The Orchard House - See and hear the pleasant calming sounds of Oak Creek & wind in the trees from an Eden like private canyon back yard with ivy & wild roses grown along the back fence. This place is so peaceful. Canyon walls surround you, as Oak Creek runs year round. Retreat to this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath ''cool'' canyon cabin with a deck overlooking the creek. This house is referred to as The Orchard House, due to the several varieties of apple, pears, peach and cheery trees, with grape vines along southern fence line. Also, let's not forget the two almond trees in the front....everything grows here!
A wood-burning brick fireplace in great-room, a vintage replica stove in kitchen make for a great cabin-like setting. There is ample room inside & out for friends & family. A covered porch on both front & back patios compete for absolutely amazing views of mountains, creek, birds and stars! You will find that you will spend alot of time in the backyard - with the deck/seating area overlooking the creek (our favorite place), a rope swing, a porch swing, mature trees, 2 large bird feeders, fire pit, two grills, Sonos speakers and lights strung throughout. This backyard truly has a magical touch of nature that any age will truly enjoy.
If you are here to rest, relax and enjoy the beauty of Sedona, then this is the place to be. You will find this house to be detailed with all of the necessary things to make your stay enjoyable. Lots of thought and attention to detail make this property desirable...3 very comfortable beds, plenty of cooking utensils, 3 different ways to make coffee, including a Keurig, comfy seating, fresh linens for beds and bathroooms. If you are headed to the creek, we have rafts, towels, cooler, and balls to make your trip fun. This house has everything. A perched game room/bunkhouse with a separate entrance is a fun place for kids or adults to hang out.
The agenda; stroll to the creek, enjoy the ebb & flow of life's simple pleasures, take on a hike in many of Oak Creek Canyon's forest trails or visit Slide Rock that is one mile up the road. The location is unique as you are a short drive (5 miles) back into uptown Sedona where the dining, shopping or spa-ing opportunities are endless. Try the famous pink jeep tour for a fun and educational experience! You can also head up the 30 minute scenic route to Flagstaff on the newly renovated highway where there are ample opportunities for hiking, biking, shopping, dining or snow skiing to name a few. If you love wine, there are ample opportunities to try the Arizona wines. We recommend driving to Page Springs and Cottonwood...beautiful short drive and tasty wines!
Other things to note.....Also, because we are a mountain property and located next to the creek, please be aware that the creek has the potential to overflow the bridge leading into our neighborhood, although it is rare. This usually occurs around March 1 and is because of melting snow up north in Flagstaff. This can cause traffic to be unable to cross into or out of the neighborhood for a day or two. Always look ahead at the weather and plan accordingly, by having plenty of food. Typically these events happen with lots of rain on top of existing snow in the high country. It is advisable to have an AWD or 4WD vehicle in the winter months, as snow is always a potential. Do not cross the bridge if signs are stating Do Not Cross and do not cross is there is snow on the bridge. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding that. Thank you!