Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona

Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 23, 2014
The rustic, western experience Bunk House has a queen & twin beds

Located in the cool pines of Northern Arizona, We are near Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona, Sedona, Oak Creek, Montezuma's Castle & Cliff Castle Casino. The Petrified Forest & Painted desert is about a 2 hour drive. Ideal for family retreats, a couple's romantic week-end, or hunters who don't want to set up camp. It's all set up for you.

Our cabins are about 100 years old with plenty of rustic character. We can offer a soothing atmosphere not provided in the city limits. We are in Parks, Az. which is 1/2 way between Flagstaff & Williams.

Quite often we see elk in the early evening summer days, so we walk quietly & watch for them. You will be in awe looking at the clear night skies, the scent of fresh air, & the far away sound of frogs in a pond. So many things the busy city hotels can't offer or sell. Please take time to hear the sound of silence on a clear moonlit sky.

About the Bunk House: You will enjoy this quiet, peaceful old shot gun cabin we call 'The Bunk House' Built in the early 1900's out of railroad ties milled in Flagstaff, it is now a refreshing escape from today's fast pace. While making it comfortable for our guests we have also preserved the rugged atmosphere. A stay in this rustic old cabin is a great way to enhance your Arizona experience. We have been here since 1984 but didn't convert the Bunk House into a vacation cabin until 2008. We simply put our family heirlooms in there for decor. It will take you back in time. We are so far out in the country that we have to haul our water from a local well. The clean air & quiet atmosphere makes it worth it. (yes we do have running, hot water for your convenience ) But please conserve given that our 'well' is a truck. In addition to The Bunk House, for larger groups we have opened up 'Roger's Cabin' as a spare bedroom. It has a queen bed & bathroom. A stones throw from the Bunk House.

About the area: We are fortunate enough to have national forest on the north & east side of our property. In the summer there is usually a herd of elk that come in to graze, it's an awesome sight . We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon & about 90 min. from the Petrified Forest. We are located in a central spot for a lot of northern Arizona sights. In Flagstaff is the Lowell Observatory & Northern Arizona Museum. Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is about a 45 min. drive. The Bunk House is not 100% isolated, a cabin like that is hard to find. But it's out in the country.

We love to share our state with you so please feel free to ask any questions about any sites in the area. We live on site & love having the world come to us by way of our many versatile guests.

If you are lucky enough to spot a small herd of elk across the fence, please don't chase after them. Believe it or not we've had that happen & they spooked so bad that we didn't see them for the rest of the summer. Move as little as possible & they will hang around to graze.

Call for any questions you might have about the area or the Bunk House.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

They met for the first time in 1962 when Andy came to her parents home to pick up older sister, Renee, for a date. Shortly after meeting they began casually, secretly dating & cruising the streets of Route 66 in Holbrook, Az. in Andy's hot rod Ford truck. Secretly dating because they shared a common story as with so young girls and 'parental intervention.' A young man being just a few years too old & a little too wild, a little too 'Andy' so thought her parents. So giving up the fight, they went their separate ways in 1966. However, in 1997 Andy went on a search & rescue mission. He would find her [ through information given by that same older sister] right here in Parks, only 100 miles from Holbrook, in an old log cabin where she had lived since 1983.

With both of them being raised in the culture of Route 66, in small town USA, this little spot in the Kaibab forest fit like an old boot. They married in Dec 1997, lived part time in St. Johns Az until Andy retired from Salt River Project as a plant mechanic in 2007. Since that time they have been able to live here year around.

BTW, they had the privilege of having her Mother live in their home for a brief period until her passing in 2002. She dearly loved & repeatedly apologized to Andy for the way she & Linda's dad had treated him.The grown man that had always loved her daughter was still that same boy. But not at all who she had, for so many years, thought him to be.

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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p190403
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Flagstaff Arizona
SURPRISE
5

Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
This place is adorable. Rustic and authentic interior. Never missed the stove. Went quading to lava tubes very cool, nice ride. Saw herd of elk and deer. Host Andy very informative. They are accomodating without being nosey. Great trip!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your review. we are very new at this and appreciate input we get. so glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven.
all the vest,
linda
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p190403
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Flagstaff Arizona

Great stay

  • of 5
A very good spot to stay if planning to visit either Sedona or the Grand Canyon. Easy access to I-40, and not too far from either Flagstaff or Williams. Very good accommodations, in a quaintly themed cowboy bunkhouse. Everything was accurate as described in the listing. Andy and Linda were very accommodating, and accessible if we were to have a question. Highly recommended!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
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Flagstaff Arizona
5

Wonderful family get away!

  • 5 of 5
Cute, cozy…it was a wonderful family get away!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
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Flagstaff Arizona
5

Everything you'd expect from a log cabin!

Everything you'd expect from a log cabin!
  • 5 of 5
We were looking for an authentic log cabin to stay in while we explored the Grand Canyon. We weren't disappointed! Loved cooking our breakfast and dinner on the barbecue. Beautiful scenery to wake up to.

2 hour drive to the Grand Canyon made it perfect base. That huge bed is so comfy too!

Linda very thoughtful and helpful before and during our stay. Would love to come again!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
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Flagstaff Arizona
Las Vegas NV
5

A GREAT BREAK FROM THE CITY.

  • 5 of 5
It is awesome. The large bed was a bit firm but turned out to be just right. We took long walks in the woods and it was very relaxing. There is a store within walking distance that made great food. We also saw the elk that came to the back yard. Everything is as stated in the ad and the owners were always available if I had any questions.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Rustic Cabins in the quiet tall pines of northern Arizona
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p190403
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Flagstaff Arizona
5

We loved staying in the Bunkhouse.

  • 5 of 5
The setting is beautiful and easily accessible to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff. We brought our dog and were so happy to discover that less than one quarter of a mile up the road was an entrance to Kaibab Natl Forest where we could walk and enjoy the beauty of Arizona in a very personal way.

Chris and Linda are perfect hosts and our stay went without a hitch. We're already planning a return trip.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, I wish we would have had time to visit with you guys. I'm envious of the trip you guys made. Now I want to do that with my own family.
We certainly do feel flattered that you chose the Bunk House for your get together!

Location

From the Owner

I've have never lived in the city, being out in the country suits me. So these old cabins that were fixer uppers in the beginning were perfect. A quote from my dad 'Linda, please don't move here' But a few years later he loved it out here. Andy says it was 'home' from the first time he walked in the door. (1997) This piece of heaven has been home for several horses in our life. Chief was the last and we miss him. He's gone to a home where he can be used as a pleasure horse more often. We could saddle up, open a gate and ride as long as we wanted without having to trailer him out. I don't know all of the history of the first 83 years of these old cabins, I do know the last 30 years with all of the trials of snow, freezing water pipes & driving my own water in a truck which I didn't think I could handle. But the beauty of the winters & summers have always been worth it. I would do it over again, without a doubt. Never guessing in my wildest dreams that one day I would share the rest of my life with Andy here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Flagstaff at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rod's Steak House in Williams at 13 Miles Nearest Golf : Williams at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Grand Canyon Railway at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : Historic Route 66 Walking distance at 0.05 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Historic Parks in the Pines store & deli at 0.02 Miles Nearest Ski : Williams at 13 Miles Car: necessary

We are north of Interstate 40 just off exit 178. Not in any city limits it's quiet & easy to find.

Hunting area 7 west. Elk, deer & wild turkey

Going west on Interstate 40/Route 66 take exit 178. Go right ( north ) to the 'T' in the road and turn left ( west)

You will then be on an original section of Old Route 66. There is a historic country store on the corner of Old 66 & Spring Valley Rd. You will turn right (north) there. Not far up the road on the right ( east) is the Bunk House. Parks is more of an 'area' than a town with a population of less than 1,000 people. We don't show up on google maps.

Other Activities: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway & Bearizona. In Flagstaff there is N. Ariz Museum & the Riordan Mansion.

Ski: We are about a one hour drive to Snowbowl which is located north of Flagstaff. We are west. So to get to Snowbowl from here you would go back into Flagstaff and then go north up to the ski lodge. Be safe on your drive. The road from Flagstaff up to Snowbowl is a narrow road shaded by pine trees quite often the snow/ice on the road doesn't melt. There are several housing districts there so the traffic can get busy.

The 'Local Services & Attractions' that are listed are in Flagstaff or Williams. A We are in the middle.

A drive up Spring Valley rd. will take you into some open and very beautiful country. We often see deer and elk when driving all the back roads. A lava tube is near & anasazi pictographs.

The beautiful red rocks of Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon is not far to the south east.

Pine Country Cafe in Williams & LaFonda Mexican Food in Flagstaff are favorites.

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • Extra adult charge $30
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

In order to receive a full refund on your deposit:
Please wash all the dishes & place in the cupboard, & wipe doown the microwave
Do NOT use any bath or kitchen towels on the BBQ grill or anything else that would leave a permanent stain
We provide a vacuum, lint rollers, rags for any clean-up
Most of all enjoy your stay!
Andy & Linda

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

From the Owner

The age & area here attracted me. The first time I walked into the main cabin I was in love. You can't buy or create 'old' & this much history. It's centrally located for almost everything in this area you would want to visit. We are about an hour from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, & Snowbowl. Close to us is Bearizona, Flagstaff, hiking & historic downtown Williams with all of the festivities it has to offer. The pine trees are so tall & thick we can 'barely see the forest for the trees' We have a fire pit or fire ring in front of all 3 cabins. Mother nature provides wood just across the fence for the out door fires. In our reviews 'quiet' and 'peaceful' seem to be the general consensus. That's what it is for us.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Roger's Cabin - toilet, shower, In Roger's Cabin. Added for $75/nt. Prop #255456
  • The Bunk House - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • The Bunk House has a combination tub/shower, sink & toilet. The unattached cabin, 'Roger's Cabin,' has a shower & toilet. The sink is in the kitchenette area. Roger's Cabin can be added on for an additional $75/nt for larger parties. Both cabins are furnished with towels, hand towels, face towel and hand soap.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen, private bedroom
  • Lil Buckaroo Room - 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, bunk beds/private bedroom
  • Roger's Cabin - 1 queen, unattached/private. Additional charge
  • Roger's Cabin. Add an old log cabin prop. #255456 - 1 queen, $75/nt in addition to The Bunk House. Extr bed,bath & kitchn
  • The Bunk House has a king in the front part of the cabin, a queen & set of twin bunk beds in the back bedrooms. We furnish all the bedding for both cabins. . 'Roger's Cabin' has a queen bed & it's own bathroom, fridge, etc. Our king and queen beds have memory foam 2' pads on them, super comfy.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The Bunk House has a convection oven, slow cooker,waffle maker, coffee maker & microwave. There are some cast iron skillets, pans and microwaveable casserole dishes. However there is no actual stove. We furnish a vacuum and a few cleaning supplies for your convenience. We also provide real dishes if you prefer them over paper & plastic. There is a picnic table out side for your use. You might want to bring an old sheet or a table clothe to sit on & cover the table because it sits under a large pine tree which drips sap & pitch. Also, while the shade is nice for your car you won't like the 'by-products' of a large ponderosa in the warm summer months. Both cabins are heated with electricity & cooled with an open window. At 7,200 ft we've never needed a cooler. Kaibab forest is on the north & east sides of our property so you don't have to drive to get into the forest.
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