Family-Friendly Cabins amid Eastern Arizona’s Mountains and Forests
The motto for the eastern Arizona town of Pinetop is Celebrate the Seasons, a fitting slogan for an area with year-round activities—from downhill skiing in the winter to hiking and rafting in the spring. Surrounded by Arizona's White Mountains, Pinetop is popular with outdoor enthusiasts drawn to its panoramic scenery, abundant wildlife visible along hiking trails, and opportunities for skiing, biking, hunting, and golfing, depending on the season. Located amid the towering pine trees of the mountains' foothills, PVC at The Roundhouse Resort offers two-bedroom log-sided cabins that allow guests to immerse themselves in nature while still enjoying the comforts of home.
Inside each cabin, you'll find a dining table, a living room with a TV (movie rentals are available), two bathrooms, and a kitchen that's fully equipped with a washing machine, oven, toaster, and silverware. The cabins are adjacent to Roundhouse Resort, which welcomes PVC guests to cool off in the indoor pool or soak in the hot tub. With an onsite mini-golf course, bocce ball, and horseshoes pits, the resort offers plenty to do when you’re not hiking through the nearby forests. There are also outdoor barbecue pits and picnic areas for cookouts.
Pinetop, Arizona: Four Seasons of Activities near National Forest and Indian Reservation
Nearly 200 miles northeast of Phoenix, Pinetop sits between the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the Apache Indian Reservation. Typically pleasant weather is one of the area’s main draws—Pinetop experiences all four seasons, with highs in the 70s and 80s during the summer and in the 40s during the winter. You can take advantage of the climate by going fishing in the area’s unspoiled lakes or hiking along the 180 miles of footpaths in the White Mountains Trail System, which also has cross-country skiing routes in the winter.