About This Listing
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 felt like old friends after only a few hours. Once past the "check me out" stage, we talked about everything, lol. Kenya's chocolate granola is so good, I bought a small bag the first day... and a larger bag the second day! Tanya made sure we had everything we needed, including a scrumptious meal from the amazing restaurant where her husband John works! Tanya, thank you so very much for sharing your home with us. You too John!
I loved staying with Tanya and John. They are both very kind and welcoming people. The cabin is so unique and cozy. I felt instantly at home there. Tanya offered her freshly-baked bread, home-made jam, and home-made granola, among other items for breakfast. One morning there were delicious traditional Russian pancakes (crepes to the rest of us). Their dog Sammy is really friendly and well-behaved.
This was my first experience with airb&b and Tanya's place, accomodations, breakfast, conversation, recommendations and hospitality was absolutely fantastic! Her place is a short drive from town but removed just enough to make it feel your away from everything. I personally enjoyed running the hills nearby and realize now that is so much more in the immediate and surrounding areas on Flagstaff that I am excited to explore.
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.
About the Host, Tanya
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!
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If you want a beer and dont feel like dressing up to go out, Pay-N-Take is the place to go. Amazing selection of inexpensive craft beers, relaxed atmosphere, good times!West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff AZ 86001
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Great bar if you are a fan of simple bars serving great beers for good prices. 28 rotating craft beer taps. Dog friendly - our dog socializes with the entire bar when we play darts there.East Birch Avenue Flagstaff AZ 86001
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