Destination guide

Wilderness, history, and wildlife in Williams

Williams vacation rentals are the perfect place to immerse yourself in this historical town. This town isn’t called the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” for nothing! Take a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway, shop along Historic Route 66, or ski down the snow-covered slopes in winter. Go wild like never before with a day out to the Bearizona Wildlife Park or sit back, relax and pause for thought in Arizona’s pine country. Whatever you decide to do, Williams will make you go “wow!”

Things to do

Williams is beary exciting

One of the biggest attractions in Williams in the Bearizona Wildlife Park. 160 acres of Ponderosa Pine Forest await you as you drive through the park and see the bears, wolves and bison in the wild. Stroll through “Fort Bearizona” and gaze at the baby bear cubs or, if visiting with younger children, stop by the petting zoo. Grab a map from the Visitor Center and immerse yourself in Route 66 history with a self-guided tour of the area. Stop in at one of the many cafes full of memorabilia for a hot cup of coffee or search for a souvenir in the neon-signed boutiques lining the streets.


Great and grand outdoors in Williams

When you book Williams vacation rentals, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Get closer to nature with fishing in one of the area’s 7 fishing lakes. Or, hike, mountain bike and horseback ride through the Kaibab National Forest that surrounds this town. Want to see even more wilderness? Book a trip on the Grand Canyon Railway and you’ll be whisked through the pines to the infamous Grand Canyon. If you visit in winter when it snows, you will get to see a different side of Williams on top of skis, a sled or even snowshoes!


Four seasons in Williams

There are four distinct seasons here, so Williams vacation rentals are great places to book all year round. Arizona is known for being hot, but this town has more of a cool-summer Mediterranean climate. Summers often see temperature highs of around 85°F and you can expect to see around 266 days of sunshine per year. For snow sports fans, winter is an excellent time to visit as Williams transforms into a winter wonderland. With average January lows of 20°F and 71 inches of snow, you’re sure to have some seriously great fun on the slopes in Williams.

Natural features

There’s never too much nature in Williams

Camp in the Kaibab National Forest that surrounds the town to really experience the Arizona wilderness. Bears do live in these woods so make sure to be on your guard at all times! Extending from the south of Williams is the Sycamore Canyon—Arizona’s second largest canyon. With 11.3 miles of trails mostly accessible only on foot or horseback, you can truly feel a part of nature here. The Parson’s Trail will lead you through the desert where you may spy black bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Williams

The nearest airport is in Flagstaff, AZ (FLG-Flagstaff Pulliam Field), located 30 mi (48.4 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 35.6 mi (57.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Williams Depot.

How many vacation rentals are available around Williams?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 196 vacation rentals around Williams. From 43 cabin rentals to 116 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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 Williams:

  • West Sedona: 610 vacation rentals
  • Uptown Sedona: 157 vacation rentals
  • Swiss Manor: 46 vacation rentals
  • Baderville: 24 vacation rentals
  • Ponderosa Trails: 137 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 Williams?

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

  • Arizona Snowbowl: 691 vacation rentals
  • Forest Highlands Golf Club: 1,396 vacation rentals
  • Bearizona: 139 vacation rentals
  • Seven Canyons Golf Club: 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Northern Arizona University: 675 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Williams 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 Williams?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 43 Cabins in Williams. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Williams include:

  • Houses: 116 rentals available
  • Cottages: 43 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 43 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Williams?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Williams. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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