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Downhill Ski Sunrise or cross-country on nearby trails

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
cabin
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Nutrioso - Hogan Cabin

4 bdrm, 3 bth. Huge great room. Fully equipped kitchen. -

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.

Central heat.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Gerry Hogan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, limited French and Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016

About Gerry Hogan

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

Why Gerry Hogan chose Arizona

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Aug 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Downhill Ski Sunrise or cross-country on nearby trails
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
United States
5

Thanksgiving 2016 was a success!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Same time next year? I'm so happy we were able to make the dates work and that you had such a good time. I've heard that the calves and cows (elks) are an almost constant presence this fall. Love that well water too. We bring big jugs of it down to Tucson for drinking water. Gerry
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5

great place, dramatic views

  • 5 of 5

great place, great area,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edited June 20 2016 - YIPPEEEEE - after 3 years of trying to figure out the shower problem in the master bath discovered that the recirculating pump was turned off! Embarrassed beyond belief that it took two plumbers and me that long to figure it out. So no more cold showers! So sorry about the cold shower! It is possible to get in and out, plus wash hair in the mb shower before running out of hot water but you have to be really fast. Have had several plumbers look at the system , one even stayed two days - we suspect he went fishing - but it's a quirk of being at the end of the pump system line in a very large house. As for the upstairs shower - should not be any issues with that one unless several people had already taken showers and the tank needed some recovery time. As south westerners we are adept at the quick, water saving, shower routine and if a long, lingering time in hot water needed, suggest a bath. The mystery of the king size bed being in the lofty easily explained - the downstairs MBR has fitted cupboards and bookshelves that would be blocked by a king sized bed frame. The place lends itself well to family gatherings as you discovered.And yes, sound advice for all guests - read the 'what you need to know book'. Glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything necessary to do Thanksgiving dinner. Certainly hope you do come back.
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5

Idyllic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. As a fellow birder I'm delighted the local feathered population came out to greet you! Sorry about the elk - short supply this year though I have heard them bugling at night and neighbours keep telling me a herd is in the meadow at dawn most days. How great that you saw a wolf - nature is pretty amazing. I can't tell you how may hours I have idled away on the deck or in the great room just watching happenings on the pond and in the meadow. Glad you found everything you needed in the kitchen - not bad slaving away in the kitchen with that view. Come again. Gerry
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A lovely weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Gerry,

Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful lodge (with its 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 attract the wild life, were divine. We saw 2 great blues (herons), ducks, teal, muskrat, elk, and, maybe 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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure for me when guests enjoy the serenity of the place and the stunning natural beauty of the area. My last visit I counted Five Great Blue Herons staking out fishing territory along the bank of the pond. Glad you discovered the walk around Luna Lake. It's one of our favourites. Suggest that on another trip you drive up into the Escudilla and have a picnic in Terry Flats. Spectacular views and the aspen are coming back big time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Springerville, no commercial flights
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tal Wi Wi
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Downhill - Sunrise Resort. XC ten minutes
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nutrioso, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
HOLIDAYS
19 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£814
for 3 nights
From
£218
£1,748
£2,939
 
 
Winter 2
16 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£790
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,509
£2,939
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£755
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,350
£2,701
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £794
Cleaning fee £159

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nutrioso, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3532 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs - master bedroom bath - double vanity, walk in shower, linen closets West bathroom - double vanity, tub/shower combo Loft bathroom - single vanity, walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • MBR - queen bed, seating area, TV, bookshelves, huge closet. North facing wall of windows overlooking pond. Shares bathroom with south bedroom - 2 double beds. Loft bedroom - king size bed. Wall of south facing windows. Own bath room West bedroom - queen bed, cedar closet, west and north facing windows, writing desk, own bath room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
Notes:
This is our family retreat. Comfortable, friendly, welcoming. We are located in a very small six member HOA and jointly own 27 acres of riparian area that includes the pond. Our liability insurance does not permit guests to access the ponds under any circumstances and we ask that you honor that condition of renting. We also ask that given the peaceful nature of the valley that there is no loud music or deck activity after 10 PM. ATV - we know they are popular but only on designated tracks and trails. Not on the land, please. It's been badly abused in the past and we are trying to restore and encourage growth of native grasses and wild flowers. Please note that the number of guests limit (8) is strictly enforced - violation means eviction and forfeiture of security deposit.

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