Elk Haven Chalet is a beautiful very new (completed 2017) 3 bedroom + Loft cabin tucked away on a private ranch in Arizona’s White Mountains. The spacious master bedroom lies on a first floor with an en-suite bathroom and deck. There are two additional bedrooms on the first floor which open up to expansive decks with great views. There is also an upstairs loft with a futon that is perfect for the kids, all within earshot of adults. We request that use of the loft be limited to adults and children over 10. Each of the three bedrooms has a deck with scenic views of the forest and nearby mountains. The expansive front deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the mountains and wildlife. The back deck overlooks the forest and the horseshoe pit. There is a gas fire pit on the front deck that adds to the ambiance. Elk Haven has a brand new modern fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities. The den has beautiful views through the floor to ceiling windows. This cabin offers a comfortable setting for you and your family to spend quality time together. Located in a part of the ranch where Elk gather up at night, hence the name. Elk Haven is available for $175 per night, 8 person maximum. Elk Haven is a great place for folks to get away and enjoy special times with family and friends. There is so much to do when you visit Elk Haven.
Horseback riding. The Ranch is a big favorite of equestrians. You can bring your own horse and ride on the ranch or in the nearby forests. You can trailer your horses up to the ranch (with your own private corral) and both you and your horses can have a wonderful vacation. We also have horses owned by private individuals which are available for you to ride on-site.
Wildlife Viewing and Photography. Early morning and evenings are a great time to watch herds of Elk and Deer who frequent the Ranch's meadow and forest areas. The Ranch has two wildlife viewing blinds which are ideal for wildlife viewing and picture taking.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Fishing. The White Mountains abound with excellent trout fishing lakes and streams. Nearby fishery Silver Creek has Arizona's best trout fishing. Neighborhood lake Scott Reservoir has good trout fishing and bird watching for ospreys and eagles.
Hiking - Ranch visitors often hike in the nearby mountains and forests where they enjoy beautiful vistas and often frequent wildlife spotting. Show Low is the gateway to the 200 mile Mogollon Rim with many different hiking opportunities.
Kayaking & Stand-up Paddleboarding. Scott Lake is a favorite of kayakers and paddleboarders. The ranch does have kayaks available for rent by guests.
Mountain Biking. The nearby hills and mountains offer great mountain biking trails with beautiful vistas.
Archery & Target Practice. Try your hand at archery at the Ranch's archery range or try target shooting at the neighborhood range.
Skiing and Snowboarding. Arizona's premier Winter sports resort - Sunrise Ski Resort - is a short 45 minute drive from Lakeside. In addition to winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and tubing, Sunrise has excellent summer mountain biking trails.