Verde Valley Wine Tour
April 23rd, 2016
Pines Motel res 928-634-9975
The Front Country Fly-in to the Verde Valley is coming up soon!
Due to schedule changes a few rooms have become available again at The Pines Motel, but will only be held for the Arizona Pilots Association until March 23rd. Call 928-634-9975 now to reserve your room!
This promises to be a great introduction to one of Arizona’s wine producing areas, home to twelve wineries, many of which are multiple medal winners.
Everyone knows of the beautiful red cliffs of Sedona, but did you know about the Verde Valley Railroad, the Wild Animal Park with zip lines, kayaking on the “Water to Wine” tours, horseback riding through vineyards, hot air balloons….on and on?
Cottonwood Airport (P52) Please arrive and be ready for the shuttle by 10:30 a.m.
There are no landing or tie-down fees (for up to 10 days)
Please use the BLUE transient parking on the north side
10:30 a.m. Shuttle Airport to Pines Motel
Reservations The Pines Motel 928-634-9975
Please call “Martha” in reservations and refer to the Arizona Pilots Association reserved rooms: Rooms are $99.99 and $109.99 (mini-suite)
11:00 a.m. Wine Tour Shuttle pickup at the Pines Motel for wine tour
The tour is 3 hours long and the price will include a cheese tray, lunch, a tasting glass …. Shuttle back to the Pines Motel. *Cost is relative to the number of attendees but will be +/- $100/person
5:30 p.m. Dinner Show A western style dinner and show at The Blazin’ M Ranch
Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shuttle back to The Pines Motel
*Cost is relative to the number of attendees but will be +/- $39.95/person (65+ discount: $34.95/person)
10:30 a.m. Shuttle Sunday morning return to Cottonwood Airport
The Verde Valley is famous for the beautiful red cliffs of Sedona, the ghost towns of Jerome, Clarkdale… amongst so much more. There is the Out of Africa Wildlife Park, ancient ruin tours through Tuzigoot National Monument Park, Montezuma’s Castle, Red Rock Balloons, Pink Jeep Tours of the Grand Canyon… on and on and on and on. But wait, there’s more! The Verde Valley is one of the three wine producing areas in Arizona, and home to twelve outstanding vineyards. Here you can kayak on the “Water to Wine” tour, even horseback ride through vineyards for a tasting.
Then there’s Cottonwood: There are so many activities that the list would require the whole newsletter. Begin with great restaurants, artisans galleries, the Dead Horse Ranch State Park (where over 100 species of birds reside), and end with the Verde Canyon Railroad … It is also home to many of the Arizona gold medal winning wineries, distilleries, and brew pubs. For a brief introduction to the spectacular area, join us for a fly-in to Cottonwood Airport on Saturday, April 23rd (where there are no tie-down fees). We’ve arranged for a shuttle service to the Pines Motel, where our winery tour begins. After our tour, which includes lunch, grab your cowboy boots and hat for we are off to The Blazin’ M Ranch for a chuck wagon dinner and show. Shuttle service will be provided back to the Pines Motel for an overnight stay, and then back to the airport Sunday morning.
Martha in reservations has a block of rooms at the Pines Motel set aside for us, but it is already down to NINE and she can only “hold” these last rooms in the hotel until March 23rd. So give her a call at: (928) 634-9975. Check out their website www.azpinesmotel.com and see all the packages they have available. You just might want to stay longer!