in the surrounding forests. You can also rent a trail horse at Torreon's Equestrian Center, if you'd like to head out into the ponderosa pines.
Sunrise Ski Resort is located a short 36 miles from Show Low and offers 65 ski runs and 10 chair lifts. The resort also offers separate snowboarding and cross country ski areas.
Other sports recreation you can find in the area is tennis, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. There are over 85 parks in addition to Torreon's Family Center's park that can be found throughout the City.
The area casino is the Hon Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. It houses slot machines, blackjack tables, and a poker room. The center also offers live entertainment 6 nights a week.
Just ask us what we would recommend, and we will be glad to give you some ideas!