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Custom log cabin, 1/2 acre, backs to National forest in Pinetop CC, very private

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps, backs to forest!

Welcome to our 'Knotty But Nice' cabin!

Pinetop was voted "The Best Cabin Region in the US". See the link tab above to see the article by Cabin Living Magazine. It features the perfect blend of rustic and modern with all the amenities that you will need. Escape the city to one of the few true log cabins in the area. Our cabin is located in the beautiful Pinetop Country Club on a heavily wooded 1/2 acre lot. Walk out the back door and into the National Forest where there are miles of forest to explore while hiking, mountain biking, running, and ATV riding or enjoy the forest from the large covered wrap around deck and a brand new flagstone patio with outdoor seating. In addition, there are four mountain bikes and horseshoes to use while you are at the cabin. Very private and peaceful location with easy access year round and only minutes to shopping, dining, and Pinetop festivals. One mile to golf and horseback riding, 5 minutes to Hon-Dah Casino, 30 minutes to Sunrise Ski area.

The 20' cathedral ceiling and tall windows in the great room provide plenty of natural light and the cozy wood burning stove will keep you warm on chilly mountain nights. Although the wood burning stove is nice, it is not the only heat source as there also is thermostat controlled gas heat. Our cabin is beautifully decorated with new wood flooring, new furnishings (including mattresses!) and completely remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and a slate backsplash. There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor (1 king log bed, 1 queen log bed) along with a full bath. The huge master suite (1 king log bed) in the loft has a reading area and en suite fully remodeled bathroom. For additional sleeping, the futon in the loft sleeps two and there is plenty of room for the kids to play in the loft too.

More Details

Mary Jo Venturelli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Why Mary Jo Venturelli chose Pinetop-Lakeside

At 7,265', the elevation provides very comfortable temperatures in the summer, a winter wonderland in the winter, and a mild spring and fall. Easy access to skiing at Sunrise Ski Resort. Pinetop Country Club is the closest development to Sunrise Ski area and has unmatched access to the National Forest lands. The perfect vacation location for all seasons!

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is very private on a 1/2 acre lot backing to the national forest which is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, running, and riding ATV's.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice quiet clean area. Clean cabin with everything needed for our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Knotty But Nice Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was in a great location with unobstructed views of the woods. The furnishings were nice inside and out. The only issue that we encountered was pet hair in the carpeting and bedding in the upstairs loft bedroom. We selected this cabin because it has a no-pet policy and we assumed that no pets were ever allowed or been inside this cabin. My husband is allergic to pet dander and his allergies acted up during our stay. I would suggest that the limited carpet in this cabin gets replaced by the same wood laminate flooring that exists in the rest of the home and that the bedding is also replaced. This will help eliminate the dander that seems to be embedded.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do have a no pet policy due to the unpredictability and damage risk of allowing pets. Even well–behaved pets often experience anxiety in unfamiliar surroundings which can lead to destructive behavior. We do have pets of our own which often accompany us on our visits to the cabin. I am sorry to hear that your husband’s enjoyment was affected by his sensitivity to pets and would certainly have told you about our pets had you asked prior to booking. Our only reference to pets in our listing is “pets allowed=no”. We apologize for the misunderstanding. As far as the bedding is concerned, the bedding we use on the beds for guests, including pillows, is for guest use only and is never used during our stays at the cabin and vice versa. We also have a separate inventory of towels for guest use only. It is possible some pet hair may been disturbed during cleaning and got onto the bedding. We do our best to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness in our cabin and the house cleaner vacuums thoroughly, cleans under beds and couches, etc. after each stay whether it is ourselves or guests.
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Lake Havasu, Arizona, United States

Pinetop rental

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say what a wonderful three days we had in Pinetop at this gorgeous rental cabin. When we arrived everything was spic and span. It had everything we needed. All we had to bring was food and clothes. Plenty of room for everyone!The beds were comfortable and there was a big dining room table. We had the opportunity to play family games around the table. We also used the bikes provided and took some nice bike rides. I would definately want to rent this cabin again. Thanks Mary Jo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Since your visit, we added a brand new flagstone patio with outdoor seating. We hope to see you back next year! Sincerely, Mary Jo & Glenn
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Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I brought my two teenage daughters and each of them brought a friend. There was plenty of room for all of us. The master bedroom in the loft had a king sized very comfortable log bed. There was plenty of room in the loft for everyone to play cards on the floor. My daughter also used the loft to do yoga. There is also a futon in the loft that faces the downstairs. From the futon you can view the t.v. downstairs, read a book or look straight ahead at the beautiful view of the forest.

The downstairs was beautiful with its wood flooring and new leather furniture. There are also two more bedrooms with log beds. The owners had left games and movies for the down time in the evening. The kitchen had beautiful new appliances and everything we needed to cook our meals. There is also a grill outside that we used to grill chicken and sit on the outside furniture.

The cabin is located in a very safe neighborhood. My daughters and their friends took turns riding the two mountain bikes left for our use by the owners. Behind the cabin there are walking paths through the forest. We actually drove down the main street past the Game and Fish Department and took a path that was a 6 mile walking trailing through the forest and through a stream. It was absolutely beautiful.

We had a great getaway and escaped the Phoenix heat for 3 days. I would definately go again and I would recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of all the amenities! Please come visit us again..... Sincerely, Mary Jo & Glenn
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Penn Valley Ca

Awsome Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door we knew that this is what vacations are all about.Loved the hight cellings and all the natural light. It had a a very inviting open floor plan that flowed very well with lots of usable space, we never felt cramped.

The decor and furniture was upscale comfort and very attractive. The wood floors and wall make it very inviting. It has a fully appointed kitchen with all new appliances. It was easy to cook and entertain there. We also enjoyed using the gas grill.Everything was spotless.

The two main floor beedrooms are a good size with beautiful handcrafted beds. The mattresses were sooo comfey, no troubles sleeping here.The master bedroom and bath loft made for a spacious retreat.

We enjoyed sitting on the wrap around deck and enjoying a glass of wine and listing to the breezes in the pine trees.The setting is just lovely with a sense of privicy but not isolation. We also enjoyed sitting out at night and star gazing, the air is so clear.

It was also a bonus to have a washer/ dryer , and bikes to tour around in.

I am looking foward to booking this again soon and definitly would recomend it to my friends. The owner was very promopt and helpful in answering my questions. It was hard to go back to reality.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We always strive to make every ones vacation pleasant and enjoyable. I look forward to you visiting us again! Sincerely, Mary Jo & Glenn
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Peak 3
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring - Off Peak
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Peak
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Peak 2
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable Sec Deposit $250

Additional Holiday Rates are: $235/night with 3 night minimum for MLK, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th weekend, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. Christmas/New Year - 4 nights required - $250/night. 8 people maximum allowed - $250 security deposit is required to hold booking and is refundable after cleaning. Cancellation Policy - refund of deposit with 4 weeks advance notice. SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED.

$250 refundable security deposit is due at booking. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Pinetop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • (2) full baths - completely remodeled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • (2) king log beds, (1) queen log bed, loft/with queen size futon to sleep (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* New wood flooring * Completely remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and a slate backsplash, new appliances: stove, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave * New full size washer and dryer * Both bathrooms completely remodeled. * New linens: new towels, new sheets, and new mattresses * Includes: all pot/pans, dishes, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, utensils, paper towels, hand soap, TP * Wood Burning Stove * (2) king log beds, (1) queen log bed, (1) futon that sleeps 2 * Ceiling fans in all bedrooms * 42' flat screen TV w/cable (DirecTV) & DVD's * Gas BBQ Grill * (4) Mountain Bikes * Horseshoes in the backyard * MP3 Speaker System

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