Other Lodges and Cabins in the Pines

There are several places to vacation in the pines of Payson, Arizona.  Besides the places I mentioned in previous posts, I have a few more to mention.

House in Christopher Creek:  http://www.vrbo.com/191809
We rented this house at Christmas time from a woman named Anita.  We were greeted by her neighbor because she was home in Cottonwood enjoying time with her family.  He was a sweet man who let us in the house, went over where everything was, and how to leave the place before going home.

The place had two master bedroom suites with their own bathrooms.  The center of the house is where the kitchen, dining and living room were located.  Next to one of the rooms is the storage, laundry, and extra full bathroom.  The front of the house was decorated for the season and had a nice porch.  The back yard was basically a huge porch which ran along the entire back of the house.  An area of the porch was where the BBQ and fire pit was located.  Down below the porch was a creek with running water.  We really enjoyed sitting on the porch and listening to the sounds of the creek.  There were only two TV's in the house in each bedroom, and they had satellite attached to them.  There was no WiFi, but we enjoyed being free of the internet.  (Well not completely because we were able to use our phones to keep in touch with everyone.) The place is perfect for hiking, fishing, and relaxing.  It is also near Payson if you want to do some shopping, checking out the tourist places, or find WiFi if you need to use the internet.  We had a wonderful stay at this home in the pines.


I have stayed in this place at least three times when my husband's company had their annual camp-out.  While most of the employees choose to stay in tents and RV's, my daughter and I stayed at the nearby Forest Lakes Lodge.  The lodge is located in the splendid pines of the Mogollon Rim and near Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lakes.  From the lodge, there are places to camp, picnic, fish, swim, and go hiking.  The rooms have one king size or two double beds, refrigerator, microwave oven, color television, and heating for those chilly nights.  There is no WiFi, but there is so many other things to do while staying there.  There is also a restaurant next door which offers tasty meals.

The Grey Hackle Lodge is located in Christopher Creek, east of Payson, AZ.  It offers a perfect getaway for you and your family in the cool ponderosa pines.  From right outside your door, you a stones throw from a place to fish, hike, mountain bike, and watch all the wildlife that wander by.  You can enjoy the serine sounds of the creek while you BBQ outside on your porch.  They even have a courtyard where you can visit with other guests, roast marshmallows and gaze at the stars.

The Christopher Creek Lodge is located in the heart of Christopher Creek along the loop road.  The first cabin was constructed in 1950 and started out as the first Christopher Creek Store and Bar.  Three years later, the lodge provided its first guest with an overnight stay, and has had many people stay in their cabins ever since.  From this lodge, you are a short drive from Wood's Canyon Lake, the Mogollon Rim, Payson, and Tonto Creek.

Located in the pines of Payson, AZ, the Mountain Meadows Cabins provide you a warm and wonderful place to stay while in Payson.  The cabins are affordable and cozy.  They provide you with all the amenities to help make your stay comfortable.  Along with a TV, satellite cable, gas fireplace, microwave, coffeepot, jacuzzi, they have WiFi.  You can sit on your porch swing and enjoy the view all while BBQing.  This place is definitely one to consider while staying in Payson.


  1. Very interesting. What are your favorite local travel activities when you stay in these places?


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