Approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix in the beautiful Verde Valley of central Arizona, Cottonwood is a city with a wealth of appealing attractions for visitors to enjoy. The city and its surroundings include canyons and creeks, black hills and red rocks, golden mesas, and lush riparian reserves—all of which make hotels in Cottonwood a fine choice for those who appreciate spending time in the great outdoors. Cottonwood offers ample recreation opportunities amid its scenic landscapes, and it also hosts historic Old Town—a delightful place to wander, shop, and dine.
Fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and you'll have a couple of ways to reach Cottonwood hotels. A rideshare van service operates between Cottonwood and the airport, and you can book a seat in advance of your flight. You can also travel by rental car. If you want to see the sights of Arizona's capital before or after your stay in Cottonwood, book one of the cheap hotels in Phoenix, and stay for a night or two. When you reach Cottonwood, you can go biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, or river rafting in the city's 423-acre Dead Horse Ranch State Park or the surrounding National Forest. The city's recreation center includes a leisure pool with a lazy river, water slide, and children's play area. A top nearby attraction is Jerome, the largest ghost town in America. This historic hilltop site once thrived upon the biggest copper mine in Arizona, and its appearance has remained largely unchanged for a century. Rent a car in Cottonwood, and you can add a day trip or overnight visit to the Grand Canyon to your itinerary.
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