Historic Cottonwood Hotel near Jerome AZ (5.5 miles) in Old Town Cottonwood AZ
Jerome is known for haunted hotels...
If you like sleeping with ghosts in a haunted hotel, many stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel. It was once a hospital, where lots of people died. Don't forget to dine at their restaurant called the Asylum. Jerome Arizona hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns fill up fast. The historic Cottonwood Hotel 'Specialty Lodging' is the next best alternative place to stay and is the closest accommodations near Jerome, just down the hill (5.5 miles). Located in Old Town, Cottonwood. Cottonwood is a more centralized location when traveling to the heart of the Verde Valley. The Cottonwood Hotel has been serving Cottonwood, Jerome, Clarkdale, Cornville and Sedona since 1917.
Jerome is a fun, artsy and touristy community. Historic homes and old buildings cling to the edge of the narrow winding scenic State Route/Historic 89A going up and over Mingus Mountain to Prescott. Once a copper mining town during its heyday, Jerome later became a ghost town. Today it is a bustling tourist district. There are a couple of winery wine tasting rooms, great shops, a fine selection of galleries and restaurants. The Spirit Room is a popular place.
I always recommend exploring their most popular event, the 1st Saturday of the month, Art Walk. You can print out the Jerome Art Walk brochure HERE.
Jerome Gold King Mine
Jerome is well worth the visit. It is rich with history. The awesome panoramic views off the cliff sides are every photographers dream.
The Gold King Mine Museum is a very interesting place to visit. Make sure to get Pedro the mule to talk to you. He's a real character. You just gotta' love him!
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Historic 89a Drive up to Jerome from Cottonwood
Views of Cottonwood & the Verde Valley from Jerome