No reservations for dates during January and February as we close every year for those months. We are in the office every day to take future reservations and answer any questions.

Forest Houses Resort Frequently Asked Questions

Forest Houses Resort is situated on 20 wooded acres in upper Oak Creek Canyon. The resort is separated from Highway 89A by trees and Oak Creek – a clear, cool, continuously flowing mountain stream stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout and supporting an abundance of birds and wildlife. The canyon walls and multi-colored cliffs of basalt, lava, limestone and sandstone are forested with red maple, aspen, chaparral and seven varieties of oaks.

Reservations and Payment

  • Yes, we have a 2-night minimum for most of the year. We have a 4-night minimum for all of June and July. We also have a 4-night minimum for the following major holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Certain weekends throughout the year may also be a 3-4 night minimum.
  • Call our office at (928) 282-2999, or email us at for general information and questions. Reservations can only be made over the phone.
  • Yes. At the time of booking, we require a 1 or 2 night deposit depending on the number of days you are staying. If your reservation is 2-3 nights, we require a 1 night deposit. If your reservation is 4 or more nights, we require a 2 night deposit. For major holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the days between Christmas and New Year’s, and New Year’s), we require full payment for the entire reservation, and this is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. Any deposit is refundable before the cancellation deadline (see below for more details), but after the deadline, you are liable for all the nights we are unable to rent.
  • We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard, Amex), checks, and cash.
  • It depends on each house – please click here to view the prices for each house per night before taxes. These prices are for 1 or 2 people; each extra person is $30 per night plus tax. Kids ages 6 and younger are free.
  • No, we do not provide any discounts. We try to keep our rates very low as it is to allow everyone to stay with us. We sometimes have promotions or giveaways on our social media – follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.
  • No, we do not have any resort fees or service charges. We charge the nightly rate for 2 people, any extra person charges, any pet fees, and taxes. Everything else, including parking, firewood, and property use, is all included.
  • For all reservations except holidays, there is a 30-day cancellation deadline. This means that to cancel the reservation with no financial liability, you must do so at least 30 days before your arrival date. If you cancel within that 30-day period, you will be financially responsible for all nights, unless they are rebooked by someone else. For holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the days between Christmas and New Year’s, and New Year’s), we have a 60-day cancellation deadline. Only the person who made the reservation can call us to cancel.

The Houses

  • None of the houses are ADA approved. However, we recommend Mary’s House and Chalet House for persons with mobility disabilities as these houses are on one level with no steps. We have no wheel-in showers or shower chairs.
  • No, none of the houses have wifi, tv, or landline phones. We have plenty of games and books in the office for your entertainment. There is also a restaurant/bar a mile away from us with wifi.
  • Yes, every house has a full-sized kitchen with everything you’ll need to cook with. They all have a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, stove, oven, pots and pans, utensils, and cooking gadgets. There is a charcoal and a propane barbecue outside for your use. 
  • Almost all of the houses have a bathtub-shower combination. The Cook House is the only house with a whirlpool tub in addition to a shower, and the Overlook is the only house with a shower but not a tub.
  • Check in is after 3 p.m., and check out is before 11 a.m.
  • We will be in the office until 7 p.m., but you can check in later than that. We will set up a late arrival envelope for you, with key and map, and put it on our office door. Simply come to the office, get the key and directions, and make yourself comfortable in your house.
  • Smoking/vaping is not allowed inside the houses. You can smoke/vape outside on your private patio.
  • No, but you may exchange towels/linens at the office as needed, as well as get more toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc.

Things to Do

  • There are many hiking trails nearby, as well as Oak Creek mere steps from your house to swim and fish in. For detailed descriptions about hiking and fishing, please see our Activites page. We have many games and books available at our office for your entertainment, including outdoor games that you can play on our large grass lawn. Sedona and Flagstaff offer many things to do: art galleries, restaurants, jeep tours, breweries and wineries, shopping, movies, historical sites, etc.
  • We are 2 miles away from Slide Rock State Park, and 1 mile away from West Fork.
  • Oak Creek runs continuously year round. It never drys up, and is always around the same flow and temperature. 
  • The closest is a restaurant 1 mile south of us at Junipine Resort for lunch and dinner, and there is a cafe about 5.5 miles south of us called Indian Gardens. For grocery items, there is a market ¼ mile north of us at Don Hoel’s Cabins that sells essentials. Besides that, there are many restaurants and full grocery stores in Sedona and Flagstaff. The office staff would be happy to make recommendations for you.


  • Yes – all but 5 of our houses are pet-friendly. The houses that do not allow pets are: The Overlook, The Chalet House, Mary’s House, The Sycamore House, and The Oak House. We keep these houses pet-free in order to accommodate for allergies.
  • You can bring up to 2 pets, and this includes dogs, cats, birds, etc. Of the 2 pets you can bring, both must be under 50 pounds. If your dog is a service animal, please review the ADA Service Animal Guidelines. Note that emotional support dogs are not service animals under Arizona law, and would thus qualify as pets.
  • We charge a $30 pet fee per pet (one-time charge, not nightly), due at the time of check in. By bringing the pet you agree to our pet policies: to keep the pet leashed at all times, to not leave the pet inside the house unattended unless inside a crate, to clean up after your pet, and to cover furniture/bedding with sheets to prevent pet hair from getting on furniture/bedding. The pet/pet owner may be not allowed to return if there is any infraction of this policy.

Transportation and Directions

  • Coming from Sedona: Travel north on highway 89A for 10 miles (into Oak Creek Canyon from Sedona). You will see our large sign on the right side of the road, and the driveway is on the left. Keep an eye out for Junipine Resort: they will be 1 mile before us on the left side. Drive over our low-water crossing and come to the office.
  • Coming from Flagstaff: Travel south on highway 89A for 17 miles past the freeway exit for Oak Creek Canyon. You will see our large sign on the left side of the road, and the driveway is a sharp turn on the right. Keep an eye out for Don Hoel’s Cabins – they will be 1/4 before us on the left hand side. Drive over our low-water crossing and come to the office.
  • We are 10 miles north of Sedona, and 17 miles south of Flagstaff.
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is about 2 hours south of us. For a fee, there is a shuttle that can take you up to Sedona/Flagstaff, but we recommend renting a car.