Enjoy the quiet elegance of this creekside home nestled among trees, woods, and stream in the hamlet of Christopher Creek. This special retreat is in the mountains 20 miles east of Payson, directly below the stunning Mogollon Rim vista. Less than a mile from the highway, the home is easy to access in all seasons, yet still perfect for those who enjoy quiet, wildlife, and beauty all around them. The hiking and fishing are outstanding in this forested area abounding with lakes, streams, and magnificent mountain views. Or you can enjoy the amenities of nearby Payson, with its antiques, museums, restaurants and shopping.
The homeï¿½s large back deck is directly next to the stream, making it a delightful area for eating, relaxing, and wildlife viewing, with many squirrels and birds lending their chatter to the burbling creek sounds. The rim has many hiking trails, and is a great area for cross country skiing. Or simply stay warm at this refreshing retreat and restore your spirit among the trees and sparkling water.
Inside the home awaits another kind of beauty: understated refinement rare to find in a mountain hideaway. The 1900 SF home has two master bedroom suites with private dressing areas and bathrooms, each with patio doors adjoining the 80 foot deck. There is a third central bathroom with shower for guests, next to the laundry and pantry. Cozy, private enough for two, yet able to sleep five, the home is large enough to entertain even more if desired.
This house has a great layout, its spacey and comfy and amazing views of the back deck from both bedrooms and the dining. What made this view even better was the snow! It started snowing as we arrived and it didn't stop until later that night, then it snowed more the next day. It was such a pleasant surprise, we enjoyed it as much as we could before we left. The whole neighborhood was peaceful, as well as the creek. Loved the back deck to it. Beautiful view, and the snow was a big plus! Anita is super friendly and is quick to respond if you have any issues during your stay. Oh, and her brownies are delicious as well! We would definitely love to come back again!
4 guys stayed here for a weekend getaway of DnD, Nintendo, board games, and barbeque, and this did not disappoint. Very well maintained, lots of space for games, equipment for cooking, comfortable beds, and a responsive and communicative host. We were so happy with the trip.
This is a great place to stay! The furnishings are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The surroundings are beautiful. Anita was helpful and a pleasure to work with. A true gem, we hope to return.
Great place right on the creek! The house is well stocked with everything you may need. We enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the creek and watching the wildlife.
We just returned from a 4 day family vacation at this great location. The home is large, with open kitchen, dining and great room. Kitchen had everything we needed including spices. Anita was very responsive when we had questions. Huge deck directly overlooking Christopher Creek. The creek was flowing and the views were beautiful. We will definitely return.
This is such a beautiful place. Our kids had a blast. Anita is a wonderful host. We can’t wait to come back.
As soon as we walked in the front door, our stress dissolved. Anita's home is so pleasant and relaxing. Wait till you hear the creek running behind the house off the large back porch. The home has everything you need. If you want a peaceful getaway close to the rim and fishing, Anita's is the place to visit.
Came up on a Friday, really neat place off the highway, 10-15 minutes from the lake. Seriously quiet, except for the little Creek that runs behind the property, really neat and relaxing, big deck with seating. Really close to a market, steakhouse, and bar. Fully furnished place, comfy beds, clean linens, and yummy brownies. Had 3 guest, plenty of space for up to six people. Very clean home, grill on porch works, left us dishes, utensils, each room has the TV's with direct TV which was great. Anita was a pleasure to work with and was very accommodating. 100% recommend if you're looking for another option than camping.
That is what our friend told us when she saw pictures of the creek, the elk visiting, the rim, bald eagles at Woods Canyon Lake etc. Not to mention the spacious house and nice temperatures. We will be back (maybe in a quieter week than 4th of July).
We stay at multiple cabins up north throughout the year, and i have to say this one was probably the best ever, very clean, creek right behind it, huge deck you can sit out on all day, and a great vibe. Host was a huge plus as well.