Not what I had hoped for
Let me start by saying that this is overall a beautiful property, nicely located on the Mogollon Rim (hiking trails, Tonto Creek, and lakes are all nearby), and the owners are on-site and kind folks. Unfortunately, that is where my happiness ends. During our stay we dealt with serious pest problems inside the cabin. Several varieties of spiders living in all corners of the house...some harmless and some not so harmless. With kids in the house though even harmless spiders create tense bedtimes. Every night required a spider hunt and we killed a couple dozen spiders during the week. We also dealt with ants in the kitchen and were unable to leave packaged food on the counters or in cabinets. Our sealed food bin also became ant-infested by the end of the week. We also dealt with mice in the cabin. One dead on arrival in a trap and one that we caught when we reset the trap following a close encounter of the mouse kind one evening. The mice were nesting in the fireplace and the sofa (don't count on using the sofa sleeper unless you like mice as bed mates). Spiders also enjoy the sofas. Grandma nearly stroked out after one crawled on her while she was relaxing on the sofa. Lastly, the wifi is non-existent. We had beautiful weather most days and there was no wifi in the guest cabin. The owners have wifi in their personal residence, but the signal is not available in the guest cabin. Also, cell service is less than half a bar inside the cabin...and that is with one of the most extensive cell networks available. We had no way of checking e-mail or looking up anything on the internet while inside the cabin. All that said, if you are looking for a rustic getaway and don't mind sharing the cabin with nature...this is a beautiful cabin. But, if you are expecting to have a clean, pest-free cabin with some connection to the outside world I would not recommend this cabin.

July 2014
Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek
Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek
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