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RUHL'S RETREAT Charming log cabin Pinetop Country Club

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

True log cabin with 1620 sq.' 3BR, 2 full baths. Pinetop Country Club

This very inviting, quiet true log cabin beckons you for indoor relaxation or outdoor exploration and activities. Knotty pine interior and pellet stove/fireplace contribute to cozy atmosphere even in this open floorplan. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee or afternoon wine tasting on the covered front deck or greatly enlarged back deck with railing. Take the edge off the cold and watch the flames dance while sitting next to the large fire pit.

Sleeps up to 8. Larger parties will be considered but will incur a additional fee of $10/person/night. Huge king master w/ full bath, queen BR and twin BR share full bath. Plenty of bedding and throw blankets for cozy winter nights. Towels, body wash, hairdryers, wi-fi, DISH TV (with all of the PAC 12 games). Granite countertops throughout. Kitchen ready to prepare even the largest of meals and includes 3 coffee makers (1 Keurig), coffee, and large slow cooker. Dining room table can seat up to 10 with extra leaves in place.

There are 3 bedrooms. Master has a king, Queen in 2nd and 2 twins in 3rd. Large leather sectional sofa in living room folds out to full size sleeper and could accomodate a small person on either side of the sleeper. Two fold out sleeping mats are in the twin closet. This cabin is perfect for couples up to a rather large gatherings of family or friends.

The large open living area sports a new HD flat screen TV and a great sound system. The bedrooms are a split plan allowing for privacy in the master bedroom. Dish TV is present in the living room and master bedroom. Both other bedrooms have a TV with VCR/DVD players. There are many videos to chose from in the cabin and lots of games for all ages. The videos for families and adults are in the master bedroom dresser and the children's videos are in the twin bedroom. WiFi is available at no cost.

Just completed huge addition to back deck. Now has table, 4 chairs, 4 additional chairs in cabin and FIRE PIT! Propane grill. Covered front deck to watch the ever changing weather.

Our cabin makes a great summer getaway from the desert heat. There's lots of activities during these months. You won't run out of local things to do. This time of year tends to book pretty full and early, so try to plan ahead.

Fishing starts around March. Google "White mountains AZ fishing" for a variety of sites that can give you details on stocking of lakes, what's biting, bait to use etc.

Please use caution when driving in the White Mountains, especially if going to Sunrise Ski Resort. Anticipate snow and ice. 4 wheel or front wheel drive is recommended. May need chains at times. All roads are plowed, but accumulations may occur rapidly, especially on road to resort from highway turn-off. No refunds for weather conditions. Cabin will be plowed after any significant accumulation, ie. 2". Use caution on stairs and deck as they can become very icy. There is a supply of salt under the front deck to put on the stairs to help melt snow and especially ice.

More Details

Marcia or Chris Ruhl
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018

About Marcia or Chris Ruhl

We have always enjoyed outdoor activities. Chris is an avid fisherman and golfer, always seeking a new lake and golf course, while Marcia greatly enjoys downhill skiing. Never tires of Sunrise Ski Resort.

Marcia or Chris Ruhl purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Marcia or Chris Ruhl chose Pinetop

For many years we had thought about buying a mountain cabin and looked at a multitude of places. This cabin had it all. It's a perfect retreat from Tucson and only about a 3 hour drive. We wanted a true log cabin with knotty pine interior and fireplace. Now it is furnished with all the amenities of home and is very comfortable. We've stayed in many vacation rentals and wanted to provide a retreat which meets all of our requirements for a completely furnished and comfortable cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

Beds sleep 6 persons with additional queen sleeper in living room sectional sofa. 1 child would fit on the sofa sections on either side of the sleeper, or there are 2 folding sleeping mats that would easily sleep children. Has central forced heating and pellet stove, so none of the rooms will ever be cold. Gas grill on back deck. Covered front deck to enjoy the snow or summer rains. Dining room table has 2 leaves and will seat 8-10 with the bench providing additional seating. There are 4 folding chairs and 4 outdoor folding chairs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Pinetop, Arizona

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , master bath - full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Tiled floors, granite countertops.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , huge room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , full closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 twin beds with 2 fold out sleep mattresses
  • Queen sleeper in sectional sofa in living room. 1 child could sleep on either side of queen sleeper on sofa. Crib and crib linens in master closet. Rollaway on wheels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Skier's edge is my favorite ski outfitter. Very professional.No long lines. Rent and reserve equipment, coats,clothing on line ahead of time.Taking a lesson on W/Es very useful. Skip long lift lines - Sunrise has some awesome instructors. Mid-week skiing is awsome. No one there!!All ski shops in Pinetop,Hon Dah and Sunrise base are quite good.Our cabin is about as close to Sunrise as you can get, other than staying at the resort motel.


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RUHL'S RETREAT Charming log cabin Pinetop Country Club
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Perfect winter get away!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for a weekend getaway from Phoenix to enjoy some snow. We took our little kiddos up to experience snow and they LOVED it. The house has everything you could need. Back patio/yard was awesome for the kids and adults. Tv and WiFi were great. Plenty of parking. First time we used VRBO and it was overall a great experience that we will most likely make an annual thing. Maybe a longer weekend next time :) THANKS!

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We work hard to have our cabin be somewhere to relax and just get away. Glad you had snow! Welcome back anytime.
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Perfect charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your cabin this weekend. The cabin was very charming and had everything we needed and much more! We were able to get a good day in on the slopes too! Thank you for recommending ski rental at Skier’s Edge. They were fantastic! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un fin de semana increible, una cabaña hermosa y muy acogedora

  • 5 of 5


Todo estaba muy bien nos encanto para volver

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin! The decor was really cute and the cabin was stocked with all of the necessities. In addition there were games, puzzles and movies. The owners were extremely responsive and very helpful. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's exactly the way we want our guests feel. We take great pride in providing everything we would want for ourselves in a vacation getaway.
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The property is in an older area of Pinetop. The home met all of our needs.

  • 4 of 5

We were so happy that our large motor home fit in the driveway of the property.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy our cabin met your needs. We always strive to go above and beyond which is what our other reviews reflect. Have to disagree with it being an older area of town. Our cabin was built in 2005. The Pinetop Lakes Country Club community has been established for many years but most of the homes are on the newer side and new construction is always occurring. Thanks for choosing our cabin for your getaway.
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Nice and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little getaway, all you could ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Our goal is for it to be exactly that - all you could ask for. Thanks very much. Look forward to having back!
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Tucson or Phoenix
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pinetop Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinetop Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pinetop Country Club
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sunrise Ski resort.As close to resort as you get.
Car: necessary

Miles of hiking at you doorstop throughout the entire White Mountain areas. Great winter skiing nearby. Variety of restaurants. Many area golf courses open to the public. Horseback (trail riding) available. Great bicycling areas. Anticipating an awesome ski season.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Pinetop, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late winter
20 Feb 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
27 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day W/E
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early summer
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
late summer
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day W/E 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Television service AU$12.74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Pet Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Cleaning fee AU$159.29 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.05%

The 50% amounts include nightly rate for you days of stay, cleaning fee of $100, pet fee ($50) if applicable and $250 refundable security deposit. There is a $5.00 fee added for everyone due to the fact that guests continuously unplug things from back of Living Room TV for gaming etc. It cost us $100 every time a dish agent came out just to plug things in correctly. We now have DISH insurance which will cost us $10/month plus $10 for each out call. This $5 fee helps us defer the costs to keep out-calls to a minimum and still provide TV service if needed for a guest. Thank you for understanding this. We have spent a huge amount of money keeping TV available. We pay $120/month for the service we have. We also have Netflix for additional source of entertainment. Just click "Netflix on the remote. Please monitor your children as much of the material on netflix is uncensored and may be inappropriate for children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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