Verde Valley Hotels & Things to Do

The Verde Valley is surrounded by the Mingus Mountains and Woodchute Mountains and is traversed by the Verde River. Read more about the cluster of Central Arizona communities that make up the Verde Valley.

Camp Verde lies near the geographic center of Arizona. It is in the Verde River valley of central Arizona, 85 miles north of Phoenix, at an elevation of approximately 3100 feet. Camp Verde is the oldest community in the valley, and was established in 1865.

Clarkdale is at the upper end of the Verde Valley in Yavapai County and is approximately 110 miles north of Phoenix and south of the Grand Canyon at an elevation of 3,542 feet. Topography of the area is characterized by numerous mesas and buttes along the rise from the Verde River on the east, at 3,300 feet, to the Mingus Mountains on the west, at 7,000 feet. Clarkdale, incorporated in 1957, was laid out in 1914 near the site of the Clarkdale Smelter, which was financed by Senator William A. Clark of Montana.

Cottonwood began as a small adobe where soldiers took refuge in 1874. Soon, settlers began moving in, and created a place whose namesake is a circle of 16 cottonwood trees near the Verde River. The community was established in 1879 and incorporated in 1960. In Yavapai County, Cottonwood is near the geographic center of Arizona at an elevation of 3,300 feet. The city is approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix.

When you're in the Verde Valley, you're never far from the area's rich past and a colorful present, with the Verde Valley's rich mining history and today's small-town charm ever-apparent as you explore the Verde Valley. Check out these Verde Valley lodging options, including Cottonwood hotels and bed & breakfasts, historic hotels in Jerome and modern accommodations throughout the Verde Valley. The Verde Valley is an excellent spot in which to book your lodging if you want to explore Cottonwood, Sedona, Jerome and beyond from one central spot. These Verde Valley lodging options, like the hand-selected Cottonwood hotels and bed & breakfasts featured below, offer personalized service and unique accommodations in a charming, historic and verdant downtown corridor as well as modern lodging options in newer, bustling business districts, with panoramic views of rolling red rock foothills. Cottonwood, nestled in the heart of the Verde Valley, is just 20 minutes from Sedona, with other Verde Valley communities not far beyond, and all are perfect alternatives to Sedona lodging.

In the Verde Valley, visitors are just moments from breathtaking sights, family-friendly attractions, historical landmarks, natural beauty and more things to do. Within minutes, visitors can go from exploring the Historic Old Town Cottonwood on foot, to softly rumbling through a serene riparian canyon by train in Clarkdale, to winding along red rock highways and steep cliff-side mining town roads by car in Jerome. And just as easily, it seems you can weave back and forth between the Verde Valley's ancient Sinanguan and 19th century past and a peaceful present, with the Verde Valley's rich mining history and today's small-town charm ever-apparent as you explore the Verde Valley. Check out these things to do in the Verde Valley, like shops, galleries, restaurants, golf courses and attractions for kids and adults alike.


VERDE VALLEY HOTELS & THINGS TO DO

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.

Blazin' M Ranch

Blazin' M Ranch

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Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage production by award-winning musicians. Guests may arrive before dinner to enjoy Old-Tyme photography, a museum, shoo
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage production by award-winning musicians. Guests may arrive before dinner to enjoy Old-Tyme photography, a museum, shooting gallery, tractor pull, ropin' lessons, Western shops or the Copper Spur Saloon.

Predator Zip Lines

Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona's wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome. Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you'll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!


Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona's premier getaway, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Located only 60 scenic miles from Sedona, the Prescott Resort is a great escape for a relaxed weekend, corporate retreat, o
Resting on the "Top of the Hill" offering picturesque views of Prescott, experience Northern Arizona's premier getaway, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Located only 60 scenic miles from Sedona, the Prescott Resort is a great escape for a relaxed weekend, corporate retreat, or conference meeting. Experience the charm of Northern Arizona at the Prescott Resort. Each of our newly renovated 160 guestrooms feature modern amenities that cater to our guests needs, i.e. High-Speed Wireless Internet and Flat-Screen Televisions. Each room was designed in the spirit of the Yavapai Tribe and offers artwork indicative to the majestic scenery of the Prescott area.

Private Luxury Wine Tour from Sedona to the Famous Verde Valley Vineyards

Private Luxury Wine Tour from Sedona to the Famous Verde Valley Vineyards

We are the only tour company that picks up in Sedona and visits the 4 best vineyards in the Verde Valley — in luxurious limos for large groups and luxury SUV’s for smaller groups. This tour helps you maximize on time while up in Northern Arizona, with a duration of 5 hours. We spend an ave
We are the only tour company that picks up in Sedona and visits the 4 best vineyards in the Verde Valley — in luxurious limos for large groups and luxury SUV’s for smaller groups. This tour helps you maximize on time while up in Northern Arizona, with a duration of 5 hours. We spend an average of 1 hour at each vineyard. You are also able to imbibe on alcoholic beverages while traveling to and from the wineries and Sedona. All our tours are performed in spacious luxury vehicles - Cheers!

Wine Tour from Sedona to the Verde Valley Vineyards in Luxury Transportation

Wine Tour from Sedona to the Verde Valley Vineyards in Luxury Transportation

Our tour to four wineries will be either in a luxury tour coach or in a luxury SUV depending on the size of the group going out that day. You may choose to enjoy tastings or bottles of award-winning wines. You will receive discounts for tastings and bottles of wine, at some of the wineries
Our tour to four wineries will be either in a luxury tour coach or in a luxury SUV depending on the size of the group going out that day. You may choose to enjoy tastings or bottles of award-winning wines. You will receive discounts for tastings and bottles of wine, at some of the wineries. Also, we are the only tour company that allows you to bring your own alcoholic (or nonalcoholic) beverages with you on the bus. At one of the wineries, we will have a picnic, outside next to the grapevines or inside depending on the weather. The picnic is served on linens, includes a personal charcuterie board. This includes French bread, gourmet cheeses, hard salami, olive oil with balsamic vinegar, grapes, nuts and chocolates, for each individual person on the tour. At one of the award-winning wineries, we will be touring the production facility and barrel room. There we will discuss the wine-making process and what it takes to make a cluster of grapes into an award-winning bottle of wine.

1-Hour Horseback Ride in Camp Verde

1-Hour Horseback Ride in Camp Verde

Don't know how to ride a horse? That's ok, our horses are for all ages and all types of experience. Head out to the stables, meet and greet all of the horses. Once you are on your horse you will get a quick demonstration on how to pull the reins to make your horse go in either direction. T
Don't know how to ride a horse? That's ok, our horses are for all ages and all types of experience. Head out to the stables, meet and greet all of the horses. Once you are on your horse you will get a quick demonstration on how to pull the reins to make your horse go in either direction. Then head out to the trail and begin your adventure. Get your cameras ready, for some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the Verde Valley. Come and relax on this 1 hour horseback adventure.

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or
Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.

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