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What to do for a Fall or Winter Getaway in Northern Arizona

What to do for a Fall or Winter Getaway in Northern Arizona Well, it’s that time of year again…summer is over, school has started, and already people are beginning to plan for their Fall and Winter getaways.  Whether you are planning ahead, or just getting ideas, here are some of the great Fall and Wintertime things to do in Northern Arizona. So, here’s What to do for a fall or winter getaway in northern arizona! Let’s start at the beginning of the season. For so many people in the Southwest, the weather remains hot well into October.  But in Northern Arizona, the weather rapidly turns to that crisp, cool, fall weather that’s so inviting.  The area near Flagstaff and  Williams where Classy Cabins AZ is, enjoys a 7000 foot elevation, so just as in summer, temperatures will be much cooler than they are in the lowland cities of the Southwest.  By mid September, it will be getting down in the low 40’s at night, and be a beautiful 60-65 degrees during the day.  Jeans and Sweater weather for sure.  A weekend getaway in the Fall is the perfect time to visit some of the great outdoor attractions. Of course, The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world, and always a great choice in the Fall.  The trip up from Williams, The Gateway to the Grand Canyon is either a 50 minute drive, or a short train ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad.  The Train is a great way to see the canyon if you just want to get a good look and eat lunch.  And...

Where to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon

Where to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon South Rim So, you want to visit one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, and you want to know Where to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon! Naturally, you want to plan your trip and your visit carefully, and we are here to help.  We get questions almost everyday about visiting the Grand Canyon, and most especially, where to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon.  Of course, staying at a Classy Cabin is the perfect place for many, many kinds of Grand Canyon visitors, and I’m going to show you why. The most important factor in determining where to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon is your canyon visitor category. Are you a category one, two or three? Travelers have options of course, and which one makes the most sense depends on the person, family or group, and what they like to do when the travel.  Lets break down Grand Canyon visiting travelers in to a few categories, you’ll understand why later. Category number One – This category describes the majority of tourists wanting to visit the Grand Canyon.  The Grand Canyon is on your list, and you want to have a great experience seeing it, but aren’t going to be taking a day long hike in the canyon.  You may already know about it, or once you have read this article you will know about the Grand Canyon Railway.  Your canyon plan is part of a larger agenda of things to do while visiting Northern Arizona, like visiting Route 66 in Williams, going to...

Classy Cabins AZ featured on ABC15

Classy Cabins AZ in the news in Arizona! This week Classy Cabins AZ was featured on the Hot Summer Deals segment on ABC15! Watch here – ABC15 Classy Cabins AZ is your beat the heat partner.  Get out of the Valley of the Sun, and up into the cool pines.  There is a lot of summer heat left, you can beat it with a weekend or a week up North in the cool pines.  Sometimes the getaways are easier to find than you thought, since Classy Cabins is just over 2 hours from Phoenix.     Summer isn’t over...

Press Release Announcing The Owl’s Nest

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (5/31/17) Amy Sorenson Classy Cabins AZ 602-908-2760 amy@classycabinsaz.com   Classy Cabins AZ Expands Northern Arizona Luxury Vacation Rental Properties Announces completion of fifth luxury property, The Owl’s Nest   Phoenix, AZ: Classy Cabins AZ, foremost developer of purpose built, luxury Vacation Rental Properties in Northern Arizona announced today its fifth project will be completed mid-June, and available in July, called The Owl’s Nest.   Classy Cabins AZ’s four existing properties get top ratings and reviews from the traveling public.  The latest project, The Owl’s Nest, is best described as an Executive Retreat.  Steve Sorenson, vice president, noted, “We have focused on family friendly properties so far, and The Owl’s Nest is that, but the level of design and furnishing places it squarely in the Luxury Executive tier of vacation rental properties.”  The company has been developing properties for over a decade.  As this project ends, the next two are already on the drawing board.  According to Amy Sorenson, President, “We are always on the lookout for the next plot of land – we always want to be ready for the next project.”   Classy Cabins AZ has a mission to provide the best vacation accommodations in Northern Arizona, and to share the beauty of the area with travelers from around the world.  The company gets a significant fraction of its business from foreign travelers, and travelers from all over the USA.  Proximity to several great attractions makes its accommodations a popular place to stay.   Halfway between the Grand Canyon and Sedona Just minutes from Flagstaff, and from Williams, the old Route 66 town called “The...

Why you should visit Northern Arizona this summer [6 reasons]

Why you should visit Northern Arizona This Summer (6 Reasons) School is winding down, the proms are all done with, school sports are over, and the kids are studying for final exams.  Spring break seems like a distant memory, and now it’s time to think about where to go to get away from the heat!  Here at Classy Cabins AZ, we have the answer – you should visit Northern Arizona this summer.  We’ll provide the place to stay, and give you plenty of ideas of what to do. So, this is Why you should visit Northern Arizona This Summer (6 Reasons). Now, here in Arizona, we have wonderful weather all year round.  Of course, to get the best weather, you need to move around the state a bit.  Northern Arizona provides the perfect place to go during the summer.  Whether you are a local, and live in the desert, or you live somewhere else, most places will start sweltering very soon now.  Here are 6 great reasons to vacation in Northern Arizona this summer. Why you should visit Northern Arizona This Summer (6 Reasons), Reason Number 1 This is what summer is meant to feel like!  Around our area, summer temps are mild, with cool evenings.  Humidity is low, and the sun shines almost every day.  Classy Cabins AZ’s accommodations are at 7000 feet of elevation, therefore you’ll have cool mountain air followed by bright stars and cool nights.  Furthermore, most people think Arizona is hot, but in the summer, the cooler places to live in Arizona are right where we put our cabins.   Why you should visit Northern...

Great Progress on The Owl’s Nest

Our contractors are making great progress on The Owl’s Nest.  The framing is complete, the wrap is on, the windows and doors are being installed as well.  And, inside, the electrical and plumbing, even the HVAC is being installed.  Despite some near record snowfalls the last couple of weeks, this intrepid crew is moving right along! https://www.facebook.com/ClassyCabinsAZ/videos/1299120223482865/ https://www.facebook.com/ClassyCabinsAZ/videos/1299121283482759/...

The Owl’s Nest is about to be started!

This what our new build, The Owl’s Nest will look like.  Or close, anyway.  If you’ve been following our past builds, you’ll see right away this is a little different.  Rather than build another log-sided design, we’ve chosen a new look – “Industrial Farm House.”  With vertical siding, and a standing seam metal roof, it looks a bit like a modern take on a barn.  It will have a huge wing divided into a Kitchen area and family room area by a double sided fireplace. Get ready for Executive level Luxury in this latest Classy Cabin, with even more space, and our usual touches like custom made furnishings, a full gourmet kitchen, spacious decks, and comfortable...

Important article about vacation rental sites: Renting a vacation home online? You’ll pay more.

The Arizona Republic published a column on what’s happening in the vacation rental industry. Sites like VRBO, HomeAway and VacationRentals have added new fees which renters pay when booking through those sites. There is a bit of a controversy going on right now as these sites look to get paid by both the vacation rental owner, and the guests, for providing their services. The bottom line is this: In the name of serving their customer, the travelling public, they are charging those travelers Booking Fees.  You will have to decide if paying those fees is worth it to you, or if you would rather deal directly with the owners of vacation rental properties you want to stay in. Here’s the link:...

Nearly to the finish work now.

This is where it really gets exciting.  It’s looking like a real house on the outside now.  The chimney is about to get rocked, inside and out.  Drywall is done, and the next steps are all the interior bits – paint, doors and trim, cabinets, flooring, and showers.  Get ready!...

Moving Right Along!

Ok!  We’ve got the exterior essentially done.  Next up, the deck is going on, the house will be stained, and next week, the drywall will go in – because all the trades are done and we’ll have the inspection. Despite some rain delays, our contractor is really moving things along...

Upgrades to Moose Manor!

This summer has been eventful. In between guests, we’ve put in new carpet and repainted Moose Manor. We replaced the grill with a beautiful new Weber, and everything looks brand new. After all, we gotta keep ’em classy!

Getting ready…again!

Once again, we’re getting ready to build. Classy Cabins AZ’s fourth cabin will be called Buck ‘n Ham Palace. We’re getting the plans ready now! Expect to see news here soon. Buck ‘n Ham Palace will have four bedrooms, and will be able to sleep 12 in beds, plus 2 more on a fold out couch for a total of 14. Plus, it’ll be located right next door to beautiful Moose Manor. So, if you have a large family get together, you’ll be able to take both cabins together. Of course, it’ll have Classy Cabins AZ’s signature touches, it’s going to be a Classy Cabin after all, and Amy is busy with the decorative touches like the custom lighting and furniture our guests have enjoyed, and come to...

New Property In The Works!

It’s that time again. Yes, Classy Cabins AZ is now planning the newest property for our guests. If you’ve been following us, and know our properties, you know it will be something special. Similar to Bearly-A-Cabin, it will be located right next to one of our other properties. The effort necessary to secure the acre next door was a big one, but it will pay off. So many of you have large groups of travelers now, large enough to need two beautiful cabins right next door to each other, and soon that’ll be available. Keep an eye on the blog space here for more information. We’ve finished the plans and begun the task of engaging a contractor to build it. Decorative touches are filling up space at home waiting to be put up in the new cabin. Stay...