Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Chino Valley

The nearest airport is in Prescott, AZ (PRC-Prescott Municipal), located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Cottonwood, AZ (CTW), which is 23.7 mi (38.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Chino Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 320 vacation rentals near Chino Valley. From 161 Houses to 28 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chino Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chino Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chino Valley:

  • Mountain Club: 56 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 95 vacation rentals
  • Prescott Valley Units: 16 vacation rentals
  • Hidden Valley Ranch: 44 vacation rentals
  • Timber Ridge: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chino Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chino Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Granite Creek Vineyards: 301 vacation rentals
  • Prescott Historic Downtown: 333 vacation rentals
  • Whiskey Row: 333 vacation rentals
  • Prescott College: 333 vacation rentals
  • Antelope Hills Golf Course: 334 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chino Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chino Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 161 Houses in Chino Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chino Valley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Cabins: 95 rentals available
  • Cottages: 95 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chino Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Chino Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.