Located eleven miles from town, north along picturesque Williamson Valley Road, Ravens' Swoop offers endlessly beautiful views of Granite Mountain and Table Top Mesa to the south, Chino Valley and Mingus Mountain to the east, as well as the Mogollon Rim and Flagstaff's San Francsico Peaks to the northeast.
Ravens' Swoop is a cozy cabin, built in the late 1970s, which is attached to the main house, but a completely separate space.
It has awesome, panoramic views from both inside and out and is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the surreal beauty of a Southwestern sunset.
The cabin has an upstairs bedroom with a queen bed. Downstairs is the bathroom, kitchen, dining and living area which also has a full size futon (with an extra pad for comfort) for an extra guest.
The kitchen is stocked with snacks, beverages and goodies - sometimes baked goods, sometimes baked eggs or yogurt parfaits, but always basic breakfast ingredients for guests to cook up.
There is also a record player in the cabin and guests are welcome to browse through our colorful record collection and grab something to spin.
In the summer, an ac unit cools the cabin; while a pellet stove keeps it cozy in the winter.
Ravens' Swoop is just a few miles north of Granite Mountain's Williamson Valley Trailhead, which offers miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. We are also surrounded by 1.25 million (yes, I said million) acres of the Prescott National Forest which offers endless adventures.
In addition, we are only 2.25 hours from the Grand Canyon's South Rim, two hours from Flagstaff, 1.5 hours from Sedona, and about an hour from Jerome and Cottonwood - great day trips.
Swimming pool (seasonal)
Courtyard with fire pit (when no fire restrictions are in place)
Guests are also always welcome to visit us in the main house.
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It is our hope that guests visiting Ravens' Swoop will feel like part of the family - ignoring us when they want time alone, but feeling free to visit. We'd like to offer guests some insight into the region, a drink for parched throats, a nibble, perhaps, and some good company.
Ravens' Swoop is home to many critters, including two horses, two dogs, two cats, a bird and a guinea pig.
We'd like to strongly urge animal lovers only.
Sorry, but no smoking is permitted anywhere on the premises.
Because the cabin is attached to the main house and shares a courtyard with a houseful of critters, both big and small, we can't emphasize enough - animal lovers only!
And for everybody's piece of mind, no pets permitted.
We more than welcome young families with the understanding that the cabin has not been childproofed.
There are old, wood stairs and stone steps, cacti and craggy landscape, as well as a pellet stove (surrounded by a fire screen) in the corner of the main living space which heats the cabin in the winter and gets hot.
Parents must assume responsibility.
During the warmer months, guests have access to the swimming pool which is solar heated and maintained by harvested rainwater and (weather permitting) open from mid-May to mid-October.
Guests using the pool will do so at their own risk. No lifeguard is in attendance. Any injuries suffered while using the swimming pool will be the sole responsibility and expense of the guests.
Guests are also welcome to wander our five acres of high country heaven, relax in the hammock and consider themselves at home. All we ask is that you respect our peaceful neighborhood.
I am a writer, a mother of two girls, Eva (19) and Sophia (17) and wife to one husband, Kurt.
I was a professional writer and editor (mostly) for 30 years for graphic arts and advertising, for publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, etc.,. Now, I have my own blog, Dogeared Stories, where I post my creative non-fiction, short stories, a couple of illustrated children's stories and a comedy I wrote about two years I spent teaching English in rural Japan (NOT a story for a child.).
I also have a new blog about the wonderful, hand-crafted items I've collected over the years at yard sales, barn sales, thrift stores, etc., called The Beauty of Thrift.
My husband and I both love to cook and to entertain and have welcomed friends and family to our homes for over 20 years. With our eldest off at college, we thought hosting on Airbnb was the perfect (and most natural) way for me to continue to pursue my passion of writing, while at the same time help us pay for current and future college expenses.