Bright Whispering Pines Home Near Scenic Hikes!

Property ID: 468536PaysonAZUS
Sleeps 74 BR2 BA
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Nothing heals your work-life balance better than the summer sun warming your skin, the earth crunching beneath your feet, and cascading waterfalls filling your vision, so clear your calendar for a stay at this Payson vacation rental! The 4-bed, 2-bath cottage provides the ideal base for all varieties of outdoor enthusiast. Hike the Water Wheel Falls Trail along the East Verde River, explore the Tonto National Forest, or simply toast marshmallows over the fire pit. It’s up to you!


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS: East Verde River (0.2 miles), Water Wheel Falls (2.6 miles), Shoofly Ruins (7.2 miles), Green Valley Park (13.7 miles), Arizona Trailhead (14.5 miles), The Boulders Loop Trailhead (16.3 miles), Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (21.4 miles), Fossil Springs Trailhead (30.9 miles), Willow Springs Lake (42.6 miles), Mogollon Rim (44.6 miles), Woods Canyon Lake (45.0 miles), Montezuma Castle National Monument (69.2 miles)

NATIONAL FORESTS: Tonto National Forest (on-site), Coconino National Forest (28.3 miles), Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (40.0 miles),

THINGS TO SEE + DO: Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin (13.6 miles), Payson Event Center (13.9 miles), Pine Creek Lavender Farm Store and Cooking School (23.5 miles), Strawberry & Pine Antiques (26.0 miles), Strawberry Schoolhouse - One Room (27.6 miles)

AIRPORT: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (97.0 miles)


7 reviews
  • Great place


    We do a family trip every year. This place is close to a lot of fun stuff to do! The host was wonderful and always checking in to see if we needed anything. Would definitely stay here again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Trina H
    Published August 1, 2023
  • Great cottage in the woods


    We had a great stay, the cottage is deep in the woods, in a quiet little community, mins from water wheel falls.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Akshay P.
    Published July 18, 2023
  • Girls trip


    We had a great time! The house was close to a lot of things to do. Great place to stay. The owner was awesome. Always checking in to see if we needed anything.

    Published July 14, 2023
  • 5/5

    We LOVED our stay this adorable CLEAN Whispering Pines cottage! The decor was a charming farmhouse style in calm shades of gray, camel, and white . . . complete with rocking chairs on the veranda where we saw elk, rabbits, and nesting herons. The beds were very comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed, and more. Eric and his wife were wonderful and answered every question we had, and offered suggestions to make our stay in Payson fun and memorable. We can't wait to come back in the fall!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    rhonda B.
    Published June 21, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you Rhonda for the wonderful review. We’re so happy that you enjoyed your time at Walnut Hill and can’t wait to have you back!"

  • Girls Retreat


    Girls getaway to this adorable cabin was exactly what we needed - to unplug, catch up with each other, laugh and make some wonderful memories. The beds were super comfy, the outdoor fireplace would be super fun in the spring (we had rain and snow), the house has a great assortment of coffee and fun games to play when we couldn't get out to hike. Eric, the owner really pulls out the stops when it comes to customer service. We look forward to staying again in the milder weather.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Lori G. G.
    Published January 31, 2023
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