Frequently Asked Questions
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- What dates are cabins available?
Big Springs cabins are available from May 1 through November 30, depending on weather. If snow makes the roads impassable, this may be subject to change.
- How far in advance can reservations be made?
You can book your cabin up to six months in advance.
- How do I make a reservation?
You need to go through Recreation.gov. Choose the Big Springs Cabin Site, Kaibab National Forest, AZ and follow the instructions.
- What if I need to change or cancel my reservation?
If a customer cancels a cabin or lookout reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's recreation use fee.
No-shows, Early Departures, or Cancellations after the scheduled arrival date, are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations for single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Special circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
- How much does it cost to rent a cabin?
Cabins currently rent for $65 per night. There is a $9.00 non-refundable reservation fee.
- Are walk-ins accepted?
If there are vacancies, walk-ins can reserve a cabin. The reservation can be made on-site through Recreation.gov using satellite internet.
- Is there a limit to the number of cabins I can reserve?
You can reserve all available cabins. There are currently six of the seven cabins available for rent. You may reserve all of them and have the entire facility for the exclusive use of your group.
- How many people can sleep in each cabin?
The cabins are set up to sleep 4. They each have one full bed and two twin beds. What if we have more than 4 in our party?
We do not enforce a maximum number of occupants, nor are rates based on the number of people occupying the cabin. There are cots available which may be used. Space in each cabin is limited, so multiple cabins might be preferred for the comfort of the guests in your party.
- What is in each cabin?
Each cabin contains one full bed, two twin beds, a dresser, a chair and lamps. There are 4 2’x2’ closets in each cabin.
- Are there bathrooms in the cabins?
No. The cabins do not contain bathrooms. There are two community restrooms which contain toilets and showers. Both are handicapped accessible. The restrooms have flush toilets. There are electrical outlets for hair dryers, curling irons, shavers, etc.
- How are the cabins heated?
Each cabin contains a wood burning stove. Guests must provide their own firewood and starter materials. If preferred, guests may bring an electric space heater. Only 1 per cabin to avoid overloading circuits.
- Is bedding provided?
No. Guests need to supply their own bedding and pillows. Mattresses are encased in bedbug covers and topped with fitted sheets. The sheets are replaced with clean sheets after each guest leaves, but they are mainly to keep the bedbug covers clean.
- Are towels and toiletries provided?
No. Each guest is responsible for supplying their own toiletries and towels. This includes soap and shampoo. Disposable bath mats are provided for the comfort and convenience of guests. If towels or toiletries are found in the bathroom or shower area, they belong to someone else and should not be used.
- Are there laundry facilities?
No public laundry is provided. We can assist guests in emergency situations. The closest laundromat is at the Grand Canyon Campground. There are also laundromats in Fredonia and Kanab.
- What is in the kitchen?
The kitchen is fairly well-equipped with 2 stoves/ovens, 2 refrigerator/freezers, 2 microwave ovens. Small appliances include coffeemakers, blenders, mixer, crock pot, George Foreman grill and electric griddle. Dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, pans, utensils, bakeware, dishtowels, sponges and dish soap are all provided. There is a large gas outdoor grill with BBQ tools. Cast iron skillet and Dutch oven can be used at the firepit. There is a 40 cup coffeemaker available to large groups.
Guests need to bring their own food and paper products. Ice cube trays are available, but there is no icemaker. All regular faucets provide potable water for the use of our guests.
- What hours is the kitchen available?
The kitchen is available for guest use 24/7. Entrance is provided by a lock code. Guests can find the code on the bulletin board in the cabin.
- Who does the dishes?
Guests are responsible for their own food preparation and cleanup. This includes washing, drying and putting away anything they used in the kitchen.
- What is in the living room?
The community living room has comfortable seating including a sofa with 2 recliners, a loveseat with 2 recliners and a reclining chair. There is no regular television, but there is a DVD player and hundreds of DVDs to choose from, including many selections for children. There are cards, games, puzzles, toys and books available for our guests. The living room also contains blankets which may be used as needed by our guests.
- What is in the dining room?
The dining/meeting room contains 6 tables, each with 4 chairs. The tables can be pushed together to seat larger groups. Some of the tables have original artwork on the tabletops. The dining/meeting room has maps of the area and an information center for our guests.
Watch for updates. Contact us with any additional questions you may have about Big Springs.