Road Trip with Rach to Heber-Overgaard, Arizona!

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Looking to escape the Phoenix heat? I just enjoyed a fantastic trip to Heber-Overgaard, Arizona! I also covered it on the Arizona Daily Mix morning show! Watch this segment to see where to stay, dine, moonshine taste, enjoy locally brewed beer, horseback ride, boat, fish, hike and more!

My favorite thing about this particular getaway was where we stayed! So why head to Heber-Overgaard? Take a look…

Why Head To Heber-Overgaard!

*Only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Phoenix

*7000 foot elevation with 70 degree night summer temps

*Stay at fabulous private family friendly 5-acre vacation cabin rental adjacent to Sitgreaves National Forest

*Multiple outdoor activities for families as well as fisherman/hunters

*Great small town cafes, BBQ, brewery & big 4th of July celebration


Where We Stayed-The Perfect 5-Acre Beautiful IV PineHaus airbnb Rental Cabin Home in Heber!!

When I discovered the beautiful 5-acre cabin we stayed in, I couldn’t wait to share! Locally owned by Scottsdale couple, David and Therese, this awesome home has over 30 5-star reviews on airbnb and I can see why after our trip! We experienced it ourselves during our weekend stay. The location of the property, that David and Therese call the IV Pinehaus, sits on a super private expansive 5-acre lot that is surrounded by pine trees and hiking trails since the home lies just 40 feet from the Sitgreaves National Forest.

Perfect location as this Airbnb cabin rental sits on five acres of private land with quick easy access to the surrounding Sitgreaves National Forest!

The cozy and nicely appointed property offers a plethora of amenities that include a big backyard adorned with festive bistro lights, a very inviting hot tub, the perfect fire pit for yummy S’mores, picnic tables, a giant outdoor movie screen, a bag toss and a handy BBQ grill. Inside guests enjoy a 3-bedroom space with a great kids’ room that comes with two double beds, two twin beds and a blue ray DVD player. A working office is also offered with reliable high speed internet plus a kitchen with everything needed to enjoy home cooked meals, both indoors and outdoors. A nice modern farmhouse style 6-person table sits in a group friendly dining room and the living room comes complete with a lovely fireplace, a 50″ flat screen TV with YouTube and streaming capabilities, plus lots of seating with blankets as well. A helpful washer and dryer is also included. Last but not least, a comfy front porch completes this perfect property with relaxing rocking chairs to boot. This home is truly unique due to the expansive size, the enjoyable amenities and access to the private adventure trails that surround the lovely cabin. I can’t wait to book this again! Here is the link to book it and to get more information, I highly recommend the IV PineHaus airbnb vacation rental cabin for families, family reunions, a girls trip, a guys fishing trip and more! Check it out here at this link.

Where We Dined in Heber-Overgaard & Famous UFO Tale Spot

*Red Onion Bar and Grill – Great for fresh burgers, hand-cut fries, steaks and more. Located 1931 AZ-260, Heber-Overgaard, AZ – 928.535.4433 – Closed on Monday and Tuesdays.

*Three Bears Cafe – Great selection of excellent Eggs Benedict varieties, scrumptious French Toast plus sandwiches, salads and more. Located at 1825 Highway 260 in Heber – 928-535-6471 – Call for specific hours

*Wild Women Saloon – Fun wild western atmosphere with pool tables, pizza, ribs and more. Located at 2381 AZ-260, Heber-Overgaard – (928) 535-5595 – Call for specific hours

*Casa Ramos – Margaritas and mouthwatering Mexican food that the restaurant says is “old school and made fresh from scratch” so the order may take a little more time. I like that myself. Don’t miss the red bell pepper cream sauce shrimp enchiladas. Plus the restaurant houses the famous UFO phone booth folklore story that is a fun part of Heber’s history. Photo op friendly, too. Located at 1849 Hwy 260 in Heber. Open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm. (928) 535-4448

*June’s Cafe – Meatloaf and eggs and a green chili pork omelet are several of the unique specials that can be had at June’s Cafe. Popular with the locals, the cafe also serves pastas, sandwiches and more. Located at 1990 Hwy 260 in Heber. (928) 535-4510 – Open daily from 7am to 2pm except closed on Wednesdays

Locally Brewed Beer & Moonshine Tasting

*260 Brewery Distillery is new to Heber. Enjoy locally brewed beer, crafted spirits and sample homemade moonshine at this popular establishment that offers food and outdoor seating. 2279 Hwy 260 in Overgaard, AZ – Open Wednesday through Sundays from noon to 8pm. The tasty Smoke Show BBQ truck offers mouth-watering grub on the distillery’s inviting, comfortable and dog-friendly back patio.

Heber/Overgaard Area Activities

Ramey Ranch Horseback Riding

*Ramey Ranch – We enjoyed a relaxing ride on a couple of beautiful horses led by the very nice cowboy and ranch owner, Wayne with Ramey Ranch. I selected Ramey because the reviews were all 5 star and many riders commented that they felt very safe with Wayne and the team at this particular ranch. It was my first time riding a horse and Wayne and his ranch hand, Charlie could not have been more accommodating. I felt comfortable and safe from the get-go and riding the kind horse (named Grandma Goldie) through the pretty trail and out into the open pasture was blissful.

Wayne also works with children fighting tough diseases, which touches my heart and made me want to give them our business. I highly recommend Ramey Ranch. 2269 Hwy 60 in Overgaard, AZ – Call (928) 242-5062 for schedule and pricing.

The Rock House Museum

*Rock House Museum – This original house, now a museum takes visitors back in time to see what life was like in the area in the 40s, 50s and 60s. This place is great for families since kids can see toys that children used to play with back in the day and experience how folks lived during that different time. Call 480-720-0560 to schedule a tour.  Hosts Kay and Rosann Porter shared a wealth of information as we viewed the different exhibits in each room and Kay actually grew up in the home, so hearing his perspective was very cool. 1831 Black Canyon Rd. in Heber, AZ

The Windy Hills Lavender Farm Boutique

To check out and shop for lavender, don’t miss the Windy Hills Lavender Farm Boutique. With over 2500 pretty purple lavender plants growing on site, customers get the freshest herbal teas, spa products and more plus a lovely patio garden area sits directly behind the boutique. Take a short walk out back to see the lavender plants in bloom and sit on the welcome bench to enjoy the calming sight and sound of the water feature. Events and weddings can also be held in this charming space.

Area Lakes/Fishing/Boating

Black Canyon Lake – Just a 25-minute drive from the IV PineHaus airbnb (where I stayed and is covered above). Offers trout fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Willow Spring Lake – A 28-minute drive that also offers trout fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Rim Lakes Overlook – A 30-minute drive.

Woods Canyon Lake – A 30-minute drive offers boat rentals and has a store and marina with fishing gear, licenses, groceries and beverages.

What did I miss in Heber-Overgaard? There were several other attractions I really wanted to visit, but I ran out of time. Share in the comments section and Happy Travels…get out and see our great state and be sure to book the lovely cabin we stayed out, the IV PineHaus airbnb incredible 5-acre vacation home!