Our family recently stayed at the Mountain Star. What can I say? It was perfect. Rob the owner is a wealth of information and the cabin is perfect with just the right mix of home, whimsy and nature. The cabin is a bit off the grid which is a heaven sent gift.
It is everything excellent.
We enjoyed our stay here. Rob had thorough directions and instructions at the house. We also took his advice of favorite excursions, and we loved them. The Grand Canyon is not too far away.
Our thanks to Rob and the Mountain Star. My family had a magical two nights at the Star that allowed us to regain focus and get grounded about what is important. Such amazing views and whimsical wildlife. Our kids had a momment to slow down from their technology filled lives. They continue to talk about how great the views were, how the family stayed up late to watch the stars, how we played board games and the conversations and laughs we had. We are grateful to have had this opportunity to relax and enjoy the time at such a great property. The Mountain Star is self-sufficient and this allowed my wife and I the opportunity to teach the kids about sustainability and resource management. All around a great trip...we're already planning our next one to The Mountain Star. Rob, thank you again for the service and hospitality. -RP
The Mountain Star was exactly what our family desired--mountain views, cool weather, space for everyone, secluded, and within driving distance of the Grand Canyon. Quickly after booking, the owner, Rob, contacted me with pertinent information as well as very useful and helpful information regarding the area. This personalized care extended into our arrival and afterwards! His local advice on how to experience a great view of the Grand Canyon was greatly appreciated by our family. And the thoughtfulness of the many amenities that were provided in the home showed that he was aware of what a family of young children would desire. Board games, various books, a drum set, guitar, and a drawing room were just a few of the ways our children were able to explore and entertain themselves. They had never experienced a loft area nor the ability to freely play a drum set and guitar. Everyone in the family was enthralled with the telescope provided and especially enjoyed looking at the moon with it.
We hope that many other families enjoy their stay at The Mountain Star as much as we did. :)
Rob's house is really a gem. Our family of six adults stayed for 2 nights while visiting the Grand Canyon. The house is spacious and fully equipped,so we never lacked a thing.
Rob himself is a great host. He gave us some great ideas about where to go for our trip to The Grand Canyon.
Would really recommend staying in Rob's house, The Mountainstar.
The location is within easy access from Flagstaff and in close proximity to so many activities, including for families. The house itself is spacious and well-appointed while being so comfortable you'll feel right at home. The setting couldn't be better with fabulous views of the mountains. We missed a booking opportunity last year while doing our research in late December. Within days it was already taken and for good reason. This year we booked early and are so glad we did. The owner has anticipated what most people might need and then so much more. His tips, maps, and thorough instructions helped to make our vacation relaxing while making the most of our time here. The house itself boasts essentially anything you might need/want: quality knives (a rare find in a rental property in my experience), a kitchen a cook appreciates, comforts (extra throw blankets, extra paper goods), art/craft area with supplies, board games, a wide variety of books, and outdoor gear (flashlights, backpacks, hiking poles). The bonus area with musical instruments was also a high point for our kids. They loved it and told us they want to live there. Last, the owner's attention to detail also helps smooth both arrival and departure making for such easy transitions. Great, great stay. Book early!
The Mountain Star is an amazing place with spectacular views all around. The house is very thoughtfully designed and totally relaxing. Although you could just spend all your time here, it is conveniently located close to the Grand Canyon South Rim, Sedona, Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument. A wildfire while we visited closed Highway 180 which increased travel time to the Grand Canyon, but seeing the mountain on fire and the firefighting activities was fascinating and did not disturb the tranquility of this special place. The night sky was more beautiful than any place I have ever been. We spent 3 weeks touring the southwest and this was our favorite of all the places we stayed. Thanks Rob for sharing your house; hopefully we can visit again sometime.