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Very Private Horse Friendly Dog Friendly Cabin in the Pines

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The cabin was completely renovated in 2011 with a strong feeling of the old west.The large stone fireplace along with propane heat keep the cabin warm and cozy. The spacious upstairs loft features queen size and full size beds. There is one single rollaway available for extra sleeping downstairs. Kids love the separate bunk house out back. Kitchen has all the features of a modern home with a dinning table and bar. Bathroom has a shower/vintage claw foot tub combo along with a washer and dryer. All towels, linens and paper products are provided. There is a covered wrap around porch that features views of Myrtle Point, gorgeous pine, juniper and oak trees. Renters can relax around the table on the porch which has plenty of room to enjoy an outside meal. A year round spring attracts wildlife with frequent viewings of elk and turkey. We encourage you to bring your horses -- the riding is fantastic in the Tonto National Forest, which is right through the back gate. There are two 12x12 clean horse pens. Water provided. Renters are responsible for their horses feed and vet supplies.

We do not allow ATVs on the property except during hunting seasons. There is a 4 adult limit.

More Details

Gino Ater
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Gino Ater

I live next to the cabin in a log home I built in 1986. I also own the old log ranch house on the property that dates back to 1898, which I am renovating.

Gino Ater purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Gino Ater chose Arizona

I bought my land in 1984 with the intent of building a vacation home. Having grown up in Tempe, my family would often come up to the Rim area for fun. After completion of my home I seemed to spend more time here and less in Tempe. In 1993 I moved here full time.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy. Solitude. Wildlife. Excellent hiking and horseback riding. The views from almost any where on the property are incredible.


Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Double D
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
HWY 260
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Kohl's Ranch
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Car: necessary

The cabin is 3 miles from Tonto Creek with excellent trout fishing. Elk and turkey are commonly seen on the property. The Highline Trail is 2 miles away. Several other maintained trails are close by including Horton Creek which is 3 miles east. Restaurants and bars are 8 miles away. Payson, 22 miles away, offers antiquing, restaurants, bars, and a casino.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Payson in Gila County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom has an antique claw foot tub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • The roomy upstairs loft has one queen and one full size bed. There is a roll away single in the closet. The bunk house has 2 single beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


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Very Private Horse Friendly Dog Friendly Cabin in the Pines
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

Great weekend getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend, our dog, and myself had an amazing time on our stay here. The cabin was a perfect size for us and had all that we really could have wanted (except for internet service, but I suppose that's the point of coming somewhere like this...to get away from technology and regular life). Gino was very friendly before the trip and helped make sure that we found the place, and took the time to swing by and introduce himself while we were there. We were upset with ourselves that we didn't bring any movies or games to watch, but discovered a closet full of DVDs and games, so crisis averted! We'd recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to unwind for a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick So glad you enjoyed your stay here at the cabin. October is such a great time to experience the elk bugling and fall leave color changes. Hope to see you folks here for another visit in the future Gino
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you folks enjoyed stay here!! I hope to see again for a return visit.
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Loved the remote location and access to Tonto National Forest!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of sleeping room. With my husbands limitations we loved sleeping in the bunk house and the upstairs was perfect for our daughter's family/dog. We so enjoyed being able to walk out the back gate and go hiking. We also enjoyed walking around the main roads and seeing all the animals both wild and domestic. Just an awesome trip for us who were missing the mountains, nature, and peace & quiet. The only issues were lack of pot holders, kitchen towels, and keeping our daughters large, older dog separated from Django while they were enjoying the awesome horseback ride you recommended. Your dog is so sweet, we did enjoy his visits. Our final night, Royce and I sat out by fire area and thouroughly enjoyed the brilliant star gazing. I am sure Royce and I will be back to stay again. We are also looking at the paperwork you gave us and will be in touch about that. Thank you so much again. It was great to meet and visit with you during our stay. You were a wonderful fountain of knowledge of the area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara and Royce I'm so glad you folks enjoyed your stay here. My apologies for not having pot holders and dish towels at the cabin . I had washed/dried them at my cabin and forgot to bring them over. Next time you visit just let me know and I will take care of any of your needs that I can. I hope to see you back at Dead Mule Ranch soon for another stay. Thanks so much for the kind words Gino
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Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, surrounded by God's creation

  • 5 of 5

What more can one ask for? Our family was delighted in spending time together going for walks, sitting in the porch and exploring. It was beautiful. Thank you Gino for having your cabin available at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An "Arizona Diamond"

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Our family had a good time here. Quiet and peaceful with games around the fireplace, dinner from the grill and wine on the porch each night. We had fossil hunting treks through the woods (one trip accompanied by Django) and played baseball and frisbee in the nearby field. The highlight for our 9 year old was finding clear crystals known as "Arizona diamonds" at nearby Diamond Point--after Gino kindly showed us what to look for. Our 15 year old enjoyed having his own bunkhouse out back. The cabin and Gino are the real deal. Hope to be back. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always glad to help the young ones in their search for fossils, Arizona diamonds or, if they are lucky, an arrow head. Django loves to welcome guest both human and canine to the ranch. And he is always ready to play or go on a walk to show them around. Glad your family had a good time here. Please do come back for a future visit!!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Payson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving Vacation
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Vacation
24 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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