Chino Valley, AZ, USA

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Chino Valley, AZ, USA

Chino Valley vacation rentals

Chill out in Chino Valley

Just a short ride north out of characterful Prescott, the spacious town of Chino Valley spreads wide into its own little corner of the Woodchute Wilderness. Chino Valley vacation rentals tend to be geared towards the family troop, with enough bedrooms for everyone, large gardens, BBQs, and a quiet spot in the suburban reaches of the Arizonan landscape. From here, you can go south to see the timber-faced cowboy honkytonks and saloons of Whisky Row in Prescott itself. Or, you can go north, to hike the forests and ski the pistes about Elk Ridge.

A vacation divided in Chino Valley

Chino Valley can be whatever sort of Arizonan vacation you want. You could take things easy and kick-back in your Chino Valley vacation rentals, barbequing the evenings away with the whole clan. Or, you could strap on the hiking boots and make for the recreation trails that delve into the dusty peaks of the national forests. You could crack out the fishing rods for the pontoons of Goldwater Lake. You could don the skis for the snow-powdered pistes of Elk Ridge – only by winter. You could hit the historic district of nearby Prescott for western music and whiskey shots.

Chino Valley's saloons and soaring mountains

Lively Prescott and its hip crowd of whiskey swiggers is the attraction on Chino Valley's doorstep. You can get there in less than 25 minutes from most all Chino Valley vacation rentals, to hit the cowboy saloons of Whiskey Row and tour the eye-opening, immersive exhibits of the Sharlot Hall Museum – think Native American culture and early pioneer stories. In the other direction, the main attraction is the vast Prescott National Forest and the vaster Coconino National Forest – a playground of peaks and canyons, where the Arizona Snowbowl and Elk Ridge beckon in the winter.

From festive to fiery in Chino Valley

Chino Valley experiences more of a 4-season change than the desert cities in the Sonoran around Phoenix to the south. That makes it a great destination to get a taste of real winter in Arizona. Starting in December, the snows usher in a festive cheer to Prescott, while the chairlifts of Elk Ridge and beyond swing into action. The spring, summer, and fall also have their own delights, although the months between May and August are particularly popular with hikers and adventurers looking to delve into the Prescott National Forest and the canyons elsewhere.

Chino Valley is beautifully rugged

Chino Valley is actually close to the geographical heart of Arizona State. It's a great place to be if you're after rugged Wild West type vistas on the doorstep. Just take the Prescott National Forest, which unfurls on one side of town. It's roamed by elk and mountain lions, has rare pine trees and even bald eagles circling overhead. To the east is the colossal Coconino National Forest. That's got the wonderful San Francisco Peaks within, and the wide Oak Creek Canyon – an alternative to the Grand Canyon if you can't make it north.