Destination guide

Prescott has it all: Nature, culture, and entertainment

See the best of Arizona by staying in Prescott vacation rentals. If you’re seeking an unforgettable outdoor adventure, Prescott has you covered with a variety of natural landmarks—Granite Dells, Willow Lake, and Watson Lake feature many hiking trails that will keep you busy your whole trip. For history buffs, Prescott also has a fascinating past which can be explored at the Sharlot Hall Museum. If you’re in the mood to gamble, you can stop by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation to try your luck at Bucky’s Casino or Yavapai Casino.

Things to do

Explore Prescott history on the American frontier

As part of the historic American frontier, Prescott has a lot of stories to tell. You can learn more about the city at the Sharlot Hall Museum, Smoky Museum, and Phippen Museum, which showcase a variety of territorial, Native American, and fine art exhibits. One of several fascinating Prescott attractions, the Highlands Center for Natural History is a science-based non-profit organization that educates visitors on the natural marvels of Arizona’s Central Highlands. While you’re there, check out the James Family Discovery Gardens to learn more about the area’s unique flora.


Savor the outdoors with Prescott activities

Number 1 on your list of things to do in Prescott should be hiking the many trail systems in the area, the most popular of which is the Peavine National Recreational Trail. In the summer, there’s no shortage of places to cast your fishing line, enjoy a nice picnic, or anchor your boat for some water fun. Look into booking Prescott vacation rentals near Lynx Lake, a 55-acre lake surrounded by Ponderosa pines. Golfing is also a popular activity in the area, and you’ll have the choice of 4 golf courses within the city limits.


Enjoy Prescott weather with 4 distinct seasons

For the most promising Prescott weather forecast, try hitting the city in the late spring or early fall, when highs should be right in the mid-70s. Generally, late May and early October are ideal. The forecast will usually offer clear skies during this part of the year as well, which is great if you want to spend time outdoors. You can even book Prescott vacation rentals in the winter, as the city only gets 12 inches of snowfall on average—far less than the U.S. standard of 26 inches.

Natural features

Observe rocky vistas and rare wildlife in Prescott

Prescott sits in the middle of the Bradshaw Mountains, meaning it has a lot of natural rocky outcroppings that you won’t see elsewhere in the country. Discover a variety of wild animals native to the area on the Prescott nature trails, including the Gila monster, bald eagle, and the Arizona cliffrose. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a herd of pronghorn roaming in Prescott Valley to the northeast of town. To the southwest of the city is the Prescott National Forest, which covers over 1.25 million acres of land. Search for Prescott vacation rentals near here for a peaceful and secluded experience.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Prescott

Fly into Prescott, AZ (PRC-Prescott Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Cottonwood, AZ (CTW), which is 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Prescott?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 340 vacation rentals near Prescott. From 105 Cabins to 167 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Prescott for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Prescott?

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 Prescott:

  • Mountain Club: 56 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 94 vacation rentals
  • Hidden Valley Ranch: 44 vacation rentals
  • Timber Ridge: 17 vacation rentals
  • Forest Trails: 15 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 Prescott?

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

  • Prescott Historic Downtown: 331 vacation rentals
  • Whiskey Row: 331 vacation rentals
  • Prescott College: 331 vacation rentals
  • Antelope Hills Golf Course: 332 vacation rentals
  • Yavapai College: 332 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Prescott 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 Cabins in Prescott?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 105 Cabins in Prescott. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Prescott include:

  • Houses: 167 rentals available
  • Cottages: 105 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 29 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 Prescott?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Prescott. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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