Sedona is a stunning and magical place to visit, but it isn’t the only red rock town around, nor is it the only town in which we at Sedona.Org offer properties to rent. The Village of Oak Creek, named after the babbling creek that runs through the region; the Biggest Little Town in Arizona, also known as Cottonwood; and the town in which the homes we are discussing today reside in, Clarkdale; all of these places offer small-town charms, stunning views, and also happen to be on the Verde Valley Wine Trail, ensuring that you will be able to enjoy the silky taste of Arizona-grown wines! Clarkdale began as most small towns do, in a humble manner, built to be the company town for the United Verde Copper Mine, which also makes it the state’s first master planned community, and although the copper mine closed decades ago, it still thrives as a quiet place to raise families and a great vacation destination town filled with history. It is actually the home to another favorite Arizona attraction, the Verde Canyon Railroad. And because you need somewhere to stay when exploring this idyllic town, Clarkdale is also a home base for some of our small-town sanctuaries, Clarkdale vacation rentals that we want to spend a little time talking about today!
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Welcome to Clarkdale
It may be a small town with a population of just over 4600, but you don’t have to worry about blinking and missing it, in part due to the large stucco sign that announces you have arrived. Paying homage to the history of our copper town, this sign offers a relief of the Verde Canyon Railroad, the arched front of the Public Works building, and the mountains that surround it, inviting guests to take a pause on their journeys and explore more of what it offers. Our houses for rent in Clarkdale AZ are family homes, designed to blend into the environment and make guests feel welcomed, and as you step inside for the first time, you will also feel at home.
Light streams through oversized windows that may frame mountain views or desert landscape, as the town combines the best of both worlds. Step into living rooms anchored by plush sofas and take a few minutes to rest, perhaps turning on the state of the art television placed in perfect viewing position of the sofa or just to soak in the peaceful vibe of the space. An open concept floor plan is the most likely design style of your vacation sanctuary, and as you sit under a whirring ceiling fan, watching the way the light plays on art pieces, (many of which may offer tastes of copper in homage to our humble beginnings) wall colors, and the different furniture in each space, you may notice that the noises in your brain begin to quiet. You begin to see the possibilities of comfort, fun, and relaxation, noticing that overstuffed chair placed where the lighting is best would be an awesome reading spot or that the dining room table tucked away in the windowed alcove off the kitchen offers enough seats so that your entire traveling party can gather around it for meals, game playing sessions, or family meetings each evening as you discuss which Sedona area activity you want to participate in the next day!
The kitchens of our Clarkdale rentals are cheerful rooms filled with modern conveniences that include updated appliances and breakfast bars where that first bowl of cereal promises to taste the best each morning! Of course, if cooking is the last thing on your mind during this laidback Arizona adventure, you can just use the space for brewing coffee and keeping the wine you purchased from the Chateau Tumbleweed Winery & Tasting Room perfectly chilled, and breakfast and lunch can be grabbed at Violette’s Bakery Café on Main Street in downtown. There is no judgment on how you spend your vacation time with Sedona.Org, just a sincere hope that it fills your soul with peace and comfort!
Time to Play
Even as you spend many hours touring the countryside in colorful jeeps, dipping in and out of shops in Sedona, even conducting a culinary tour of the Southwest, there will be a huge part of you that just wants to go “home” and play! Our havens of peace and fun in Clarkdale offer as many ways to play as they do to relax and when your day’s adventures have been completed, slide open glass doors and step out on to patios where serene vistas and multiple opportunities to relax and play await. Patios and balconies will be furnished with comfy outdoor seating, inviting guests to sink in with a glass of wine and raise a toast to the Arizona sunset, a display that will take your breath away. Dining tables and barbecue grills encourage al fresco meals, and swimming pools and hot tubs (available in some, but not all our properties) will give you a cool way to frolic and a warm way to relax at the end of your long day. Surrounded by desert or offering mountain vistas that peek over fenced-in yards, (ideal for our pet friendly escapes) you may even catch a glimpse of some of the red rocks that makes Sedona one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world!
We’ve mentioned the Verde Canyon Railroad, and normally we would reserve this space for discussing the wonders of our houses for rent in Clarkdale AZ, but the railroad deserves to be explored a little further. Offering a variety of tours of the area, the fall rides through the colorful trees are always popular, but their special event rides will enhance your Clarkdale vacation experience! A haunted train car at Halloween, a ride to the North Pole at Christmas, and summer starlight and moonlight rides are ones you will never forget. The Chocolate Lover’s Special takes place over Valentine’s Day, and the Easter Bunny Express adds an endearing new twist to your holiday celebrations that your littles will talk about for years to come. There’s always something special going on the rails of Clarkdale, so check out what they offer during your upcoming adventures!
You’ve played hard these days of your unforgettable Arizona getaway, and when the sun falls behind the mountains, you will be more than ready for a good night’s sleep, something Sedona.Org is proud to provide for you. Our bedrooms are spacious, serene, and designed to give everyone the best night’s sleep of all, and when you slide between silky soft linens, grab the book you have been reading off the nightstand, or turn on the television in the bedrooms that offer that modern convenience, sleep will not be far off! If sleep doesn’t come that easy, some of our Clarkdale vacation rentals may provide deep tubs, perfect for soaking, sipping chardonnay, and savoring the quiet moments. Others may have bubbling hot tubs on the back porches, and as you submerge yourself in the warm waters, stare up at the night sky glittering with stars, you will soon discover that sleep is not that far off. Waking up feeling ready for whatever new adventures your escape to Arizona brings is just another amenity offered by Sedona.Org. Reserve your favorite escape today!