A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
Experience an ideally-situated, magical Mountain Getaway with Incredible Views and so very much to offer! See my personal site for lots of handy information at: TheMountainStar .com
Located in the heart of the Coconino National Forest along the San Francisco Peaks scenic corridor just north of Flagstaff, this spectacular and convenient location is just one thing that sets The Mountain Star apart from other area properties.
The Mountain Star, located at an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) on 5 beautiful acres and backed by National Forest land, offers breath-taking natural beauty, expansive views, direct and easy access to nature, boundless outdoor activities (nature walks and hikes, biking, climbing, etc.) and a spectacular night sky. It is a sanctuary for inspiration, relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation, as well as being perfectly situated for outdoor fun and adventure.
The Mountain Star is less than one hour’s drive from the Grand Canyon’s main entrance, and if you don’t want to drive yourself, a local tour company van will pick you up directly from this property. So enjoy the Grand Canyon and then leave the heat and crowds behind to enjoy your very own mountain retreat!
The Mountain Star is completely wind and sun powered (with an automatic propane generator backup system). During the warmer months, the home is "air conditioned" with refreshing mountain air using the operable windows that are in every room of the house, ceiling fans throughout and the operable window blinds throughout...and nights are always refreshingly cool in the warmest of summertime. During the colder months, The Mountain Star stays warm with 3 radiant heaters, a gas "fire place" and a very efficient, living room pellet stove.
In addition to the usual amenities, this resort home offers:
•Spacious, 2nd-story wrap-around deck with picnic table, chairs and chiminea (outdoor fireplace) as well as a fire pan (an alternate form of an outdoor fireplace). Cut and split wood provided.
•Over one acre of fenced “backyard”
•Large outdoor campfire pit stocked with wood
•Music and exercise fun loft equipped with a full drum set, congas and an acoustic guitar! Also: an elliptical trainer and dumbbells.
•Spectacular star and moon viewing
•Living room pellet stove
•Cellular internet signal present for most major carriers
•Outdoor Horseshoes game
•Easy hookup of your smart phone or ipod to the home’s central sound system
•Well-stocked DVD library
•Whole house audio system including the outside deck
•Craft and hobby room
•Large flat screen tv with Kinect Xbox 360.
•A remote-controlled “Mountain Master” bedroom fireplace
•A large soaking tub with National Forest view
•Board games and inspirational card decks
•Mountain drinking water
•Coffee, Teas, Cookies, "smore" supplies and more
•Well-equipped kitchen and pantry
• Several hiking day packs
• Several sets of hiking poles
• Propane barbecue
•Mountain days and nights!
Some local attractions (approximate drive times)
• Grand Canyon - 1 Hour
• Flagstaff – 25 minutes
• Arizona Snowbowl - 20 Minutes (scenic sky rides and access to high mountain trails)
• Bearizona - 45 Minutes
• Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course - 30 Minutes
• Lake Mary - 45 Minutes
• Lava River Cave - 15 minutes
• Walnut Canyon National Monument - 45 Minutes
• Oak Creek Canyon - 45 Minutes
• Wupatki National Monument - 45 Minutes
• Sedona - 1 Hour
• Meteor Crater - 1 Hour
• Sunset Crater National Monument - 1 Hour
• Monument Valley - 3 Hours
• Vertical Relief Rock Climbing - 25 minutes
• Lake Powell – 2.5 hours
• Red Mountain – 10 minutes
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have, including such things as packing tips, activity ideas, planning help, etc. I will share my phone number via email. I am happy to provide you website links that describe the attractions listed above. Also, I can provide you with recommended website links for the following:
• Grand Canyon tours and hiking excursions
• Mountain bike rental and guided tours (very nearby)
• Wedding and honeymoon planning
• Local Yoga lessons/classes
• Hiking in Northern Arizona
• Scenic Drives in Northern Arizona
***Responsible and loving adults only…with or without their children :) ***
I have a 2-night minimum. My rate drops for 7 or more nights ($1650/week). There is a $35 charge per person per day for over 6 guests provided that the larger party size has been approved. There is a $15 charge/day for approved pets(s) (see rental agreement).
The Mountain Star is a rare and amazing location. It has the beauty and openness of a remote mountain location yet is only 20 miles from the key regional center and resort town of Flagstaff. It is easily accessed via a well-maintained and beautiful, undivided 2-lane highway (AZ 180) that exists almost exclusively to provide thoroughfare to the Grand Canyon. The Mountain Star’s five acres are part of an area known as Kendrick Park, a 180-acre private land “island” in the middle of the Coconino National Forest (the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in North America). The home itself is directly backed by the national forest. Hiking and biking opportunities abound and are as close as the front door!
I believe this home offers the most beautiful and panoramic views available in Northern Arizona. The home’s extensive windowing was designed specifically for the views. The home directly faces the beautiful San Francisco Peaks to the south, Kendrick Peak to the west, Saddle Mountain to the east and forested hills to the north. Though easily accessed, it is completely “off-the-grid” and is powered by the sun and the wind. At 2,438 meters (8,000 feet) of elevation, the night sky is glorious.
Note: Although the house does not offer WIFI, cellular internet signal is within range for most carriers (especially Verizon and AT&T;), so those with smart phones or cellular hotspots will have internet capability