7 Best Flagstaff Cabin Rentals to Escape to This Year

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D.T. Christensen
February 12, 2020
Updated February 05, 2024

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Tiny house A-Frame // Photo: Connor Naasz

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Renting a cabin in Flagstaff is one of the best ways to experience Northern Arizona’s draws in any season. Here’s where to find the right one for you.

Outdoor beauty, history, eclectic culture: there’s no one particular reason that Flagstaff is such a popular destination to visit in Arizona.

Of the millions who visit each year, some folks pass through to the Grand Canyon, while others hang out and explore attractions along I-40 and beyond.

Still others wander north simply to escape the heat and crowds of Phoenix, myself included.

Whatever the reason, finding a place to stay in Flagstaff can be a challenge. Hotels book up fast in every season, and with more than 1,000 vacation rentals to choose from, it’s hard to find the hidden gems worth your time and budget.

But as longtime fans both of Flagstaff (go Lumberjacks!) and cabins (go lumber!), we can help.

Here’s a look at 10 of the best cabin rentals in Flagstaff, from rustic A-frames to sprawling chalet-style vacation rentals worthy of any Arizona travel bucket list.

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1. Cabin on Private 10-acre Ranch

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Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay here: Secluded luxury cabin on 10 acres of forest.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

When we research vacation rentals, we see a lot of would stay here again! type reviews. But rarely do we come across a rental where so many past renters actually stayed again.

“This is the third time we’ve stayed at this property and we have enjoyed it every time,” says Tristan C.

A quick look at this 3-bedroom luxury cabin and you’ll understand why. A large stone fireplace, open living spaces and a well-supplied kitchen make this cabin more comfortable than most, and the outdoor area includes a built-in grill, firepit and plenty of seating on the flagstone patio.

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Related read: 7 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Flagstaff, Arizona

2. A-frame Cabin on 1.5 acres

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Photo: Connor Naasz

Why you should stay here: Once named the most wished-for Airbnb in Arizona.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more popular cabin in the Flagstaff area, and for good reason. This A-frame’s been featured in magazines like Travel + Leisure, Real Simple and Sunset Magazine. It was also the backdrop to an American Eagle Outfitters holiday campaign.

But this cabin’s more than just an Instagrammable hangout – it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It’s conveniently located near most of Flag’s main draws, and if you’re looking for a low-key trip, there’s enough around the cabin to make it a let’s stay in type of vacation.

There’s no TV, no internet and no A/C, but board games, horseshoes, mountain bikes and nearby hikes offer plenty of other ways to pass the time. It’s the perfect place to unwind and slow down, but it books up quick, so if you see an opening, take it.

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3. Hidden Hollow Log Cabin

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Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay here: A cozy log cabin built to handle family vacations.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Hidden Hollow’s 2,400 square feet excludes one thing: the treehouse out back. That makes it one of our favorite family-friendly cabins in Flagstaff, and past renters agree.

“Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners have truly thought of everything, even having the ‘kids plates’ labeled on the shelving,” says Kate C. “It made the transition to a new place very easy.”

There are two master bedrooms, a kids room with bunk beds and a secret loft, and a not-secret upstairs loft with a futon. The two-acre property backs up to national forest land and two levels of decks offer views in every direction.

So when you need a break from the kids, send ’em to the treehouse or take the upstairs deck for some quiet time (we can dream, can’t we?).

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4. Tiny Mountain View Sauna Cabin

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Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay here: A tiny cabin with huge creature comforts.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

This tiny cabin is located on the same property as the first A-frame we featured, and also participated in said American Eagle Outfitters campaign. Aside from that and the stargazing, that’s where the cabins’ similarities end.

This 1940s-built studio clocks in at 360 square feet, though its open layout and dual decks make it feel larger. Nestled beside the cabin is a Finnish wet and dry sauna that’s perfect for any season.

Mahesh, the gracious host of both cabins, leaves instructions on using the sauna, but we imagine it goes something like this: toggle between cabin and sauna. Repeat.

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5. Relaxing Family Cabin

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Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay here: Conveniently located between Snow Bowl and downtown Flagstaff.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1-3 nights depending on season
  • Pets allowed: yes

If your stay in Flagstaff includes a trip to Snow Bowl, this beautiful cabin is the perfect spot to hole up for a weekend. It’s just a few miles from ski resort’s entrance (as well as downtown Flagstaff), with hiking and biking trails in walking distance of the property.

The cabin has a warm, spacious layout complemented by a deck surrounding three sides of the house. Renters appreciate the small details and touches around the cabin and its family-friendly vibe.

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6. Luxury Log Cabin

Luxury Log Cabin
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay here: Luxurious digs on 8 private acres.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

If your idea of a cabin getaway is less rustic and more ritzy, consider this 4,000-square-foot log home backing up to quiet forest just east of town.

Hikers will dig access to the nearby Arizona Trail, but if you need more space to roam, the cabin’s 8 open acres will do the trick.

The interior’s just as impressive as the incredible mountain views on the deck, so no matter where you spend your days, you’ll experience everything this luxury cabin has to offer.

It’s naturally on the pricier side of Flagstaff’s cabin rentals, but two master suites make it easier to plan a group trip to lower the cost per person.

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7. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

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Photo: Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Why you should stay here: 17 traditional cabins on 13 acres near town.

  • Sleeps: 2-16 depending on the cabin
  • Minimum stay: 2-4 nights depending on season
  • Pets allowed: yes

Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins is the single biggest collection of cabins in town. It’s located just off Lake Mary Road, but the grounds feel far more removed from the hustle of Flagstaff. Once you take the small dirt road into their 13-acre spread, you’ll feel a world away.

We’ve stayed here a handful of times and always enjoyed the cabins. They’re basic, somewhat dated but always clean and the staff is accommodating. It’s also a great family-friendly option, with an old-school playground and plenty of kid-approved walking trails around the property.

Their 17 cabins range from small A-frames to large cabins perfect for families and big groups. You can also reserve a suite in the main bed and breakfast, though these rooms aren’t pet-friendly.

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Plan Your Flagstaff Trip

When to visit: there’s never a bad time to visit Flagstaff, though summer and holiday weekends can get extremely busy. If possible, plan a trip during the week for less traffic on the drive in and fewer crowds around town.

Fall’s perfect for hiking and hunting fall colors, and winter’s ideal for snow sports and off-season travel. Our favorite time to visit is late summer and early fall, when the air’s crisp but still comfortable.

What to do: there are plenty of things to do in Flagstaff, but check out the best Flagstaff hikes to kick things off. If you’re planning a day trip to red rock country, hit up some of our favorite Sedona hikes.

Afterward, wind down at some of Flagstaff’s best food and drink spots. There’s no shortage of coffee options in Flagstaff, and Firecreek Coffee Company comes highly recommended for its thoughtfully made drinks and friendly vibes.

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Yelp / Firecreek Coffee Co

For adventurous family or couple bonding, check out Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.

If you’re making the trek up to the Grand Canyon, learn how to avoid the crowds at the South Rim for a more enjoyable visit.

Flagstaff’s also a great basecamp for visiting nearby attractions like Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument.

Cabin are amazing, but don’t sleep on Flagstaff’s best campsites either. And if you’re looking for more dog-friendly lodging, check out pet-friendly cabins in Flagstaff on just about any budget. Flagstaff’s best hotels aren’t too shabby either.

Considering a vacation rental in Red Rock Country? Here’s a look at the best Airbnb rentals in Sedona.

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