WeekendZona starts getaway packages

Join Local First Arizona founder Kimber Lanning on a special overnight tour of Old Town Cottonwood on Monday, October 22nd! Limited to ten people, this tour will guide you to some of the amazing spots that Local First loves in Cottonwood. The tour begins with check-in at the Tavern Hotel, which includes a Welcome Drink at the adjoining Tavern Grille.  Following check-in, the group will enjoy wine tastings at Pillsbury Wine Company, Burning Tree Cellars and The Wine Cellar in Old Town Cottonwood, all walking distance from the Tavern Hotel & Grille.  Dinner will be across the street at Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab Restaurant followed by live music at Crema Café and breakfast Tuesday at Crema Café.

“Arizonan's spend billions every year vacationing in California and we here at Local First Arizona believe vacationing IN Arizona is a more rewarding experience and it also keeps more money in the state's economy. And if you haven't been to Cottonwood lately, you don't know what you're missing.” says Lanning.

The cost to attend is $149 single / $199 double plus tax. Since space is limited & the price is so low, a lottery for reservations was created. Sign up for the Haunted Group VIP eClub newsletter to join the lottery. You will be contacted October 9th if your name has been selected to join the tour. Payment will then be made to the Tavern Hotel by credit card. One lucky lottery entrant will WIN this trip – winner will be notified October 9.  For information on the tour and to sign up for the lottery and chance to win a FREE Trip visit www.thehauntedgroup.com

Join us for a very fun time in Cottonwood!

About the participating business:

Make sure to stop by Nic's for an exciting bite!

Eric & Michelle Jurrisin own the Tavern Hotel, the Tavern Grille and Nic’s, plus Grapes Restaurant and the Haunted Hamburger just up the hill in Jerome.  Michelle is an amazing hands-on chef who works side-by-side with the staff in all of their kitchens and she has created a very special four course menu exclusively for the tour.  The Haunted Hamburger was their first business in the Verde Valley, but the Haunted Group has grown to include four restaurants and one hotel with no signs of slowing down.

Crema Café is owned by Leta Hollon and Kelley Foy. The Café specializes in homemade gelato and sorbets as well as delicious breakfast and lunch items and coffees. They also host live music and fun events in their outdoor courtyard.

Pillsbury Wine Company is owned by Sam Pillsbury, who traded in movie making for wine making. Pillsbury’s wines are made completely with grapes from Southern Arizona and have received nationwide praise and awards.

Burning Tree Cellars specializes in small batch, meticulously maintained, boutique wines utilizing the finest available fruit sources, quality oak, and patience.

The Wine Cellar’s wine experts are happy to educate guests about wine and demonstrate wine tasting techniques. They feature Dionysian Cellars whose winemaker Darin Evans strives to create ultra-premium wines with respect to each wines unique personality.

About Cottonwood:

Cottonwood’s history includes Native American settlements, mining, farming, bootlegging and mercantile trades. Today is it known for outdoor recreation areas including Dead Horse State Park and the Verde River, scenic railroad tours with the Verde Canyon Railroad, close proximity to Arizona wine country and its year round temperate climate. Cottonwood’s Main Street includes many unique locally owned businesses including wine tasting rooms, vintage stores, home accessory shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

About WeekendZona:

Local First Arizona launched WeekendZona six months ago, which is a blog and video series showcasing the best of Arizona. View the video series that includes Old Town Cottonwood at www.weekendzona.com.