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Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/ 2 bath, sleeps 9

You will always feel at home at Rancho Tonto Cabin nestled below the Magnificent Mogollon Rim. Located just 2 miles off Hwy. 260 and the Fish Hatchery Rd., just 17 miles east of Payson. Rancho Tonto Cabin is surrounded by natural beauty at 6200 feet elevation. Our scenic creeks and nearby lakes beckon you to fish, hike or just relax under sunny skies and starlit nights.

There are many wonderful activities right at your door. Fishing in our stocked trout pond, scenic hikes, wild flowers, fossils and enjoying drives along the Rim Rd., with its panoramic views are a few ways to soak up the relaxing area.

Wild game such as turkey, elk, deer, coyote and bear are often spotted in the forest. Children love wading in the creek or they may delight in horseback riding nearby. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are also close by. We are only 2 miles to Zane Grey's former cabin site and the state fish hatchery.

Comfortable accommodations await you at Rancho Tonto Cabin.

More Details

Brenda Slapnicka
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Brenda Slapnicka

The Slapnickas moved from Scottsdale to this mountain Community in 1999 to raise their two children. In addition to starting up Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, a family fishing bussiness Randy & Brenda own two local restaurants. Randy also sales Real Estate for Keller Williams and Brenda is a local Yoga Instructor and Therapist.

Brenda Slapnicka purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Brenda Slapnicka chose Payson

The Slapnicka's discovered Rancho Tonto in the late 1990's and fell in love with this beautiful piece of property. After much consideration they decided to purchase the property which needed much work and make it into a fishing business. A place for individuals and families to come have fun and build fishing memories. The Slapnicka' renovated the property which included two homes and make one of these homes their full time residence and the other home is used as a nightly rental for all to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

Rancho Tonto is the original homestead of Sam Haught, Zane Greys Hunting and fishing Guide. A beautiful Oasis in the middle of Tonto National Forest.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Payson

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are allowed however at an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night with a limit of 2 pets. We ask that pets please stay off furniture.
  • Fishing is only available when the fishing pond is open to the public. Discounted fishing fees are offered to cabin guest.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
  • Family room features a queen size sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Charming Log Cabin on Beautiful Tonto Creek
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona

Peaceful weekend in the pines

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. The cabin is wonderfully decorated and cozy warm with all the rustic charm we could ask for. We loved walking the grounds and picnicking on the back patio. We were able to explore the hatchery and fish in the creek as well as be close to town for some antiquing Our family really enjoyed staying at the cabin and look forward to our next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The only regret we have is not staying longer. Our kids loved fishing, exploring the property, riding their bikes and roasting s’mores. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Nice im gonna go back !

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the property and it is just perfect if you have children. We were well taken care of and the home was cozy and had everything you could possibly ask for. Fishing was great and we cooked our trout as we caught it. Kids loved the experience.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best cabin properties ever. Owner clearly takes pride in their surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best cabin properties ever. Owner clearly takes pride in their surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend get -away. Property was amazing and cabin was in excellent condition. Brenda and Randy were gracious hosts, thanks guys. Watching children from our porch catching fish in the trout pond was a special treat you can’t experience anywhere else. Wish we could have stayed longer, will definitely be heading back.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kohl's Ranch ZG Saloon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
East of Payson on HWY 260
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kohls Ranch ZG Restaurant

Located 2 miles North of Kohl's Ranch. Near Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery directly on Tonto Creek.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.74

30 day cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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