Payson vacation rentals

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Cabin in Payson
BellaRina Log Cabin
Adventure awaits you in this rustic getaway. This cozy log cabin is family-friendly. It has recently been updated and will comfortably sleep 6. It is well equipped with all the comforts of home. Well-behaved small-to medium-sized furry babies are welcome. Enjoy the fully fenced backyard with plenty of seating. There is RV parking, on-site and off-street parking for your convenience. Wifi is provided for streaming your favorite shows. We hope you have a wonderful stay and a desire to return.
Nov 9 – 16
$122 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Guesthouse in Payson
R & R Casita
This charming private cottage in the cool Payson pines is perfect for your mountain getaway! You'll be able to relax and unplug in this quiet neighborhood that feels secluded -but is close to everything in town. Wake up to beautiful mountain views (and maybe even grazing elk!) from your private backyard. Climbing the hill is at your own risk. Flexible studio layout with queen bed, pull-out sofa, bathroom, desk, and full kitchen! Massive driveway can accommodate 3+ cars or even boats/RVs.
Jun 4 – 11
$72 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
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Cabin in Payson
Spacious Cozy Cabin in Recreational Paradise.
JUNIPER CREEK CABIN is located in a quiet and serene area, surrounded by trees and is about 10 minutes from the town of Payson. The East Verde River and the Tonto National forest are directly out the front door. This cabin is perfect for an outdoor adventure or just come up to relax and unwind. The views from the deck are stunning. Its a magical get-away and 1-1/2 hour from Scottsdale. Please read "Guest Access" for important information on the river crossing.
Sep 16 – 23
$138 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews

Popular amenities for Payson vacation rentals

Stay near Payson's top sights

Tonto National Forest32 locals recommend
Green Valley Park32 locals recommend
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino29 locals recommend
Rumsey Park11 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter20 locals recommend
Buffalo Bar & Grill31 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Payson

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Green Valley Park Family Retreat
Aug 6 – 13
$133 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 281 reviews
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Tiny home in Pine
Tiny House- Big Deck Studio in cool Pine AZ
Apr 22 – 29
$94 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 273 reviews
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Cabin in Pine
Entire Cabin! Big Style, Big Views, Great Location
Aug 11 – 18
$149 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Cabin by the River! Sleeps 12!
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$134 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 193 reviews
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Guest suite in Payson
Renovated, 4 queen beds, family friendly
Dec 15 – 22
$119 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 199 reviews
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Cabin in Pine
Wonderful Rustic 2 BR 1 BA Cabin In Pine AZ.
Jun 20 – 27
$97 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 224 reviews
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Cabin in Pine
Cozy, cute cabin tucked away in the heavenly pines
Jun 9 – 16
$107 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Star Valley
Mountain Views and Private Jacuzzi
Sep 29 – Oct 6
$141 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 307 reviews
Superhost
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Top of the Rim Cabin + Tree House, Amazing Views!
Aug 14 – 21
$186 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 214 reviews
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Cabin in Pine
Modern Rustic Pet Friendly Cabin
May 2 – 9
$182 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 193 reviews
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Cabin in Pine
Starlink! Secluded retreat with Rim views!
Jun 20 – 27
$302 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 234 reviews
Superhost
Cabin in Payson
Stunning, 5100sqft Cabin- 13 GUEST MAXIMUM
Feb 4 – 11
$348 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 162 reviews

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Cabin in Payson
River Front Retro Bungalow
Jun 18 – 25
$71 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 55 reviews
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Home in Payson
NEWLY Updated! Cozy home with family fun extras.
Jun 14 – 21
$104 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 78 reviews
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Cozy Cabin in Payson
Nov 1 – 8
$89 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 55 reviews
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Rustic Hideaway Cabin River View/Access
Apr 10 – 17
$125 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 18 reviews
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Juniper berry bungalow
Apr 20 – 27
$66 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Cabin in Payson
FREE late check out - Let your cares drift away.
Sep 30 – Oct 7
$126 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 35 reviews
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Home in Payson
Bear Lake Cabin Too! Game room & movie theater!
Jul 10 – 17
$155 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 6 reviews
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Cabin in Payson
Cheerful retreat, 2 BR cabin + loft & great views
Aug 16 – 23
$117 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 54 reviews
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Tiny Cabin in Payson-backed to the National Forest
Mar 17 – 24
$115 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 65 reviews
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Guest suite in Payson
Tastefully Decorated Spacious Apartment
Jul 3 – 10
$128 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 93 reviews
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Home in Payson
Brand New with a Beautiful View | 6 Guests | Patio
May 5 – 12
$112 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 30 reviews
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Cabin in Payson
🌲The StarPine Cabin 🌲
Aug 24 – 31
$552 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 80 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Payson

Total rentals

140 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

70 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

120 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

5.8K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Payson

Introduction

Founded as a rodeo town in the 1880s, Payson sits smack-dab in the heart of Arizona, in a region known by many as Rim Country, or simply, The Rim, thanks to its proximity to the Mogollon Rim. The rugged landscape along the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau comprises a majestic sprawl of grasslands and pine forests. The Rim rises 7,000 feet above sea level, and communities like Payson are nestled in the valleys below. Back in the day, the valleys were a natural draw for cowboys and ranchers looking to live off the land and stave off modern trappings. And for a long time, they succeeded. Because of its remote location in the Tonto Basin, Payson remained isolated for much of the early 20th century. Perhaps that’s how this unique town has managed to preserve its colorful Western heritage. It wasn’t until the late 1950s that a modern highway connected Payson to civilization, but the frontier traditions remained. Payson is still a rodeo town: Every year since 1884 it has hosted a rodeo, now known as the oldest continuous rodeo in the world.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Payson

Payson’s location in the American Southwest means it’s vulnerable to climate extremes year-round. Early-summer drought and late-summer rainfall are both common, and even monsoons can gather in the summer months, dumping heavy rainfall. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit, though nightfall brings relief, with temperatures dropping down into the 50s. Winter is fairly mild, with daytime temperatures reaching the 50s, but winter nights are cold, often dipping into the 20s or teens. Snow is uncommon and melts quickly under the Arizona sun. Spring and fall are beautiful seasons to stay in one of the area’s cabins, as they bring fresh growth to the vast landscape. Temperatures during spring and fall can vary drastically, so visitors should plan to dress in layers to stay comfortable.


Top things to do in Payson

Tonto Natural Bridge

Payson is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest, which offers scores of trails to choose from, but few sights rival the Tonto Natural Bridge. Known as the world’s largest natural travertine bridge, it spans 150 feet, and its apex rises 183 feet above Pine Creek.

Mazatzal Wilderness

Translating to “the place with many deer” in the dialect of the Native Americans who settled here so long ago, Mazatzal encompasses more than 252,000 acres of the Tonto and Coconino National Forests, just 20 miles southwest of Payson. Wildlife abounds — and not just deer. Bears, mountain lions, and hundreds of species of birds are all protected here.

Railroad Tunnel Trail

Though railroads never did reach Payson in the railway boom of the late 19th century, you can hike to their ruins. About one hour and 20 minutes north of Payson is Railroad Tunnel Trail (#390), which leads to a large excavation hole in the Mogollon Rim where track was meant to be laid.

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