Destination guide

From forests to festivals, Flagstaff knows how to have fun

Nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona and surrounded by the dense Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff offers an ideal landscape for a host of recreational activities. The town also serves as a popular home base for a host of nearby national parks and landmarks. But you don't have to be the outdoorsy type to book a Flagstaff vacation rental. Home to popular festivals, a world-renowned observatory, and the Northern Arizona University campus, Flagstaff welcomes cerebral types in search of educational institutions. No matter your reason for coming to Flagstaff, you're bound to leave with a smile on your face.

Things to do

Search for beauty, from the highest stars to a canyon floor

Science takes center stage at the Lowell Observatory, where you can peer through telescopes and see exhibits on the solar system. The Museum of Northern Arizona covers a variety of topics, examining everything from ecology to the cultural landscape of the Colorado Plateau. If you really want to reach back into the region's history, visit Wupatki National Monument, home to the dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo people. Looking for an escape to nature? Treat yourself to a leisurely stroll through the 200-acre Arboretum at Flagstaff, or make the 90-minute drive to the majestic beauty of Grand Canyon National Park.

Activities

It's not all downhill (skiing) from here

Right outside the door of your Flagstaff vacation rental you'll find a region ripe for adventure. The Arizona Snowbowl offers a variety of trails for skiers and a terrain park for snowboarders. Flagstaff also caters to outdoor enthusiasts with its network of hiking, running, and biking trails. Prefer to exercise your mind? The city's artistic side shines at its numerous festivals, covering topics from movies and books, and by boasting its own light opera company and symphony orchestra. Music fills the air during the outdoor summer concerts or whenever a band hits the stage at the historic 1911 Orpheum Theater.

Weather

Flagstaff's forecast: snow, snow, and more snow!

Booking a Flagstaff vacation rental for the winter? While daytime highs hover around the 40s, the town gets pummeled with around 100 inches of powder annually. January through March is particularly snowy, with up to 20 inches of snow each month. Daytime highs in the spring and fall stay in the comfortable 50s and 60s, but evening temperatures can dip below freezing. Early summers in Flagstaff are typically warm, sunny, and dry with highs in the 70s and 80s, while late summers, particularly July and August, see an increase in rainfall.

Natural features

Volcanoes, forests, and bears—anything goes in Flagstaff!

Flagstaff offers a remarkably pristine scenery, as the San Francisco Peaks, a rugged, volcanic mountain range, rise in the north, including the 12,633-foot Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona. The Ponderosa Pines of Coconino National Forest lie directly to the east and offer a lush landscape filled with canyons, small lakes, creeks, and streams. The lush forest is also home to such wildlife as horned toads, blue herons, and bald eagles, but keep a watchful eye for black bears and mountain lions. The famous red rocks of Sedona are just 50 minutes to the south of Flagstaff.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Flagstaff

Fly into Flagstaff, AZ (FLG-Flagstaff Pulliam Field), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Sedona, AZ (SDX), which is 25.3 mi (40.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Flagstaff Station.

Where to stay around Flagstaff, AZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 867 vacation rentals near Flagstaff. From 201 Cabins to 428 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Flagstaff for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Flagstaff?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Flagstaff:

  • Baderville: 31 vacation rentals
  • Fort Valley Estates: 36 vacation rentals
  • Coconino Estates: 65 vacation rentals
  • Ponderosa Trails: 136 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Hill: 72 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Flagstaff?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Flagstaff. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Arizona Snowbowl: 662 vacation rentals
  • Forest Highlands Golf Club: 1,383 vacation rentals
  • Northern Arizona University: 649 vacation rentals
  • Arboretum at Flagstaff: 856 vacation rentals
  • Humphreys Peak: 692 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Flagstaff listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Flagstaff?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 201 Cabins in Flagstaff. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Flagstaff include:

  • Houses: 428 rentals available
  • Cottages: 201 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 105 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Flagstaff?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 146 vacation rentals with pool available in Flagstaff. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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