Property Description Fishing, hiking, a COOL forest and wildlife right out your door!
Welcome to Applecross Cottage! Our cottage is reminiscent of a Swedish chalet, decorated with Swedish antiques, but plenty of mountain charm thrown in. Perfect for a romantic get away or an adventure with the kids or furkids (property is fenced)!
Applecross is located in the charming little hamlet of Kohl's Ranch, about 13 miles east of downtown Payson. Surrounded by one of the worlds largest ponderosa forests with Tonto Creek a few steps away, our cottage is a romantic adventure hideaway waiting to share it's magic with you!
Recently renovated, the cottage offers...
💮 Access to Tonto Creek; the path is about 5 or 6 homes down (south)
💮 A master bedroom with a sumptuous, comfortable King bed and evap cooler to keep you comfortable in Summer.
💮 1 bathroom right off the master complete with large tiled shower and laundry.
💮 A fully stocked kitchen with full sized stove, fridge, microwave, RO water and a small dishwasher.
💮 Living room with flat screen TV & Soundbar, free WiFi, DVD player, and a Swedish Fire Stove operated via a wall mounted thermostat (has real flames). Skylights flood the whole room with light or watch the stars from the reclining sofas!
💮 Sunroom/Den with Sofa that pulls out to a queen bed. Dining area at other end. AC provided for your comfort in summer.
💮 Large deck with dining set for 6. Relax and enjoy the expansive views of the surrounding forest. Perfect for a 3AM milky way viewing!
💮 Entire house keeps VERY cool with an evap cooler.
💮 Yard is fenced, but please keep your eye on the kids and furkids
💮 Has another bedroom down below that we call the Historical Boudoir. It offers a small bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub pulled from a house in Tombstone! The antique bed came from an old house in historical Jerome, AZ! It is unique in that it's either 2 small twins, or pop or up and it's a queen, and I'm pretty sure it has quite a history ;) And the 2 antique chairs came from homes right here at the Ranch. You can access the private lower patio through your separate entrance.
A few doors down is the access to Tonto Creek, which is stocked with Apache, rainbow, brook, cutthroat, tiger, and brown trout! Hike along the creek down to the waterfall or lay amongst the wildflowers! If you don't like to fish, bring a "små godisar" or a small treat for the fish! They adore cheese!
Hungry? Walk down to the Kohl's Ranch Lodge and have the best wood fired pizza and BBQ at Zane Grey! Or hand crafted cocktails at the saloon! Tour the charming grounds or go for a horseback ride while there! Having your wedding at the Lodge? Mention your Kohl's Ranch wedding and you can receive a discount when renting this property for wedding guests!
A few miles up highway 260 is the Mogollon Rim Visitor Center with breathtaking views! This is your jumping off point for Willow Springs Lake and Wood Canyon Lake where you can rent a kayak or fishing boat for a day of lake fun.
If you decide to stay home, there is still plenty of adventure to be found right in your yard. Look for the elk that like to rest amongst the rose brambles on the south side of the yard! Or explore the romantic old double swing or various little sitting areas around the property. Or just sit on the deck and keep an eye out for passing raccoons, javelina, deer, elk, fox, turkey, weasels, all kinds of birds...and even an occasional visit from a mountain lion or bear!
The master features the most romantic skylight for all-night star gazing! An antique window set high in the wall casts a warm glow when the living room fire is going! Skylights offer plenty of light and a glimpse of the ponderosa pines right outside. You can even watch out the kitchen window while prepping dinner for the resident raccoon or elk wandering through the back yard!
In the sunroom: Kick back and read one of the many antique books that describe the local flora and fauna! This room is all double paned windows and insulted; the evap cooler reaches into there and there is an AC in there that you can utilize should you desire. New games in the ottoman, and vintage/antique ones in the cabinet!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to our unique, rural area, we are on SEPTIC. We must insist a limit of 4 adults book for this property! You can have 4 adults with children still in diapers or 2 adults with up to 4 children with some still in diapers. ALSO NOTE: The downstairs room is stand alone with separate entrance. It would be great for older kids who want to be away from parents, but not TOO far away. Inquire BEFORE booking about your particular situation to be sure this will be a good fit for your family. Owner reserves the right to deny bookings where the capacity exceeds the service's capabilities.