Cares fall away with each bend in the road as you wind your way down south Highway 89 through boulders and forest. The cabin is 5 miles, 10 minutes, from front door to courthouse square. Psychologically, it feels further away as town gives way to the elements, mountain horizons, and starry skies. Settle into the small community of Ponderosa Park, altitude 5700, homesteaded 1884.
The cabin is intimate at 750 square feet, an open floorplan with high ceilings, many windows, two bedrooms, covered porch and fenced backyard. The design is simple, artistic, cozy and familial.
Many ways to fill a day: light a fire in the fireplace and share stories, grill on the back deck, swing on the front porch under cover of the rain, cook in a well-stocked kitchen, hike the surrounding Prescott National Forest and Indian Creek.
Or make your way easily into Prescott for amenities and amusement. Come sit awhile...
It snows on average six times during the winter in varying amounts. Ponderosa Road is plowed and snow on the ground usually melts within a few days. Generally a two-wheel front drive will be fine for access, but following a heavy snow it may be dicey for a couple of days.