We stayed at the cabin the weekend of November 18, 2017. The ranger we met up with informed us the property was rather rustic but we found the amen...
We stayed at the cabin the weekend of November 18, 2017. The ranger we met up with informed us the property...
Description of Glamping Units
This ultimate, off-the-grid cabin rental is located in the backcountry of Navajo County, Arizona, in the Painted Desert. It can accommodate two guests, with a pillowtop, queen-sized bed that ensures a comfortable night's sleep. There are always clean sheets inside, but guests may need to make their beds when they arrive. Towels are always stocked on the shelf inside, as well.
There is an 800-gallon tank of water that provides water for washing dishes and for showering. The shower water is pre-heated with the passive, solar water heating system. Guests should turn the hot water fully on and then add as much cold water as needed. However, this water is not potable, and guests must bring their own drinking water.
There is an antique gas stove that runs on propane for guests cooking needs. Guests must turn off the propane cylinder when they are done cooking. The stove will leak a little propane when not in use, but it will not cause a safety hazard for guests. There is also a tripod for cooking food over the campfire outside if guests prefer that.
Guests can enjoy the comfort of this rental inside or step outside and enjoy the beauty of the Arizona countryside at all times of the day. Read More
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
- Queen-size bed
This backcountry glamping accommodation has environmentally-conscious amenities. In the winter, there is a pellet stove to keep glampers warm. It is run off of a battery, so guests need to be conscious of saving the battery for their entire stay. There is also a wind-powered generator to help the stove continue running during cloudy and stormy days. The floor is heated with a passive, solar hot water system, which ensures the rental remains at a temperature typically 50 degrees or above, even without the pellet stove. Guests need to also be conscious of the solar-powered lights, as there is only a limited amount of energy. The small washing machine can be used during the bright day light.
- Fire pit
Location + Surroundings
This property is located on the outskirts of Holbrook, a city in eastern Arizona. It is set in the Painted Desert, just south of a region of the Petrified Forest National Park. Guests can reach the accommodation either by hiking from the park or by dirt road with a 4 x 4 high clearance vehicle. Guests will love the absolute serenity and seclusion of this property. It is also the perfect spot for stargazing after the sun goes down. Coconino National Forest is less than a two-hour drive away, with unbelievable sights, mountains, and water to check out. From the property, it is just over an hour drive to reach the New Mexican border. Read More
- Feeding animals
Glamping in the Painted Desert provides guests with an off-the-grid experience full of hiking and adventure. The Devils Playground, a three-mile hike, is nearby, as well as a seven-mile hike from the property to the Painted Desert Inn. Guests also have the flexibility to hike any which way into the wilderness and discover a variety of trails, trees, and different landscapes. Guests can hike or explore through Petrified Forest National Park, known for its tree trunks and fossils, as well as ranger-led tours.
After a day of exploring, guests can retire back to the accommodation and cuddle inside in the warm or enjoy the beauty of the Arizona countryside or stargaze outside for hours.
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
- You will receive a full refund for the remaining nights and charged for one full nights stay if you cancel within 24 hours.
Pets are allowed at this rental.
While driving on the dirt road to reach the rental is an option, there are times during the monsoon season when the road becomes impassable. Guests will need a backcountry permit to stay at the rental if they choose to reach it through hiking the wilderness. Guests must bring their own food as well as water, with the host recommending one gallon per person.
The host typically leaves a few canned goods and other food for guests to enjoy. Guests also typically leave something for the next guest to use. If a guest uses something from someone else, it is customary to also leave something behind. Read More