Nowhere else in Arizona will you experience the wide range of activities and experiences you will find in Cottonwood. Our town brings to life the charm of the old west and the conveniences of today. You will find something for everyone in family in Cottonwood.

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Blazin’ M Ranch

For more than 20 years the Blazin’ M Ranch has provided visitors to Arizona an Old West experience to remember. Featuring a mouth-waterin’ BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper followed by a toe-tappin, knee-slappin’ hour-long Western stage production by award-winning musicians, it is a must-do attraction during your visit to the Sedona/Verde Valley region. Arrive […]

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104 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Arizona

This list was compiled and researched by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Centennial Commission staff with the assistance of Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian. The article was originally published on the website of the Arizona Office of Tourism. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits—more mountains than any one of the […]

4 Rainy Day Activities To Do With the Kids in Sedona Verde Valley

With close to 300 days of sunshine per year, you are very likely to spend your trip to Sedona Verde Valley soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. But we do get some rain sometimes and that doesn’t mean you won’t have fun as a family! Here are four perfect activities for rainy days […]

A Love Letter to Cottonwood

A Love Letter to Cottonwood By: Roger Naylor I’m not sure what drew me to the Verde Valley. The first time I drove through Cottonwood was 1975 while a college student at Northern Arizona University. There was only one stoplight unless my memory deceives me. In the ensuing years I passed through the burg a […]

Allegra Design • Print • Signs

Located at 11 N. Main St., corner of Mingus, we’re your single source for all your marketing needs. We offer printing, signs & banners, promotional products, graphic design, and anything else you need to get your business noticed. Find on the web at or call 928-634-8600

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards and their wines are the expression of the fierce and wild Arizona terrain. They are pioneers and farmers first, who use the landscape of Arizona to produce unique and prized wine that will compliment any occasion or collection.

Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group / Travel Radio at Grand Canyon KUGO 102.5 FM

AZ Hometown Radio Group is a media vessel of 7 broadcast stations, with the only travel-related radio station in the United States, inviting international and area visitors to experience unique, local destinations. Verde Valley tourists can also tune in to local community news, talk, and sports.

Art is everywhere this Spring in Sedona Verde Valley!

Sedona Verde Valley truly has something to offer to everyone. Even though Spring is a perfect time to get outside, there is also a lot to do and see for all the art-lovers out there. We highlighted 3 great events that are happening soon in Sedona Verde Valley, be sure to mark your calendar!   […]

Best activities to experience Sedona Verde Valley’s wildlife and nature this Spring

In Sedona Verde Valley, Spring is the most enjoyable season for outdoor activities with cool and pleasant temperatures. It is also a great time to observe and experience the wide variety of wildlife and nature that the area has to offer. It’s truly a magical scenery when the desert terrain bursts into a canvas of […]

Burning Tree Cellars

We are small boutique winery that offers small batch excellent wines. We source our fruit from the finest vineyards available.

Camping with the Kids: Tips for First-Time Campers

Spring is just around the corner and camping is the perfect way to welcome the new season in Sedona Verde Valley. Spending the night under a tent with the kids is a great way to spend some quality time as a family, and make memories for a lifetime while enjoying the outdoors. Sedona Verde Valley, […]

Celebrate Easter in Sedona Verde Valley

With Easter in a little over two weeks, it’s time to start making plans! Sedona Verde Valley is a great place to celebrate for those who want to enjoy a great meal with the family, spend some time outside together or go on an egg hunt with the kids, Embark on a fun Easter adventure […]

Celebrate Wintertime in Sedona Verde Valley

Wintertime is a great time to visit Sedona Verde Valley! While we may get the occasional snow in the mountains, temperatures here hover around a balmy 60 degrees through the winter, so you can spend the coldest months outside with us! Looking for a reason to visit Sedona Verde Valley in the wintertime?  Here’s some […]

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Cottonwood Hotel

Since Cottonwood first wooded up in 1917, the Cottonwood Hotel has served the Verde Valley accommodating travelers, spiritualists, bootleggers, gangsters, bank robbers, cowboys and Hollywood Legends like Mae West, George Raft, and John Wayne. This “Wild-West” Prohibition-Era Hotel is the only historic lodging contributing to the National Register Listing “Landmark” in the “Cottonwood Commercial Historic […]

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival: 2021 Art Competition and Theme Revealed

Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival: 2021 Art Competition and Theme Revealed Calling all bird lovers and artists around in and around Arizona! Friends of the Verde River, the organizers of Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival (VVBNF) l, has just released the theme of the 2021 event in […]

D7K Service Cycle & ATV

D&K Service Cycle & ATV is the valley’s best motorcycle repair, parts and accessories shop. We can service motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides with your safety in mind. Plus, D&K Service Uhaul rentals can provide you with Uhaul rental trucks and trailers. Stop by our great, convenient location.

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park that offers camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The developed portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures ideal for mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or wading in the cool water. Dead […]

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Desert Dancer Cottonwood

Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer is your “smell good” place for gifts, affordable jewelry, greeting cards, lotions, fragrances, and soaps. A award winning gift shop that custom blends lotions and bath products for our climate. Located in a quaint turquoise cottage just outside of Old Town. Fun shopping since 1982.

Desert Diamond Distillery Cocktail & Tasting Room

Desert Diamond Distillery Cocktail & Tasting Room

Located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, this is Arizona’s first Craft Spirit Tasting room that is remotely located from the manufacturing parent company located in Kingman, Arizona. The location in Kingman is also open to the public for tours and tastings. The tasting and cocktail room in Cottonwood features Arizona made craft spirits; four rums […]

EF Productions

Local non profit community theater providing quality wholesome family entertainment.

Enjoy the Verde River this Spring

Now that Spring has definitely set in with temperatures in the high 70s, it is a great time to enjoy one of Sedona Verde Valley’s jewels, the Verde River. The Verde River is one of Arizona’s only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. It’s an excellent place […]

February Events in Sedona Verde Valley

February 2: 1st Friday in the Galleries Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a lively evening of openings, special guests and artist’s receptions during 1st Friday in the Galleries on February 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. All guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more information on the SGA and a […]

Four unique ways to discover Sedona Verde Valley wines and wineries

Whether you’re visiting Sedona Verde Valley as a couple or with some friends, we highly recommend that you add a visit to the local wineries to your itinerary. You’ll discover a destination rich in history, beauty, and learn about the production of exquisite Arizona wines. Thanks to growing publicity from locals, tourists, and wine aficionados […]

Free Admission to Arizona State Parks During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend

Celebrate Arizona’s Gold Medal Win for Best Managed State Park System in the Nation Governor Doug Ducey today announced that all Arizona State Parks & Trails will offer free admission during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, in celebration of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ recognition as the best-managed state park system in the […]

Gratitude in Sedona Verde Valley

It’s that time of year, Thanksgiving. While this year may be very different for all of us in terms of work, school, and home life, we have plenty to be thankful for and we’d like to share why that includes Sedona Verde Valley. Sedona Verde Valley is located in the heart of Arizona. It’s centrally […]

Ink Impression Tattoo

We are a locally family owned custom tattoo shop, and are dedicated to the art of tattooing & providing the most professional & comfortable service possible. We create unique tattoos meant only for each individual’s skin & taste. With many years’ experience in the valley, Levi & the crew of Ink Impression Tattoo will be […]

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Iron Horse Inn

The Iron Horse Inn was originally built as a motor court by the Edens family that owned the lumber company behind the motel. The structure of the motel was built in the 1930’s, with many changes throughout the years and several different owners. The most notable change was the enclosing of the motor court garages […]

Leave No Trace

Visiting Sedona Verde Valley is an exciting and often bucket list experience. There’s nothing like capturing that view you’ve been dreaming of and sharing the memories of the epic experience with friends and family online or in person. The only thing that can take away from that moment: when there’s garbage, feces, graffiti, or other […]

Little Moo’s Gourmet Market

Little Moo’s is a specialty food boutique that hand selects artisanal small batch products for their incredible flavors and creativity, their dedication to delivering the highest quality products and their innovative and fun packaging. Come discover your next food obsession in Old Town Cottonwood!

Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide non-profit organization that strengthens communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses in Arizona. We educate about the significant economic, civic, and cultural benefits of strong local economies.

Local Wineries

Ever wonder what passion tastes like? It’s easy enough to find out. Just travel the Verde Valley Wine Trail and discover a world of vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, shops and restaurants that are all part of the hearty wine culture taking root in the area.

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Menus to please the kids (and the parents!) in Sedona Verde Valley

Finding a kid-friendly restaurant when you’re traveling can be a pain, but Sedona Verde Valley has tons of options for going out with your little ones!  We reached out to restaurants across the region to ask what kids- and parents- love about their place. If you’re coming to Sedona Verde Valley with kids, here’s some places […]

Museum Shopping

The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums. Many of these have Museum Gift Shops – gifts that you may not find anywhere else. You dont need to pay admission just to shop and you can provide much needed support to these non-profit organizations in the process. The [...]

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Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging

We are the only Medical Thermal Imaging facility in the Verde Valley. Medical Thermal Imaging finds cancer and other conditions years before you have symptoms without radiation or touching the body. Making this PREVENTION IMAGING.

Not Just Papier

Art Studio/Gallery by appointment 928.300.8592 or [email protected] Papier Mache, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, Singer/Songwriter.

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Old Town Red Rooster Cafe

A great cafe in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood. Known for only using fresh ingredients, we are open seven days a week and serving breakfast and lunch. We specialize in comfort food with a twist of southwest. Our homemade soups are always a hit!!!

Pawz on Main

Pawz On Main is a unique pet store located in Old Town with a large selection of products for pets and their people too! You’ll find affordable canine/feline organic/all-natural pet nutrition and treats, gifts for animal lovers, pet collars, leads and other unique specialty items exclusive to Pawz.

Pursuing Passion on the Verde Valley Wine Trail

Ever wonder what passion tastes like? It’s easy enough to find out. Just travel the Verde Valley Wine Trail and discover a world of vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, shops and restaurants that are all part of the hearty wine culture taking root in the area. It begins with the boutique wineries huddled on rocky shoulders […]

Quilter’s Quarters & Bernina Too

Quilter’s Quarters is a full service quilting and sewing store with fabric, patterns, notions, books, and Bernina Sewing Machines. We hold classes and have a repair business for sewing machines.

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Red Geranium Boutique

The Red Geranium Boutique is an upscale clothing boutique in Old Town Cottonwood, AZ specializing in fine linen apparel and art driven accessories.

Spirit Rising Yoga & Healing

Spirit Rising Yoga offers yoga for every, any and all bodies. Specializing in alignment in flow, every class offers a healing space for heart and allowing the Spirit to dance through the body. Also offering cranial sacral, reiki, Thai massage and trauma release. Come on in, and let YOUR Spirit rise.

THAT brewery

THAT Brewery

THAT Brewery is for beer enthusiasts, foodies, nature fanatics, mountain bikers, hikers, sightseers, antique shoppers, families, home brewers and well, just about everyone! THAT Brewery craft brews are available in many local AZ hot spots but don’t miss out on the chance to see it all in action. We have two locations, our original location […]

Kayaking in Cottonwood Arizona

The End of Summer Means Verde River Days

Verde River Days marks the end of the summer season in Sedona Verde Valley. Every year, the weekend-long festivities take place on the last Saturday and Sunday of September. Verde River Days is packed with activities, food and refreshments, a Civil War reenactment and more. Entrance fees to Dead Horse Ranch Park are waived for […]

The Law Tigers & Main Stage Present: Miss TVR 2021 Pin-Up & Biker Babe Competition

The Law Tigers & Main Stage Present: Miss TVR 2021 Pin-Up & Biker Babe Competition This year’s Miss Thunder Valley Rally encompasses both the classic “Pin-Up” as well as the “Classic Biker Babe”. Girls will be competing for the title of Miss TVR 2021. The competition itself will be held at Main Stage Bar, 1 […]

The Ranch House Cottonwood

The Ranch House

Experience the down home welcome of The Ranch House on a beautiful private horse ranch. Surrounded by the magical mountain regions of Mingus and the Red Rocks of Sedona AZ. The Ranch House sits on a beautiful bluff overlooking the small quaint town of Cottonwood.

The Sustainability Alliance in Sedona Verde Valley

In today’s blog post, we highlight an organization that is working hard to make Sedona Verde Valley more sustainable. The Sustainability Alliance brings together non-profits in north/central Arizona that work towards a more sustainable community whether it’s through land use, transportation, energy, food, waste, water or energy/climate. Five non-profits coming together The Sustainability Alliance was […]

The Verde River Greenway

Enjoying an Arizona Treasure: The Verde River Greenway The Verde River Greenway State Natural Area sparkles and sings—sparkles with one of Arizona’s last free-flowing rivers and sings with its large population of nesting and migrating birds. More than 100 species of nesting and migrating song birds, raptors and waterfowl have been sighted along the greenway, […]

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Thunder Valley Rally Returns in September

Treat Mom to an Unforgettable Mother’s Day in Sedona Verde Valley

Mother’s Day coming up, so you just have a few weeks to plan the perfect celebration for mom in Sedona Verde Valley. Sure, brunch and flowers are always much appreciated but why not taking this opportunity to plan something truly unforgettable for your mom here in Sedona Verde Valley. Whether your mom is always looking […]

Verde Canyon Birding Trail

Verde River Valley Birding Trail Are you a migrant or are you a year-round visitor? Actually, that’s a bird question and if you are a birding enthusiast you understand it. Birds just love our Verde River Valley and it seems not to matter whether they spend their entire lives here or if they are passing […]

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