Experience a true life blast from the past when you stay at the Cottonwood Hotel in Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Walk the same halls and stay in the same rooms where American legends such as John Wayne, Gail Russell and Mae West stayed, along with renown 'Roaring Twenties' spiritualist lecturers, psychics, bootlegger kings and prohibition-era gangsters. One thing is for sure, the Cottonwood Hotel is a must visit for any Arizona history lover. The Cottonwood Hotel is the oldest known business in Cottonwood and has had the same name and location for almost 100 years. Renovations on this historic building began in 1996 and the hotel has been able to upgrade to the modern amenities guests need, while still being able to keep history alive and present in this beautiful building. One way the hotel manages to preserve its past is by employing a knowledgeable and friendly staff that is on hand to answer any questions. If you are looking for a good story I would advise asking about Joe Hall, the old bootlegging king of Arizona, or the fire bell and the great fire of 1925.
Currently the Cottonwood Hotel has eight different sized units available for vacationers. Each unit is uniquely named and decorated to fit the historical theme of the town. The largest unit can comfortably accommodate five guests and there is even a pet friendly suite if you like to travel with you furry friends. The Cottonwood Hotel is the only hotel in Historic Old Town that boasts a large outdoor balcony where guests can enjoy looking out at the events on Main Street or gaze at the Sedona red rock.
One of the best things about the Cottonwood Hotel is its proximity to most of the attractions Cottonwood has to offer. The famous Verde Valley Wine Trail is just a stones throw from your door, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is right around the corner for all of your outdoor interest and the dining options in Old Town Cottonwood are incomparable.
Next time you plan a trip to the Verde Valley immerse yourself in the history and charm of the Cottonwood Hotel. Discover the stories and artifacts yourself at this unique historical destination. For more information on making reservations visit their website or call 928-634-9455. Don't miss your chance to stay where John Wayne stayed!