Arizona Cottage Rentals: Pinetop, Flagstaff, Sedona, Greer

Ask desert dwellers about their happy place and many will describe a cabin in the woods. There’s something magical about a peaceful cabin nestled in the mountains, surrounded by shady forest, often with water nearby that feels so fresh and inviting.

This is what a vacation is supposed to look like. So get out of the heat and reconnect with nature, while maintaining some material comforts when you rent a cabin in Arizona this summer.

Whether you’re looking to spend a night or a week, you can’t go wrong with these 10 beautiful cabins that range from Sedona and Flagstaff, to the Mogollon Rim and through the White Mountains.

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Flagstaff: Arizona Mountain Inn and Cabins

Surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Mountain Inn offers an upland getaway in the shadow of the San Francisco peaks. You will find a wide variety of cabins nestled in the ponderosa pines.

A cabin at the Arizona Mountain Inn in Flagstaff.

All styles and sizes, from a cozy bedroom to a large hogan-style cabin that sleeps 16, are tucked away on 13 secluded acres. Each chalet has a wood-burning stove or fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette. Dogs are welcome in most accommodations. Cabins start at $202.

Details: 4200 Mary Lake Road, Flagstaff. 928-774-8959,

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Christopher Creek: Cabins at Creekside

Rim Country and cabins seem to go together. There’s something about putting the desert in your rearview mirror as you climb into a cool green forest.

Cabins at Creekside offers a homey getaway in this tranquil oasis with flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. There are a few small, cozy units, but most include a loft and can sleep six people.

The cabins are steps away from the creek yet close to the restaurant and bar with the expansive patio. Enjoy the best of both worlds – a woodland retreat with plenty of comfort and great food. Rates start at $139 weekdays, $169 weekends.

Details: 1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop, Christopher Creek. 928-478-4557,

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Pinetop-Lakeside: Northwoods Cabins

These family-friendly cabins are backed by much of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Fourteen cabins are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including a two-story cabin that can accommodate 16 people.

There is a play area for children and dogs are welcome. Each cabin has a covered porch because no one goes to the White Mountains to hide inside. Get out and take a hiking trail, a short walk to the White Mountain Nature Center and Woodland Lake. Cabins start at $129.

Details: 165 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside. 928-367-2966,

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Greer: lazy trout shacks

Located at an elevation of 8,500 feet with the Little Colorado River meandering through the heart of the city, Greer is the ultimate summer escape for heat-weary desert dwellers. The small hamlet is surrounded by a national forest area criss-crossed by hiking trails.

The Little Colorado River is a popular fishing spot as it runs through the heart of Greer.

Lazy Trout’s dog-friendly cabins come in a variety of sizes and all have full kitchens, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. From the property, it’s easy to walk to everything Greer has to offer. to offer. Small cabins start at $139.

Details: 98 Main St., Greer. 928-735-7888,

Sedona: Briar Patch Inn

If you think of a bed and breakfast as a quaint place bristling with knick-knacks and placemats, the Briar Patch Inn erases that perception with 19 luxury cabins spread across 9 acres of shady woods in Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon.

The same family has operated the Briar Patch Inn in Sedona for 39 years, maintaining its high standards of luxury and service.

The same family has operated Briar Patch for 39 years. Cabins vary in size and each is brimming with rustic charm and a celebration of Southwestern style. Most have fire pits and all have private patios but no TVs, phones, or Internet service.

A healthy breakfast is included and during the summer months is served on a lovely terrace overlooking the creek. A classic duo performs on weekend mornings all summer long. Rates start at $369.

Details: 3190 N. State Route 89A, Sedona. 928-282-2342,

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Pinetop-Lakeside: Whispering Pines Resort

The cabins at Whispering Pines are spread over 13 acres of pine and oak abutting the national forest. It creates a nice feeling of undergrowth, but shops and restaurants are surprisingly close.

The luxury spa cabins at Whispering Pines are equipped with hot tubs and fireplaces.

Choose from studio cabins, one, two or three bedroom units and even an elegant Victorian. It is an old property with lots of charm. The cabins are well maintained, fully furnished, carpeted and stocked with firewood. There is a small playground for children and hiking trails.

With over three dozen cabins, you can easily find one that fits your budget and your family’s needs. Starting at $115.

Details: 237 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside. 928-367-4386,

Flag: Mormon Lake Lodge

Built in 1924, Mormon Lake Lodge has provided summer getaways for generations of families. The 300-acre resort south of Flagstaff includes 29 cabins and a campground with 74 campsites. Booths are available in a variety of sizes and styles.

Mormon Lake Lodge near Flagstaff in northern Arizona offers cabin rentals.

Guests also have access to miles of trails, horseback riding, a country store, a mini-museum, a Western lounge with live music on summer weekends, and a steakhouse and restaurant. pizzeria.

The only thing missing is water. Lake Mormon may be Arizona’s largest natural lake, but it tends to dry up in times of drought. But imagine how wonderful it is to be here during the summer monsoons and watch it start to fill up thanks to a downpour. Starting at $159.

Details: 1991 Mormon Lake Road, near Flagstaff. 928-354-2227,

Mogollon Rim: Deer Springs Inn

Woodland visitors are a regular occurrence at Deer Springs Inn on Arizona's Mogollon Rim between Heber and Show Low.

When you’re looking for true seclusion, head to the woods between Heber and Show Low on the Mogollon Rim. Deer Springs Inn is tucked away a few miles down a forest road with no neighbors.

The three rustic cabins are popular with hunters during the season and with people looking for a quiet getaway in the summer. Propane powers appliances and a generator keeps the lights on, but there is no spare electricity for TVs, computers or game consoles. Come for serenity and a chance to play amidst the vast pine forest.

Cabins range from a comfortable one bedroom to a 10 person bedroom, each with a fully equipped kitchen. Dogs and horses are welcome at this family establishment. Fares start at $75.

Details: 928-528-7350,

Greer: Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins

This makes for a sweet angler’s getaway, with all cabins on or near the water. Guests only have to choose if they want a cabin on the small trout ponds or on the Little Colorado River.

Built in 1948, Greer Lodge borders the National Forest and includes a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and horseshoe courts. Watch for deer and elk grazing in the meadows.

There are 20 well-appointed log cabins. The largest can accommodate 12 people. Many accept dogs. Cabins start at $199. The lodge offers a special offer of free gasoline. Book now and receive $100 off your cabin reservation through August 31. The special rate is prepaid and non-refundable.

Details: 80 Main St., Greer. 928-735-2304,

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Alpine: Meadows Edge Cabins

Enjoy restful nights in the White Mountains at Meadows Edge Cabins at Alpine.

Located just outside the high mountain town of Alpine, Meadows Edge Cabins delivers what its name promises. Herds of elk can often be seen grazing in the large pastures right outside the front door.

Three comfortable cabins have been recently remodeled and feature full kitchens and charcoal grills. TVs should only play DVDs. There is no Wi-Fi. You are in the White Mountains, minutes from Luna Lake and many other lakes, rivers, streams and hiking trails. That’s time best spent outdoors anyway.

The price is $110 per night for two people. Cash or check only. A minimum stay of two nights is required.

Details: 25327 US 191, Alpine. 928-245-5558,

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