|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
Veranda front porch
Back patio, outdoor grill and chiminea with wood provided.
Long-term renters welcome
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.
Bird and wildlife watching
Golfing/ williams' elephant rocks golf course
Fishing at williams many nearby lakes
Cross-country skiing/ kaibab national forest
Local services and businesses:
Library/ access to internet
Local artisan crafts
Recreation area for basketball, skateboarding, tennis and indoor swimming pool
Local brewery and wine tasting lounge
Sports and adventures: mountain biking
Hunting big and small game
Downhill skiing and snowboarding
Spelunking and exploring
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
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 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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
Very nice home and well stocked with essentials. No problems with property and good owner customer service. If your are visiting the Grand Canyon, this is a great place to stay.
This was our first experience with VRBO and it was an excellent way to go! Our group included 3 adults and 3 children. We were able to make arrangements to arrive late in the evening and when we arrived every thing was ready for us and we moved in with ease. The home was full of historic artifacts that made it extra interesting. It was very clean and it had all the accessories and appliances that we had expected including a cooler and washer and dryer. The management was available and extremely helpful above and beyond when we developed car trouble the first morning. They got us to the best mechanic in town, took us to Flagstaff to secure a temporary rental car and saved our vacation. The town of Williams is full of wonderfully warm people, located on Route 66 and historically known as the last town by-passed by the inter-state. Great rental, great town, great experience!!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$334.45|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.