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Forest Cabin Backyard Is National Forest. Lots Of Wildlife & Quad Trails

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bath Sleeps 5 (10 if loft is rented, see note below for add fee)

Off the beaten trail, this cabin rests within the Tonto National Forest 15 miles east of Payson Arizona off of AZ-260 at Control Road in Tonto Village (near Khols Ranch). Tonto Village is within the Tonto National forest, situated within the forest you are right in the heart of relaxation. With the backyard is the national forest, there are plenty of outdoor activities however escaping the high temperatures of the Phoenix Valley in the summer time is often the best quality. This region is generally 20-40 degrees cooler than the valley; July 4th 2015 we had 60 degrees! In the winter there's normally a good amount of snow as well. On the days it does get warm, there is A/C for your comfort. For those cool nights there is an air-tight fireplace as well as electric forced-air heat. Each bedroom also has separate heating units.

We have cornhole and fishing poles in the second bedroom for your use as well.

The first floor offers a master bedroom with a king bed, the second bedroom has 2 bunkbeds with one of them a double bottom. The kitchen is very adequate with stove, refrigerator, oven, toaster-oven and microwave. A relaxing living room complete with video games, WiFi internet and BluRay player connected to a flat screen TV with DishTV. The backyard has a fire pit for those relaxing evenings however always check for fire restrictions prior to starting a campfire in the forest. There are so many hiking and quad riding trails and we're also horse friendly.

It's only a short walk to the local bar & restaurant with a small store attached to it (The Double-D). Here you will find a variety of people and necessities for sale.

There is a loft with 2 king beds and a single bed for additional fee of $25/person/night. The loft is not accessible without fee and sleeping bags are required as my cleaning person has difficulty reaching the loft via the ladder stairs.

Discount for 7 night stay.d.

Check in time is 4pm check out is Noon. Thanks

More Details

Mark V. Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Mark V. Owner/Manager

Retired law enforcement, owner of a bar/restaurant in Chandler Arizona & Roatan Honduras Central America. Originally from Buffalo NY, moved to Arizona in 1997 and needed a mountain retreat to cool off in a place that reminded me of home. This is the place for that.

If you love the area as much as we do, contact me as we're registered REALTORs in that entire Rim Country area and we'd love to help you find your next mountain retreat!

Mark V. Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Mark V. Owner/Manager chose Payson

Tonto Village is a mile into the forest, the cabin is on the forest line with the backyard ending where the forest begins. We searched the entire state of Arizona and settled on this location due to the tall pines, cool temperature about 30 degrees or more cooler than the phoenix valley. Plenty of wildlife adds for our photography hobby of snapping pictures of Elk, bear, coyote, javalena, eagles, and other sorts of forest life. The trails are superior and go for many miles making quad riding and horse riding a great plus. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in the is it.

What makes this cabin unique

Secluded in the middle of the forest yet within walking distance to the village bar/restaurant/store.

In case you fall in love with this area like we did, we're also Realtors and can help you with the purchase of a cabin in the same general area. We've been part-time residents in this region we know where some of the best properties are located. You can call our office at 480-579-3911 or email at mark at azcprealty dot com.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , 2 bunkbeds, one is single/single the other is single/double
    Loft Room (additional fee) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , The loft sleeps 5+, Contact for fee for loft access.
  • Bedroom 1 has king bed, BR 2 has 2 bunkbeds one is single/single the other is single/double. Remodeled attic/loft area accessible by ladder has 1 King, 1 queen and a single. This area is available for use for an extra fee and sleeps an additional 5+ people. If you would like to use this extended area please contact owner and plan on using sleeping bags or other if using the extended upstairs as it's difficult for our cleaning person to tend to linens and such on the second level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
cell service most likely will not work at the cabin. Verizon does work.


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Forest Cabin Backyard Is National Forest. Lots Of Wildlife & Quad Trails
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing and great location. I got engaged here!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite aspect about this property is its location: right in the middle between the city of Payson and great hiking on the Rim. The backyard also opens up to the forest, so the view from the master bedroom is just amazing. Mark, the owner, was very friendly and provided very clear instructions on how to get there, necessities, etc. The cabin is also very dog friendly with the hardwood floors being covered by rugs, and the carpet being very low-pile. There isn't a fenced yard, but well-behaved dogs will love sniffing around, like mine did.

This place will also always be special to us because on this trip my boyfriend and I got engaged! Thank you Mark and your cabin for being a part of one of our happiest memories.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, congratulations! If I knew that was going going to happen I would have layed out some rose petals or something. Wish you two a lifetime of happiness and proud to be a part of your engagement. And thanks for being great renters!
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Fountain Hills

To much furniture clutter. Packman and chairs need to go. Place was nice

  • 4 of 5

Snowed, met the locals, "good people", whats not to love. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good cabin for family or guys' trip

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised. Area is good for hunting/fishing and most other outdoor activities. The cabin is a nice get away with some of the nicer "basics" such as tv/internet, climate control, and various electronics. The neighbor did not come to check on us or show us the dumpster as there looked like there were a few in the neighborhood, but we just packed our garbage out. Water pressure was a little low, but got the job done. Everyone, including myself, agreed we should go back again, but for a longer trip.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

As a hunting cabin for the guys, probably fine.

  • 2 of 5

First impression - the front porch had to be swept of dust and cobwebs before we could use it. We did not feel safe using the propane BBQ because it was so crusted over with dirt and food residue. The inside of the cabin was relatively clean, but very cluttered. I know the family who owns the cabin indicated they also use it so they have personal items in there, but I think these personal items should probably be stored away. We didn't feel we could use the oven, because it also wasn't clean. We had bath towels, but no wash cloths. The owner was very prompt in returning our damage deposit, and that was much appreciated. I would not rent this place again. But as mentioned, it would probably be fine for hunters, but not four women who probably have higher standards in the cleanliness dept. :)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Nice getaway from the heat!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures give an impression that this "cabin" is secluded out in the woods, it is not, but that's not a problem. It is located in a residential neighborhood, but does back up to the woods where you often see elk grazing, & you can ride your dirt bikes, ATVs all the way to the top of the mountain! There is an arcade style Galaga, Ms. Pacman video game, but make sure you take a lot of quarters as this is another source of revenue... & if you plan to beat my Galaga high score! There was a local caretaker who turns on the hot water heater, & can tend to any problems if needed. Overall, it was a nice getaway for my family & we would go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great property . Wished we owned it ourselves. Great neighbors. Thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality .

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
walking distance within the village
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rim Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Double D within the village
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Car: recommended

While literally in the Tonto National Forest we're less than 20 miles from the Town of Payson where everything from Walmart to Hospital and Casino is available. There's plenty of stream and small lake fishing nearby in any direction. There's ample restaurants in Payson, Christopher Creek or within walking distance of the cabin.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Payson, USA

Rental Basis:
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21 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
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28 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
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4 Jun 2018 - 6 Jun 2018
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11 Jun 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
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18 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
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25 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
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5 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
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9 Jul 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
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16 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
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23 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.38
Refundable Damage Deposit £111.65
Pet Fee £18.61

Campfire wood is not included in rental fee however there is ample firewood to be found in the forest. Check-in is 4pm, Check-out no later than noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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