A great area for families with kids.  There is a fun tubing hill and it is much less busy than Snowbowl.

Snowbowl (just north of Flagstaff)
Arizona's premier ski and snowboarding area.

Wing Mountain Snow Play Area  (just north of Flagstaff)
A fun, organized place for sledding and snow play.  There are restrooms, concessions, sled rentals, etc.

Crowley Pit Snow Play Area (just north of Flagstaff)
A fun place to go for sledding and snow play.  They are more likely to have snow when other areas, closer to the Cottage, do not.
Winter attractions

Polar Express (Williams)

Experience the magic of The Polar Express based on the classic story by Chris Van Allsberg.  Great for kids!

Be transported to Santa's workshop where you'll see where all the magic happens!  Great for kids!

Oak Hill Sledding Area (15 min from the Cottage)
A great area for families with kids.  There is no skiing here, just tubing and sledding.

(30 minutes)

(70 minutes)


Drive through wildlife park.  Good for kids.

Historic Route 66

Historic route 66 is rich with history, old fashioned soda fountains, classic cars, and fun!

Lowell Observatory

Interesting exhibits during the day.  Viewing through their telescope at night.  Good for kids.

A historic treasure of Arizona.  Built in 1904, this Arts & Crafts style 13,000 square foot home is filled with original artifacts, Stickley furniture and many other personal items from the Riordan families.

Remarkable rock formations and cliff dwellings from the Sinagua Indians.  Good for kids.

Owners: Emily & Brian Locke v emily@elkmeadowcottage.com v 623-337-1791

Elk Meadow Cottage

(25 minutes)

Scenic Drive 

The scenery in Sedona is simply breathtaking.  The easiest way to view all of the natural wonders is by taking a scenic drive.   Our favorite is 89A off of I-17.  The Red Rock Scenic Byway is also amazing.

A wonderfully fun adventure during the summer months.  You can slide down slick natural water chutes or wade and sun along the creek.

Travel to the Grand Canyon in style aboard the Grand Canyon Railway.  Day trips available or stay over night at the Grand Canyon before taking the train back to Williams.

During the summer months there are free concerts on Thursdays evenings, movies on Saturdays, and an Artisan market on Sundays.

Snowbowl (just north of Flagstaff)
Fun activities all year round.  Great skiing and snowboarding in the winter.  Scenic chair lift rides for 70 mile views and hiking trails.