My husband and I stayed in Suzi's well-appointed cabin Nov. 1-7, and found it to be comfortable and in a great location in West Sedona. We liked that the area seemed less "yuppie" and more relaxed than the lodging available in other areas. It is practically at the base of Coffee Pot Rock, and hiking trails are very close. The entire cabin has cathedral ceilings and mostly has wood on the walls and ceilings, so it has the feel of a log cabin. Suzi has decorated it in a rustic and quirky style, filled with interesting decorative details.One bedroom has a queen bed with a new, comfortable mattress and bedding, and the second bedroom has a twin bed (I believe with a trundle that can be pulled out, although we did not do that.) There is one bathroom with a stylish copper sink and a bathtub with shower. We only needed heat during the night, and it was easy to adjust and responded quickly. There is also supplemental baseboard heating In the bedrooms. Suzi even had a wine rack filled with several different bottles, which she offered to us. One evening we had some wine and relaxed by the (propane) fire pit, and another evening we used her nice barbecue grill to prepare an entire meal outside. The pantry is well stocked with basics. There are several decks and patios, including an upper patio with a fountain water feature. Suzi has stocked the storage coffee table with many games and DVD's, and we used a CD she has called "Driving Sedona Country" in our rental car's CD player. We found it helpful, with tips about visiting the various highlights in and around Sedona. Wi-Fi and TV worked well, and we even figured out the newer-than-ours washer & dryer at one point. Suzi went out of her way to be there when we arrived, so we could meet, and she was very personable. We highly recommend this cabin.
I didn’t note that anyone else said this, but this place is romantic! My wife and I checked in at night for a 3-day weekend stay to help celebrate her birthday (which I had mentioned to the owner, Suzi, beforehand). What a great welcome when we came in to see the beautiful paneled walls swooping up to large windows, with the TV tuned to soft rock music quietly playing in the background.
We explored the cabin to see lots of spices and cookware in the kitchen (also teas, some soft drinks in the fridge, a bottle of wine in the fridge and several more in a wine caddy, hot and cold cereals, coffee in the fridge, and more). The cookware was of very high quality.
You could tell everything was first rate, like the blinds in all the rooms.
The décor was like a hunting/fishing lodge, which might appeal more to the guys, but there are enough other cute touches the women might like as well.
Since the lodging is up about 20 steps from the street, you wind up surrounded by evergreen trees, and it’s wonderful to sit out on the deck and enjoy their shade and watch for birds. There is also enough area to view the red rock formations from the deck, too, which is one of the special things about this cabin. Out back is an illuminated water feature, and you can lie out in two person “bed” in the evening and turn on all the little lights on the trees and enjoy the quiet.
The cooling/heating system worked well (in September, it was rather warm during the day but dropped to a bit chilly at night). All rooms also have ceiling fans. The shower works well in the bathroom. The only slight nit I had was I found the bed a little on the soft side, but my wife thought it was okay, so that is subjective. There are plenty of extra covers in the closet, and you can turn on the room heat separately from the central heating. You can also lift the top up of the table in the living room to find a great selection of games and DVDs.
The first morning of our stay, after we were up a bit, Suzi came over with some birthday cake hand lettered for my wife, along with a container of fresh berries. We thought it was very thoughtful. We got to meet her friendly dog Tammy. She later came by with some extra bagels she had. A couple of times when I had a question about how to work something, she was available by phone.
On our last day, she stopped by to see us off and offered to tour her home, including a lower level place she also has as a vacation rental. That is a lot smaller than the cabin and the kitchen is a lot more basic, but the price is less than half of the cabin.
Suzi and her properties are wonderful and I would definitely recommend them. I would definitely consider staying with her again when coming to Sedona.
The cabin was very NICE and very close to a couple of great hiking trails. When you were in the cabin you felt like you were up in the trees. Very CLEAN and lovely. Would strongly recommend this cabin and don't plan to stay anywhere else when in Sedona.
Great location away from the busier uptown Sedona, yet close to excellent restaurants, Whole Foods, with a wonderful view of the mountains. Quiet neighborhood.
Cabin, with one bathroom, probably best suited for two people but both bedrooms are very cozy with good beds and could accommodate another person easily. The cabin is well equipped and supplied so kitchen preparations are easy to execute. The owner/Suzi is great about responding to your requests and she is a very good resource for places to dine and visit.
As hikers, this was the perfect place for us. The trailhead to numerous stunning trails is only a few hundred yards from Caswell Cabin. When not hiking, we could enjoy views spectacular views (particularly sunrise/sunset on the ever-changing rocks). Suzi is a gracious host, and it makes a huge difference that she's right next door, so can offer all kinds of tips on places to go/things to see. The cabin itself is very cute and comfortable. Suzi's put a lot of effort into decorating and if you enjoy charming - - this is the place. We like to cook (and a good supermarket is about a mile away), so we appreciated the well-stocked kitchen. Additionally, coming back after a long hike, we also appreciated the very comfortable bed! This is a good base from which to enjoy all that Sedona has to offer.