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Cottonwood

Verde Valley

VISITOR'S GUIDE


Cottonwood & Verde Valley 1


Cottonwood & Verde Valley

2022 Official Visitors Guide

Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

849 Cove Parkway, Ste. C

Cottonwood, AZ 86326

928.634.7593

visitcottonwoodaz.org • cottonwoodchamberaz.org

Produced and published in conjunction with

Hennen Publishing and Marketing Group

480.664.0541, hennenpmg.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Town of Camp Verde

City of Cottonwood

U.S. Forest Service Coconino National Forest

Blushing Cactus Photography

Dylan Jung, Sip Sedona Wine Tours

Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria

Blazin' M Ranch

Page Springs Cellars

Annabel Schlippa, The Muse Gallery

Cynthia Snapp, Javelina Leap Vineyard,

Winery & Bistro

Verde Adventures, Anthony Marra

Bigstock Images

Wikimedia Commons

Isaac Dudley, Friends of the Verde River

Josh Gray, ECLPST

ECLPST.com

Ellen Jo Roberts, Verde Canyon Railroad

Lance Leighnor, Leighnor Aircraft

Contents

4 Area Map

34 Clarkdale

6 Small Towns

37 Cornville/Page Springs

7 Verde River

39 Camp Verde

9 Birding

42 Jerome

10 Parks & Recreation Areas 44 Sedona

12 Ancient Ruins

46 Dining

14 Arts & Culture

50 Things to Do

16 Wine Trail

54 Lodging

19 Wineries & Tasting Rooms

57 RV Parks & Campgrounds

24 Beer & Spirits

58 Information, Real Estate/

26 Calendar

Relocation/Retirement,

28 Cottonwood

Transportation & Services

ON THE COVER: Anthony Marra, Verde Adventures

Published annually, every effort is made to make

this publication as accurate as possible. The

Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce and

HPMG will assume no responsibility for errors,

changes or omissions. Copyright 2022.

All rights reserved.

ALCANTARA VINEYARD AND WINERY

Blushing Cactus

VERDE CANYON RAILROAD

MERKIN VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM & OSTERIA

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Town of Camp Verde

Welcome

LOCATED IN THE ‘heart’ of Arizona, the Verde

Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the

desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high

country. Surrounded by jagged mountains to

the south and west and by mesas and buttes to

the north and east, its lower elevation makes

it a perfect destination for your next Arizona

adventure.

Explore the rich history and native culture with

a visit to one of many historic sites and national

monuments. Soak up the sun and nature at one

of Arizona’s best state parks in the center of

Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Hit the

trails throughout the Verde Valley on foot, bike or

horseback, and keep your eyes peeled for birds,

wildlife, and the perfect shot to share with friends

and family back home.

Discover the many dining options from smoked

BBQ, fresh-made pasta, hearty home cooked

meals, to rich desserts and locally made chocolate,

and the perfectly paired wine or brew to wash it

down with. Rest easy and dream of more days in

Cottonwood and the Verde Valley at one of many

hotels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, RV sites,

and more.

When you visit the heart of Arizona wine country,

you’re sure to find many reasons to stay, play, and

return again and again.

Greater Cottonwood

Chamber of Commerce

928.634.7593

cottonwoodchamberaz.org

City of Cottonwood,

Tourism

visitcottonwoodaz.org

928.340.2729

Town of Clarkdale

928.639.2400

experienceclarkdale.com

Jerome Chamber

of Commerce

928.624.2900

jerome.az.gov

Camp Verde Visitors Center

928.554.0851

visitcampverde.com

Sedona Chamber of

Commerce

928.282.7722 or

800.288.7336

visitsedona.com

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ECLPST/Josh Gray

Town of Camp Verde

Town of Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE SEDONA JEROME

VERDE RIVER HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE VERDE RIVER FISHING ON THE VERDE RIVER

7

Reasons to

Value the Verde

Source: Verde River Institute

COTTONWOOD

In the shadows of Mingus Mountain and in

the heart of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood

offers a distinctive historic district lined

with shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms

on its Main Street.

History is alive in nearby Clarkdale, whose

homes and buildings still reflect its early

copper smelting heritage. Four specialized

museums focus on Native American

cultures, international copper art, the local

railroad and town history.

SMALL TOWNS

The small towns of the Verde Valley showcase the best of Arizona’s quaint communities. All are within a 30-mile radius with an

estimated population of 66,000 - each offering visitors a unique experience.

Cornville/Page Springs offers wineries,

tasting rooms and a few wonderful dining

options. This area provides a relaxed take

on some of Arizona’s most pristine highdesert

scenery.

Camp Verde, located in the geographic

center of Arizona, is rich in history and

offers a variety of recreation and outdoor

activities to experience and enjoy.

A Verde Valley excursion wouldn’t be

complete without a journey up the hill

to Jerome, the “City in the Sky.” Once a

thriving mining camp of 15,000, Jerome

acquired “ghost town” status by the 1960s.

Today, entrepreneurs have restored many

of the quaint buildings that cling to the

mountainside and the town now dishes out

artsy boutiques and panoramic views in

equal measure.

Speaking of views, Sedona’s stark, giant, red

rock formations are so compelling, they cause

grown men to take up painting or poetry.

Toss in dozens of superb shops, galleries,

restaurants and recreational opportunities,

and Sedona has found a magical elixir.

1

The Verde River is the last river in Arizona still

flowing all year long for its entire length.

2

The Verde River’s riparian zone (Verde River Greenway)

supports about 2/3 of all lifeforms in Arizona.

3

The Verde River is 192 miles long, and it is

boatable with canoes and kayaks for more

than 130 of those miles year-round.

4

The trees and plants along the Verde River form

the “Frémont cottonwood and Goodding willow

forest type”, among the most threatened forest

types in the U.S. Less than 325,000 acres

remain anywhere in the world.

5

The Verde River supports about 240 species of

birds, and is one of the most diverse and productive

birding spots in the United States. Birds like the Bald

Eagle, Common Black Hawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Bell’s Vireo, Song Sparrow, Great Blue Heron, Belted

Kingfisher and many more are “riparian obligates”,

meaning they only live along a river or other waterway.

6

The Verde River supplies fresh drinking water to more

than 2 million people in Maricopa County, and it is the

least expensive water supply in that county.

7

Thousands of acres of farmland are irrigated by the

Verde River’s water, both in the Verde Valley

and downstream.

VERDE RIVER

VERDE RIVER

The Verde River is one of Arizona’s last rivers to flow year-round and sustains a large

regional wildlife population. Through the 36-mile stretch known as the Verde River

Greenway you will discover a lush habitat that is unique to the Verde Valley. The

3,300-foot elevation also means mild temperatures for hiking, canoeing, bird watching,

picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water.

For more information on the Verde River, its riparian habitat, volunteer opportunities,

recreation, and river access points, visit verderiver.org. For guided options, see Things to Do, page 50.

Plan Your Paddle

Friends of the Verde River: Get current Verde River water flows,

paddle guides and maps of the River, including Verde River

Access Points and directions.

For guided options, see Things to Do, page 50.

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VERDE RIVER

Interactive Birding

Site Story Map,

A Birder’s Guide to

the Verde Valley

Verde Locals

NPS Photo

Tributaries

Annual

Birding

Festivals

Homer Hanson

QUAIL

SOUTHWESTERN

WILLOW FLYCATCHER

ROADRUNNER

BIRDING IN OAK CREEK CANYON

DRAGONFLY

LOWLAND LEOPARD FROG

NPS Photo

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO

RIVER OTTER

NPS Photo NPS Photo

OAK CREEK

OAK CREEK originates from melting

snow in the high country north of

Sedona. Oak Creek travels through the

narrow gorge of the 12-mile-long Oak

Creek Canyon, providing year around

fishing and swimming opportunities.

Oak Creek meanders southwest past

Sedona, through Red Rock State Park,

and then through the backyards of

the Page Springs Road vineyards. The

confluence of Oak Creek with the Verde

River occurs southeast of Cottonwood.

The annual Verde Valley Birding

and Nature Festival, held the

last full weekend in April, is a great

way to experience birding with those

who share this growing hobby.

verderiver.org/birding-festival

BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD

The Sedona Hummingbird

Festival is held around the first

weekend in August, when Sedona’s

hummingbird population is highest

and most diverse with 5-7 species.

hummingbirdsociety.org

GREAT BLUE HERON

BIRDING

The Verde River supports more than 200 species of migratory and resident birds,

making it one of the most diverse and productive birding spots in the United States.

SEVERAL Audubon Important Birding Areas (IBA) are located in the Verde Valley including

the Lower Oak Creek, Tuzigoot and Camp Verde. The IBAs are all located near water, which is

what makes birding in the Verde Valley so special. These diverse habitats attract nesting birds

and migratory species that stop in the Valley on their seasonal journeys. Spring is the peak

season for birding, but you can find a variety of birds all year round. Our canyons, grasslands

and elevation changes provide dynamic variations in what can be seen. Walk a path, meander

along the riverbank or hike up a canyon and you’ll be sure to view some of our resident or

visiting birds. verderiver.org/birding-verde-valley and northernarizonaaudubon.org

RACCOONS

LIFE ALONG THE river changes with each season, giving visitors a glimpse of Great

Blue Heron, Common Black Hawks, and a variety of ducks and water fowl. Coyotes,

raccoons, mule deer, beavers, frogs, turtles, snakes and toads also depend on the

Verde River for water, food and shelter. The Verde River and surrounding riparian

corridor support nearly twenty threatened or endangered species including the Yellow-

Billed Cuckoo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and Lowland Leopard Frogs.

The Wet Beaver Creek also provides

opportunity for wildlife sightings, fishing,

and swimming. A 3.5-mile easy hike in

on Bell Trail #13 and Wier Trail #85 (Wet

Beaver Creek Wilderness Area) will

get you to “The Crack” a cliff jumping

opportunity among scenic red rocks.

Downstream, the ephemeral Beaver

Creek winds past Montezuma Castle

National Monument and confluences

with the Verde River in Camp Verde.

Other mostly perennial tributaries

include Fossil Creek, East Verde Creek,

West Clear Creek and Sycamore Creek.

Best Birding

u Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

u Tavasci Marsh – accessed from Tuzigoot National Monument or Dead

Horse Ranch State Park.

u Bubbling Ponds at Page Springs - follow a maintained path to the lookout

point. Located at Page Springs Preserve.

u Red Rock State Park – Offering guided bird walks.

u Sedona Wetlands Preserve – 27 acres with an observation deck.

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OUTSIDE

DEAD HORSE RANCH STATE PARK

JEROME STATE HISTORIC PARK

FORT VERDE STATE HISTORIC PARK

FORT VERDE STATE HISTORIC PARK

Experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic

Park. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the

1870s and 1880s. They were charged with preventing Apache and Yavapai Indian

uprisings in the late 1800s. Its officers’ quarters are open to visitors and a museum

is located in the old headquarters building. Fee area. 928.567.3275.

Hit the Trails

Fresh air and nature abound in the

Verde Valley and, the area offers

trails to satisfy any ambition.

Wikimedia Commons/Don Graham

JEROME STATE HISTORIC PARK

The Douglas Mansion at Jerome State Historic Park is a museum devoted to the

mining history of Jerome and the Douglas family. It features photographs, artifacts,

minerals, a period room and a “3-D” model of the town including the underground

mines. There is mining equipment on display outside along with a picnic area

offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley. Open 8:30am-5pm daily,

928.634.5381.

SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK

Slide Rock State Park offers an easy walk along the homestead and the flourishing

famed Oak Creek apple orchard. Continue on to the stairs and trail that leads

to Oak Creek, where water rushes through natural red rock sluices. In the

summertime, kids and adults love to ride the water down these sluices, sunning

themselves afterward on the rocks. 928.282.3034.

SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK

PARKS & RECREATION AREAS

The Verde Valley's public lands are open

Plan to spend time at Arizona State Parks and Trails (azstateparks.com) and National Forests (fs.usda.gov).

OAK CREEK CANYON

The “switchbacks” of Oak Creek Canyon may seem a bit unnerving but are

well worth the drive to the top. The Scenic Overlook offers a fantastic view of

the Canyon and beyond. There may be Native American hand-made jewelry

and craft items to pick up as an authentic souvenir. Oak Creek Visitors’ Center,

928.282.4119.

RED ROCK CROSSING, CATHEDRAL ROCK AND CRESCENT MOON

RECREATION AREA

At Crescent Moon Recreation Area, visitors walk along Oak Creek and see

impressive views with unbelievable photo opportunities of Cathedral Rock. Fee

area. Sedona Ranger Station, 928.282.4119. Crescent Moon/Red Rock Crossing,

928.204.1389.

The Jail Trail, beginning under the “Gateway

to the Verde River” archway at the edge of Old

Town Cottonwood will lead you on a one-mile

leisurely stroll from the town’s former Jail (now

Seeds Natural Fiber Clothing store) at 1101 N.

Main St. in Cottonwood, cutting through a dense

riparian area which leads you to the Verde River.

The Jail Trail follows the river for about a mile

and then offers a choice to continue your hike

into Dead Horse State Park or, loop back into

Old Town. Rated easy.

Heading

out near

Cottonwood?

Plot your path

in Red Rock

Country:

DEAD HORSE RANCH STATE PARK

The park rests along the banks of the Verde River. It offers a

range of recreational activities and camping, as well as cabins.

With a phenomenal trail system, the park is ideal for wildlife

viewing, bird watching, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback

riding. Equestrian trail rides are available in the park. Over

200 species of birds have been identified in the immediate

confines of the park, which is home to Verde River Day on

the last Saturday in September (free admission). Fee area.

928.634.5283.

RED ROCK STATE PARK – CENTER FOR

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Hiking trails navigate a lush riparian corridor along Oak Creek

and beautiful vistas of the surrounding red rocks. The park

acts as an environmental education center with visitor center

displays, presentations on the area, a butterfly and hummingbird

garden and interpretive paths. Guided bird walks are available

every Wednesday and Saturday morning led by rangers and

volunteer naturalists. Fee area. 928.282.6907.

CATHEDRAL ROCK

Bike and Trail

Map, Cottonwood

Region Map

provided by

the City of

Cottonwood

& The Bicycle

Advisory

Committee

(Sedona & Oak

Creek Canyon)

Trail & Recreation

Map. Map

provided by the

US Forest Service.

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HONANKI RUINS

USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

MONTEZUMA CASTLE

NPS Photo/Katie KellerLynn

V BAR V HERITAGE SITE

NPS Photo\Sharlot Hart

U.S. Forest Service Coconino National Forest

HONANKI RUINS

Honanki held one of the largest population centers in the Verde

Valley, primarily occupied 1130 through 1280. Consisted of about

60 rooms and a number of pictographs. The 700-year-old wellpreserved

ruins and the rock art on the walls are fascinating.

Coconino National Forest near Sedona. Fee area. 928.282.4119

MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT

AND MONTEZUMA WELL

This ancient cliff dwelling dates back to 1150. The Castle stands

in a cliff recess 100-feet above the valley, just 4 miles north of

Camp Verde. The Castle is one of the most well-preserved cliff

dwellings in North America. Montezuma Well, a detached unit

of the same Monument, located about 11 miles north, is a natural

limestone sinkhole through which 1,500,000 gallons of water

emerge each day from an underground spring. Both places have

a short, 1/3 - ½-mile trail to see the archeological remains, as well

as a picnic area. Both are served by the Visitor’s Center at the

Castle. $15 for adults, children, 15 and under, are free. Summer

hours May-Sept. 8am-7pm; Winter hours Sept.-May: 8am-5pm.

Located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road off Interstate 17 at exit

289, Camp Verde. 928.567.3322

MONTEZUMA WELL

ANCIENT RUINS

Make prehistoric places part of your plan

Ancient Ruins can be found throughout Arizona, but some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings are in the Verde Valley.

The ancient Sinagua culture thrived in the Verde Valley from approximately A.D. 600 to A.D. 1400. The Sinagua’s legacy

includes petroglyphs (pecked or scratched images) and pictographs (painted images).

Guided Archaeological Tours by Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute

For an inspired half-day tour of Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well and more archaeological wonders, sign up

for a private guided tour. verdevalleyarchaeology.org/archaeologytours

V BAR V HERITAGE SITE

The V Bar V Heritage Site is the largest known petroglyph

site in the Verde Valley and, one of the best preserved. The

Southern Sinagua rock art legacy comprised of 1,032 individual

petroglyphs on 13 panels at this site is known as the Beaver

Creek Style. The V Bar V petroglyphs are traced to between

A.D. 1150 and 1400. Coconino National Forest, 2.8 miles east of

the junction of I-17 and SR 179 on FR 618. Watch for the entrance

on your right less than one-half mile past the Beaver Creek

Campground. Fee area. 928.592.0998

PALATKI RUINS

Palatki (Hopi for “red house”) is a cliff dwelling sheltered in a

Supai sandstone overhang, constructed by the Southern Sinagua

people who inhabited the area from approximately 650 to

1300. A most outstanding pictograph site, walls display art from

archaic cultures extending back over 6,000 years to the work

of the Sinagua, the Yavapai and Apache Tribes of historic times.

Coconino National Forest near Sedona. For reservations call

928.282.3854

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TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MONUMENT

TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MONUMENT

Approximately 800 years ago, this Sinagua pueblo was home to

the Native American population once inhabiting this area. The site

is comprised of 42 acres including hiking trails (one wheelchair

accessible) and a complete museum. Visitors can walk through the

various rooms of the pueblo ruin to view this ancient civilization.

Images, etched in stone, help tell the tale of daily life. Open daily at

9am. Fee area. Allow two hours. Located minutes from downtown

Clarkdale at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale. 928.634.5564

VERDE VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER AND MUSEUM

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum displays

archaeological artifacts found throughout the Verde Valley

region and offers archaeological tours. Tues. – Sat. 10am-

4pm, Sun. 12-4pm. 460 W. Finnie Flat Road, Camp Verde,

928.567.0066, verdevalleyarchaeology.org

!

Before heading out, call to verify these areas are open.

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Reiki de Light Gift Boutique

683 N. Main St. #A1

Cottonwood

928.300.5173

reikidelight.com

OLD TOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

ARTS & CULTURE

Art lives here

Whether you are looking for classes, guided tours, galleries, studios, concerts, art supplies or a cultural adventure, the

Verde Valley can connect you with your creative side! Our walkable communities are filled with museums, performing

arts, world class music, Art Walks, open air cinemas, numerous local festivals, events and much more. There’s no doubt

about it – art lives here – and after one visit you will want to, too!

Science Vortex

301 N. Willard St.

Room 202

Cottonwood

928.225.7830

sciencevortex.org

Children’s interactive STEM+

Art center with weekend

hours for family play/

exploration, birthday

parties, field trips & more.

Tlaquepaque Arts &

Shopping Village

336 State Rte. 179

Sedona

928.282.4838

tlaq.com

Tlaquepaque is a recreated

Mexican village that hosts a

myriad of shops and

restaurants offering unique

and unexpected cultural

experiences.

Arcosanti – Cosanti Foundation

13555 S. Cross L Road, Mayer

928.632.7135

arcosanti.org

Arizona Copper Art Museum

849 Main St., Clarkdale

928.649.1858

copperartmuseum.org

Chamber Music Sedona

2030 W. State Rte. 89A, Suite B5

Sedona

928.204.2415

chambermusicsedona.org

Celebrating its 40th season

2022-23! Discover more about

our educational programs and

the world-class music we bring

to the Sedona and Verde

Valley area.

Clarkdale Historical Society

and Museum

900 First North St., Clarkdale

928.649.1198

clarkdaleheritage.org

Clemenceau Museum/Verde

Valley Historical Society

1 N. Willard, Cottonwood

928.634.2868

clemenceaumuseum.com

El Valle Artists Association

P.O. Box 2864, Cottonwood

517.294.3200

elvalleartists.org

EVAA welcomes artists of

all media. Monthly

meetings/workshops

September through May.

John Bell Railroad Museum

At the Verde Canyon Railroad

Clarkdale

800.582.7245

verdecanyonrr.com

Open daily.

Fine Art Museum of Sedona

Sedona

888.602.2667

fineartmuseumofsedona.org

Made In Clarkdale

928.301.9798

madeinclarkdale.org

Mingus Union High School

Theatre Troupe

Musical performances

throughout the school year.

Box Office: 928.649.4466

The Muse Gallery &

Working Studios

735 N. Main St., Ste. A

Cottonwood

928.634.0003

the-muse-gallery.com

Old Town Center for the Arts

633 N. 5th St. (5th & Main)

Old Town Cottonwood

928.634.0940

oldtowncenter.org

Sept thru May - Experience it

Live! Music Concerts, Theater,

Comedy, & Art with the finest

National, International,

Regional & Local Performing

Artists Since 2008.

New! Monday Movies on Main

Paint and Party

102 E. Pima St.

Cottonwood

928.639.4433

Phillip England Center for the

Performing Arts

210 Camp Lincoln Road

Camp Verde

928.239.4891 or 877.561.0741

pecpaf.com

Sedona Arts Center

15 Art Barn Road

Sedona

928.282.3809 or

888.954.4442

sedonaartscenter.org

Art Workshops, Classes and

Crash Courses, Fine Art

Gallery, Ceramics Studio,

Sedona Plein Air Festival,

Loving Bowls, and more!

Sedona International

Film Festival

Mary D. Fisher Theatre

2030 State Rte. 89A, Ste. A3

928.282.1177

sedonafilmfestival.org

Verde Valley Archaeology

Center and Museum

460 W. Finnie Flat Road

Camp Verde

928.567.0066

verdevalleyarchaeology.org

Explore the history of ancient

Verde Valley civilizations

through artifacts and guided

Hike-Explore-Learn Tours.

The Official Nonprofit Partner

of the National Park Service

for Montezuma Castle and

Tuzigoot.

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JAVELINA LEAP VINEYARD, WINERY & BISTRO VERDE VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL FOUR EIGHT WINEWORKS

PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS

WINE TRAIL

The Heart of Arizona's Wine Country

The Verde Valley Wine Trail connects the dots between the communities of Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, Jerome,

Cornville, Clarkdale and the beautiful red rock landscape and canyons that USA Today says is the most beautiful place

in America. vvwinetrail.com

The Verde Valley Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the

production of exquisite wines. Each of the wineries and tasting rooms offer a variety of skillfully crafted wines to satisfy

any wine taster’s palate. Many also offer a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Visit vvwinetrail.com or

their individual websites for the calendar of events.

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Making Arizona’s First Sparkling Rosé Wine

A Gold Medal Winner

JAVELINA LEAP VINEYARD, WINERY & BISTRO

Lucas Reed, a second-generation enologist (winemaker) at Javelina

Leap, had a vision in 2021 to make a true French-style traditional

méthode champenoise (sparkling rosé wine), from Javelina Leap Vineyard,

Winery & Bistro Estate’s Zinfandel grapes, an endeavor never accomplished

before in Arizona.

According to this winemaker, the Verde Valley climate, with its summer

rains, large daily temperature swings (diurnal fluctuations) and cooler

summer temperatures all facilitate higher grape yields, lower sugars and

a lower, more stable pH – all preferential in the growth of award-winning

sparkling-wine grapes.

Reed built riddling racks (just as the French wine artisans of history have

used for centuries) for the secondary fermentation process required for the

production of traditional méthode champenoise. The enologist aged the

yeast culture for weeks in a local cave environment, tending to it by hand

every few hours. The season’s early grapes were harvested to produce the

bottled zinfandel wine and Lucas’ yeast was carefully infused in the bottles.

The Bottles were inverted and hand riddled every day for 6 weeks – a

quarter turn by turn. The yeast plug, (the sediment accumulated through the

6-week riddling process in the bottles’ mouth) was disgorged upon freezing

in a dry-ice bath and, each bottle was resealed and rested. “The results were

glorious! The first time we opened a bottle and I saw these beautiful, tiny,

luxurious bubbles I knew we had something really special,” says Reed.

A byproduct of all this bubbliness, according to the enologist, was that by

harvesting a portion of Javelina’s Estate Zinfandel grapes early to make the

sparkling rosé wine, the remaining grapes were of improved quality for the

award-winning Estate Zinfandel.

Like many vineyards in the Valley, sustainability is common practice at

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro and here, includes a successful

pomace recycling program.

The Estate participated in a joint study with Dr. Isaac Mpanga, University

of Arizona in 2020-2021 to evaluate the pomace remains from winemaking

and, the abbreviated take-away is that pomace recycling provides amazing

benefits to the vineyard’s biome, providing a natural and direct means of pH

control to the grapes - vital to our award-winning wine, says Reed.

Things are looking Rosé for Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery and Bistro –

with the exclusive release of the award-winning Sparkling Estate Zinfandel

Rosé planned for the fall of 2022.

TOURS/TRANSPORTATION

Touring the Wine Trail includes visits to several wineries

and everyone is encouraged to reserve a tour (or designate

a driver) and drink responsibly.

Alcantara Adventures

6101 E. Coury Dr., Camp Verde

928.852.4161

alcantaradventures.com

Jeep, Horseback & Winery

Tours in Camp Verde.

Sip Sedona

928.308.5166, sipsedona.com

It's not just about the wine,

it's about experiencing the

Verde Valley!

Verde Adventures

928.204.6440 or 877.673.3661

verdeadventure.com

Providing Verde River Trips,

Inflatable Kayak rentals, shuttles,

tubing, and wine tours. Sedona

and the Verde River Valley.

Taste of the Valley Tours

Cottonwood

928.642.6544

tasteofthevalleytours.com

Wine Tours of Sedona

866.445.3732

928.224.2991

winetoursofsedona.com

Providing Tours Since

2004. Locally Owned. Private.

Personalized. Completely

Flexible. Serving Everywhere.

Tasting Fees Always Included.

Tours of Jerome

110 Main St., Ste. 1

Jerome

928.639.4361

toursofjerome.com

Sedona Wine Adventures

928.366.8476

877.673.3661

sedonawineadventures.com

WINERIES & TASTING ROOMS

Please call or refer to individual website before heading out.

Operating hours (and days) may vary!

CAMP VERDE

Alcantara Vineyard & Winery

3445 S. Grapevine Way

Camp Verde

928.649.8463

alcantaravineyard.com

Daily 11am-5pm, closed major

holidays. Where the Verde

River and Oak Creek meet.

Come taste the beauty!

Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

4053 E. State Rte. 260

Camp Verde

602.904.0173

clearcreekwineryaz.com

Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm (Winter

hours: check website)

Salt Mine Wine

536 W. Salt Mine Road

Camp Verde

928.910.2075

saltminewine.com

Sat. & Sun. 12-5pm

CLARKDALE

Bodega Pierce

Winery & Tasting Room

1341 W. State Rte. 89A

Clarkdale

928.634.0301

bodegapierce.com

Thu.-Sun. 12-6pm

Chateau Tumbleweed

Winery & Tasting Room

1151 W. State Rte. 89A

Clarkdale

928.634.0443

chateautumbleweed.com

Daily 12-7pm

Southwest Wine Center

601 Black Hills Dr.

Clarkdale (located at Verde Valley

Campus of Yavapai College)

928.634.6566

southwestwinecenter.com

Thu.-Sun. 12-6pm

MERKIN VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM & OSTERIA

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WINE TRAIL

CORNVILLE

Town of Camp Verde

D.A.Ranch

1901 N. Dancing Apache Road

Cornville

928.301.0791

daranch.com

Wed.-Sun. 11am-6pm (with a

few exceptions - see website).

D.A.Ranch is a destination

winery known for 100%

estate-grown Arizona wines

and picturesque grounds.

Echo Canyon Vineyard

3005 N. Echo Canyon Road

Cornville

928.592.2179

Invited guests only.

echo (\`e-(,)kō) -

(1) an expression of uniquely

rugged terroir;

(2) reincarnation of Verde

Valley wine.

ALCANTARA VINEYARD & WINERY

COTTONWOOD

Javelina Leap

Vineyard, Winery & Bistro

1565 Page Springs Road

Cornville

928.649.2681

javelinaleapwinery.com

Daily 11am-6pm.

Family operated, premium

boutique winery with award

winning wines.

Oak Creek

Vineyards & Winery

1555 N. Page Springs Road

Cornville

928.660.6935

oakcreekvineyards.net

Daily 10am-6pm

We welcome kids AND pets,

so bring the entire crew and

enjoy!

Page Springs Cellars

1500 N. Page Springs Road

Cornville

928.639.3004

pagespringscellars.com

Mon.-Wed. 11am-7pm

Thu.-Sun. 11am-9pm

365 days a year. Local wines.

Friendly service. Fun events.

Informative tours. Gourmet

menu.

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

Tasting Room

1023 N. Main St.

928.639.2789

azstronghold.com

Sun.-Thu. 12-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 12-8pm

Burning Tree Cellars

1040 N. Main St.

928.649.8733

burningtreecellars.com

Sun.-Thu. 12-6pm

Fri.-Sat. 12-9pm

Specializing in small batch,

boutique wines. Live music Fri. &

Sat. nights.

Carlson Creek Vineyard

1010 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.3866

carlsoncreek.com

Sun.-Thu. 11am-7pm

Fri.-Sat. 12-9pm

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WINE TRAIL

Small Batch Wine & Spirits

1044 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.7678

azsmallbatch.com

Daily 10am-6pm

MERKIN VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM & OSTERIA

Cellar 433

909 A. N. Main St.

Cottonwood

Opening Fall 2022

Cove Mesa Vineyard -

Winery & Tasting Room

741 Airpark Way, Ste. 8-9

Cottonwood

928.641.4693

covemesa.com

Fri.-Sun. 12-6pm

DA Vines Vineyard

Wines & Bistro

705 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.6710

davinesvineyard.com

Share a sip & a bite at

Cottonwood’s newest tasting

room.

Merkin Vineyards Tasting

Room & Osteria

1001 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.639.1001

merkinvineyardsosteria.com

Mon.-Sat. 11am - 9pm

Sun. 10am-9pm

Committed to using ingredients

from Arizona's premier farms,

fields, pastures, and trees.

Pillsbury Wine Company

Tasting Room

1012 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.639.0646

pillsburywinecompany.com

Daily 12-7pm

Tantrum Wines

918 N Main St., Ste C

Cottonwood

928.634.2266

tantrumwines.com

Mon.-Thu. 1-8pm

Fri.-Sat. 12-9pm

Sun. 1-7pm

Winery 101

1019 N. Main St., Ste. B

Cottonwood

928.487.1555

winery101.com

Daily 12pm, visit winery101.com

for closing hours.

JEROME

Cabal Cellars

417 Hull Ave.

Jerome

928.634.9576

cabalcellars.com

Daily 11am-6pm

Caduceus Cellars

158 Main St.

Jerome

928.639.9463

caduceus.org

Daily 11am-6pm, 365 days

a year. Born out of passion

by lead singer of Tool,

Maynard Keenan.

!

Four Eight Wineworks

(located in Puscifer the Store)

140 Main St., Jerome

928.639.3516

four8wineworks.com

Sun.-Thu. 11am-6pm

Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm

The Arizona Winemaker’s

Co-operative.

Passion Cellars

301 Main St., Jerome

928.649.9800

passioncellars.com

Sun.-Thu. 11am-6pm

Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm

The Original Jerome Winery

114 Jerome Ave., Jerome

928.639.9593

theoriginaljeromewinery.com

Mon.-Thu. 12-5pm, Fri.-Sun. 12-7pm

Vino Zona

527 Main St., Jerome

vinozona.love

Thu.-Mon. 11am-6pm

Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm

SEDONA

Vino Zona

336 AZ-179, Ste. A207, Sedona

vinozona.love

Sun.-Thu. 10am-6pm

Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm

Winery 1912

320 N. State Rte. 89A, Ste. C

Sedona

928.282.0715

winery1912.com

Mon.-Thu. 12-6pm

Fri.-Sun. 11am-8pm

Visit individual winery website(s) to

verify hours.

The Arizona Wine Growers Association strives to advance with integrity

the sustainable growth and production of authentic Arizona-grown wines.

DA RANCH

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WINE TRAIL

Green Wine

Page Springs Cellars is tucked into the volcanic landscape of the Page

Springs area, along the beautiful banks of the Oak Creek. Protecting

this beauty goes hand-in-hand with winery operations at PSC. Owner Eric

Glomski’s eco-responsible approach embraces environmental stewardship

of the vineyards and winery, providing the cornerstone of winemaking. A

certified-sustainable winery (via Sustainability Alliance), PSC continues to

work towards protecting our planet.

PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS

PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS

Decreasing its carbon footprint seems of equal importance as creating fine wines at Page Springs Cellars. The eco-winery employs solar voltaic panels

which can be found covering the winery roof and shading the parking area, making the winery 100% solar powered. PSC’s onsite waste-water treatment

system converts all grey and black water into high quality effluent that is reintroduced to the water table through adjacent mesquite bosques. In

congruence with water reclamation, PSC also actively participates in a ‘water offset program’ that allows PSC to boast their ‘net-zero water usage’ status.

Sustainability is the culture at PSC. From no-till farming to an extensive recycling program, composting to paperless hand dryers, Page Springs Cellars is

going the distance. Even the body butters and food supplements at the PSC Shop are created through the repurposing of pressed grape skins and seeds.

A connection to the wine that one drinks only seems to increase the enjoyment. Page Springs Cellars’ connection to the land that it farms and its surrounding

environment offers peace of mind and a connection that is hard to avoid when immersed in the beautiful winery...It doesn’t hurt that the wine is world class.

BEER & SPIRITS

BELFRY WOOD-FIRED

GRILL & BREWERY

1012 Lounge

910 Main St., Clarkdale

928.639.0800

1012lounge.com

Belfry Wood-Fired

Grill & Brewery

791 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.239.4595

belfrybrewery.com

Main Stage

1 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.202.3460

mainstageaz.com

Live Music and Events,

Daily Happy Hour Mon.-Sat.

11am-2am

THAT Brewery

300 E. Cherry St., Bldg. B

Cottonwood

928.202.3013

thatbrewery.com

Small Batch Wine & Spirits

1044 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.7678

azsmallbatch.com

Smelter Town Brewery

921 Main St., Clarkdale

928.821.0814

smeltertownbrewery.com

SMELTER TOWN BREWERY

The KROW Sports

Bar & Grill

321 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.3838

krowsportsbar.com

Full menu until 1 a.m. Familyfriendly!

Skee-ball, air hockey,

darts, pool tables & AZ Lottery.

Oak Creek Brewery and Grill

336 State Rte. 179, Ste. D201

Sedona

928.282.3300

oakcreekbreweryandgrill.com

Robbers Roost

Restaurant and Bar

1160 S. Page Springs Road

Cornville

928.202.4963

SuzyQ Drive Thru

962 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.7901

Daily 6am – 10pm

Verde Brewing Company

724 N. Industrial Dr., 7a

Camp Verde

928.567.7033

verdebrewing.com

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CALENDAR

!

Events may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation. Check status online at event website or for more events, see cottonwoodchamberaz.org/events

NOVEMBER

American Indian Art Show

Community Center

Camp Verde

Sedona Tree Lighting &

Santa Visit

Tlaquepaque, Sedona

tlaq.com

Old Town Blues Fest

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood

oldtowncenter.org

MAY

Made in Clarkdale Art Show

Clarkdale

madeinclarkdale.org

MAGICAL CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, VERDE CANYON RAILROAD

JUNE

Concerts in the Park begin

Clarkdale Town Park, Clarkdale

experienceclarkdale.com

Old Town Music and the Market

Old Town Activity Park, Cottonwood

oldtownmusicandthemarket.org

Wednesdays 5pm - dark

Titled Earth Wine & Music Festival

Page Springs Cellars, Cornville

tilted-earth.com

Cornhole Mash

Community Park -

Old Town Cottonwood

Monday Movies on Main begin

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood

oldtowncenter.org

Sedona Yoga Festival

Sedona

sedonayogafestival.com

JULY

CornFest

Hollamon St., Camp Verde

visitcampverde.com

Monthly Events

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade

Clarkdale

experienceclarkdale.com

Fantastic Family Fourth of July

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Cottonwood

cottonwoodaz.gov

National Day of the Cowboy

Mary D. Fisher Theater

Sedona

sedonamuseum.org

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona

hummingbirdsociety.org/

hummingbird-festival-open/

AUGUST

National Park Fee Free Day

(Aug. 4)

SEPTEMBER

Mingus Gem & Mineral Show

Clarkdale

mingusgem.club

Old Town Cottonwood Art Walk: 6-9pm, Second Saturday

Roam in Jerome (Art, Shopping, Live Music, etc.): 5-8pm, First Saturday

First Friday in The Galleries (gallery receptions, music, wine tasting,

etc.): 4-7pm, Tlaquepaque, Sedona, tlaq.com

VERDE VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL

Old Town Music and the Market

Old Town Activity Park, Cottonwood.

oldtownmusicandthemarket.org

Wednesdays 5pm - dark

Thunder Valley Rally

Old Town Cottonwood

thundervalleyrallyaz.com

Jerome Jamboree

Gold King Mine, Jerome

goldkingmineghosttown.com

Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival

Jerome

facebook.com/jeromeindie

filmmusicfestival.com

Sedona WineFest

Posse Grounds Park, Sedona

sedonawinefest.com

Red Rocks Music Festival (Sept.-Dec.)

Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona

redrocksmusicfestival.com

OCTOBER

Fort Verde Days

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Camp Verde

azstateparks.com

Halloween Festival: Trunk or Treat

Main Street, Camp Verde

visitcampverde.com

Clarktoberfest

Clarkdale

clarktoberfestaz.com

Phantom Train Experience

Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale

verdecanyonrr.com

National Night Out

Cottonwood & Clarkdale

Early Settlers Day

Clemenceau Heritage Museum

Cottonwood

clemenceaumuseum.com

Old Town Spooktacular Night

Old Town Cottonwood

Ghost Walk & Spook Weekend

Jerome

Fall Fest 2022

Slide Rock State Park

azstateparks.com

Red Rocks Oktoberfest/

Craft Beer Festival

Sedona

visitsedona.com

Sedona Arts Festival

Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona

sedonaartsfestival.org

Sedona Plein Air Festival

Sedona Arts Center, Sedona

sedonapleinairfestival.org

Sedona Rock, Gem, & Jewelry Show

Sedona Red Rock High School

Sedona

sedonagemandmineral.org

Open Studios Tour

Art Studios throughout the Verde Valley.

sedonaartistscoalition.org

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Tlaquepaque, Sedona

tlaq.com

Cottonwood Gun Show

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Cottonwood

Walkin’ on Main

Old Town Cottonwood

azwom.com or visitcottonwoodaz.org

Zeke Taylor Barbeque

Clemenceau Heritage Museum

Cottonwood

clemenceaumuseum.com

5K Turkey Trot

Sedona

runsedonashop.com

Mountain Bike Festival

Sedona

sedonamtbfestival.com

Roam Fest

(Women’s MTB Festival)

Sedona

roamfest.com

DECEMBER

Christmas Bazaar and

Parade of Lights

Camp Verde

visitcampverde.com

Made in Clarkdale Art Show

Clark Memorial Clubhouse

Clarkdale

madeinclarkdale.org

Magical Christmas Journey

Verde Canyon Railroad

Clarkdale

verdecanyonrr.com

Christmas Parade

Cottonwood

cottonwoodchamberaz.org

Holiday Chocolate Walk

Old Town Cottonwood

oldtown.org

VIP Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Old Town Cottonwood

oldtown.org

Winter Solstice Concert

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood

oldtowncenter.org

Festival of Lights - Lighting of

6,000 Luminarias

Tlaquepaque

Sedona

tlaq.com

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Tlaquepaque

Sedona

tlaq.com

The Big Gay Art Show

Sedona Arts Center

Sedona

sedonaartscenter.org

JANUARY

Chamber Music

Sedona’s Winterfest

chambermusicsedona.org

Eagle Watch

Verde Valley/Cottonwood

FEBRUARY

Chocolate Lovers’ Train

Verde Canyon Railroad

Clarkdale

verdecanyonrr.com

Mingus Gem & Mineral Show

Clarkdale

mingusgem.club

Arts & Crafts Festival

Clemenceau Heritage Museum

Cottonwood

clemenceaumuseum.com

Old Town Annual Sip, Stroll & Shop

Old Town Cottonwood

oldtown.org

Chamber Music Sedona’s Winterfest

Sedona Performing Arts Center

Sedona

chambermusicsedona.org

Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona Center

Sedona

sedonafilmfestival.com

Sedona 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Sedona

runsedona.com

MARCH

Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival

Downtown

Camp Verde

verdevalleywine.org

Home & Building Tour

Clarkdale

Arizona Old Time Fiddlers

Camp-Out

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Cottonwood

Cottonwood Gun Show

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Cottonwood

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sedona

Sedona Stumble 5K & 10K Trail Runs

Sedona

APRIL

Historic Home Tour &

Bank Robbery Reenactment

Clarkdale

Northern Arizona Student Art Show

Clarkdale

madeinclarkdale.org

Emerging Winemakers

Competition & Symposium

Clarkdale

emergingwinemakers.com

Cottonwood’s Vintage Run/Walk

Cottonwood

runcottonwood.com

Celebration of Earth Concert

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood

oldtowncenter.org

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Riverfront Park

Cottonwood

cottonwoodaz.gov

Old Town Arts Festival

Old Town Cottonwood

facebook.com/oldtowncottonwoodaz

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Cottonwood

birdyverde.org

Rat Rod Annual Cruise to Old Town

Old Town Cottonwood

ratrodaddiction.com

Open Studio Tour

Art Studios throughout the Verde

Valley.

sedonaartistscoalition.org

Verde Valley Wine Festival

Old Town Cottonwood

verdevalleywinefestival.com

Piano on the Rocks International

Festival

Sedona Methodist Church

Sedona

pianoontherocks.org

Old Town Music and the Market

Old Town Activity Park

Cottonwood.

oldtownmusicandthemarket.org

Wednesdays 5pm - dark

Uncorked Wine Festival

Verde Canyon Railroad

Clarkdale

verdecanyonrr.com

Bob Dylan Birthday Concert

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood

oldtowncenter.org

Cornhole Mash

Old Town Cottonwood

oldtown.org

Verde Valley Fair

Cottonwood

vvfair.com

Jerome Historic Home &

Building Tour

Jerome

Cinco de Mayo

Tlaquepaque

Sedona

tlaq.com

Illuminate Film Festival

Sedona

illuminatefilmfestival.com

Red Rock Rumble 5-Mile Trail Run

Red Rock State Park

Sedona

runsedonashop.com

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market at

Old Town Square

Wednesdays, 3-7pm,

mid-March-December

Old Town Square, Cottonwood

facebook.com/farmers

marketatoldtownsquare/

Verde Valley Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8-11am,

May 15 - October 10

75 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde,

visitcampverde.com

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OLD TOWN COTTONWOOD

Old Town is the Heart of Cottonwood. Whether you've come to shop, sip, play, or stay, Old Town has

what you're looking for. Old Town is filled with charming shops and boutiques, galleries and antique

stores, wine tasting rooms, hotels, cafés and restaurants, all in the center of town. You’ll also find

nature trails and historic tours. Check the Calendar of Events (page 26) for what’s happening on Main

Street. It's easy to plan more than a day and spend longer than a weekend in Old Town. oldtown.org

OLD TOWN COTTONWOOD BLAZIN' M RANCH WINE TASTING

VERDE RIVER AND DEAD HORSE RANCH STATE PARK

If the outdoors are calling, answer the call in Cottonwood! Cottonwood is home to Dead Horse Ranch

State Park. Located less than two miles from Old Town, this state landmark has earned a reputation

as a favorite fishing hole, bird lover’s paradise, and hiker’s dream. With trails meandering through

sycamore and cottonwood trees along the banks of the Verde River, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is

a jewel in the center of Cottonwood all year round. azstateparks.com/dead-horse

Don't stop there, continue the exploration on foot, bicycle, horseback, kayak or ATV. Check out

Things to Do (page 50) to make the most of your outdoor adventure in Cottonwood!

WILD WEST FUN

Blazin’ M Ranch, an authentic western themed town located on the edge of Cottonwood, provides

an evening of western activities, dinner and an unforgettable show. You’ll find fun family activities

including mechanical bull riding, ax throwing and a shooting gallery. blazinm.com

For family fun, take the kids to the new Be Wild Family Fun Park, located at Blazin'M Ranch. bewild.fun

BLAZIN' M RANCH

MAIN STREET COTTONWOOD

COTTONWOOD

GOLF/DISC GOLF

The scenic and well-maintained Coyote Trails Golf Course is located at the base of Mingus

Mountain. The course offers nine holes that strategically meander through the surrounding highdesert

terrain. Tee time reservations recommended. coyotetrailsgolfcourse.com

COYOTE TRAILS GOLF COURSE

Whether you are a professional

or an amateur disc golfer, you

will enjoy the 18-hole course

picturesquely nestled among

the giant cottonwoods in the

green belt of the Verde River at

River Front Park.

STAY

Enjoy your stay in one of many

comfortable and affordable

lodging options in Cottonwood

(See Lodging, page 54).

Guided Tours

Cottonwood and the Verde

Valley are quickly gaining

notoriety for the growing

wine industry, boasting the

state’s newest major American

viticulture area. Celebrate the

industry with a personalized/

all-inclusive wine tour with an

experienced tour operator and

leave the details, and driving, to

the guide/operator. See Wine

Trail, page 18, for tour operators.

You can also book guided

micro-brewery tours and

chocolate tours!

You are welcome here!

The friendly and laid-back locals are the foundational charm of this hip small town. Cottonwood is home to antique

shops and specialty boutiques, fine restaurants, art galleries, wineries, tasting rooms and festivals throughout the year.

There is something for everyone in Cottonwood and, you are welcome here!

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COTTONWOOD

ARTS

Attend a show at OTCA theater concert venue with performances

and entertainment in music, theater, comedy and the performing

arts. oldtowncenter.org

You can also visit working artist studios or participate in classes

and art experiences at The Muse Gallery & Working Studios in

the front cottage at OTCA. the-muse-gallery.com

History buffs will enjoy the rooms and display cases at the

Clemenceau Heritage Museum, filled with artifacts focused on

Verde Valley history. The Railroad Room depicts miles of railroad

during the early mining and smelting days. Three major events

during the year are the Arts & Crafts American Style Show in

February, the Early Settlers Day in October and the Zeke Taylor

Barbecue in November. Wed. 9am-noon, Fri.-Sun. 11am-3pm.

Closed major holidays. Located at 1 N. Willard. Volunteers

and donations keep the museum operating. Allow one hour.

clemenceaumuseum.com

NIGHT LIFE

Come down to Main Stage Monday through Saturday for nightly

events including karaoke, bingo, pub trivia and live music.

mainstageaz.com

Take in a televised

game or live

entertainment while

enjoying one of the

mouth-watering

sandwiches at The

KROW Sports Bar &

Grill, the new place in

town! Plus, the entire

family will have a

blast playing skeeball,

air hockey and

more in The KROW’s

dedicated game room.

krowsportsbar.com

!

Stop by a Cottonwood

Visitor Center for

maps, brochures,

and speak with locals

about some of their

favorite things to do in

Cottonwood:

849 Cove Parkway

928.634.7593

or

817 N. Main St.

928.649.0509

THE KROW SPORTS BAR & GRILL

COTTONWOOD

The City of Cottonwood began as a campground and stop-over for

travelers to Oak Creek, Beaver Creek and Camp Verde. It was one of

three main crossings over the Verde River. Cottonwood became a supplier

of fresh produce to the copper miners in Jerome in the early years of the

20th century. Today, it is the commercial hub of the Verde Valley with a

growing population of approximately 20,000.

Larry Pittman

BOUTIQUE/SPECIALTY SHOPPING

Find yourself exploring more than Old Town and you'll discover

more unique shopping options.

Crazy Tony’s Old Town Market

802 N. Main St

Cottonwood

928.239.9265

crazy-tonys-old-town-market.

business.site

Desert Dancer

529 W. Mingus Ave.

Cottonwood

928.634.2882

desertdancer.com

Gayle’s Chocolates

541 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

888.761.2626

gayleschocolates.com

Making delicious handmade

chocolates since 1979. See Ad on

p. 33 for discount.

10am-5pm Mon.-Sat.

Hidden Treasures Upscale Resale

675 E. Cottonwood St. Suite A-2

Cottonwood

hiddentreasuresupscaleresale.com

Larry’s Antiques

796 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.639.1822

larrysantiques.com

Marketplace Boutique

1035 N. Main St., Cottonwood

203.586.9300

Pawz on Main

918 N. Main St., Ste B

Cottonwood

928.239.4538

pawzonmain.com

L5S Outfitters & Sassy Cowgirl

Boutique

19 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.639.1540

l5soutfitters.com

Quilters Quarters & Bernina Too

51 N. Verde Heights Dr.

Cottonwood

928.634.8161

Shabby Chic Boutique on Main

1037 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.649.6592

Shadows Hot Mess

1034 N Main St # 17

Cottonwood

928.592.7793

Shadow’s Hiss & Hearse Boutique

911 Main St.

Cottonwood

1034 N Main St # 17

Cottonwood

928.592.7793

Unique clothing, accessories

and jewelry at a Fabulous

Frenzied Fashion Boutique.

Men: There is plenty for you too at

the new Shadow’s Hiss & Hearse!

Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders

1002 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.9900

vvoliveoil.com

Stop in & sample our premium

fresh olive oils and flavored

aged balsamic vinegars.

Verde Valley Music

1500 E. State Rte. 89A

Cottonwood

928.649.0901

verdevalleymusic.com

City of Cottonwood Tourism Office - 928.340.2729

visitcottonwoodaz.org

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VERDE CANYON RAILROAD

CLARKDALE

Small Town, Big Heart

The home of the Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale’s historic business district is lively with an upscale lounge featuring

live music five days a week, brewery, tasting rooms, restaurants, museums/galleries, and shops. Clarkdale’s public Verde

River access points offer a perfect launch for your kayak adventure too!

FISHING THE VERDE RIVER

EXPERIENCE CLARKDALE

u Take a trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad

u Visit Tuzigoot National Monument

u Fish from the banks, wade into the cool, fresh water or kayak the

Verde’s gentle rapids with a local outfitter

u Shop, Sip, Eat, and Stroll in the Clarkdale National Historic District

u Go back in time at Clarkdale’s Museums

Clarkdale is located just 4 miles from Cottonwood.

The Verde Canyon Railroad is considered Arizona’s longest

running nature show. The remote wilderness of the Verde Canyon

is renowned for its towering, red rock pinnacles, clean, green

waters, Indian ruins, tunnels, trestles and clear, azure skies. Most

trains depart daily at 1pm. Reservations required. Allow four hours.

verdecanyonrr.com

HISTORY, ART & SHOPPING

Take a stroll on historic Main Street....wander through the park...

enjoy 386 buildings all listed on the National Register of Historic

Places and tour the Clarkdale Historical Society’s Museum to

explore Arizona’s first company town’s history at 900 First North St.

clarkdalemuseum.org.

A block south, at the center of the Clarkdale Historic District, the

Arizona Copper Art Museum features copper art from around the

world, with special emphasis on European and American works of

art from the 16th - 20th centuries. Open daily 10am-5pm, at 849

Main St., copperartmuseum.com.

Verde Canyon Railroad’s southwestern-style depot, grounds and

museum are open daily. Train and history buffs alike will enjoy the

memorabilia and historic artifacts at the John Bell Museum. While

at the train’s depot, pick up a souvenir at the Boxcar Gift Store and

stop in (or take to-go) for lunch at the depot’s Copper Spike Cafe

verdecanyonrr.com.

PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING

Founded in 1912, Clarkdale, with a current population

of around 4,000, is unique in American history as

Arizona’s first model company town. A product of the City

Beautiful movement, Clarkdale housed smelter workers

of the United Verde Copper Company, owned by railroad

baron and copper tycoon Senator William A. Clark. Today,

Clarkdale Historic District, comprising 386 structures, is an

architect’s and history buff’s dream.

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CLARKDALE

Take nature home

with you with a stop at the

Arizona Botanical Gardens,

located on the western

edge of town, on the way to

Jerome. This nursery and gift

shop offers low maintenance

cactus, succulents and low

water plants in all sizes!

azbotanicalgardens.com

Arizona Botanical Gardens

1011 Wildhorse Lane

Clarkdale

928.634.2166

azbotanicalgardens.com

RETAIL CACTUS NURSERY &

Gift Shop.

CLARKDALE’S HISTORIC

MAIN STREET IS FULL OF

FLAVOR!

Start your day at Violette’s Bakery

Café, a cute train caboose serving

mouth-watering pastries and

fresh, flavorful lunches. Clarkdale’s

Main Street Café serves up hearty

American cuisine that hits the spot

after your outdoor adventure.

The upscale 10-12 Lounge, open

10am to midnight daily, features

live music five days a week

(1012lounge.com/events). Enjoy

a drink and entertainment in the

newly remodeled comfy lounge

or the outdoor patio. A quick walk

down Main is the newest brewery

in the Verde Valley, Smelter

Town Brewery. Smelter Town

features craft beers and snacks

Wednesdays through Mondays.

VIOLETTE’S BAKERY CAFÉ

DA RANCH

CORNVILLE/PAGE SPRINGS

For a unique small-town experience and the opportunity to enjoy Oak Creek without crowds, a trip to Cornville and Page

Springs has it all. In these communities of approximately 4,000, you can enjoy golf, vineyards and wine tasting, birding

and fine dining.

GOLF

Golf enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy Agave Highlands Golf Course,

a par 71 layout at just over 3,300’ elevation. Agave Highlands offers

a memorable round of golf overlooking the beautiful landscape of

the Verde Valley framed by Mingus Mountain. This 18-hole course

is playable at all levels. Tee time reservations recommended.

agavehighlandsgolf.com

PAGE SPRINGS ROAD WINERIES

Experience four of the region’s favorite wineries – Page Springs

Cellars, DA Ranch, Oak Creek Vineyards and Javelina Leap

Vineyard, Winery & Bistro are all located within minutes of each

other, along Page Springs Road and Dancing Apache Road. Each

are producing a wide variety of wines in many different styles.

Each of the Page Springs Road wineries are distinct to their label,

are being praised by wine critics and have won national awards for

their quality.

DINE

This small town is big on flavor with two top-rated dining gems.

The Manzanita Inn serves dinner nightly featuring house-made

German food, steaks, seafood & wild game. Up the Creek

Bistro-Wine Bar is open for lunch and dinner and creates New

American plates in their rustic eatery nestled on the banks of

Oak Creek.

The wineries in Page Springs also offer dining options from

their onsite kitchens/bistros!

PAGE SPRINGS FISH HATCHERY

Nestled among the cool pines of the Coconino National Forest, the

Page Springs Fish Hatchery offers a cool retreat from the desert

during hot summer months. Families enjoy hiking the nature trail

bordering Oak Creek and kids like visiting the show ponds to see

the hatchery’s finest and largest trout. Designated by the National

Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area (IBA), the hatchery is

considered the premier birding area for the Verde Valley where over

200 bird species have been identified. 928.634.4805

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ALCANTARA VINEYARD & WINERY

CAMP VERDE

The Center of it All

Editorial contributions by the Town of Camp Verde.

Ancient cultures, military influence and ranching heritage blend together in Camp Verde. With a population of 12,000+, Camp

Verde is a small town that began with farms and cattle ranches and has grown into a destination full of events and adventure.

Stop by the Camp Verde Visitors Center and the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum at 435 S. Main Street for a taste of the

area’s rich past, some friendly advice to enrich your visit, or a cool drink of water.

Experience Camp Verde’s small-town charm, located in the geographical center of Arizona, where fun meets adventure.

FLOAT

Camp Verde spans 18 miles of the Verde River, a popular place

for a leisurely trip in a kayak, canoe or anything else that floats.

HIKE

A web of urban trails leads to nearby bluffs and the occasional

ancient pueblo. There is a trail for everyone in Camp Verde, in

fact there are 17 of them. Camp Verde offers beautiful scenery,

a chance to observe birds and other wildlife, and to explore the

various flora in and around the Verde Valley.

RIDE

Cowboys and city-slickers alike (ages 5+) will enjoy the

panoramic views of the Verde Valley during the horseback ride

offered by at Wild Western Horseback Adventures. Goats, potbelly

pigs and miniature horses vie for your attention back at the

ranch. wildwesternhorseback.com (discount: WESTERN10)

Jeep, horseback, and winery tours are offered by Alcantara

Adventures where you are treated to amazing views of the Verde

River, the Alcantara Vineyard & Winery, and ancient ruins.

alcantaradventures.com

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CAMP VERDE

OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK

SHOOT

Head to Copper Star Indoor Shooting Ranges for anything archery

or firearm related. Rentals are available – some are even fully

automatic. Enjoyed by experienced marksman and those that just

want to have some fun. copperstarisr.com

SAFARI

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is nestled against the Mingus Mountains

in the Verde Valley sits a 104-acre unique wildlife park – it’s not a

zoo.. Here, you'll experience the splendor of the animal kingdom

closer than you ever thought possible, blending the spirit of Africa

with the harmony of nature. Whether it's the exciting Tiger Splash®

show, the Predator Feed, or an immersive safari tour that will have

you surrounded by free-roaming African plains animals, there's

something for everyone here – all with the price of admission! If

you're feeling a bit more daring, try the world-class Predator Zip

Line tour and soar over the animals. Other options include the VIP

Behind-the-Scenes tour, the SuperMog Safari Adventure, Sloth

Encounters, and more. Giraffe kisses are free! Open daily 9:30am-

5:00pm. outofafricapark.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Attend a performance of Jazz,

Blues, Country or Classical

Music at the Phillip England

Center for the Performing Arts.

Visit pecpaf.com for complete

schedule.

Cliff Castle Casino has been rated

as the state’s best casino for over

a decade. In addition to its gaming

and entertainment, Cliff Castle

Casino also offers venues for the

entire family such as bowling,

arcade, and Kids Quest.

CLIFF CASTLE CASINO

TASTE

Whether you’re looking for fantastic Mexican food, fresh baked

bread or mesquite barbecue, Camp Verde’s dining options will

satisfy your craving.

A local’s favorite is Gabriella’s Taco Shop & Fresh Garden Salsa

– family owned and operated with only the best ingredients.

Gabriella’s is 5-star Yelp-rated, described as “insanely good”!

1580 AZ-260, Camp Verde, gabrielasmexicanfood.com

Camp Verde is home to Alcantara Vineyard & Winery, Clear

Creek Vineyard and Salt Mine Wine. See Wine Trail, page 18.

Josh Gray

PATHWAY TO THE

HISTORY OF THE

VERDE VALLEY

When settlers arrived in the

Camp Verde area to establish

farms, they discovered the

remains of ancient cultures.

Spread generously across the

valley floor, surrounding hills,

and the occasional cliff face,

were stone pueblos in various

states of ruin.

Archaeologists have worked

to unravel the story of at least

two different cultures. The

Hohokam culture came first,

presumably from the south,

followed by the Sinagua,

presumably from the north.

The two cultures thrived here

for about 1,200 to 1,500 years

before disappearing around

1425 AD.. Three local cultural

sites–Montezuma Castle,

Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot–

are now National Monuments,

protected and interpreted by

the National Park Service.

The museum at the Verde Valley

Archaeology Center showcases

regional archaeological

heritage with artifact exhibits

and a hands-on kids’ area.

The Archaeology Center also

offers private Hike-Explore-

Learn Tours to the Verde

Valley’s archeological sites.

Reservations required for Tours.

verdevalleyarchaeology.org

Fort Verde State Historical Park

(125 E. Hollamon St.) preserves

the Apache Wars-era fort as it

appeared in the 1880’s. Visit

the museum and exhibits to

explore the story of the Indian

Wars history and lives of

those who lived and served at

the Fort. azstateparks.com/

fort-verde

WET BEAVER CREEK

Lake Montezuma/Rimrock and Beaver Creek

Lake Montezuma/Rimrock is one of the smallest towns in the Verde Valley but, the area offers big

attractions for outdoor enthusiasts and aspiring archaeologists alike! Located 6 miles north of

Camp Verde, off Interstate 17.

u Visit Montezuma Castle

and Montezuma Well

National Monuments and

the V Bar V Petroglyph

Site – the largest known

petroglyph site in the

Verde Valley.

u Fish, play in the creek or

birdwatch in Wet Beaver

Creek (access at Sycamore

Community Park).

u Hike, bike, or take a swim

in the Wet Beaver Creek

Wilderness area (located

in the Coconino National

Forest).

V BAR V PETROGLYPH SITE

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CITY OF JEROME

JEROME

DINE

Whether you’re in the mood for steak, Mexican fare, a burger,

breakfast or a BBQ, Jerome’s mostly quirky restaurants will make

your stomach smile. For instance, in a hospital turned hotel, the

upscale Asylum Restaurant pairs American & Southwestern

fare with scenic views. Or, located in Arizona’s oldest operating

restaurant building (the English Kitchen, 1899), Bobby D’s BBQ

serves up slow-smoked entrees and fresh salads that you’ll likely

enjoy as much as the atmosphere.

SHOP

The boutiques and galleries in Jerome have many unique items,

and with the local artists who inhabit the town, you are sure to

find artwork and crafts to take home. A few favorites:

The city in the sky

Jerome was at one time the most talked about wild west mining camp in America - it’s now listed on the National Historic

Register. Its population went from 15,000 in its heyday, to a “ghost town” of under 50 people, to its role today as a center for

the arts with unique shops, sophisticated galleries, wonderful wineries, tasting rooms, bistros, hotels and B&Bs - with just

under 500 permanent residents. Jerome’s scenic view of the entire Verde Valley offers wonderful photographic opportunities.

Jerome Olive Oil Traders

403 Clark St., B-12

Jerome

928.634.2090

vvoliveoil.com

Stop in & sample our premium

fresh olive oils and flavored

aged balsamic vinegars.

Rickeldoris Candy &

Popcorn Company

405 Hull Ave., Jerome

928.639.1340

Walk into this quaint store and

smell the aroma of fresh kettle

corn, nostalgic candies, chocolates

& licorice from Europe.

PUSCIFER THE STORE

EXPLORE

u Book a fun and informative Haunted or Historical tour and hear

the many fascinating tales of “The Wickedest Town in the

West!” ghosttowntours.org

u Travel back in time at the Jerome State Historical Park. Explore

the history of the eye-catching landmark known as the Douglas

Mansion and the Douglas family through photographs,

artifacts, minerals and a 3-D model of the town and

underground mines. azstateparks.com/jerome

u Experience the Mine…The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

displays early machinery of the mining era in Jerome and will

round out this step back in time. While there, visit the petting

zoo, pan for gold, view historic buildings and vintage

transportation. Open daily 9am-5pm, 1000 Perkinsville Road,

928.634.0053, goldkingmineghosttown.com

u Stroll Jerome’s art galleries like the Jerome Artists Co-Op, a

gallery in the Jerome hotel featuring paintings, pottery and

more, all by local artists. jeromecoop.com

u Enjoy a brew at a Jerome saloon or a glass of wine in one of

Jerome’s tasting rooms (see Wineries & Tasting Rooms Section)

u The Mingus Mountain Area, located southwest of Jerome

(off State Rte. 89A) in the Prescott National Forest offers

opportunities for hiking, biking, camping and more.

Puscifer the Store

140 Main Street

Jerome

928.639.3516

puscifer.com

Explore a creative wonderland

of music, apparel, accessories, and

collectibles. Open 11am-6pm

Sun.-Thu., 11am-8pm Fri.-Sat.

Roam in Jerome

Held the first Saturday of every month from 5-8pm, this is one of Arizona’s

premier getaways for art lovers and collectors alike. Shops and saloons are

open and live music is in the air. jeromechamber.com

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RED ROCK COUNTRY

u Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Built in 1956, designed by Marguerite Brunswig

Staude, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chapel appears to rise out of the

surrounding red rocks. The towering cross and awesome panorama of buttes, valley

and sky are a source of inspiration inviting rest, reflection, and photo opportunities

in all directions. chapeloftheholycross.com

SEDONA ARTS CENTER

BELL ROCK

SEDONA ARTS CENTER UPTOWN GALLERY

u Spend a leisurely afternoon at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, a recreated

Mexican village that hosts a myriad of shops and restaurants offering unique and

unexpected cultural experiences. tlaq.com

Josh Gray

u Enjoy the beauty of Sedona’s red rocks while playing an equally spectacular

and entertaining golf course. Favorite: oakcreekcc.com

u Whatever you are craving, Sedona is likely to serve it up. Tip: Order picnic to-go and

dine outdoors with red rock ambiance!

u Art Galleries - There are many but, if you have to choose just one, we suggest the

Sedona Arts Center’s Uptown Gallery and store showcasing works by local artists,

including jewelry, rare pieces of fine art and photography. The Sedona Arts Center

also offers workshops, classes and field expeditions. Open daily until 5pm.

sedonaartscenter.org

u Enjoy a Classical Music Concert performed by the world’s finest musicians among the

red rocks of Sedona. chambermusicsedona.org

u Experience the beauty of the red rocks and Verde Valley from the air – helicopter

tours out of the Sedona airport. guidanceair.com

u Hike, bike, and swim - enjoy the natural beauty of the red rock formations.

See link to local trail map on page 11.

GUIDANCE AIR

CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS

SEDONA

Red rock country

Magnificent red rock formations surround Sedona’s world-class restaurants, numerous art galleries and hundreds of

unique shops. There are many arts and cultural activities plus golf, hiking, balloon rides and helicopter tours in this

world-renowned community of 10,300 residents. Several Jeep tour companies offer the unique experience of traveling

through the red rock canyons and areas otherwise forbidden to motor travel.

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DINNER OUT

While flavorful Mexican and Southwestern eats are a Verde Valley specialty,

New American and European fare, predominantly Italian, is also abundant.

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria in Old Town Cottonwood provides a

healthy serving of Arizona ambiance with their made-from-scratch pastas and

breads, locally-sourced produce, and family-produced wines. In Cornville, the

historic and charming Up the Creek Bistro-Wine Bar serves up New American

plates or, enjoy European-inspired flavors at the Manzanita Restaurant, a

quaint German restaurant serving made-from-scratch soups and sauces with

seafood, steaks and other specialty dishes on the menu.

Asylum Restaurant

200 Hill St.,

Jerome

928.639.3197 or 888.817.6788

asylumrestaurant.com

MERKIN VINEYARDS

TASTING ROOM &

OSTERIA

LET’S EAT!

The Verde Valley offers dining options for everyone

- hometown cafés and burger joints to sophisticated

international fare and steak houses located in

historic buildings.

There is a special dining experience waiting for you

in every part of the Verde Valley. Enjoy!

Colt 804 Grill

804 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.1140

colt804.com

Cork and Catch

1750 E. Villa Dr., Ste. A-B

Cottonwood

928.649.2675

corkandcatch.com

Grapes Restaurant & Bar

111 Main St.

Jerome

928.639.8477

grapesjerome.com

JT’s Bistro

348 S. Main St.

Camp Verde

928.567.7520

jtbistro.com

Mai Thai on Main

157 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.649.2999

maithaionmain.net

Manzanita Restaurant

11425 E. Cornville Road

Cornville

928.634.8851

themanzanitarestaurant.com

Featuring house-made German

food, steaks, seafood & wild game.

Serving dinner 4pm.

Moscato Italian Restaurant

396 S. Main St., Camp Verde

928.567.7417

moscatoitalian.com

Merkin Vineyards

Tasting Room & Osteria

1001 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.639.1001

merkinvineyardsosteria.com

Committed to grass roots approach

to Italian country food inspired by

regional ingredients.

Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab House

925 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.9626

nicsaz.com

Pizzeria Bocce Patio Bar

1060 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.202.3597

boccecottonwood.com

Stagecoach Country Roadhouse

1405 W. SR89A, Sedona

928.203.5463

stagecoachsedona.com

Storytellers Steakhouse at Cliff

Castle Casino Hotel

555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde

928.567.7905

cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

The Tavern Grille

914 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.6669

thetaverngrille.com

Up The Creek Bistro and Wine Bar

1975 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville

928.634.9954

upthecreekaz.com

Nestled in Page Springs wine

country, enjoy fine-dining with a

view of Oak Creek at our

friendly, rustic bistro.

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LET'S EAT

CAFÉS & COFFEE

Cafés, Diners and Coffee shops are abundant in the Verde Valley!

CADUCEUS CELLARS

Annie’s

660 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood

928.634.4121

Want a great breakfast? Stop by

Annie’s for some delicious Chicken

fried steak!!

Black Bear Diner

1041 S. State Rte. 260, Cottonwood

928.634.8188

Caduceus Cellars

158 Main St., Jerome

928.639.9463

caduceus.org

Serving espresso daily after 11am.

Crema Craft Kitchen & Bar

917 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.649.5785

cremacottonwood.com

Dutch Bros. Coffee

1519 E State Rte. 89A, Cottonwood

541.955.4700

dutchbros.com

Firecreek Coffee

677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood

928.639.1234

firecreekcoffee.com

Hilltop Deli - Jerome

403 Clark Street, B8, Jerome

928.639.3354

hilltopdeliaz.com

Main Street Cafe

920 Main St., Clarkdale

928.649.3070

clarkdalemainstreetcafe.com

The Mine Café

115 Jerome Ave., Jerome

928.639.0123

Randall’s Restaurant

891 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.0043

Red Rooster Café

901 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.649.8100

oldtownredroostercafe.com

Thanks A Latte

348 S. Main St., Camp Verde

928.567.6450

Verde Lea Market Deli & Grill

516 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.8731

verdelea.com

Violette’s Bakery Café

900 Main St., Clarkdale

928.607.6808

MEXICAN &

SOUTHWESTERN

If you are craving authentic Mexican

food, the Verde Valley will deliver.

Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant

1124 N. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.1466

Calavera Bar & Grill

747 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.9618

El Patio Bar & Grill

1695 E. Cottonwood St.

Cottonwood

928.634.0158

facebook.com/elpatiobarandgrill/

Come in for the best Mexican

food in Cottonwood!

Gabriela’s Taco Shop &

Fresh Garden Salsa

1580 W. State Rte. 260, Camp Verde

928.567.2120

gabrielasmexicanfood.com

The best authentic Mexican food.

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

AMERICAN/

BAR & GRILLS

Altrui Restaurant

1 S. Main St.

(Located in Main Stage)

Cottonwood

928.301.8912

G’s Burgers

1220 S. Eastern Dr., Ste. A

Cornville

928.634.2867

The KROW Sports Bar & Grill

321 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.3838

krowsportsbar.com

Full menu until 1 a.m. Familyfriendly!

Skee-ball, air hockey,

darts, pool tables & AZ Lottery.

Oak Creek Brewery and Grill

336 State Rte. 179, Ste. D201

Sedona

928.282.3300

oakcreekgrill.com

Verde Brewing Company

325 S. Main St.

Camp Verde

928-567-7033

verdebrewing.com

FAMILY FAVORITES

Watch your favorite team or challenge your friends and family to a game of

skee-ball after dinner at The KROW Sports Bar & Grill.

The whole family will enjoy a chuckwagon dinner with live entertainment at

Blazin’ M Ranch.

Acme Pizzaria

280 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.2263

acmepizzaria.com

Bing’s Burger Station

794 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.852.0109

bingsburgers.com

Fresh burgers, sandwiches & salads.

Shakes, cones & sodas. Cold Beer

& cocktails. Dog friendly patio.

Blazin’ M Ranch

1875 Mabery Ranch Road

Cottonwood

928.634.0334 or 800.937.8643

blazinm.com/dining-entertainment

Come out to this Western

Themed Town for an evening of

western activities, dinner and

an unforgettable show. Fun family

activities include Mechanical Bull

Riding, Ax Throwing and our

Shooting Gallery!

The Haunted Hamburger

410 Clark St., Jerome

928.634.0554

thehauntedhamburger.com

SWEETS

Satisfy your cravings with a sweet stop!

Gayle’s Chocolates

541 N. Main St., Cottonwood

888.761.2626

gayleschocolates.com

Making delicious handmade chocolates

since 1979. See Ad on p. 33 for discount.

10am-5pm Mon.-Sat.

Rickeldoris Candy &

Popcorn Company

405 Hull Ave., Jerome

928.639.1340

Walk into this quaint store and smell

the aroma of fresh kettle corn, nostalgic

candies, chocolates & licorice from Europe.

JEROME

GRAND HOTEL

In a hospital

turned

Jerome Hotel,

the Asylum

Restaurant

provides an

upscale and

flavorful spot,

pairing American

& Southwestern

fare with scenic

views.

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Alcantara Adventures

6101 E Coury Dr., Camp Verde

928.852.4161

alcantaradventures.com

Jeep, Horseback & Winery

Tours in Camp Verde.

Agave Highlands Golf

645 S. Verde Santa Fe Pkwy., Cornville

928.634.5454

agavehighlandsgolf.com

Coyote Trails Golf Course

1480 Annas Ave., Cottonwood

928.634.1093

coyotetrailsgolfcourse.com

Verde Valley’s best kept secret.

Ask for Visitors Guide Special.

BLAZIN' M RANCH

THINGS TO DO

The Verde Valley is an outdoor adventure paradise

While best known for its vinos and vineyards, the Verde Valley is also one of the most diverse outdoor playgrounds in

Arizona. Year around, locals and visitors enjoy hiking and biking along the areas’ many trails, playing a few rounds of

golf, or simply strolling through one of our historic downtowns.

Be Inspired!

u Get your feet wet kayaking or tubing the Verde River.

u Explore the Verde Valley by land on horseback, ATV or Jeep.

u Discover the wonder of the ancient civilizations with a Hike-Explore-Learn

archaeology tour.

u Shop and explore the recreated Mexican village of Tlaquepaque in Sedona

for one-of- a- kind art treasures and distinctive gifts.

u Climb aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad where you can order drink and relax

on a 4-hour, 20-mile climate-controlled journey through awe-inspired scenery.

u Explore the paranormal with a haunted tour/visit to Jerome.

u Safari tour at Out of Africa Wildlife Park to view Lions, Tigers, Bears,

Rhinoceros, Giraffes, Hyenas, Warthogs, and many others from cute and

soft to scaly and slithery.

u Test your skills…ride a mechanical bull, chuck an axe, or fire wax bullets from a

Colt .45 six-shooter at Blazin’ M Ranch. Or, head over to Copper Star Indoor

Shooting Range for everything archery and firearm related (rentals available).

Be Wild at Blazin' M Ranch

Cottonwood's newest Family Fun Park! Rock climbing, bungee jumping,

gellyball, bounce house zone and more. Open Sat. & Sun., 10am - 4pm,

bewild.fun

Blazin’ M Ranch & Be Wild

Family Fun Park

1875 Mabery Ranch Road

Cottonwood

928.634.0334 or 800.937.8643

blazinm.com/frontier-town

Come out to this Western Themed

Town for an evening of western

activities, dinner and an

unforgettable show. Fun family

activities include Mechanical Bull

Riding, Ax Throwing and our

Shooting Gallery!

See Be Wild at Blazin' M Ranch

on page 50.

Clarkdale Kayak Company

920 Main St., Clarkdale

800.478.4711

Cliff Castle Casino

555 W. Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde

928.567.7900

cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

Constant Evolution Escape Rooms

551 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.593.9828

constantevolutionescaperooms.com

Copper Star Indoor

Shooting Range

3535 W. Sharp Shooter Way

Camp Verde

928.567.5300

copperstarisr.com

Come rent our fully automatic

machine gun from the original

Red Dawn movie. Priceless

memories made here!

Ghost Town Tours

403 Clark St.

Jerome

928.634-6118

ghosttowntours.org

Fun & informative Haunted and

Historical tours that are full of

surprises!

Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

1000 Perkinsville Road, Jerome

928.634.0053

goldkingmineghosttown.com

Authentic historic mining town

located a mile north of Jerome

– north past the fire station to all

the fun.

Guidance Air

1200 Airport Road, Sedona

928.351.1000

guidanceair.com

Sedona’s premier helicopter tour

operator. Ranked #1 Outdoor

Activity in Sedona by TripAdvisor.

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THINGS TO DO

VERDE ADVENTURES

Leighnor Aircraft

Prescott Regional Airport

6418 MacCurdy Dr.

Prescott

Cottonwood Municipal Airport

668 S Airpark Road

Cottonwood

928.499.3080 or 844.588.2359

leighnoraircraft.com

Leighnor Aircraft provides

aircraft rentals, flight instruction

and discovery flights for aviation

enthusiasts.

Oakcreek Country Club

690 Bell Rock Blvd.

Sedona

928.284.1660

oakcreekcc.com

Old Town Center for the Arts

633 N. 5th St. (5th St. and Main)

Cottonwood

928.634.0940

oldtowncenter.org

Sept thru May - Experience it Live!

Music Concerts, Theater, Comedy,

& Art with the finest National,

International, Regional & Local

Performing Artists Since 2008.

New! Monday Movies on Main.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 W. State Rte. 260

Camp Verde

928.567.2840

outofafricapark.com

Safari tours, entertaining &

educational shows, animal

encounters, hands-on interactions,

shopping, and food. Lions, Tigers,

Bears, Rhinoceros, Giraffes,

Hyenas, Warthogs, and many

others from cute and soft to scaly

and slithery. Admission covers all

shows and tours. Use promo code

EXPLORE or coupon for savings.

Predator Zip Lines

3505 W. State Rte. 260

(at Out of Africa Wildlife Park)

Camp Verde

928.567.9947

predatorzipline.com

Sedona Jeep Tours

320 N. State Rte. 89A

Sinagua Plaza, Ste. T

Sedona

928.282.6656

sedonajeeptours.com

Tours of Jerome and the

Verde Valley

928.639.4361

toursofjerome.com

Trail Horse Adventures

675 Dead Horse Ranch Road

Cottonwood

928.634.5276 or 866.958.7425

trailhorseadventures.com

Rides through beautiful Dead

Horse Ranch State Park.

Verde Adventures

Serving the Verde Valley

Cottonwood

928.204.6440 or 877.673.3661

verdeadventure.com

Have a blast on kayak or tube at

the Verde River.

Verde Valley Archaeology

Center and Museum

460 W. Finnie Flat Road

Camp Verde

928.567.0066

verdevalleyarchaeology.org

Explore the history of ancient

Verde Valley civilizations

through artifacts and guided

Hike-Explore-Learn Tours. The

Official Nonprofit Partner of the

National Park Service for

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.

Verde Valley Bicycle Company

743 N. Main St.

928.202.4941

verdevalleybicyclecompany.com

Vortex ATV Rental

551 N. Main St., Ste. B

Cottonwood

928.235.4520

vortexatvrental.com

Wild Western Horseback

Adventures

3885 Old Highway 279

Camp Verde

928.285.2076

wildwesternhorseback.com

Perfect for nervous first timers,

beginners and families with

children ages 5+.

Free petting zoo admission when

you ride with us.

Use discount code: WESTERN10

Tlaquepaque Arts &

Shopping Village

336 State Rte. 179

Sedona

928.282.4838

tlaq.com

Tlaquepaque is a recreated

Mexican village that hosts a

myriad of shops and restaurants

offering unique and unexpected

cultural experiences.

Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N. Broadway

Clarkdale

928.639.0010 or 877.800.7325

verdecanyonrr.com

A ride on Verde Canyon Railroad

features towering, crimson cliffs;

ancient Indian ruins and a 734-foot,

man-made tunnel.

SPIRITUAL

Sedona’s vortexes are known internationally for their mystical energy.

The more well-known vortexes include Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock,

Boynton Canyon and Airport Mesa. Contact an expert practitioner or

visit Sedona’s vortex sites on your own to experience the energy and

marvel in the beauty of Sedona’s red rock formations.

Raven’s Haven Portal Retreat

1979 Old Jerome Hwy.

Clarkdale

928.202.5566

sedonaspiritual.com/ravens-cosmic-portal

SpiritQuest Retreats

75 Kallof Pl., #102

Sedona

928.282.2509

retreatsinsedona.com

Secret Mountain Tours

2370 W. State Rte. 89A

Ste. 11-405

Sedona

928.300.0963

secretmountaintours.com

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LODGING

The Cactus Pad

1038 N. Cactus St., Ste. B

Cottonwood

928.821.0288

PINES INN & SUITES

THE TAVERN HOTEL

IRON HORSE INN

Josh Gray

Beaver Creek Inn

4224 N. Montezuma Ave.

Rimrock-Lake Montezuma

928.567.4475

beavercreekinnaz.com

A family-owned, rural, village inn

off the beaten path of Wet Beaver

Creek.

Best Western Cottonwood Inn

993 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.5575 or 877.873.1294

bestwestern.com/cottonwood

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

555 Middle Verde Road

Camp Verde

928.567.6611 or 800.381.7568

cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

Cottonwood Hotel

930 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.9455

cottonwoodhotel.com

Days Inn & Suites Camp Verde

1640 W. State Rte. 260

Camp Verde

928.567.3700

wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn

Ghost City Inn

541 Main Street

Jerome

928.634.4678

ghostcityinn.com

Family-owned historic hotel with

spectacular views. Centrally

located in Jerome.

Holiday Inn Express

Sedona-Oak Creek

6176 Hwy. 176

Sedona

928.284.0711

ihg.com

Horse Feathers Ranch

1650 N. Page Lane

Cornville

928.325.7230

The Iron Horse Inn

1034 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.8031

ironhorseoldtown.com

Located in Old Town Cottonwood,

this historic property’s rooms,

with all the modern touches, are

sure to dazzle you with comfort

and uniqueness!

JEROME GRAND HOTEL

LODGING

Stay in the Verde Valley

Make yourself comfortable in one of our hotels, motels, B&B's, vacation rentals, RV parks, or campgrounds. The Verde

Valley has an option for every budget.

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LODGING

Sedona Reál Inn & Suites

95 Arroyo Pinon Dr.

Sedona

928.282.1414 or 800.353.1239

sedonareal.com

Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St

Jerome

928.634.8200 or 888.817.6788

jeromegrandhotel.net

Jerome’s only full-service hotel- a

welcoming beacon to bygone days.

Little Daisy Motel

34 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.7865

littledaisy.com

Lux Verde Hotel

301 W. State Rte. 89A

Cottonwood

928.634.4207

luxverdehotel.com

Origins Bed & Breakfast

5180 E. Comanche Dr.

Cottonwood

928.224.2922

originsbedandbreakfast.com

Pines Inn & Suites Cottonwood

920 S. Camino Real

Cottonwood

928.634.9975

pinesinnandsuites.com

Let us welcome you to your home

away from home in the heart of

Verde Valley Wine Country.

Sedona Mago Retreat

3500 E. Bill Gray Road

Sedona

928.204.3391

sedonamagoretreat.org

SpringHill Suites by Marriott,

Cottonwood

565 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

928.395.3697

marriott.com/PRCCW

All suites hotel, ideal for business

and leisure travelers alike.

Super 8 Cottonwood

800 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.639.1888

super8.com

Sycamore Springs Guest House

470 S. Merritt Ranch Road

Cornville

928.300.6813

ssguesthouse.com

The Tavern Hotel

904 N. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.639.1669

thetavernhotel.com

Verde Valley Extended Stay

960 Cove Pkwy.

Cottonwood

928.634.3026

verdevalleyextendedstay.com

Verde Valley Inn

1089 S. State Rte. 260

Cottonwood

928.634.3678

verdevalleyinn.com

DISTANT DRUMS RV RESORT

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Road

Cottonwood

928.634.5283

azstateparks.gov

Distant Drums RV Resort

583 W. Middle Verde Road

Camp Verde

928.554.8000 or 877.577.5507

ddrvresort.com

Located in the central Verde Valley

region of Arizona.

Mountain VU RV Park & Self Storage

11295 Cornville Road, Cornville

928.639.2984

mountainvurvpark.com

RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS

Turquoise Triangle RV Park

2501 E. State Rte. 89A, Cottonwood

928.634.5294

turquoisetrianglervpark.com

Verde Ranch RV Resort

1105 N. Dreamcatcher Dr., Camp Verde

928.567.7126

verderanchrvresort.com

Verde Valley RV &

Camping Resort

6400 E. Thousand Trails Road

Cottonwood

888.481.6348

thousandtrails.com

Get Out and Camp! Book Now!

Sedona Luxury Vacation Rentals

1785 W. SR 89A, Ste. 2G

Sedona

928.282.2864

SedonaLuxuryVacationRentals.com

Representing vacation rentals in

Sedona and the Verde Valley for

over 30 years.

The View Motel

818 S. Main St., Cottonwood

928.634.7581

theviewmotel.com

AAA, Quiet, Free WiFi, BBQs,

Clean Rooms, Heated Pool & Spa.

The best view in Cottonwood.

Rio Verde RV Park

3420 E. State Rte. 89A, Cottonwood

928.634.5990

rioverdervpark.com

Sunrise Resorts Page Springs Park

1951 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville

928.634.4309

sunriseresorts.com

Zane Grey RV Village

4500 E. Hwy. 260, Camp Verde

928.567.4320

zanegreyrv.com

RV Sites and Luxury Cabins.

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BLAZIN' M RANCH

Inspire Communities -

Pine Shadows

2050 W. State Rte. 89A

Cottonwood

928.642.9236

inspirecommunities.com/

communities/pine-shadows

55+ Gated resort style living.

Mandalay Homes

1955 Commerce Center Circle #A

Prescott

928.325.2319

MandalayHomes.com

Mountain Gate in Clarkdale,

There’s a Certain Energy Here.

Miramonte at Mesquite Hills

2105 Sunset Dr.

Cottonwood

928.707.1208

MiramonteHomes.com

Building the finest homes across

the state of Arizona since 1992.

Sedona Luxury Vacation Rentals

1785 W. SR 89A, Ste. 2G

Sedona

928.282.2864

SedonaLuxuryVacationRentals.com

Representing vacation rentals in

Sedona and the Verde Valley for

over 30 years.

Tahona Epperson - Coldwell

Banker Northland Real Estate

1075 S. State Rte. 260

Cottonwood

Tahona 928.300.2123 or

Connie 928.821.0771

TheEstatesAtMountainGate.com or

cwbanker.com

Top selling office in the Verde

Valley. Selling The Estates at

Mountain Gate.

INFORMATION

REAL ESTATE/RELOCATION

Aspen Ridge Apartments

831 E. Mingus Ave

Cottonwood

928.639.3388

aspenridgeliving.com

One, Two, & Three Bedroom

apartment homes. Clubhouse,

Pool, Covered Parking.

Coldwell Banker Northland

1075 S. State Rte. 260, Ste. D

Cottonwood

928.634.9536

cwbanker.com

Top selling office in the Verde

Valley.

Foothills Property Management

868 Cove Pkwy., Ste. 3

Cottonwood

928.634.7507

1615 W. State Rte. 89A

Sedona

928.282.9533

FPMSedona.com or

FoothillsRentals.com

One-stop company for all your

rental management, purchase and

listing needs! Largest residential

and vacation property

management company in the area.

Inspire Communities -

On the Greens

1133 Nicklaus Dr.

Cottonwood

928.569.9909

inspirecommunities.com/

communities/onthegreens

55+ Gated Golf Course living.

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INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION

CK’s Need A Lift

928.301.1982

Northern Arizona Healthcare

nahealth.com

Cottonwood Area Transit

928. 634.2287

cottonwoodaz.gov

Verde Valley Medical Center

269 S. Candy Lane

Cottonwood

928.634.2251

LEIGHNOR AIRCRAFT

Leighnor Aircraft

Prescott Regional Airport

6418 MacCurdy Dr., Prescott

Cottonwood Municipal Airport

668 S Airpark Road

Cottonwood

928.499.3080 or 844.588.2359

leighnoraircraft.com

Leighnor Aircraft provides

aircraft rentals, flight instruction

and discovery flights for aviation

enthusiasts.

AAA Arizona

928.776.4222

az.aaa.com

Groome Transportation

928.350.8466

groometransportation.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

483 S. Main St.

Cottonwood

928.634.0049 or

800.Rent.A.Car

enterprise.com

Sedona Sedans and Vans

928.649.0345

sedonasedansandvans.com

SERVICES

Canine Country Club

1461 E. Cherry St.

Cottonwood

928.639.1624

Hillside Canine Resort & Spa

874 Industrial Dr.

Camp Verde

928.567.6304

hillsidecanineresortandspa.com

Northern Arizona Healthcare –

Camp Verde Campus

1298 W. Finnie Flat Road

Camp Verde

928.639.5509

Northern Arizona Healthcare –

Sedona Campus

3700 W. State Rte. 89A

Sedona

928.634.2251

Sanctuary Cove Healthcare

799 Cove Pkwy.

Cottonwood

928.649.6474

sanctuarycovehealthcare.com

Spectrum Healthcare

8 E. Cottonwood St.

Cottonwood

928.634.2236

spectrumhealthcare-group.com

RETIREMENT & ASSISTED LIVING

Austin House Assisted Living

195 S. Willard St., Cottonwood

928.634.4278

windsoraustinhouse.com

Carefree Assisted Living Center

22 S. 7th St., Cottonwood

928.649.9624

carefreeassistedlivingcenter.com

Christian Care Cottonwood

859 S. 12th St., Cottonwood

928.634.7571

fellowshipsquareseniorliving.org

Dedicated to providing a fulfilling

lifestyle and promoting

independence to those we serve.

Haven of Cottonwood

197 S. Willard St., Cottonwood

928.634.5548

havenhealthaz.com

Page Springs Living

995 Page Springs Road, Cornville

928.649.0588

pagespringsliving.com

Rainbow Acres

2120 W. Reservation Loop Road

Camp Verde

928.567.5231

rainbowacres.com

Rusty’s Morningstar Ranch

240 S. Libby Ln, Cornville

928.634.4784

rmr.org

Cottonwood Village

201 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood

928.634.2956

cottonwoodseniorliving.com

Country Care Inc.

3940 E. Cassie Ln.

Cottonwood

928.274.0702

seniorhomes.com

Verde Valley Manor Retirement Center

3400 E. Godard Road, Cottonwood

928.646.6040

verdevalleymanor.com

Housing – low income apartment

rentals for qualified seniors and disabled.

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