Have you ever dreamt of owning your own cabin in the cool pine trees? It’s been nearly 3 years now since we purchased our dream, a little cabin in the cool pines in Strawberry Arizona.  Before we invested ourselves, we had stayed in various VRBO rentals over the years in places like Mund’s Park (Flagstaff), Heber, Showlow/Pinetop as well as Pine/Strawberry.  Besides being on average 25 degrees cooler, it’s ONLY 1.5-2 hours from the Southeast Valley where we live, which was huge for us.  We originally purchased planning on renting it out when we couldn’t go up there, but we love it so much that we spend most weekends possible (when we aren’t working) in the cool pines with our family and friends.  We’ve also sold a lot of cabins since then too. It’s easy to get hooked, there’s so much to offer and everyone really is so nice up there.  (It proved to be an excellent get away during Covid as well)
IF you aren’t familiar with the area but have thought about renting or buying up there yourself, you should check out some of these links to learn more:

Here’s a link, just click on the map to check out some properties… We’ve even included some Payson properties in case you would prefer to be more in town and closer to where you may live now.  I personally joined the Board of Realtors up in Central Arizona in addition to the Valley so that we could best serve our clients up in that area as well.
And if you’d prefer to rent first, you may want to check out this VRBO link for some places to test the waters.  We always recommend to spend some time up there first getting to know the area to see if you enjoy it as much as we do.
3 of our favorite restaurants to eat and also hang out as they have live music regularly are:

If you like to hike, there’s lots of trails, but you definitely should check out the Natural Bridge. Kayaking or just being out on a lake, there’s Blue Ridge which isn’t far.  Another past time is riding around town or in the forest in side by sides, lots of trails to do that with some amazing views.
If shopping is your thing, there’s several antique and boutique shops in the area, check out the map here.
All in all, it’s cool, peaceful, quiet and simply gorgeous- if you haven’t been, you should definitely come see why we call it our little slice of Heaven. We’d be delighted to show you some cabins if you do, just give us a heads up by calling our office before you drive up the hill.  It really is fun to check out! Here’s a link to some footage I took checking out the place next door to ours a while back… (while you’re on Instagram, follow me, I do have a lot of photos and videos of being up there to include Elk and Deer walking through town on a regular basis)
Hope to see y’all up there soon!