|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER IN ANY GROUP, INCLUDING CHILDREN OF ANY AGE is EIGHT. Experience has lead us to make no exceptions to this number.
January, February usually excellent skiing for the down hill enthusiasts and cross country skiers. Sunrise Ski Resort an easy 45 minute drive - opposite direction from the crowds coming in from Pinetop means little traffic to get stuck in. Wonderful cross country trails within a few minutes drive of the cabin - or right out the door if the snow is good.
Whether family vacation, get together with friends, solo retreat - this place offers peace, beauty , views, birding, dark black night skies, proximity to hiking, bike trails, fishing, canoeing. Very well equipped kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. Plenty of room for privacy.
Please note the 8 guests maximum. And children do count as people! The cabin fronts on an 8 acre pond. Liability insurance and joint ownership of the pond EXCLUDE access to the pond in the rental.
Deck offers sweeping views of meadows and pond. Front porch gets early morning sun - perfect for that first cup of coffee. Spectacular dark skies for astronomy buffs, pond stills the air for Solar observing. Bald Eagles regular visitors to ponds.
Built in 1989 from local spruce logs, cabin is ~ 3,500 sq ft. Great room apex 21ft. Floor to ceiling rock fireplace. Wall of north facing windows overlooking pond. Sleeps 8 (maximum). Loft has king bed own bthrm w shower. MBR with queen bed, rock fireplace, TV (DVD only), shares bthrm double vanity/ shower with south facing bedroom that has 2 double beds, TV (DVD only). West bdrm has own bath double vanity, shower/tub combo queen bed. All bdrms have seating area and great views. Kitchen very well equipped. Top of the line appliances, disposal, dishwasher, double ovens, microwave and all the usual appliances. Dining table seats 8. Laundry/mud room. Many books. Wireless internet. No land phone line. ATT tower in area. Signal extender for cell phone reception in cabin.
Weber charcoal BBQ.
This has been our family vacation home for 8 years. Much loved for family gatherings, cooking extravaganzas, magical holidays. Life gets in the way and with one family living out of country and the other two locked into work schedules place does not get used as much anymore.
Tucson residents since 1981. One son owns a business in Tucson, Roasted Tea and Coffee Shop, other an artist/writer based in Peru with his wife, a USAID officer. Daughter a judge (U of A Law school) currently serving in Probate Court. I grew up all over the world. Came to the US decades ago on a graduate fellowship. Retired. Owned a company that developed instruments for observing the Sun.
Gerry Hogan purchased this cabin in 2007
1982 first visited the White Mountains and over the years rented various cabins in Greer during the summer. Kids could be kids, catch crawdads, build forts, play. 2007 with retirement and young grand kids, wanted to recapture that magic. We started looking in Greer and discovered it had become too "gentrified" , the open spaces gone. The tourist towns of Pinetop/Lakeside did not appeal - suburbia in the mountains. Search lead us to Nutrioso and we fell in love with the valley and the house. We've celebrated most major holidays at the cabin - little kids enjoying family time. Something quite wonderful about three generations under one roof. All my children love to cook so some epic meals dished up - most memorable a 27 ingredient mole sauce (Mexican chocolate and chili not rodent!) that involved every cooking surface and utensil in the place!
I'm a casual birder, solar observer, reader, cook, mother and grandmother. I have loved this family retreat- the memories are ingrained. Reality steps in and with kids no longer using it I hate to see it empty.
This is classic Arizona high country. John Wayne owned a ranch outside of Springerville. The cowboy life style lives on. The valley we are in was used by Basque shepherds 100 years ago to winter over sheep brought down from Colorado. The ditch feeding the ponds was hand dug by early settlers about 120 years ago. The views, the setting, the peace. This place is so comfortable whether you want to get out and hike, ski, ride, cycle or just hole up with a book, it has something for everyone and all ages.
Great room is my all time favorite room - it's not just the views, it's the comfort, the family friendly environment. In winter with the fire lit and a CD playing, dinner being organised, life is good! It goes without saying that the cool temperatures of the White Mountains makes an escape from the low valley summer heat a no-brainer.
Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful lodge (with it's 2 1/2 stories of glass over-looking your "private" lake, it is too grand to be a cabin) for the weekend. The peace and tranquility, which attracts so much wild life, were divine. We saw 2 great blues (herons) ducks, teal, muskrat, elk, and, maybe, even a bald eagle! The lodge is beautifully furnished (as we knew it would be--you have great taste) and the kitchen equipment would satisfy a gourmet cook (which you are). We enjoyed several mountain walks nearby, including one part way around Luna Lake. Next time you have to be there too!
It was exactly what we needed - a secluded retreat to recharge! Stunning panoramic views, serene setting, lovely furnishings - we came back rested for the first time in a long while.
This was the second time we rented this cabin for Thanksgiving and we had such a great time with family! The cabin has amazing views, and if you wake up early enough, your almost guaranteed to see some elk in the meadow! Kitchen is stocked with pretty much everything you need to make a great meal (just add food!) The well water is great to drink and so soft, your hair will feel amazing after you shower! Lol Thanks Hogans for trusting us to take care of your cabin!
The first thing we said when we walked in was WOW! The wall of windows looking out onto the pond was absolutely beautiful and the décor was comfortable & homey with many unique furniture pieces that catch your eye! We joked about taking many of them home with us and forfeiting our deposit! ....... (Just a joke!) The kitchen had many dishes, which was a plus considering I was cooking our Thanksgiving meal there! We felt right at home and enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave! If I had a complaint, it would be that the king bed is upstairs in the loft instead of downstairs in what we would consider the master bedroom and the water in one bathroom does not stay hot when showering. My husband took a cold shower the night we arrived and about froze to death! The upstairs bath did not stay warm but maybe 5 minutes for me so I hurried as fast as I could but the West side bath was fine! We learned to use it for showers and all was great & I have to say that my son took one upstairs and he said it was fine (maybe I just had bad luck with it!) The Owner did disclose this shower issue (we later saw) in her "About your stay & home" book left on the kitchen counter! I suggest you read right away as it is very informative! We just did not look at it in enough time to have a good shower on night #1. Either way, we had fun and would love to stay here again in the future! Thank you Hogan Family for sharing your home with us, it was a great Thanksgiving 2015!
This beautiful cabin was way beyond my expectations. I could easily stand for hours at the wall to wall windows looking out over a pond and meadow. The area is teaming with bird life and the serenity of horses grazing.
All creature comforts are provided in this gorgeous house, to ensure a relaxing holiday.
I highly recommend this beautiful home, and hope to return in the future.
This gorgeous spacious 4 bedroom cabin opens itself up to high mountain terrain with huge bay windows overlooking a picturesque pond. So whether you are inside or out, you are one with nature.
As a birder, there is a plethora of birds to see in the pond or when hiking around the area. Beautiful colored birds like meadowlarks, bluebirds, jays, woodpeckers and hawks. The pond area was filled with plenty of action from geese, wigeons, mallards, coots and herons. In the meadow beyond the property fence line, we were fortunate to observe a lone-wolf romping playfully in the high grass. As frequent visitors to this area, we were surprised not to see the usual herd of elk on our walks or drives.
The owner, Gerry was a gracious host who made the logistics of our stay extremely easy and it was obvious that she was concerned for our comfort. She even took the time to text me information regarding the local birds.
I did a lot of cooking during our stay and found the kitchen well stocked with the cookware and utensils that I needed along with ample counter space to spread out my work. For my enjoyment, there was usually a rabbit, squirrel or bird hanging around by the kitchen window as I cooked.
At the expense of the word getting out on this place and me having difficulty securing future dates, I highly recommend this cabin for R&R.
The pond fronting the property is off limits - however Nelson Reservoir (10 miles) and Luna Lake (9 miles) allow for canoe/kayak launching. Rivers in the area offer great fly-fishing. Guides available out of Greer as are trail rides. Proximity to both down hill and XC skiing make this a winter destination. Spring and fall the foliage is beautiful and the hiking first rate. June/July tend to be monsoon magnets. Storm watching from the deck a thrill. Some FS roads are groomed for cycling. There are sanctioned ATV trails in the area, however we ask that you not ride such vehicles on the property. Land is fragile and we are trying to nurture the wild flowers.
Casa Malpais ruins just outside of Springerville worth a visit as is Sipes Preserve - birds, ruins, local history. Original ranch house now the HQ.
Birding and photography enthusiasts can't go wrong anywhere in the area. Astronomers, casual sky watchers, will love the night sky. Some nights looks as though you can touch the Milky Way.
Elk herds come through on a regular route - watch them from the deck. If you are lucky they will go for a dip in the pond.
Alpine (7 miles) sleepy little cross road village with great ice cream, bait, gas, library, good food and live music at Foxfire, same at The Still (new , have not checked it out). Chicken fried steak at Bear Wallow legendary - or so my sons say.
The area is made for ditching daily stress, putting feet up after a day on the trails, watching the pond life, and maybe hear the wolves one valley over. It's not a "party" house or location. Nightlife is elk bugling, owls hooting.
5 hours by road from either Phoenix or Tucson. Commuter flight from Phoenix to Showlow (60 miles). Private planes use the Springerville air port.
Grocery shopping limited to Bashas and Safeway in Springerville. Can get milk, eggs etc. at the gas station in Alpine.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
16 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£830|
Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. Damage deposit either the policy sold through VRBO ( minimum $1,500.00) or a $1000 deposit held by VRBO
Please note that for stays longer than 2 weeks renter must agree to pay for house cleaning after two two weeks and then at two weekly intervals.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.