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Perfect Fall escape! Perfect spot for families. Lots of space to play :-)

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Parks - Elk Meadow Cottage

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Comfortably Sleeps 8, over 2100 sq ft.

Elk Meadow Cottage was recently chosen as one of VRBO's Top 10 Cool Places to Stay Warm! In fact, it was #2!!

In the middle of it all, yet away from it all... Elk Meadow Cottage is the best of both worlds. Our house is just 5 miles off of I-40 and bordered on 3 sides by the Kaibab National Forest, giving you privacy, peace, and quiet. Yet, it is also conveniently located just 20 minutes from Flagstaff and Williams/Polar Express, an hour from the Grand Canyon, and an hour from Sedona! There is so much to do and see in Northern Arizona and Elk Meadow Cottage is the perfect home base for your adventures.

Our Cottage is nicely furnished, has new, top quality linens, and is kept in immaculate condition. We recently added a relaxing hammock and a super fun zipline for our younger guests!

The master bedroom features a king bed and adjoining bath with jetted soaking tub. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms plus a 2nd full bath. Kids love sleeping and playing in the inviting loft space.

Perfect location for your base camp for all the attractions and natural wonders that Northern Arizona has to offer. Access to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Slide Rock Park, Polar Express & North Pole Experience, Grand Canyon Railway, 5 area fishing lakes, and several golf courses.

Relax by the fireplace with a book or enjoy one of the many family friendly movies and games provided. BBQ and dine on the deck under the pines. Cool, fresh, pine scented mountain air in this wooded setting in the Kaibab Nat'l Forest at 7500 ft. The home is located in an area known for wildlife viewing, views of the San Francisco peaks, and access to miles and miles of hiking / biking / cross country skiing trails.

All the creature comforts you expect in a fine vacation home are here for you.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Emily Locke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Emily Locke

Hi :-) I grew up in Southern California, then lived in NYC for a few years (where I met my husband) before settling in Anthem, AZ and starting our family! My husband and I have lived in Anthem for 8 years and have three small children, with one more on the way. The Flagstaff/Williams area is a perfect escape from the heat of the Valley during the summer, a gorgeous place to see the leaves changing in the Fall, and a wonderful place to experience a 'real winter' and give our kids a chance to sled and build snowmen!! :-)

Emily Locke purchased this house in 2013

Why Emily Locke chose Arizona

This place is amazing! We fell in love the first time we saw it. The Parks area is the perfect location, halfway between Flagstaff and Williams. Our cottage is about 5 miles off of I-40 and is bordered on 3 sides by the beautiful, Kaibab National Forest. The cottage itself is immaculate, well furnished, and a perfect place for a getaway!

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite things about the cottage is the 'Loft', which is a kid-sized play area above one of the upstairs bedrooms. It is such a unique and fun place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! I really can't think of anything about the house that we didn't like. We loved the wood burning stove, and that there were toys to keep our kids busy. The location was perfect, we loved how secluded it was.
Sep 2013
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based on 100 holidaymaker reviews

Perfect Fall escape! Perfect spot for families. Lots of space to play :-)
average rating of 4.97 based on 101 reviews

Family Bucket List Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Elk Meadow Cottage. We were a party of 6 adults and there was plenty of room for all of us. We appreciated the lovely bedrooms and the cozy linens along with the relaxing feel of the home. We visited the Grand Canyon and Sedona while staying at Elk Meadow. Each was an easy day trip from the house. We had plenty to keep us busy with the games and movies and outdoor activities provided. We enjoyed cooking in the lovely kitchen and also on the outdoor grill. Everything was easy to locate and use thanks to all the helpful labels and instructions. The owners certainly made us feel welcome and communication with them was easy. We had a wonderful stay at Elk Meadow Cottage and would certainly stay here again. We recommend this to anyone looking to have a relaxing, peaceful time away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice surprise

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed kitchen with everything we could possibly need & plenty of it. There were beds for all in the eclectic mix of ages & attachments. The girls enjoyed the bunk beds and I thoroughly rested in the master bedroom bed.

Girls were very disappointed the tradition of making s'mores was not to be we still

enjoyed our brief stay and even managed 2 make a thrill out of killing the recluse spiders in our showers. Boys

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so sorry to hear that your girls were unhappy to not be able to make s'mores during their visit. We LOVE s'mores too, but err on the side of safety and don't allow open fires on our property. And about the spiders...when you have the luxury of a home in the forest, we know that creepy crawlies sometimes make their way inside; however, recluse spiders aren't in Arizona. Most likely it was a harmless wolf spider, which may look scary, but is actually harmless.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place as Emily does a fantastic job of ensuring the little things are taken care of. Kitchen well stocked with eating and cooking supplies, able to use the wood stove, plenty of family focused movies/games/outside activities. Much care and thought has been given to ensure others will have a wonderful stay. Wonderful location in the national forest and next to a trailhead which we used with my kids.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a fun, relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Elk Meadow Cottage with our 3 children. It was a perfect spot for travel to visit the Grand Canyon and surrounding area as well as some great relaxing time at the home and outdoors. We enjoyed relaxing on the porch, grilling outdoors, and hiking on the cross country ski trails. The kids especially enjoyed the zip-line, playing a few games of horseshoes, and enjoying a few movies in the TV/game room.

I will recommend this as a great place to stay for anyone visiting this area, and Emily was very prompt and helpful to make sure everything was in order for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern AZ trip

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location to a lot of different activities. Communication was fantastic, simple to navigate, and the house was clean and spacious. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

Thank you.

Brad C.

Dublin, OH

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was even more amazing then we expected. We had 8 in our group with plenty of room. The cottage had everything that we needed. It was the first time several in the group had seen Elk and grey and white squirrels. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lowell Observatory
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Grand Canyon Railroad (Williams)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 40
Car: necessary

Our beautiful cottage has the convenience of being just 5 miles off of I-40 but is quiet and serene beyond compare. There are frequent wildlife sightings!

Located at the Parks Road Exit off I-40 just west of Flagstaff, this home is perfectly situated to allow you to enjoy the smell of the pine trees and the fresh mountain air, yet convenient to many of Northern Arizona's most spectacular scenery and attractions including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, and many many more.

Other Activities: Polar Express, Grand Canyon, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, Sedona, Historic Williams, Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Parks, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
21 Nov 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holidays 2016
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
January 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £102 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £245
Tax Rate 6.74%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Parks, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath (downstairs) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Oversized bathroom
  • All bathrooms linens (bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths) are provided. Bathrooms are stocked with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Sized Air Mattress - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Can be comfortably put in several places in the Cottage.
    Game Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen futon with a super comfy, ultra plush mattress topper.
    Pack N Play (1) & Toddler Travel Bed (1) - 2 Child Bed , Both include sheets and can be placed in any room.
    The Red Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Bed Room - 1 Bunk Bed , Our bunk bed has a twin on top and a full on the bottom.
    Twins/King Room - 2 Single Bed , The twins can be pushed together and made up as a king.
  • Elk Meadow Cottage has 4 bedrooms, which can comfortably sleep 8+ people. In addition, the Game Room has a queen sized futon. We also have a queen sized air mattress, which can comfortably be placed several places in the Cottage. There is a Pack N Play & a Toddler Travel Mattress (with sheets) available for our little guests :-)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
We have so many fun outdoor activities for our guests to enjoy during the warmer months :-) We have a zipline, horseshoes, a hammock, and a see-saw!

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