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Contra Weekend in Cottonwood AZ Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017
Cottonwood offers rooms to fit anyone's budget. "Mom & pop motels," national chains, bed & breakfasts and even a state park are in town.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood is an excellent camping option; the park has sites for tents and trailers, with or without electric hook ups, hot showers and opportunities for other activities in this beautiful riparian setting. Dancers can book adjacent sites, share campsites etc.
Lodging can also be found in Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde.
Hotels and motels in Cottonwood are expected to fill up quickly. There is at least one other event in Cottonwood the same weekend as the Crystal Vortex .
COTTONWOOD The Quality Inn, just up the hill from the Cottonwood dance hall, will hold a number of rooms at a discount ($94.67 for 2) under the name of Crystal Vortex until three weeks before the event. After that, they put them back up for sale at the regular price at no charge to the organizer. Dancers would have to book by phone to get the special rate. 928-634-4207.
JEROME If you're looking for someplace unique & unforgetable, head 15 minutes up the switchbacks to Jerome for unforgetable views in the liveliest ghost town in Arizona. Upscale bed & breakfasts and the historic Grand Hotel are wedged between ruins, kitchy shops and haunted gourmet kitchens. Links: Jerome Chamber Grand Hotel
SEDONA & CAMP VERDE Sedona's timeshares and resorts are about 30 miles across the valley in the redrocks. Camp Verde is about 20 miles back at the freeway exit and has several chain motel offerings. Links: Sedona Chamber Camp Verde Chamber
Verde Valley Inn
CRYSTAL VORTEX CONTRA VAMP