School is out, summer is here, and it's time to get outdoors! Among the multitude of recreational opportunities on the Coconino National Forest -- from hiking to fishing to camping -- cabin rentals are the ideal option for visitors seeking a rustic and historical adventure. The Coconino currently has three cabins available for rent -- Kendrick, Fernow and Crescent Moon -- and aims to add a fourth cabin within the next year: the 100-year-old Apache Maid Cabin.
The proposed cabin, Apache Maid, is located approximately 18 miles north of Camp Verde, off I-17 and Stoneman Lake Road. It was constructed between 1900 and 1908 and has been used for a variety functions ranging from summer ranch headquarters to a Forest Service Ranger Station. With two bedrooms, a small kitchenette, and space outside for two trailers, the site can accommodate 10 people maximum -- the cabin itself can sleep six. The $75 per day fee will be used toward management, maintenance, and additional restoration and improvements on the cabin.