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Brett Thompson

Member since: 2013
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Grand Canyon/ Williams/ Route 66 Historical Getaway

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house


Photos and Description of this Williams holiday house

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.


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


Coffee maker





Dishes, utensils, pot n' pans

Refrigerator and freezer


Plenty of extra blankets and comforters

Laundry room w/ iron and board

Entertainment: Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, DVD

Games, puzzles


Some toys


Veranda front porch

Back patio, outdoor grill and chiminea with wood provided.


Non-smoking only

No pets

Children welcome

Wheelchair accessible /ask owner

Events allowed

Long-term renters welcome


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


Scenic drives



Bird and wildlife watching

Golfing/ williams' elephant rocks golf course

Fishing at williams many nearby lakes


Cross-country skiing/ kaibab national forest


Star gazing


Local services and businesses:

Grocery store


Library/ access to internet

Post office

Local artisan crafts


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


Hunting big and small game

Rock climbing

Downhill skiing and snowboarding


Spelunking and exploring



More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Brett Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

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.


based on 28 traveller reviews

Grand Canyon/ Williams/ Route 66 Historical Getaway
average rating of 4.428571 based on 28 reviews

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. It was very clean and loved the historic feel. Great location too!! We would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, clean, spacious, accommodating.

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, step back in time

  • 3 of 5

Williams is a fun town with a lot of character. The house is a little farther from the action than I thought but was not too far to walk to dinner and shops. The house was very clean. It is old and not comfortable. The furniture in the front room is not comfortable for sitting after a long day out exploring. The bathrooms don't have countertops, that sort of thing. It was a cool house, felt like my grandmothers when i was a kid. The rate is economical and the house is very clean, but just lacks the modern comforts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback Jimmy. The home is located in the town of Williams and I always let my guests know that it is approximately an hour from the GrandCanyon. The home is an older home but the sofa is new. I would like to know what other pieces you found to be uncomfortable so I could correct this for future guests. The home was remodeled but we did keep the original bathroom fixtures and that helped keep the retro feel. I know some people like new things and to get rid of the old stuff but they worked fine so we thought it matched the decor of the house and kept the bathroom fixtures. I do want my guests to be comfortable so the house is very clean and we always try to please. My contact information is always available to my guests so feel free to call if there are any issues. Thank you for the feedback.
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Very Comfortable and would definitely stay again. Nice and quite location. highly recommend.

  • 4 of 5

House was good for our needs. It was clean and very functional. Kitchen was well stacked with all essentials. The bathrooms were clean. The shared bathroom door lock was not working which was a bit inconvenient. Overall, I would recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved how close this home is to the downtown area. Lots of wonderful restaurants and stores to explore! Very close to Bearizona which we thoroughly enjoyed. A great halfway point between the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

The house was clean and functional. There was a laundry machine and dryer, a cooler for our use and very nice "touches" that made us feel very welcome. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williams, AZ family gathering

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay. Lots of room with 3 BR and 2 baths. A quaint old home but nicely updated and furnished. Convenient to downtown strip on historic Route 66.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Williams, Arizona

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Williams, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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.