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Grand Canyon/ Williams/ Route 66 Historical Getaway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

We invite you to stay at our comfortable, inviting and newly renovated historic home, built in 1900. We are located in the historic residential district of the scenic mountain town of Williams, Arizona off the nostalgic route 66.

Our home is decorated with antique furnishings and items of the historic area. Our home comfortably sleeps 8, with 3 themed bedrooms. The Wild West Room hosts a queen size bed, the Scarlet Room, a full size bed, the Route 66 Room a trundle bed which converts into a king or 2 twin beds and the living room has a queen sofa hideabed. There are two full baths equipped with towels and basic amenities. The kitchen is equipped with both basic and small appliances, pantry amenities, full place settings, silverware, and cookware. Home features a comfortable living room and dining area, a small office with a library containing books and information on the Grand Canyon , historical Williams and Route 66 , Arizona and the Wild West.

Our home has an inviting veranda front porch for viewing the stunning Arizona sunsets and looking out into the spectacular starry moonlit nights and a back patio w/outside grill and chiminea for a cozy fire .

We are 55 minutes from the breathtaking and enchanting Grand Canyon.

Williams is home to the Grand Canyon Railway and its winter Polar Express which runs from about mid-November thru the first part of January. We are approximately 60 minutes from Oak Creek Canyon and Village and the colorful red rock town of Sedona. We are about 60 miles east of the intriguing Grand Canyon Caverns near Seligman, AZ And about 50 minutes from the Hopi and Navajo nations where you can purchase indian arts and crafts or visit an ancient indian village and indian ruins in nearby areas.

We are within minutes of fishing, hunting, hiking, cycling, swimming, golfing, snow skiing, sledding and exploring.

Our home is 1 block from the Kaibab National Forest where you can take scenic drives to view wildlife in their natural habitat or hike and rock climb in the wilderness area of Sycamore Canyon. We are minutes away from beautiful Bill Williams Mountain at over 9,000 ft elevation where you can sled, or snow ski on our uncrowded quaint hometown ski run.

We are located within walking distance to the historic Route 66, where you can dine in local charming restaurants, visit our hometown brewery or our wine tasting lounge or take a horse and carriage ride thru historic Williams with its old historic saloons, gift and craft shops. Williams is minutes from Bearizona, the Deer Farm and about an hour and half from the historic ghost town of Jerome, AZ.

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Property type: historic venacular style house

Meals: guests provide their own meals

Location type: forest and mountain view/ historical residential district

Theme: family, relaxing, adventure

General: living room w/sofa queen hideabed

Dining room/ dvd player

2 full baths with towels, hairdryer and basic amenities provided

3 bedrooms with linens provided

Office area w/ small library

Kitchen:

Coffee maker

Stove/oven

Blender

Dishwasher

Toaster

Dishes, utensils, pot n' pans

Refrigerator and freezer

Heating

Plenty of extra blankets and comforters

Laundry room w/ iron and board

Entertainment: Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, DVD

Games, puzzles

Books

Some toys

Outside:

Veranda front porch

Back patio, outdoor grill and chiminea with wood provided.

Suitability:

Non-smoking only

No pets

Children welcome

Events allowed

Long-term renters welcome

Attractions:

Grand canyon

Historic Williams- --Home of the Bill Williams Mountain Men

Historic route 66, Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona, Deer Farm, Grand Canyon Caverns, Oak Creek Canyon and Village, Sedona, Sycamore Canyon, Indian ruins, Snow skiing at Williams Elk Ridge ski area or Flagstaff's Snow Bowl. Star gazing at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory. Golfing at Williams Elephant Rocks golf course, Old-Timers Cowboy Rodeo and The Route 66 Classic Car event in summertime-August- Williams, AZ.

Leisure activities:

Horseback riding

Sightseeing

Scenic drives

Walking

Photography

Bird and wildlife watching

Golfing/ williams' elephant rocks golf course

Fishing at williams many nearby lakes

Canoeing

Cross-country skiing/ kaibab national forest

Snowmobiling

Star gazing

Swimming

Local services and businesses:

Grocery store

Bank/atm

Library/ access to internet

Post office

Local artisan crafts

Restaurants

Recreation area for basketball, skateboarding, tennis and indoor swimming pool

Fitness center

Local brewery and wine tasting lounge

Cyber cafe

Jeep tours

Sports and adventures: mountain biking

Hiking

Hunting big and small game

Rock climbing

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

Cycling

Spelunking and exploring

Rafting

Backpacking

More Details

Owner
Brett Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Brett Thompson

There are three generations of our family born in Williams. And our family history at the Grand Canyon dates back to the early 1900's . Our grandfather was a world champion roper and rode in wild west shows and guided hunting trips into the Grand Canyon .

We are avid outdoors people who love to hike, explore, snow ski and raft the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon.

Brett Thompson purchased this house in 2012

Why Brett Thompson chose Grand Canyon

We love and enjoy the small town atmosphere and friendly neighborhood. A great place for raising a family .

We enjoy the outdoors around Williams and surrounding areas and we are totally attached to the Grand Canyon.

What makes this house unique

What makes our home unique:

Location, location, location. Our home is strategically located for any activity or place you want to visit, yet away from the hustle and bustle. Hosting a comfortable, inviting hometown feeling where you can sit on the front porch on a lazy sunday afternoon and enjoy the stunning Arizona sunsets and in the evenings ,gaze into the awesome starry nights.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Williams, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 FULL BATHROOMS
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Scarlet Room - 1 double bed
    Route 66 - 2 single bed , Trundle bed doubles as either 1 king or two twins
    Living room Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa converts to a queen size bed
    Wild West Room - 1 large double bed
  • 3 BEDROOMS-1 FULL BED-1 QUEEN-2 TWINS CONVERT INTO KING. Living room sofa also converts into a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Upon leaving we ask that you leave home in same condition you found it . At check-out, beds may be left unmade and used towels deposited in laundry hamper in laundry room. Please alert owners immediately if upon arrival the premises appear untidy or damaged. CHECK-IN IS 4:00 PM AND CHECK- OUT ON YOUR CHECK-OUT DATE IS 11:00 AM.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Grand Canyon/ Williams/ Route 66 Historical Getaway
average rating of 4.4324327 based on 37 reviews
4

Good trip.

  • 4 of 5

Good trip

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Authentic and neat as a pin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in lots of places on our trip but without a doubt our lovely little home away from home in Williams captured our hearts. It took us to a place that spoke of the real west and everything we needed was waiting for us. The home is lovingly maintained and the pride of place can be found every where. My wife and 4 year old son truly enjoyed our stay. Our son Paul found a little bear rug that he wore with a giant smile. We had to leave early as our plans changed and we were so sad to leave. We did visit wonderful Williams and took home a cowboy hat for Paul, boots for daddy and a leather wallet for the Queen of the road. It's a great town. You can't miss if you stay here and tell them Geronimo sent you.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was beautiful. The feel there was very nice and everything was well kept.

  • 5 of 5

The whole town had a very authentic 70's feel to me, but throughout the whole neighborhood, the property stuck out. The back yard and the side of the house is very green and lush, made me want to spend most of my time outside. The house is about a 10 minute walk to the train station which is perfect, if you want to just walk through the neighborhood and take in the scenery. The train ride is just like I remember it. I was still surprised to see how many people live off the grid. I was 12 years old when I first visited the Canyon, now as our first trip to the Canyon as a family, my oldest son is now 12. He was excited the weeks building up to the trip, and he was not disappointed in the least bit. He keeps telling me, "Dad! Every time I close my eyes I can still see the Grand Canyon!" It was off peak season, so the train wasn't packed out. Everyone had plenty of leg room to stretch out, enjoy the entertainment, and take plenty of pictures. I would encourage anyone who visits to take the train. By doing so, you're not only keeping cars and pollution out of the Canyon, but you're supporting the locals, and you get to enjoy the scenery as well. This is going to be a trip that's remembered for a long time, for my family and I. Especially my son, who now has a seed planted to explore, and grow his love and appreciation for the state he was born, and is being raised in. There are people who come from all over the globe to see one of the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 wonders of the world. There were people from Poland, Australia, India, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, who came to visit while we were there. If you're from Arizona, take advantage of the beauty and history this state has to offer. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home with fireplace!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Williams, Arizona, at this comfortable home. It was very clean, had board games, a fireplace, and a small yard. We wish we could have spent more than one day here!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Sweet, nostalgic home.

  • 4 of 5

The home had lots of nice, homey touches and local decor. We had 8 people sleeping comfortably. There was a very nice renovated shower in one of the bathrooms and I really enjoyed cooking on the stove which was an older model gas. Nothing special, just reminded me of old times. Small backyard for the children to play and a front porch for reading. The books/games made the stay, some of the most unusual I've seen in a vacation rental.

A few small quirks that usually come with vacation rentals: the sofa bed matress was an older one and not all that comfy, one of the bedrooms had an old west burlesque theme that was a little awkward to explain to the children, and I couldn't find a cookie sheet or pizza pan to save my life. Nothing big.

Overall, a lovely a experience. We visited with the owner's family who lives in the area and has a family history with the Canyon industry which was fascinating. I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Christmas in Williams

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed an adventurous SNOWY visit to Williams for Christmas to ride the train and visit the Grand Canyon.

The house was in a great location, walkable to the train if not for the foot of snow.

The house was cozy...took a bit to get the heat working right but once we did all set. The kitchen and bathrooms were well outfitted and everything was nice and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Williams Airport-10 minutes /Flagstaff Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Elephant Rocks - Williams
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Williams Elk Ridge ski area
Car: not necessary

Our historic home is located off of the historic Route 66 in Williams, AZ, home of the famous Bill Williams Mountain Men and the Grand Canyon Railway, which also runs the Polar Express from November thru first week in January. Other attractions nearby are Bearizona, The Deer Farm, Grand Canyon Caverns, Oak Creek Canyon and Village, Sedona, Sycamore Canyon, Indian ruins, snow skiing at Williams Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation Area or Flagstaff's Snow Bowl , star gazing at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory. Williams hosts The Oldtimers Cowboy Rodeo and Rte 66 classic car events in the summertime months. And of course, we are a short 55 minute drive from a wonder of the world- the spectacular Grand Canyon.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Williams, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$241
A$1,405
A$3,746
 

Additional information about rental rates

NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING A$107.02
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Tax Rate 11.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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