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Carolynne and Jeff Callan

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Five Star Blissful Bear Log Cabin in East Verde River Park.

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Payson holiday cabin

Relax and enjoy the beautifully cozy Blissful Bear Log Cabin.

3 bedroom/1 bath newly renovated, well-maintained & clean log cabin nestled under Mogollon Rim. A cool escape from the valley heat. Fenced in yard. Child friendly. Walking distance & across-street access to the East Verde River. Located just off 87, 3 miles north of Payson in Tonto National Forest. Large porches and gas grill. The Blissful Bear Log Cabin sleeps 6, master and children's bedroom on 2nd floor. 3rd bedroom on main level. Linens & towels furnished. Satellite TV and wifi access included. Central AC & heat. Check-in day flexibility and last minute reservations considered based on availability. Sorry, we are not accepting pets at this time.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolynne and Jeff Callan (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

About Carolynne and Jeff Callan

Jeff is an IT professional and author. Carolynne is a very grateful stay at home mom, formerly a nurse. Our primary home is in the valley. We are blessed with 3 wonderful children & a log cabin in Payson!

Carolynne and Jeff Callan purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Carolynne and Jeff Callan chose Arizona

We fell in love with Payson the first time we visited. The Blissful Bear Log Cabin is enchanting, feels like you have travelled far away although is only 1 1/2 hours from the Valley & an average of 20 degrees cooler.

What makes this cabin unique

Close to town yet rural peaceful feeling. Child friendly with fully enclosed yard. Newly renovated, clean and cozy.


based on 20 traveller reviews

Five Star Blissful Bear Log Cabin in East Verde River Park.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

It's was everything we expected from the great reviews, kids were in heaven with the books and toys. Short walk to the river across the street. The internet was extremely slow, not what we were here for but my husband works from home and sometimes this is critical. We would definately return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, no cable or satellite providers offer Internet service to our area and the only available service is wireless to the property and slow by normal standards. Our ISP is working on an upgrade to the entire neighborhood and we will take advantage of that higher speed as soon as it comes available.
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Quiet and Cute

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to get out of the heat and chaos of the valley for a relaxing long weekend and that's just what we got. Everything in this cute little cabin was just as described, no surprises... which is always nice! Our son loved playing on the swing set and really enjoyed the toys in the kids' room. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 4 Days at Blissful Bear

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and 4 days at the Blissful Bear Cabin. We found everything as described and there were no surprises or disappointments. There were only two of us so we didn't use the upstairs even though the upstairs Master Bedroom was nicer we opted to use the downstairs bedroom rather than having to navigate the stairs down to the bathroom during the night.

The Direct TV DVD recorder was nice so that you could set up recordings during the day/night that you could enjoy later. The internet is slow as advertised but was ok for checking/sending mail and viewing web sites. There is no cell phone service but we could use the wifi connection to send text messages on the phone. There is a land line at the cabin if you need to give out an emergency contact.

The property is conveniently located close to Payson which has a good supply of restaurants both fast food & home grown. We visited the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park only about 10 minutes away. Hiking there is not for the faint of heart but there are easily accessible viewpoints and picnic tables available. We also took a road trip up to the Mogollon Rim -- off road vehicles not necessary. You need to reserve a day trip but the views are amazing and well worth the effort.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cant Wait To Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin. We had so much fun. One of the best parts for me as a parent taking my children on vacation is the excitement that they show before we walk into the place that we are staying for the duration of our vacation. When they ran upstairs and saw the kids room they were so excited. They had plenty of room to play and hang out while it rained and a nice big backyard with a playground that I could gate them into while they played outside. The kitchen was clean and had plenty of stuff for us to use the refrigerator worked great. The furniture and the carpet were in great condition. This was probably one of the best kept cabins we have been to and we have been to a lot this summer. The owners were very easy to work with and so helpful. Thank you for sharing your space with us we enjoyed it very much

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was so nice to take our 3 year old to the cabin and have a play area for him and a whole kids room. Love the size of the cabin and area. Our family will be renting this cabin in the future. Thanks for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying at the Blissful Bear Log Cabin! Everything was perfectly PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

The log cabin was amazing! It was perfect for our family of 4 and we could have brought two more friends. The location is wonderful for walking down to the Verde River for fishing, swimming and exploring. The neighbor was very welcoming and peaceful! The log cabin was clean, layout very well, and had all the necessities..,.just arrive with your food for cooking and chillin and you are set! Can't wait to go back! Ps. Bring a raft or inner tube, if the river is flowing you can chill in it or fun for the kiddos.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Payson, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Day Weekend
21 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Seasonal rate
19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Charge A$99 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Tax Rate 6.6%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Payson

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 large double bed , Vaulted ceiling w/ fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Perfect for smaller guests, includes game/play area
    1st floor bedroom - 1 double bed , Full-sized bed w/ closet and overhead fan
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing