The House

Originally an old one-room hunting cabin built a hundred years ago, the "house on hill" has undergone extensive rebuilding and renovations over the years.  It's a process still underway in the restless quest to make the hogan worthy of the hill while staying faithful to its rustic beginnings--harmonizing with the surrounding red rock creation, doing homage to the indigenous heritage, improving environmental sustainability.  The work has been done with the help of a local "green" architect and craftsmen using (to the extent possible) regional materials--stone from nearby quarries, ponderosa pine from the Prescott National Forest, reclaimed lumber from barns, Victorians, and outbuildings in the state, stained glass from local artisans. 


Key Features

  • Approximately 2400 SF divided between the main house and adjoining "bunkhouse” (connected by breezeway)
  • Cable TV/high-speed wifi internet with strong signal throughout entire property
Main house
  • Large great room with fully equipped kitchen, pantry and dining section plus sitting and fireplace areas
  • Den with 55” smart TV/DVD
  • 2 bedrooms, each with queen-sized beds
  • Full bath room
  • Laundry room with large washer and dryer
Bunkhouse (guest quarters or master suite)
  • Bedroom with king-sized bed
  • Enclosed bunk bed niche (twin over full)
  • Full bath room
  • Sitting area with 50” smart TV/DVD
  • Kitchenette and eating counter
  • Desk and work space
  • Note: Main house and bunkhouse are one unit and not rented separately.
Outside spaces
  • Spacious patio off dining area with gas grill and 5-person hot tub
  • Large covered deck off the bunkhouse
  • Two bedroom terraces

Great Room

An enlargement of the original 1920s hunting cabin, the great room is the heart of the hogan.  And in keeping with its namesake, the six-sided room approximates the octagonal form of an actual Navajo hogan

Although the old fireplace is about all that's visible of the original structure, the room still radiates the cozy country feel of long-ago Sedona days as well as warmth, tranquility and harmony with the surrounding red rock beauty.

The room's angled walls and large windows are placed to dramatize those views and southwestern earth-tone décor to complement them.  From this room--mainly windows!--you have the most sweeping, unobstructed panorama of Red Rock Country in all Sedona--almost 360 degrees.  

Kitchen & Dining Areas

The kitchen and dining areas both offer sweeping views of Red Rock Country. From here, you've got one of the best vantage points to watch the local wildlife as they come to drink at the back pond and graze on juniper berries and Mexican primrose.    

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with a cooking island, ceramic glass cooktop, self-cleaning oven, quiet Bosch dishwasher, large double sink, spacious double-door refrigerator, water filter, eating bar and walk-in pantry.  Plus lots of small appliances, cookware, dishes and utensils for the chef.

The nearby Mission-style dining table seats six (expandable to eight) and is so situated that you enjoy the great room's red rock panorama virtually in its entirety.  Moreover, the area also includes a large window bench, long and comfortable enough for afternoon naps! 

Fireplace Area

The last visible vestige of the old original cabin is its rustic red rock fireplace, now graced with a juniper mantle and upgraded with a firebox insert for heating efficiency.  About a hundred years old, it's still the heart of the hogan on cold winter nights in Red Rock Country just as it no doubt was in the (uninsulated) one-room hunting cabin.  The lower ceiling of this part of the great room--also a holdover--adds to its cozy feeling.  When not warming by the fire, the swivel-glider chairs permit easy red rock viewing through the nearby window or joining a conversation in the sitting area behind.   


The den is just off the great room and connects that space with the rest of the house.  Used primarily as a television,  reading and work room, it features a 55" cable-connected smart TV with DVD player as well a large oak desk.  Out of the den's large window is one of the most stunning views on the property--a dramatic vista of Sedona's iconic Cathedral, Bell and Courthouse Rocks


Each of the two bedrooms in the main house is designed to capture the panoramic vistas from their locations with walls angled to frame the most spectacular views.  The Cockscomb bedroom has a dramatic view of that red rock butte to the west while the Boynton Canyon bedroom takes in the entirety of the Wilderness Area to the north including that canyon considered sacred by the Yavapai and Apache.  Both bedrooms have queen-sized beds as well as sitting/reading  areas. The Cockscomb has a walk-in closet while Boynton Canyon has a large angular custom desk and small terrace overlooking the back pond.  


The full bathroom in the main house features a tub/shower, vanity, large sink, oak cabinetry, linen closet, radiant heating in its Saltillo tile floor...and like every other room in the house, great views!  In fact, the wood-paneled shower stall is so situated that there are red rock views of both sides of the hill!  


This is a separate structure connected to the main house by a breezeway.  Though only a few steps away, the space affords extra privacy and tranquility. It's called the “Bunkhouse” because of the enclosed bunk bed niche (not visible when accordion wooden doors closed) in addition to the bedroom.  Formerly a modest guestroom and storage area, it has been enlarged and transformed into a space that can be used as guest quarters or master suite. It includes a king size bed with expansive views on to the Wilderness Area, full bathroom (2 sinks, walk-in shower, bathtub), sitting area with 50” smart TV/DVD player, kitchenette with eating counter, desk and workspace, and large terrace off the bedroom.  The Dutch entrance door opens on to the large front deck, which is really like an additional outside room in pleasant weather.  Moreover, the open upper half expands the already sweeping view and promotes ventilation.  The sliding glass doors in the bedroom open on to another large terrace on the back side.  

The layout of the Bunkhouse exploits the stunning panoramas on both sides of the narrow hilltop--the bedroom and back terrace look out on to the west and north of Red Rock Country, the sitting area, bunk bed niche, and eating counter on to Sedona's eastern and southern horizons. Combined with the large windows, its rustic décor, earth tones and barnwood furniture bring the outside in.  Radiant floor heating, ceiling fans, and mini-split heat pumps keep the Bunk House comfortable in all seasons.