THIS IS A VACATION RENTAL COTTAGE ONLY, NOT AVAILABLE FOR MONTHLY NOR ANNUAL RENTAL. MAXIMUM STAY IS 9 DAYS. CALL FOR AVAILABILITY & TO RESERVE YOUR STAY! COST SHOWN IS COST PER NIGHT STAY. ADD $65.00 CLEANING FEE PER STAY. ADD $5.00 PER PET PER STAY. ADD $5.00 PER NIGHT PER ADDITIONAL GUEST OVER 2 PEOPLE. YOU SAVE BIG BY NOT HAVING TO PAY AIRBNB OR VRBO/HOME AWAY FEES!
Whether you're going to The Grand Canyon, the official Route 66 town of Williams, AZ known as "The Gateway to the Grand Canyon," Bearizona, The Grand Canyon Railway, The Deer Farm, Flagstaff's Sunset Crater Volcano or Arizona Snowbowl, Meteor Crater, Walnut Canyon, the Red Rock Country of Sedona and its Oak Creek Canyon, Out of Africa, Tge Camp Verde Railroad, Havasupai Falls, Grand Canyon Caverns, Antelope Canyon or Horseshoe Bend, we sit at the virtual center of all these wonderful destinations.
Your 1b, 1ba Cottage comes with a dual-heated, King bed. The Cottage sits on 10 acres+, unlike 1-2 acre or less, packed areas like Kachina Village, Mountain Aire, Baderville, Doney Park, or Sherwood Forest, which are tightly packed neighborhoods. These “city neighborhood styled areas” are NOT desirable; mixed communities with nice houses and junk properties intermingled.
At The Cottage, you will not be in a suburban or semi-rural neighborhood. You’ll be staying far from local cities. This is a free-standing, remote, deep-in-the forest place with a gorgeous view of the famous Spring Valley and mountain views of Mt. Sitgreaves. Walking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing start at your door. The Cottage is a separate home, with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, & dining nook. Kitchenware and utensils, salt, pepper & some spices stocked for your convenience.
This property was initially developed in 1990 by the Wrigley Family. Yes. Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs), Wrigley Chewing Gum. Known by legacy as “The Wrigley Ranch,” it’s the last vestige of the once incredibly expansive, former land holding of one of America's most prestigious families.
As remote as this may be, you'll be safe and secure as we are here on property to assist in any unusual or emergency situation. We have never had such an occurrence. However, we do have clear and efficient plans for any unexpected emergency. We have many motion sensor night lights.
The Cottage is nestled in 40ft-75ft pines, the perfect place for a weekend getaway deep in the Kaibab National Forest. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat of The Valley, Havasu, Tucson, So California or Vegas, or for a serene trip, a romantic getaway, or an adventure vacation, or even a honeymoon, this is the place. You'll love the "no air conditioning needed" comfort of The Cottage. Open, crack or close windows to adjust your room temp.
Free amenities include free pellet stove fuel & one free 12 pack of split firewood per stay for the fire pit (as long as no fire restrictions are in effect). BBQ tools included. Add'l firewood at only $6 per 12 add'l pieces. No Wi-Fi because of satellite bandwidth limitations/costs. No cell phone reception because you're too deep in the woods! To use your cell phone, you'll need to drive out to the prairie about 2 miles down the road.
Tarry on out to our pond and enjoy sitting on our glider/bench while the ducks frolic. If you like, bring fresh fruits and veggies to hand feed all the free-grazing birds. Horses love carrots and apples! Take the goats for a walk.
Walk freely on our 10 acre property plus its 30 acre add’l fenced forest land or head out on walking/ski trails to Spring Valley Tank where elk, antelope and deer get their water. Or take a hike on Sitgreaves Mtn or Spring Valley Knoll.
Horseback riding, including snow rides, are incredibly popular, too. Let us know if you want to ride so we can “pencil” you in! Availability subject to weather and ground conditions review day of ride by hosts.
Non-aggressive, dogs are more than welcome. No Pit Bulls or Rottweilers, however. Over 500 canine guests so far.
Unguided Horseback Riding available on site. Guided, off site riding right here all year 'round! Also Target Shooting & 4wd Tours are usually available March 15 - Nov 15! (Weather restrictions may apply.)
Fishing at local lakes most Spring, Summer and Fall. Many lakes are nearby in Williams including Cataract, Kaibab, Dogtown and White Horse lakes.
Grand Canyon a little over an hour due North. Bearizona drive-thru wildlife park about 13 miles West. Sedona and its Red Rock majesty about an hour SE. Meteor Crater and Painted Desert about 45 mins East. Out of Africa wildlife park and indoor shooting range about 1:15 SE. Verde Valley Railroad in Clarkdale, next to Cottonwood. SnowBowl winter ski resort and its Summer Fun activities nearby in Flagstaff.
Folks often ask how close walking trails are. Start at The Cottage’s door and virtually head out! Take a 2 mile RT flat walk to Spring Valley Tank, a very popular watering hole for all thirsty wildlife around here on the Spring Valley X-Country Ski Trail. Take a hike or dirt bicycle ride to Shulz Pass and see it's gorgeous high mountain meadows about 1 mile past Spring Valley Tank. Or for near 360 degree views of most of Northern Arizona’s highest peaks plus a glimpse of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, take a 4 mile RT horseback ride due East to Lone Tree Lookout, about 1/2 mile past Spring Valley Knoll. Or take a 4 mile RT on the Spring Valley Trail along the base of Sitgreave’s foothills to the new end of the trail where a Martian type, landscape desolation developed from a massive wildland fire 11-12 years ago. And if you dare and you’re in high altitude climbing condition, try mountain hiking to the peak of Mt. Sitgreaves due West of here. No fire roads. No trails unless you stumble upon an elk trail. We are told that only 5 people per year find the summit and make it to the top. Please advise us if you intend to try it. If you tackle this challenge, please advise us when you depart and when we should expect your return. Please have a cell phone AND GPS emergency locator with you if you try.
Max stays: 9 nights. 650-700 sq ft is an estimated cottage size; what we were told when we purchased the property.
Friendly dogs welcome. But they MUST be perfectly controlled by voice commands OR must be on leash. Dogs may not be left alone in cottage unless we approve in advance. Incessant barking is banned by law. Unless you can absolutely control you dog(s) please don't bring them. No felines (cats) unless we approve in writing in advance.
Immunized, wormed, well and sound horses welcome. Separate 1+ acre pasture available for guest equines. Trailer parking included FREE. Water included FREE. Barn available for tack storage if needed. $25.00 per horse per night. Additional if we supply alfalfa: $5 per flake per feeding. We have alfalfa. No Timothy, Orchard Grass, Bermuda or other grains. Parks Feed may have other options for you once you’re here.
"Emergency" hosted laundry services for spills on bedding at $25 per load (wash and dry). No self-serve laundry available. If you have a different type of laundry emergency, please ask if we can help.
This is a NO SMOKING COTTAGE indoors. OUTDOOR SMOKING AREA: Concrete areas and around the outdoor fire pit. NO BUTTS IN FIRE PIT nor to the ground ever. Store smoked butts in cans or bottles. NO SMOKING OUTSIDE OR OFF THESE TWO VERY SPECIFIC AREAS. NO SMOKING ON TRAILS NOR ANYWHERE IN SURROUNDING NATIONAL FOREST. Fires in dense forest are a major concern here no matter what official bans may be in place or not. Official bans may include a ban on outdoor smoking and allow smoking in your vehicle only.
PROPANE/GAS BBQ AVAILABLE ALONGSIDE WOOD BURNING BBQ. OPEN FIRE PIT if BURNING is OK. ONE LARGE BUNDLE OF FIREWOOD INCLUDED FREE AT CHECK-IN.
Hosted shooting may be available at additional cost that varies depending on weapons chosen and cost of their ammunition. Ask for quotation, scheduling and availability. Strictly supervised. Or bring your own guns and ammo for target shooting near here. Varmint hunting requires an AZ hunting license. Big game requires tags must be acquired about a year in advance. No game processing on site.
Horseback riding is usually available year ‘round, limited by weather and ground conditions (mud/snow). Smooth sole riding/cowboy boots mandatory (we rent boots @ $5 per ride). Other mandatory wear: long sleeve shirt, long pants (no shorts), jeans preferred (no leggings, comfy pants, or jogging outfits), ski clothing OK in Winter, waterproof clothing/rain gear during Summer monsoons (June 20 - Sept 20), well-lined or heated gloves in Winter, thick or heated socks in Winter, sunglasses recommended in Summer and if snow cover is >50%, and long Johns or layers in Winter. We saddle. Free but mandatory acquainting where you groom, pick hooves, do ground work and ride in small areas to start. Then, we will rate your comfort, confidence and control and set riding limits accordingly: on our roads only, in the 3 acre fenced pasture, our 40 acre fenced property, or ride off property. All off property rides require a guide.
Ask us about Lava River Cave, Bearizona, Sedona, Out of Africa, Havasupi’s turquoise falls, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Flagstaff Arboretum, Twin Arrows casino, local lakes and more!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
CALL TO CHECK AVAILABLE DATES AND PAY WITH VISA/MASTERCARD ONLY TO SECURE YOUR DATES. NO AMERICAN EXPRESS, NO DISCOVER, NO DINER'S CLUB. NO COMPANY, BUSINESS, PERSONAL CHECKS, CASHIER'S CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, NO PAY ON ARRIVAL.
FULL REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS THAT OCCUR MORE THAN 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE. 50% REFUND FOR 15-30 DAY IN ADVANCE CANCELLATIONS. NO REFUNDS FOR 0-14 DAYS IN ADVANCE CANCELLATION.
NO PARTIES. NO LOUD MUSIC ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. ONE VEHICLE ONLY UNLESS APPROVED IN ADVANCE IN WRITING. NO ADDITIONAL VISITORS UNLESS APPROVED IN ADVANCE IN WRITING. DRUNK OR ANY TYPE OF DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EJECT YOU FROM THE PROPERTY (OR HAVE THE SHERIFF DO SO) IF WE BELIEVE THAT YOUR ACTIONS OR LACK OF ACTIONS PRESENT A THREAT TO YOURSELVES OR OTHERS HERE OR IF YOUR PRESENCE PRESENTS AN IMPEDIMENT TO OUR COMFORT OR THE COMFORT OF OTHER GUESTS, NEIGHBORS, OR FAMILY MEMBERS IN AND AROUND OUR PROPERTY AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND OUR SOLE JUDGMENT. IN THE EVENT OF EJECTION, NO REFUND WILL BE DUE YOU.
BY BOOKING THIS VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS OF YOUR STAY HERE WITHOUT EXCEPTION OR LIMITATION. YOU ACCEPT THAT THERE WILL BE TRIPPING HAZARDS, FALLING HAZARDS, DROWNING HAZARDS (PONDS), FORESEEABLE AND UNFORESEEABLE OCCURRENCES THAT CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY, MAIMING AND/OR DEATH WHEN STAYING HERE. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS LESSOR, LESSOR'S PARTNERS, LESSOR'S FAMILY, FRIENDS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER GUESTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY SUIT OR CLAIM OF LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES OR DEATH(S) TO YOUR PERSON(S) OR PROPERTY WITHOUT EXCEPTION OR LIMITATION.
CHECK-IN IS 3PM ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF STAY. CHECK OUT IS 11:00AM YOUR FINAL DAY OF STAY.