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A Splendid oasis from the heat and havoc of the City – Come Experience a Home like no other – truly romantic and magical, “a little slice of heaven in the middle of Tonto National Forest”. The Rock House allows its guests to truly experience “being in another world.”

Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at The Verde River Rock House.   You’ll be pampered in the comfort and charm of the “Rock House” – leave all your cares behind as we take care of everything!  We are definitely not your ordinary Bed and Breakfast!   The Rock House offers a unique Retreat - combining modern comforts & warm hospitality in a casually elegant setting.  As our Guests you'll experience the warmth of staying with good friends along with all the comforts & privacy afforded by a fine hotel.  It is our goal to give you the opportunity to truly experience all that the awesome Payson Rim Country has to offer - making your stay a truly pleasurable, unique and memorable experience!  Our Inn is situated on a quiet private road along the banks of the beautiful and scenic East Verde River - Our secluded Hilltop setting (with no visible neighbors - other than the abundant wildlife) features some of the most spectacular views the Payson Rim Country has to offer.  We are surrounded by Tonto National Forest - the air is crisp & clean, stars shine brightly and you will fall asleep to the sound of the gently flowing East Verde River -  no pollution, noise or traffic - yet we are only 5 minutes outside of “Payson Proper” and within 12-15 miles of  the quaint towns of Pine & Strawberry.

The Verde River Rock House is an extremely private, relaxing and personal Bed and Breakfast. During your stay YOU and your guest(s) will be our exclusive guest(s) -- Although our guest quarters features 2 + bedrooms & a private massage studio - we cater to one client at a time to guarantee you complete privacy!  There are no guests staying in adjacent rooms (unless they are with your party) - Your accommodations are a PRIVATE SUITE with a Den (with fireplace) and creek side deck (with comfortable gliders, twin hammocks and gas grill). Amenities include a therapeutic Jacuzzi hot tub/ spa, Full size 4 person Canadian Cedar Sauna, private fireplace, outdoor fire pit (weather permitting), Private guest Den features a 42” Flat Screen HD television (premium satellite  250 channel programming including 31 movie channels), Blue-ray DVD player and an extensive movie library for your exclusive use, Guest Gas BBQ (you are also welcome to use the Kitchen area), We feature soft premium linens & SPA Robes and Slippers, Gilchrist & Soames Spa products, In Suite Telephone (free domestic long distance), Wireless High Speed Cable access (guest loner laptop available), Fax/printing services available and courtesy fishing gear on premises (the East Verde River is stocked by Fish and Game so you can literally fish in our back yard). We can also arrange a heavenly & relaxing massage by a licensed Massage/Physical Therapist on site (at the rate of $65 and up per hour with advance notice) and offer complete menu of SPA services available on site by licensed technicians or we can arrange services for you in Payson.  Feeling adventourous?  We can book you a Four Hour Guided Hiking Tour of awesome Fossil Creek (Strawberry) with your very own pack Llama and gourmet boxed lunch for only $65 per person (advance reservations required and subject to availability) -- call us for details!

Our Rates

Our rates start at $199 per night single occupancy - $235 for double occupancy - with a special rate for each additional guest in your party over 2 (we reserve the right to limit the total number of guests) - our rates are inclusive complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres and beverages (alcoholic or non - your choice) on your private creek side deck in the evening, complimentary snacks and beverages provided 24/7 and a full breakfast in the morning - be sure and check out of Chef's Menu sampling!   On occasion we run mid-week special pricing - “packages” or last minute “hot deals” - be sure to check out our posted specials or feel free to call to check on rates and availability. We also offer a multitude of additional services (at an additional cost) including additional meals (lunch, dinners - picnics) and rentals - hourly or daily ATV (Yamaha Rhino or Polaris Razor) or Harley Rental (to qualified licensed drivers & subject to availability), Mountain Bikes and a Whimsical Vintage Schwinn Tandem Bike (Tandem Bike is best to be ridden in town - we can deliver it for you - with advance notice), pedal/paddle boat rental available to fish from or just lazily drift the East Verde River in.  Off Road Jeep Tours are also available.   CALL FOR LAST MINUTE SPECIALS! 

**ANNOUNCING OUR PRIVATE ON SITE CASITA!!  La Petite Maison Casita is a separate fully self contained and private Casita that sits on the grounds of the Casita and rents for $185 per night -- click on the "Private Casita tab" to see pictures and information on the Casita and also our separate offsite 2-4 person Chalet or Call Maggie @ 602-696-0213 for rates and availability**

Reservation Deposit:

We request a fifty (50%) deposit at the time reservations are made.  Reservation deposits can be made with check or credit card payment.


Because of our intimate and unique accommodations, and the fact that we book only one set of guests at a time, we are required to charge guests the full cost of their stay (plus the cost of any special services ordered) if you fail to arrive as reserved with no notice of intent to cancel.

Provided further your deposit will be refunded or applied towards a future stay if we are notified of your need to cancel (by telephone at 602-696-0213) at least seven (7) days prior to the date of your reservation (14 days for holiday reservations) and/or if we are able to re-book the reserved dates – less a $20 credit card handling fee and travel agent commission, if applicable.

Rather you are looking to simply get out of the Phoenix Heat, wanting to explore and hike the Rim Country (we are approximately 3 miles from Tonto Natural Bridge) or want to Rest/Relax while being pampered & spoiled - you’ll find it all at "The Rock House!" We look forward to hearing from you!

Come. Let us Pamper you!

Your hosts - Steve and Maggie Evans
(928) 472-4304 or (602) 696-0213


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Verde River Rock House
Bed and Breakfast
602 W. Eleanor Drive | Payson, AZ 85541
P: (928)472-4304 or (602) 696-0213 | F: (480) 444-0236

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