We live in a gorgeous log cabin and would love to hear your life stories and feed you breakfast in the morning. Homemade bread and granola are our special treats. Stay with your family or friends. Excited to meet you! Tanya, John & schnauzer Sammy
Lovely, cozy log cabin in the mountains of Northern Arizona. Perfect place to relax after a long day of work or travel. We love having guests from all over the world. We'll share stories over homemade breakfast and do everything to make your stay with us authentic, peaceful and memorable. You can even book us for a day-long Grand Canyon tour. Message me for details.
COLD WEATHER NOTICE
We live in the mountains where temperatures drop at night even during summer months. So the cabin gets pretty chilly at night.
Keeping that in mind, please pack extra layers of clothing as you head our way - we will also be happy to offer some extra blankets and layers if need be. Unlike Phoenix, Tuscon and Sedona, Flagstaff gets quite cool, especially after sundown. T-shirt and shorts won't do.
Coffee, tea, spicy chai tea made from scratch, homemade granola, FRESH HANDMADE BREAD and pastries, beer and whatever else I have in the fridge.
Fenced-in backyard, front and back porch, hammock, rocking chair on the porch, gas grill, forest trails, parking, dog toys and treats.
WiFi, wood stove, towels and bedding, books, recliner, leather couch, laptop, blender, toaster, microwave, snacks.
We also have 2 mountain bikes which you are more than welcome to borrow during your stay. Flagstaff and Sedona are prime biking locations in the United States.
Interaction with Guests
We are eager to hang out with you at the cabin and show you local forest trails when we are free.
ABOUT KACHINA VILLAGE
Kachina Village is a small log cabin community 8 miles away from downtown Flagstaff. Beautiful forest trails all over the place, clean & cool mountain air, beautiful cabins everywhere, peace and quiet - that's why we love Kachina, and I'm sure you will as well.
We are located
- 9 miles/15 minutes away from Flagstaff downtown
- 87 miles/1.5 hours away from the Grand Canyon (South Rim)
- 30 miles/40 minutes away from Sedona
- 23 miles/35 minutes away from AZ Snowbowl
- 140 miles/2 hours away from Phoenix Int'l Airport
- 5 miles/7 minutes away from Flagstaff Airport
Other Things to Note
OTHER THINGS (AND CREATURES)
We have a 4 year old standard schnauzer Sammy living with us. He is well-trained and very intelligent.
Even though check-in time is flexible, if you can arrive by 7 pm it would be great. I'm a baker and wake up crazy early to bake fresh bread and pastries downtown Flagstaff.
If you are coming with your dog, let me know ahead of time. Your pet friend must be 100% house trained and friendly to other dogs and people.
If you have any dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan etc.) or food allergies (gluten, peanuts, dairy etc.), let me know ahead of time as well.
Other than that, have a safe trip and enjoy your stay at the cabin!
We really enjoyed our stay in Tanya's cabin for two nights exploring the region around Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Tanya provided excellent communication with us before our stay and we were made to feel very welcome. The cabin itself is beautiful and in a fantastic, peaceful location. The amazing breakfast she had laid out was really lovely too. among the pine forest but in easy distance to amenities. Absolutely recommend to anyone considering a trip to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon as we did.
Tanya was such an amazing and warm host. She had great recommendations about Flagstaff and the valley area that made our experience absolutely special! She also knows a lot about the canyon and gives people tours or advice which ever one you fancy.
The house had a special feel to it, we had everything we needed. It was a short drive south of Flagstaff and a nice resi area away from tourist madness.
Our stay with Tanya was great! Her breakfast was amazing. Her cabin was very rustic and cozy. Tanya amd her husband were very nice and welcoming and the dog, Sam, was very playful. I would recommend to my friends.
Our stay with Tanya was fantastic...everything we imagined and more. She is so friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. Her breakfast is absolutely amazing. She has a great story to tell and is fun to talk with. Very knowledgeable of the area and really loves being a hostess! If you get the chance to stay with Tanya, do it! Oh, and I can't forget the internationally famous Sammy the Schnauzer....coolest dog I've ever met.
Tanya was a wonderful hostess. She was away when we arrived and when we left, but made sure we were able to get in and get out with a full stomach. We loved the fresh-baked bread and homemade granola. We bought a bag "for the road," which came in handy for us the next two mornings.
Tanya and John provided us with an excellent launching off point for a couple of days exploring the area. They were most welcoming and took care to make sure we had all we needed, including some of her delicious baking goods. The room and facilities were comfortable and quiet and clean. Tanya herself is a most interesting character with plenty of stories to tell. And a special word for Sammy who has a delightful personality - Belka! Sammy! Belka!
Perfect stay from the arrival to the departure!
We especially enjoyed Tanya's guiding on a hike through the canyon that was adapted to our limited time and physical abilities. Her company was very valuable and she was as flexible as one would wish for. The weather forecast wasn't as good for the day we initially planned to go on a hike so that we went the day after.
The breakfast was incredibly delicious and the best imaginable way to start a day in the beautiful environment. Tanya also had some great recommendations for the day we didn't go to the canyon.
Rebellious Soviet. Baker. Trail runner. Grand Canyon guide.
Born in the USSR and raised in Belarus. Been traveling since age 15.
From San Francisco Bay Area to the Baltics, to the US East Coast and then to Kansas, back to Belarus and then back to the States. Fell in love with Flagstaff and decided to just stay here. Do not regret my decision for a minute! When you come here you'll know what I mean.
I do some freelance technology work, lots and lots of Airbnb hosting, baking for guests and local businesses and adventure guiding in the Grand Canyon.
I love literature. Really enjoy reading books about communism, Soviet Union and Imperial Russia, probably because they help me understand where I come from and who I am.
I also love trail running with my standard schnauzer Sammy and teaching him cool tricks.
To me, hosting is about PEOPLE: meeting them, taking care of them, hearing their life stories, drinking wine on the porch, laughing.
My motto is to "live a century in one moment". That's how one Belarusian poet inspired people to live.
Hope to see you at the cabin some day!