To protect the forests during hot and dry weather conditions, Coconino National Forest will be fully closed beginning 6/23/21 and will remain closed until the area receives sufficient rainfall. This includes Slide Rock State Park, West Fork Trail, hiking trails, campgrounds, roadside pull-offs and day use areas in the canyon. This does NOT affect Forest Houses Resort as we are private property. We are open and welcoming guests! You are able to enjoy our lawn and grounds, swim in Oak Creek along our property, and experience quiet and relaxation. Highway 89A and roads to us will remain open, as well as restaurants, stores, Sedona and Flagstaff.
Thank you for helping to protect our forests and keeping Oak Creek Canyon beautiful.

Stay in a Forest Houses Resort Bridge House

After Mom and Dad returned from sailing around the world in 1968, Dad and Dick Marshall built the Bridge House. Dick had a knack for “harvesting” rundown equipment. He found an abandoned large eight-wheel tractor, and he fixed it up and got it running. They called it his “runter,” and they would go “runting” in this tractor, which was strong enough to lift the huge boulders for the walls of the Bridge and Trout Houses. During the record “one-hundred-year flood” of Oak Creek in 1993, we experienced a small water problem (4 feet!) running through this house.

Bridge House Description

Capacity: 2 


  • One bedroom (King)
  • Rock fireplace
  • Patio overlooking Oak Creek

The Bridge House faces upstream, has a large, private stone patio and fabulous views from the kitchen (but you might have to wash the dishes). It shares the same building pad with the Trout House, but they are separated by a closed utility room. This house features a King bedroom, bathroom with a tub/shower, full kitchen and a cozy living room area with a wood-burning rock fireplace. Relax listening to the peaceful sounds and sights of the bubbling creek.