by Kaitlin Braun
Seventeen beautiful cabins are set among the beautiful pines of the Cococino National Forest, with views of the San Francisco Peaks. You’ll enjoy tucked-away privacy and rustic comfort in the cabins, which range in size from cozy one-bedrooms to a massive family reunion cabin accommodating sixteen. As far as favorites go for average-sized families, look into Cabin 10, Cabin 11, or Cabin 12, all A-frames that sleep up to six people, split between two downstairs bedrooms with one double bed each, plus a loft (what kid doesn’t love a loft?) with varying bed allocations: cabin 10 with one double and one twin, cabin 11 with two doubles, and cabin 12 with one queen. If you want even more space (but not quite as much as the 16-person), look into cabins 13-15, which fit 6-8 people.
Every cabin includes a fully equipped kitchen, so stock up on groceries and do some cooking of your own. They also feature wood-burning stoves/fireplaces, so you can spend a cozy evening indoors with a board game or two. If you’re hoping to bring a furry friend along, you’re in luck — dogs are welcome in most units (restrictions may apply).
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious family cabins
- Kitchens and lofts
- Beautiful tucked-away setting
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Let me start this by saying we have stayed in several cabins and treehouses in several states, and this is how I am basing my review. All the places we have stayed before were about the same price or less, but the amenities were much better. The kitchen was adequate, but you need to bring your own paper towels. I have also never stayed anywhere that I had to take my own trash to the dumpster when I left.
We stayed in Cabin 5, the "Honeymoon Cabin." The bathtub/shower is adequate, but a little hard getting in and out of. The "steps" placed beside it are fine getting in, but getting out when feet are wet is asking for someone to slip and fall.
The mattress is obviously old. We could feel the springs.
Overall, the cabin is adequate. There is no TV, but I didn't research that specifically so I take responsibility for that. I just have never stayed at a cabin or treehouse that didn't have a TV, so it never occurred to me to check into that.
The setting itself it nice, but you do hear the airplanes taking off. For the price, I probably wouldn't stay here again. That is based on the other cabins/treehouses I have stayed in before.
We reserved a cabin here for mid October. Got a call today to "verify our details". We need gave our number of guests and mentioned we were traveling with cats. That presented a problem and the very gracious young lady said she had to consult the owner. She called back shortly and asked if my cats were declawed! They are not of course. Then she asked if we could guarantee that they would not get on the furniture! Again of course not! So she apologized and asked me to cancel my reservation. The website is very misleading.