Forest Houses Resort
Forest Houses Resort is situated on 20 wooded acres in upper Oak Creek Canyon. The resort is separated from the highway by trees and Oak Creek – a clear, cool continuously running mountain stream stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout and supporting an abundance of birds and wildlife.
The canyon walls and multi-colored cliffs of basalt, lava, limestone and sandstone are forested with red maple, aspen, chaparral and seven varieties of oaks. The canyon floor, 1,500 – 2,000 feet below the rim, is shaded and cooled by giant Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. Oak Creek is lined with lush sycamores, walnuts, alders, willows, flowering shrubs and wildflowers.
Summer temperatures are pleasant, the nights cool. Winter brings several snowfalls as the resort is just above the snowline at an altitude of one mile.
Close to the resort are many spectacular trail walks and scenic hikes varying from relaxing to strenuous and providing opportunities to explore the unusual geological formations and vegetation of the canyon.