This August we had a family re-union in the White Mountains. My daughter and I searched on the internet to find a large, rustic, cabin to balance our desire to go camping, but have comfort for the wide needs of our families. We stayed at "The Chalet" cabin in the Lake of the Woods resort in Pinetop. This was perfect for us! This large cabin allowed my Mom her comfort and privacy, my daughters family could be grouped together with two nearby rooms, and more rooms for my son, brother, and me. The cabin could use a little updating if modern amenities is what you crave, but then the town has hotels for that. This cabin met our desire for a more comfortable, rustic, cabin adventure with our family. The balcony was great for watching stars at night and sunrise over the lake in the morning. This property is located right in the middle of town, but the lake is lower than the surrounding area and the lake itself "feels isolated".
The lake is small, but beautiful and we had a row boat and dock as well as a large grassy area to fish from. Being a private lake, no fishing licenses was necessary- great since I lived out of state! Just across the street was the much larger Rainbow Lake if you needed a bigger lake- you can easily walk to it. We also brought our bikes, and I made an adventure out of taking my grand daughter on a bike ride to the office area to play in the small park. We went tot he rec room and I taught her how to play ping pong!
We found a local outfitter who delivered kayaks to our cabin with a trailer, this allowed us to go kayaking every day to several of the local lakes- this location is central for many mountain sports, and Pinetop/Lakeside/Show Low allow for anything you might need from a city. All of our family was very happy with this resort and we plan to make a regular thing out of meeting in the mountains at this resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 33 Cabins on 25 acres and a 12 acre private lake which is stocked 4 times a year. A great resort for the whole family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Of The Woods Hotel Lakeside