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 Cook House

The Cook House was the first structure built on the property. Dad and his brother spent their first winter here of 1930 in a tent, and it was a cold, cold winter. Dad decided they would not live in a tent and built “the little house,” now the Cook House, in 1931. During the building of the Log House in 1931-32, a Chinese-American cook lived here. He was paid $25 per month to provide 3 hot meals per day, 7 days a week, for Dad, his brother and their crew of 6-8 people. The crew referred to it as “2 hots and a flop,” which meant they had “2 hot meals and a place to sleep”.

Cook House Description

Capacity: 4 


  • Size: 1-story 
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom (Queen), 1 Queen Murphy bed in the sitting room 
  • Bathrooms: 1 bath 
  • Amenities: free-standing fireplacewhirlpool tub, pet friendly 

The Cook House features a private flagstone patio shaded by pine trees. Inside is a Queen bedroom, a Queen Murphy bed that pulls down from the wall in a sitting room, full kitchen and cozy living room with a free-standing wood burning fireplace. The full bathroom offers a shower and a whirlpool jetted bathtub to enjoy.