The House

Originally a one-room hunting cabin built a hundred years ago, this unique Sedona house 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--harmonizing with the surrounding red rock creation, staying faithful to its rustic beginnings, doing homage to the indigenous heritage, improving environmental sustainability.  


A House with Character

Talahogan's design and façade are a blend of a Spanish-era barn and the Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon. The stone comes from regional quarries and reclaimed wood from Arizona barns and outbuildings.  A unique Sedona house, the "hogan" was designed and built to be in harmony with the magnificent creation surrounding the hilltop.   

Key Features

  • Approximately 2400 SF divided between the main house and adjoining "bunkhouse suite" (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 bathroom
  • Laundry room with large washer and dryer
Bunkhouse Suite 
  • Bedroom with king-sized bed
  • Enclosed bunk bed niche (twin over full)
  • Full bathroom
  • Sitting area with 50” smart TV/DVD
  • Kitchenette and eating counter
  • Desk and work space
  • Note: Though a separate structure, an organic part of house connected by breezeway. Rented as one unit.
Outside spaces
  • Spacious patio off dining area with gas grill and 5-person hot tub
  • Large covered deck off the bunkhouse suite
  • Two bedroom terraces

Great Room

An enlargement of the original 1920s hunting cabin, the great room is still the heart of this unique Sedona house.  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 warm country feel of long-ago Sedona days as well as deep serenity and harmony with the surrounding Red Rock creation.

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 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.  The lower ceiling of this part of the great room--also a holdover--helps retain its cabin feel.  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.  Out of its large window is one of the most stunning views on the property--a dramatic vista of Sedona's iconic Cathedral, Bell and Courthouse Rocks.  When not mesmerized by the view, there's a 55" cable-connected smart TV and DVD for entertainment and a large oak desk for work!



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 custom desk, built-in cabinetry and closet, and small terrace overlooking the back pond.  


The full bathroom features a tub/shower combo, large vanity and 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 shower stall is so situated that there are Red Rock views of both sides of the hill!  

Bunkhouse Suite

A separate structure connected to the main house by a breezeway.  The suite includes a bedroom, work area, full bath, sitting area, kitchenette, enclosed bunk bed niche...and stunning panoramas on to both sides of the narrow hilltop.  It's often used as a master BR given its king bed and private bath,  But it's a versatile space with the bunk beds providing additional sleeping accommodations, when necessary. And although just a few steps away from the main house, the separate structure can afford extra privacy and tranquility.


Flagstone deck, stone façade & rustic half door provide inviting entrance to Bunkhouse

The Bunkhouse opens on to the large covered deck at the entrance to Talahogan.  In good weather with the half door open, the deck is really like an additional room. 


From the sitting area, enjoy expansive vistas of Sedona's eastern as well as southern horizon.  Comfortable swivel chairs make it easy to toggle between the stunning views as well as to the 50" Smart TV in the right corner!


To one side of the sitting area is the kitchenette and behind are the rustic wooden doors enclosing the bunk bed niche.  With beautiful barnwood cabinetry, the kitchenette has a 5 cu ft frig, microwave, sink, small appliances and eating bar.  When not in use, the bunk beds are effectively hidden; most everyone thinks it's just a closet!  


 The king bed looks out on to a wide expanse of the Coconino National Forest and the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Area.  The sliding doors open on to a flagstone terrace and pathway to the back of the property.  The barnwood desk provides a small work area.  Beside it is a rustic armoire (visible in the photo above). 


The iron-framed king bed is flanked by two Aladdin lamps and surrounded by a wainscot of blue-stain ponderosa pine harvested from the national forest. In the heirloom cedar chest are extra pillows and linens. The porcelain tile throughout the bunkhouse has radiant floor heating.   


The full bath includes a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, 5' bathtub, and barnwood vanity with two copper vessel sinks and large mirror.  Next to the tub is the linen closet (not shown).