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!
Tanya was an incredible host. From the moment that we got there she made us feel like we were old friends.
We had a really open ended itenerary for our trip and Tanya was super accommodating. All of her recommendations for dinner/drinks/entertainment were spot on.
The cottage was fixed in a wonderful neighborhood, we fealt super safe and comfortable there. The cottage was super duper clean. This was my first time using airbnb so I did not really know what to expect but I was blown away by Tanya's home. The moment we walked in we knew that we made a good choice. Tanya's hospitality was out of this world. She had coffee and breakfast and good conversation waiting for us every morning. And man it was amazing. Homemade granola, bread and pastries! The experience that we had there was far better than any hotel could have afforded us on our trip.
I wod definitely stay with her again.
We stayed at Tanya and John's place for three days. Flagstaff is a lovely town. This house is about 10 minutes south so it was quiet and relaxing. Tanya is very laid back and easy going. We had the great good fortune to be able to spend time with her. She is an accomplished conversationalist and very interesting. We are slow starters in the morning. She never made us feel like we should hurry up and leave but shared coffee, bread and stories until we pulled it together. She also makes some of the best granola I have ever had. The room is comfortable and the shower is good. Sammy (the dog) is calm and loving. Tanya was very knowledgeable about the area and suggested a great day trip to the Sunset Crater, someplace we may have skipped otherwise and we are glad we did not. She also knows the good restaurants in town and suggested a place that was one of the top ten in Arizona and very affordable (Criollo Latin Kitchen). A great aspect of staying here is coming home in the evening and smelling fresh baked bread. It was hard to wait until morning. My husband was a professional baker for 25 years and he found that her baking was top notch. I highly recommend spending a couple of days here. Thank you Tanya for being such a great hostess.
This cute and quaint cabin was located in a neighborhood with other cabins and small houses surrounded by trees. It was easy to find. Tanya communicated with me throughout the day to get a sense of our arrival time. She was there when we arrived and she introduced us to her adorable dog Sammy and showed us around. The house was clean, she had just started a fire in the wood stove and it smelled of something sweet and delicious. Fresh towels were waiting for us on top of our beds and candles were burning in the bedroom and the bathroom. Everything was delightful. We weren't there long after our arrival because we had to meet our daughter for dinner. We also didn't stay for breakfast because we were meeting our daughter, however, Tanya insisted that we took some of her homemade granola and carrot cake with us. They were both yummy and came in handy for our hike that day. We hiked a BEAUTIFUL trail in Sedona.
There were plenty of blankets on the beds and extra blankets available. The springs on the twin beds were a bit soft and squeaky and they made noise when I tossed around in the bed. I was worried that my noises (in the bedroom and bathroom) would disturb Tanya and her husband. The pillows were king size and super comfortable.
Overall, staying at Tanya's cabin was a good experience. She is a very gracious hostess.
I spent a great time in Tanya's house. It was close to Grand Canyon and Sedona. She made us delicious breads. Everything was perfect, so we decided to stay extra nights. Hope guys who stay there will have a great time like as me.
Between Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Tanya's place fitted perfectly in my itinerary. This place really is soothing. Moreover, I received a warm welcome by Tanya, John and of course Sammy. I enjoyed the places they suggested to go in Flagstaff and in the Canyon. The all-natural breakfasts were just awesome. Thank you!
Tanya is a warm and pleasant host. The breakfast was great especially her breads which are home baked. Had some interesting conversations related to career and things. One of the best parts was the neighborhood which was serene. The best is her dog Sammy. He is one of the friendliest dogs I have come across. I would definitely recommend one to stay here. Thanks Tanya !!
We had a brief but awesome stay with Tanya and John. Cabin community was beautiful, easy access to the wonderful town of flagstaff. Enjoyed a great evening and following morning out on the town. EXCELLENT bread, both hosts very welcoming and hospitable. Would definitely return!
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!