Grand Canyon, Route 66 and more
Williams, Az is the perfect jumping off point to experience all that northern Arizona has to offer. From the Grand Canyon's awe inspiring vistas, the vintage feel of Route 66 or an up close and personal visit with black bears, your time at the Sheridan House Inn bed and breakfast is sure to be relaxing and as action packed as you want to make it.
Just one hour from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Sheridan House is the perfect place to base all of your adventures to Grand canyon National Park. The park isn't just for dyed in the wool hikers and rafters. It offers moderate strolls along the rim, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and fantastic museums and exhibits. Kolb Studio, built by the Kolb brothers, literally hangs off the rim and offers Canyon inspired art exhibits. Mather Point, an easy five minute walk from your car, offers spectacular views. For those looking for a heartier experience, a hike down to Phantom Ranch on the Bright Angel Trail might be what you're looking for. And, don't forget the famous Grand Canyon mules. Hitch a ride on a mule train along the rim or into the Canyon. Visit www.nps.gov/grca for more information.
Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey to the South Rim in 1901 and still offers a relaxing scenic trip to Grand Canyon. The train travels to Grand Canyon National Park every day from the Williams depot along the same rail line established at the turn of the century. Select from one of four carefully restored vintage classes of service. Journey to Grand Canyon National Park aboard Grand Canyon Railway and take a trip not only to America's most recognized spectacle, but a trip back in time.
Ride all the way to the Grand Canyon behind Engine #4960, a vintage steam engine now powered by vegetable oil, on June 2, Kick-Off to Summer, July 4, Independence Day and Sept. 15, GCR Anniversary.
Bearizona drive through wildlife park
Just minutes from the Sheridan House Inn, Bearizona is the best way to get up close and personal with animals most people only see on television or in the movies. Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs. Find out more at www.bearizona.com.
Williams, Arizona and Route 66
Route 66. The Mother Road. One of the original U.S. highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles. Williams Main Street is one the best preserved stretches of the Mother Road in America. Take a walk down Main Street and you’ll find vintage neon on buildings that are preserved to their original character, lots of fun shops with Route 66 merchandise, restaurants that have the character of the Route 66 heyday of the 50’s, coffee shops, internet cafes, and fine dining.
The Cataract Creek Gang, a band of cowboys and their saloon girl companions, wander the streets of downtown Wiliams during the summer months with gunfights breaking out nightly in the middle of Route 66 April through October.
Williams offers activities year round with rodeos, car shows, barbecue contests, motorcyle rallies and the Christmas season Polar Express.
See the Grand Canyon from the air!
Looking for a unique vantage point to take in the Canyon? How about from the air! Since 1965 Papillon Helicopters has been the world's oldest and largest sightseeing company flying an estimated 600,000 passengers a year on its daily tours to the Grand Canyon.
We took a ride in one of their helicopters specifically designed for sightseeing and have to say we were "wowed!"
Let us know you're interested and we'll take care of booking your aerial adventure.