Christopher Creek Lodge

Payson, Arizona

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:

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!

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