HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

NEW 2BR+LOFT SLEEPS 8, QUIET, RURAL WITH SAN FRANCISCO PEAK VIEWS ON 30 ACRES

Daniel M. Leeper

Speaks English, German
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Owner

Daniel M. Leeper

Speaks English, German
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

NEW 2BR+LOFT SLEEPS 8, QUIET, RURAL WITH SAN FRANCISCO PEAK VIEWS ON 30 ACRES

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Ash Fork - San Francisco Peaks Cabin

Cabin; 2 Bedrooms plus loft, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 5 inside, 3 in camper.

Fully furnished new cabin (2010) at 5500 ft. View mountains to east, south and southwest 50+ miles away. Beds 5 inside (queen, twin, double) and 3 outside in new hard sided camper. Full amenities including Satellite TV and radio, DVD, VCR, sound system, air conditioning, computer, washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen. 16 ft. Vaulted knotty pine ceiling and walls with loft. Very quiet with numerous attractions, including the Grand Canyon, easily reached on day trips. It's a very scenic drive to the Grand Canyon south rim only 80 miles away. Equally distant between Las Vegas and Phoenix. For LOCATION click on 'MAP' above photo. For AVAILABILITY and RATES click on 'AVAILABILITY' above photo. Veterans, seniors (65+) and parties of less than 3 receive a 15% discount. LONG TERM RATES CAN BE NEGOTIATED. RATE OFFERS ACCEPTED!!!!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel M. Leeper (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, German

About Daniel M. Leeper

We started building the 'cabin' in the spring of 2007. It was completed in the spring of 2010. We worked with the construction crew from the pouring of the footers until the roof, door, and windows were installed in Nov 2007. From that point on we were the primary 'crew'. We started building the 'cabin' in the spring of 2007. It was completed in the spring of 2010. We worked with the construction crew from the pouring of the footers until the roof, door, and windows were installed in Nov 2007. From that point on we were the primary 'crew' finishing it out, especially the tongue-in-grove pine on the ceiling, the solid pine doors, all the trim work and the kitchen. It was very much a labor of love (and hard work). The first floor has 840 sq. Ft. And the loft has 110 sq. Ft. It has two bedrooms, a bath, and a large 'great' room which contains the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. This is where the 'living' is really done. The San Francisco peaks, about 50 miles away at 13,000 ft. Are clearly visible through the huge picture window. Except for the summer months they are snow covered. We live in phoenix and drive up to the cabin usually around noon on Friday and stay until Sunday. Schedule permitting. We have stayed for a week or more at a time. We love the views, the tranquility, the creature comforts and the solitude. There are plenty of old abandoned railroad beds for hiking, biking or toy riding. The beds were constructed in 1881 when the Santa Fe built the first railroad through n. AZ. The cabin is furnished with many pieces of northern white cedar from Michigan - beds, end tables, rocking chair, settee in the loft and on the front porch. The Hugh buffalo head greets you upon entry. His name is 'Yavapai Tatonka.' this area was settled by the Yavapai Indians and Tatonka is Aavajo for buffalo. One unique aspect - this 15 acre property some 12 million years ago was a volcanic field and sat where flagstaff is today. Picacho Peak,

Daniel M. Leeper purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Daniel M. Leeper chose Ash Fork

We built this cabin from the ground up including working with an architect, positioning the cabin on the 15 acre parcel on which it is situated, and finishing the cabin inside and out to suit our tastes. It was our desire to have a weekend home that was modern and comfortable yet one that retained the rustic charm of cabins first built when 'manifest destiny' drove the white man across the plains to the Pacific Ocean after the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803-1805. We wanted a lot of wood. We wanted simple, unfinished furniture. Our preference was not to see another house around. We wanted the house to be accessible in a medical emergency which meant locating it relatively close to highway 66 (about 100 yards away) and accepting some light traffic noise. In 1987 while relocated from ft. Ord, CA, to Ft. Knox, KY, I remembered driving along i-40 and seeing Bill Williams mountain and the San Francisco peaks in the distance while driving right by Picacho butte and thinking to myself, 'What a beautiful place. I'd love to live here someday.' Well, fate brought me to Phoenix in June of 2000 and it wasn't long after that I rediscovered northern AZ and the area I had fallen in love with in 1987. The cabin is on a 15 acre parcel. We were fortunate to find this particular property because it sits very high up on the eastern side of a ridegeline that runs north and south. The views of the San Francisco Peaks, Bill Williams mountain and all the way south to Mingus mountain and Bradshaw mountain near Prescott are simply hard to find on one location. We were fortunate that the land 'perced' so a septic system could be installed and an electricity line was less than a mile away. It still cost $50k to run an electric line to the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

If you're a train lover, one of the main transcontinental lines of the BNSF with over 100 trains a day is only about 3 miles away. You can hear the engines and the whistles from the cabin when the windows are open. Every night in the hot summer time it's possible to open the windows and enjoy the summer breeze hearing an occasional coyote howl or cattle moo from the cattle on the open range around the cabin. If you want to sight see you could stay at the cabin for a month making day trips to the Grand Canyon (north and south rims), up to monument valley and arches, Bryce canyon and Zion national parks, east to Winslow to the La Posada hotel designed by the first great southwest female American architect Mary Jane Coulter, to the meteor crater about 30 miles east of flagstaff, skiing on the San Francisco peaks in the winter time, gambling in Las Vegas, visiting museums, attending plays and enjoying wonderful restaurants in phoenix and Scottsdale. Nearby is Sedona with it's unique southwestern charm. Finally, there's the petrified national forest, the painted desert, Bearizona Wildlife park in Williams, riding the grand canyon railroad from Williams to the Grand Canyon, visiting peach springs with a jeep trip all the way to the west end of the Grand Canyon and seeing Havasupai falls. There's also the Wapatki national monument some 30 miles north of flagstaff on HY 89. Finally there's a 200 foot long registered and protected Petroglyth wall that the cabin caretakers, Richard and Jacque Clayton, would be delighted to show to you. As if that weren't enough, the cabin comes complete with a resident artist, Jacque Clayton. She is a very accomplished artist originally from California who would be delighted to receive a commissioned painting request from you for a portrait, landscape, birds or whatever. Richard, her husband, is a native American of mixed ancestry who has a fascinating background and wonderful stories to delight everyone about native American history.

Guestbook comments from the owner

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO STAY AT YOUR CABIN. RICHARD WAS AN AMAZING HOST. HE WAS FRIENDLY AND FULL OF INFORMATION. VERY WELCOMING. WE APPRECIATED THE TIME HE TOOK WITH US. THE CABIN WAS VERY CLEAN (CLEANER THAN SOME HOTELS WE'VE STAYED IN) AND BEAUTIFUL. FULL OF PERSONAL FLARE - WARM AND INVITING. WE LOVED THAT IT WAS REMOVED FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF TOWN. THE NIGHT SKY WAS AMAZING - KIDS REALLY ENJOYED HEARING THE OCCASIONAL COYOTE. I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED OUR STAY HERE. WE TOURED THE GRANDCANYON FOR TWO DAYS AFTER LEISURELY MORNINGS. RODE THE GRAND CANYON RAILROAD ONE DAY. OUR FAMILY ARE HUGE TRAIN FANS. BUT WE ALSO ENJOYED TAKING OUR OWN CAR AND STOPPING AT EACH VIEWPOINT. WILLIAMS, AZ, WAS QUAINT AND WE LOVED VISITING THEIR LOCAL EATING PLACES. WISH WE COULD HAVE HAD ONE MORE DAY TO JUST STAY NEAR THE CABIN AND TAKE IN MORE OF THE COUNTRY OUTDOORS. BUT THAT JUST MEANS WE WILL HAVE TO COME BACK. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO KIND AND GENEROUS. AND FOR ALLOWING US TO MAKE SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 19

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 50 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
average rating of 4.967742 based on 50 reviews
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5
My first impression of the property upon arriving was different than the morning after. We had driven 15 hours the first day, and 9 hours the day of arrival. I was tired, and my expectations were easily-satisfied as long as there was somewhere to stretch my legs and rest.
I admit to being fairly drowsy the first night, and the sheer beauty of the entire place, the cabin included, didn't sink in until the first morning, where I was woken up by a view of the sunrise and a group of hummingbirds drinking from their feeders outside the window.
The craftsmanship of the cabin was very impressive! Being from the city, it was the first time that I found staring at the wall before falling asleep to be very relaxing. The furnishing and personality to the cabin was wonderful, and even though I didn't expect we would use or need it very much, the food pantry was very helpful and we found ourselves buying fewer things to eat than during our typical vacations.
The cabin was very neat, and we did our absolute best to keep it that way and respect the lovely art and decor!

After purchasing proper footwear for it, we spent hours exploring the 30 acres of the property every single day that we were there, whether it was early in the morning to see the sunrise, or late at night to hear the coyotes howl. The sights were lovely, and we didn't have to leave the property to see that.

Everything was almost exactly as described - just better.
I would not only recommend this to someone, but I would love to return there myself someday soon.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms my heart to read such a glowing review. I'd much rather have a guest find the cabin experience to be more than expected. It's great to have the art work, interior decoration and the entire property appreciated like this guest did.
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
5

Unique atmosphere and good people to work with

  • 5 out of 5
This cabin isn't close to anything, but it's ideally placed if you want to make day trips to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Williams, etc. The cabin itself is a draw, if you are looking for something different. The setting is rural cattle country. If you want privacy, quiet and the chance to hike and see wildlife, it's awesome. Everything was clean and worked great. Kitchen was totally stocked with needed basics. Owner and local caretaker are smart, honest, straight-up and reasonable people. It's good to meet and transact with people like them.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated having Scott and his family from Chicago as guests. You meet the nicest people through vrbo and homeaway! We appreciate the kind comments. Hope they will come back again sometime.
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
Oak Forest
5

Peaceful and serene!

  • 5 out of 5
The cabin is incredible! It is very peaceful and serene, and very well kept. We prepared most of our meals in the full-service kitchen. The views are gorgeous! Saw many birds, rabbits and a young buck growing into antlers. The property was fun to hike. It is conveniently located near many landmarks and was a great place to rest after the many adventures we took during the day. The cabin offered all of the comforts of home plus more! The beds were comfy for a good nights rest. We also enjoyed watching a bit of television to unwind. We can't wait to go back!!!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind comments. Thanks so much for submitting your review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and would welcome you back again with open arms!
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
5

Beautiful scenery

  • 5 out of 5
Had a woderful time at the cabin.It was very comfortable and well stocked with everything you could think of. Was close enough to get to all the area attractions yet far enough out of town to get to enjoy the scenery and view some wildlife. If we go back with the grandkids we would absolutely stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind comments.
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Quiet Getaway Near Grand Canyon

  • 5 out of 5
My fiance and I stayed at Dan's cabin for 3 days in early March. We were looking for a quiet, dog-friendly cabin near the Grand Canyon and definitely found it. The cabin was in a great location -- about 30-40 minutes away from the Grand Canyon and sits on the same property as another house about .5 mi away.

The cabin was clean, cozy, and had a nice little fenced yard for the dogs. It was everything we were looking for.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind comments. However, there is one factual error. The cabin is on a 30 acre parcel with no other structure on it. The house referred to is on another parcel and cannot be seen from the cabin.
business
New 2br+loft Sleeps 8, Quiet, Rural With San Francisco Peak Views on 30 acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3006355
-+1 480-321-6171
Ash Fork Grand Canyon
United States
5

Quaint, comfortable, felt like home!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time at the cabin - had everything you needed in the kitchen, well maintained, clean, and QUIET! Went for hikes on the property - breathtaking views and unable to hear any road traffic. Would love to stay there again!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return!
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
SELIGMAN
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
PRESCOTT
Nearest Train
20 Miles
WILLIAMS
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Historic Highway 66
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
SELIGMAN
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Arizona Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

The property is ideally situated on Historic Highway 66 (AKA the 'Mother Road') in a quiet, rural location yet only 5 miles from I-40 with numerous day trips possible or to use as a 'base camp' for overnight stays in nearby locations. Nearby are the Grand Canyon (90 miles), Petrified Forest, and Painted Desert National Parks. In southern Utah there are the Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks less than a day's drive away. In Southwest Colorado there is Mesa Verde National Park and the town of Durango (one day's drive away) with the famous Durango Silverton Railroad. In Williams (25 miles west on I-40) you can enjoy the Bearizona Wildlife drive through park and ride the Grand Canyon Railway (www.thetrain.com). East of Flagstaff (55 miles west on I-40) is the Meteor Crater and the La Posada Hotel (Winslow). North of Flagstaff is the Wapatki National Monument of ancient native American ruins and further north the famous Monument Valley, a Navajo National Park. Las Vegas is 3.5 hours to the west. Prescott is only one hour south with many historic buildings and excellent restaurants. The Phoenix metro area which includes Scottsdale is 3 hours to the south. In the cabin is a map showing the wagon train routes used in the 1800s and the cabin sits on one of the main routes that crossed through northern New Mexico and Arizona to California. In 1881 the Santa Fe railroad built one of the first transcontinental railroad lines through the area which is why all of the towns were founded in 1881. While parts of the original route have been abandoned providing excellent biking, hiking and ATV road beds, the basic route is used today by the BNSF railroad as a main transcontinental line with over 100 trains a day. The cabin is about 3 miles from that line. The cabin is located in the San Francisco Volcanic Field which is over 12 million years old. The area is very rich geogolocally with most of the mountain peaks being extinct volcanoes. The land on which the cabin sits, a 15 acre parcel, some 12 million years ago was located where Flagstaff is today. The North American Plate has moved some 50 miles to the west during that time. Sunset Crater to the east of Flagstaff is the location of the last volcanic eruption only 900 years ago. Some 50 miles to the west is the town of Peach Springs which offers jeep tours to the Canyon as well as the access road to the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Finally, as an item of interest, there is nothing but wilderness north of the cabin all the way to the Grand Canyon 50 miles to the north. If you hiked due north from the cabin you would intersect the Canyon at Havasupai Falls. Overall, it is an extremely interesting area with numerous sights and intriguing geography. A large relief map of the entire state of Arizona is located on the wall in the cabin for your viewing pleasure. There is even a 200 foot long ancient native American petroglyph about 10 miles away (5 miles on dirt road) that is protected but available for viewing.

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Photos

Photos

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Ash Fork, Grand Canyon

Rental Basis:
property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
FALL 2014
16 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$394
for 2 nights
From
$159
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$814
$1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER 2014/15
1 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
$330
for 2 nights
From
$128
From
$144
Fri,Sat
$708
$1,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 15 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$394
for 2 nights
From
$159
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$814
$1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER 2015
16 May 2015 - 15 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$458
for 2 nights
From
$191
From
$207
Fri,Sat
$1,133
$2,728
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL 2015
16 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
$394
for 2 nights
From
$159
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$814
$1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER 2015/16
1 Dec 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
2 night minimum stay
$330
for 2 nights
From
$128
From
$144
Fri,Sat
$708
$1,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $75
Tax Rate 6.32%
Notes LATE ARRIVAL FEE: ARRIVALS AFTER 10 PM SUBJECT TO A $35 SURCHARGE PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOSTS UPON ARRIVAL FOR BEING INCONVENIENCED. VETERANS, SENIORS (65+) AND PARTIES OF LESS THAN 3 ALL GET A 15% DISCOUNT.
Personal checks and credit cards (thru PayPal) are accepted. There is a 3% surcharge for using a credit card (4.5% for international use). A 50% deposit confirms the reservation with the balance due 30 days before the arrival date. The mandatory cleaning fee is $75.
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ash Fork in Grand Canyon

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa opens to make a double bed.
    Camper (outside) - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Up to 3 can sleep in the hard sided camper outside.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Confirm Price & Contact

Enter dates to calculate a quote