Welcome to Flagstaff and Northern Arizona
Flagstaff is the perfect base for exploring the fascinating archeaology, geology and adventure playground of Northern Arizona. From ancient ruins, unbelieveable canyons to high mountain activities Northern Arizona has it all. And the ambient temperatures year round are quite comfortable without sacrificing a true 4 season climate.
We recommend the following tours, attractions, adventures and scenic vistas.
Grand Canyon Tours- Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their tour with AngelsGateTours.com They will stop by your cottage and pick you up and then then drop you off after the tour. For those who would rather not drive to the canyon or fight the crowds, but have an experienced guide show all the important sights as well as some that would be missed on a self-tour, check this one out!!
Grand Canyon National Park- One of the seven wonders of the world, it is just 75 miles from your doorstep. GrandCanyon.gov
Pioneer Museum/Arizona Historical SocietyTwo miles from downtown Flagstaff, this compound reviews the history of our region's first white settlers. A working blacksmith and other demonstrations take place quite often.
Sunset Crater & Wupatki National Monuments- 20 miles northeast of Flagstaff off highway 89. Lava cone craters and well-preserved Native American pueblo ruins. SunsetCrater.gov & WupatkiNationalMonument.gov
Meteor Crater- Forget the movies and see the result of the "real thing". Just 40 miles east of Flagstaff on I-40. MeteorCrater.com
Lowell Observatory- on Route 66 (also called a Santa Fe). This is where in 1930 the planet (we still believe it's a planet!!!) Pluto was discovered. Tours, lectures, slide show and stargazing are available. LowellObservatory.edu
Museum of Northern Arizona- less than 1 mile from our inn - exhibits on the history, anthropology and culture of indigenous Native Americans. Great gift shop and book store. MuseumofNorthernArizona.org
Riordan Mansion State Park- near Northern Arizona University, this is an excellent example of the Arts & Crafts Movement in architecture that housed the Riordan families, some of Flagstaff's founding fathers. RiordanMansion
- Golfing - For information on golf courses in and around Flagstaff, check out this site: TheGolfCourses.net
- Skiing - For crosscountry skiing: FlagstaffNordicCenter.com
- For downhill: ArizonaSnowbowl.com which has their summer activities listed also.
Walnut Canyon National Monument- 7 miles east of Flagstaff off I-40. Beautiful scenery as well as Native American cave ruins. WalnutCanyon.gov
If you decide to dine out rather than preparing your own meals in our fully equipped kitchen facilities you can select from a variety of family friendly pizza parlors to gourmet restaurants located in Flagstaff.
Visit TheMenuPlease.com for reviews, menus and locations.
If you just want to kick back and relax and not do the tourist thing, you can visit quaint shops, antique emporiums and great restaurants in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. And since there are over 300 days of sunshine a year in Flagstaff, many outside activities are available such as golf, tennis, hiking, mountain biking to name just a few.
AND for more ideas of what to do while in Flagstaff visit the website for the Flagstaff Visitor Center while on line or the Visitor Center itself if you are already in the area.