6 reviews

1 / 22 Elk Run Retreat cabin on 2/3 acre fenced lot is perfect for families & pets.



Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

163 W Big Juniper Rd

This charming 3 bedroom / 1 bath log sided cabin is situated on 2/3 acre in the serene Ponderosa pine forest east of Payson, AZ. The cabin is 1250 square feet and fully furnished. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the open floor plan with a spacious, 400 square foot great room that invites you to relax and enjoy down time with your family and friends, to play games, read or watch the big screen TV. The propane stove keeps the room warm and cozy during the colder months. You will find ample seating on the sofa, love seat, two chairs and a recliner. The other common areas include a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with seating for 8 and a wood burning stove. The three bedrooms and one bath are well supplied with clean linens, charming décor and individual heaters to accommodate different guests.

Whether you prefer the crisp cool winter weather or the mild mountain temperatures of the spring, summer and fall the extended wood deck overlooking the large fenced lot and enclosed garden area with fruit trees is waiting for you. Pine log deck furniture provides seating for everyone. It's a great space for children and small house pets to run and play. The two car garage houses a washer and dryer and provides extra storage.

The cabin is a perfect place to unwind. It's ideal for a family vacation and relaxing retreats with family and friends but not too big for a cozy get away with your spouse or significant other. Enjoy a short weekend or stay longer to really reap the benefits of the ambiance and the serene setting.

Pack your bags and bring your favorite foods but everything else you need is provided for you.

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds

About the area

Payson is 75 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by car or shuttle service. This small town is located between the two mountain ranges, is graced with spectacular natural beauty and situated in one of only three pure air ozone belts in the world. At an elevation of 5,000 feet, the area enjoys a mild climate year-round outdoor. Residents and tourists alike enjoy the hunting, fishing, boating, camping or hiking in the world's largest stand of Ponderosa pine. Just minutes away from town are several beautiful rim lakes, countless trout streams, and miles of mountain biking, hiking and horse trails. Payson hosts the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo as well as festivals and activities that showcase the Old West. With more than two dozen art galleries, jewelry makers, and specialty retailers such there's no reason to head to the big city for fine arts, crafts, and antiques. Visit the web and search "Payson Rim Country" for a comprehensive list of activities.

Owner profile

Dianna K



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

“Great winter get away!”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

We had a delightful time staying at Dianna's cabin in Payson. The cabin/home is much larger in the living area, dinning and kitchen than what appears in the pictures. She had everything we needed and was available for questions at any time. We have two children and never left the property. We drove up from Phoenix in the afternoon, explored on the property and that night it turned into a winter wonderland. Because the property is larger, we played in the snow all the next day. We will plan a longer trip in the future!

“Great Spot”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2016

This was a great place to stay. The cabin was beautiful and in a gorgeous area. The people were very very nice. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that the reservation process isn't as smooth as it could be and you can't pay by credit card or online, check or money order only. We will definitely be going back.

Owner's reply: Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for sharing your experiences. I appreciate the kind words about the cabin, the area and the neighbors! Please know that I am looking into ways to streamline the reservation and payment processes to make it easier for guests. I'll look forward to hearing from you when you are able to visit again.

“Great Getaway!!!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

This was our second stay at this cabin and we cannot wait until we can go back again! The first stay was with some friends over the 4th of July weekend and the weather could not have been better. What a remarkable difference the cool pines were from the sweltering heat of the Valley. It was even a few degrees cooler at the cabin than it was in the city of Payson. This time around we were able to enjoy the beautiful snow with the same friends. Our 10 year old son had a blast sledding down a hill right down the road from the cabin, and loved playing in the snow in the huge fenced yard. Although the cabin itself is very roomy, clean, and very well appointed, including wi-fi and satellite, the front porch is the first thing you notice and the thing I loved the most. The porch is very inviting, comfortable, and provides breathtaking views in both the summer and the winter. The wood stove and gas fireplace were amazing and provided toasty warmth throughout the cabin on those cold nights. We will definitely be back, and would love to stay for a week sometime this summer.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for sharing your experiences with me and potential guests. Your detailed comments took time to prepare and post ... thank you for devoting the time and making the effort. I look forward to hosting you and your family again. Warm regards, Dianna Kimling - Host

“Quiet and relaxing”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2015

Clean and comfortable, surrounded by nature. Enjoyed sitting on the large front porch both to have coffee in the mornings and libation and music in the evenings. Quiet and peaceful, it was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix as well as the heat. At the same time, nice to have lots of television programs to choose from.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the kind words. It's a great place and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

“Adorable cabin in the woods!”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2015

What a wonderful experience! I stayed in this cabin wit my mom and 2 of my kids, ages 12 and 8. We arrived in the late afternoon and were thrilled with what we saw. A log sided cabin with a fenced yard for our dog. Immediately, the kids and pup were running around the spacious yard while my mom and I planted ourselves on the amazing porch. The cabin was well appointed, with plenty of room for everyone. With Internet and satellite TV, there was entertainment available inside the cabin as well. The owner was easily accessible and very accommodating. Will definitely be back!

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon!

“Absolutely Perfect!”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

We stayed here over the July 4th Holiday and were extremely happy with the accommodations. It's tucked back in a quiet subdivision off the beaten path. The porch was amazing- loved sitting out there listening to the rain hitting the tin roof. The cabin itself was roomy, extraordinarily clean, and fully stocked with dishes, pans etc. we will definitely be coming back! : )

Owner's reply: Thank you Dan and Kelli for your kind comments. It's a pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay and want to return. I'll look forward to hearing from you again to book your next visit.

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