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 Overlook House

The Overlook Apartment was originally built in 1958 as a storage room and occasional summer “brave employee” quarters (it was called the Gorilla Room because the ceiling was so low at that time that no one could stand up in it).Ibecame a resort accommodation in 1987 when it was remodeled and expanded. My son, Rob, named it for its deck and spectacular views high above Oak Creek.  

Overlook House Description

Capacity: 2 (no pets)


  • Size: studio-style apartment on the upper level 
  • Bedrooms: (Queen bed) 
  • Bathrooms: 1 bath 
  • Amenities: gas-log fireplace, air conditioning, deck overlooking Oak Creek 

Accessed by a set of stairs, the Overlook is a comfortable, one room studio apartment with a Queen bed and gas-log fireplace. It features a full kitchen, dining table, and full bathroom with a shower. On the private balcony, enjoy the spacious and dramatic views of the creek below and the canyon walls.