Sycamore Springs Guest House

This is a special place tucked away at the end of the road; a historic cattle  ranch between Sedona and Cottonwood accommodating adults only and children over 15. You don't get to work cattle or ride horses, but you get to experience the original ambience of this working  cattle ranch plus the beauty of the grounds, the gardens and the pastures along lower Oak Creek. 

Vineyards and wine tasting are close by.  It is truly a destination place; peaceful and private.

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Latitude: 34.73182 Longitude: -111.917149 Elevation: 3323 ft
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Shirley Millar

Lodging Style and Amenities

Three vacation rental units accommodating  8 guests at one time: 2 each in Merritt and Girdner suites and 4 in the Ranch House suite. Each suite is comfortably furnished with excellent beds and complete kitchens and full baths. A hot tub that seats 6 sits above one of the ponds is covered by a tin roof and barn wood walls decorated with old farm implements from the 1930's. Porch swings, rocking lawn chairs and a stand alone Arizona room with fireplace offer a variety of private seating on the grounds. An open ramada with dining table and chairs and fireplace offer an alternative to dining in suite. Something is always blooming in the gardens. The entire atmosphere is restful and restorative.

Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Season Open

All year round

Ranch Activities Available

No ranching activities available, but there are so many photo opportunities on the grounds and many activities all over the Verde Valley. This location is centrally located to all local attractions. The farthest drive from here is to the Grand Canyon 2 1/2 hrs.

Rate Range

From $185- $315 per night

Driving Directions

From the Airport, take I-17 north toward Flagstaff.
Approx. 85 mi North, take HWY 260 West to Cottonwood (about 15 miles).
to 89A N (LEFT turn LANE). Go 2 1/2 - 3  miles to the third signal which is the junction with Cornville Rd. Go through that light and travel 3.4 Miles toward Sedona on 89A to: Oak Creek Valley Rd : turn RIGHT 

Go 1 ½ miles to fork. Look for a large stucco sign that says Oak Creek Valley.
Bear right at that sign on Merritt Ranch Rd. and go 1 + 1/2 miles till you see
the Sycamore Springs Sign.

Eco-Friendly Notes

We do not use poisons in our pastures or grounds as we have a large population of local wildlife, we sell grass-fed beef, and Oak Creek runs through the property in two places.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Cattle Ranch

ADA Accessibility Notes

Inquire about special needs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Cannot accommodate pets as there are already pets on the property.


I have stayed at Sycamore Springs with my wife on our anniversary. It was an absolutely splendid time. The rooms were very clean and comfy. The water features and lush plant-life were a soft compliment to our romantic get away. This is in my top five all time places to stay!

Ben Russel, 5/12/2015

When it come to a place representative of an area there isn't one better I can think of. With a 1/2 mile of Oak Creek frontage with sections still completely natural with mature stands of cottonwoods, beautiful pastureland it is a nature lovers delight. The best part is that every time we stay here it feels as if you have it all to yourself. Steve & Shirley have rooms and property set up with serenity in mind, and the pictures don't do justice to how well the have done their job. Lets just put it this way- my wife insisted we spend our 25th anniversary here over more exotic locales and we couldn't imagine having spent it anywhere else. ps: the fishing isn't bad either.

M. Bloom, 5/12/2015

What fun to see Sycamore Springs Guest Houses featured in this listing. A favorite and regular getaway destination for me. A weight lifts from my shoulders the moment I step out of the car, onto the gorgeous, peaceful, and pampering grounds. And there's a private spa cabin. Lots of beautiful nooks for pondering, contemplation, and creating.

Mona Hodgson, 5/12/2015

My wife and I have been to Sycamore Springs several time and plan to return. We love the accommodations, the close proximity to great activities, and yet, that peaceful feeling you need at the end of the day.

Neil & Rosie Manzenberger, 5/13/2015

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