Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)
We do accept one night stays. 'Email owner' rate chart at the bottom of this section.
Breathtaking views of the Mogollon rim from all decks and windows of this 2900 sq. ft. mountain home which was designed for comfort, family fun, or entertaining guests--all will surprise and delight you! With 800 sq. ft. of decks, 4 bedrooms, plenty of living space, and a two car garage: your stay will be a special get-a-way. Located 200 feet above the East Verde River valley in secluded Whispering Pines community, you are still 12 miles from the center of Payson or Pine. so you enjoy peace and contentment, yet know that the amenities are not too far away.
The great room is marvelous for spreading out in front of the amazing (hand picked) stone fireplace. Views from the near floor-to-ceiling windows almost hypnotize you. A/C if needed.
Spaciousness extends to the master suite, open loft, topping the house with its own bath, dressing room and balcony/deck on the upper two levels.
Mid levels include two more large bed rooms, one king, one queen, a bath, complete kitchen, dining area and the great room furnished to lend itself to enjoying satellite HDTV, reading, games, and conversation areas.
The lower levels include one bedroom, queen size and a bunk bed, another bath, and an amazing oversized game room with a wood burning stove, ping pong table, piano, TVm, games, music, puzzles--even a queen wall bed and pull out bed for extra sleepers.
The kitchen/dining area is complete with microwave, dishwasher, disposal, cookware, dishes, utensils, blender, mixer, coffee pot, toaster, etc. Also stocked with flour, condiments sugar, salt, pepper, spices, oil.--Big table with leaves in hall closet. Good for family or holiday feast. Adjoining patio has table, chairs & BBQ s for picnic style dining.
There are electric heaters under each bathroom vanity in the bed rooms living room and game room. However, the preferred heating method is to sit in front of the fireplace or wood stove with a cup of hot chocolate.
Towels and extra linens are found in hall closet. Iron is in laundry room (lower level, W/D, soap)
If you need anything else, let us know when you leave, so we can provide it for your next visit!
Keywords: Hillside home, surrounded by pines fireplace, wood burning stove, game room,
Email owner for these rates.
ANY 2 NIGHT HOLIDAY WEEKEND-$520
3 NIGHT HOLIDAY WEEKEND------$740
4 NIGHT HOLIDAY WEEKEND------$900
2 NIGHT WEEKDAY STAY-----------$425
ADD AVAILABLE WEEKDAY NIGHTS ANY OF THE ABOVE $140 PER NIGHT
ONE NIGHT STAY--------------------$320
$115 NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING AND $250 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED.
Peaceful Happy Place!
About the Owner
We are at the time of life where we can be our own 'bosses' (retired engineer & English CC teacher.) Our family comes first, then friends (also 4 legged variety) followed closely by golf (him) bridge( us) reading (us); Travel (Our planes head mainly to towns where kids & friends live) Next, Remodeling--him, work--her, inspiration. Club & volunteer stuff-- him HO, her KD; TV--him, sports. her drama!
We have been married for 50 years to the same people! Both: married '59, graduated Kansas State '60, had baby, '61, baby '62; baby '63--in '64 we got a dog!! All goes well.
Peaceful Happy Place!
My family and I spent four nights at the cabin at the end of July. When we pulled up, there was a family of four elk standing right in the driveway! We spent most of our time out on the deck sitting in the swings, taking in the beautiful views. We went on hikes every afternoon and rainstorms rolled in almost every evening. It was just a very relaxing and happy gathering with my family. The big kitchen table sat all of us comfortably, and we even ate dinner out on the deck the one evening it didn't rain. The steps to the basement were a little tricky at first, but before too long, even my three year old was managing them easily. My kids have been cooped up indoors most of the summer (Phoenix heat), so for them, the beautiful weather and nature made the trip! The first place they would go in the morning was out onto the deck. I would definitely go back again! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cabin with us.
The most beautiful place i have ever been in. The view was the best thing to wake up to. Im definitely planing to go back this winter. Thank you for the experience.
A relaxing and refreshing time
What an awesome place. A great review of the forest and Rim. Peaceful and pleasant all around. A great setting for family vacation. Proximity to East Verde River recreation areas was a highlight for the grand children. 17 nights of great enjoyment.
Incredible cabin, view, and super simple process working with cabin owner
We recently stayed at the cabin (13 of us) for a weekend getaway in Payson. The cabin was terrific, offering plenty of space, seating, beds, games, and was immaculately maintained. The views overseeing the forest were fantastic, and the stars lit up the sky as we sat on the outside patio talking the night away. Working with Conrad was super simple, as he provided very directions and an overview of what to expect when we arrived, stayed, and left. The cabin is about 11 miles from the main highway (walmart is off the main highway), so you definitely have peace and quiet. There are plenty of water holes you can drive to within a few minutes to swim / campout for the day. Overall, a terrific stay at a beautiful cabin with a very responsive owner.
A great family retreat!
This is a great place for all the family to get together for some relaxation and fun without feeling like you are constantly bumping into each other! The Nelke home has it all! We particularly enjoyed the balconies and a sense of privacy from the world! We did have regular visits from the area elk family. One evening we had two babies and two mommas...so sweet. The views from every area were breath taking! We all imagined what it would be like in the snow! The game room was perfect for the younger family members to feel like they had their own space! They are still talking about the steps down to the bottom floor! Hope this helps you decide on a lovely place to get away from the heat of Phoenix! The AC was a nice feature during the days on the mountain!! The Nelkes had everything to make us comfortable, gave information on some fishing, etc.. and made us feel very welcome! Thanks for a terrific time!
From the Owner
“We wanted a place away from the valley where all of the kids and grandkids could come and be together. We found the area while visiting friends in Whispering Pines in a gorgeous snowstorm the day after a warm Thanksgiving in Phoenix. It seemed like heaven to be able to share both worlds with only a two hour ride. We wanted in! We had the shell built and completed the house ourselves. We picked chandeliers from Mexico, rocks for the fireplace from all over the country, and furnishings from family pieces, 'gently used' and even broke down and bought a lot. It works as 'eclectic to the max,' The views in this area belong to God--we just bought here so we could share them. There is a feeling in the air here that brings out the best in people which makes them happy.”
Activity and Interests
Whispering Pines 12 miles from the center of Payson, AZ
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates are detailed in the property description. The HomeAway web site does not allow a complete description under rates.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Inviting friends here for a day or a weekend is a joy for us & them. Everyday cares fall away as the pines, oaks, and juniper give the air a certain mountain tang. Actually, The 5,400 feet elevation makes the nights 25 degrees and days 15 degrees cooler than valley temperatures. Here, we have seasons that give us soft spring rain, exciting summer electriical storms, vivid autumn leaves, and frost, snow, & earmuffs. We never tire of seeing the glorious views of 40 miles of Rim that we share with God. Sunsets from the north deck are amazing, and the experience of watching a storm approach through the valley until the new rain finally drives you from your nest in the porch swing inside--unforgettable. We have had many memorable family reunions here--there have been two Golden Wedding celebrations, a Honeymoon--the magic is just beginning. You won't want to forget your time here. Bring your best camera.”
- Away From It All
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Ping Pong Table
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- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Mountain View
- wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (2) One in the master suite loft and one in the deck bed room., Queen size Beds (2) Both front bed rooms have queens., Sleep Sofa (1) Regular size pull out for 2, Bunk Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Queen
- Balcony ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals