|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Becker Lake Wildlife Area and encircled by wildflower gardens, the guesthouse is an ideal getaway for bird-watchers, hunters, fishermen, hikers, skiiers and families seeking a peaceful retreat in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Once the outbuildings of an old ranch, the rock building was converted to living quarters and occupied by the present owners before it was turned into a guesthouse. Built of local volcanic rock in the 1940s, it has served as a feed granary, tack room, bunkhouse for migrant workers, storage facility and truck shop. Legend has it that Aldo Leopold and John Wayne walked these grounds as guests of previous ranch owners. Their horses would have been corralled here while they visited.
The 600-square foot Blazing Colt Inn has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining areas and laundry facilities. It comfortably accommodates 4-5 guests. An adjoining, 400-square foot bunkroom is available for an additional $50 per night. With 1 queen and 2 twin beds, it can accommodate 4 additional guests, with an open air option available in summer months. It offers an ideal 'camping' experience for kids.
The Blazing Colt Inn is both unique and simply fabulous. It is a real southwestern outpost, authentic, and absolutely fun. We spent 4 days and three nights at the "Inn", with three grandchildren, our son and his wife (7 people in all) and loved every minute. Karen is the best hostess ever, shared lots of information really cares about her guests. We cannot say enough great things about "Blazing Colt Inn", rustic, charming, intimate, clean, and functional (as long as you are not expecting the "Ritz"....with room service etc., you will truly enjoy this quaint little jewel). There is a reason this facility gets five stars ,they have earned it...PS we will be coming back.
I was in the area for business, but did not want to just stay in a motel so was lucky enough to find this special place. Happy to report that I was their first paying customer too!
Very peaceful setting overlooking a protected area. Comfortable rooms with everything you may need an more.
I highly recommend this place for people who are in the area for work or play.
Karen is a great host and I felt at home right away. This property suited me perfectly for the week I was in Springerville. It's in a beautiful, tranquil area but still close to the Main street. The stone house is so very comfortable and has an interesting history as well. I highly recommend it!
This homestead was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations! The owners are so helpful and friendly, which made our stay even more memorable. We had plenty of room, amazing scenic views and an all around perfect family vacation. I would HIGHLY recommend this place and will definitely be back hopefully sooner, rather than later. Thank you Karen & Jack, we look forward to our next stay at the Blazing Colt Inn!
I really enjoyed my stay in this guest house - it was comfortable and very well decorated, in a great setting. The photos are quite accurate. It was clean, well furnished, and well maintained. You need a car to get here and to go to all the nearby attractions. I like museums and there are some fun ones in the area, and the area is also good for outdoor activities. Karen and Jack are very friendly and helpful to visitors.
Our family chose the Blazing Colt Inn as we were intrigued by its history and because from the pictures and description it appeared it would meet our needs for a home base while vacationing in the White Mountains. It not only met our needs, but surpassed them with flourish! The Guesthouse was decorated beautifully in Southwest design and fully stocked with the fundamentals needed for housekeeping (i.e. olive oil, spices, laundry detergent, and nice shampoos and conditioners) Much care and thought was put into library, the kitchen and the needs of their guests. Not only was the house a gem, all of the gardens around the place were so charming and with such attention to detail. We all enjoyed our time inside and out.
The location was perfect for our home base needs, as the Black River, Big Lake and Greer were easy drives for fishing. Kids and Grandkids made a day of visiting the Acoma Pueblo, and yet right at our back door (literally) was the Little Colorado Riverwalk and Wildlife Preserve, as well as Becker Lake. It was so quiet and there were more stars than can be counted.
Hosts, Jack and Karen were exceptionally gracious, warm and inviting. We enjoyed visiting with them and loved their two dogs, Fergie and Scarlett.
We look forward to not only a revisit to the White Mountains, but also to the Blazing Colt Inn.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Becker Lake Wildlife Area and encircled by charming gardens, Blazing Colt Inn is an ideal getaway for bird-watchers, hunters, fishermen, hikers and others seeking a peaceful retreat in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Half a mile away, Becker Lake Wildlife Area's Lakeview Trail is a one mile loop following the western edge of Becker Lake to an observation platform overlooking the southern marshy end of the lake. Here waterfowl and shorebirds can easily be seen and occasionally a herd of deer or antelope. The River Walk Trail meanders along the Little Colorado River for a half-mile. Mule deer can often be spotted grazing nearby.
For birdwatchers, Blazing Colt Inn is located within the Upper Little Colorado River Watershed IBA which encompases approximately 27 miles of the Little Colorado River from its headwaters on Mount Baldy flowing northeast to the Wenima Wildlife Area. The 7,079-acre Mount Baldy Wilderness Area lies within the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache National Forest. With elevations varying from 9,000 to 11,400 feet, it includes habitat for Mexican Spotted Owl and Northern Goshawk. The 355-acre Wenima Wildlife Area is a river riparian habitat that stretches over two miles along the Little Colorado River. Two hiking trails provide easy access to both streamside and upland areas. Numerous waterfowl, birds, and raptors can be seen, including Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Belted Kingfisher, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and a variety of migrating warblers and songbirds. Both Mountain and Western Bluebirds are found in the junipers in winter. Wintering Bald Eagles are present in substantial numbers on all the area lakes. (http://aziba.org/?page_id=648)
The Casa Malpais Archaeological Park, located near downtown Springerville, is the premiere archaeological site in the White Mountains of Arizona. This unique site is known as a 'fissure pueblo' because ancient peoples built within fissures in the extensive basalt lava flow. It also features an astronomical calendar, great kiva, ancient stairways, and rock art from the Mogollon culture. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964, guided tours to the site are available from March through November. The 3/4-mile hike rises 150 feet in elevation along steep, rocky terrain. The Casa Malpais Museum, located in the Springerville Heritage Center is open year-round. (http://www.casamalpais.org/)
In addition to the Casa Malpais Museum, the Springerville Heritage Center includes a Visitor Center and art gallery displaying the works of many talented local artists. It also houses the Renée Cushman Museum, consisting of a donated art collection which “includes a Rembrandt engraving, pen-and-inks by Tiepolo, and an impressive collection of European antiques, some dating back to the 15th century” (Fodor’s). Exhibits of area history and pioneer families offer visitors a glimpse into the area's past.
The White Mountains of Arizona are an angler's paradise and several state fishing records have been set in the area's pristine freshwater lakes and streams. Trout are the most prevalent species, with rainbow, brown and brook trout the most abundant. The White Mountain Apache trout is found on the West Fork of the Black River, one of the few areas in Arizona and the only place in the world where these trout exist. Talented (and lucky) anglers may also find themselves hooking some large- and small-mouth bass, catfish or even sunfish. From novice to experienced, all anglers in the White Mountains enjoy dramatic pine and fir forests, dotted with dramatic aspens. The scenery is the perfect backdrop for any fishing, whether you are reeling them in or not. The landscape may be the reason that, throughout the year, fishing never stops. Late spring, summer and fall angling is popular across the region. Winter ice fishing is also available depending on weather conditions. (http://www.azwhitemountains.net/fishing-arizona-white-mountains.cfm)
Arizona offers some of the best hunting in the nation and Blazing Colt Inn lies within AZ Game & Fish Department's (AZGFD) Hunting Unit 1, which boasts world-class elk along with antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, mountain lion, javelina and turkey. Quail, rabbit and waterfowl are also found in this area. Big game hunting is permitted by the AZGFD through a lottery system. (http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/draw.shtml)
Sunrise Park Resort is one of two ski resorts in northern Arizona and is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Blazing Colt Inn. During the summer, the resort offers scenic lift rides, hiking, biking and horsebackriding. (http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/)
Restaurants, shops and antique stores throughout the White Mountain region - Springerville, Eagar, Greer, Alpine, Show Low, Pinetop and Lakeside - also offer ways to spend a leisurely day.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Bunkroom if > 4 GUESTS||$50|
|Bunkroom: (second night)||$50|
|Notes||WARNING: The additional charge for the bunkroom, which accommodates up to 4 additional guests, is $50 per night. The quoted amount is likely to be wrong if (1) you do not need the bunkroom (deduct the two $50 bunkroom charges), or (2) you need the bunkroom for more than two nights (add $50 for each additional night over the two quoted above). Please adjust the quoted amount accordingly.|
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