The Tavern Hotel

Phoenix Magazine

A huge thank you to Laurie Davies for the wonderful article in PHOENIX magazine's latest issue "52 Weekend Adventures"! We were featured as Cottonwood's best sleepover! Glad you had a great stay with us Laurie!

Welcome to The Tavern Hotel – Euro Style with ten exquisite guestrooms and a lovely 2 bedroom cottage nestled in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood's dining, shopping and entertainment district in the heart of the Verde Valley, Arizona, this boutique hotel has only deluxe accommodations. Chic elegance merges with historic character to create an unforgettable travel experience. You are greeted with a complimentary cocktail upon check in - our Front Desk is located next door at the bar inside The Tavern Grille.

Stroll Main Street to shop, dine, visit Wine Tasting Rooms, and wake up to enjoy complimentary Continental Breakfast across the street in a local café. You can even take an early morning walk along the Verde River on the Jail Trail that starts just down the street.

The Tavern Hotel is located two hours north of Phoenix and just minutes from the beautiful red rock formations of Sedona to the east and Jerome to the west. The hotel was originally built in 1925 as a grocery store, renovations to the hotel were completed in 2011 with the goal of exceeding all travelers' expectations. Book your stay today and enjoy a hotel with a distinctive historic flair and a modern personality!

Sip & Stay Wine Package

Winery tours

Sip & Stay Wine Package – includes Welcome Drinks at the Tavern Grille, a Complimentary Wine Taste at Pillsbury Wine Company, Burning Tree Cellars & Fire Mountain Wines in Old Town Cottonwood, Continental Breakfast at the Red Rooster or Crema Cafe, $50 Gift Card for dinner at Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab Restaurant across the street from the hotel.
$199 plus tax single or double occupancy

The 2 Night Sip & Stay Wine Package

Includes everything of the Sip & Stay package but get the second night at $100!
$299 plus tax single or double occupancy
Just select the "Sip & Stay - 2 night" option on the online reservation page.

Date Night in Old Town

Date night

Date Night in Old Town – a bottle of chilled Champagne, a dozen red roses, and a luscious box of chocolates will be delivered to your luxury guestroom. Includes Welcome Drinks at the Tavern Grille, a $50 Gift Card for dinner at Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab Restaurant across the street from the hotel, and Continental Breakfast at the Red Rooster or Crema Cafe.
$299 plus tax

Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

The Verde Valley's popular destination, the Verde Canyon Railroad (VCRR) offers the natural splendor of Verde Canyon, identified as a state treasure by Arizona’s governor in 2005. The train is the perfect venue from which to discover its history and see the Canyon, whose intrinsic beauty is eternal through all seasons. Mountains of slag from a bygone mining era welcome passengers as they bid farewell to Clarkdale and launch into the inner sanctum of the Canyon. Ancient Sinagua Indian dwellings carved into the landscape and remnants of early pioneers have left their indelible mark along the route. Astonishing views of a wild and alive frontier are still visible around every bend as the train winds its way northward on tracks once intended for a copper industry that is now just a recollection.

We are offering a package that includes a night's stay in a deluxe king room, all the standard amenities plus 2 first-class tickets on the Verde Canyon Railroad for $299. That's a savings of almost $80 over individual purchase. Or for a larger group, you can book the cottage and get 4 first-class tickets for $499.

Verde Canyon Railroad website

Please call our reservationist directly at 928 639-1669 to book a package designed specifically for you during your stay with us at The Tavern Hotel.

The Tavern Grille

Looking for a fun, friendly, upscale neighborhood tavern that appeals to any and all taste buds? The Tavern Grille, located in the Verde Valley, Arizona, is just the spot!

The Tavern Grille opened in December of 2005 in the old Rialto Theatre located right in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood.  At The Tavern Grille, we pride ourselves in our great service, generous portions, quality dishes, and reasonable prices.  From our 14 high definition plasma TVs, full bar, cozy booths inside and terrific patio outside, The Tavern Grille is perfect for any occasion.

Happy Hour Specials

Join us for Happy Hour between 3-6pm! We're open daily from 11am to 9pm. The Tavern is a non-smoking restaurant and does not accept reservations, but we do recommend parties of 5 or more call ahead so that we can seat you quickly when you arrive.

Background Story:

Originally built in 1923 as the Rialto Theater, it was the longest running single-screen theater in the United States until December 1998, when a fire completely gutted the building. Reopened in December of 2005 as The Tavern Grille, guests may now view the charred concrete walls that frame the dining room today. After the success of The Tavern Grille, the building next door was acquired.