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Road Conditions: It is recommended that a high clearance vehicle be used to access Apache Maid Cabin. Several sections of the road are rutted with exposed rocks. Wet weather conditions may make the road impassable in any vehicle. Contact the Red Rock Ranger District at (928) 282-4119 for current road conditions.


part ofCoconino National Forest Recreation, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


This rustic forest cabin is located at the eastern base of Apache Maid Mountain, just two hours north of Phoenix and near the popular red rock canyons and outdoor recreation opportunities of Sedona, in central Arizona. The cabin provides several amenities, providing a comfortable stay for up to six people.

It can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The facility was originally constructed in 1909 by Charles Babbitt and served as a ranch house for cattlemen, then later as a U.S. Forest Service ranger station. It has been restored to its historic character.

The cabin is surrounded by the shade of a ponderosa pine forest and is just south of the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile slope that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation. The cabin sits at 6,382 feet and has summers that are characteristically sunny, warm and dry, with the occasional afternoon thunderstorm.


The area is a hub for outdoor recreation. Although there are no trails immediately around the cabin, countless hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails are located within an hour drive. Closer to the cabin, anglers can fish for northern pike, yellow perch and sunfish at nearby Stoneman Lake, one of the few natural lakes in Arizona. Bird watchers can delight in watching for migratory waterfowl and summer songbirds from the shoreline, and families can enjoy an afternoon of picnicking.


The facility is a small, 520 square-foot cabin that can accommodate up to six overnight visitors. It has one bedroom with bunk beds and a roll-away bed, a living room with a futon couch, and a kitchen and dining room. All the beds have mattresses. The kitchen has a propane stove, dishes, pots and pans, but no refrigerator. The building has no electricity, though it is equipped with gas-powered lights and heat.

Visitors must bring their own bedding, including pillows, as well as water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Users must clean the cabin and pack out all food and trash before leaving.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby Stoneman Lake, Beaver Creek and Sedona offer numerous recreation activities and cultural attractions.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Bed(s)
  • Birding
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Event Area
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Heater
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mattress(es)
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Grills
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Oven
  • RV Parking
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water provided; visitors must bring their own
  • Reservation dates are subject to weather conditions
  • Roads leading into this cabin are passable by passenger car, but high-clearance vehicles are recommended; four-wheel drive is required during inclement weather
  • Pets are allowed, but must remain outside the cabin; renters must clean up after their pets
  • Off-road vehicles are only allowed on designated roads and trails
  • A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area; visitors should secure food and trash indoors or lock it in a hard-sided vehicle
  • All smoking must be done in enclosed vehicles or outside where the area is cleared of all flammable material
  • Click here to learn more about Coconino National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.71129, -111.52051
34°42'41"N, 111°31'14"W

From Phoenix, travel north on Interstate 17 to exit 306 (Stoneman Lake Road/Forest Road 213). Go east on Stoneman Lake Road for approximately 6.5 miles, to the junction with Forest Road 229. Turn right onto Forest Road 229 and go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 230. Veer right, continuing on Forest Road 229 and continue approximately a quarter-mile to the intersection of Forest Road 229 and Forest Road 620 (to the Apache Maid Lookout). Veer right; the gate to the cabin is at this intersection, on the left side of the road. Look for the small sign for Apache Maid Cabin. Note: the cabin is not on the mountain; if you are driving uphill toward the mountain, you have missed the cabin entrance gate.

Access to the cabin is through a locked gate. The gate has a combination lock, and a house key is located in a lock box on the kitchen door. Combination codes for the gate and the lock box are given in the reservation confirmation letter. High-clearance vehicles are recommended, and four-wheel drive is required during inclement weather.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Coconino National Forest, intersection of Forest Road 229 and 620
Sedona  AZ  86351

Phone Number:

Information:  (928)282-4119
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