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Secluded Forest Retreat with Gorgeous Views of Mogollon Rim - Area 22

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) or Wedding pkgs

All the comforts of home - yet secluded in the tall pines of the Tonto Natl. Forest this 3 bedroom 2 bath retreat has it all. Everything you need to have a relaxing time is already here- you just bring the food. Only 2 hours from Phoenix, 20 minutes outside of Payson. There is hiking, biking, ATC riding, relaxing creekside or viewing the Mogollon Rim from a 380 sq. foot deck or seeing stars like you have never seen them - we want you to build memories of this vacation!! With a very limited number of private residences sitting among the hundred of acres of tall pines, this new home has spacius and clean bedrooms and a very modern kitchen.

We also have a special cowboy themed- destination wedding package for you and your family that includes ; gun slinging (fake of course) cowboy attire staff, tables and chairs for up to 50 people, Vickie performing your official wedding ceremony and Ben cooking your cowboy style dinner for up to 50 people. We have a lawn style shed that opens up to serve as a wedding bar and can move staging and upscale porto-johns to the property. For more details, including pricing - contact Vickie.

Keywords: forest, secluded, retreat, honeymoon, family, get-away, trails, hiking, mountain ranges, nice weather, cool, large, open space, cool weather.

More Details

Vickie Faber
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Sign Language
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

About Vickie Faber

Vickie has owned this property since the early 90's when it was just a solar powered, cord style log shack. My family has built many memories through the years and enjoyed sharing the place with family and friends. After rebuilding in 2005, Vickie decided to share the small piece of heaven with other's who might appreciate the peace of this secluded mountain hide-away. It is our families hope that you leave here with some great memories of a splendid vacation or wedding and that those memories last a lifetime.

Vickie Faber purchased this house in 2009

What makes this house unique

Very few places are available for private ownership in this area of Tonto Natl. Forest. It sits just under the Mogollon Rim at approx. 5500 foot above sea level so the climate is mild to moderate compared to Phoneix. The place sits next to Ellison Creek that flows year round as well as a fulyl stocked trout pond. The property is surrounded by tall pines and juniper's and the 52 mile Highline trail can be reached within a few hundred feet. Each time we go we see amazing wildlife: bobcat, eagles, wild turkeys, javalinas, rabbits, elk, deer, coyotes and SO much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joanne wrote: "Had a wonderful weekend up north with Landon Pickering and Marianne Robb. Hated to leave the beautiful scenery, cooler temperatures and good times to come back to work. Thanks Vickie Faber Owen for the use of your place and Marianne for helping us catch to many fish!"
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Payson in Gila County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Special Up scale Port-o-Johns can also be delivered to the property for wedding and larger events with the owners permission.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Both spare rooms, Portable Twin or Single Beds (2) On property can be brought out for extra sleeping area. Special wedding bunk rooms also available through wedding package purchase. - Seasonal ONLY -
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
Hammock, patio furniture, tall pines, flowing creek, fish stocked pond, telescope, cool summer weather,


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Secluded Forest Retreat with Gorgeous Views of Mogollon Rim - Area 22
average rating of 4.848485 based on 68 reviews

Gorgeous and remote - just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Holiday here, and it was beautiful! The home is cozy and modern. The yard was perfect for our daughter and nephew! We’ve never seen such a variety of wildlife anywhere we have stayed. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed there two times and want to go back. It is so clean and has everything you could need in the cabin from dishes to games. I love sitting on the front porch and hearing the elk bugling and sometime getting to see a few passing through. It's close to the rim and the lakes which make a great day trip of fun.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great long weekend near Payson!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the house! The elk bugling every evening was truly a treat. It seems there were many bulls in rut in the forest surrounding the neighborhood. Thanks Vickie.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice size for three people, well equipped, and in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is located very close to the rim on a well-graded dirt road. The area is beautiful and remote. I would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellison Creek Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great home and beautiful views of the mountains from the deck. There were lots to do in the area, however, we did a lot of relaxing. We were able to let our dog in the back yard with out supervision due to the pet friendly fence. The whole property was beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So -So

  • 3 of 5

The house is very nice. The cool, clean air was a welcome change from the valley. However. The yard is a disaster of weeds, thistles, dust ( or mud when it rains) and ruts. There is a road/traffic both on the front side and on the back side of the lot. Neighbors are in spitting distance.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to please all of our guests- First...lets talk about weeds. We are in the middle of the forest, there are trees, weeds, dirt, mud, sometimes bugs- everything a place in the woods would encompass. This couple never contacted us about any weed issues or anything else for that matter during their stay. HSecondad they made contact we would have made sure thibgs wete right. This property is a full acre with one house in 12 acres on one side and someone 2 acres away on the other. Owned properties in this setting are few and far between and the road has a DEAD END/PRIVATE PROPERTY signage at the entrance so its traveled by homeowners and sometimes forest service personnel. We provide toiletries and detergents that are septic safe that this couple choose NOT to use even after several discussions and damage they caused to our septic system which cost us over $1000 to rectify. EVERYONE else whom stays here has no issue with. Finally- My family went out of their way, driving 2 hours to assist this couple in picking up and mailing medical eqt they left at the property after they had completed their stay. I will rate these clients accordingly as well for other vrbo owners to see. No good deed -indeed!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Payson Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Double D In Tonto Village
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Highway 260 and Beeline
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
See Guide
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rim
Nearest Point of Interest
Tonto Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Horton Springs Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Payson Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Diamond Point Rock Quary
Nearest Point of Interest
Tonto Creek FIsh Hatchery
Car: necessary

Just a few miles from fish hatchery, on site ATV and mountain bike trails, 52 mile Highline Hiking Trail and National Park's, 20 minutes to cinemas, shoping, restaurants, antique stores and much more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Payson, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundabe security £107.41

PLEASE BE ADVISED, VRBO HAS A SERVICE FEE APPROX 9% - WE HAVE A DISCOUNTED PACKAGE IF YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH US AND/OR IF YOU ARE A RETURNING CUSTOMERS. Rates are subject to change at any time until Contract is signed by both parties. Reservation not complete until Contract and funds have been received. Pet's must be discussed prior to booking - additional security deposit may be required for them. Additional charges of up to $50 per night typically apply to holiday booking. We also have an EXTRA special wedding weekend package for all the family and guests that you MUST Ask about!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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