Christopher Creek Lodge

Payson, Arizona

The historic Christopher Creek Lodge, Est. 1950.

About Christopher Creek Lodge

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Christopher Creek Lodge is the only lodge located right on the bank of spring fed Christopher Creek and is one of the oldest continuously operated businesses under the Mogollon Rim. The first cabin constructed at Christopher Creek Lodge, was built in 1950 and served as the “Original” Christopher Creek Store and Bar. In 1953, Christopher Creek Lodge entertained its first overnight guest.

For generations folks have come to enjoy this place during all four beautiful seasons.
This place is a paradise and it is not uncommon during the peak season for people to have to get reservations months in advance. It is our goal to provide an unforgettable (and affordable) experience!

From the time that Christopher Creek Lodge opened, it has been the desire of the owners to provide an affordable place where people could get away from the congestion of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Arizona high country.

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The historic Christopher Creek Lodge, Est. 1950.

The historic Christopher Creek Lodge, Est. 1950.

The creek runs right through the lodge year round!

The creek runs right through the lodge year round!

Beautiful even in the winter!

Beautiful even in the winter!

Prices

Pony Express (Motel) - Queen bed

The Pony Express units are our log cabin style motel rooms.

> Queen bed w/ 2 twins in the loft
> Coffee maker
> No fireplace
> No kitchen

1 hour 45 minute Block $89.99 / night

Trail Bunk (Tandem) - 2 Full Beds

Our Trail Bunk units are located down in a special wooded area.

> 2 Full beds (bunk-bed style)
> Fireplace
> Kitchenette

1 hour 45 minute Block $99.99 / night

Trail Bunk (Tandem) - 2 Full Beds (Pets OK)

Our Trail Bunk units are located down in a special wooded area.

> 2 Full beds (bunk-bed style)
> Fireplace
> Kitchenette

*Pet-Friendly

1 hour 45 minute Block $99.99 / night

Fisherman's Cabin - 1Qn, 4 Tw

This is like the Pioneer's Cabin, but a bit smaller and more rustic.

> Queen bed w/ 4 twins in the loft
> Located right by the creek
> Full kitchen & Fireplace

1 hour 45 minute Block $169.99 / night

Pioneer's Cabin - 1 Night Stay (Kg, 4 Tw) C2

This unit is a bit smaller and more rustic. So, we allow a 1-night stay in this Pioneer's Cabin.

> King bed w/ 4 twins in the loft
> Located right by the creek
> Full kitchen

1 hour 45 minute Block $189.99 / night

Pioneer's Cabin

Real log cabin w/ separate bedroom located right by the creek. The most popular!

> King bed w/ 4 twins in the loft
> Located right by the creek
> Full kitchen & Fireplace

1 hour 45 minute Block $189.99 / night

Pioneer's Cabin (Pets OK)

Real log cabin (studio style) located right by the creek. The most popular!

> King bed w/ 4 twins in the loft
> Located right by the creek
> Full kitchen & Fireplace

*Pet Friendly

1 hour 45 minute Block $189.99 / night

Founder's Cabin - 2Qn, 4 Tw

This is the original "lodge" in Christopher Creek built in 1950.

> 2 Queen beds w/ 4 twins in loft
> Located near the creek
> Full kitchen and living room

1 hour 45 minute Block $199.99 / night

Conference Room

Holds approximately 40-50 people
It has 100 chairs and 25 tables that can be set up
It has a speakers podium, whiteboard, and restroom
Free rental if 50% or more of the lodge is occupied

1 hour 45 minute Block $250.00 / night

Wedding Location/Event Stage

Wedding stage overlooking the creek
Lush grass field holds roughly 80 people
$500 discount if 50% or more of lodge is occupied

1 hour 45 minute Block $1,500.00 / night

Christopher Creek Lodge Features

1 Founders Cabin. This is the original building in Christopher Creek built back in 1950. It has a special antique decor, Ben Franklin Fireplace, full kitchenette, Kingsize bed, cable TV, BBQ. Located right on the creek!

6 Deluxe Freestanding Cabins with Ben Franklin Fireplace, full kitchenette, Kingsize bed, cable TV, BBQ, plus loft w/ additional beds and right on the creek!

2 Fisherman Cabins with Ben Franklin Fireplace, full kitchenette, Queensize beds, cable TV, BBQ, loft w/ additional beds and right on the creek!

9 Beautiful Tandem-Cabin Units with special sunk-in location. All include Ben Franklin Fireplace, full kitchenette, Fullsize double-bunk beds, cable TV, BBQ

6 Motel-Cabin Units with faux fireplace, (3) have Queen beds, (3) have Full beds, all have a loft with 2 additional beds.


Christopher Creek Lodge Attractions

[] Stream fishing right on property
[] Site seeing, bird watching, photography
[] Hiking, biking, picnicking, nature walks
[] Outside cabana area for get-togethers
[] Full conference room
[] Mogollon rim and all of its splendor
[] Many nearby lakes
[] Board games available for use
[] Payson is just 15 minutes away
[] Casino is 20 minutes away
[] ATVs and horseback riding allowed (not rented here)
[] Hot tub (coming soon)


Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy: If we are provided at least 15-days notice prior to your arrival date you can receive a full future credit (usable within 1 year), or a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee. Should you need to cancel a reservation, please email: info@christophercreeklodge.com.

The normal check-in time is between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Check-out time is by 11:00am; other times by prior arrangement. It is helpful if we know your approximate arrival time. We will do our best to fulfill any orders for early check-in (no Saturdays) and late check-out (no Fridays).

Having a good time is encouraged, but you may not be disruptive to other patrons. Please use common courtesy. Quiet time starts at 10:00pm unless otherwise approved.

Small standing BBQ pit/grill outside of each cabin for use with charcoal only. No exceptions!

No outside fires allowed except in the two designated fire pits (unless the fire danger is high and no fires are allowed at all, including charcoal).

Fireworks are never allowed!

Rooms that have fireplaces do not include any firewood. Duraflame logs are available for purchase.

Only Duraflame or similar type manufactured logs are acceptable for use in indoor fireplaces. Traditional firewood is not allowed.

No smoking in the rooms. Whenever smoking outside please use extra precaution as this is a heavily wooded area with lots of tinder on the ground. Please also dispose of all butts properly in an ashtray. A $100 discovery charge will be applied for any smoking inside a room.

One vehicle per cabin for parking in front of the room. Additional vehicles need to park in a shared parking area.

No furniture should be moved without getting permission from the office manager first (I.e. beds, picnic tables, etc.)

Guests are provided one towel and one wash cloth per person. Those are expected to last for your stay (unless your stay is more than a week).

There are skunks, raccoons, bears and birds of prey that frequent the area. Please be sure to seal trash securely.

Only pets that are well behaved, friendly and supervised are allowed at the lodge.

Pets must be leashed when outside due to safety concerns and in accordance with the state's leash law.

Pets are not allowed to be left alone in cabins unless crated and only then for a very brief time.

Pets must immediately be cleaned up after. For your convenience we have scoops located in a couple of areas.

A discovery fee of $100 per occurrence will be added for any undisclosed people or pets.

The septic system demands that we be cautious of what we discard into kitchen drains and toilets. A list of non-acceptable items is provided in each room. When in doubt - don't. Nobody likes a backed up septic.

Any firearms must be disclosed to the office manager upon arrival. Additionally, paintball and BB guns are not allowed for use on the property.

Guests are expected to do some minimal housekeeping and exercise care of their room. All cleaning is handled by our folks once a guest has departed. If the place is left a mess an additional minimum $25 fee will be assessed.

We expect all guests to follow the good general rule of leaving a place better than you found it. For over 60 years this historic lodge and Christopher Creek have been one of the most beautiful places in Arizona and we want to keep it that way. All rooms receive a post-occupancy inspection and by booking a reservation you acknowledge responsibility for any damages or theft incurred during your stay, which will be charged to your credit card.

Christopher Creek Lodge is comprised of real log cabins and set right in the middle of the forest. We provide a peaceful and cozy getaway. We are not a campground nor are we Caesars Palace.

This is a rustic environment. As such, it is your responsibility to take care of yourself and your dependants. We are not liable for any accidents, injuries or loss of any kind.

We reserve the right to refuse service.

Thank you very much for your patronage and we look forward to your arrival!