Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Cottonwood, AZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $139 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Cottonwood. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find comfort with a Cottonwood cabin accommodation

Cottonwood will put you in one of the most comfortable climates in all of Arizona. It’s located well above the desert regions yet still below the snowy peaks, so temperate weather is prevalent all year long. When you rent one of the cabins in Sedona, you’ll find yourself with convenient access to the outdoors and a vibrant community offering scenic hikes and high-end restaurants in equal measure. For a truly refined experience, you can visit one of the local wineries for a tasting and tour of a sprawling vineyard.

 
Things to do

From historic mines to the freshest wines

Immerse yourself in Cottonwood's mining history on Main Street in picturesque Old Town, or head to the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town in nearby Jerome. The Verde Canyon Railroad offers restored vintage train rides. Preserved cliff dwellings of the Sinagua tribes can be found at Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle. A Cottonwood vacation rental also puts you on the vibrant Verde Valley Wine Trail (be sure to bring your designated driver so you can fully indulge). You'll find plenty of tasting rooms right in town if you need a break between your historical tours.

Activities

Nature is fully alive at Dead Horse Ranch

The heart of outdoor activity in Cottonwood is Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Set on the Verde River, the magnificent park offers everything from hiking, fishing, and camping, to ecotours and birdwatching festivals. For more birdwatching, head to Red Rock State Park, where you'll also find wildlife walking trails and some great picnic spots. Mingus Mountain offer hang gliding and mountain biking. There's also plenty of golf, plus performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts. End your day with some unforgettable cowboy dinner theater and Western-themed shopping at Blazin' M Ranch.

Weather

Pack the sunscreen for those blazing Arizona rays

There's no way around it – summers in Cottonwood are hot, hot, hot. Pack light if you're heading to your Cottonwood vacation rental between June and August, when high temperature are routinely in the upper 90s, if not the triple digits. Things are much milder in the winter months of December to February, when highs are pleasantly in the 50s and 60s (but can dip below freezing at night, so bring a warm coat). As for that umbrella, it's relatively dry year round, with little rain and even less snow.

Natural features

There's more than just green in the Verde Valley

Verde may mean green in Spanish, but the towering red rocks that surround Cottonwood and the neighboring towns are anything but. The reasoning behind the name starts to become clear when you get to the Verde River Greenway, a lush oasis that's home to verdant trees and a large migratory bird population. Several creeks feed the river as it winds its way through picturesque canyons and mountainous terrain. Further afield, the Black Hills and Mingus Mountain dominate the landscape, chock-full of hiking trails that offer spectacular views.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cottonwood

The nearest airport is in Flagstaff Pulliam Field (FLG), located 33.6 mi (54 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Prescott, AZ (PRC-Prescott Municipal), which is 24.1 mi (38.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. It's time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood: For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cottonwood vacation rental for you.

  • Williams Hunt/fish/golf/relax Getaway is a hit with guests. Around 35 miles from Cottonwood, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including coffee and tea making facilities and golf.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at Renovated Cozy Cabin In Pine - Bring Your Pups. Located around 40 miles from the heart of Cottonwood, it has 2 bedrooms and features an oven and a TV.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood?

For a different kind of vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Cottonwood. We'll warn you though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be hard to resist!

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Un - Tiny Home". This getaway in Kachina Village packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a microwave oven and an electric kettle.
  • "Tiny House Quiet, Pine Trees, Private" offers plenty of conveniences, including nearby ecotour services and a stovetop. Located in Flagstaff, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Cottonwood?

Pick a charming log cabin from the many scattered in or near Cottonwood and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, drink in hand, sitting next to a crackling fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Hidden Hollow Log Cabin + Kid's Treehouse - B": Enjoy a few days resting and relaxing at this great cabin in nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy cycling or horse riding, which are among the fun things to do in this area.
  • "Authentic Log Cabin, 1. 25 Acres": After a big day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as kayaking and hiking and biking, head back home to this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cottonwood?

Nothing tops squeezing in a quick trip to revive your spirits. Pack your overnight bag and settle into one of these sought-after weekend getaways in and near Cottonwood:

  • "Perfect Uptown Location, Views" is a top option around 17 miles northeast of central Cottonwood. You'll never have to wander far to find something interesting to do around this retreat. Get out and visit Pinewood Country Club and Ashurst Lake. Activities like kayaking and skiing will add a nice finishing touch to your weekend trip.
  • "Casual Elegance /fantastic Floorplan Awesome West Sedona" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 14 miles northeast of Cottonwood, use it as a base to enjoy some skiing or fishing. Stoneman Lake and Cathedral Rock should also be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cottonwood?

Experience the culture of Cottonwood from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're planning to kick back on your own or paint the town red with pals, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in and around Cottonwood:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Comfortable, Cozy Suite". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and features amenities including WiFi and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Special July/august 20% From 302" is another appealing choice. Make yourself at home and enjoy the use of free toiletries, mountain views and more.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Cottonwood. Cultural sights like Young Museum and Myra's Art Gallery will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cottonwood?

Yes, you can! Vrbo's short-term rentals in Cottonwood are a great alternative to a humdrum hotel room. Offering many creature comforts of home, you'll easily be able to shift into vacation mode the second you arrive. Try these terrific rentals on for size:

  • Situated not far from the center of Cottonwood, "Renovated Cozy Cabin In Pine - Bring Your Pups" is perfect for a short-term stay. Use it as a base to visit nearby attractions such as Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.
  • Or maybe "Tonto Creek Mountain Cabin - Great Views - Hot Tub And Wifi" is more your style. Explore nearby sights such as Rim Country Museum during the day and then kick back in your comfy digs at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cottonwood?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your other half off for a couple of days at one of these top escapes in or near Cottonwood:

  • Put on some relaxing music and slow dance the nights away at "Charmer By The Chapel Views • Hot Tub • Fire Pit". Around 16 miles from Cottonwood, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "Private Creek Front - In Heart Of Sedona On A 4 Acre Orchard Steps To Oak Creek". Located 17 miles from Cottonwood, beauty services and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A wide array of amenities including a lake view and a water view make "Beautiful Lake View Cabin Near Flagstaff" a group favorite. This spacious property has 2 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. From the heart of Cottonwood, it's around 25 miles away to the northeast.
  • "Cabin - As Seen On Tv - Enjoy The Pines In A Hot Tub" is another fantastic option. It's around 30 miles to the northeast of Cottonwood, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and an oven are just a couple of things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cottonwood?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Cottonwood and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Remodeled 3bd/2bth Treetop House". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a smart TV.
  • Otherwise, recharge your batteries at "Cozy House 100 M² + Private Pool". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a dining table and a kitchen.

Not sure what the weather is like in Cottonwood? It has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Cottonwood vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cottonwood?

Whether you're escaping with a small group or you're taking your cousins, aunts and uncles along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Cottonwood have space for everybody — as well as everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Make your catch-up one to remember at "Private Creek Front - In Heart Of Sedona On A 4 Acre Orchard Steps To Oak Creek". This pad has 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 guests and comes with a range of amenities, including a garden and books. It's around 17 miles northeast of Cottonwood.
  • "Beautiful Villa With Scenic Views", around 15 miles to the east of central Cottonwood, was also made for family vacations. As many as 8 of your relatives or friends can fit into this property which offers 3 bedrooms, beach sun loungers, a fridge and more.

If you'd like to visit some family-friendly attractions nearby, Mcfadden Peak Lookout is a great day out for young and old.