You Can Stay In An Arizona VRBO That Used To Be Part Of A Dairy Farm

Looking for a quick escape? Discover what Northern Arizona has to offer and stay at a 100-year-old refurbished dairy building called the Verde Dairy Cottage. Nestled along the Verde River, the cottage is available for $306 a night. Previously, the building used to supply and deliver all dairy products to the Verde Valley. Located within an hour of Flagstaff, two and half hours from the Grand Canyon, and only 15 minutes from Jerome and Sedona, this Vrbo is ideally situated, allowing you to see everything nearby and then some.

In the heart of wine country, Cottonwood, Arizona, was first settled in the mid-1800s and was famous for its cottonwood trees that were used to make various items, including paper (via Tantrum). Beautiful and rich with history and character, the town is home to several historical buildings to view and explore, each within walking distance of the cottage. You can see just how lovely the spot is by the five stars and 16 reviews included on the Vrbo listing. Reviewers say, "Exceeded my expectations!" and "The cottage had everything we needed! Would definitely come back to Cottonwood to stay again — we had a fantastic time!"

Amenities to get excited for

The Verde Dairy Cottage, which features one bathroom and two bedrooms, can sleep up to six guests and is accessible via a private driveway and entrance (via Vrbo). If you have young children, don't forget to ask about the available pack-and-play!

Additionally, the large kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to make your favorite meals, including a(n) oven, blender, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and utensils. There's even a grill if you're hankering for some BBQ, and the deck and patio are equipped with furniture so you and your guests can cook and enjoy the weather. There's even a tree swing for kids and adults to sit and enjoy the carefully cared-for lawn and garden. Finally, the bathroom has a shower, bathtub, and sound system, allowing you to enjoy music, a podcast, or a book while taking a long, hot shower.

Not only that, but the hosts provide indoor and outdoor games, and there's access to the river directly from the property. Did you forget towels? Don't worry; they have plenty of beach towels available. There's even a washer and dryer to clean and dry clothes and towels so they're ready for the next adventure. After a long day of activities, cozy up with one of the many available books, or watch a movie on Netflix on the big-screen TV. Finally, the fireplace is perfect for adding ambiance, and you can use the sound system to set the mood.

Activities close by to enjoy

Although the cottage offers a lot of fun and excitement, there are also plenty of things to do around Cottonwood and nearby cities. In fact, you won't want to miss out on swimming and fishing in the Verde River, mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, and horseback riding on the endless trails. Some of the best escapes, according to All Trails, are North Mingus Loop Trail and Yeager Canyon Loop Trail.

If those activities aren't your style, there are also a lot of birding opportunities. Visit Dead Horse Ranch State Park, which Vacation Idea says is home to endangered and threatened species of birds. Or, head to the Verde Valley Wine Trail, which includes 20 cellars, vineyards, tasting rooms, and wineries. Even Old Town in Cottonwood has six tasting rooms. And if you're ready for a bit of shopping, there are a lot of fantastic antique shops around, like Larry's Antiques and Things on Main Street.