Montezuma Well is among the most fascinating area attractions nearest to the hotel. This natural limestone sinkhole is fed by an underground spring with approximately 1.5 million gallons of water per day. Sinagua cliff dwellings line the rim of the Well. Remains of several pithouses can be found near the Well. As there is limited shade around the Well site, it is best to visit in the earlier morning hours to make the most of your outdoor fun exploration.
Petroglyph and Archaeology sites can be found throughout the Verde Valley, but Beaver Creek has some of the best sites in Arizona. The V-Bar-V Ranch, Montezuma Castle, and Montezuma Well National Monuments are among some of the most interesting and well preserved sites in Northern Arizona, right here in our backyard, minutes away from the hotel! The V-Bar-V is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, consisting of 1,032 petroglyphs on 13 panels created by the Sinaqua.
Montezuma Castle is one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Occupied by the prehistoric Sinaqua Indians between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. Although just a couple of miles as the crow flies from the hotel, this National Monument is accessed via Camp Verde's most northern exit off I-17. These area attractions offer great opportunities for outdoor fun while learning of the area's ancient civilizations.
Among some of the community's lesser-known area attractions, Sycamore Park is just half a mile away from the hotel, providing public access to Wet Beaver Creek in Lake Montezuma. Visitors can use the covered pavilions and fire pits for outdoor fun cookouts and picnics with family and friends in the park.
Beaver Creek Inn is less than half a mile from Wet Beaver Creek at Sycamore Park. The creek at this point is good for creek walking, quiet meditation or just taking a quick splash to cool off in warm summer months. A short walk from the hotel, this Wet Beaver Creek public access point delivers opportunities for peaceful relaxation and uncongested outdoor fun.
Wildlife is among our most valued area attractions. Take a brief walk from the hotel to Lake Montezuma and catch a beautiful Arizona sunset while feeding the many birds, ducks, geese, and swans that call the lake their home. Often times, herds of deer can be seen stolling to the lake to get a cool drink without fear of human intervention.
Lions and tigers and bears - Oh Yes - and much more. Just about 10 minutes from the hotel, a wildlife adventure park and zoo for all ages await you. Get a great educational experience, mixed with family excitement and entertainment. Among Out of Africa Wildlife Park area attractions are it's adventurous Zip Line runs, Tiger Splash shows and African Safari park tours. The park is open daily, rain or shine for guaranteed outdoor fun.
Some of the best horseback riding, boarding, and equestrian centers can be found just minutes away from the hotel. For great outdoor fun and riding adventures, we are happy to guide you to the many equestrian area attractions offered in the Verde Valley. Among them are the M Diamond Ranch and AAA in Rimrock, and several facilities located in Camp Verde, Cornville, and Village of Oak Creek, all within 10 miles of the hotel.
The Sedona Wolf Sanctuary, formally the Medicine Wheel Wolf Sanctuary, has raised and rescued several types of wolves over the years. The Sanctuary offers lessons on wolf behavior and the history of each wolf in addition to their "medicine" and healing energy. Visitors are allowed to go into their habitat and interact with them. Visits by appointment only. The Sanctuary is located 3 miles from the hotel and 1/2 mile from the Luna Vista Ranch private VIP western event venue.
There are literally dozens of trails in and around Rimrock. The Beaver Creek Inn provides up-to-date hiking and ATV trail maps and information for your planning and safety. While Sedona hiking trails are among the the valley's most favored area attractions, many less populated trails exists to maximize your outdoor fun and sense of adventure. The Wickiup Mesa Trail is the closest to the hotel, offering spectacular views of the Verde Valley. Popular trails in the Beaver Creek area include the Bell Trail, Apache Maid Trail, and Walker Basin Trail, with their trailheads nearby.
The "Crack" at Wet Beaver Creek in the Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness Area is just under 13 miles from the hotel. For great outdoor fun, check out the Coconino National Forest Beaver Creek Picnic and Day Use area, both having excellent swimming hole spots without the crowds of nearby Sedona. Both are refreshing area attractions during the hotter summer months in the Verde Valley.
Take a canoe or inflatable kayak adventure tour down the Verde River with experienced tour guides from Sedona Adventure Tours. If river tours are not your thing, then schedule one of several jeep tours offered by Red Rock Western Jeep Tours or Pink Jeep Tours. Our hotel front desk associates are happy to reserve your spot on one of the many tours highlighting our area attractions.
More than 20 wine-tasting rooms are located throughout the Verde Valley including Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Cornville-Page Springs, and Sedona. Wineries, vineyards and wine-tasting is now the Verde Valley's fastest growing industry and area attractions. As drinking and driving don't mix, the hotel is happy to help you arrange for tour guides or designated drivers for a safe and enjoyable start and end to your tasting adventure.
The Verde Valley is host to a number of wineries and vineyards, becoming one of Sedona's Verde Valley fastest-growing area attractions. The closest ones in proximity to the hotel are located in our neighboring communities of Cornville/Page Springs and Camp Verde. In Camp Verde, be sure to visit Alcantara, Salt Mine Wine and Clear Creek Winery. The Page Springs area features Page Springs Cellars, Oak Creek Vineyards, Javelina Leap and DA Ranch.
If wine is not your thing, the Verde Valley now offers several breweries (most with restaurants), located within a 30-minute drive from the hotel. The Verde Brewing Company, located in Camp Verde, is a Farm - to - Mug Brewery creating handcrafted beers with local ingredients grown in the Verde Valley. The 20 year old Oak Creek Brewing Company, located in Sedona's Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and Cottonwood's THAT Brewery and the Belfry Brewery are newer area attractions serving food and beer.
Local performers can be found playing at events, pubs and restaurants throughout the Verde Valley, including those located in Rimrock, Cornville, Page Springs and Camp Verde. Sedona also offers an array of lounge venues featuring live entertainment.
Voted the #1 Casino in Northern Arizona several years running, Cliff Castle offers fun for all ages. In addition to 24/7 gaming, you'll find a bowling alley, Kids Quests, 4 restaurants and state of the art music and concert venues.
The Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino offers first rate live entertainment every weekend with no cover charge. In addition to Dragonfly, the Casino features a large concert pavilion, hosting national and international acts several times throughout the year.