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East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting & Family Fun. Social Distance Here

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Overview of East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting & Family Fun. Social Distance Here

East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting & Family Fun. Social Distance Here

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Payson, AZ

Explore the area

  • AirportPayson, AZ (PJB)24 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanner Payson Medical Center26 min drive
  • Popular LocationTonto Natural Bridge State Park28 min drive
  • Popular LocationRim Country Museum29 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1876 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting & Family Fun. Social Distance Here

Family-friendly cabin in Payson
Yes, you can social distance here. The property is a half acre single residence.. 2 night minimum. It's not far from Phoenix (1.5-2hr drive). 10 miles from Payson: gas/ drive thru fast food, 2 grocery stores, Walmart, and home Depot. Wifi to work from home w/ office desk/ chair off greatroom. Enjoy trees and fresh air. Get away from crowds. This is a kid and dog friendly Rustic Cabin with lots of assorted games and toys, but outdoor is fun...walking along river trails or hunting geodes or making that "s'mores" campfire. 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, 2 Fireplace 2 story Cabin Across the Street from the East Verde River nestled against a large hill where Elk walk to and from the National Forest. Cool Pines @ 5,300 ft. elevation 10 miles NE of Payson in Whispering Pines. Public access to river down street at wet bridge. Hiking trails along the river at 3rd crossing: 1.2 miles, 2nd crossing: 1.9 miles, waterwheel: 2.5 miles, and 1st crossing: 3.1 miles. The famous Highline trail head is 5 mile in Washington park. Fly fish for trout & small-mouth bass. Cabin Sleeps 8 (1 queen, 2 full, 2 twin, plus full crib not counted in total. Linen & towels furnished. WIFI (fastest available in area), Blu-Ray, NetFlix, Direct TV with NFL, Roko, and Netbook Computer, children's games and many toys. Fully Equipped Kitchen & Laundry room w/ washer & dryer, Cabin Decor (Trout, Elk & Bear Rm). Living room w/leather sectional and, recliner. Custom Kitchen Table & Fireplace Mantels made of Juniper. Full Kitchen stocked with pots/pans/utensils/dinnerware/crock pot/ toaster/single and pot coffee makers. Spice rack, etc... Large deck with French doors off the kitchen. Umbrella and ample seating and lounger to enjoy the wooded country atmosphere. Gas grill with 2 propane tanks & Fire ring. Fully fenced yard for your buddy and kids. Hidden under a large pine tree is a little fairy land. For the fishing enthusiast: 2 fly tying tables, a fishing rod holder inside & wader hanger outside. Dog friendly with fenced yard (up to 2 good dogs) with small flat fee of $50 per stay: no more expensive than other cabins that charge a larger cleaning fee... medium and extra large kennel in laundry room. For hunters: Excellent Elk & Turkey hunting w/ Tonto National Forestry access less than 1/4 mile from cabin. Enhance your stay by adding a guided fishing trip or buying supplies and flies. Yes, atv lovers... there is forest nearby on the control road toward Tonto Fish Hatchery, etc.. yes, driveway is long enough for a trailer.

In greatroom, 42 inch Phillips flatscreen LCD HDTV with Blue Ray player, Free Netflix and Pandora. Board games and DVDs.
Fireplace firewood is provided for 2 fireplaces (one in kitchen and other in greatroom). Fire ring firewood (pine) is often stacked near fire ring, but is located next to garage. We are unable to restock fire ring wood between all guest stays, but it may be collected in nearby Tonto National Forest for 'small camp fires for free'. We have 3 ceramic heaters. One in each bedroom and kitchen. Feel free to place them where you want. (They use much less electricity than baseboard heat which we have also.) When you arrive at cabin, if 3 ceramic heaters are not enough, please turn on baseboard heaters until you have time to light fireplaces. Heaters take about 5 minutes to heat up. There is one located in bathroom and Bear room downstairs and a thermostat at top of stairs on the left side of wall for the living room. There is one in the Elk room and trout room too. Also, the fireplace dampers/flutes are closed. Before starting fires please look up and pull the black bar forward to you to open so fire smoke goes up chimney. If one fireplace is not in use keep that damper closed so smoke from the other fireplace doesn't reenter home because the chimney stacks are next to each other. From our and other guests it is best to place firewood as far back from front as possible to encourage smoke up flute and when first lighting it to heat up the chimney stack with a firestarter stick (not able to keep firestarter log/sticks stocked at cabin. Please bring. Have long matches though). These are just tricks you may already know. When the fire is out its best to close flute as soon as possible, because when the chimney stack cools down it can drive cold smoky air in. If that happens, just open the windows and run the ceiling fans. Every bedroom has ceiling fans and the greatroom has 2. AC in living room, bear room and elk room.

Fishing licenses can be purchased at the camping, hunting, outdoor sports counter of Walmart in Payson. Even in the winter, there is hold over trout at the 1st and 2nd wet bridges. They are the smarter ones that lasted thru the angler season so they are spooky, but if you catch one you are the master! A honey hole document for fishing hot spots will be sent with directions and cabin keyless entry code after payment is made in full a day prior to stay.

The East Verde River TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE starts April and continues weekly through end of August for the summer season by the AZ Game and Fish Department. See stocking schedule at:

From Hwy 87, take a right onto Houston Mesa Road. It's 10 miles to cabin. At 6.9 miles, the first East Verde River access (parking area on right) is just beyond the bridge overpass has some great shallow swimming holes friendly to kids, dogs. It is a fish and game trout stocking spot. At 7.5 miles the next parking area on right is called Waterwheel which is VERY scenic with hiking trails and waterfalls. It has 3 sites stocked by fish and game. At 8.1 miles just after crossing the first wet bridge is a parking area called 2nd crossing on left which has great fishing areas (stocked by fish and game), hiking trail (see marker directly across the road by river). At 8.8 miles, the next parking area is on left beyond the 2nd wet bridge (also a fish stocking spot). Continue up curved hill and enter Whispering Pines Subdivision (on right side). The Left side is still Tonto Forest. The 3rd wet bridge crossing on scott's drive is only another mile and .5 miles from the cabin. It is a great spot to plant some lawn chairs (under stairs at cabin) and soak you feet, play, etc...
Upstream from cabin (take a right on Houston Mesa Rd from cabin and bear left at the road split). It is called Washington Park and is another river access with a well known great hiking trail called Highline Trail (5 miles from cabin). There are other river access points upstream on the dirt control road toward Hwy 260 (instead of bearing left toward Washington Park 5 miles from cabin and the famous Highline trailhead), cross bridge on right and bear left). This heads to Tonto Creek and fish hatchery, camping areas, etc... all part of Tonto Forest.
Reminder: Please check outlets for any plugs, chargers, cords for your portable devises. 1 out of 6 guests leave one behind which we return as quickly as possible.

35 things to do in Payson
Drive, Bike, or Hike the Top of the Mogollon Rim.
Visit Tonto Natural Bridge & Tonto Fish Hatchery.
Fossil Hunting @ Paleo Site.
Visit the Shoofly Indian Ruins & Zane Grey Museum.
Go Antiquing.
Visit the Rim Country Museum in Payson.
Fish at One of the Many Rim Country Lakes: woods canyon, willow springs, bear canyon.
Golf on the public Payson Course.
Take an Airplane Ride to View Rim Country.
Canoe, Fish, Walk Around Willow Springs and Woods Canyon Lakes.
Go Gambling at the Mazatzal Casino.
Take the Children to Green Valley Park.
Take a Stroll Down Payson's Historic Main Street. Bowling and movie theatre.
Stargaze Under the Clear, Night Sky.
Attend One of Payson's Many Rodeos.
Pick a Trail and Go Hiking - Over 50 Miles to Choose From! A Railroad Tunnel too.
Go Fishing on One of the Many Streams that Surround Rim Country.
Relax in the Verde Hot Springs.
Look for Crystals on Diamond Point.
Go Horseback Riding.
Visit the Payson Candle Factory.
Natural Springs at Fossil.

This is a no smoking property.
Pets are allowed. Generally up to 2 good dogs are allowed for an additional fee. 1st dog $50. 2nd dog add $25.
Check in is 4pm and check out is noon. Please inquire if you need to check in earlier or later and please don't wait until the day of if you can. The cleaning service will already have their schedule set by then and it is too late to make adjustments. Text me if within a day and I will let you know.
Please read the email of information sent about the cabin, wifi access code, keyless entry code, directions, area things to do, fireplace instructions and check out instructions. I know it is long but very helpful. Thank you for choosing our home away from home:)

Generally there is a minimum 2 night booking required, but occasionally we can accept 1 night IF it can be confirmed by cleaning service that they can do this. Enquire if you are requesting this and I will check.

Max booking allowed is 30 nights with a bi weekly clean fee.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations have kitchens with coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with Netflix.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Owners Charlie and Wendy Palmer

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Toys
  • Children's games


  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Free firewood


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1876 sq ft (174 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

East Verde River Cabin Fishing Hunting Family Fun
East Verde River Cabin Fishing Hunting Family Fun Payson
East Verde River Cabin Fishing Hunting Family Fun
East Verde River Fishing Hunting Family Fun Payson
Cabin East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting and Family Fun
East Verde River Cabin: Fishing, Hunting and Family Fun Payson
East Verde River Fishing Hunting Family Fun
East Verde River Cabin Fishing Hunting Family Fun

About this area


Located in Payson, this cabin is in the mountains. Local points of interest include Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Banner Payson Medical Center, and Mazatzal Casino. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Banner Payson Medical Center - 26 min drive
  • Mazatzal Casino - 27 min drive
  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - 28 min drive
  • Rim Country Museum - 29 min drive
  • Payson Golf Course - 31 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 76 out of 105 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 19 out of 105 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 105 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 105 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 105 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%





5/5 Excellent

A nice trip
It was a pleasant trip. Went by too fast

4/5 Good

Cute cozy cabin
Enjoyed our stay at this cabin. We saw and fed the Elk 2 of the 3 days.

5/5 Excellent

glorious location for cozy relaxation and fun!
What a lovely place to stay! The house is extraordinarily well stocked (from kitchen supplies to games), the porch was a delightful place to drink coffee in the morning and the upstairs den was a perfect cozy place for movie night. The close drive to get in the river was just ideal! Thank you for the hospitality!

4/5 Good

Great getaway in the pines!!

3/5 Okay

Not Quite what we Expected
The post made it seem like we could fish nearby which is one of the main reasons we chose this cabin. But the East Verde river hardly had any water and there was no where to fish even after walking a couple of miles in a few locations. Very disappointed and ended up going to Canyon Woods Lake...nearly an hour away. The cabin had everything we needed and was comfortable. We even had an elk visit us one evening which was very fun! Depending on what you're looking for, it might be the place for you to stay. We personally won't stay here again but are glad we had the experience as it has made us wiser for future choices.