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.
- Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms
- Cafes and Restaurants
- Antique Stores
- Boutique Hotels
- Shops and Boutiques
- Historic Tours
- Nature Trails and the Verde River
- Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts
- 2nd Saturday Art Walk each month
"This is Cottonwood" - Video
The 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...
Second Saturday Art Walk - September 14, 6 - 9pm
541 N. Main St.
Our story is simple. In 1979, Gayle Harte started Gayle's Chocolates with a clear and simple goal; make the best tasting chocolates possible and make them with creativity and imagination.
Gayle's intent has always been to recreate the magical taste of chocolates that she remembered as a child. Chocolates that were made in small batches daily with natural ingredients at neighborhood chocolate stores. There is a trend today called artisanal chocolates, but Gayle was making artisanal chocolates before it was even a trend.
Gayle's philosophy has not changed over the years. All the recipes are the same as they were in 1979. As Gayle has said, "Everything is still made and packaged by hand. The only thing that has changed since 1979 is that now I have 25 pairs of hands helping me."
Monday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday - CLOSED
Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!
Great article in the Arizona Republic
Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, wrote 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."
Articles about Old Town
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The Old Town Association is proud to partner with the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce.