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Governor's Tourism Award in 2012
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Old Town Cottonwood

Located in the "Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country". An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drive. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

Street Scene

  • 4 Wine Tasting Rooms
  • 13 Cafes and Restaurants
  • 9 Antique Stores
  • 5 Galleries
  • 3 Hotels
  • Shops and Boutiques
  • Historic Tours
  • Nature Trails and the Verde River
  • Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts

Old Town Aerial - (C) Susie Beach
Aerial view of Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Featured Business -
Wild Rose Tea House

Featured Busines
Featured Busines

The shop is in the historic jailhouse in Old Town Cottonwood. The jail itself has been in an Elvis Presley movie "Stay Away Joe," and the TV series "Dragnet" filmed part of an episode (season 1, episode 7) in it also. It has even been suggested that  Al Capone has etched his name on our outer jail wall while visiting a prisoner (that one is harder to prove!)

The city owns the building and kindly leases it to me, allowing me to put a garden in behind the building that seats 20 with shade from large cottonwood trees, about 25 different roses, strawberries, mint, lavender, honeysuckle, jasmine, and lots of other flowers and plants.

The building is right on Main Street so we have a couple of tables out front for people watching, along with a couple of giant prickly pear cacti and a very messy mulberry tree that the birds really, really love.

Inside, we have a back sitting room that stays cool and seats 10 comfortably. The main room showcases our loose leaf teas, of which we have over 80 choices, all of which we make fresh upon ordering hot or iced, as well as selling in bulk form. We also make fresh squeezed lemonade that will have you at home, wishing you'd bought a to go cup with you! Our French press coffee is roasted in Utah by a Veteran owned company, Lock N Load Java. They have won numerous awards and accolades and have a strong following from our nations troops. They constantly send coffee to the troops as well as $1 of each order goes to a well researched military charity.

Our cupcakes have become a big hit. We're told by our customers that they come as far away as Phoenix, Sedona, Prescott, we even have a family that comes from New Jersey! Our customers are very kind to us and we truly appreciate them.

Customers appreciate good, quality products that are made with integrity and love. You can just plain taste the difference. To our customers that's our tea, lemonade, coffee, and cupcakes!!!

Wild Rose of Historic Old Town
1101 N Main St.,
Old Town Cottonwood,  AZ 86326
928 649-0056


Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!

Great food

Great article in the Arizona Republic

Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, has written an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.

"Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well."
[Read the whole article here]

More Fun Things To Do

"This is Cottonwood" - Video

The recent AZ Culture event held in Old Town resulted in this promotional video for Cottonwood. Take a look and see local businesses featured along with the other points of interest in the area.

This four and a half minute video can be shared on YouTube with your friends...

Watch the video

Coming Events

Friday-Saturday, September 5-6, 2014:

Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2014:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, 2014

Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach
Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Walkin on Main

Some art at Walkin' On Main

TVR - (C) Susie Beach
Thunder Valley Rally Cycles - (C) Susie Beach