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Monday, March 26, 2012

Another hit!!

Hubby says I always come up with something good for our little jaunts and this one was superb!

So where did we go? 


Cottonwood, Arizona. But we went to some of the vineyards along the way. Have to look close to see the vines in the distance.
Can you believe any grapes would grow here?









We stopped at the first one.....Page Springs Cellars........ My suggestion??? pass on by and go to the next one....Oak Creek Vineyards. They grow their own grapes and offered a cheese tray and 8 tastings of wine (four each).

The wines  were good and the little cheese tray....
was excellent! What fun...........little bread rounds, almonds, green olives, dried pineapple and cheese's (sorry, I took the picture after we had eaten over half of it).

We decided we best not hit the next winery (too much wine) and headed on into old town Cottonwood where we had reservations at the historic Cottonwood Hotel.


John Wayne romanced Gail Russell here during their 1946 filming of "Angel & the Badman"


so of course I choose the John Wayne suite....lots of pictures to share.

 Writing desk


 The mirror above the bed.....



 Not very large but so nicely decorated....

 With long stem roses tucked here and there.

 The cutest little bathroom ever...



 Claw tub


 ps....the Duke don't lie.



The front of the hotel

a view from the balcony


We walked across the street and had dinner here.

I had checked it all out online and it did not disappoint!! The bar is beautiful...
 Came out the Biltmore from  here in Phoenix
I think they should have kept it.......

We sat at the end of the bar



and what a surprise to be able to see directly into the kitchen from here.......


Quite a behind the scene treat and were they ever efficient....
video


They advertised King Crab Legs and I was in heaven!! They were huge and delicious.....few places here in the valley offer them anymore so didn't figure they would be very good but they must have some special inside contact.

Well, I am sure we will be going back ....four more wine tasting places right in town and five more suties to check out at the hotel and close to home to boot.












12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a quaint little hotel! my sis would love the john wayne suite! and i'd love the crab legs! :) and wine!

Linda Chapman said...

WHAT a lovely place to visit!! And how very thoughtful to take us along with you!!! Can't wait to see where 'we'get to go next.....

Michelle said...

I would LOVE to stay in that hotel! How historic and romantic! Also, I love a good wine tasting. Such fun.

Nancy said...

You find the greatest places to visit and to stay!

Mevely317 said...

I've only been to Cottonwood once ... but we were sooo drawn to its charm. Seeing this, I definitely want to make plans to recreate your adventure! :)

Granny Annie said...

John Wayne, huge king crap legs, that beautiful bar, I would have loved it all. Don't know about the mirror above the bed. I think I would have feared it would fall on us. You just keep having the "mostest fun".

Chatty Crone said...

I have never been there - but I love John Wayne! sandie

Joycee said...

Loved the John Wayne Suite! A mirror placed in such an odd place... You dinner sounded delish and I loved the "Maestro" in the kitchen directing service!

JeanMac said...

What a find - I love visiting places nearby.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Wonderful post...thanks for sharing all the info and pictures...Ii hope to check it out in person now

Flora said...

Another place to visit... girl I need to get a book to writer all the places you visit in... I still have Winslow...in my to do list thanks to your blog...now another one to add....we are heading home...so it will have to wait until the fall... it was too cold to go up to Winslow this time around....

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, it looks like you had so much fun!! You do know how to pick 'em!