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Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, And Lots Of Family Fun!! Direct View of Escudilla Mtn!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath Log Cabin With Propae Fireplace

This is a beautiful rental with a surprising low rate. Fri/Sat Weekend nights only $150 a night. Sleeps 12+ crib (4BR/2BA + play loft and large AZ room with mountain view) Pet friendly $50 flat rate per stay for your pet. Lowest cleaning fee for anything this size only $75. Temps down to a low of 20's at night and can snow anytime precipitation comes. There is even snow in December and April! Great place for Tucsonians since the travel time is the same as Flagstaff, and Pinetop and LESS than Payson.

Please Note: Holiday times excluded! We have a DIRECT VIEW of Escudilla Mountain. We are at mile marker 412 and within 2 miles of Nelson Reservoir and 5 miles from SIPE White Mountain Wildlife Area 1,362 acres! Museum and visitor center access is 1st road from cabin on left toward nelson. Less than .3 miles or marker 305 (2 access points). It's a must see! We are less than 30 min from Sunrise Ski Resort and 10 min from Alpine cross country skiing, tubing, and snowmobile trails at Williams Valley Recreation Area Forestry Road 249 on left off of hwy 180/191.

Come enjoy your family in fresh mountain air and probable snow!) Please see our other cabin rental that has been very successful with many reviews.

This is our newest addition listed June 2015.

4 Bedroom/2 Bath, 1 Fireplace stove and outdoor fire ring. Nestled in the cool valley between Escudilla Mountain range (3rd highest mountain in AZ) and a rim wall behind property @ 7,500 ft. elevation along Apache National Forest 15 miles South of Springerville/Eager in Nutrioso. Fly fish for trout starts just 2 miles from the cabin at Nelson Reservoir. Cabin Sleeps 12 (1 cal king, 1 queen, 2 full, 2 twin bunk beds,1 twin non bunkbed, 1 pull out sofa sleeper + full size crib. Linen & towels furnished. WIFI, Blu-Ray dvd with about 50 movies, NetFlix, Directv, Fully Equipped Kitchen & Laundry room w/ washer & dryer, Cabin Decor (Trout, Elk, Wolf, & Bear Rm). Living room w/leather couch, recliner and love seat. Custom Kitchen Table Gas grill with 2nd backup propane tank & Fire ring. For the fishing enthusiast: fly tying table, a fishing rod holder inside & wader hanger outside. Dog friendly (up to 2 good dogs) For hunters: Excellent Elk & Turkey hunting w/ National Apache Forestry access directly across the street without any properties between to the Escudilla Mountain range. Enhance your stay by adding a guided fishing trip or buying supplies and flies. Inquire by email, phone.

In greatroom, 49 inch Phillips flatscreen LCD HDTV with Blue Ray player, Free Netflix and Pandora. Direct TV choice . Lots of children toys and board games... including a full size Thomas the train play table.

Fire ring firewood (pine) Please bring or purchase at local convince stores in small bundles. We are unable to restock fire ring wood between all guest stays, but it may be collected in nearby National Forest for 'small camp fires for free'. When you arrive at cabin, and if it is too cold, please turn on propane fireplace stove and AZ room Propane wall unit. The stove switch is one the wall in the living room/great room to the garage which is not accessible for guest, but used for cleaning service and yard maintenance storage.

Fishing licenses can be purchased in Springerville and Alpine. Even in the winter, there is hold over trout at Nelson reservoir . They are the smarter ones that lasted thru the angler season, but if you catch one you are the master! A honey hole document for fishing hot spots will be sent with directions and cabin keyless entry code after payment is made in full a day prior to stay.

The TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE starts in May and continues weekly through Sept in some streams and lakes. AZ Game and Fish Department sponsors this.

From Hwy 60, take a right onto hwy 180/191 South, for approx. 12 miles. W are approx 2 miles south of Nelson reservoir. Look for the Log Cabin with the Purple Roof! :)

Reminder: Please check outlets for any plugs, chargers, cords for your portable devises. 1 out of 4 guests leave one behind which we return as quickly as possible, but it still takes 2 weeks (start to finish).

Too many things to do in the White Mountains to list.

Please contact us with any questions!

This is a no smoking property.

Pets are conditionally allowed. Please inquire. Generally up to 2 good dogs are allowed for an additional fee. $50 one pet and $75 for 2. The large AZ room is a great place for dogs to hang out. We have one extra large kennel, medium kennel and small kennel plus 2 stainless bowls with a watering spout right in the AZ room with concrete floor.

More Details

Owners Charlie and Wendy Palmer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Owners Charlie and Wendy Palmer

Greetings! My name is Charlie Palmer and I am the owner and operator of AZFishGuide. I am a Licensed Fly-Fishing Guide in the State of Arizona and have been Fishing for over 30 years. Fly Fishing is my passion and I enjoy teaching others. That is why I have started my own Fly Fishing Guide Service. My goal is to educate others in the sport, make Fly Fishing fun, and introduce clients to some of the amazing streams and lakes that Arizona has to offer.

Owners Charlie and Wendy Palmer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Owners Charlie and Wendy Palmer chose Nutrioso

Our Cabin offers something for everyone, whether you want to just keep back and release in the clean mountain air or if you want to go on an Adventure! Located at mile marker 412 off Hwy 180/191 Great access right off main road.

What makes this cabin unique

We offer WIFI access in a pretty remote location, in addition we have the following that makes us Unique:

* Filtered water and Ice maker!

* RO System/ water softener

Themed Cabin Rooms. Pet and Kid friendly with toys and games.

* Free Long Distance Calling to anywhere in the USA!

* Free Netflix, Pandora, Directv total choice package.

* Lots of information for your adventures in the White Mountains!

View of the Escudilla Mountain (3rd largest in AZ) and direct access from property across road to Apache Forestry Service to Mountain.

Nutrioso Creek through back of property which is on both banks.

Attractions Nearby: Nelson Reservoir 2 miles. Sipe Wildlife museum and Wildlife area 5 miles.

Williams Valley Cross Country Skiing Area, sledding hill, and snowmobiling.

 Season: Late November to Mid April

15 Kilometers of groomed trail

No Fee! Facilities:

15 Kilometers of groomed trail for striding and skating

Port-a-toilets. Ski rentals, instructions and tours available in Alpine

Nearest food and lodging in Alpine

Features: Tall trees, big meadows, great views

Long season, lots of snow

Skiing for all skill levels.

Plowed road

Attractions: At the Williams Valley Ski Area fifteen kilometers of trails groomed for both diagonal striding and ski-skating wind through a picturesque area of evergreen forests and wide mountain meadows. Williams Valley is located 6 miles from Alpine along a forest road that is kept open except during and immediately after major winter storms. The elevation: 8,700 feet, so snow usually comes early and stays late. Because of the variety of terrains and conditions at Williams Valley both novices and more experienced skiers will find plenty to enjoy here.

Slopes are moderate to gentle and turns are gradual on these trails, which wind through the trees and across the broad meadows. Powder conditions persist through most of the winter. Trails are maintained through a joint effort of local merchants and the Alpine Ranger District.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Nutrioso

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Trout Room - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Wolf Room - 1 queen , Queen and two Night stands, downstairs bedroom
    Bear Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin over Full Bunk Bed, Twin bed, Loft/ Walk In Toy Closet
    Elk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over Full Bunk Bed and Night stand Downstairs
  • Bear Room - Bunk Bed Full over twin with Night stand
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • water tubing
Fly Fishing Guiding as a Paid Service, inquire with Charlie Palmer, Owner


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Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, And Lots Of Family Fun!! Direct View of Escudilla Mtn!
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing, so relaxing and comfortable. The attention to detail made it feel Like home. The views were spectacular , could not have asked for a better place to stay. Charlie and Wendy were amazing to deal with, will definitely come and stay again, thanks for a great week👍👍

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Nice place for wildlife viewing

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice cabin, it is decorated really cute. You can tell a lot of TLC has gone into this place. We saw a huge herd of elk right across the road, and at night they came onto the property. We loved the sightseeing in the area including Sipes, Blue Vista, and Big Lake. We saw many more elk and deer in those places. The cabin was pretty warm during the day, but with opening the windows it cooled off some at night. We definitely would want to come back, but probably in the cooler temps. Overall a great place and lots of room.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ USA

Great cabin, nice and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time thank you!

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin, nice owners, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin, and the owners go out of their way to provide the necessities, extras and information you need for an enjoyable stay. I've used this cabin twice now and will always look to book it when I bring my team up to play in Springerville.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Paso, Texas

One of the VERY BEST vacation rentals we have every stayed in, Thanks so Much for sharing your home.

  • 5 of 5

We had high expectations for this rental after looking at the pictures and reading the remakes from guest who had stayed before us, let me assure you, the Cabin exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have found a better place for our Family. We enjoyed the wonderful enclosed porch which wraps around two sides of the home is much larger than we anticipated. We had two older dogs who just love the cool concrete for napping. The bedroom are all large and placed such that each one has privacy. The kitchen is very nicely stocked with dishes and even some basic spices, seasonings and oils which is nice incase you happen to forget that one item you need. We have stayed at several homes on VRBO and this one is Top Notch! We hope to return very soon as it is a great location to meet our Son and his Fiancé Abby who live in Flagstaff. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cabin with us~

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was awesome! The owners were very accommodating for anyone with kids and pets. There's plenty of toys and water bowls and cages. The fence is good for a big dog, but not a small dog because ours got out. There's a huge yard, hammock, nice propane grill. There's plenty of cooking utensils and a lot of space for guests. The Arizona room was my favorite. I enjoyed the big windows with a great view and sipping coffee from the big wooden rocking chairs. It's very cozy and everyone had their own space. My only problem is the water smells and tastes rusty. The upstairs shower had no water pressure and rusty water come out. I'm sure the owners will have it checked after this review because they're very kind people. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and yes, our well pump guy went out and found the iron reducer unplugged which must have happened when the pump controller was replaced just prior to your stay. It's a 5 part system we have there and safe, but the iron content is excessive. We are able to get it nearly undetectable normally:) Sincerely, Charlie and Wendy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nutrioso, AZ
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sunirse Ski Resort

Nutrioso is at 7500 feet elevation, the wildlife in the area is incredible from the Majestic Elk to Mexican Wolves. Many neat places to Hike including some areas that have caves ! Will have info at the cabin for you on trail system! Fishing/Fly Fishing is also awesome. For those who are into Hunting, this is the place for you! Elk, Bear,Turkey, Grouse, Waterfowl, Deer... and much more! Incredible bird watching here as well... Overall, just a great place to get away from it all! Nelson Reservoir is 2 miles from cabin on same side of hwy. It is stocked by fish and game in the summer 20,000 trout. Yes, 20K.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Nutrioso

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$98.59
Pet Fee C$65.73
Refundable Damage Deposit C$262.9

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed by a deposit. WE NEVER ask for wire transfers or will take via phone or email your personal bank checking or credit card info. We only use Homeaway, VRBO, Flipkey, Tripadvisor, Paypal (on our direct site) for secure payment choices that protect both the owner and guest for a 3% fee that we pay for this layer of protection for all parties. If you want to place a deposit by check and we have talked on the phone and your deposit check is local (Arizona) and has a minimum one month clearance, It can be accepted for the exact amount. Thank you and may your vacation/ holidays be fantastic:) Sincerely, Charlie and Wendy Palmer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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