Welcome to Flagstaff and Northern Arizona
Flagstaff is the perfect base for exploring the fascinating archaeology, geology and adventure playground of Northern Arizona. From ancient ruins, unbelievable 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 to pick you up and 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 European 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
Walnut Canyon National Monument- 7 miles east of Flagstaff off I-40. Beautiful scenery as well as Native American cave ruins. WalnutCanyon.gov
Lowell Observatory- on West Santa Fe Ave. 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.
If you decide to dine out rather than prepare 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.
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.
For more ideas of what to do while in Flagstaff visit the Flagstaff Visitor Center website or drop in to the Flagstaff Visitor Center itself located on historic Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff.