Lake Cabins in Arizona

Lake cabins in Arizona are great places for waterside enjoyment. Maybe an overnight, a week, or even more! Choices range from economical and/or basic, up to the most deluxe range. What's your choice? We know of some of the best vacation rentals for AZ cabins. 

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Lake Cabins in Arizona State Parks

Assorted AZ Parks have lodgings at lake parks. All with air conditioning & heat, electric outlets, & ceiling fan. Bedrooms with queen, single, and/or bunk beds (bring your own linens). Kitchen area with table/chairs, cabinet, counters. Outside area: covered deck, barbeque, fire pit, picnic table, some have sink &/or water tap. Some are pet-friendly. All the basics. It's like "glamping" in a cabin!

Five parks have these lake cabin rentals:

man walking toward log cabin near a lakeWalking to our cabin at Roper Lake
  • Roper Lake State Park - Many cozy options with views of the lake here. One ADA accessible.
  • Alamo Lake State Park - Overlooks Bill Williams River Valley. Each cabin has two bunk beds, sleeping 4 total. OK to sleep 2 more by bringing cots, for maximum 6 occupancy.
  • Lake Havasu State Park - Choose among thirteen lakefront styles, sleeping up to 6.
  • Lyman Lake State Park - Sleeps 4: double bed & bunk bed. Sleeps 6: double bed & two bunk beds. Pick a Cabin>
  • Patagonia Lake State Park - Atop the hill. Bit more deluxe here, with additional ceiling fan, mini-fridge & microwave. Sleeps 6 with queen bed & two bunk beds. Which Days>

One Arizona State Park features a river, with several ponds and nearby lakes:

  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park - On the Verde River. Features full bed & bunk bed, plus dresser with drawers. Reserve here>
river flows through wooded areaThe Cabins are a Short Walk to the Verde River & Adjacent Trail

Lake Cabins in the White Mountains

Rainbow Lake - In Pinetop-Lakeside. Lakeside access is limited without a rental. Why? Most lakeshore properties are privately owned. Created in 1903 by dam placement on Walnut Creek. Normally about 116 surface acres, with 6700 ft. elevation. Public access only adjacent to the dam, with a small pier & boat ramp for electric or 10hp max motors.1 To reach that parking area, in Pinetop-Lakeside from Highway 260 turn right at Lakeview Lane, then left on Rainbow Lake Lane. Turn in ahead on right.

map for publicly accessing Rainbow Lake in ArizonaPublic Access to Rainbow Lake

Cabin Rentals, privately owned, are all around the lake:

  • Lazy Oaks Resort - 1 & 2 bedroom real log style. With cable TV, fireplace & deck. Almost all your needs supplied. Pet-friendly with $15+tax fee, plus additional rules. On-site boat rental & fish-cleaning station. 2-night deposit required to reserve. For inquiries: OR 928-368-6203
  • DELUXE CABIN RETREAT - Choose from these two out-of-the-ordinary rentals. Plus tons of amenities including spa, fishing dock & boating/snow toys. Questions/reserve: 480-331-1947
  1. Main Cabin - Lots of space in these bedrooms: Forest star master with private bath & patio. Big Sky double bed, shares jack/jill bath with Timberline bedroom's bunk bed with double lower bunk. Bear Cub's den set of twin beds sleeps two more. Bear's Den full bed with private bath. Loft with pool table also has hide-away sofa. Add in full kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, laundry & patio.
  2. Detached Private Casita - Queen-size bed, 1/2 bath, dining area.
  • Lake of the Woods - This Pinetop-Lakeside resort has its own private fishing/boating lake, with 26 water view bookings. Studio size to 2-bedroom, with all you need. Pet-friendly with fee/rules. Stocked lake (no license needed), with daily limit. Boat rental. 2/+ night minimums & deposit required. Further details: OR 928-368-5353

There are a lot more options, if you're willing to see some Lake-View Stays in AZ.

Hawley Lake Arizona Cabins

Find them southeast of Pinetop-Lakeside and McNary. You'll be "getting away from it all" at this Fort Apache Reservation property. This pristine lake has 300 surface acres. Rental boats available, plus small store with gas & café. Some nearer smaller, Earl Park Lake. 68 cabins for rent at Hawley Lake.

  • All are furnished & include kitchen with dishes, utensils, pans, coffee maker, & toaster
  1. Bed linens include pillows & 1 Blanket for each bed
  2. Bathroom includes towels (you may want to bring extras), & toilet paper
  3. For the kitchen you may want to bring dish soap & coffee filters
  • Cabins have no telephones, VCRs, TVs, radios or microwaves. You can bring your own, if you really want to.
  • Sleeping capacity varies from 2 to 14 people, one to five bedrooms.
  1. Rates are determined according to cabin site and capacity
  2. Full week, and 4-week price breaks available.
  • Pets allowed with $100.00 fee/each, plus $200.00 credit card deposit, refunded upon no damage by pet confirmed after check-out
  • Get there: State Hwy 260 South through Pinetop/Lakeside, 13 miles to AZ 473, Hawley Lake is 9 miles
  1. OR Hwy 260 through Pinetop/Lakeside, 3 miles to Hon-Dah, through McNary, 10 miles to AZ 473, 9 miles to Hawley Lake
  • To reserve, call their non-profit: White Mountain Apache Community Development Corporation at 928-369-1753. Other info/notification at: 928-335-7507

More Lake Cabins in Arizona

Many AZ lake cabins are scattered throughout the state, on lakes large and small. Choices are rustic to deluxe or bungalow-like. Some of the best lake cabins in Arizona are these hidden gems. We're always going out & around to find them!

  • Martinez Lake Resort - This lake formed from the Colorado River, North of Yuma, offers water-bungalow stays with full amenities. Restaurant/bar & marina on-site. Call 928-783-9589 for info/options.
  • Floating Cabin - On Roosevelt Lake. Anchored in place (no motor), two-day minimum. No pets. Master queen bed, 2nd bedroom bunk-beds & living room futons sleep up to 8. Bath, covered deck. BYOC: convenience items/stock. Info/reserve: 602-977-7170

Lake Pleasant Cabins - Arizona

Lake Pleasant is man made via water from the Central Arizona Project, plus Agua Fria River rain-created run-off.2,3 Waddell Dam contains the 10,000 maximum surface acres.3 Spring into Summer, water is released for desert population needs.2 Lake Pleasant Regional Park has lots of things to do, including fishing, boating & swimming.

Get there in Phoenix from I-17 north, exit at Carefree Highway (SR 74). Go west 15 miles to Castle Hot Spring Road, turn right to entrance.

Lake Pleasant's "Floating Cabins" - Accessed from North Park Rd. & Peninsula Blvd. Boat rental too, available at the marina. But now get a cabin on the lake! 1 week minimum rental, sleeps 4, but creatively 6. Private docking, non-smoking, pet-friendly. Bungalow One available, while more being built. Send inquiry to:

Roosevelt Resort Park - Though not right at lake-side, it's about 6 miles down the road. Choose pond or mountain view. You can't beat the rates! Sleeps 4 to 8+ Cabin Choice>

Arizona River Cabins

Even though these aren't quite lake cabins, thought you may want a quick eval on a few of these. Some have lakes involved, or nearby. Others because the setting is amazing!

Colorado River Cabins

  • Marble Canyon Lodge - Not exactly a cabin, but cabin-like in ambience in their efficiency apartments. Or just stay in one of their hotel room choices. Historically it was a trading post. Plus you can't beat this location right at Lees Ferry, near the historic Navajo Bridge. Amenities include their on-site restaurant. 800-726-1789
  • Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park - Those staying here have hiked or taken mules to the bottom of the Colorado River's Grand Canyon. Cabins available, but a dorm is here, too. It's required you reserve, planning well in advance: at least 15 months. Because your request is accommodated through an On-line Lottery.
  • Aside the Little Colorado River - A tributary that feeds into the Colorado River
  1. Grand Canyon Motel - OK, we know it's not a cabin. Really difficult to get any along the Colorado, though. But this is a wonderful place we'd like to show you. Because it's historically combined with the Cameron trading post, is close to THE Grand Canyon, has wonderful amenities, plus views of the Little Colorado River Gorge. Kitchenette rooms are available. 800-338-7385
  2. Lyman Lake State Park Cabins - Lyman Lake is formed from containment of the Little Colorado River. So pick Your Cabin there, and get the best of both!
  3. MLY Ranch - What a find, near Greer on an 1870s homestead. Two Choices, each sleeps up to four. Rates according to people, time of year. Many amenities in these log cabins. Find availability from
  4. X Diamond Ranch - Six to choose from, rates starting at $140/night. Wink Crigler is the descendent of pioneers of this 1890s ranch. She owns this working ranch/cabin stay. Views of the Little Colorado & its Canyon will keep you in awe! Call them for availability/pricing: 928-333-2286

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